Jul 14, 2012

Made:  A Tooth Fairy Pillow

My daughter is just about to lose her third tooth.  It's just loose enough to give me the heebie-jeebies when she shows it to me, but not quite enough to come out yet. For her first two teeth, the tooth fairy had to sneak into her room and swap the tooth for money from under her pillow. This time, there will be a pillow hanging from her doorknob, for easy access without risk of waking the sleeping girl.  I found this pattern and decided I'd give it a shot. It took me most of the afternoon to…

Apr 07, 2012

It’s a pity I didn’t play Powerball tonight

The numbers were eerie to say the least.   My birth month and date were drawn, all three of my younger siblings birth days were drawn, and PB was my daughter's birth day. Figures.

Mar 25, 2012

My Reply to my cat’s hatemail

Dear Fawkes, I know you don't enjoy the crate or car rides, but you haven't been feeling well lately so I was taking you to the doctor.  I knew you may have an accident in your crate, which is why I was smart and brought plastic bags and paper towels, and even lined the crate with paper towels.  When we arrived at the vet's office, I was right and you had peed.  When I let you out in the exam room, I took out the soiled towel and put it in one of the bags to throw away and put clean towels…

Mar 24, 2012

Hatemail from my cat

Dearest Human, You know I detest the crate, and dislike car rides even more.  Yet you stuffed me into one and took me for a spin. So I peed in the crate.  You're welcome. We went someplace new.  Well, maybe I had been there before, but it had been a while since our last "trip", so it was still new to me.  The ladies were friendly, except the first one who stuck something up my backside.  W T F?  Don't do that again. Thanks. Then you shoved me BACK into the crate (gee, thanks), and back…

Mar 21, 2012

Easter dress - 98% completed

I'm just about done with my daughter's Easter dress.  All I have left to do is slipstitch the lining to the zipper. She LOVES it so far, and is begging me to let her wear it before Easter.  Sorry kiddo!   Things I've learned so far on this project: Cutting takes nearly as long as the sewing does. But a rotary blade does make it go faster. Apparently the cutting ladies at the craft store need to learn how to interpret the data on the back of a pattern packet, the parts that tell one how…

Mar 20, 2012

Golden Key pendant - at Etsy

  Second listing moved over to Etsy today.  Click the image to visit the listing. $19USD

Mar 20, 2012

Moving more listings from ArtFire to Etsy

I'll be moving more listings from my ArtFire Studio to my Etsy store throughout the rest of the month.  I'll post them here as they're moved.  My goal is to have all 27 items left in my ArtFire studio moved out before the next billing cycle at ArtFire.  Their latest change put the nail in the coffin for my shop there... on the Billing tab, one can no longer SEE which  payment method they are using to pay the monthly fee, nor WHEN the billing date is, or any of that stuff.  The page directs…

Feb 13, 2012

WIPs, completed projects and high expectations

I already posted pictures of these on FB last night, but figured it would make a good blog post, too, following up on my last one about ordering my sewing machine. I first used it to fix some bad stitching on one of my daughter's nightgowns, using a "stretchy" stitch since the fabric is kind of stretchy.  Not too bad on that, at least now she can wear it without thread coming undone on her.  (no picture, sorry) Next I attached some ribbon to some cotton webbing in preparation for…

Jan 30, 2012

I’ll be all domesticated and stuff

I ordered a sewing machine. :-o It will (should) arrive tomorrow, but I have no fabric or anything yet.  Picked out a pattern for a dress for my daughter but, since I've never used a sewing machine in my life, I'm probably setting my sights pretty high.  It seems like a simple pattern, but knowing my luck it may not be. So um, maybe I'll find a pillowcase pattern somewhere and make her that first, instead.  Start easy and work up to the dress. LOL I also plan on using it to make keychain fobs…

Jan 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to my daughter

She's six today. *sniff* Growing up so fast! We'll need to keep her main party low key since we just went to Disneyland a couple weeks ago, and it will probably be toward the end of the month to let a few people schedule some time off, even if it's just to take an extended "lunch break", which is what her dad will need to do. Well, she and I are off to the store before school to pick up some cupcakes for her class. I hope I get enough for everyone, I'm not really sure how many kids there are, so…

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