Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On the Cutting Table

I went to my local fabric shop the other day and I was taken by the beautiful array of spring fabrics on display. The silkiness of the the soft cottons. The adorable designs on the novelty fabrics. And, the enticing collection of the floral prints. Wow, if I could have a house big enough to store it all in, I would snap it up in a heart beat.

Well, I was fortunate enough to snag a few cuties for new projects I'm working on. I just love this cherries on the cotton fabric. Oh so cute!!! Don't you just hate cutting into cute and pretty fabrics??? Or, is it just me?
Well, let's see.... What is on my cutting table?
  • Cherries and red and white polka dot fabric
  • My rotary cutter - can't live without it
  • Gingher Dressmaker Sheers - I love these scissors.
  • A scallop-edged template
  • Cake pincushion - Yes, I actually do use the things I make.
Hmmm, something is missing. Where the heck is my ruler? Can't start without that. Well, stay tuned to see if i find the ruler. Until then, the fabric is safe for now.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spool Sitter Pincushions

Looking outside and the beautiful colors spring produces, I wanted to bring a little bit of the that spring into my craftroom. So, I decided to make more pincushions. Not cakes or pastries this time, but flowers.

These little rays of sunshine are crocheted using mercerized cotton thread. The bright color tees just add and additional punch of spring. They fit perfectly on top of any standard sized spool of thread.

Aren't these guess the perfect gifter for that crafter on your list? I've got these up in my Etsy Shop.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Well, Hello Dolly

Wow. I had so much fun creating these little girls. I was inspired by these little creations. I just thought these were the cutest things made by Alicia. This is my interpretation of the little dolls. I love to crochet, among other things, and decided to crochet each one a little dress using thread. I forgot how tiny thread was, but I so love the outcome. It was worth the time and effort put into each doll. I have more in the works but I was so excited to share these with you that I just had to upload them.
I currently have them listed in my Etsy shop but will also add to my store as well. So, pop over to the etsy shop and see them individually. I'll get them on my website soon, too. Just not today.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Grandma's Old Fashion Strawberry Preserves

I so love strawberries from the sweet smell to the soft flesh. This year I plan to grow strawberries in my little garden but I decided to make some using felt as well. I thought these turned out really cute. The best part of all, they are scented and smell just like strawberry preserves.

I thought using a mason jar decorated with a strawberry tag and Grandma's label was just the added touch these little berried needed.

I think these will make great play food item and a sweet smelling gift for a sweet little strawberry loving little girl. These strawberries will be in season all year long. You can find them in my Etsy Shop. Pick yourself some today.