Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Coming up with a way to sew it on was a little difficult. I didn't want to sew over the poms, and the width of the trim was only 1/2" wide. I ended up going very slowly with my needle in the left-most position with coordinating thread. It went on beautifully and makes a wonderful edge.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
If this is half as gorgeous, I'm thrilled to have found it! I'm so excited after 18 months from start to finish, we are almost about to bring our baby girl home from Guatemala! ******* is 11 months old and should be home the first week in March. I have two bio boys so all things girlie is like a dream, and boy this fills the bill! "
Monday, February 4, 2008
What a riot! I was wrapping up a bunch of my orders up today, when I stood back and looked at my table, with what looked like a cotton candy explosion. Thanks to a very special order from Sara Belle Boutique in Hartford, Wisconsin, my studio was awash in pinks!
It is especially cheerful in here today, because outside it is a mess of cold, cloudy, mess of sleet and rain. Wisconsin winters just aren't what they used to be.
Thinking of new ideas to go off of my wands, I whipped up some puffy heart wands with some of my extra felt. I think they turned out really cute.
First I made a template of the heart shape I wanted. Next, carefully ironed some stabilizer on the back so that the heart would stand up on its own. Sewed two hearts, wrong sides together with a decorative zig zag stitch, leaving an opening for stuffing. Made a ribbon sleeve for the wooden dowel, tied my ribbons on and hot glued the stick in place. Finished with decorative touches on the heart and .... voila!
Also, here's a link to a friend of mine whose beautiful jewlery really inspires me! Enjoy! http://www.mamamaybornedesigns.blogspot.com/