Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Ali partied like a rock star...And even the bodyguard let loose...
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I also bought Futuregirl's Octopus Stuffie pattern for a mere $5. I've had this great octopus dancing around my brain since I saw this post about the Octophrost. Sarah at A Small Fox in a Big World reminded me of how much I love this octopus with her Pandapus. Thanks Bitter Betty for the heads up! I can't wait to make my own, which I can tonight if I want, because the pattern came to my email just now in PDF!
And have you seen that Amy Butler fabrics are on sale at Reprodepot ? Oh dear... And don't forget to check out Sulu-Design's new creations! I can hear my checkbook sighing in defeat right now...
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
It just sang its little heart out, and lightened mine a bit.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Now, I must admit that I didn't actually quilt the fabric, I somehow had a scrap of pre-quilted fabric that I acquired from somewhere. Despite the cheating, I think it looks alright, and it definitely keeps my hands from freezing.
The big white circle is a white chocolate aspirin, and it's covering up this sewing kit...
I tried to fashion the pockets after the pockets in old suitcases. There's also a tissue holder which is tied into place. I'm pretty happy with it, and I'm glad Laura likes it.
Thanks Missy for organizing this super fun swap!
The book will also be my friend through my attempt at mitering corners... hopefully it'll turn out ok!
I'm a very lucky girl.
Friday, April 20, 2007
So I got my second pair of Sulu-Design earrings (I LOVE Sulu-Design - her jewelry is gorgeous and she's so nice!) and these great pendants from Miss Fickle Media a while ago, but have been feeling so overwhelmed with my projects that I haven't gotten a chance to post the picture of them.
I also got quite a bit accomplished for the Handmade Parade, but you'll see that later. Either at the fair or on my etsy shop after May 5.
And on a non-crafty note, Mike got Ali and Devin recorders, and they were showing off their skills tonight.
Monday, April 16, 2007
And to make up for doing no crafting/sewing at all this weekend with MANY pending deadlines looming, I've taken today and tomorrow off work. Today I completed putting together the group quilt from work.
That is a major load off of my mind! Hopefully I'll be taking it to my aunt's house this weekend for the next steps of layering and quilting, which I've never learned how to properly do.
Tomorrow... more pencil bags and maybe some tissue holders!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Some revamped Starbucks coffee sleeves...
And some freezer paper stencils (which I got from this site) that I'm thinking of using as patches for some drawstring bags.
Don't you love the palm tree print on my ironing board? I desperately need to follow wiksten-made's lead and recover my board with something that I like.
I can't show you any pictures of the swap stuff yet, because I want my swap partner to be surprised! But I'm pretty excited about how it's coming together so far...
I also want to share some pictures of some (more) things I received in the mail from Etsy sellers.
A super cute octopus pendant from imogen...
A pair of earrings from South Street Designs that I adore...
And this pendant from Madison Craft Studio that I actually got a while ago, but forgot to post a picture. (It doesn't come with the chain.)