Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time flies...

I'm a little embarrased that it's been 2 years since I posted anything here. 2 years. I don't know how that happened, it went by in a blink. I realize we're already nearly halfway through another year but I'm going to try and post monthly first, and then work my way up to every 2 weeks, and then maybe weekly. Cross your fingers for me...!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today I am...

i think it's going to be the best year ever.

(image borrowed from cokeisit7 on flickr)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I really had no issues with Project Runway moving from Bravo to Lifetime, I'd watch that show if it was on C-SPAN at 11PM on a weeknight. It seems though this move to the new network is making them very productive, they just wrapped season 6 in September and season 7 cast has been announced with a premiere date of January 14!

Yay Project Runway. Thank you for taking me back to the days of Fashion Plates.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bird Bird Bird Craftster Swap

It's been awhile since I participated in a swap, but I needed to feel inspired and challenged...and there's nothing like a theme with a deadline to do that. This swap was called Bird Bird Bird, and I like birds so that seemed like a good fit! I tried something new this time - a mini art quilt - and I didn't buy anything new, I only used materials and supplies I had on hand.

The whole box - I used pattern paper for packaging, my favorite way to recycle! I tried to make a package that I would love to receive myself.

Mini art quilt/wallhanging. Measurements are about 8" high by 6" wide.

Back of the quilt with my alberta alberta label.

A close up of the fabric print I made using a stamp, inkpad, and some heavy cotton. This was 1 of 3 lavender sachets i made, the other fabrics I used were remaining scraps from the quilt.

I can't wait to try another mini quilt, and making my own prints again too!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm so freaking excited...

I can't help it, I've been waiting for this since the last one ended.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Doll Project, Part 2

Here is the finished project! The four dolls together, and with their happy recipient :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Doll Project, Part 1

Awhile back, my youngest sister Laura and I decided to combine crafty superpowers and make a gift for our 4 year old niece. We decided on the idea of a soft doll set, in the style of Russian nesting dolls (we were inspired by similar dolls on etsy and craftster). We picked a color palette and had a basic design but since Laura lives in New York and I live in California, we did everything by phone and internet (fabric shopping via camera phone, sketch ideas via email attachment). When we met up in July for our sister Kellie's birthday party, we were able to give the dolls to our niece in person, and see how our project came together - I'm so happy with the end result!
Here are some in-progress photos...I'll post the finished product soon!