Saturday, July 31, 2010

Handsome Hexie Swap Round 2

The wonderful Handsome Hexie swap round two has come and I whipped up a little pile for my secret partner. I think that they should suit nicely....a blast of colour, some grey, black and white, and as much Denyse Schmidt as I could muster. I'm proud to say that most of these were stitched up over beer at a local pub. And I only got a few weird looks. Any of you take hexies to pubs? Such a portable craft!!

Don't hexies look so great all piled up and coordinated by colour? Something so appealing about such an image, even if it's not millions and millions of hexes, it still warms my cockles. (Do I have cockles? Not sure!).

Anyhoo, secret partner, I hope you enjoy!

- Donna

PS - I'm not sure if I ever got around to showing what I received in the first round..but ta da...lovely lovely lovely.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas all the way..Inspiration for Savvy Seasonal Swap

I signed up for another swap this week: Savvy Seasonal Swap. I'm kinda hoping I get assigned to a partner who's into Christmas as much as I am, but I am sure I can handle anything that comes my way. Stay tuned!

- Donna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sara's Late June Block

First things first, I am so sorry I am late on this one, Arianne. Life got in the way. I was hoping this Bee would get me in front of my machine a lot more, but so far that isn't the case! If it's any consolation, I have July's block half complete. It requires some hand stitching (yikes!) for which I don't have the right color floss yet. Note to self: get proper floss before weekend and finish block ON TIME. At any rate, here is my June block for Arianne...for better or worse:

I hope to be back in this special space soon!



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Red Velvet for Canada Day

Remember when I signed up to make something for five people on Facebook within a year?

Yeah, I also kinda forgot about it. Seeing as how the year is now about half way gone, I figured I had better get started.

July 1 is Canada's national holiday (Happy 143rd!!), and to celebrate, I dropped off a half dozen red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and red sprinkles to my American friend Steph. She was the first person to sign up, so fitting that she gets the first handmade thing. She is a big lover of cupcakes so I always knew I would make her some.

Hope she liked them!

- Donna

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Gift Tags for Craft Show

Holly and I banded together this past week to whip up some little paper and fabric gift tags for Craftalicious. We're thinking we'll share a table this year. These were super fun to make, especially once we abandoned the method we had read about in Sandi Henderson's newest book, which involved cling wrap as a fuser...we used glue sticks and then stitched them down and added a little grommet to finish them up. We'll add some twine and package them in sets of five for the show.

It's so hot here it's hard to imagine sewing but I'm going to work on some garlands tonight. More to show later this week!

- Donna