Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Another birthday...

This card will be mailed to my friend in Lethbridge, Alberta (where we lived 10 years ago) to celebrate her birthday in February.  I used watercolor paper and stamps by Stacey Yacula (bought through Purple Onions Designs).  I used Tombow markers to color these images.  I just love the design of these stamps and find they work well to color with my watercolor markers.  It's warming up a bit here, so that's great news!  Back to share some sewing soon, still finishing some scarves, and I've probably shared enough of those photos now!!
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Friday, January 25, 2013

My youngest daughter will be turning 8 on Sunday, so I made her card this afternoon.  Last night, we made up the loot bags for her party.  All the die-cuts are from Stampin Up!  I love die-cuts, so easy to use and really make for a great little project to do with kids.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!  We'll be busy partying!!
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

More fabric styles

Salmon and Black Chevron

Teal and Black

Navy and White

Lime green tonal stripe

Pink tonal stripe
Which one will I keep?  Hard to choose, I sort of want one of each.  They are so soft around your neck, great for winter or spring.  I'm loving the top 2 however.....Now, to be brave and go and run errands in this -30C weather!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

For the love of Chevron....

So, I know I haven't regularly been posting, we were away for the weekend to Atlantic City to watch Rob Thomas in concert (whom I have loved for ever!!)  Anyhow, today was a snow day and I finally was able to sit down and make some chevron and striped jersey scarves.  This type of fabric is not easy to track down, but boy do I love it!!
Lovely gray and white.
Turquoise chevron.  Only could buy enough for one scarf!
Two-toned yellow stripe.
Black and gray chevron-already spoken for by my mother-in-law! Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network today, will check out all the creations over there!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

For the kitchen table

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I have been in a bit of a sewing funk recently.  I think I did so much before Christmas that I just needed a break!  Anyhow, it's been on my mind for a little while that I would like to make some napkins, placemats and table runners so I made these this morning.  I want the design to look clean, and not too busy, so I thought just a square of designer fabric along with a natural linen would be nice.  The finished size is around 16x12 so plently of room for your plate and cutlery!

On another note, I asked a friend of mine in PEI if she could use her graphic design skills to come up with a logo for me.  Take a look at my blog header-she came up with the script herself and I love it!  I'm having it made into a rubber stamp, and business cards.  I'm planning on buying some paper bags, and stamping my logo onto each one.  I'm very happy with it, and can't wait to see it on a stamp as well.  That's it for now-hope you're having a good day.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Cupcake Card

Here is a stamp I've had for a long time by Sunshine Designs.  I used 2 new colors by Stampin Up, midnight muse and summer starfruit.  I love the starfruit color, it's very different than any of the other collections.  The lighter blue is Baja Breeze.  I used a pearl pen for the little dots on the cupcake and colored with SU! markers.  Hopefully, I will be getting back to sewing soon- I made a few more scarves this week, but mainly am shortening kilts for upcoming dance competitions for my girls.  I've discovered that kilts have a surprising amount of fabric in them and take a long time to do a blind hem on!!

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Restocking infinity scarves

After the ECMC fair in December, I had quite a few requests for more scarves.  My girls are back to school today, so I was able to get down in my sewing room and get some scarves sewn up! I still have some different fabrics as well, cut just not stitched yet!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Learning to color...

My sister's birthday is on Sunday, so last night I made her this card.  She loves the color red, so wanted to have that as the main color for the card.  The flower stamps are  Outlines and I colored them with my alcohol markers that I bought at My Stamping Studio.  Still learning how to blend them, but this turned out not bad.

Happy New Year!  I'll be back in my sewing room again soon, school starts tomorrow for my girls.

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