Monday, April 20, 2009

a book holder

So about what I made (see last post).

Sister wanted a book holder for young Oliver. Did I mention that my nephew is a genius? He is just over two, can say his ABCs, count to 10, and read several books. By "reading" I mean memorizing and repeating. Still! OK, so Oliver loves his books and just got a Big Boy Bed. My sister wanted a book holder to help with the book organization. Brilliant! -and- so easy. She got the idea from this super cute blog...but as I'm trying to link to the blog...I get the dreaded "Oops! This link appears to be broken." :( Sad! I hope they didn't go out of blog business. Anyway, here is the book holder, not hung yet:
ps. Stupid! Does it ever refuse to load the image the right way for anyone else? Grr. I am posting it anyway. Maybe it will fix itself. Just tilt your head slightly to the left and you'll get the idea. yes, like that.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


We went to sister #2's house for more crafting and nephew time yesterday. I can hardly stand going over there now because I'm SUPER jealous of her new crating room. They just re-did their basement and she has her own little area dedicated to her craftiness.

Sigh. Someday, someday I shall have one of my own! More on what we DID later...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

i made this today

Oh hi! Look what I made today!
My co-worker Carol wanted a bag. I decided not to procrastinate too much and so I just made it up real quick this morning. LOVE crossing things off my list! Plus, it was easy, I didn't make mistakes, and I can see myself making more for my shop.

Inside pics - side one has one large pocket. Side two has two smaller pockets. It also has a handy magnetic snap.

The flower is a removable pin.
So I guess you could say it was a pretty good day. I worked on some other projects and went to the dentist (not fun). But I guess God was looking out for me, because while I was in the torture chair, the sun came out. YAY!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

spring break, baby!

Well, yesterday had to be one of the rainiest Easters of all time. It just. rained. all. day. But it's ok, because this week I'm on Spring Break, baby! Guess how excited I am! I am looking forward to a week of intense crafting. Here are some spring-inspired Etsy finds...

Spring Love Medium Corsage Brooch by AAliciaAccessories. This gal has the cutest flowery accessories!

We may as well embrace the rain, right? Umbrella Tee by Happy Family.

This kills me... it is off-the-charts cute!

Interchangeable pots...of course! Sprout Toy by swees.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

best purchase of 09

I just made the best purchase of 09 - so far. It's a gigantic cutting mat! OK, bigger cutting mats do exist, but this one is big enough to lay the whole piece of fabric on without folding. About time! This is going to change my crafting I had to take a picture of it. (nerd!)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

new case

Remember this post? I was designing a case for make-up brushes, etc. ...done!

Update: This case is now available in the shop! I'm not sure if I should make more... any feedback?

Friday, April 10, 2009

happy mistake

I received a mysterious package of fabric in the mail! It was from one of my favorite etsy fabric suppliers, so it wasn't too shocking. I contacted the shop and they said if I wanted it, it was mine for a discount! Um, how could I send it back?
Cute, no? Thanks, fabricsupplies!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

been busy

Yeah, blogging has taken a backseat to many projects! However, last weekend I had the pleasure of a completely cleared to-do list. Amazing! Here are (some of the) fruits of my labor... a million(ish) jewelry cases!