Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nani Cats

Any pattern or paper I am trying to look at or read becomes an industrial strength magnet to my cat, Nani Cats.

I decided to look at the Molly Monkey pattern from mmmcrafts and within a matter of moments, Nani had managed to lay across all pages. I know this is a trait that all cats share, and she is not a freak of nature. I'm just lucky she didn't chew on this pattern. Patterns seem to taste delicious to her as well. =)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Blythe Goodies

I finished my items for the Get Crafty for my Blythe Swap. So if you are my partner, NO PEEKING! First I made 2 sweaters from toddler socks. One Hello Kitty and one in Halloween colors. I made some necklaces to go with the Halloween one, but forgot to photograph them. =( I love to make doll sweaters from socks, really simple and they look great on. I had some tiny iron-on glitter stars so I added them to the Halloween sweater.

Then my partner had requested some bedding, so I made her one of my envelope style sleeping bag and pillow set. I found this really cute skully and heart fabric and I really love how it turned out. I think I need to get some more of that fabric! Cute.
The swap package is on it's way to Alaska, how exciting and adventurous. I guess even though I don't really get to travel, at least some of my crafted items do! LOL

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Min Pin Pin Cushion

If you happen to be my partner in the Pin Cushion Swap on Craftster LOOK AWAY NOW!! Okay, that was fair warning. If you are not my partner, have a peek at my Min Pin Pin Cushion. My partner has an adorable min pin and you know how much I love making miniature dogs, so she thought a min pin pin cushion would be great. But you know, once I was done, I didn't really want to stick pins in her! So I made her a bandanna and that is actually what the pins stick in, makes me feel better. =) She's about 7 inches tall at the tip of her ears and very sassy.

Then I made a doggie bone needle book to go with her. I added some rhinestones and did a blanket stitch in pink floss around all the edges. It's funny, but before I can blanket stitch anything, I always have to look up in my little stitchery book to remind myself how to blanket stitch. I CAN NEVER REMEMBER HOW. What is that about???

Well, here she is!!! Hopefully she'll love it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dotee Dolls Done!

I have been working on my dolls for the Dotee Doll swap on Craftster, they send out tomorrow and I am done!! Dotee dolls are under 5 inches tall and have beading and hand embroidery and pretty much the sky's the limit otherwise. My dolls are all very different, but I tried to make each one according to each partner's preferences. So, in return I will have 6 dolls coming my way. Two have already arrived and they are adorable!
If you'd like to visit the swap gallery you can see it HERE

Here are the Dotees I made, off to their new homes tomorrow. I have been calling them by name so I've added those too =) I'm sad to see Roboto go, he's my fave.

Swapping again....

Okay, I have been signing up for a couple of swaps again on Crafster. The first one is another Blythe swap, these are my girls my partner will be making things for. They are Willow and Noelle. I really like this picture of them.

My partner in this swap wants a bed and bedding for her Blythe and I am all over that!! Already have the plan and bought something made for another type of doll, very well known whose name also starts with "B" that I will be modifying. I think it will be perfect once I make some changes.

Then next swap is a pin cushion swap, this one will be short and sweet. I love pin cushions and have done this swap in the past and it was fun! My partner for this swap seems really sweet, she has a great blog too. Oh, I just won a hedgehog pin cushion on goody-goody's blog, can't wait till he arrives!

My Dotee Doll swap is winding down, mail outs are tomorrow. I will post a picture of the group before I mail them. I have also been binge sewing purses and am almost done. Once my Mom receives her birthday package I will add some pictures of the 5 purses I have been working on. I love them!

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Muppet Personality Test

You Are Miss Piggy

A total princess and diva, you're totally in charge - even if people don't know it.

You want to be loved, adored, and worshiped. And you won't settle for anything less.

You're going to be a total star, and you won't let any of the "little people" get in your way.

Just remember, piggy, never eat more than you can lift!

I just found this link to the Muppet Personality Test, it's quick and cute so give it a try. According to the test I'm Miss Piggy. I have been karate chopping when needed for many years and I have always been a fan of big hair so it's not a shock to anyone who knows me! LOL
Take the test here: