Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stash Bust!

I am participating in Clover and Violet's Stash Bust this month!

The poochie that I featured last post is made with left over hibiscus fabric from sorority letter days, about 5 years old now!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Super Domestic Weekend!!

And crafty catch up...

Once again, I find myself soooo super busy!!  I will never be a good blogger if I don't make more time but hey, ya gotta start somewhere!! 

First things first, Clover and Violet's Quilt-A-Long, block one done!!  I am proud of her as she is my very first embroidery product, not perfect and I learned a lot, but I love it!!  Lesson number one, allllllll week:  TAKE YOUR TIME!!  I have never ripped so many seams/stitches/crochet stitches/etc...  But I digress, here ya go!

Next is a VERY late fathers day gift for my dad.  It's my very own design without a pattern/tutorial iPhone pouch!  I really wanted it to have a belt loop, but I just mis-planned my embroidery to add that feature!

Swappy crafts...Poochie bag from the happy zombie, and craft apron from Rosy Corner Creations for swap-bot partners!

Besides crafty news, I re-screened my back door, which moose (my 100lb son) and his girlfriend Juliette (my hairdresser/friend's baby girl) crashed through...

And made these betty Crocker S'mores bars...

AND organized all my buttons by color in these fun mason jars...

I am off to crash from this crazy weekend, but don't worry, there's plenty more to come!!  I'm pretty sure that's it for now, but I am expecting Christmas in July with 4 or 5 swaps on their way!  Woo hoo!

Happy Crafting!


Friday, June 10, 2011


I have decided to be adventurous and participate in Clover and Violet's Embroidery 101 Quilt-a-long!!  I am soo soo excited, it will be my first quilt, and my first hand embroidery!  I am a little behind, but here we go!

Let the projecting begin!

Starting to cut!

Supplies Gathered!

Finished Project Friday

Welcome to my first Finished Project Friday!  May was a very busy month for me with lots of little trips, crazy changes at work and lots of general business, but I made sure to get my crafting time in!  I find it very therapeutic to create, even if I just complete one step, or a few cuts for a project, I still feel productive!

I completed a few projects on Swap-Bot, including a blue whimsey jar, small drawstring pouch, crocheted amigurumi food guy, fat quarter and a ribbon, and a crochet flower swap!  Of course I forgot to take pics of most of them until they were hermetically sealed for mailing...'doh!

Received swap, Totally awesome red hibiscus lining!

Sent Swap, ami cuppy cake!

I also finished some giftables, a purse for my mom with a combo of these two tutorials: Fat Quarter Bag and Zipper Pocket

As well as some things for my sister's birthday, upcycled t-shirt shorts and cosmetic bag.  The bag is for a swap, but I wanted a practice one, which came out awesome, and made a second for me!

I also had a very awesome "I could so make that" hair bow moment, using this tutorial from 7 Layer Studio, just to balance the awful gator shirt-->pants with some 'Canes awesomeness:

 Exciting things coming for June:

Clover and Violet Embroidery 101 Quilt-A-Long
Craft Apron Swap
Poochie Bag Swap

Happy Friday!