Monday, August 31, 2009
Another new favorite of mine is Run With Scissors, she is having an amazing giveaway as well! Read here for more details!
Happy Monday. :o)
Well...I finally found a reason to try the pattern! My niece is turning 3 in a few weeks and what a better present than an adorable market skirt for an adorable little girl? I had some cute pink gingham type, t-shirt material that I made myself a tank top out of (that's another post coming soon), the leftovers were perfect for this skirt.
I think it turned out pretty well. The tute was awesome (thanks Dana!), very easy to follow and lots of good pictures! I double layered the pink as well as the white too because they were a little sheer. I think the end result turned out great! Cute, cute, CUTE!
For this gift I created my first "clothing label". Of course I forgot to take a picture of it and now the skirt is wrapped up and ready to be mailed. I have some cool ideas for a logo but for now I will just be embroidering my initials (CB for crissybell) on some ribbon and sewing that into the back of the garment. But now I am off on another tangent. I think its time for bed...
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Day 176 - Super Sketchy Sunday
I had to change the sketch a little because I accidentaly had the fold of my card going the wrong way. I hope it will still qualify, if not oh well, I think its a cute card. (supplies: all cardstock is dcwv and paper co, ribbon and button are from my stash)
Day 179 - Checkerboard Background
(supplies: dcwv/paper co)
Day 181 - White Space
(supplies: dcwv/paper co)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
here's another giveaway from Your Fabric Place. I seriously love her shop and can't wait to find another reason to buy some more fabric.
I was lucky enough to be one of three winners for her last giveaway and I will be completing the purse very soon!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Here's what I started with:
(1/4 yd leftover fabric, torn jeans (I only used one leg) and the too small onesie)
Here's what I came up with:
Here's the finished product:
Here's a cute little girl in her "new" dress:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
August Project #1
Happy Stacker Toy
I bought this pattern a while back along with some cute quilting quarters. I finally got around to finishing it and I am quite happy with the results. The yellow fabric on the bottom ring is from a sundress that never fit correctly, the rest are quarters that were about $1.50 each. So all in all this was a VERY detailed, but cheap project to finish, not counting what I spent on the pattern of course. Its really fun to make even though it does include quite a bit of hand sewing. But if you don't mind that (I don't) then I highly recommend it! Plus it is just TOO cute!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Check this one out from the The Dress Up Drawer.
And another from The Benner Daily!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I do have quite a few projects that I've finished and I will be sharing them soon. I've got lots of projects in the works too so I'd like to get those on here as well. Its just the whole getting the pictures off camera and into blog land.
Tomorrow...I'll do it tomorrow. I hope.
PS A few patterns I ordered from Oliver + S arrived yesterday. Can't wait to try those out!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
This is a Victorian crazy quilt. It is a style of quilting from the Victorian era that was widely popular, a little history can be found here and here. This quilt belonged to my Great Grandma, it was originally made by her Aunt sometime in the 1880's. So that would make the creator my Great Great Great Aunt. Wow. The pictures really don't do it justice. The colors are still vibrant and the different textures of the fabric are wonderful. It really is beautiful to look at. The embroidery is completely amazing, I can't imagine all the painstaking hours spent on this quilt. Once unfolded you can see names of family members in different spots on the quilt, my Great Great Great Great Grandfather's name is embroidered in a space, along with his brothers and my Great Great Great Uncles. For some reason there were a few sibling's names that were left off the quilt, my Grandma attributes this to the fact that a family feud was going on during the time the quilt was being created. Not only is this a beautiful piece of artwork but there is some family history stitched all over it too! The ever so popular "spider in its web" can also be found throughout the quilt (this was thought to bring the quilter good luck).
Saturday, August 8, 2009
supplies: card - k&co, all other card stock - paper co/dcwv, ribbon/buttons - stash
The whole card is covered! Usually I am pretty good about leaving "blank" space but not tonight. I used some thick foam tape to add a 3rd dimension to the flowers. However, the flash shmashed that dimension. Oh well.
Now for the fabric...I scored two boxes of old fabric from my Great Aunt.
There are some really cute vintage flower prints which I am really excited about. I love sorting through fabric and imagining what could be made out of all of it. There are a few yards I might donate. But the rest I am keeping! Greedy, I know.
Tomorrow and Sunday are my sewing days. Here's my next project...something for baby, (surprise) maybe someday I'll make something for myself but little cute things are so much fun right now. I am going to try Heather Bailey's pattern for the Happy Stacker Ring Toy. Here is what I have so far.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Ever used lace on your cards? Well, now's the time to give it a try because today's challenge is to add lace to your card - any amount will do!"
Wow. I am really on a roll here. I've finished yet another card! I still need a few more and then I can send out all of our thank yous for the reception. As much as I love paper craft/scrapbooking I need to just give myself a day to sew, very soon. I've been itching for a day to sort through fabric and get inspired to create something with whimsy. I think Saturday sounds like a good day for that, especially if it is going to be in the high 60s like its been for the past few days. COLD. I really can't believe that there is almost a 40 degree temperature difference between this week and last week! Insane! Ok enough blabber. Here is my card...
Today I challenge you to create a scene on your card. In March, I posted a similar challenge, which was to create a nature scene. This time I'm looking for something indoors. Use stamps, stickers, fussy cutting, whatever you wish as long as it creates a scene."
Today's challenge is not referring to an astrological sign, but rather about creating a sign on your card. You can use a stamp, patterned paper, or create a sign out of the card."
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
What immediately stood out to me were the tulips (obviously!) the dark green, yellow and the browns. I really struggled with materials to use with this card. One of the design team members, Gloria, used a sort of twine on her card which I really liked the look of. I searched high and low but couldn't find any twine!! I also had a nice yellow cardstock to use but I had to take it off because it just didn't fit. Ugh. This one was frustrating...
supplies: dk green cardstock - k&co, brown/white/red - paper co, ribbon and button - stash, sentiment - hand printed gelly roll
I don't know why but I immediately thought of a flower in the center of the card. What better flower than a beautiful sunflower? I still have yet to bust out my stamps so this was another cutout. Everything was cut by hand...I like the raised center, it give it a more 3-D effect, which is nice.
Sorry, crappy picture. I was using my cell phone to take pics. I'll replace the pic with something less embarrassing tomorrow. It's late and I need my beauty rest. :o)
Edit: I just saw the challenge for Tuesday...ha ha how ironic.
My next task is to take on the daunting task of creating thank you cards for all of our guests. That's where 365 cards will come in handy. I've been neglecting that site lately. :o(
In other news I just found out I won a pattern giveaway from Glenna over at your fabric place. Here is the pattern. I can't wait to try it out. I've never used grommets before so it should be a fun experience. Thanks again Glenna!