Wednesday, January 26, 2011

owl pocket is done!

Ashton and I spent some time sewing on Monday afternoon, 
and here's the result. I think it's quite fabulous. 
The heart was Ashton's idea. The eyes were a bit of a booger
to attach, what with fabric stretching and sewing in a circle
and such, but they'll pass. My only concern is that the pattern
calls for wool felt, which is hard to find locally (if you know
otherwise, please do inform!). I went with acrylic felt for the facial
features, which probably won't stand up well to washing.

Monday, January 24, 2011

stamping indiscretions

 While I'm regularly tempted by (and generally resist) any $2 pack of stamps,
when I saw this to-do list set at 80% off the original price I had to have it.
After all, it contains numbers, lines, and (hold me back) a check mark.
Now that it's mine, I realize how impractical the whole idea is
(thus the clearance price tag?). I mean, I could finish half my to-do list
in the time it took me to stamp this index card. However, I do think that
the number and day stamps will be super cute on a birthday invitation someday!

Friday, January 21, 2011

mommy daughter project

 I recently purchased the Night Owl Bag pattern 
from so my daughter & I 
can sew up a birthday gift for one of her good friends.
These are the fabrics Ashton picked for the bag,
as well as navy blue corduroy for the owl body.
This is going to be fun! I'll post pics as we go along.

Monday, January 3, 2011