Sunday, April 25, 2010

flower frenzy

I had a problem.

The purse I was using was double strapped and one of the straps would not stop falling off my shoulder.  It was driving me NUTS!  

So, I decided to go to my purse bin (yes, I have a bin of purses/bags...I love them!) and see what I had.  There were only two purses that had a single strap.  One is a small one and this was the other one...


I love all the pockets and the adjustable strap, but it's a pretty drab bag.  So, I went to the web for a fabric flower tutorial.  I got some great info from this one.


I think it's finished, but I might still add to it.  So far, there are flowers, buttons and new zipper pulls.  (and some bangles that were shower gifts my mom made for the baby shower!)  

Making the flowers was so much fun!  They didn't stop on the purse - a brooch was made, too.  I think they might become a favorite embellishment...

Hope you're having a blessed weekend!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Thanks for making the transition with me from Fellow Creatures.

Make yourself at home...stay awhile!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Busy Weekend

The Indie Biz class ended this weekend. :(  I have to admit I'm a bit sad about the whole thing!  I learned SO much from the class and had such a great time.  Elsie, Jill and Leigh-Ann are wonderful teachers - I highly recommend taking anything they offer!!

This weekend was full of distractions though, as my husband completed his first half-Ironman.  Whew!  I am so proud of him!  It was his first, and he finished just about where he wanted to!  He's pretty amazing.

That being said, unfortunately no craftiness happened here this weekend.  I was going to take some embroidery along, but there wasn't really time to work on it.   

The apron looks a little funny because it doesn't sit right on my uber pregnant belly!  In a few weeks I'm hoping it will fit just right. ;)  

These photos are from several weeks ago when I made a handy-dandy crafting apron out of a pillowcase I picked up at the thrift store.  One side is a rainbow of stripes, the other is a rainbow of dots.  Love it!!

I tried to write a tutorial on how I made it, but I don't have enough pictures and even though I'm not the one that did a Triathalon today, my brain sure seems to think so!  I'll make another one soon and share with you then.

One picture I do have, is of a sewing 'oops'.  
(Why is it that these always decide to be front and center on a project?)

  It's that purple bit in the middle.

The fix?  A lovely lavender bow, of course!

I hope your weekend was splendid and your Monday will be the same!  

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A paper tree for your Tuesday...

I love trees.

This is an album I spruced up awhile back.  

Not sure what it was originally supposed to house, 
but it has become the home of some very special little 'tid-bits'.


In downsizing/moving my craft stash to make room for the Little One on the way, I went through all my fabric.  I picked out the scraps (sometimes big) that had a special meaning/memory for me.  It seems like I've been hoarding some of these because I can't bear to let them go!

So, I decided to cut little swatches of them and store them in a memory book.  It's amazing to me that I can look at a scrap of polka dot material and remember exactly when and where I bought it, what I made with it and who I shared it with!

I have bits of my mom's old nightgowns that I used make doll blankets and some pieces I remember using with my Grandma to make dolls and embellish clothes for me.

Now, I feel liberated to use the rest of these fabrics for projects because I know I still have a piece of them safe with me.  Hopefully these fabric pieces will pass on all the love and care and years that are stored up in them.

Blessings to you!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cloth Diaper Cake

My mom was here for a lovely visit and baby shower last weekend.  She had never been to a baby shower, but she put together all the games and did the decorations and it was a wonderful time!

One of her gifts to us was this diaper cake.  We're going to use cloth diapers, so she included a "layer" of those, as well as bright little towels, a cozy blanket, itty bitty spoons (for 'candles') and pinwheels!

How fun is that?!?!?

Thanks Mom!  We had a great visit!