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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scrappy Penny Pillow Cover

I finished a little scrappy penny pillow cover which I have listed in my Etsy shop! I raided my scrap basket for this and used some Osnaburg for the background and a black/tan checked homespun for the back! It is 12x12 ~ you can get an insert at either JoAnn's or Hancock's. I think I'll have to make a couple of these myself!!

Hope y'all have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just A Quickie...

Just a little quickie today...

I found this cute pattern in a pile of stuff I was going through. I don't even remember when I got it. I will not be using it and was wondering if someone out in blogland would like it? If so, leave a comment here on this post and Wednesday morning I'll pick someone and mail it to that person. I guess this is a contest of sorts, but not really ~ just wanting to find a good home for a cute Indygo Junction pattern!!!

Hope y'all have a happy Monday (if such a thing is possible)!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Feeling Accomplished!!

I love the feeling of accomplishment when I actually finish stitching a piece and then really "finish" it!! And I'm enjoying that feeling right now! I finished La-D-Da's Bird In Hand last night and made it into a cute box. I got the paper mache box at Hobby Lobby, spraypainted it Espresso Brown (which is what I had on hand), and lined it with some fabric I had in my stash which was absolutely perfect for the piece ~ the pinwheel flowers on the fabric really matched the pattern. All I needed to do was drab it some with some Rit Dye (Tan). Then I mounted the stitched piece on top of the box and used some chenille that I also dyed to trim around it. Ta-Da!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, peaceful Thanksgiving! Now, go forth and stimulate the economy!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Stitching Lately

Well, I had hoped to do some stitching this past weekend, but it was not to be...we discovered pantry moths in our pantry ~ Yuck!! So the entire weekend was spent emptying the pantry, throwing out food, and cleaning. These are pantry moths:

And here is the empty pantry (with holes filled in with sheetrock mud) and most of the food and stuff all in our kitchen....

Is there an upside to pantry moths? Why yes, there is! A totally redone pantry with new paint & new wood shelves ~ I hate that wire shelving!!! Plus, throwing out tons of stuff never used. I mean, really, how many years does one need to keep that bottle of vanilla extract?

Anyway, I hope to get more stitching done this long weekend (five days off for me ~ yay)! 

And now, I have just have to leave you with this offering from YouTube!  It's hilarious!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Penny Rug

Just wanted to share a penny rug candle mat that I'm putting together with some colorful wool scraps. Instead of using a black base, I'm using a yummy chocolate brown wool that used to be someone's nice skirt! Just need to stitch the pennies onto the mat and then I'll back it with a piece of homespun or another piece of wool ~ haven't made up my mind yet.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wool Bundles For Sale

I'm going through my upcycled wool ~ I've got more than I will use in this lifetime!!! So I am bundling different pieces together for sale. The pieces are different sizes and you will get a total of approximately 1095 square inches. The wool has already been washed and dried (felted).  There are different thicknesses ~ coat weight, pants/skirt weight.  You could even overdye this wool using tea or perhaps Ritz dye.  Perfect to add to your stash for penny rugs, applique, etc.!!  I've got 3 of this particular wool bundle available for sale. 

I'm selling this bundle of wool (12 pieces) for $10. S/H in the US will be $3.50. Let me know if you're interested! I'm going to be listing these in my Etsy shop either today or tomorrow.


Just wanted to share the strawberries that I finished and listed on Etsy!!




Saturday, November 13, 2010

Not Too Much To Talk About!

It's been a very hectic week for me with work ~ and I am so thankful I have work right now. My DH is working on a day-to-day basis with his job.

I am finishing up two more of my strawberry pincushions which I hope to list on Etsy this weekend ~ I will post pictures soon!

I have been doing some rummaging through my craft room trying to downsize a little. I found these magazine binder strips that you can use to put magazines in a 3-ring binder. I have 36 of them that I will not use. I would like to sell them for $12 which includes postage in the US. Let me know if you are interested. Below is an example of what they look like.

I'm also going through some of my upcycled wool ~ I think I have more than I will ever use.  I have already felted the wool, but I have not overdyed them.  I'm going to try that this week to see what kind of results I get with the wool that I'm going to keep for myself.  The remainder will be cut into fat 1/8ths for sale.  They will be bundled up in different colors and hopefully someone will be able to use them!

Well, that's all for right now

Friday, November 5, 2010

Amazing Giveaway at EverythingEtsy

There's an amazing giveaway at EverythingEtsy this week ~ I came upon it late. But, really, please don't go there and enter. Please??? I want to win the fabric!!!