Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
(aren't the colours GREAT? I was so psyched to find organic cotton in colours that go beyond oatmeal or pale pastels - although I did order a few in pale colours, and even a few in 'natural')
After pre-washing, the shirts have sat, in a box, in my craft room. Prompted by the birth of a very good friend's second child (Welcome, Cedar!!), I got a few out last night and FINALLY got started.
It's my daughter's first birthday, and I've had a long sleeve tee in white sitting waiting for some jazzing up. I was majorly inspired by Allison's beautiful pillow, and have based my shirt on this. (Funny - in looking up the link to this awesome pillow, I looked at it again - I had a picture of what it looked like in my head last night when I laid out the shirt but in fact it's pretty different. Mind playing tricks . . .) I machine stitched Cedar's shirt in the interest of time (I handmade a few other little treats and need to get this parcel off - the girl is going to be a month old before it reaches her, easily!), but I want to handstitch all my girl's leaves. Labour of love and all that.
I've been busy with a few other projects but nothing to show for my busyness yet! Back to it . .I'm feeling charged up by having started building some 'stock' for the show. You were right, Sara - once I got started I got excited! Only 40 or so more shirts to go.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
But I miss having TIME at home. Particularly this week, when I went ahead and organized evening activities for myself not just Monday, not just Monday and Tuesday, but Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday. Yikes! It's been WAAAY hot here, too. I think today it was 40C with the humidity. Oh the humidity, Oh the humanity. That's 104F for those Americans among our readers. Maybe that's not even that hot compared to what some of you face, but for me, a born and bred Northern girl (we're talking north of the 60th parallel here), this is hard. Our lovely, 95 year old house is not equipped with central air (or ducts, for that matter), and since we're trying to be all green and stuff, we haven't even put in the window a/c unit that is languishing in our (recently insulated) basement . . it's hot. And the basement is not even cool thanks to our environmental upgrades. Not that I'd want to hang out down there, but it was always enjoyable to sink below on 'errands' and enjoy the cool.
I'm not meaning to be all complainy. I'm actually in a good place. Eating well, really enjoying my walks to and from work, (yay for built in exercise!), and looking forward to getting some Christmas gifts underway AND some goods for the craft sale that I'm organizing and selling at in mid-November. My first one. I'm terrified and excited, all at the same time.
More on that in another post. Just wanted to stop in and say hello. Isn't summer a difficult time to be productive? I'm in awe of what some of you are accomplishing and I'm so thankful for the craft blog community. Reading what other folks are doing makes me feel more crafty! And that's a good thing.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Be back in a week or so. Be good 'til I get back, now.