Archive | June, 2010


25 Jun

I have been in a funk, and sick. So I’ve been reading, I’ve read Earthly Joys by Phillipa Gregory, The Lord John books by Diana Gaboldon, and The White Queen also by Phillipa Gregory. I’m going to start on Virgin Earth next which is the sequel to Earthly Joys. My head feels like its disconnected from my body and my nose doesn’t work either. I am starting to feel the need to start sewing. I’ve got a few pillowcase dresses I’ve been wanting to make and after a month I still haven’t decided what to do. I bought 4 yards of toille when I saw it on sale. I love the toille the only problem is that it’s blue and a color that is somewhere between cream and white.  Which isn’t a problem except when it come to shoes…. I would NEVER be able to find shoes to match somewhere between white and cream. So I think I’ve decided to use silver accents buttons/trim and then get little silver ballet flats. Any other ideas??? I’ve considered making shoes to go with the dress, but I just dont think I’m talented enough.  No pictures on a blog jeezz…………



13 Jun

So I’ve got “sewers block”. I’ve got a few projects that I could be working on, but the one I really WANT to work on, I can’t figure out. So, not sure what I’m going to do about that yet. In the mean time I found these Printable paper dolls ! I found it on a cute blog called Babalisme. I’m considering printing it on fabric, and then stuffing them and using velcro to attach their clothes. I’m not sure if it will work, I don’t have alot of skill but we’ll see.  I also think this might be a great gift if I can make it work!


8 Jun

Why has it been more than a week since I posted anything???? Mostly because I haven’t finished anything I’m proud of…….. but…here we go I guess.  I still haven’t finished the pink/ gold shirt I started, I am LOST and I don’t know what to do about, really wishing I knew someone local that I could take it to and have them tell me its not as bad as I think and show me how to finish it up in 5 mins. But that is not reality. Moving on.

I mentioned in a post earlier that I was going to make crayons. I did, that same night but didnt really post , so heres a pic.

Crayons hanging out with the new sidewalk chalk

 One thing I learned is that you need to break the crayons into bits, not just in half. The blue crayon still has some visible chunks…. but the rest turned out ok. All those random crayons we get at restraunts or picked up at the dollar store last minute when I’ve forgotten the others have been reincarnated.

I also decided, while looking at a bunch of scraps that I wanted to make something.   I’m not going to tell you what I wanted him to be, but at this point he is a monster. I think I’m going to use freezer paper to print his face on, it will be a nice experiment. Who knows if I will ever do it, I didn’t want this to be perfect but it is a LONG way from what I was looking for.

   My house is a wreck, and I don’t have anymore disappointments to share with you right now so off I go to fold laundry.