Wednesday, September 30, 2009

going batty

i have a little stack of limited edition bats (i only make a few each fall) that i am finishing up and they should be in the shop early next week- just in time to receive them before halloween! i will post more pictures once they've received their wings.

Friday, September 25, 2009

makin' magnets

phew, it's been a busy week! i've been working out of the house a bunch this week, back in the jewelry studio a few times a week and assisting (this lovely lady) on a photo shoot yesterday.

i've also been trying to make a few bats to post in the shop soon, just in time for halloween.

but, as usual, i got sidetracked and had to make a batch of fabric magnets. it ended up being a bit of an obsession for me. once i had started a couple, i couldn't stop. i may make some to post in the shop. i think they would be a cute stocking stuffer for a co-worker, teacher (or anyone that has a fridge or a filing cabinet) come christmastime.

happy friday and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

i can't resist a sale

as i was walking home today, i noticed that there was a factory sale happening at martha sturdy. i purchased this sweet little resin heart and all of this gorgeous black linen. it's been cut to about 11", so if i need a large piece i will have to do some patchwork, but that's okay- it was $5!! they were using it to make napkins i was told.

there are many beautiful pieces for sale there- furniture, chairs, bowls, jewelry and some items are up to 80% off. if you're in vancouver here are the deets:

sept. 23 & 24 8:00am to 6:00pm
12 west 5th ave (at ontario st.)

Monday, September 21, 2009

look up

a big thank you to everyone who came out to the mommies on main show on saturday, it was a fun day! there were so many cute little ones there, my cheeks hurt from smiling at all of them!
this is the only shot i took that turned out. this was my view when i looked up. i've really been drawn to red and aqua fabrics lately so the ceiling caught my eye. i think the next quilt i make should involve these colors.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

mommies on main

i will be at the mommies on main craft show this saturday september 19th from 10:30am to 4:00pm at heritage hall. if you are expecting, have a little one or need to buy a shower gift for someone, this is the show for you since it's filled with canadian made goodies for moms and wee ones. see you there!

Monday, September 7, 2009

the second quilt

first off, let me say a huge thank you for all of the sweet comments about my first quilt! i really enjoy reading each comment and they mean so much to me. it can be really hard putting your work 'out there' and to have encouragement makes it a little easier.

having said that, here are a couple pics of my second quilt. like the first, i didn't use a pattern. perhaps i should have, because on this one i had a hard time making all of the squares line up perfectly. i'm not quite sure why, i was very careful while cutting and made sure each square was the same size. i'm pretty sure my seam allowance was the same too, so i don't know what went wrong. does anyone have a tip or trick for this part? am i the only one who can't get things to line up? maybe it is because i am so new to sewing. perhaps practice is the answer.

it wasn't driving me crazy though, and i decided to gift the quilt as planned anyway. while i can be a little bit of a perfectionist, i also appreciate that when things are handmade, they will not be perfect. i like to think that it adds charm. (i hope sweet baby scarlet and her parents agree with this....)