Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WIP

These will be needlecases when I'm done. Working on the covers, not finished yet. I was hosting a needlecase swap and thought just in case I'd make some extras.
My friend Samantha turned me on to this pattern, the 2 Kates bag. Really cute and really easy. I made this one for a useful, usable swap. I think it's perfect as a craft or knitting bag with the openings on both sides.
i made this little guy for a primitive stuffy swap, she told me she collects sheep so I thought this would be perfect.



I found the cutest little embroidered linens at Pier 1 and had to get them, thinking some day I'd use them somehow. Sure enough, they were the perfect size to make tea wallets from. This one was for a swap.










New on My Etsy


Got into a little primitive mode, did some primitive items to list on my etsy shop. This drum pincushion was one I wanted to look like it was made from scraps. It's been a while since I sat down to do prims, it was a good change of pace.
This chicken pincushion is a bit scrappier looking, I was shooting for that old-time scrapbag look. Added a few old buttons on top.



voo doo doll

voo doo doll
for a swap partner who likes them.

a tea wallet i made for a swap

tea wallet

tea wallet

tea wallet

tea wallet
i made for a swap but not sure i'll send it, not as great as i wanted it to be.

a tea wallet

a tea wallet
this is from a linen i found at pier 1, made a tea wallet from it for my partner in a useful, usable swap.

tea wallet

tea wallet
inside, 4 kinds of tea

and a bag

and a bag
my partner for the useful, usable swap likes earth tones and colors, so i made her a bag too.

yellow pig day

yellow pig day
for the silly july holidays swap

yellow pig day

yellow pig day
a zippered pouch

moon day

moon day
for the silly july holidays swap

hoot!

MAKE A BIRD SWAP SENT

MAKE A BIRD SWAP SENT
an owl eyeglass case

and a little hanging bird, i hope she likes him.

beachy swap sent

beachy swap sent
a small collection of summery things i sent.

New Fabrics

New Fabrics
Some of the new fabrics I got recently to create with. Can't wait to get going, making pretty things with it all.

And more

And more

And More Still

And More Still

Yup, You guessed it

Yup, You guessed it

Snack Time

Snack Time
I love summer snacks. Not only is it pretty, it's yummy too.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
To my beautiful sister Jaqui, I miss you!!!

Beachy Swap Received

Beachy Swap Received
so many really great things i got from mary. she did a wonderful job and really made my day. thank you so much.

Beach Bag and Tissue Holder

Beach Bag and Tissue Holder
how cute huh. she did a terrific job. love the fabic.

PB&J Plushie

PB&J Plushie
a special order gone wrong. he was too big for the buyer. 7 inches tall. he is now on my etsy awaiting a forever home

Donut Plushie

Donut Plushie
This donut is homeless too

FOOD WITH FACES SENT

FOOD WITH FACES SENT
part of what i sent to rossi, a swap i angeled for her as well.

wip

wip
an old california tablecloth turned in to a gardening belt for a gardener? hmmmm

Food With Faces Sent

Food With Faces Sent
these are the little guys i sent out to sheila, kinda funny we were paired up with eachother in this swap. hardly ever happens.

Over Easy Plushie

Over Easy Plushie
This guy too is waiting anxiously to find a home on Etsy.

Special Order

Special Order
meghan ordered these guys from etsy.

Food With Faces I Received

Food With Faces I Received
look how cute these little guys are, even have names. i got them from sheila in the food with faces swap. thank you so much, so cute.

food with faces swap

food with faces swap
My partner likes the cupcakes and she sews, so I made her a cupcake needlecase.

Fresh Veggies

Fresh Veggies
I know everybody is complaining about the rising cost of produce lately. I wanted to show what $18 in Edmonton will buy at the local produce store. Those boxes are organic herb salad mixes for $1 each. I know that at the grocery stores the prices would be tripled but here's proof that if you shop it, you can find a deal.

silly june holdays swap

silly june holdays swap
one of the days i chose for my partner was pink day. the smaller items are bath flakes and truffles.

another eyeglass case

another eyeglass case
for the silly june holidays swap. my partner likes aqua and copper and doll making. thought this would be a cute idea for "finally summer day".

the back

the back
pocket on the back side

finally summer day

finally summer day
the other things i included for this day in the swap. thought the coasters and the sun block would be handy.

silly june holiday swap

silly june holiday swap
I also chose iced tea day, I thought the ice kabobs were really cute.

Felt Sushi Kawaii Sunglass Holder

Felt Sushi Kawaii Sunglass Holder
For a special swap partner in Florida, Rossi. She says it's hard to find kawaii sushi where she is and I wanted to give her something she wouldn't be able to find anywhere else, so I came up with this.

Yes

Yes
sunglasses fit comfortably inside and are well protected.

Found Object Jewelry Swap

Found Object Jewelry Swap
We're supposed to take a found object and make a piece of jewelry out of it for our partner. I wanted to try to get my brain working in that direction so i made this little trinket, a charm bracelet for summer. I'll go back to the drawing board and try a few more.

Swap Received

Swap Received
Look at all the pink goodies I got in the mail. I'm going to have fun creating with all this fun stuff. yay!

Strawberry Tarts

Strawberry Tarts
gotta love strawberries with chocolate, well, we do anyway.

Food With Faces

Food With Faces
been making a lot of these lately. here's a couple i just finished. i think the donut looks like he's saying, "oooohhh, noooo, mr. bill"

Themed Swap Received

Themed Swap Received
look at the cuteness. my theme was circles and look at the things i got. i'll have fun playing with all these things. yay.

Special Request

Special Request
a crying onion bookmark. i tried to make one for my boyfriend. not the papers i wanted to use but i used what i had.

Food With Faces Swap Received

Food With Faces Swap Received
look at these little cuties. don't they make you smile.

Part 1 of a Themed Swap

Part 1 of a Themed Swap
my partner for this swap chose edward gorey art and street art amoung other themes. i made her some street art postcards and edward gorey magnetic bookmarks. she likes instant iced teas and chocolate too. this was fun to get together.

swap received

swap received
this was a keyring swap and i got a few extra prizes too, thank you so much michelle.

Unusual June Holidays Swap Preview

Unusual June Holidays Swap Preview
my partner likes the '50's diner vibe and it being a summer holiday swap, i thought i'd send her a small collection of "get out of the kitchen quick" recipes, nobody should be stuck in the kitchen in the summer.

a little visitor

a little visitor
there was a baby bunny in the back yard today. cute little fella. poor little guy, i don't know where his mama was.

look at his little self. just a baby. too cute.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
GOD KNOWS WE DESERVE IT!

Moving Away

Moving Away
my little peanut has a girlfriend that is moving away and she is the sweetest thing. i didn't have much notice but i thought quick and put together this little organizer, put in some cards and envelopes, some postcards and a gel pen, i also included a magnetic bookmark, urging her to keep in touch. moving is so hard when you're young, heck, it's hard at any age, but losing friends always stinks. i hope she writes often.

silly may holiday swap

silly may holiday swap
the wonderful package i received in the may holiday swap, it was beautifully wrapped and much attention was given to the details. thank you kristen!

silly wacky holidays for may

silly wacky holidays for may
in this swap you were supposed to pick 4 under-celebrated holidays for the month and send your partner things relating to those days. my partner likes hot chocolate and cupcakes with faces so i chose, eat whatever you want day, made her a cupcake bag, i chose love a tree day and made her a zippered pouch filled with goodies including another cupcake, a keychain, i chose sunscreen day and take a note day. i made her some atc cards of pugs and boston terriers which she has. hopes she enjoys it.

close up of the goodies in the pouch

closeup of the cupcake

favorite color swap

favorite color swap
obviously the color for my partner was blue. she asked for a chili recipe so i made her booklet of some of my favorite recipes, a sunglass case, a key ring and some bookmarks, i also threw in off her list of things she'd like some paint brushes, blue ribbon and some beads to create with, hope she likes.

Swap Received

Swap Received
The beautiful things I received in the mail from Becky. pretty papers and fabrics, a handmade magnetic bookmark, really cute, some wonderful vanilla tarts, a sweet treat and a card. It really made my day, such wonderful things!

Chinese Lanterns

Chinese Lanterns
Thought they'd make cute magnetic bookmarks. Viola, they were fun to make and cheery i think.

Girl on the go

Girl on the go
A doll i made for my peanut, a shopping buddy.

Swap Preview

Swap Preview
This is part of a favorite color swap I'm participating in this month. My partners' favorite color is aqua or shades of blue and while I was making bookmarks I figured, why not make few more. I hope she likes them.

Back to the simple pasttimes, paper plates

Back to the simple pasttimes, paper plates
My peanut

Hester

Hester
Hester the witch, a primitive i made for a shop in New Hampshire

Rag Dolls

Rag Dolls
Primitive rag dolls I made for a local business

I've been playing around with making kidlet toys lately. These guys were hard to get away from my daughter but they went to the orphanage (otherwise known as the retail store) to be adopted.

or wesley the brave BORN DECEMBER 8TH, 2006, he lives in a rock and is a great protector, no need to fear, wesley is here.

These are sn*ugly dolls, each has a name and a story included, like squiggles the worm here, born april 27th, 2007 in a tropical rainforest, squiggles likes all kinds of fruit but he loves mangos, my little peanut wanted to help out with squiggles' story, she likes mangoes too.

These cuddly little guys are soft polar fleece, easy for little hands to grab and squish