22 April 2010

pretty flowers

I am so addicted to English paper pieced flowers. Couch, coffee, some good tv, a needle and thread, and I'm ready for a nice evening in. However, it blows my mind that there are actually people out there who make entire quilts this way. I think I'll stick to making small flowers for embellishing bags and pillows.
It's almost the weekend, yay! I'm going to do my utmost to be super organized and get all kinds of crafty stuffs done. We'll see how that goes.

20 April 2010

burp cloths and the countdown begins

Another gift for my sister-in-law : 12 burp cloths! Aren't the colors so bright and happy? These were quick and easy - I just added a strip of fabric to the middle of Gerber pre-fold cotton diapers. It almost seems a shame to use such pretty fabric for spit-up and such. But... only the best for little Maggie!

On a school-related note, I think the countdown to graduation should officially begin. I have 3 more weeks (counting this one), then finals week, then graduation! I cannot wait. But I will. only because I have to.

19 April 2010

looks like someone has a case of the mondays

and that someone is me. It's been one of those days...
BUT, as promised, here's a picture of my Itty Bitty Baby Dress. Isn't is absolutely precious?! I love it.
I don't think the picture captures just how small it is. It really is tiny. which only makes it cuter. I followed made by rae's tutorial to a T, except for the piping at the waist. I didn't have any piping, so I opted to instead use a plain fabric strip (minus the piping inside). OH, and all the fabric came from my stash. Go me.

18 April 2010

bee block

Today I worked on a block for Corey of my Scraptastic quilting bee. She sent the Kona charcoal, and we each supplied the colorful prints from our stash. I love how it turned out! Plus, I got to use up some scraps. I'll be back later to post a picture (as soon as I take one) of my Itty Bitty Baby Dress. Hope everyone has had a pleasant weekend!

16 April 2010

friday night in

My poor Charles is sick. So, we spent our Friday night on the couch catching up on t.v. shows we had missed throughout the week, and then going to bed rather early... except I wasn't tired yet, so I brought my laptop with me, and took advantage of the time by perusing Flickr and my favorite blogs for inspiration. I could really spend hours and hours online without evening noticing... probably not a good habit. Anyway. It hasn't been a good week for sewing, and I have to work tomorrow, but Sunday... Sunday is going to be a crafty day - I can feel it.
I've had the Itty Bitty Baby Dress bookmarked on my computer for a looong time, and I think I'm finally going to get around to making one. My sister-in-law is expecting in June, and baby Maggie definitely needs a handmade dress from her Auntie Claire!

10 April 2010

it's a beautiful day

I had such a successful morning out garage/estate sale-ing! Along with the cute little owlies above, I got a small fawn AND a bunch of gorgeous vintage fabric. Now I feel fueled up for a weekend of studying for my tax test. Bring it on "taxation of capital gains" and "depreciation recapture"!

08 April 2010

Goodness gracious, did I fall off the face of the earth?

Okay. Clearly I'm not great at this blogging thing. It's been many many many days since I last posted! Geez...

So why the long hiatus? Well. mainly because I graduate in May, so I'm finishing up my last semester here at OU - something that is both exciting and stressful. Also, I've been in somewhat of a crafting funk. Anyone else ever get that way? I have lots of ideas, but I feel like I can't get my brain focused in one direction. And, I realized that I am NOT happy with my fabric stash (which is of a moderately large size)... maybe I've just been staring at the same fabrics for too long, I don't know. 

Anywho. On a more pleasant note, I've been taking an Indie Business class (taught by Elsie Flannigan, Leigh-Ann Keffer, and Jill Munro), and it has been absolutely wonderful! I will admit I was a bit hesitant at first to blindly take a class like this, but I am sooo glad I did. It has been incredibly valuable. I'm really hoping that Charles finds an oh so wonderful job that will financially allow for me to stay home and focus full-time on getting my crafty business going. 
I actually did do some sewing this past weekend... but alas no pictures to show. Note to self: must take more pictures. 

Well. If anyone is still reading this... have a wonderful day!