Friday, September 24, 2010

Felt fun

Fall is coming so that means lot of felt in my work space.
I just found this great Etsy shop.
She sells 100% felt and let me tell you the colours are amazing!  
With my order I also received the colour swatch cards and a great gift. 
We are not talking a bit of string, but actual usable pieces of felt in colours I did not order.

Impressed am I!

Since the arrival of my felt the sewing machine has been busy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sweet mushroom basket

Just look what I picked up last week. This is the sweetest basket with painted toadstools on it .
 Ady looks so sweet carrying it around and packing it full of little things.
It is in great shape and has hinges in the back so the lid stays on.(bonus)

A total bargain at $3!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The yearly clean - up

I have been trying to make my studio look better by really cleaning up!
This usually happened in January, but since I just came back form a six week holiday, it felt right to really get in there and organize, get rid of and move things around.

The sad part was that I had to start by putting away the stuff from the last show.....uhg!
Anyway after many hours sorting and cutting and dusting and re-arranging it finally felt so nice today that I started working!

I am not sure at all how long the cottons will stay like this but it is so nice to see them all together!
 This is the best way I found to organize my " so nice and too small to really use pieces" of fabric. I found this great laundry basket at the Container store. 

 Still some things to put away but so much nicer!

ps Do you like the cow skin?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wee Wonderfuls

While reading my blog list this morning ,  I came upon these wonderful dolls made by Molly from the Purl Bee.

WOW this wins the" cuete" award for the day!

I love the Pearl Bee blog for just this reason. Lovely inspriring work using amazing materials.
These dolls are from a new book Wee Wonderfuls: 24 dolls to sew and love  by Hillary Lang

I would love to make some of these dolls for my girl. I love the mermaid and also the round belly dolly in the middle. She looks like a sea creature.

Here is her blog link.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME

Yeah , I finally reached 40!
Who knew I would be so happy to see it.
So far I am happy   to report no changes, although I did see some weird sagging this morning. But I think it is unrelated!
I am sharing some photos of a last minute after school drop off gathering with friends. Wish the family could have made it....maybe for my 50th!

More later!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I am back and full of ideas!

Hi there blog friends.
I am back from my six week holiday and full of new ideas!
Now that there is a chill in the morning air, the sun rays look weaker coming through the windows it is time to start thinking of felt and velvet.
I am also really lucky to be part of the SOWA holiday market this year so there is a lot of work to be done.
Keep checking in as I will be posting more often from now on.
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