Saturday, October 25, 2008

Metal Stamping

I recently fell in loved with stamped metal jewelry and I was having a hard time deciding what to buy when it hit me that I could make the jewelry myself!  That way I can have as many different necklaces as I want!  I just ordered the supplies today - I can't wait for them to arrived - I am so excited!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Baby Blanket

This baby blanket is fleece backed and stitched with pink and green stitching.  I was happy with how the folds down the middle of the blanket turned out and I like the contrast between the black, white, and pink.  I also am happy with how modern looked the blanket is.  The white fabric is a white on white fabric which you can't really tell from the pictures...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Very Own Etsy Shop!

I am so excited - I just opened an Etsy shop - who knows if I will have any luck with it but I hope that people are interested in the things I made.   Here is a sample of a wall quilt that I am selling.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Abstract ATCs

Here are the three Abstract ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I made for the swap I am participating in.  I have never made ATCs before (2.5 x 3.5 pieces of art) but I am pretty happy with how they turned out.  I used scrapbooking paper and alcohol inks to make them and embellished with a few brads and beads.  I hope my swap partners like them too.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Baby Stuff

Here are a few other baby things that I have recently made for the craft fair....

Wall Quilt

I just finished a new wall quilt that I am going to try to sell at an upcoming craft fair I may do with my neighbor.  It is kind of retro looking and fun.  I went with bead embellishments again - it is becoming one of my favorite looks.  Overall I was very happy with how it turned out - it had very minimal bunching and I liked the color mix.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My First Quilt Swap

I am so excited - I just finished my first quilt swap doll quilt!  I am VERY happy with the results which unfortunately means that I am going to have a really hard time parting with it.  This is one of my favorite things that I have ever made - I love how much texture it has.  It was inspired by my swap partner so I would never have gotten the idea if it hadn't been for the swap but it is depressing to see it go.  I hope my swap partner loves it as much as I do or I will be disappointed.  I can't wait to see what I get in return...

I ended up doing some raw edge applique for the first time on this quilt and some bead embellishment.  It went pretty well overall - I like how it looks - especially how the fabric colors work together.  I will have to use raw edge applique again in the future.

(I don't think the pictures do it justice but here they are anyways...)

New Sewing Room

I have a new sewing room now!   We converted our empty room to have two tables set up for me at all times.  Now I will be able to sit down and sew while Chase naps or when I get a 20 minute break here and there.  I am so excited - I hope this enables me to get to all of my crafting projects.