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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fabric Sightings




Just shopping around on Etsy and look what I spotted. This beautiful handmade bag. You can find it and some others at the Funky Dori Etsy Shop, yipee!

Have a great day,









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Monday, February 25, 2013

My Latest Love


If you read the blog often, you know I find myself immersed in different projects and use the word obsessed a lot. I think obsessed seems a little creepy of a word. I decided just to make my latest obsession, uh, I mean LOVE an regular feature. Here we go post number two of my latest love.....

Applique...nothing more to say....it's so much fun!

Cheers,







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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Weekend Sale


Just wanted to drop in and say Happy Saturday!

And while you're here use the code  20JANGLES  to receive 20% off your order today and tomorrow. (Feb 23-24)









This offer cannot be used on previously purchased items, sorry. Retail only.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Latest Love




If you read the blog often, you know I find myself immersed in different projects and use the word obsessed a lot. I think obsessed seems a little creepy of a word. I decided just to make my latest obsession, uh, I mean LOVE an regular feature. Here we go post number one of my latest love.....

Gold...I've been playing around with new colors of glazes to combine with gold findings. I having so much fun.

Cheers,









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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Painted Pillows


I've been on a bit of a pillow kick lately. My couches are really boring and Rhubarb in her puppy days had a thing for ball fringe. So any pillow I had is long gone. I challenged myself to make a new pillow every month this year. That way I would have a eclectic collection on my couches. I started last month with my crochet flower pillow. It ended up on a different couch. Hmm....


But this month it's painted pillows! I painted up a bunch of different designs on canvas and then stitched them up with some black and white and ball fringe.


And for some reason these pillows look good on my porch. Hmm, again. Still don't have any pillows for my couch.


Maybe next months pillows will make it there.

Have a great day,









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Friday, February 15, 2013

Fabric Sighting


Hey, Hey, I was just roaming around Etsy doing a little shopping and I cam across this great key fob and card holder set.Gail at Quilt Sew Cover Etsy Shop made it, she's got some other great items as well.

Have a great Day,







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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crochet!


Hi there, I think I mentioned in another post about my new found love of crocheting, sigh...

It's something I have always have wanted to learn how to crochet but timing was never right for classes, too many other things were going on, etc. One day at Michaels I found myself in the yarn aisle and thought I would just buy a hook and a skein of yarn. I took it home and started looking online for simple tutorials. I crocheted and ripped it out and then crocheted and ripped it out. It turns out I bought way too fuzzy of yarn and the wrong size hook to start out. But I am proud to say that after about three weeks of non stop crocheting every night, I have the hang of it. 

   
I have made banners, pillows, flowers, little dogs, granny squares, you name it. I have also collected every hook and a huge basket of brightly colored yarn. 
















This is my latest project, a granny square pillow. More on that and pillows later.

Have a great day,







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Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Kind of New Couch


Hey, Hey, I made a quilted cover for a little couch we have. 
It was getting pretty worn out so I decide that since it was 
pretty square I might take a stab at a cover. It turned out alright if I do say so myself because I really didn't know what I was doing. 
That pillow....uh....my new obsession....crochet. More on that another day.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Exploring My Options


Morning all, It's Friday! yipee!

If you got my newsletter this week you know that Explore is my word for 2013. Boy oh boy, I am putting it to use today.

I have an old PC computer that I use for invoicing and shipping and it's about to die. My Mac won't support my label printer and my Quickbooks is out of date as well.  I am going to explore my options for. This is the year where I am looking at how I do things and asking myself if there is a better option. I don't know about you but especially with boring office stuff, I make a decision and forget about it....some times for years. So how do you invoice and ship labels?

Plus, this has nothing to do with computers, I have several sewing patterns that are about to be sold out. I am exploring my options for reprinting, PDF's, or letting them go once they are gone. While I am asking for your help, what about patterns? Do you like PDF or printed? If it's printed do you want super fancy and colorful or does it matter?

Thanks for your help!







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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lollipops for Valentines



Looking for a quick and easy gift for Valentines Day? I just restocked the shelves of my Etsy store with Lollipop Kits. These were in the Quilts and More Summer fall issue.




Have a great day,








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Monday, February 4, 2013

Fabric Sighting






Just shopping around on Etsy and look what I spotted. Extraordinary World Fabric. You can find the whole line here at the Bello Berry Fabric Shop, yipee!  

Have a great day,







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Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Beads


I have been working on some new beads AND new jewelry. Now I know I use the word excited a lot on this blog, but it's because I blog about things I am excited about. Today is no exception. For the first time in forever, I am working with new glazes. That's always a challenge but these babies are so springy and I am loving what's coming out of the kiln. I'll do my best to take a sneak peek photo soon. I'm just not completely ready to debut them, I want to have all of the kinks worked out.

Stay tuned...








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