I made some bunnies from upholstery. I was able to find some good deals in the red dot corner at Jo-Anne's. I bought six kinds of upholstery so the plan is to make a bunch of different combo patterned toys to have for sale at a craft fair this Christmas. It's a lofty goal, but I think I can do it. :)
I just finished this free hand embroidery fish today. It was a 12 hour labor of love. I worked on it mostly on our drive to Moab, Utah for a family reunion. The colors, the design, the idea, were all inspired by The Arabian Nights, one of my favorite books.
I finally finished the boat journal I was making for my sister. I had to wait over a month for the fabric special order from Etsy which had to be special ordered from SpoonFlower (whew!) But it was totally worth the wait. I absolutely love the shade of blue! I want to paint my house that color! I used white waxed thread and just did a simple coptic stitch. I think it turned out really pretty. Yay!
I just love this green striped upholstery fabric so much! I have used it to make a lot of books and decided I would use the last scraps for these two small wall hangings. The card stock is from an old calendar from 2009. I stained the wood golden. Now I just need to find a place on my wall! :D
I like the pink linen waxed thread. It looks great with this fabric.
The end pages fabric is designed with golden grass blades. The whole process was so fun this time around since I haven't had time to do much crafting lately. I'm so glad I found a job...if only I could be a full time crafter instead. A girl can dream!
I finally finished this journal that I have been working on for a few weeks. I also finished up the embroidery kitty that my daughter Sylvia designed for me. I am planning on making a journal for her. I love sewing on linen, it's so much easier than fabric. I will add the photo of the journal once it's done. Until then, I hope you enjoy your summer!
I loved making these pillow cases for me and my family. Mine is the one with all the small animals and birdhouses, Jeremy's is the headphones and records one, Josie got the fox with glasses and a bow tie, Mia's is the multicolored foxes, and Sylvia's has the bunnies. I really miss using my sewing machine these days while I am finishing up school. I am hoping to make some more toys this summer.
My parents are both really hands-on type of people. Growing up, my Mom was always sewing or making music while my Dad was remodeling the house or wood working. I finally tried my hand at sewing and have really liked it so far. My kids really cheer me on! I am just getting into the book- binding hobby and think I have finally found my niche. Thanks for looking! :D