It’s in my shop now.
It was created with Valentine’s Day in mind but it’ll work for all year round.
I carved a HUGE stamp with my own little hands (the first of many I hope) and then stamped with brown fabric ink on the unbleached cotton. Then I cut out my usual cozy shape and embroidered the lettering and heart on. Then stitched it up into it’s lovely cozy form.
The wood button goes really well with it and saves me using a label! You can you admire, or buy, one here.
I had a custom order that involed this sort of idea a while back. Then I handstitched it for the order but since then I decided to make a screen print of it. But then it was the great ‘to cute face’ or ‘not to cute face’ debate.
I decided on the cute face. I blame this on knowing Mollie.
I can’t remember what I’ve blogged and what I haven’t! It’s terrible. I keep all my photos organized by month, guess I need a sub folder so I can sort what’s been posted and what hasn’t. Then I won’t appear so crazy. Like I do now.
A friend at work (hi Kim!) asked if I could make one of these bingo bag thingies for her mom as a gift. I agreed and was even provided a pattern. It was super simple to make and while I was surprised at how small it seemed when I was done, once I got to school we dug out some bingo dabbers and found they fit perfectly!
I love trying new things. Now I know how to make little pleated pockets all around the outside of something. It was also fun to do a drawstring again.
I finally finished stitching on the frame for this fun sunglass cozy.
Well I intended for it to hold sunglasses but My iPhone fits perfectly, and you could put eye glasses in it too. I’m debating writing out the pattern and even making kits. I’ve got a few frames left but I’ll need to stock up on more.
The fabric is a fun piece of Japanese print I had lying around. I quilted around the square designs to make it look even more like a quilt.
I love randomly making stuff. I was in my work space looking at a coin purse frame and had this little brainwave.
I really need to learn to draw these patterns out in a way to share/sell them.
I actually cut into a fat quarter Echino fabric I’ve had lying around forever.
My sunglasses fit in perfectly. I took it into work and some of the ladies I work with have sunglasses that are thicker when they’re all folded up, which was sad, but it works for me!
I even managed some fancy print placement.
I’ve got some others in the works, just have to get sewing those frames on.
I’ve had this idea for ages and finally had everything to make it. It’s so fun and I’m debating making it a PDF pattern, once I learn how to do that.
Joanna and I had a great time brainstorming a crafty address for the envelope.
The air mail ribbon is available a few places on Etsy and I ordered some fabric covered in stamp images and cut out some fun ones.
As teacher and mom of little ones I hear that a lot.
Hope you’re having just the kind of day you dream of! Even if you aren’t playing on Team Valentine’s.
Also, I’m part of a big giveaway over here. You could win one of these awesome cup cozies.
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Woohoo!!! A big giant thank you to all the lovely people who popped over to my blog and left a lovely comment. I even got a few sweet emails as well.
So for my cup cozie giveaway the lucky winner is Bryanna!
For a 10 ounce bag of new to you fabric scraps the winner is Meredith!
And because I have a huge bin of fabric scraps and why not share the love I decided to choose a second winner, so congrats also goes out to Heather!
Emails coming in a few moments ladies.
I’m also being totally lazy and skipping on sharing my Create Along for this week, things have been so busy at work and home. I did not have time to crochet up those adorable slippers. However, we are going away for a week over the holidays and I just might take that project with me since it’s more portable than my sewing machine!
But for the next week I’m going to choose something pretty easy since we’re all busy and I’ll be going crazy with a Nate’s turning 3 party to organize, Christmas to organize and a trip to get ready for! Let’s make one of these handy pincushions. The PDF won’t let me steal an image to put here but click on over and see what it looks like and if you can squeeze it into your busy week play along with me!
Whew, what a crazy time. I spent most of last week staying up waaaay too late making things and getting organized for my table on Friday and Saturday. Friday morning was all busy with getting ready, taking the kids to the sitter (which we were out of practice on) picking up my friend and getting up before the show. It was a hot hot day and we were thankful for being in the air conditioned library for the day.
I went home Friday night and like a mad crafty woman stayed up until 1:30am making some more things. Most notably this cutie.
Saturday was absolutely perfect. There was a lot of scary talk on Friday about how hot and humid it was going to be but it turned out to be beautiful. I decided to be brave and move out of tent sharing with Joanna and set up beside her. While my table was in the sun at times, I was under the shade of the tree branches all day.
Between talking to other vendors, who were such great people, and chatting away with people who came to my table I was sewing coin purses on frames for both days. My poor fingers! In the 10 hours I spend sitting at my table for 2 days I got 4 finished. I also sold 2!
The 2 days were filled with such awesomeness – great weather, sales, my friend, compliments, pictures for SNAP, media attention from the local TV station, live music from local bands, some great food and mostly just awesome people stopping by to support local artists. I had a great time. Thanks to the organizers Broken Arts for all the fun.