Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This little girl was ordered by the winning bidder of the Custom Made Lambkin Gift Certificate which was auctioned off at a fundraiser for the Boy and Girls Club. She decided to add a full head of fluffy blond hair and make her from cotton velour instead of cotton Sherpa. I hope she will provide a lot of hugs in the future!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Whew!.... It took awhile but they are finally here! The kit includes one Sprout Doll, pot, peat pellets and a seeded tag. Just add water and sunshine!
There were a lot of steps taken to make these little cuties but well worth it in the end, they are now available in the store.
I ended up making hang tags from the seeded paper that was made earlier. These will go with the new items that will be added to the store soon. These are so much fun to do! I might have to make some plant-able tags to go with birthday and holiday gifts as well.
While I was stamping the tags, I noticed one of the seeds was running away!
That seed has legs!
It turned out to be a teeny-tiny spider that was amazingly the same size as the For-get-me-not seeds...ha ha! I was working under an open window and I think he must have blown in. I put him back outside and wished him good luck.
I bought a paper making kit because I have been drooling over the plant-able paper I have seen around lately. As a newbie to the paper making world, I opted for the kit which included almost everything I needed to get started.
I started out by blending up paper from around the house, things free of ink and glue, that would have been otherwise headed to the garbage. I even threw in part of a paper egg carton for texture. I added a sheet of green tissue paper for color, some warm water and pushed the puree button on my blender.
I filled water into a clean sink filling it up halfway and then added the paper pulp, then sprinkled two packets of For-get-me-not seeds into the water. I'd wished they didn't float so much and next time I may use a larger seed instead.
After stirring everything up a bit with my hand, I slowly guided the screen into the water and then let the paper pulp mixture settle on top. Easing it from the water I made sure the pulp and seeds were evenly dispersed. If I wasn't happy with how it looked at that stage it all went back in the water so I could make attempt number two (or three or four).
After sponging as much water as I could from the soon to be sheet of paper I peeled it from the screen and placed it on a baking sheet, then put the whole thing outside to dry.
|All finished drying!|
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This poor little felt bunny was overlooked at Easter time. While the others were being sewn together, he was cut out only to then be pushed aside into the deepest,darkest corner of my work area.
Unlike the others this one is special, he has "down ears"!! ( at my youngster's request of course)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I have quite a few projects in various stages of completion around the work area. Things that I just haven't been able to finish, for one reason or another, maybe because a custom order came in that had a short deadline or maybe because it was a beautiful day outside and I couldn't justify being tied to a sewing machine all day.
Well, this is the week for those projects! I have been pushing them off to another corner of my desk long enough and I will get them done.
Here are a few hints for now and I will post each one as soon as they are complete. Can you guess what they will be? (one and two actually go together)
"No one will see me here with my perfect disguise!"
Meet Mr. Floppy Bunny
While out for a drive one cold day in January, we ended up at an out of town animal shelter, I don't know how it happened, but it did. Our four year old found this guy and was instantly smitten. He loved his "down ears" as he calls them and apparently in our son's opinion, a rabbit with "up" ears is less of a rabbit. I am not sure why he thinks this way, but just so everyone knows, the rest of our family is non-discriminant regarding a rabbits ear placement.
Five dollars and about a million four year old promises later, we were in the car driving to the nearest pet supply store to buy the whole nine yards.
This was at the animal shelter. They really let you get to know the animals before you take them home, he sat there with the rabbit for over an hour before we both caved and took him home.
Five dollars quickly turned into about a hundred and fifty five, but who can say no to a little boy and his big Floppy Bunny?
According to the shelter, he is a French Lop Rabbit, all I know is he is pretty big and strong and that's a good thing around here with all of our other animal friends running around.
We love Mr. Floppy!