Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter Flowers are All Sewn Up

So, back to crafting.
   I have been trying out several different was to create flower brooch/clippies.  My goal is to fill my etsy shop with these lovely blooms and post a tutorial so those of you who are feeling crafty can give it a go.  As I was trying to get the tutorial together i realized that my lighting is so bad that the pictures (can't have a tutorial with out pics) were not exactly clear.  So with any luck, perhaps next week, i will make a few more and photograph them during the day when my lighting is better.  Here are a few examples of what i have been doing.

These are three different sizes each with different fabrics, i can't seam to pic a favorite, each has something different to offer but I did enjoy working with the chiffon(1st photo). I was excited to dip into my ostrich feather stash, i am going to have to hunt down some more.My girls are begging for the pink one but i think i will put it for sale in my etsy shop. Perhaps they will get lucky and it won't sale

I have also gone back to work on the duffel bag.  I will not let this project get the best of me. I will Finish it before i start anything else and i am just itching to attack my Anne Marie Horner fabric.
If your interested just click on her name to view her blog and check out what she has to offer. I revieved her book "Seams to Me" for Christmas-Thanks Mom! Its beautiful and informative.

This last part of my post is dedicated to my husband. It seams that my craftyness is rubbing off on him.

   In our home we have a bag/ purse problem (go figure) we all LOVE bags including my husband.  The problem is storage. But my man has a solution (as he does for most things).
  A few left over pieces of wood, a few coat hooks, a few cup hooks, a little paint, and POOF we have a purse holder / belt / scarf holder.

   I know that its hard to tell for the pictures but we placed this on the back wall of Birdies closet.  Scarfs and hats hang on the large hooks at the bottom and all those purses she loves so dearly, well ,she gets to keep them.
Next week it Lou-Lous turn.

The Pinkness that is Lou-Lou

Shopping for pink shoes.With Mom

Twirling In a Pink Frock!

Mimi Model in Outfit of her choice.

Fluffy Pink towels she picked out for her bathroom.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Clean House = No Crafty Progress

My crafting efforts have been met with much resistance lately and not much of anything is actually being created. I cut out a duffel bag and was so looking forward to completing it but, alas i have failed to do so, because THERE'S TO MUCH DRAMA AROUND HERE!!!!

First we held a birthday party which according to my husband meant that we needed to- clean out flower beds take down Christmas decorations, clean out the garage, rake the three leaves in the yard, paint birdies scratches on her bedroom wall, and do about twenty other little thing that no one noticed. Needless to say no craft projects were completed but my house looks pretty spiffy. And although i hate to admit it, i am glad it all got done. Then there was the new t.v. which required a new entertainment center, which i am also impressed with. Then there was an invite to a neighbors after dinner gathering that lasted longer then expected but it was a very pleasant evening (i may host the next one), until LOU-LOU decided to give her self a hair cut (she is still cute). Well, then i was just to tired and put the zipper of my new duffel bag in backwards, what up with that?
Here is the duffel bag all cut out and ready to go. This was a week ago, it now resides under the table as that i had to make room for birthday gift wrapping and a few other little necessary projects.

Lou-Lou had a wonderful party, I mean PARTY HEARTY as she put it. She and i are both loving the trampoline she recieved but it would help if  it wasn't so cold outside.

Here is the hair cut!!! See still cute.

And Here is the AWESOME entertainment center courtesy my talented husband, yeah Dadoo!!!

New Years Meal

This new years day was somewhat different for our family, daddy was home and no one other family was around. We normally have the opposite where as he is the only one missing. In an effort to  celebrate a traditional New Years Day I cooked a feast for my gang.

This is only impressive because i do not eat black eye peas and cabbage. Having go through all the trouble of making this meal perfect i decided to try a little and found that i must be getting old because it was quite tasty.


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