Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Grey world

January in Ottawa is cold, dark and grey.  I need to infuse some colour into my crafting.

Here's my inspiration for this week:

I'm using these nautical flags as a start point to a new project.  They are so chipper and bright.  I think there's a fun project to be done with spelling out words with them.

Updates to come.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oooh, broken promises!

A little pillow case I made for my sister, because she likes the Santorini fabric

Remember at the end of the last post when I promised 'more posting, more often'?  Well, that was clearly not the truth.

So, here I am. 

Let's see... in crafting news, I received a new Pfaff sewing machine from my husband!  It's pretty awesome and about 7000% better than what I was sewing on before.  Pfaffy and I just have to make friends and figure each other out and then I'm sure I'll get rocking on that.

As a practice run on the new machine I made some cloth napkins.  I think they are a great thing to make because they are environmentally friendly, take virtually no time  take virtually no fabric and, once mastered, will make a great house-warming present, etc. (Not to mention, a possible craft business item!)

Don't have the photos taken yet.  Spent the bulk of the week alone as hubby was traveling for work, so I'm afraid that crafting is always the first thing to go during busy times.  Sad, but true.

Will post a cloth napkin mini-tute when I get rolling again.

Here are a few things that have been inspiring me these days:

Vintage Cateye glasses onesie, by Ashley Ann

Craftzine's Top 100 craft tutorials of 2009

Make it and Love it's Gathered Flannel Scarf Tutorial

Oh!  The inspiration is not missing, that's for sure.  Just time.  Always time.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Forgive the absense of new stuff, but I've been so busy with the holidays, the move across the continent, the travel to see family, etc, that I haven't had much posting time.

That being said, I'm super-excited about getting settled and fully unpacked and getting to work on some new crafty projects.  My goal for 2010 is to make some money from crafting.  I'm really curious about the process and to find out how hard it will be to make a go at it.

If my friend Phil's reaction to his crafted gift is anything to go on, I would make a mint.  I think he's a special audience though.  I had very high expectations of his reaction, and was not disappointed.  Take a look:

Phil was house-sitting for us while we were away and so we got to spend the last 2 weeks 'over-lapping' as he waited to get into his new place.  Having him here for Christmas morning was a great gift and the boys loved having him.  His move out starts today and job #1 is to get the "Phillow" over safely.

It was my first embroidery project ever, and I couldn't have laughed more.

Happy New Year to everyone.  I'll be posting much more often now, so watch for my new stuff.