Vacation

Well, I’ll be back in about 10 days… I’m going to disappear and have myself a little adventure for the forseeable future. I’ve packed my SLR camera, tripod and bag full of lenses, so it’s shooting I go, in search of the beauty that’s inherently in nature. I’ve also packed myself one box of “craft” supplies which I’ve allowed myself to play with while gone …

Boy are my feed dogs tired!

It’s finally done being stitched. Since it’s a ragtime quilt, now I have to cut all the seams and find time to throw it in the washer (maybe over one of my lunch hours). What’s great about this is that I can now move on to working on some of my Etsy stuff I’ve been planning in my head. As soon as these seams are …

This pretty much sums it up…

Why I didn’t get anything done this weekend. Seems Wisconsin decided to skip right over spring and bring us summer, starting with a beautiful Saturday in the mid-70s and a very pleasant Sunday. It was – simply put – too nice to spend the weekend inside (or quilting). So, my quilt lays on the floor, arranged, but not completely pieced. Soon, though, really soon!

Making progress…

There’s a lot more of this ragtime quilt pieced together than this… but this will be the center of the quilt. I got all of the squares pieced into 4-squares… and they’re now decorating my floor, scattered across the house. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t start working on my stuff until I got this long overdue project done… and it’s getting there. In …

Back to work

After a weekend away, I arrived home today to find my business cards in my mailbox. These are pretty minimal… only my shop name and Etsy Web site, but I don’t really thing there’s all the much more to be said. I personally love the black and white minimalist design, which I created myself. Hopefully these will be pretty enough that people will pick them …

As I wait

As I’m waiting for my shipping supplies to arrive, I decided to try my hand at making key fobs. I already had all the hardware, webbing and fabric, it was just a matter of picking something that I liked to make into the finished product. The upper photo is my first and second attempts. The first, the fabric stitching is a little too far in …

I’m calling this “research”

Or more like a payday gift to myself. I picked up this beauty from Cut Finger Productions on Etsy.com (check it out yourself at www.cutfingerproductions.etsy.com). I’m not sure yet what to stash in it, but I can’t wait to figure it out. It’s beautifully constructed and although Laura, the bag maker claims to have difficulty with zippers, I fail to see anything the least bit …

On my desk today

This is what’s on my desk today. This is a denim/flannel patchwork rag time quilt I’d started more than a year ago. I’ve now gotten all the squares sandwiched together and am ready to start sewing it all together. As far as I’m concerned, the difficult part with the blanket project is cutting out all the different square, batting and sewing them into little sandwiches. …

Stickers

This is what I spent time this evening creating … stickers to hold closed my bundles of note cards and regular size greeting cards. After playing with a number of designs, I decided to go as clean as possible, just my company name and in parenthesis, my Etsy site (which are pretty much one and the same). I did some research online today and found …