Friday, February 21, 2014

Finishing up the Winter Fairy Pattern

Here's what my sewing room looks like when I'm working on too many projects at once :) This photo was taken at Christmas but I never posted it. As you can see there's one of the winter fairies, some snowladies, tatting shuttles I was covering, and a dragon in parts, along with tons of supplies. I'm always thinking I should sell some of my excess crafting supplies but every time I set things aside, I find a use for it. My shelves that hold books, fabric, and other craft items are full to the point of where I lose track of what I have. Guess I need to put some of the organizing tips I write for Creative Times online magazine to use.

An update on the winter fairy pattern: I ordered cover photos and I'm waiting to get them. Hopefully they came out ok. I still have to finish editing the patterns now that the directions are done. Planning on having everything done by the end of the month, fingers crossed ;)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Cloth Doll Pattern Coming Soon!

This is my newest pattern for Christmas/winter fairies. As soon as I finish the directions it will be up for sale. I bought a new wand scanner in December so it's making it easier to scan in my drawn patterns. My old scanner was so old it wouldn't even work with my xp computer. Bought back when I got my first computer, a win3.1 :) I had to scan everything into an old computer running win98, burn them to disks and then open them in the xp computer.

One thing that's really different with this pattern is the wing that's printed on a transparency. The doll that's sitting has them. The other doll has purchased wings. Look for it by the end of the month!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

I'm finally back and have new items at Etsy and Ebay

I have been meaning to write since Nov. but something always gets in the way. Here's a pic of a new elf doll I put up for sale at ebay.

Her name is Aimee and she's a Valentine elf. The heart shaped bag hold small paper valentines I printed. They're copies of vintage ones I found at Pinterest.

Next I have some red tatted bracelets at Etsy. Here's a 26" long wrap bracelet. I have more there in red and other colors. Soon I'll be listing some ecru ones with copper colored beads and hardware/

These are my newest tatting gauges. They're a little different from previous ones. I now have some colored rings and hooks. I've also stopped putting labels on the plastic since sometimes they don't stick. You'll find them at my Etsy store.

This is one of my newest projects. I started decoupaging shuttles last Sept. After making some for myself I then started making them to sell. I've held off selling them till now because I wanted to make sure the shuttles I've been using stayed nice. I was worried that the glaze I'm using might crack or loosen. I still think anything decoupaged should be treated with care. Don't get them wet and realized that the glaze could crack with use just like anything else that's be decoupaged. Right now I have 3 up for sale at Etsy. They are all Handy Hands Starlit shuttles. I'm have 3 more I'm working on right now and then I plan on doing some Aero or Aerlit shuttles.