Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday Randomness


Made myself a new bag :) It's rather tame compared to the bags I sell in the shop. I guess I'm feeling tame?
Oh! Check the wallet! It's so so awesome, I haven't been this pleased with a project in a long time. Drew up the pattern (based on my then current wallet from Sanrio) and it came out perfect the first time! I love how soft and sweet it is, not too big and no flippin velcro. So you may see these in the shop some day, all jazzed up with embroidery and buttons of course ;)
Can't you just see it? How cute!


Another kick I've been on is Batiks... my little stash is growing quickly! Too darn bad there isn't room on the shelves (that's right, plural) for another stack. So in front of the blues it goes! I may get a bursting of energy and photograph my ginormous stash one of these days. Though it might make you cry, Muahahaha!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Yay for Free Stuff!



Whipped up these sweet little pincushions to include with my orders for Anniversary Sale week :)
I'm sure I'll come up with a better name than that... maybe include an 'Extravaganza' or 'Spectacular'

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sweetness

These pretty painted toenails belong to my 3 yr old little boy :)


Now he's a "Princess" thanks to his big sis :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Something new... sorta

So I'm obsessed with fabric, that's clear. What you don't know is that I'm also a sucker for a gorgeous hank of yarn. And handspun, gah. Spinning is simply *amazing* to me, borderline magical.

My sister and I taught ourselves how to knit several years ago from none other than an issue of Martha Stewart Living (or Kids, can't remember, damn that Kids was a good mag though... ). Well, she taught herself and then taught me. I have the big tote full of knitted scarves, I even branched allll the way out to cell phone cozies! But I can't read a pattern to save my life so my knitting sort of stalled out. Flash forward to about a month ago. KABOOM! Looking at some yarn I had just bought off Etsy I had a bursting of inspiration...


So this is made with knittydirtygirl's Toothpaste, hand dyed 100% wool. Pretty awesome huh?! I loved the challenge of pairing fabrics with a knitted bit.

I was on a creative roll so I knitted up some more bits, this time using Noro's Kureyon. It has excellent stitch definition and crazy gorgeous colors. This time though I stitched it to the outside and wrapped it around. I love that the buttons know no boundaries, they flow right onto the knitting.



I was so happy with these that I have since whipped up 8 pouches with knitted bits. Using more from knittydirtygirl and SeeJayneKnitYarns. They're flipping awesome, I just hope I'm not the only one who thinks so ;)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

B-U-S-Y


And I'm still not done...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

One Year

Tomorrow is my One Year anniversary over at Etsy
Really though July 2nd is only my join date, my first listing/sale was a month later on August 3rd.
It's crazy how much has happened in a little under a year. How much I've learned. How flippin inspired I am!
Still toying with the idea of a sale of sorts. Never had a sale, don't really have too much in the shop right now to actually *have* a sale. I love to stumble into shops and find they're having sales, I'm a sucker that way and usually end up buying something. We'll see ;)


:: Update...
Now I'm thinking of a week long special closer to my true anniversary :) Don't want to be a big ole cheater and celebrate early!