Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today is my birthday so I thought I'd share some of my favorites from Etsy. Any item on in this gallery would be an awesome birthday gift (hint hint hubby!)
I've been swamped with work, I have yet to take photos of all the new projects I've been working on. These projects will all be with me at the Funky Finds Spring Fling, so if you're curious you can check them out in person.
Monday, March 23, 2009
and I have a lot of photo to post of my spring break projects. Thanks to my parents for keeping my boys busy I was able to work on a few projects I will be selling at Funky Finds Spring Fling next month. Check back later in the week for a whole lota pictures.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This project has been on my mind for over a year now. I finally had the chance to make it happen. As you may know by now I LOVE Mexican inspired artwork and imagery. I'm also a big fan of sugar skulls and all things Dia De Los Muertos. I however am not a quilter. I've tried my hand at the little squares, not my thing. I've read books and magazines to learn the "Proper" way to make quilts and applique, but really is there a "proper" way to make art? I don't believe so. I put the books back on the shelf and pulled out my sketch book. I drew a couple of designs that I wanted to work on, the Sugar Skulls being on the top of my list. Once I had my design drawn I pulled out my stack of tissue paper. Just plain old gift bag stuffing tissue paper. It was the perfect size. I drew out piece by piece each part of the sugar skulls on the tissue and cut them out. I arranged them on my table to make sure they were the right sizes for what I wanted to do. Then I headed over to Joanns (Quilters Quarters were on sale for $1) and I picked out the colors I wanted to use and I even found the perfect background fabric. It's black with colorful dots, it reminds me of confetti. I cut out all my pieces from the fabric, pinned together and started sewing. No special fusing, just fabric, pins and the zig zag stich on my machine. It took me around 3 days, just because I had a lot of other work on my plate, but I finished it. It's not proper, or perfect but I love it. I'm starting on my second quilt, a sacred heart this time. I've run out of black thread so it's back to the store for my. Hope my little piece of art inspires you to make something unproper today.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I've been swamped with orders the past two weeks that I haven't had a chance to post and tutorials or photos of the projects I was working on. I still need to review my Yudu machine, but I don't like the design I used for my first try I really want to show off something better. So in the meantime I want to share with you an Etsy find I love.
Edesse Designs, I love their donut daily planner. I'm trying to get more organized, scheduling classes, processing orders, tracking shipping, and paying bills, so this little planner is just what I need. Not only that but it's such a cute design and I have a soft spot for DONUTS :)
Have a great day.