Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Today is Brody's last day of Kindergarten!!! This was his teacher's first year, fresh out of college, and she was ah-mazing. I volunteered every week through this last half of the year and was able to experience her methods in class. She kept the children engaged and made everything fun, she has a long successful career ahead of her! So, I made a little something special for her, a Mini iPad Case from a pattern I purchased on Etsy. The Teacher's name is embroidered on the front and I gave Brody fabric crayons to sign his name on the inside flap. Hope she likes it!!
Feels good to be creative again! I think my sewing machine missed me :)
Friday, September 30, 2011
The embellishments on the exterior were probably inspired by the 50+ blogs I follow. I have seen a lot of tutorials on how to make a tassel or braiding fabric necklaces and bracelets. I took some of my scrap materials from the bag and just started tying them on, gluing in feathers here and there. Overall, the bag turned out a little bigger than I really needed, but it’s nice to be able to carry my lunch! As you all know, Nola’s diaper bag can carry the kitchen sink. So this is a good medium size bag for shorter trips.
I will lovingly refer to my new bag as the Feather Bag. Try as I might to give it an interesting Salish name, there’s no way anyone will ever be able to pronounce those words. Check out this guide to Salish Pronunciation, our language is very guttural.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I finished this flower hairpiece for my bestie Nichelle tonight. This flower will be worn in her wedding, so I put LOTS of love into it with hand stitching. I have never singed fabric for manipulation effects before, so it took lots of practice and one seriously burnt thumb to get it right. I got the idea from a tutorial here http://mrspriss.com/tag/fabric-flowers/.
Nichelle, i hope you love it sister!!!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
i <3 Kalevala jewelry!! I bought several rings before I left and received a necklace and earrings from my lovely Finnish fams since then. From what I remeber, many of the designs are replicas from an archaeological dig they did in Finland many many years ago. The designs are romantic and playful at the same time. Check out Finnstyle.com and see for yourself! And while you're there, I adore the Marimekko fabric, sigh!!!!