Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kraken Attacken

so I had this great idea swimming around in my head for 2 days... why not make an iPod cozy w/ a squid applique, only have it's fin wrap around the top and act as the "closure" for it...

viola! I made it come into fruition this evening! I found the fabric I wanted last nite. which couldn't have been more perfect for this project. there was this blue swirl fabric which reminded me of Starry Night by Van Gogh... then I found a bright orange fabric that has bubbles and a slight pattern that resemebles coral on it... it was too good to be true! I love using Complimentary colors on the color wheel and couldn't wait to make this happen!

I sewed buttons on to give this little guy eyes and offered reinforcements around all the edges and corners, velcro, and to the applique.
you can see more pictures here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Crimson & Clover

my husband and I brought our new Pygmy Goat girls home today! they are a Mama & baby duo and are cute as all get-out!

Crimson is 5, she's the black one, Clover is 2, she's the grey one (agouti).
Crimson & Clover is one of my all-time favorite songs, it seemed fitting for their names. you can buy/download/hear the song here.

I can NOT contain my excitement!!! (I will post better pics, but unfortunately, Pacific NW weather will always guarantee rain...)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Butterfly Slouch Bag

yay! I can use patterns!!!! who knew?

I had a custom order request for a "slouchy, hippie-type bag with greens, browns, oranges and yellows, butterflies and peace signs ok." this is what she got (and loved it, I might add):