Monday, October 20, 2008

getting ready for lots of making.

hello hello!
i'm having a good morning so far, how is yours?
i think it's because...
* i had a great night in last night! monday evenings, my best friend usually comes over. we have dinner together, and she does her school work (she is in teacher's college) and i do my crafting, with the promise that i will not talk to her (which is difficult sometimes because there's just so much to say and she and i talk a lot. haha). BUT nothing tops having your best friend over and just standing by the counter eating nutella and ice cream right out of the box. she literally made an ice cream sandwich- nutella and ice cream inside this really yummy soft bun. sigh. love you, A.
* it's finally cold enough to wear gloves and a hat, and cold enough to stuff my pants into my boots. harhar.
* and it's really quiet here in the office...i like it that way in the mornings. unless it's a friday afternoon. or when i'm overtiming. then my co-workers and i would belt out queen, madonna & celine dion songs (celine dion songs is one of my guilty pleasures, i have to admit).

on a craftier note, i've started buying supplies and fabric for christmas presents! yeah!








i got these from etsy!


these are sold at the workroom.

i'm thinking of making:

coin purses
little sets of gifts tags/tiny christmas cards
little patchwork pouches
more turd guys/softies for the boys
neckties for men (if i'm able to take classes...i signed up for it but not sure if there's still any space left *crosses fingers*)
throw pillows
zippered pouches
padfol!os


i also have to begin work for the backtack swap.
my very talented swapping partner is kirsty.

hello kirsty! :)


here are a few things that i made last week:



i finally used the cloud fabric to make an envelope throw pillow case. the other pillow beside it is the VERY FIRST thing i've ever made on the sewing machine! it's funny, now that i look back on it, it took me more than an hour to make it. this time it took me 15 minutes to whip this up. measuring out a perfectly sized rectangle took forever though.




nadine, this is part 1 of benjamin's presents (john has the other part and will send it to you with this one). it has its imperfections though, i hope you don't mind! i'll make you a better one next time, but know that this is the first pouch i've ever made and you get to have it. :)







this was for an adorable little girl named jennifer.




and that is all.
i hope you guys have a great day!
and thank you for all your sweet comments...it's really, really nice to meet all of you!

15 comments:

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Great fabrics! Makes me want to put in an Etsy order ;) you can never have enough ey?! Nice work with the cusions (have had my eye on that cloud fabric too) and the bags - you have been a busy bee!x

Wendy said...

what great gifts! i love how you used contrasting fabric for the top of the drawstring bag and tote!

John M said...

happy crafting!

megan and melissa said...

too much to say... I love the fabric, drooling over it as i type this. Plus, the cushions-- so cute! I just bought some fabric to spruce up my room, and pillows are on my list after I finish the shirt I am working on.
I love Christmas, so I am excited about getting some Christmas presents started, since I love the handmade Christmas the best.
have fun with your crafting, can't wait to see how some of the projects turn out!
melissa

LENORENEVERMORE said...

fabulous fabric...visual delights indeed! Lov the horses prints!

Meaghan said...

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Have you entered my giveaway yet? I just opened an online coffee shop and to celebrate im giving away 1lb bag of coffee every Friday in October.

Stop by and enter: www.getthebean.blogspot.com

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Anabela said...

I replied to one of your questions on my blog post but I forgot to respond to one of them: the pattern I used for the dress came from this book: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=15931609!

There are some lucky people on your Christmas list!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it! I loved to read about your Monday!

Q's Daydream said...

All those fabrics are wonderful!!! Great pillows!

You were asking about Jean Seberg films. Two that I love besides Breathless are Lilith and Bonjour Triste. Both are American films, I've had the hardest time trying to find more of Jeans french films! I can't even find them on Netflix...gezzz...LoL! :o)

Hope your well! :o)

melissa said...

rebecca - ack...i've been spending too much on etsy! i need help. haha.

wendy - thank you! i just really need to improve my bias binding skills, or lack thereof. i should really start pinning.

john - thanks, dearest.

melissa - i can't wait to see the shirt! i want to start working on a jersey knit dress this weekend! make sure you post up pics!

lenore - i like that one too! and yes it is a treat for the eyes!

anabela- thanks! i ended up buying it....................must stop spending.

caroline - thank you! mondays are now becoming my favorite days!

quincy - thank you! i'll check them out this weekend or the next! i need "new" movies to watch. :)

Christie said...

great fabric & LOVE that trim!

I have the cloud fabric in red, not sure what I will make with it but it looks great as a cushion & those little bags you made are SO cute!

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