Saturday, May 30, 2009

and thus it is no more


Broke my really nice glass jug with adjustable lid this morning. You'd think I'd learn my lesson about thermal shock already, but apparently no. This week had been one of the not so fun, exceptionally crappy, really-really trying variety. This event was totally and completely my own stupid fault, though. Monetarily I'm only out a couple dollars at most since I thrifted this jug. And I'm sure I've gotten my money's worth of use out of it by now. I will miss it, though. Perhaps I should invest in a large metal jug for tea-making and carrying.

Friday, May 22, 2009

wedding quilt update 2


Trying out a coupe of the stamps from this post. I really do not like the fabric paint I got to use them with. Need to find something less plasticky to use. Hm.

handmade birds ready to go


I'm only late sending by about a month. I think I need to stop swapping for a while until I get this quilt done and get myself straightened out about Etsy selling possibilities.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

wedding quilt update 1


Experimenting with iron-on crayons. I figure it's ok because the quilt won't be able to go through the dryer anyhow.




The grassy colored strips are getting decorated with machine-couched yarns and lace.



I think I might start labeling these with numbers to keep track of the progress.

pet lovers swap arrived!

Craftster panda was my angel for the Pet Lovers Swap. Here's some pics of what she sent.



Needlebook and working on that butterfly block once more.





Bird being a ham. The wood blocks and parts of the cotton string on the toy behind Bird were dyed using Kool-Aid so Bird doesn't have to puke when he preens them and shreds them.





Lily likes her new snuggle/preen toy, Kool-Aid dyed as well. And the sleepy hut isn't necessarily considered pure evil anymore; it's actually kinda fun to move around and look inside.



Hanging on the kitchen wall beside the fridge. The bottom one is blushing :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

awesome find


Wood stamps for $12 each. Found at Anthropologie in the mall on Brentwood after having surgery to remove my one and only wisdom tooth last Wednesday. These are fairly large all in all. I have no idea if they were once parts of larger printing blocks (the smaller two look like that might be possible) or if they were created expressly for sale in a store such as Anthropologie. Regardless, I love them. they are hanging on my wall right now, but will be used soon. In the wedding/anniversary quilt. This project is going far, far away from my original intent, but I like it. :)
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