6.01.2009

Weekend Projects

I have been feeling a surge of creativity recently, and have been tackling some of the backlog of projects, UFOs, and preparing to restock the etsy shop at the beginning of July (er...notice how empty that space to the right there looks?). This weekend I worked a track meet all day on Saturday, so the majority of this was done on Sunday.
I modified the pattern I've been working on, it's closer.....it's harder to make this pattern with upholstery fabric, but I do like the way it drapes. It's lined with dark goldish cotton. I actually had these cut out for quite a while...they may be a birthday present for my sister. Or not. I am pretty proud of this...it is my own pattern (super SIMPLE pattern, but still). It is for my niece. You can tell those are birds, right? They are also my own pattern. I need to refine the top bird's body a little bit, but I do really really like it. And of course, for the etsy shop....more t-shirt bags. Gotta love Goodwill. Ok, back to the birds...can you tell what they are or do they look too "artsy?" And do they look too close to anything else you've seen? I drew them myself, but I stalk so many craft blogs that I am really afraid that I copied them from someone unknowingly. Has anyone seen them somewhere else?

10 comments:

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

WOw. You are crazy talented! I love the dress and bags! You have great color combinations.

BTW, I am still laughing over your comment on my blog...SO SO true!

Antoinette said...

First, awesome that you are getting back into the swing! You got so much done!

Second, hooray with the niece dress! Great colors, nice applique, AND an original pattern!

Third, I am in love with the birds. It might be because I'm on Twitter more now, but The Bird is everywhere... and I do mean everywhere... usually a blue bird that's really cute, but it's EVERYWHERE. Your birds look nothing like The Bird, and in fact, your birds are stunning.

Well done, all of it!

Kori said...

Loving the birds. I haven't seen birds like that around. Love it all... as usual.

Colleen said...

LOVE THE DRESS!! I think Abbey and Phoebe need one. Please make some for Etsy July.

And what a fun apple purse below...how is the world are you so stinkin' creative and talented!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I think the dress you designed for your niece is awesome! The birds are great--not at all like anything I've seen on the craft blogs I stalk (including yours LOL)!

Heather said...

You are so talented!! I LOVE the Wicked Witch in Training bag!

katydiddy said...

All of your projects are amazing. I think the birds are great!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I SO love your t-shirt bags. LOVE!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Me again! Your Etsy shop link on your sidebar isn't loading for me... Can you email me the link to your shop? Thanks!

chrissy said...

I was wondering what the item is that has the kitties on it. It is so unusual and cool looking, but I just can't figure out what it is.

Love your site - Carla introduced me to it. This is hopefully the first of many more comments and probably a purchase in time. I love bags! - especially your Wicked Witch in Training one.