Tagged, and a Tea Towel Tote

January 25, 2007 at 11:03 pm | Posted in Memes, Sewing/Crafts | 7 Comments

I guess I’m It! I’ve been tagged to share 6 weird things about myself, courtesy of Brooke at Three Pink Trees. Here goes nothin’:

  1. I don’t like the words “cluster,” “spigot,” and “moist.” One of my friends likes to talk about clusters of moist spigots just to irritate me.
  2. I can write backwards, upside-down, and backwards-and-upside down.
  3. I was kicked out of boarding school.
  4. I can fold my tongue into a three-leaf clover.
  5. I am extremely clown averse.
  6. I met my husband because I was dating his roommate.

Part of this meme is that I have to subject 6 other bloggers to it, so I’m tagging:

Have fun with it, ladies!

 My friend and I had another crafty day today. I made another soft fabric box, this one out of a Martha Stewart tea towel and some red upholstery fabric.

tea towel box

Rhubarb bear

January 23, 2007 at 2:42 pm | Posted in plush, Sewing/Crafts, WIP | 2 Comments

No feet yet, but I’m working on them. I just  wanted to photograph him before the light was gone.

rhubarb bear

I’ll write more about him when he’s done :o)

January Color-iffic Swap-o-rama

January 5, 2007 at 3:38 pm | Posted in Sewing/Crafts, swaps | 7 Comments

This month on flickr’s Color-iffic swap-o-rama, the colors were red and white. I have lots of craft materials in those colors, so it was particularly nice to be able to use mostly what I had on hand.

January Swaporama

Here’s the whole package. I forwarded on some very nice items I’d received from some other swaps, but didn’t get around to using yet, like those super sleek square enamel stickers in the middle and some of Jenna’s pretty red and white yo-yos. I’ve given up on the yo-yo quilt idea for now and will use the ones I’ve gotten for embellishments on other crafts.

january swap mosaic

Clockwise from top left:

  • Buttons, a perennial favorite to give and receive in swaps. I love how the flower ones coordinate so well with that floral fabric I used.
  • Birdie. One of the requirements of the swap is that you include at least handmade item. He has a string for hanging.
  • Purse sized photo album. I took out the cover and replaced it with fabric, to which I’d fused her initial. I hope there’s more than one “I” girl in the swap, or I’ve blown my cover on the secret swap. I had to flip the floral fabric over to the wrong side; the letter didn’t show up well against the bright pattern
  • Beads in a cute container. I stashed the buttons in the other half of the container.
  • Tissue holder (for those purse-sized packets). My first! This was super easy to do. It’s even lined with the red Swiss dot fabric.
  • Ribbon rose brooch with beads.

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