Me, wearing my crown and very satisfied with the days work!:
I'm still working on a few things...Going to get some "viney stuff" and make wrist cuffs instead of bracelets. Should I do some kind of painting/drawing on my arms, or is that too much?? What about footwear?And I'm also looking for a clever way to attach some kind of "pet", preferably a squirrel.
Hey guys. I decided that I had done enough procrastinating, and tonight was the night I would actually MAKE something! Because I'm mediocore with a sewing machine, I decided to hand sew. Here's one of my first recons (sorry no 'before' pic, but I'm sure you can picture an XL, long-sleeved polo with a white collar ):
Overall it is pretty lopsided and not very polished looking. something to do with my impatience and lack of planning but it's super comfy, and I'm happy with it. Think I should add anything?? Maybe a tie at the waist?? Thanks for looking!
Any ideas with what I can do with the rest of this stuff?? - tons of shells, loose and in necklace form, a giant (abalone??) shell, another glass tube thing, candles, my cork/magnet board, and that paper stuff (?) you'll see in the pic below?
After a super generous craftster volunteered to send me some stuff to sell (thank you KNichole!!), I decided to give it a try and see if anyone else would donate items, or sell them to me for a discounted price. I know that is a lot to ask, as many of you spend lots of time on your stuff, but keep in mind it is for a great cause!! So if any of you are turning out items like crazy and wondering what to do with them, or just want to send a thing or 2 to help out, post here or pm me for my address. thanks!!!!
I recently signed up to run a marathon for the Canadian Diabetes Association, and I'm super-pumped to get training. The only catch is that I have to raise $6300 for the cause. Luckily I have about 8 or 9 months to get this done. Among other ideas, I have thought of renting a booth at one or more local craft fairs next spring/summer. I'm anticipating that the majority of attendants would be adults with children, or older adults. Basically, I am looking to make simple items for maximum profit (I dont feel evil as it IS for charity, and I would keep pricing reasonable). I have some basic sewing skills and a machine, have completed some beading projects (nothing too advanced). Does anyone have ideas for these kinds of items? So far I have thought of beadwork, stenciled tees, and melt and pour soaps. Anything would help!
I am re-decorating my bedroom this spring, and as always at a loss for ideas. I would like to incorporate rowing into my design, as it's one of my fave pastimes and a giant chunk of my life. Any ideas for projects? other, more general tips for decorating awesomeness would also be appreciated.
Thought I'd post a hint for all of the other lazy catowners out there...You know those silly teddybear dress-up clothes that they sell at Michaels and the like? Instant kitty (or small doggie, i guess) Halloween costume!
Here is my lovely Milo modelling his fishermans cableknit sweater (lol), and an equally stunning jack-o-lantern costume! Awww! So he doesn't exactly love them he does love to play with the fur trim on the pumkin one though. And he walks like a bulldog with them on. hehe.
After stumbling upon the site a couple of weeks ago, I have found myself very inspired! Stencilling and recon just wasn't enough, so I've voyaged into the crazy world of sewing. Here are a couple of bags I made:
This was my 'demo bag'. My mom was helping me, and we made it pretty quickly as it didn't have a lining or anything. It turned out pretty nicely, so I'll probably use it.
Here is a closeup of the fabric I used - so cute! My mom bought it when my sister and I were little but never used it.
Here is my second bag, a present for my friend Erin. We couldn't quite figure out the whole lining thing (well I could, but my mom insisted I was wrong ). It took a lot longer than the demo, but it turned out pretty nicely. The fabric was only $3/metre at Fabricland!!
Closeup of the pretty pattern. A word of advice - although beautiful, this silky polyester blend stuff is a nightmare to sew!!
And finally, the amazing bonus I promised...this may require some explanation first. My boyfriend got pretty bored as my mom and I were sewing away, and so he decided to 'create' a lovely outfit. Dont ask me what the thing on his head is...
Thought you would all get a kick out of my 'crafty' boyfriend! Any comments / questions appreciated. Thanks for looking!