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Monday, August 29, 2011

San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks by WithWhimsy
San Jose Sharks, a photo by WithWhimsy on Flickr.

My girlfriend customed ordered this cute San Jose Sharks themed sunglasses/wristlet combo for her sisters b-day. Turned out pretty cute huh!!? I had so much fun stitching and sewing this!! Always love a new challenge, so the shark logo was way fun. I like how the shark is biting right through the hockey stick.
Hope your all having a great week!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Yippers for zippers

 I've been fiddling around with a pattern for new pencil pouches and just got to the zipper step, but no zippers.....boooo.  Well how lucky am I that my order came in today just when I needed them!!!  Oh my goodness I'm in zipper heaven♥  Aren't they pretty?!!!
I'm completely giddy over these zippers.  I'm also so happy to have found that it's much cheaper to buy these bad boys at etsy rather than the craft store.  If you need a zipper hook up try www.kandcsupplies.etsy.com .
She also donates a portion of her proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
I did have to go to the craft store though for some new sewing machine needles and of course I also found some cute fabric.  I'm starting to get into the fall groove of things.  So with these fabrics and embroidery patterns, Oh and don't forget the zippers ;) I'll come up with something I'm sure.

I found this beautiful fabric in the dollar bin!!!
       So new pencil pouches in progress.  Aren't they cute!  Will be listing these little suckers in my etsy shop soon!

I just love the heck out of this dang bird!!  Sunshine is our newest bird as of late.  She came over to check me out and see what all my fussing was about.

Well I'm off to do some zipper installations!  Hope your all having a great weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Like an arrow through my ♥

My arrow pattern brought to life on this sunglasses/eyeglasses pouch!  I love how embroidery pops off the fabric.  I've got other arrows up my sleeve, so just you wait ;)

I appliqued a heart on the back.

 I finished Hanna's pencil pouch!!!  How cute is this pouch.?!  I made this pouch bigger then my normal wristlets so she has room for all her pencils, crayons ..etc.. She is very excited.

I imagine a glue stick, Purell, pencil sharpener and erasers filling these pouches.
Our weekend was busy.  We finished our new chicken fence!  And I was still able to squeeze in some projects.  Yippee for me!  I hope you have a fantastic week.  The count down to the first day of school begins.  My week will be filled with shoe shopping, hair cuts and new clothes!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

What's inspiring me right now!

     I'm so excited to have just mailed off my first custom ordered sunglass/eyeglass cases!!!  I had so much fun working on them for my customer.  After doing her order and working on a couple of wristlets for my gal pals, I was free to become inspired and think about new creations.  Fabrics tend to inspire me a lot!  Vintage embroidery patterns inspire me too.  My kids are starting school pretty soon and my daughter requested a pencil pouch.  So she and I got our wheels turning and came up with this cute vintage dog embroidery pattern for the front of her pencil pouch. 

This dog resembles our dog Coco♥

The fabrics Hanna picked out.
 I hope to finish her pencil pouch this afternoon.  Yeay for school!!!  I recently bought some really cute earthy fabrics: mushrooms, brown polka dots, green gingham....you get my drift.  Not my normal color palette.  But I love this palette.  It inspired me to make a wristlet in my shop with a cute little embroidered deer on the front.  I think this mushroom will be next.  It goes great with the fabrics.

 I drew these arrows along time ago and I keep going back to them.  I love them.  So I'm going to stitch them up.  Maybe on a sunglasses pouch?!  Hmmmm.
Have a fantastic weekend!!  I hope to be busy stitching :)  But we are putting up a new chicken fence so we'll see!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vacation photos and stuff!

Well first the stuff!  What I'm working on.  I'm making a quilted/embroidered wristlet.  I'm going with a woodland theme I guess you could say!

Well this is Mount Lassen!  We weren't expecting so much snow.  But it just made hiking a little more interesting :)  We hiked half way up this mountain 1.5 miles up.  But the top half was closed.  We still had gorgeous views.

Then we hit the sulfur pits.  Hey who cut the cheese!?

 How pretty is this stinky pound?!!!
Oh yes!  And here is Cinder cone, that dead volcano I was talking about before on the last post.  We hiked up it, in it and then back down and around it. 

 Here are my kids down in it!
The beautiful Bassey falls

 Our family pic half way up Mount Lassen.
This is just a short post.  Back to work for me :)  Have a great weekend!