Monday, July 20, 2009

I Think That I Need This

I was just doing some blog reading on one of my many favorite blogs called Handmade and Homebaked by Peptogirl. She just participated in the Renegade Craft Faire and got to meet Twinkie Chan. I am so envious!
Twinkie Chan is awesome and creates these fun things that you just have to check out in order to get the full effect. I became a fan of her work a while back when I accidentally came across her site while looking for cupcake related items, but this one above is by far my favorite.
Her site is so much fun to visit you just have to check it out for yourself. I think everyone needs a cupcake scarf. I know I do. One of these days when I save up enough cash and can justify it, I just might buy one.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Favorite Things

I don't get very much time anymore to do any blog reading. I used to have just five or six craft blogs and a few mommy blogs that I would read, but my problem is, that I have so many great blogs in my favorites area, that I get overwhelmed and really don't get to many of them. So I pick out a few of my favorites once a week and try to catch up. These ladies are everyday bloggers unlike myself, and really keep them running like a fine tuned machine. So here are a few that I found inspiring today. I always love the full color pictures. I am visual you see, so these make me happy....................................

First off is Bitter Betty's Blog. She has a great rick rack tutorial for her cafe curtains. I am done with blinds. It's all about the cute cafe curtains. So easy to make, you can change them up as often as you like. Look at her beautiful kitchen. Nice. And then, there is this beautiful jacket that she made. Love it. Wished I owned it. IKEA fabric. Next, we have Posie Gets Cozy. This picture here is off an old post, but I love the color and design of the scrapbooking paper that has been framed.

Thirdly, I love reading Naughty Secretary Club. Jennifer Perkin's mom made this fabulous little piece of kitsch for her yard. This definitely made me want to learn to mosaic. One craft I really really want to try. So that was my inspiration for today. I have been busy filling a few
orders for people before I head out on vacation. Hope to be in full blogging order when I get back.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wall Art with Fabric

Grab your staple gun and let's get started. This is an awesome project to do and you can also switch them out by the season if you so desire. Thought this tutorial by Whiz Bang Fabrics in S.F. was awesome. I thought I could take pictures of mine, but their tutorial was way more effective. I have a canvas that has a hole in it and this is what I did to cover it up. When life gives you lemons..................

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Naughty Secretary's Club Contest

I opened my Facebook account this morning and saw that Jennifer Perkins from the Naughty Secretary's Club was having a contest for a new sewing book called, "Chic and Simple Sewing." This book looks like it has some really great patterns and beautiful pictures in it. I really love books that have skill levels and this book has that. Nice. So if I don't win this book (please, please, please, let me win this book) I am definitely going to out and purchase it. If you want to enter the contest, follow the link above to Jennifer's blog and leave her a comment about sewing books. It's that easy!

It's That Time of Year Again

It's that time of year again! Time for the "My Favorite Things Swap" over at the According To Kelly blog. I am so excited. I participated last year and had an awesome swap partner, Heather from Chit Chat and Jibber Jabber who sent me the most awesome of SWAP gifts. I am really looking forward to see what this year has in store and have been thinking about what I am going to be sending out to my SWAP partner. HMMMMMMMM?