Friday, January 30, 2009

Spring Flowers in January

The last few days I've been getting a little anxious for spring. I saw some folded flowers a few months ago, and decided now was a good time to make some. Nothing says "spring" quite like flowers. So, if you're longing for warmer days, as I am, here's a little spring from me to you.

Look for these in my shop in the next few days.

And if you're wondering about the table runner... it's still screaming at me.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ice Cream Shop and Breakfast

Here's the banana split that I know you have all been waiting on pins and needles to see :D ...

And how about some breakfast

(Once again, sorry about picture quality. Being stuck in bed, I can't get the best lighting.)
I believe I am going take a break from the food for a bit now. There is a quilted table runner I've been working on that is screaming to be finished. Let's see if I can stay on task and get in done in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Love Affair

There is a new love in my life these days. It is felt. My mind is racing with all the possiblities, my hands just aren't quick enough to keep up with the ideas. For the moment I have been focussing on play food, but the ideas don't end with food, oh no. I was having so many ideas I had to start writing them down so I wouldn't forget. I wake up at night and my mind is full of new ideas. Thank goodness for the pen and pad next to my bed. This felt thing is quickly becoming a full-blown obsession.

Bag of pasta with sauce and a bagette.

Chocolate sandwich cookies and valentine sugar cookies.

Peanut butter and jelly or cold cut sandwich... you decide.

I'm in the midst of creating an adorable banana split. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Finally Finished

Several buttoned scarves that I have FINALLY finished and will end up in my shop this week.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baby Shower

This weekend I went to a baby shower for a friend who is having twin girls. So I made her a couple of cute little crocheted hats

Sorry about the picture quality. The lighting was really bad, but I couldn't make it any better no matter what I tried. The flower is on an alligator clip so it can be removed and worn with a headband or just in their hair when they get bigger. She can also use other clips on the hat instead.

Then I made a couple of Crinkly Squares for the girls to play with. When you move them they make a crinkly sound.

Making these gifts reminded me of just how much I need to get done before my little boy arrives. So many projects, so little time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Upholstered Toy Chest

Remember that I said I have short attention span? The biggest problems this causes me in my crafting is that I get a project started, get bored, start another, then see a really cute idea, and start another project, think of something else I've been wanting to make, and start another project. The result is that I am currently in the midst of about 8 projects that are halfway to mostly finished. My goal is to get at least a couple finished this week. Hopefully I can keep myself focussed for that long.

I thought I would share one project that I have managed to complete. I came across this beat-up old trunk at DI and thought it would make a great toy chest for Mara's room. Karl did all the hardware removal, sanding, and painting since I'm not in any condition to do that stuff these days, but I upholstered the top, so I can claim some credit. Let's call this a joint effort. Don't I have a great husband? I wish I had taken a before shot, but I didn't, so just image a navy blue trunk that has been completely beat-up and covered in stickers. Okay, do have your mental picture? Here is the result:

I like how it turned out, and now the toy issue is under control. Well, I'm off to make some buttoned scarves.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Buttoned Scarf

I keep seeing these cute little scarfs for kids (I even got one for my little girl) and they all have the same problem... how are you suposed to keep them on your kids? They either slip off, or you worry that you little one is about to get strangled. So, while I was contemplating this issue, I was looking through my own scarves and came across one where you slip one side of the scarf through a hole on the other side. That gave me some inspiration. Rather than slipping it through the other side, I put a button on it. So the buttoned scarf was born. No more worries about falling off, or getting pulled too tight. My girly loves hers, and of course, I had to make a matching flower for her hair. These will definately end up in my shop (but I'll have to make more because someone is most definately not parting with this one.)