Saturday, October 25, 2008

I Need A New MakeUp Bag

I needed a new makeup bag. I bought new makeup from MaryKay and unfortunately they have changed their compacts. I had to change because the new pressed powders conveniently don't fit into the old compacts. I was not happy about this. I was even more unhappy when the new compact wouldn't fit into my zippered makeup bag. So, I made a new one.

It's a simple and useful little bag perfect for packing and throwing into the purse. I was so happy with it that I made 5 more and will be listing them in my new Etsy shop.

Stop on by and pick up a little gift for yourself!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Welcome To My Etsy Shop

Check out my Etsy shop. I have started it with four needle cases but more should be added by the end of the week. I brought my sewing machine on location with me so I have no excuse. Check out what I have and keep an eye out for possible Christmas gifts for yourself and all your crafting friends.
I'm cutting this post short as I have more sewing to do. Thank you to all of you that have given me comments and encouragements and I would appreciate any comments you have on the shop.
I haven't added my banner and all the prettyness yet so right now it's just the basics but I'm open to any suggestions you all may have. Now get to shopping!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Crafting Overload

I have been doing a lot of knitting and sewing the past few weeks. My friends Ching Sia and Andrew are having a little boy. His name will be Alexander Grahm and I'm so excited and hope I get to see him at some point during his first year. They live in Malaysia so it will be a push. But to welcome little Alex, I have been knitting and sewing and embroidering and this is what I have for him so far.

Burp Cloths hand knitted with a iron on decal which I attached by sewing. Made with Sugar N Cream cotton. I am doing a full week of these. I have five done, two to go.

Wash cloths made out of the left over cotton from the burp cloths. All seven are done.

Hats! The weather in Malaysia is mostly tropical but babies still need hats for the cooler indoor climate. These are also made in cotton.

These burp cloths were sewn with a cotton collegiate fabric (Ole Miss) on one side and terry cloth on the other. The shape lends itself well to being draped over the shoulder. Both mom and dad of the new baby were my classmates at Ole Miss.

This fleece blanket and pillow combo are also made from Ole Miss collegiate series fabric. The back is solid red.

I am still working on these. I bought two sizes of onesies and will be embroidering them with different pictures and sayings just for baby Alex. I'm really excited about these so you'll be seeing more on these in the weeks to come.

My goal is to finish all of these projects up in the next couple of weeks so I can box them up and ship them off to Malaysia. I've sent letters and postcards over there, but I'm not sure how long it will take a box to get to them. Alex is due in January.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Too Much Going On

There has been a lot going on in my world the last couple of weeks. The main thing is that I am gearing up for Nanowrimo 2008. I will be attempting to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. It's going to be a push considering I'm starting the month off with Stitches 2008 and ending with hosting the family for Thanksgiving. But I will be writing and I will be striving for that goal. You'll see additional changes to the blog as we approach the start so check back often.