Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Only one one more painful holiday to go- Christmas.
I've been working on cleaning up my workspace so that I can actually get some sewing done. Also this weekend I bought a jacket for my dog because he has been freezing! I wasn't quite sure if he would like the coat since he doesn't like most of his clothing
Thursday, November 23, 2006
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for:
- My family
- My boyfriend and his generosity
- That I was able to recently quit the job that I hated.
- My chihuahua, Chico
- My fabric collection. YUM!
- My reliable car
- My dentist (thank god I finally found a good one)
- Quitting that stupid job (did I say that already?)
- Living in a free country (even if it is run by an idiot)
- Crafting blogs
- Grocery stores
and finally.....great estate sales.
Last night on a whim I had an idea to make some cute coasters. I had this image of a chihuahua already saved on the computer. I cut out the dog after ironing some fusable webbing to the back. Then I ironed the dog to the gray fabric and the gray fabric to some thick stiff interfacing. I added dark blue felt to the back and sewed all three layers together. They took a couple hours to make and I love them!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
My boyfriend Leslie gives me a handmade card every major holiday. This creative endevour started last Christmas when I complained to my family that instead of buying gifts we should make them. This idea never goes over well. However, Leslie gave me a Christmas card that he made.
He will spend hours looking for the right image out of a catalog or magazine and cut them out. He doesn't think it's creative but I totally disagree.
(FYI- For those of you who don't know him, he is completely obsessed with my chihuahua Chico, nicknamed Tito. He presently calls everything Tito which might or might not explain some of these cards.)
Here is one that he made for my birthday.
And one that he made this year for Thanksgiving or what he likes to think as "Titos-giving."
I just think these cards are the best!
Monday, November 20, 2006
This weekend I started working on a new skirt. I am using an old 60's skirt pattern that I picked up at a estate sale with a bunch of other old patterns- all for $1!!
This is what it looks like so far. Nothing is sewn yet. Just pinned.
I am using this really great fabric I bought at Hancock fabrics and a material I found at the Goodwill that was an unused rice sack. So cool!