Saturday, January 30, 2010

Somethings Fishy...

Another pillow completed! I actually finished this at the beginning of the week but the sun hasn't been cooperating with my schedule so today I just made due with the flash... sorry!

I am really stoked with him. I used different colors of felt on him than the last time and made him more red and blue... I am not sure which one I like more, they both strike me for different reasons. But the other one is already at it's new home so I guess it doesn't matter!
This one is done on a light blue linen and is 18x18" (I stuffed a 20" insert into him) the felt is 100% wool

I am not sure what I am going to do with him... probably keep him... but I may get a wild hair and list him in the shop to see if he sells.... and then be more then happy to keep him if he doesn't... lol.
I have been trying to wipe out old projects that have been collecting dust around the house... which means a little lack of enthusiasm around here and in turn less things completed to show you!
My older brother is flying in tonight so fair warning I might disappear for a little while...again.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Schoolhouse tunic

Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated, Art Gallery fabric by Patricia Bravo.
Thanks Jennifer for braving the snow with me.

The pattern is easily put together and very comfortable to wear.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Amigurumi......a labor of love.

Note to self: Do not start another teeny animal right after a long day at work. Oh, and find out HOW to pronounce that word.

See, his head ended up a bit small.... tension... it gets you every time.

A sample for the shop. Made from "Cutest Little Animals" using Vanna's Choice yarn in silver grey and taupe.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Uptown Coats, Again....

Warning: These pictures do not do these coats justice. It's not You Know Who's fault, it's just too dark to go outside. You've also seen these coats here several times before. Look anyway.

My mom and Aunt requested these after seeing the one I sent to my sisterMom, Rhonda, if you  don't like them let me know and I'll keep them. Just sayin.

For my mom. Dark brown corduroy and Imperial Fusions both by Kaufman fabrics. I was searching for just the right lining when Kelly suggested this. It's perfect.

For my Aunt. Black Kaufman corduroy with a lining from "au-then-tic" by Sweetwater for Moda. I covered the buttons in corduroy. I love this even if I do say so myself.

This coat is just too cute.
Yummy vintage buttons for my mom's coat.

Thanks for stopping by. Off to my next project.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Short Version

No ski.
Still fun.
Still sewing.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I heart you.

Just in time for valentines day I completed my heart garland. I can't get enough of garlands I just love them.
I had this idea pop into my head and thought it sounded really cool. I was sure someone had done this before but I searched and couldn't find anything like it ... which meant I actually had to think about how it should be put it together...
bad idea! I TOTALLY underestimated the time this project would take. A heart garland ?! Sure no problem I can do that in two days! ... A week later I wanted to strangle myself, gouge my eyes out...anything to get me away from it!
But it is done, they're hung and I love them!
The details - I lost track of how many hearts there are but lets just go with A LOT... enough to do two garlands that are substantial in length. There are three colors of linen medium pink, dark pink, and a natural color. I used 7 or 8 different heart patterns and cut out as many as I could fit in to 1/3 yard of each color. I embroidered over half of the hearts with I don't even know how many different designs. Then I sewed the heart together and flipped them right side out, stuffed it and then hand stitched each one closed. Once that was done I arranged them all out and then strung them up with embroidery floss. On the end hearts I sewed in some 1/2" velvet ribbon (before the stuffing) for the garland to be hung up with.

Yes I am crazy...apparently I can't help myself.... but if it is any consolation my house was a complete mess by the time I was done! Uber was even picking stuff up! lol. (it is clean now but only because we have company) I had planned on doing a tutorial to go with this but I decided that I would spare you... please don't torture yourself making a hundred small hearts... it most likely won't bring out the best in you! But if you do still want one of your own go for it... I will even scan in my heart patterns and give them to you (and then I will laugh at you)

More crazyness later...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Who Me?

The Lemonade Stand Award

This award is given out for bloggers that show great attitude and gratitude. I am not sure where or when this started (I've kinda been out of it for the last week) but I had a message from Dee that said she'd awarded it to me and 9 other blogging friends. If you've never read her blog, you should. She is funny, kind and loves her life.
These are the rules of accepting the award.

Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Now before I make my list I just want you all to know that you are under no obligation to continue this! I will not think you ungrateful if you don't! Blogging can be a hard and time consuming endeavor and I don't want to make it harder on you. Some of you know me and some of you don't. I realize I read each of you not just for the projects you complete but for the happiness that comes across in your writing.

It is an interesting way to say thanks. So, thanks! Thank you all for taking the time to put yourselves out there and inspire me. You do, even if I  haven't taken the time to say so before.

Lizy                                                     Jennifer
Jennifer                                                Sherie
Kelly                                                   Jessica
Cristin                                                 Laura
Katelyn                                                Joan

I love this bloggy world.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This one won't die on you... I promise.

It's a Goldfish!!! And I LOVE HIM!!

He's handpainted with amazing 100% wool felt hand sewn (of course). It kills me to cut into this felt it is so beautiful. But he is totally worth it!
He's for one of my small friends. I hope he likes him...he apparently likes fish... If not I may steal him back and hope he doesn't remember...because some day he will be bigger than me! (the boy not the fish)

I am already working on another one... who knows where it will go... maybe in the shop?!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Quick Goodbye Before I Go

This morning You know who, The Oldest, Brink, and I head out for our annual ski holiday in Austria. We will meet a good friend there. Dear Jess and Uber, we'll miss you very much. We have been very fortunate to have made this trip for more years than you want to hear about. It is one of my most favorite places on this amazing earth. Ask anyone who knows me, I tend to go on about it. I only do so because I really wish you could go with me. Ya'll say a prayer that I don't break myself.
The view from my kitchen. We had a foot of snow last night.

Just to hold you over, these last two photos are sneak peaks of my next projects.

See ya later.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gifts for me!

Sherie sent me this guy for christmas. He is totally cracking me up.
This is what you expected right?!? I think his name is Bub... he's not sure about it though.
Gram sent me this. Totally digging it! She forgot to take a picture for her blog so I get to show you!!
It has been FREEZING here! Literally. All my plants are dead... moo. We recieved a care package (WOOT!) from some of our friends in St. Louis to help us get through.
Freaking scrumptious let me tell you!! He roasted it himself. And I fully plan to make him show me how to do this when we see him again. Better not tell me it's a family secret! Thank you guys!! I love it all!

P.S. John you can send me more anytime.
P.S.S Sherie I want something I can wear and show off! Please. How about a cardigan? Mum says you pull beatiful things out of your butt... so search around for me k?

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Color of Happiness

My niece asked for an apron.  What color? She wrote, "I was thinking a bright and sunshine yellow. It just reminds me of happiness!" This didn't surprise me because sunshine and happiness are two words that come to mind when I think of her. Though most days I still think of her as the little Tidbit she was, she is now a grown woman. A young woman that I don't know half as well as I'd like but that I love tons. I knew just the fabric I would use. Hope you like it Jelly Bean.

Kelly and I had a lot of fun out in the snow. You can't  really see how hard it's coming down unless you expand it.....
The fabric is Kona cotton and Sunshine by April Cornell for Moda.

Five more gnome key fobs. It was a mob scene when I took them out at work. Those girls are scary.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Anyone, gnome?

I endeavored to clean my disaster area creative space up a bit yesterday. I came across the makings for this, so I did.
Now if I can only remember who wanted him.........