Monday, May 19, 2008

slacker or busy bee?

Maybe a bit of both. Work has been insane. So no time to write. ( I know, I know. I shouldn't be writing at work anyhow) I have been doing bits of crafting here and there. Nothing very exciting. I took a "Beginning Wheel" class. You know...pottery. I really like it & am taking the next one in line. "Beginning Wheel II"
A sample of my work (HA!)

Oh and I threw together this little plastic lined wristlet from some old pillow shams I had, to carry my pottery tools in. But I'm finding that I am quickly out growing my little bag and may need to modify the shape a bit so I guess this becomes a make-up bag maybe?

Friday, March 14, 2008

thanks to LeeAnn

I am now in the running to be the winner of this awesome give away.
Check it out at Old Red Barn Co.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

a few things

I have actually been s l o w l y working on a few things. Inspired by Erin of House on Hill Road I am attempting little embellished tees for my nieces & nephews. I need to finish them off. I'm a horrible artist but I did draw them free hand. The froggie was patterned after the Purl froggie at The Purl Bee. The fishie is just a fishie.

I'm flip flopping between a couple of designs for this fabric.

So, not unlike many of my favorite bloggers out there I LOVE fabric however my sewing skills leave something to be desired. Needing easy project to use my favorite prints on... Projects for me that is. There is the obvious quilt, although you need large quantities for that and I am currently on a bit of a budget. I've done the fabric swatch portrait project from the Purl Bee. Pictures forthcoming. In what easy ways can I wear the fabrics I love? I love this idea at Wise Craft, but have no idea how to do it. I really hope she makes a kit, so I can do it with MY favorites... How about a pendent?!

Now I need to decide what I think looks best to hang them from.

Happy Friday!

Friday, March 7, 2008


Another reminder post. I love this idea! The patches are just the cherry on top. I want to do it. If I have nothing in my closet...I will search far & wide to find a sweater to do this to. Makes me curse myself for all the sweaters I've gotten rid of or cut up to make other things...Lets hope they wouldn't work for this. I don't know why adding a zipper never occurred to me? I have, in fact, cut straight up the middle of a sweater before. A turtle neck. Never wore it though. I'll bet I would have if it had a zip.

Monday, February 25, 2008

excuses. excuses.

How do all you craft goddesses do it? I assume some of you have day time, 9 to 5 type jobs, no? Where on Earth do you find the time to make things? Do you have maids? Cooks? I just can't figure it out. All I want to do is make things, and dang it, life gets right in my way. Poo.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I just had to pop in and remind myself of the great post at Posy Gets Cozy.
I had never really considered making my own dishtowels before, because I have SO many.
But... after this...I may just change my mind.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

the worse blogger EVER

I suck I know. Quick update...
The "craft show" went better than I expected. In spite of the fact that it did turn out to be only family. My cousin’s wife, Maggie, helped me price things. I am SO bad at that. I can tell you what materials cost but I am completely unable to put a monetary value on my time, or determine how much time a project takes. Assuming it's a bigger project that is. Some things were priced higher then I would have ever assumed appropriate... but sold, so that was encouraging. Hopefully I'll get to participate again & more people will show.
On the selling note, I went to a new hair place recently & discovered that they have little crafters displays around their shop. I chatted with the receptionist about it & she suggested that I bring my stuff in for the owner to have a look. I'm nervous...we'll see.