Sunday, September 19, 2010

And now for something completely different...

If it hasn't been apparent from my etsy items, I've been obsessed with babies lately! I'm not sure if it's a symptom of menopause or what, but I just go gaga over baby stuff! All the darling boutique clothing items on etsy have been giving me fits so badly that this weekend I knew that I had to sew something baby or go crazy! That's how I get- it's like a crazy itch that I have to scratch. All that to say....ta da!

I went to Hancock Fabrics Friday after work just to get a cardboard cutting board (remember those?) and of course, I just had to check out the sales and wouldn't you know it, McCall's entire stock was .89 each! Four patterns later, I had to see what fabrics might be on sale and I found this yummy peachy/cantaloupe polar fleece for only $1.97 a yard! Then, I found these amazing prints called Wild N Wooly and fell in love. Don't you love when everything comes together? The outfit is from McCall's M4280 and the owl is all my own design. Can I just tell you how much I love her? She is a big baby owl. Speaking of things coming together- the felt that I used for her features were already in my stash! They were a stack of wool felts that I bought at Hancock's a good 4 or 5 years ago. In fact, they are what I used for my Folkbirds. The pattern said this is for an 18-24 month old, but it looks big enough to fit a 3 year old. When I figure out who it will fit I'll list it in the shop.

Anywhooo, this has been what I call a fun weekend. I'm no different than I was when I was 8 years old- perfectly happy to be busily tucked away in my room making stuff and listening to the radio! Good times!

I'm joining up at My Cottage Charm:
Monday, September 06, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

I love holidays at Goodwill! 50% off everything! I got a ton of cute clothes for work and lots of shirts and shorts for Max, but that's not as exciting as the crafting goodness. These darling patterns for babies and girls were only .25 each!
I got this entire box full of tiny Christmas goodies for only $2! I can't wait to make little worlds and ornaments and ....other stuff that I will think of later!
I think I'm most excited about this dollhouse furniture kit. $1.50! It's so sweet and naive looking. I'm going to paint the pieces white and add little Norwegian-looking motifs to them.
The only obstacle is....
I've got to clear a little space in my work area! Nothing like new inspiration to get me to clean up my act.

*sigh* Can we have Labor Day again tomorrow?
Saturday, September 04, 2010

Something Lovely

Last week when I made this tag, I was fully intending to list it in my etsy shop, but something about the daisy and the glitter and the rick-rack made me fall in love with it! So now it hangs on my antique iron head board and when I walk into my room, it makes me happy! What is making you happy on a September Saturday?

I'm linking up on A Little Lovely for the Saturday Soiree. Hop over and see what others are sharing!