I know that I have been kind of missing from around these parts. Aside from the daily image, I haven't been posting. I have just been so blessed lately with so many crafty orders and such that I have been nose to the sewing machine pretty much non-stop when not at work. I had a project requested for a book that is super top secret. I can't wait to tell everyone about it because I am crazy over the moon excited about being in it. And then along with some wonderful bridal orders, I have had a HUGE order for some of my shabby scrapbooks that has me in serious book making mode. I can't spill the beans on that one yet either, but soon. . .
So anyway, how about a little eye candy. . .
I am so lucky to have the most amazing fabric store in the world in my local area, it is called Jackman's Fabrics and I like to think of it as fabric heaven. Today I wandered in there and found the fabric above. I know it will sound goofy, but the second I spotted it I fell madly in love and grinned from ear to ear. I can not wait to see it made into a book! This fabric is from the Aviary Collection by 3 Sisters for Moda. The whole line is stunning. I really wanted a bit of it all!
They also have the new fabric lines from BasicGrey that include Eva, Sultry, and FIGGY PUDDING!! If you loved these paper lines, you will die for the fabrics. Figgy was one of my all time favorites. I drove home daydreaming of what to make with it.
While I am talking about Moda, I have to say I am so antsy to get my hands on the Moda fabric designed by the super sweet gals from Sweetwater. They don't have it at Jackmans, but I am hoping they will soon. It is called Authentic and I seriously need it.
I just had to share this lovely piece of digial collage work created by Kathy and shared on her blog Vintage Catnip. She took elements from the "How To Know the Butterflies" book cover I shared and combined it with a wonderful butterfly image from Karen's Whimsy.
Beautiful work Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with me!
Here is a new little something I have been making. I call them Posey Pockets because, well, they have a posey on them and they are pockets. Pretty clever, huh?
I was playing with some scraps of wool felt (I use those in my baby slippers) and decided it would be fun to have a cute little business card holder for my purse. A few scraps, stitches, and a vintage button later, I have this little cutie. I plan to make them in a few other sizes as well and will probably make some for the Strange Folk Festival this month.
I am working on adding some free classes to share here on the blog. I am torn between making them a download sheet that you can print (like the way the images are) or if they should just be all contained on their own page where you can see the whole thing online without downloading anything. I would love to hear feedback and opinions, so feel free to comment here or shoot me an email.
Here is a little something I have been playing with lately that I think turned out pretty cool. I have been making pins with some older random metal frames I had in my scrapbooking stash.
I took some metal tiles I had that were from Making Memories from eons ago and decorated them with assorted rub-ons and/or alcohol inks. I think did a little metal stamping on them.
I attached the tiles to the metal frames, the ones shown were all by K&Co. I filled in the front with Glossy Accents. I added a few Swarovski Crystals to the wet glossy accents to add a little bling. Once they were dry I finished off the back with a scrap of cardstock and a pin back. I think they turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself!
If you live in my area and want to grab these up, they are currently in my little space at Show Me Handmade in Crestwood. I will be making another batch soon to post in my Etsy shop.