Monday, May 19, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Last night, I acccidentally stabbed myself only 10 times and drew blood about 4 times--this is definitely a sign that I'm getting better at needle felting! Don't worry--I always bandage before I touch my creations so that they don't get all bloody. Wanna see what I made?
Meet Mervin the Itty Bitty Guinea Piggie.
This lil' guy measures about 1 inch in length and 1/2 inch in height. He comes with a yummy bed of green grass that measures 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Mervin is needle felted from Mauch Chunky Wool Roving and his bed of grass is hand felted as well.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Another cool thing about the pro account is that now I have stats about where my view are coming from! Very cool! I just love all that informationy stuff...
check check check it out!
Friday, April 18, 2008
See where the needle went right through my finger???? ewwww....
Then, to top it all off, this morning I accidentally stepped on a felting needle. Those little SOBs have barbs on it so as I pulled it stung sooooo bad!
geeze la-weeze....I shouldn't be allowed to craft!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Here is an excerpt from the ECD team blog to explain it:
Nearly 30 of our team members' shops are participating, some with more than one free gift, which means there are over 30 free gifts out there waiting for you!It starts on Friday, April 18 and lasts for a limited time, so hurry over to our shops to see what we've got!Free gifts include: hand knit baby booties, screwball toy, wool covers, doll diapers, wetbags, a variety of wipes, wipe wetter travel spray, natural diaper salve, and, yes, more than a few entire diapers! Some shops are also offering additional specials, such as buy-one-get-one free sales, or percents off entire stock.TO WINJust go to a participating store and browse through our listings looking for the team image:
When you find it, you know you've found the featured listing--the one with the free gift attached! (some stores have more than one!) Purchase that item, get that gift!
My free item is going to be any 2 sets of wipes FREE from my store if you can find and purchase the item with that cool logo picture!
Good luck and Shop Away!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I'm almost done with my super cool bicycle butt baby diaper covers! My other newest creation has been "Schmidty Shorts" which are Fluff-A-Rump wool diaper covers that keep the breezes on baby's kneezes!
Monday, April 7, 2008
I only gouged my finger once, not too much blood was gushing... but needle felting sure takes a lot of stabbing! I went a little overboard with my wool roving collecting, though. I now have to find some kind of container that is big enough to fit 3,873 ounces of wool roving in too many colors to count!
I'm addicted... All I can think about is hopefully getting the chance to work on a bicycle themed pair of wool soakers tonight! We'll see if we can get the dog to stop puking long enough for me to finish it...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
When the Wedge received them they looked at each pair and squealed in delight at the cuteness of each one. To see how excited they were about them really made it all worth while. Now, I have more time to restock and focus on my Etsy store. I'm having so much fun with my new sewing machine that I bought with the money I made from the wholesale order, I wonder what fun creation I will make next?
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I had decided to repurpose a pair of 3-6 month baby old navy overalls and I was so excited to do patchwork again (I used to love to do patchwork goodness) I was chuggin' along and everything was going pretty well, except the thread kept breaking and I'd have to re thread the godforsaken thing again and again...but, everything was lookin' so fine! There were three columns of square patches in a simple pattern, and I even put backing on so insides would be finished and soft. I created a little free form patchwork applique to cover the ugly old navy tag, using this cool iron on transfer stuff, and then an elastic stretch stitch to make sure that it adhered well.
I was ready to attach the patchwork to the seam on the legs when I discovered that I hadn't made the strips long enough....GRRRRR! and of course at the baby had to wake up and start fussing and fussing so I had to stop what I was doing (even though I really didn't want to) and rock her back to sleep. So, I decided that I would put little ruffles onto the bottom edge to give it a little more length and, by golly, when I actually attached them they looked so much cuter than if I had just had plain patchwork! I was pleased with myself...very proud...I knew I was coming into the homestretch of the project.
I always get such a rush when I finish a delicious crafty craft and I was looking forward to seeing how this beauty was going to turn out. Let me tell you...attaching ruffles is no small feat! So, I have everything ironed and ready to sew together, I sit down at the machine, put the pieces together, start sewing, and CRACK! The needle snaps in half. Son of a #@$%! I searched frantically for another needle, but I knew deep in my heart that there were no more...so close...I was so very close to finishing my lil lovely overalls...sigh...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Right now they are called "Embellished Prefold Cloth Diaper with matching Cloth Baby Wipes"
YAWN! How boring! I'm sure a wicked sweet name will come to me in a dream or something...
I also finished about 20 Fluff-A-Rump wool diaper covers and I'm really excited to see if people will be interested in them! All of my diaper covers are one of a kind because I make them out of upcycled wool sweaters.
I just love how cute these diaper covers are on lil baby butts!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
My mom always said, "if everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?" yes mom. I would. Everyone else in the world seems to have a blog, so I want one too!
I want to share with the world my wacky adventures in crafting and bein' in the Etsy scene.
Tonight I planned to sew some wool diaper covers (my speciality) and I sincerely sat down in front of my machine to do it. I threaded the needle and pressed the petal....F*#&!...the thread broke. So I threaded the needle again, positioned the fabric, pressed the petal....a couple seconds of stitching...God D#@&! Son of a @#%*!... One more try....threaded the needle, positioned the fabric, took a deep breath, pressed the petal... S*&#! and that my friend, is why they call me the cussin' crafter.