I’ve Moved On…

6 07 2010

….or rather, back, to my previous blog on Blogger.
I really tried learning the ins and outs, but Blogger is simply easier to use for me.

I really want this, so please ignore…

5 07 2010

44th Street Fabric is having a fabric giveaway. Now, I am alerting you of this event, but I certainly don’t expect you to run right over there and sign up. That would just be the decent thing to do afterall. 🙂

SALE – ends Monday, July 5th at midnight

5 07 2010

I really don’t want to throw away 110 books and patterns. I know somebody wants them.

While you are at it, check out my other shop. I COMBINE SHIPPING!

And as always, special deals for my Facebook Fans. You are not yet one of my Facebook Fans? Well, then by all means, sign up today!

30+ sewing patterns

15 06 2010

I’m purging the sewing patterns now. I REALLY want to hold onto the vintage one’s, but I honestly have no need for them. They are so pretty to look at though…..

LOTS (35) of sewing patterns listed in my Etsy shop – babies, children, tweens, and teens. A few things for adults too!
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Using what you have

14 06 2010

This is a tutorial of sorts. You won’t find any “patterns” per say, but you can get the basic gist of things.
You start with some scrap yarn, a crochet hook, sz 6 dpn’s, a zipper, a tapestry needle, and a plastic lid.

I used the outer ring (2nd piece). I basically knit a mini scarf, and sewed it up around the plastic ring. I then made flowers from the zipper.

Next, I used white cotton yarn and crocheted a basic circle. I then used the tapestry needle to sew it onto the plastic circle. Viola! A coaster!

Lastly, I made a towel hanger from the third piece. I crocheted around the ring until it was covered. I then joined the ends with a slip stitch. I then made a “tab” for the button hole and button. The button was made by making a crocheted “bead”.

Creating a craft room

3 06 2010

Goodness knows there are lots of sites that’ll tell you how to set-up your craft room. This isn’t one of those sites. I am want to share those tips and ideas that I like…that appeal to my sensabilities. Enjoy!

1. My first stop is The Domestic Diva’s Disasters (aka Lisa) blog. On the right-hand side of her blog, you will find Sewing Room Organization Challenge. Having done this before, I know it works.

I am a visual person. I probably miss a lot of good stuff by skipping over articles and blogs that don’t use photos, but photos give the viewer a great idea of how things are supposed to look.

2. LilMissCupcake uses glass jars for storage. I save glass jars and lids.

3. This is an excellent idea for storage small items too.

4. Jenny B Allsorts has a craft room to envy. I can’t pick just one thing I like about it. The colors just “grab” me.

5. The Palm Tree Princess has this gorgeous space. The lanterns just make it for me.

6. Get Your Craft On has some awesome ideas for decorating and storage. I’m totally digging the ceiling fan redo.

7. Dottie Angel has a mossy shed that is chock-full of little lovlies.

8. I know this isn’t a craft room, but to someone living in one, it is. I just LOVE how Happy Loves Rosie has decorated these.

9. Crafty Storage has LOTS of tips and ideas. Not to mention…PHOTOS! They get an A+ in my book.

10. Heather Bailey has a gorgeous, organized studio. I particularly like her fabric storage.

11. 13 ways to organize your space using recycled items

12. I’ll close with Bad Bad Ivy’s photo of her yarn stash. Don’t judge….

Time to mix it up

30 05 2010

Got myself a new model. My DD14 just doesn’t want to do it. Glad my son’s girlfriend was willing to help me out. At any rate, here are the pics I took tonight. Now, I really wish my son had brought her over during daylight hours so I could get good outdoor lighting pics, but these aren’t too bad.