A couple weeks ago I traded this brooch I made
for this hairclip:
facebook page, has an etsy shop and also showcases her products in a shop in Newport Beach.
She also has a very talented mother who sews prolifically and is an amazing baker.
I was so delighted to receive the hariclip in my mailbox last Tues. on our way to Billings to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. It went with what I was wearing so I immediately put it in my hair. I received several compliments on it throughout the day. Everyone needs their own Bloomies!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I snapped this picture as I was packing up for the boutique on Saturday. A couple of these sold but I still have some available. I listed all the elastic headbands I currently have in stock in my artfire shop.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Another item that I've been wanting is a straw wreath but of course kept forgetting to look for one on the rare occasions I've been at a store that might happen to carry one. I've long admired the ever popular yarn wreaths and have been wanting to make one. I happened to see one on another table near mine and rushed over to claim it. Once again it was on sale for just 50 cents. I can't wait to decorate it. I'll be sure to share pictures once I'm done with it.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I usually don’t craft on Sunday unless it’s for a gift and in this case it is a gift for a party we are going to in a couple of hours. Luckily I’d already had this started. It was all cut out and the crayon pockets were even marked. I’d gotten that far with it when I sewed up several of these over the holidays for Christmas presents. I didn’t know exactly who I was giving this for so I wasn’t sure how to decorate it so that’s why it’d been left unfinished.
When my sister in law came to my craft booth last month she said she wanted a crayon roll for her son so I said I’d make one for his birthday. He’s really into sports so I put a baseball on it. I’m never completely satisfied with how my sewing projects turn out but I guess it’ll do. Even though my sewing machine has lots of fancy stitches I haven’t used many of them so I was happy with how the baseball decorative stitching turned out.
I had intended to make a couple of felt rolls for colored pencils and markers as well. Since I finally finished up this crayon roll maybe I’ll eventually get to those projects as well.
I hope he likes it and that he’ll get a lot of use out of it (and that it will help keep him entertained in church!)