Wednesday, July 29, 2009

crafting frenzy

so lately i've been on a crafting binge...among all the other drama going on, it helps keep me sane. sorta...anyway...the following pictures are just some of what i have been up to. hope you like

these are pics of a hanging wall decoration i made for natalia's bedroom. it's made with brown grocery bags, salvaged buttons, and some ribbon. i know i saw something similar on the internet in all my searchings, but i can't find it now...if i run across it i will update this post. but it's pretty simple to do. if you have questions, just ask.

this is a button fairy i made for a swap on swap-bot. i had never made one before but i like how it turned out. if you have never tried it and would like to, go here for directions

this is a little summer dress i made for my lil bean....i got the idea from Joy's Hope. she has a great site and i just modified what was already a great design. i changed it a little to fit my smaller bean and added some buttons. haven't tried it on her yet so not sure if it will fit but i think it will.... the first pic is the back of the dress and the other is obviously the front

also have been working on more stuff that isn't ready to post yet....


Saturday, July 25, 2009

***sustainable saturday***

i have found a great company that in their words provides "Natural, earth-friendly, wooden and organic cotton toys for children and babies." they are hazelnut kids and i love their stuff. i haven't bought anything yet but i certainly plan to. i have signed up for their newsletter and will be receiving $5 off my first order...who can beat that? they have reasonable prices, wooden toys in great colors and they are earth-friendly. go check them out and pick something up for the kids or babies in your life!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pay It Forward

PAY IT FORWARD is a giveaway outlined below. i think it started with ...not sure but if you haven't read the book by the same name, you should. it's the same idea. touching others in a real way exponentially. i found it posted at wardrobe refasion by the sewing dork. anyway... take a look and please comment and then pay it forward yourself. the rewards are endless...i promise.

Heres how it works:I am entering into the following contract with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to do the same on their blog. Just read below and if you feel up to the task copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment.
I am willing to post overseas (I am in california), but remember you must commit on your blog to do the same to others).
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I send you. But you may be pleasantly surprised. It will definitely be sewing/craft related.
2. What I send will be just for you, with love. You'd be surprised how much of our personalities does come through cyber-space.
3. If I make something, It’ll be done this year-2009.
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying.
5. I reserve the right to do something strange. If you find it truly horrendous, just let me know. Perhaps you'll send it forward to someone who will absolutely love it.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you.
Everyone is welcome. I guarantee that you will receive something from me providing you do the same for 5 other people in your blog post. Are you game? Let's do this and I can't wait to send you a (hopefully) nice surprise!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

***sustainable saturday***

this is the first of my ***sustainable saturday*** posts. every saturday i will bring someone to your attention that is doing crafts, community service, or the like that is all about sustainability. producing items with sustainable materials or educating the public about recycling in a new and fun way. get the picture?

so today's find is leslie yang of feisty elle.... she is creating adorable accessories from bamboo and felted wool that you just have to see. go visit her and pick up some of her products. i know i will be buying something in the near future. (the earring above is from her website and shows her bamboo dahlia.)

and check back next saturday to see who i find that is awesome and sustainable!

Friday, July 17, 2009

ahhh...a summer day

what do you do when you have a gorgeous day before you and you don't have to go to work? well.....ultimately i would love to spend it communing with nature, BunBun (hubby), our jack russell, Maisey. just spending time outside doing what we want. what I am REALLY doing today? paying bills, stocking the pantry (the cupboards are bare!) and hopefully i'll get a stop in at the thrift store or Michael's for some craft supplies. BBQ tonite? i certainly hope so! summer pics to follow soon...i promise!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

pics of my bean set 2

more that a word? well i just said it so...yeah it's a word.

new pics of my little bean set 1

here is my adorable little grandbaby, natalia. she is 6 weeks old already! ..isn't she something?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

the holocaust butterfly project

here is a great way to try your crafting "wings" and help remember the smallest victims of the Holocaust, the children. Go to this site to find out more . basically you craft a 2-dimensional butterfly and mail it to the Holocaust museum in houston, texas. over 400,000 butterflies have already been collected but that is not nearly enough. each butterfly represents one child victim of the nazi regime. sadly, they need approximately 1,500,00 to represent each one of those child victims. please do your part to help remember the children and to remind others so it never happens again.


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