Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It is nice to have titles..

I am still playing with my layout for this little blog. I hope you all don't mind the experimenting! I am almost done with one tiny project that I am working on. I should have most of it done tonight and, once I get some elastic wasit tape, I should be complete. I'll post about that soon. It is very simple really but I hope it will be a hit.

Most of the things I am working on are Fall/Winter related. I figured if I could give myself a few months to work on things I might actually get them done. Here is one of the items that will be getting made:
It was a really hot day when I took this picture. It was a little hard to put on a winter scarf with wool lining but a crafsters got to do.. I made this a few years ago and it has always been on my mind to make more. It actually started out as an actual quilt that I got too lazy to finish! It is quite warm and has gotten a lot of use these few years.

This is some of the fabric I picked up to start making them. They will be a mix of new and vintage materials. Country modern, I think, would be a good way to describe these scarves. Really, that is a good way to describe just about everything I make.

Now that the babe is sound asleep (for now) I should get to work!

Monday, July 30, 2007

A little more about the bunnies I mentioned in the previous post. I found these bunnies at a yard sale not to long ago. They are on my list of projects to do.. I want to make some new clothes for them. There was also a HUGE pile of Afghans but none of them were really anything I could use.

This little bunny I am having a hard time parting with. I was going to give them all away as presents but she just seems to fit on my sewing desk so sweetly. I also like her little dress and can't really imagine her without it. I think I will let her stay with me for a while and see what happens.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Good news! I now have a home Internet connection...woot woot.. granted it is very slow at the moment but that should be remedied soon. Trying to connect to a Mac from a PC is remarkably more complicated than I would have expected.

Lots of visiting this week! Lots of pictures to show over the coming days of that. I have been taking lots of pictures of my craft area and my little helpers. I also had a great conversation with a new shop owner downtown who was excited to hear about some of my ideas. Now...to start hunkering down to make things!

Here are a few random things I have been working on/have happened this past week:

Trying out some fabric manipulation techniques.

Baby and Daddy playing at Grandma's house.

A couple of naked bunnies I found for a steal at a yard sale. They need some clothes and new homes!

Playing with Grandpa's hat.

Cutting out fabric for another project.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Just thought I would drop in and say have a nice weekend! Had a nice steamy hot Friday with a BBQ coming up in a few minutes. The babe is hanging out with my set of Grandparents and babbling away. He really has Mama and Dada down pat.. now if he would say it to us : ) He just wolfed down his first peach..yumm.

Lots of good crafting news to come. All kinds of things falling into place. Hopefully the higher powers are trying to tell me something.. I am a little afraid of creating a demand with no product! It is all tucked neatly (or not) in my head.. I should scan some journal pages so you can see the chaos/ thought process.

Hope you like the new banner..I think there will be some changes to the blog over the next week or so. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Good afternoon. Still no Internet at home! (This is from my Grandmothers house) It is getting a little frustrating to have it hanging in the hands of a 16 year old.

Kevin and I have some plans to maybe have a booth at a local art festival. We'll see if I can make enough stuff! I will be working really hard.

Eliot gets closer to walking every day. He climbed up on a low box the other day. He is babbling his own little language, so cute. It is still hard to leave him in the mornings and I look forward to the day I can stay with him.

I am really addicted to This American Life these days. Take a listen sometime.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I tried to make some sun tea but I have been thwarted by clouds. I was hoping it would just sort of keep steeping but I am afraid cloud tea is not the same.
I have been scouting out new fabrics again. I think I am going to get some of this:
for a duvet cover. I was too late in ordering the bird fabric in the previous post so I will have to come up with something else for pillows. I think I have changed my mind on the bunny print but I am good at wavering back and forth.

More baby pictures..these are from Fort Williams.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Eliot has been eating like crazy these days. He can't get enough. He now likes cheese, summer squash and watermelon. He gets very expressive and dramatic during feeding times. It is very charming.

We have been going to the beach as much as possible the past few weeks so I will have some more baby pictures of those days. Kevin has been happy being the BBQ master and I have been happy eating the results.

My father is coming up for a visit these next 2 weeks. I haven't seen him in a long time and this will be his first meeting with the boy. I am sure we will have loads of fun.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Good morning! We had a busy weekend. We went to the wedding of my cousin in NH. We passed so many yard sales along the way I kept having to catch my breath and do some deep breathing because we didn't have time to stop. Eliot did well and managed to sleep pretty well that evening. And.. drum roll please... I have pictures!
These two were taken at the wedding. Trying to wrangle Eliot on the dance floor and keep from eating the rose petals:
He had a good time standing and showing off for the relatives.

Sunday we ( I should say Kevin) spent doing a lot of house stuff like hanging towel bars, cleaning and various childproofing. It rained A LOT! A very stormy day. I managed to catch a raindrop in mid splash from our little porch (click for a more detailed image):

I have been working hard to get some crafting work going. This is a sneak peak of a bag that I am working on. It is a combo of machine and hand embroidery on a linen blended fabric. I need to cut out a handle and sew it up. I have another one in the works that I am going to try some different embroidery on and a little bit of applique and fabric manipulation.

Monday, July 09, 2007

My computer is fixed! Turns out some of the memory was loose and the fan was screwed up. Not back in its rightful place but it will be picked up this afternoon barring major meltdowns. Here are some pictures of fabric I am interested in for some throw pillows and bunny curtains for Eliot's room. He stood up for 10 seconds yesterday! Now if he just puts one foot in front of the other...

Friday, July 06, 2007

My blog is looking a little naked without pictures! We have been taking some really fun ones of the adventures of Eliot. Eliot by the sea side, Eliot eating grass, playing airplane with Dad and sleeping in the car seat. We went to Fort Williams yesterday and had a little sit down while watching the waves. I really like the rock beach there. The sound of the waves going in and out rustling up the round stones is like a maraca shaking. We have been lucky enough to have gorgeous 75 degree days for almost a week with no humidity. Seems as though it has turned around to some showers today but, at least, I do get more done when it rains.

Kevin has been hanging a lot of art around the house. I think he gets nostalgic for Australia on these occasions.

My computer is now at the shop. They said they would call me either today or the beginning of next week to let me know how much it will cost and how long it will take. Feels like a loooong time to me, although Kevin has said he has been enjoying the electronic free life. We put the TV away but he has been playing a lot with the new video camera he got. Fun toy.

Well.. I feel like I am rambling on. Have a lovely day and stay tuned for LOTS of pictures : ).
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