Friday, October 30, 2009


My mummy wants to wish you all a Happy Hallo-weekend!
This is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I did for a group swap I'm involved in over at Tiny Art. We are VERY exclusive, LOL, you have to be invited in. Ah, well they are great people over there, totally low-key and don't mind when you send things in late. Which is great for me because it seems lately I simply cannot be on time anywhere! What the heck?!?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just in time for Halloweenie...

I was raiding my mother's craft-stash this weekend and came across these wooden doll heads. After seeing so many people create such interesting Kokeshi dolls on flickr lately I thought I would improvise with some of her old stow-aways by adding bodies and came up with these guys. Meet Frankie and Drake, two very hip little ghoulies who still need some paint, LOL

I have been working hard on a Card project for a friend as well as my quilt that never-seems-to-end, so they unfortunately have no color to them yet, but VERY SOON!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Someone's having a giveaway!!

Take a look at these fabrics!! The folks over at Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe are having a give-away. Just in time for Halloween! Woo hoo. What do you win? A fat quarter bundle by Red Rooster's Pumpkins & Spice Fabrics by Whimsicals. Hello, did you know that's 27 fat quarters?!? there are oodles of cute things, checks, stripes, I see some sunflowers and 'punkins' all kinds of fun stuff. Follow the link above for the rules on how to enter this fun giveaway and tell them you got there through me, I'll get an extra chance to win, just for the referral!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Who wants to play Paying it Forward?

Okay, so I've never played this before...but I read about it here and here and missed the opportunity so I thought it would be a fun idea to post it and see if I can get enough people to play! The instructions are below, read them carefully!

"Let's play Pay It Forward!! EEK!!

And sooooooo...I am entering into the following contract with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to do the same on their blog. Just read below and if you feel up to the task copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment.

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It'll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it's going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. (unlikely!) Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you. Come on, don't be shy. Even if you don't think you're the creative type, you might end up surprising yourself - and making 5 other people very happy too!

I read about it and I'm doin' it!
The first 5 comments on this post who give me confirmation they want to play and who post these same rules on their own blog will get something from we before 2009 is over! Oh my gosh, that's only 77 more days!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wave goodbye to another one...

This is the last of the molies I have in my possession at the moment. Not for long I'm sure...but a break in mailings it seems.

Monday, October 12, 2009

So much to do, so little time....and yet...

...and yet, I am constantly starting new projects. For example since I posted about my little embroidery project that is part of my larger quilt project, I have been getting hounded by phone calls and emails from both my mother and my aunt, and now their friends, LOL!! It's all good, it just lets me know that I am in demand and need to get my ass in gear. So now that I am done with all the moly madness, temporarily of course, until the next one comes in, I will be simultaneously working on two is super secret and I can't tell you about in case someone tries to steal it from me...the other will of course be designing some stiching patterns.

Stay tuned...I might even give the first one away for free, who knows? Depends on my giving spirit.

another moly out the door...

Phew! finished, finally. And off it goes to another member of the moly squad! This was from the themed group monster molies in case you couldn't already tell.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Just a Little Sumthin Sumthin...

So this is just a preview of something I started working on earlier this week. Actually it's part of a larger project I've been working on for a few weeks now.

Long story short: The Boyfriend and I cannot agree upon a bedspread/cover that we both like. The ones I like are either too plain or in colors he feels are too girly, example: teal. While his choices tend to be a bit to boyish or with scratchy fabric, example: forest green and burgundy, yuck!

So a few weeks back I decided to make us a quilt. That way I could pick the colors I like and include some sort of a pattern that would please him as he doesn't like the ol' plain stuff that I do. LOL!!

Anyway, being the art-eest girl that I am I started sewing together a bunch of scrap fabric that my Quilting Mama had in her stash. She does share sometimes :) I gathered up the fabrics and separated them into piles by color: creams, reds, browns, greens, and blacks. I then started piecing everything together willy-nilly, because as I've been told by both my mother and crafty younger sister, I can never follow the rules. This is of course followed by the ever present eye roll because apparently in their books being an artist is the same thing as a rule breaker.

LOL!! Whatever!

So in addition to all the scrappy goodness going on, I decided I wanted to make a few special additions to our quilt. Personalize it a bit. So that's where this little guy comes in..he'll be sewn into the blanket surrounded by all those scrappy fabrics.

More pictures to come...followed by a finished quilt! Woot!