Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mon Petit Sac

Here are a couple of photos of my latest project. It's a small little linen bag with some patchwork. I have a new machine that can embroider and sew, it wasn't cheap but it is pretty amazing, it has a little computer in it and a robotic arm...(very hi-tech) and I love it. I have been experimenting with different stitches and styles. Oooooh so exciting...

This bag is pretty easy to make and doesn't take very long.

I decided to create a couple of webcasts on how to make some "very french" projects and I am just finishing the first "how to video" on how to make this bag. Once I am done editing, I will post it here and on youtube, for all of you who want to give it a try.

I will eventually try selling a few of these on my etsy store, once I get the account all set up. Things slow moving and I am very excited to see where this leads...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Strawberry Pin Cushions

Here are some really cute (if I do say so myself) pincushions that I made. I downloaded the pattern off the net and then viola...very easy to make. I am thinking of adding to the fruit family of pin cushions....maybe bananas.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rescued dresser

This is a project I completed a while ago, but wanted to include it.
This dresser used to be bright purple and pretty beaten up. It was mine from when I was a wee child. It was then past down to my two other sisters, where it accumulated writings of old boyfriend's phone numbers and really bizarre "art" drawings. I decided to save this poor dresser from the dumpster.

So I sanded, painted and then covered the front of the drawers with wallpaper (anaglyptic wall paper). I wiped the front wallpaper down with a sponge and some brown stain to give it some depth. I also updated the knobs with some iron ones.
Now I have a brand new piece of furniture.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I must apologize...

I know I have neglected you all, I apologize.
I have been in holidaying in Canada.
Christmas has been extremely, crazy busy, visiting family and friends. I have not posted any crafts lately because most of them were christmas gifts and I know some sneaky sneaks out there that would have liked to have seen their gifts before christmas.
Here is a photo of Santa om a Chicken made for my mother-in-law. I wanted to give her something to add to her chicken/rooster collection.