Monday, December 14, 2009

Deluxe Wrap-Up

You plan and plan and stress and sew, then it's all over and done with before you can even take a breath. All that though was well worth it :) It's always such fun to see everyone again! I feel so out of the loop way out here so it's nice to get to chit chat and shop (lots of shopping).
Now for a few photos (more on Flickr):

Hubs and Mom getting ready :)

Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys
My ornaments were gone by 3!

Loops, buttons, and plain jane Mini's

Some of my purchases. I bought lots more but can't share them... for some reason... or another... (hi hannah!)

Looking forward to Christmas break and some stitching :)
Shop is slowly being restocked and for anyone who orders anything before Christmas is gonna get a motherload of extras :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Long Johns and Snowflakes

Since I'm pretty much all done with my Deluxe prep I have been experimenting :)
I was going to just stitch my woven rectangles on some bags, though I really wanted to do something different with them. I was picking out fabric and all when hubs came in and said "are you making those into pincushions?". No, but that's a fantastic idea! So here they are:

They reminded me so much of Long Johns (the donut) I couldn't think of a better name, so Long Johns they are. Stuffed with a creamy white polyfil, delish!

I loved Loved LOVED last night's Independent Lens (Between the Folds). I could watch dudes talk about origami for hours :)
Sort of related, I broke out my stash of paper and cut some snowflakes for my fake presents at Deluxe. I also folded a modular star for the top of my little tree I'm bringing to display my ornaments. I forgot to take a photo so you'll just have to come see it your own self, don't laugh at my shoddy origami skills. I never get those corners just right ;)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

7 Days

One week out and here is a little taste :)

I experimented a little with the traditional red heel socks before they were magically transformed into monkeys. I *love* how they turned out :)

A very OSU shade of orange (Go Pokes!) and a super sweet lavender. I am feeling a fondness for purple lately, don't know what's come over me.

Bow-Ties and a peek at one of my favorite pouches of late (see, purple!)

Jotters, super simple notepad and pen set. Patchworked, buttoned, and an elastic strap to hold it closed.

I had the notepads made by Tea & Ceremony , I love love love them :)

How fun is the first page?!? Sandra's so creative :)

And my head is exploding with all this, I can't stop smiling :)