Monday, March 22, 2010

Catching up

I've decided I'm just not that good at blogging right now. Life has been busy, and I was pretty sick for a while and I just haven't been crafting all that much. It's past due time to catch up a little though.

I made this cupcake ribbon blanket for a special little girl in my life right now. It makes me so happy every time I see her snuggle up with it. I used a soft, fluffy fabric I have never used before on the back instead of minky, and I have to say I really like it.

My grandma saw a purse she really liked in a catalog, but it was much bigger than she wanted it. She asked if I could replicate it in the size she wanted using a "springy" fabric. This is what I came up with. I also made a matching checkbook cover and coin purse with the left over fabric. I shipped it to her last week and was glad to hear she absolutely loved it.

I have always wanted to try using either laminated fabric or fusible vinyl, so when I saw this tutorial by Homemade By Jill for a changing pad I decided to give it a try. It has cotton with fusible vinyl on the inside and corduroy on the outside. It folds up and velcros closed and I added my own pocket on it to hold diapers and wipes.

I've been working on a couple more projects as well but they still need some finishing touches before I take pictures. One of them is an easter project, so I am hoping to find the time and motivation to finish them in time!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Giveaway Time!

Want to win one of my collars?

My friend Amy was kind enough to feature me on her blog, and there is a free collar up for grabs!

Head on over for your chance to win! Thanks Amy!

The beautiful picture of Bailey is courtesy of DreamMaker Images. Thanks Shelly!

The contest ends Sunday, March 7th. Good luck!