Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Rivulets and Violets - I Hate You
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Black and White with Frame
Several other vintage effects...
This was all I had time to do - I was exhausted last night. I hope to edit some of my landscape pics with a special Ansel Adams "action". Until then...
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This is my "shadow"...
...my "shadow" is two. His sisters are in vacation, so I'm his playmate. I have to say that I'm exhausted from constant play and then trying to get my work done at night. This picture is from our first full day playing together...we played in the backyard in the baby-pool. Yesterday we met friends and played at the park. Today we met up with friends to play again and then went to Grandma's house for a hair-cut. My "shadow" keeps me quite busy (and tired), BUT...I wouldn't change a thing! :)
Did you know shadows can talk? Mine can...he's calling me now...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
My mom used to my similar things for my sister and I when we were little, but they were wrap dresses. Hopefully I can figure a way to alter this pattern to make it into a cute dress.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I think it is pretty cute - minus the little soccer t-shirt that she is wearing under it. My sewing ventures are going to take some time because I seriously cannot sew a straight line. I'm learning that I need to take my time and slow down a bit.
Hopefully I will only get better with practice.
This is a seriously easy pattern that I bought off of Etsy a few months back. http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=15096321 It took me 4 hours to make, but it should have only taken me 2 hours. I had some issues with my machine and the tension, but once it was fixed it went quite smoothly.
In the end, I'm happy with the final product. :)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Reading - I'm currently reading Twilight, but it is going a bit slow since I have that looming WIP hanging over my head. Its been about two weeks and I'm only on chapter 3. I'm really enjoying it so far, though.
Craft Blogs - holy moly!!! I read a lot of craft blogs! Look at the list on my blog - YIKES! I do browse these each and every day to see what people are coming up with and I just really find so much inspiration whether I try new projects or not. If your looking for something to get you out of your creative rut, I encourage you take a peek at some of these.
Etsy - this is an avenue for crafters to sell their goods. I'm shopping all the time on their. I wish I was buying all the time, but I do try to search there first before buying a gift. Currently I'm searching for a present for my Grandma's 84th birthday - which is next week! I'm not sure if I have time, but here are a couple things that I've found so far.
This is an adorable hand stitch ready to frame print that would look so cute in my Grandma's new bedroom.
This is an already framed print that would add a
little modern whimsy to her room. Love it!
For time sake, I might have to shop locally since I'm running out of time, but we will see.
Take a look at Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/