Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Glittery Art

I picked up two prints in NYC back in October and had them framed shortly after I returned, but I've been forgetting to take pictures of them to share here.

They are from Verrier Handcrafted and I love them.  In fact, I spent way too much time going through their selection -- it was so hard to narrow it down to just two.

I chose a print for the girls' room:
"Sisters are just different dresses from the same closet."  I'm usually not one for inspirational quotes and whatnots, but I liked this one.  I framed it with a pretty metallic orange:
Ugh...I really was not on my A-game with photography when I took these.  Sorry.

Then I picked up one for me:
The collar says "Take me to Tokyo."  I liked that, too.  It also got framed with a metallic frame, but in green.  I had a hard time choosing one for myself.  It was between a Tokyo one and a "Take me to NYC" one.  I did see on their website that they have a tote bag with a Take me to NYC quote on it....that would be fun.  I do like tote bags.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Things From My Mom

My mudder sent me a box of things, which included some hand-crafted goodies.  She made these little ornaments for my Christmas tree:

 Then she did the cross stitch on two pillowcases:
 She also did the cross stitch on these tulip squares.  She sent six of them and I'm considering putting them into two twin sized quilts for the girls.  I don't's just an idea.
 Thanks, Mom!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

More Bookmarks

My mom sent me a bunch of pages that she had colored in her old folks' coloring group so that I could laminate them for my Little Free Library bookmarks.

They turned out all right:

I made 60 of them from the sheets.  That will last us for a while.  The bookmarks are a hit out in the library.

My oldest also drew some bookmarks for the library:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fairy Wings

I have had these fairy wings partially made since December.  I made one set of wings in purple for my niece for Christmas, then I made the blue ones, and then the second set of purple sat on my sewing machine half-made for these past six months.  Blah.  

I found the pattern (why do I always want to call it a recipe?) via Cat on a Limb.  

And here's a close-up of the fabric:
The one I made for my niece had a bright pink ribbon going down the middle of it, but I did not have enough of that ribbon to go around.  I think the white is okay.  The other on-hand option was a purple with white polka dots, but I think the solid color was the right choice.

And the blue one:

At rest:
And here's some detail:
I made one for each kid, but my little one is a bit persnickety still about dressing up.  So her sister gets them both for now.  She doubled up on fairy wings, actually:

 I feel like I should make a bunch of these.  I got hung up on not having the right color ribbon for the second purple one, which is what stalled its production.  Some of that mermaid tail fabric from the Textile Center Garage Sale would make a pretty set of green wings.  They go sort-of quickly...hemming that slinky soft fabric is a bit tedious, but all the other parts went fairly quickly.

I sat down the other day and made a list of ten things that I wanted to work on for sewing projects.  These were not on there.  I really don't know why I bother making lists...I never stick to them.