Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I know the frowny face is just pitiful, huh?
Then I made my son a scarf using some fleece also from my stash. He even helped me cut the fringe. Sorry I forgot to take photos.
Then I decided I needed a scarf too. I wanted a lightweight one like Harper's, but couldn't find anything in my stash that I thought would work. So I went digging through my pile of old clothes that have been set aside for the perfect project. I found a t-shirt. It was a nice color and large enough for a scarf. So I decided I would make my scarf using this t-shirt. I even remembered to take photos so that I could share with you.
Here's the t-shirt inside. Sorry the lighting wasn't very good.
I used the same method for the flowers on this headband and think it looks better with more flowers. I stitched the lines in different directions to make the flowers curl in different directions. Let me know if anyone else decides to make one. I would love to see it.
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This week I finished up the plush owl ornaments I had half done last week. I also made one of the other ornaments that I have been working on for weeks now. I have them all cut. I just need to find time to finish them. I should have these guys up in the shop by the end of the day.
My latest obsession has been these cardboard dolls. I have been brainstorming and brainstorming of a way to put it all together. I thought they would make great stocking stuffers and want to be able to customize the name on the front. I am not quite there yet but this is what I have so far.
On Saturday afternoon instead of working on all the other stuff I need to finish I decided to make scarves and a headband. I became possessed I swear and there was nothing stopping me.
I also made myself a scarf from an old t-shirt. I have a tutorial that I will have up tomorrow. (Hopefully)
Then I made myself a headband out of an old t-shirt. After all you can never have too many headbands, right.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
I finally finished listing the items I finished last week in the shop. If you get a second, have a look around. I would love to hear what you think. I am still working on wholesale orders but plan to spend some time this weekend finishing up some ornaments for next week.
Guess what? A year ago tomorrow I made my very first sale on Etsy. How cool is that? In honor of my year anniversary I am offering free shipping from today through Monday to my lovely blog friends. All you have to do is put SCS1 in the notes to the seller when you check out. Then I will reimburse you the shipping amount through paypal. I know it isn't much, but a little something to say thank you.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I have been one busy bee this week. I completed a wholesale order for 20 coffee cozies and one owl. I made 2 more owls, a couple of gadget pouches, an owl ornament, some pretty flowers, and some recycled tags to put up in the shop. Now I just need to find the time to edit the photos and actually list them. Hopefully I will be able to get some items up today.
I have 2 more wholesale orders to finish. The sleeves are all sewn and just need to be embellished. I have 4 half done owl ornaments and a whole pile of pieces to make more ornaments. Plus a whole stack of tags to photograph and stamp. Then there are the ideas in my head that I haven't had time to get to yet. I know it will all get done eventually. Sigh.
Happy Crafty Tuesday everyone.
Monday, November 16, 2009
There is something about these berries that drawn me in every year. Maybe it is the bold red color against the rest of the drab colors. Maybe it reminds me that the holidays are near. Whatever the reason, I can't seem to get enough of them.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I am not going to claim that I came up with this idea all by myself. I had the idea to make bows using scrap paper or magazine pages. So I googled it and sure enough I found this video. She uses a brad to hold the bow together. Since I didn't have any brads and did not want to buy any, I searched a little further and found this tutorial. She uses staples and glue dots. She also cuts the strips to different lengths. Here's another one that uses a brad. If you scroll down there is also another tutorial that shows a different type of bow.
In an effort to use as few materials as possible and keep it simple, I tried several different ways and this is what I came up with. I ended up using one staple and a little bit of double sticky tape. It is a little tricky so you can staple more if you like. If you are really good you may be able to get away with just one staple.
What you will need:
magazine or scrap paper
double sided tape
Loop the other side so that you have a figure eight shape.
Grab another strip and place it on the bottom.
Loop both sides. This is where it gets tricky. You have to make sure you are holding all the pieces together so that you don't lose a loop.
Do it again.
Make the loops.
My front was looking a little bare so I started adding strips to the front.
Make your loops.