And here’s the finished product!

This is the first-ever bag I’ve made. Truth be told, I’ve been insanely fearful of making anything lined. But, this was easier than I thought and I only had to whip out the seam ripper once! It was so much fun, I might actually do it again – but maybe with all one kind of fabric (working with the sweater was a bit tricky). Now, …

On my desk

Material for my upcycled Etsy Team WIST swap. The red shawl is 100 percent wool and has been washed a number of times, giving it a nice felted feel. I bought it second hand earlier this spring with the intention of using it for something, I just wasn’t sure what. The blue fabric on the left is a cotton/linen blend I received for free from …

Pretty little labels

Spent little bit of time today whipping up these iron-on labels, which can (and will) be attached to all my fabric creations. This was easy enough to do with ink jet printable fabric, using the font I’m so fond of… then using heatNbond fusible webbing to iron on to the back (thus making them iron-able). Now, I need to work on getting some fabric projects …

Fire-breathing dragon shirt

Here is the little guy’s shirt, as promised. While I was whipping up a bunch of appliquéd onesies, my son Isaac asked for a fire-breathing dragon shirt. Fortunately, I had this blank blue shirt on hand for some sort of project, and this fit the bill perfectly. I haven’t been able to post it before then because he insisted on wearing it before I could …

Moving on

This has been my view, 40 hours a week, for the past two years. Tonight, I said goodbye as I finished my last page-editing shift, hauled my boxes and plants out to the car and turned in my ID badge and keycard. I thought I’d have stronger feelings about this, but it doesn’t feel overly happy or sad, it just feels right. Like life is …

Sew… I couldn’t resist!

On my second-to-last-day at work, I ran over to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center to grab a quick bite to eat. Now this is always a treat, because while I’m waiting for my to-go order, I can browse in the giftshop. Admittedly, this is also dangerous, because about 1/2 of the time, I find myself whipping out the plastic and buying something. Fortunately, it’s …

Flights of Fancy

I am absolutely adoring these butterfly punch note cards. They’re smaller than my usual cards, but perfect for sending someone a quick “I love you.” The red butterflies are punched out of paper stamped with “X” and “O” on it. The other paper coordinates well with the red paper, having little bits of red, green, and pinks in it. I’m thinking about listing these on …

New stuff in the shop!

I managed to get a couple new sets of cards in the shop. The cards are constructed using photographs of Junkyard Art at LaKenenland – a drive-through sculpture garden created by artist Tom LaKenen. The card measures approximately 5×7 inches with a 1/2 –inch border around the photograph and comes packaged in a poly bag with white envelope. Check them out here: Junkyard Art Cards-Multicolored …

And another project…

Here’s another project I was working on not that long ago, just hadn’t gotten around to posting. This is the July featured craft for Wismoms.com magazine, a printed publication that contains some of the information located on the Web site Wismoms.com, which is an online publication geared toward mothers of children ages 2-11 in Wisconsin. For the last 18 months, I have written a monthly …

Time for a quick project

My quick little project of the afternoon is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while – turn some of my vintage scrabble tiles into key chains. I only have one of the actual key chain pieces, but a bunch of the jump rings. Now that I know my hand held drill works just fine for this project, I guess I’ll be making some …