Thursday, October 30, 2008
I made this neckwarmer last winter and I realized that I never blogged about it. I'll tell you what I like about neckwarmer (or cowls), you can wear them without the 'ends' hanging down in your way - SO, they work great when you're cold sitting at the sewing machine (which is what I'm doing today - or at least am suppose to be - yet I'm here ... blogging.....hmmm). Anyway.....
I used 3 vintage buttons as the closure. It is so pretty, I think! And, it is very warm!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Getting the red in my hair again was quite an ordeal! It all started on Tuesday. I went, all excited, to get it done ... but, the stupid 'process' didn't work. We decided to use 1 product that worked (supposedly) in 2 ways - both bleaching and depositing color ... hmmm Not so much on my hair!
In any event - I couldn't get back to it til today! Luckily, my hair didn't look BAD on Tuesday - just not what I wanted! I wanted a vibrant RED and I wanted a LOT of boldness!
I *L*O*V*E* it! I mean, really LOVE it!!!! It's very bold (I'm so hoping that I don't get in trouble at work --- I work in a pretty conservative insurance company). I don't think that I'll get in trouble... My boss asked why I didn't go pink last time (which, I'd love to do, actually). Not so sure what all the family is going to think ... but, hey, it's just hair! Right?!?!?
Here are a few more pictures........ Don't really look at the 'style' ... I got caught in the rain after getting the color done today!
Now, while I love the color - we were way messy with the application! Hmph... now I just have to try to 'clean up' the color that is where it shouldn't be.... Thoughts? E-mail me/comment me or whatever if you have some ideas!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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So - what % of your brain is 'wired for creativity'???
NOTE: Only after I posted did I realize that I took this quiz on an online dating site. How funny is that??
Saturday, October 18, 2008
And, as I was putting them back up, I had the idea to make the cuff you see below, using some ribbon as the embellishment... What do you think?
With the hardware on the underside of the wrist...
Other (top) side:
Or the way that I'm going to wear it... with the hardware on top...
I can't wait to make some more!!! Would love to hear your thoughts.....
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Nothing exciting ..... I know......
But, it's all I have today! ;)
Can you believe that I've made 100 blog entries? That's actually not great, considering how long I've had this blog - but, my 100th none the less.
Now - off to bed, work comes too early!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Okay - so, I PM'd her and asked if she'd be interested in a swap. I'd make something for her, in exchange for her making that hat for me!!! She, to my delight and honor, said that she'd love to. I decided to make a tote bag for her. Her only request was that it have cute fabrics and not be too girly - she also mentioned that she liked the color red.
So, here is the bag that I made for her. I really like this bag! And, kind of wanted to keep it for myself - but, I quickly said to myself 'but, you really want that hat', so I boxed it up and off it went to the post office!
This is the outside. I made a removable yo-yo, with fabric covered button, pin as an embellishment:
This is the inside of the bag, with three pockets:
This is another picture of the bag, with the matching key fob that I included:
She said that she loves the bag and I'm so glad!!!I love the hat that I got in return and I will take a picture TODAY and post it later! I really, really, really adore my hat!!! Picture to be added shortly!!!
Oh - should probably add that the linen/cotton blend fabric in the bag is recycled from an old dress that I had 100 years ago ... so, this is part of where this bag started..... and, improved use of the fabric, I think - agree??
Friday, October 10, 2008
One of the girls, in particular, really enjoyed it. She wants to come back over for more crochet lessons! I'm excited that she is so excited.
Their 'project' was to make friendship bracelets for each other. They all really enjoyed doing that. This meant that the really didn't do anything other than chain, but still - they had fun! And, have interest in learning more!! Here is Sar showing off a couple of her bracelets!
The next morning, we all went to Monkey Joe's to play til WELL after lunch. They got to run, jump and play! Had pizza for lunch, then did it all again til nearly 3! How fun is that? You can see that I made them all matching shirts - purely selfish reasons - having them all dressed alike made it a lot easier on me to keep my eyes on them!
While they were having their fun ... this is what I did! More on this to come in another post!
Needless to say, by Saturday night, I was dead on my feet - but, a great time was had by all! So, I'd say that was a successful weekend!!