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Tutorial for all my peeps in rainy places

18 Dec

How to recover an umbrella:

These umbrellas were pieced to create new designs. Piece the fabric before cutting out the canopy segments.


Kanzashi Christmas Tree

17 Dec

From Craft Passion:


(click image to be taken to the Tutorial)

Anyone need a stocking pattern?

2 Nov

We have commercially purchased stockings around our home, and even though we won’t be home for the holiday, I would like to have something a little more personal.

This pattern caught my eye:

Stocking tutorial small with header

Who else is excited for the holidays?

Double Post to make up for my lack of Posting

9 Oct

Wow – almost a month has flown by already and I haven’t posted. Don’t you love how life just gets away from you sometimes?

The reason for the lack of posting is that I left my 9-5 and have become a housewife temporarily. This is a good thing and both my husband and I are happy with the decision. Ultimately I hope to get the house in order (which is has seriously gotten out of – if it was ever in order) and then try and focus and see if my craftiness might be able to be a career for me. I’m working on my chain making skills and also have a whole new book of historical corset deisgns (and as everyone tells me, Corset making is big money…we’ll see but they can be expensive).

I also have an awesome Halloween costume to work on, but that has to wait until after the in-laws come visit next Saturday, since cleaning is the priority until then.

So, what do I have to share with you today? Well…

  • Etsy lovers, meet the dark side “Regretsy“. WARNING: may contain mature content.
  • I’ve seen so many beautiful (but expensive) clutches over at Etsy lately. Surely, I could learn to make my own using awesome fabric I find. Sure enough, I did.

That’s all for today. I do have one small project I will document and hopefully post in the next week. Mainly, my cat Jayne (it’s a boy cat – think Firefly), has fallen in love with the slightly broken papazaan stool chilling out in my living room. It is rare he finds cat beds he likes, so I’d like to keep the stool, but make it a little more modern living room friendly. Not 100% sure how I’m going to accomplish that yet, but I have some ideas. Plus I don’t want it to fully break while he’s sleeping on it, so I need to fortify it as well.

Stay tuned!