Friday, June 17, 2011

Made for Me.

It seems I'm always sewing something. There's rarely a day when my sewing machine doesn't get used, but I very seldom make anything to keep for myself. So when I picked up a copy of 101 Patchwork Projects at the bookstore last month, I knew I wanted to make the beautiful patchwork pillow covers featured by Lunden Designs.
I'd been sitting on some fat quarters from Joel Dewberry's "Aviary 2", collection, and this was the perfect project to use some of this fabulous fabric.

I only have one finished so far, and wanted to get some pictures of it before it is destroyed by children and/or pets. I have the second one pieced together and still need to finish it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"It's freaky looking."

"It's freaky looking." Not exactly the response I was looking for when I showed my husband the doll I'd been laboring over for hours. How little he knows about the doll world. I've seen much freakier dolls than this one.
After posting a pic of it on Facebook, the consensus is that he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ladies' Craft Brunch

I'm kicked up in my bed with my laptop, and a nap is on the horizon for sure, but I wanted to post some pictures from brunch today. I had a few friends over for (way too much) food, mimosas and crafting.

My sister and niece came over last night and we made cute little toppers for the quiches I'd made.

I found inspiration for brunchy goodness at Clockwork Lemon's blog, and roasted some baby red potatoes then tossed them with apple chicken sausage, caramelized onions, arugula and smoked cheddar.
We also had this lovely Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake, which is just sinfully good; soft, tangy and sweet. Here's a pic before it got slathered with cream cheese icing.

But enough about the food. We also actually did do a bit of crafting. As a fabric hoarder who can't stand to throw even the tiniest scraps away, I have accumulated quite a few very small pieces of fabric; perfect for covered button crafts. I gathered the scraps up and they looked so cute in the little fabric baskets I'd made, especially paired with my new scrappy jelly jar covers that make charming little vases.

Annaliese was the only one who would consent to having her photo taken, and you should have seen the horrified looks my other guests gave me at the mention of the words "camera" and "pictures". I thought everyone looked lovely though.

And here's a picture of the fruits of our labors. We made fabric covered buttons in various sizes and then turned them into fridge magnets, bobby pins, earrings and ponytail holders. I had so much fun, can't wait for the next craft brunch. If anyone has any good ideas for group crafting projects, I'd love to hear about them.