Friday, March 26, 2010

Willing Model

We are headed to Colorado tomorrow for a family ski trip and I wanted one more hat for our little man. About five minutes and a few seams led me to this little fleece number.

Little Ham

And what a willing model Benjamin is these days! He certainly hams it up for the camera. I can't believe how much he's changed in three short months.

Smile!

Cutie Pie

New Hat

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Super Fast

I just found out about a work shower for a coworker that is tomorrow afternoon. I picked up a couple things at Target over lunch but was feeling just... wrong... about not including something handmade!



Easy burprags to the rescue. I took these great colored rags I'd picked up ages ago, added some fabric from my stash, and it was a project even I could handle, with my overwhelming desire to spend most of my time on the couch!



And aren't these elephants adorable??

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Quick Fix - Timing Chip Magnets!

Cleaning up last weekend I found my shoe tags from a few past races - it's a little tag you put on your shoe that records your time when you cross the start line, and then at a few split points and the finish. "Memorial" shoe tags are a new thing, and I kept mine (because I keep everything), but you can't reuse them in other races. So what are you supposed to do with them??

My solution - magnets!


Isn't that an adorable birth announcement? Having crafty friends makes for good mail...



A little E6000, a super strong magnet, a "useless" race trinket... leads to a ridiculously happy runner!

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Quick Fix... Sunday?

Inspired by posts here and here , I dug through my (embarassingly large) patterned paper piles and made this today:



I am a little embarassed by how shamelessy I copied mks's collage, but I also love how the different papers and colors make it look totally different.



I had a 12x12 frame I've been meaning to fill forever so in went this collage and I got it up on the wall.



My sister will be happy to see that I also finally got some pictures in the frames on my shelves! Including one of my favorite pictures of all time, me and my sister and my dad on a camping trip years ago.



How satisfying to go from inspiration to completion in a lazy weekend afternoon!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quick Fix - Literally!

Sometimes it is the simplest things I have a hard time getting around to... Like these sweet earrings. A souvenir from our honeymoon in Hawaii, they broke years ago. Just the flower coming off the post - no pieces lost, nothing a little glue couldn't fix.



And yet it took me this long to dab on some E6000 and have them wearable again.



I am feeling an urge to take care of more things like this, things on my "to do" list way too long... For example - the fabric in that first photo (from ReproDepot) has the perfect colors for my craft room.



Though I didn't realize it when I got it, I think it would make perfect window treatment fabric, bring some color to the colorless corner I noticed. What do you think?

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Quick Fix - Santa Frame

During one of her holiday visits my sister brought me this plain wooden frame, with the first of many annual Santa pics of my nephew Charlie. She thought with my scrapbooking supplies and fun things I might be able to spruce it up a little.



Here is my quick fix to make it more Christmasy and cheerful...





A little Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and glitter... I thought I might have gone overboard, but she really liked it!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Quick Fix - Lavender Birdie

Every year my mom gets a bird of some sort in her stocking. My sister and I wanted to keep up that tradition, so I decided to make one of the sweet birdies from Last Minute Patchwork Gifts.



I left off the loop that makes it an ornament, and I filled it with a little flax for weight and lavender for fragrance so it can be a little drawer sachet.



I need some practice, especially sewing curves, but the birdie went together so fast and I think he's awfully cute!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Quick Fix Wednesday

It was a very stormy, wet day today, which has turned into a very stormy, wet night. I have so many things to do - clean the house, do laundry, get things ready to pack for a trip this weekend, work on taxes... Instead I ignored it all, pulled some jewelry supplies out in front of the TV and made these earrings:



They are made with moonstone and labradorite, similar in style to things I've made before but a little fancier. I wish you could see how iridescent these stones are, but stormy nights are not good for photography!

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Quick Fix Wednesday

Wednesday is the night during the week I am most likely to be free after work, other than a few errands... It is so nice when I get all my chores done and complete a project, start to finish, all in one night. So I've dubbed these Quick Fix Wednesdays! Just to give myself a little inspiration and that boost to get me through to the weekend.

For the first official installment, here is a project that's been on my list for a very long time.



I've had this great Crate & Barrel dishtowel since last summer, and using some orange canvas from my stash for handles, it only took a few minutes to sew this up! I think it turned out quite cute!



It's pretty big, and unlined, perfect for a trip to the library or a quick stop at the grocery.

I don't know how "theme days" get started in the blogging world - Corners on Thursday, Self Portraits on Tuesday, etc - so I'm not trying to spread this one, but feel free to join in if you want a quick fix!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Quick Fix

I have a huge list of projects I'm excited about, but no motivation to get started on any of them. I think partly it's because my gorgeous craft room is still only half finished, and currently a mess... So I gathered up a few supplies for a quick project on the couch, and whipped out a little Valentine cuteness:



The black one I did before I figured out the blanket stitch (always takes me forever to wrap my head around that, not sure why).



I think the pink one is my favorite.



Oh, and a key point - these have super strong magnets sewn inside! I'm guessing they're not going to come down after Valentines Day!

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