Monday, February 18, 2008

Hello Spring?

I picked up some snap clips last week thinking it was time that I had something other than bobby pins for my hair. Once I got started making these I couldn't quit. They're so fun and easy and make for a perfect -between projects- craft.

These are in the shop.
Here are two failed attempts at making a fat bunny. Now I've got 2 only slightly chubby bunnies. Cute, but not at all what I was going for. These are also in the shop.

This bunny talk has me thinking about Easter, which is just around the corner. I love Easter! It's the best time to find pastels in the stores. Well, sometimes it's the only time to find pastels. Look what I found at Target in the dollar bins, silicone cupcake baking cups 6 for $1, in the yummiest colors. At Michael's they are $9.99 for 8! I may have to go back and buy a few more. I'm thinking they could prove useful for all sorts of things other than baking. I've never actually baked in silicone cups I've used silicone muffin and loaf pans with no trouble. Any idea how these work? They seem like a pain to wash.

I am so very ready for Spring. More so than usual this time of year. This winter has been very wet and very gray and I'm quite done with it. The sun was shining most of the weekend and it was absolutely lovely. The first real sign that Spring is near. Hooray!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sewing machine + paper = LOVE! I think the possibilities for this could be endless.

Hope you're having a lovely day of love!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Let's Sew Something

Crafty Wonderland was lots of fun on Sunday. It was pretty mellow but we kept busy in our little corner. I wish I'd remembered the camera so I could share pictures of our new display pieces, mostly courtesy of IKEA. Display has always proved very challenging for me. It seems I am always struggling to find pieces that will hold a lot of items but will be easy to transport. I don't know how many times I've bought a shelf or table thinking it was going to be the answer only to use it once and decide it's all wrong. On the plus side, I've got all sorts of lovely shelves around the house that I otherwise would never have bought. I think we're getting closer to having it all streamlined though which is very exciting!

I've just put six sewing sets and a few new softies in the shop. I found some lovely new fleece and wool so I'll be adding more new softies soon.

On another note, I am not sure what is the best way to reply to comments. How do you do it? I usually leave a comment on the commenter's blog, but is there a better/easier way to directly reply to comments?

Friday, February 08, 2008

Hello Hello

I've got all sorts of new lovelies for the shop (including the above pictured), which I will be posting next week. I'm busily getting ready for Crafty Wonderland tomorrow. Do stop by and say hello if you're in Portland. It's at the Doug Fir Lounge from 11 - 4. Fun!