Monday, November 1, 2010

It is ON!

30 Days of Creativity is born!

Today I made an apron... adorable and covered in Owls, and available for purchase in my Etsy Shop!

As I discover new and awesome crafts, I'll post process photos and how-tos here!

Here's to 29 more days!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Upcoming Challenge...

...30 Days of Creativity!

During the month of November I will attempt to create something every day! And write about it!

I think this is an awesome opportunity to make a dent in my (overly large) fabric stash... And get me back in the habit of making stuff. The summer has been a tough time of year -- the pull of the sun and wonderful weather has kept me outside. I'm kind of looking forward to crafting indoors and catching up on my Netflix viewing.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

my project runway

Well, look at that! We're still around! Things have been a little hectic in Procraftination land, but we're still kickin'. In fact, I have a little side project up my sleeve! Since it is rather related to this blog, I feel it entirely necessary to point it out. So, until we meet again, here's another place to get your fix for crafting.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


My BFITWWW (Bestest Friend in the Whole-Wide-World) from high school lives a mere mile from my house. Do I ever see her? No. Well, hardly ever. We do get together at least once a year for her birthday - when she has a Stampin' Up party! The friends who craft together, stay together. :) In any case, she is a member of a "stamp club" and I get to crash on occasion. Last night was one of those nights, and I just had to share the card I walked out with! It is so NOT my style, and I would never have made it on my own, but it's lovely just the same. And, of course, I dropped some major coinage on stamp sets I will maybe use once. (But this year's Christmas Cards are going to be SO CUTE!!!)


Have you been looking high and low for that perfect duvet for your bed? Disappointed with the selections in your local home stores, and even in the wide world of the internets? I know I have been, and so was a friend of mine. So, to make her transition to her hip and cool Uptown apartment even more awesome I sewed up a duvet cover for her. (I apologize for the photo quality -- cell phones are meant to be phones, not cameras.) IKEA had some great new fabric in a bright citrus yellow with dandelion-ish white explosions. I bought a little over 3 yards (queen size quilts at IKEA run 86" square) because I wanted to be sure to be able to center the pattern, and at the time thought I might make shams as well. (Overly ambitious of me.) I bought 3 yards of a heavier white fabric to the top and bottom, and a queen-size flat sheet for the back. After I confirmed the width of the yellow fabric, I figured out how wide the top and bottom panels needed to be (I shortened the top to around 12" and made the bottom panel around 20" -- for visual interest?) I trimmed and sewed, then had to figure out where on earth I was going to find 8 square feet of space to lay it out and pin it. But it happened. Then I sewed the top and sides, and the bottom leaving 36" of space for the quilt-insert opening. But how to close it? I wasn't about to try button holes, and I didn't want to leave it all gaping open... so I thought "Grommets! Grommets and grosgrain ribbon!" And so it is. It turned out great! And now I wonder why I never made one for myself.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

6-Year-Old's Birthday!

I've been lucky enough to be blessed with an invite to a fabulous birthday soiree, which will include not ONLY a pinata, but also a bounce house! (I hope I get to play, too!) So what does one give to a 6-year-old princess? I'm embarrassed to say I did some internet research to see what the kids are into nowadays... but I settled on something that I think I would have enjoyed, and also inspires the imagination!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Making it productive!

Okay, so maybe you don't *want* your vacation time to be productive. But, if you DO, I suggest: bringing SO many projects that you can't help but be into working on at least one of them. I'm spending a few days on "the North Shore" (of Lake Superior) and I brought with me: (3) cross-stitch projects, (3) books, and (2) skeins of yarn for crocheting. And some magazines. And my laptop. It was total overload, but hopping from one to another was sort of therapeutic in a way.