Archive for February, 2007

Fabric Flowers, La Vie

Brooches

It’s been a very busy week. I’ve been working more than full-time with my freelance, and wouldn’t you know it I Heart Rummage is this weekend, so I’ve been trying to put all of the pieces into place. It’s not a graceful process. My house is a mess. My husband and I have not had a proper dinner for a few nights (does a martini and olives count?). Now I remember why working and wifedom does not work out for me. A girl needs her beauty rest, her clean home, and time to cook and craft. Too bad I can’t have it all, because I actually enjoy working…most of the time.

Anyhow, I have about 60 items for the show, ranging in price from $2–$55. I’m starting to feel a little nervous about this whole thing. What if I sell nothing and I revert back to the poor, sad child who moved so many times nobody liked her and was always picked last at gym class? What then?

9 comments February 28th, 2007

Around the Week

Whistler Snow
I wanted to show you the amount of snow that was piled on top of everything in Whistler, BC. I love that it’s layered. It almost looks like frosting.

Pocket Wall Organizer
I made this wall organizer some time ago. It hangs in the entryway in an attempt to keep the bills organized. Even though I just did the bills two weeks ago, it’s stuffed to the max with new paperwork and things I have to pay. It makes me want to simplify my life. I never thought I’d be the kind of comfort creature who required DSL, cable with a DVR, Netflix, a cell phone with a camera, a car, and far more. I feel a little trapped by my supposed comforts: all the shows recorded, waiting to be watched, the movies just lying around, hundreds of craft blogs to check and drool over. It’s time for me to think about scaling back, especially with spring and summer just around the corner.

In Stitches
I bought this book a couple of weeks ago, only to find half of the patterns missing–including the first project I had in mind. But, I do love this book. I’ve started the patchwork bag and am having such a blast making myself something. I even splurged on a yard of Amy’s fabric. Don’t you love (read: hate) her? She has fantastic style, can sew with the best of them, is creative, has published a book, and is beautiful to boot!

Have a happy weekend, all!

4 comments February 23rd, 2007

Sweet Pea the Bunny

Sweet Pea the Bunny

Sweet Pea the Bunny

It’s been a long while since I made a softie. I really enjoy making them, but it’s a labor of love. Little parts, little dresses, little crevices to cram stuffing into, shaping heads; it’s a process. Aren’t they’re so sweet, though? I like her striped ears and pinafore. She looks like a happy little bunny, too. Sweet Pea will be at I Heart Rummage with me on March 4th.

I’ve picked up some extra freelance work, which has really put a dent in my routine. I don’t think of myself as a creature of habit, but I had really cemented my days since we moved here. I’d grown accustomed to being at home, having the house spic and span, making dinner every night, and having hours of craft time alone in my pretty studio. While it’s nice to have all of these things, it’s also a little lonely and claustrophobic. Now, I’m taking the bus downtown a couple days a week. It speeds up my week and evens my life out, at least that’s what I think right now. In this moment. It will change tomorrow, I’m sure of it.

6 comments February 21st, 2007

I Heart Rummage

Craft Fair at I Heart Rummage

Here’s a sneak peak at the items for my first craft fair. I’ll have brooches, tote bags, softies, small art, wallets, and maybe a few other things! A Seattle organization called I Heart Rummage puts on a monthly craft fair at the Crocodile Cafe in downtown Seattle. The Croc serves brunch, has live music, and there are a ton of crafty people selling their wares. It’s super fun, so mark Sunday, March 4 from noon to 4 on your calendars and stop by if you can.

IHR Logo

6 comments February 16th, 2007

Bath Diva

Bath Kit and Jewelry by Aja

Bath Kit by Aja

Aren’t these luscious? Aja sent me the most divine gift package for Christmas this year. It included a very cheery/very Dacia bracelet and matching earring set and this bath kit. Have you ever seen anything like this? It’s packaged for a queen and includes bath tea bags and bath oil in scents like lavender and rose. Yumm!

1 comment February 13th, 2007

Redecoration Nation, Part V: The End

Bedroom

And, this is the finished product. It’s so nice to have a bedroom that is a cozy and happy place. It seems like the bedroom is one of the last places to get decorated, but it’s well worth it. We’re headed to Whistler, BC for the weekend with family, but I’ll be back on Monday. Happy weekend!

10 comments February 8th, 2007

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