This how-to caught my eye the other day in Craft Magazine. I could not wait to make some of my very own dino/dragon tails! So what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? A little green tea, Law and Order reruns, and sewing!
This project was super quick and has easy to follow instructions. I used felt I had left over from a previous project, velcro bits, and a little bit of stuffing. I just simply love them. And I hope my little friends Zach and Saskia do as well!! I actually made the third tail with an adult size waistband. I have to admit……. I wore it around for a little while! It may be going right into my costume box.
Watching The Muppet Show is one of my fondest memories of childhood. I remember a ridiculous amount of giggling between my brother and I from the first moment of the theme song, to the last number.
This past weekend I was kicking back in a rented house with a really great group of friends. To my delight and surprise, I was woken up early Friday morning to the sounds of the show. I grabbed my blanket and a pillow and deposited my self on the sofa and watched HOURS of Kermit, Piggy, The Swedish Chef and all my old friends.
After my coffee kicked in and the ridiculous wave of nostalgia faded away, I remembered this great video post in Craft magazine.
So, I love making unusual baby quilts. Everytime I make one, its a new chance to push the limits of traditional baby design! Star Wars is an all time favorite, my baby Boba Fett is pictured below.
This spring/summer will be bringing a whole new batch of little ones. I have a few ideas rattling around in my head, but no new quilts have been made as of yet. I will be sure to post pictures as I sew them up!
I have been remiss in the past about photographing the gifts I make, but I did manage to dig up a few shots of older projects.
The Fighting Irish
But nothing, OH NOTHING, I have done has comes anywhere close piece of quilting beauty! I found this Rad Godzilla quilt in Craft magazine. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!
I found this great, simple t shirt tutorial on Craft Magazine’s website. I tried a few men’s t shirts I had lying around, and now they are super cute girl cut shirts! The only tip I would add is that men’s t-shirts generally don’t stretch as much as girlie shirts do. When picking your favorite t to use as a pattern, pick one that isn’t completely stretched across you when on.
Theft at shows happens and it sucks! I am getting geared up for my 2011 shows, and one of the things on my to do list is to reorganize my displays to deter theft. I worked in retail long enough to know that shrinkage happens, but when its one of your own handcrafted items, it hurts.
One thing I started doing last year was “hanger management”. I display my handbags on hanging racks. When I sell a bag, I remove the hanger. I notice right away when there is an empty one, and I think my would be lifters do to.
I wish my husband’s cat would wear costumes! Not only would he have a Tron outfit, but all sorts of awesome EL creations. Sadly The Dingus is full of spite and would scratch my face off! Check out this Makezine blog entry: