Friday, February 29, 2008
Since I couldn't find any of Amy's fabric at the local fabric store, I decided to create the purse with my own fabric using a pattern I created. This is the first time EVER I've attempted sewing a purse so I kept it simple and decided on the basic shape of a wristlet. I used a distressed cotton and coordinating patchwork fabric. With the patchwork fabric, I sewed it in a “men's tie” shape and embellished it with a vintage turquoise brooch. I decided to do a random topstitch on the handle to add a bit more character.
I "borrowed" the brooch from my mom about 6 years ago. I hope she doesn't need it back since I'll be selling the purse in my second Etsy shop tangente shortly.
Did I mention the grand prize is a fancy Janome Memory Craft 6600P Sewing Machine. Wow!!! You can view all the entries on the Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest Flickr group.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I can't wait to see who they'll feature.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Crafters for Critters is about simultaneously supporting handmade, independent businesses/crafters/designers/artists and rounding up money for animal rescue organizations.
All proceeds from items that are currently for sale until the end of June 2008 will be donated to the Greyhound Protection League and Grey2K USA.
The Crafters for Critters shop is not just for pets, it also has jewelry, t-shirts, home goodies and much more. So be sure to check them out.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
With the help of my mom, we were able to make our own version of Swimmy. He's getting ready for his long journey to Brooklyn. Good luck Swimmy.
For more information on making your own swimmy, visit the following Storque article.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Minou is very happy that he's not the one in the cage.
He then decides to play with one of her toys in her absence. Ssshhhh....she'll never know!
Not only does this haircut change her appearance on the outside but it changes her catitude on the inside. She's become more outgoing, energetic and frisky. Unfortunately, it only lasts 3-4 months and then we're back to fluffy Fluffy.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
As I opened my card, I thought to myself "Well this is cute" and then I immedialtely looked for the Hallmark print at the back of the card. Nothing. Instead there was a tag for the paper shop in Ottawa, PaperPapier. As I examined the card more carefully, I started to recognize some of my supplies: white satin ribbon, velcro...
Could it be?
Could my boyfriend have made this card?
In my amazement, he answered YES! He made this card!
Last Saturday night after I went to bed, he snuck into the basement and CRAFTED. Awe! He then said "Crafting isn't has easy as it looks, you know".
♥♥♥No wonder I love him so much ♥♥♥
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Last week, I was lucky enough to receive both of my purchases the same day. First, there was the beautiful Amy Butler paper from FoundObjects. GORGEOUS! I just noticed today that she also has paper with dog prints on them. They're now on my wish list.
Second, I received my music and foreign text collage pack from the wonderful shop Redux4u.
Still on the collage angle, my boyfriend found me a book that he used to read when he first started school.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Here are just a few of BeckyKay's fabric:
What to pick? I'll have to procrastinate at least another night until I make my final decision. I've already gathered my fabric to be swapped, just need to cut it.