Thursday, April 30, 2009

Little Cuppy Cake Bucket

Finally something to post! I have been under the weather since Saturday...really not sewing until today. But my sketchbook is now full of many new ideas and plans =)

One plan, was to make some little fabric buckets for some gifts I will be giving soon. My Mom gave me this adorable fabric, and I think they look great.

I added a little dollop of frosting with sprinkles and a strawberry on each one HAHA

I must confess tho- when I sketched and planned these out, I don't know what I was thinking with my measurements. When I sewed the first one up, it was not bucket shaped at all! More like ice tray shaped...yikes! I guess when I am not feeling well I need to stay away from numbers. Luckily my head was clear enough today to get it right!

Sorry about the weird camera and it's focus are dying a slow death...must get new camera...maybe for Mother's Day?? I want a pink one =)

I was proud of myself tonight..I added some new things to my Etsy! I added 3 of my Owlies to the shop. Maybe I'll put a couple of these buckets in there too. Oh...and my swap partner really liked her jellyfish, YAY!! Goodnight xo

Friday, April 24, 2009

Stuffies Swap Spoiler

Well, I sent my swap package today for the Craftster Stuffies Swap so hopefully, my partner won't see this! I usually wait till they have received, but I have been done with the stuffie for a while and I want to share it =).
My partner requested a squid or octopus or jellyfish stuffie, which I thought was great, since I have never made any of those. So, I chose jellyfish! I didn't really plan this stuffie for long, sort of just winged it, and it turned out exactly like I wanted!! Here she is in action...

Now she's resting...swimming makes you tired!

The top of her body is six pieces and she has a flat belly. I used rick rack yarn and fleece for her tentacles, and added a ruffle around her middle. When I finished the top part of her body and added the ruffle, it looked like a baby bonnet! HAHAHA I was worried a little then, but when I added the tentacles and eyes it definitely reduced the bonnet factor.

I decided to make her a couple of extra goodies some jellyfish earrings and some little note cards.

My friend had a jellyfish stamp that was too perfect!

I really hope she likes it!

I'm so pleased with the jellyfish, I think I might make some more and add them to my Etsy shop. My poor shop has been so goal is to get in gear and update it! Do any of you out there have an Etsy shop..and if so, how often do you update it? And leave me your shop name too...I love to visit the shops!

Happy weekend!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No Way!

I was reading CraftApple's Blog yesterday and she had mentioned that she googled her blog name and found some interesting things...So of course, I tried it. Although technically I Yahooed, not Googled "Sew Very Carrie".

One thing I found was that my Waldorf inspired doll I made in the Craftster Dollar Store Challenge, was written up on Dollar Store Crafts. I was surprised and happy...because she looks so darn cute. They are my pictures, but I had kinda forgotten how great she turned out! =)

I know to many bloggers this is really not a big deal, but to little ole me...I felt famous for about 5 minutes! HAHAHA

Here she is!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Seeds Please

My hubby's company always does something nice for their clients in the spring and this year they had special Zinnia seed packets made for the reps to give out. My Hubs asked if I could do somehting with the packets to spice them up a little...oh yeah, no prob!!

So I headed to the Dollar Tree because I knew I had seen some colorful garden gloves there and sure enough I found what I needed. I had to laugh at the clerk, when he saw all the gloves I was buying he asked, "You planning to put a lot of people to work in your yard or something??"
I added a ribbon loop to the packets and then used a ribbon to tie a bow around the gloves and attached the packet in the bow.

But I think my favorite part are the little library clips I clipped to each seed packet.
I decorated the clips with paper flowers and an acrylic flower brad. Scrapbooking brads are perfect for this because the legs of the brads are very bendable and can wrap right around the hole in the top of the clip. All of the supplies for the clips were purchased at Michael's, and can be found in the scrapbooking section.

You know....this would be a perfect gift for Mother's day...decorate a cute little terracotta pot and have the gloves and seed packets nestled inside. Just thinkin' =)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Paper Fun!

I have been doing some paper crafting, one for charity and one for a birthday!
A fellow paper crafter on Craftster asked me to create a chunky page for her to add to her "Book of Hope 2009" that will be auctioned off to raise funds in her Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society. I was so honored she asked me to participate. The theme of the book is Hope...and this is the page I created.

I envisioned a butterfly flying above the rough waters. And that hope can give you wings to do so. I layered the butterfly wings so they are 3 dimensional and then used crystal effects on them to make them shiny.

You can see some of the other pages crafters have created for the "Book of Hope 2009" HERE Can't wait to see all the pages once they are together!

I have a scrapbooking friend that recently turned 40 and as a surprise gift everyone made her a 6x6 inch page to commemorate the event. I didn't have a picture of just the 2 of us, so I had to come up with something else:

I had just recently purchased this license plate stamp set and I love it! So versatile, I know I'll be using it a lot. =)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Helloooooo Kitty!

Hope your Easter was wonderful, ours sure was! I was so happy to see what was waiting for me in my basket Easter morn...the super cute Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge for my Cricut! How did The Bunny know??? ;)

These are all the fabulous things I will be able to cut out with my Cricut using this cartridge

The thought of creating a 2 foot Hello Kitty makes me very happy!! And check out the little bat and HK in her black cat Halloween costume. Gotta love it!
I'm getting ready to do a plush swap on Craftster...sure hope my partner is a HK fan so I can whip up a little card for her. I am proud to say I have been a HK fan since 1978, wow, over 3 decades of HK love...go kitty!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter to you!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter! We had a fabulous Spring Break in Orlando and are home just in time to set out the Easter baskets and cook a yummy dinner tomorrow. Enjoy your day! =)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Breaked....

We are officially on Spring Break here...YAY! I told me son yesterday morning that this was his last day of school before break and he answered, "Oh good I have a 9 day weekend!" Gotta love it =) We will be heading to Sea World for a few days to have some fun!
My Anna Maria Horner pattern: Multi-Tasker Tote arrived yesterday and I have already sewn one. Here it is!

I'm really pleased with it, and plan to make MANY more. The construction of the tote is different than any I have ever made before, and honestly when I first read through the pattern I was like.."What??" But once I got going it all came together beautifully. The only thing I did differently is that I also interfaced the lining because I wanted a sturdier bag. I was concerned it might affect the gathering above the strap, but, no problem there. I think next time I might make the straps a little narrower though.
I made the Multi-Task Tote to take on our trip and wanted it to match this adorable little wallet/pouch I bought at Kohl's the other day.
I think they look pretty great together, very Springy, definitely colorful and fun.

I'm off to enjoy my 9 day weekend, Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Birdie Herd...

I've been busy making birdie pouches...12 to be exact! They will be my Easter gifts for friends and family. I filled them with chocolates.

This time I actually felted a beautiful wool sweater from the Salvation Army to use as the body for the birdie. I was excited to actually find a wool sweater...they are few and far between here in Florida. =) We don't personally own ANY! HAHA

For the birdie's belly I used a pretty daisy fabric and instead of the wing shape included in the pattern I cut heart shaped wings.

Oh, and I added a jump ring with ribbon and rick rack to the zipper. In case you want to make your own birdie herd you can find Betz White's pattern for purchase HERE