Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My Friend K sent me two new tutorials that I thought were GREAT! I just had to share...

One is for a Key Fob.

The other is for a little pouch.

I thought they were both worth sharing and trying out! I also think I'm going to add these two to my blogroll! Love the ideas.

Golden Pace

I finally made a craft that is NOT sewing related!

I've been trying to pay attention to my plants lately and I have been trying to propagate with cuttings. Normally I just root in a plain old glass jar (re-use/re-purpose!) but I decided that I needed something that looked nicer than an old Pace Picante Sauce bottle sitting on my kitchen table. SO...I papier-mached my Pace Picante Sauce bottle and we now have Golden Pace and pickle jars on our kitchen table.

I took the tissue paper from a gift C gave us for our wedding and used it to papier-mache my old bottles with just a little glue and water. It was quick and easy and now I have a somewhat more aesthetic place to root my cuttings.

Bed Caddy

From the Sewing from the home tutorial series on Sew Mama Sew, I made a bedside caddy a couple of weekends ago. They were super easy and turned out really nice. I made one for B and one for me! I think I'm going to turn these into Christmas gifts.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Bathroom! Well...kind of...

Wooohooo! I finally got to craft this weekend! I made a new Muu this one turned out way better than the one linked to but for those of you who aren't familiar with a muu, here's a pic of the first one. My new one is a grey waffle knit.

I also sort of, redid the master bath on Sunday. I made these curtains from the Waverly fabric I got at Joann's. They look OK but I'm having some MAJOR problems with my tensions/stitch length on my machine. So, don't look close at the stitches! If you click on the photo, you can see the pattern up close. I didn't think that the neon pink, green & yellow shower curtain would match either so I swapped that out for a simple white one.
I got a double curtain rod so I can still put a sheer behind the curtain. I didn't have it in me (well, my back rather) to hem up the liner of the curtains I used at our wedding. Maybe after M's birthday (Which is today! Celebrating next weekend). So now our bathroom looks all grown up instead of like a college dorm room. :) Yippie!