Sunday, June 26, 2011

Drawing Buttons

This morning, while going through all of my favorite blogs, I came across Leigh-Ann's latest post about drawing. She went through her collection of buttons, laid out a few, and took a stab at drawing them. Even though she says she's not very good at drawing, I really like how hers turned out!

Then she offered all of her readers a chance to draw her subject matter. Though I have lots of projects on my plate, I can never pass up a good drawing opportunity! And I loved her selection of buttons, so what better way to experience them, then to draw them, right?

Here is her wonderful photo:

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 And here is my drawing of her wonderful buttons:



What a fun way to spend a Sunday morning, when I am supposed to be working...thank you so much for the lovely diversion, Leigh-Ann! :-)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Home Ec : Fabric Cubby


Yes! I've finally completed a few more Home Ec projects. I figured I should probably get crackin', since the tutorials are only available for a couple more months.

I decided to skip the Ruffled Duvet Cover, since we only have one bed and I'm saving it for the quilt. I'm sure with my little Princess Stella, I'll have plenty of opportunities to hone my "ruffling" skills.


So here's the next project on the list - the Fabric Storage Cubby. I decided to make it fit my super duper Expedit bookcase from IKEA. I never realized just how big the compartments were until I made a box to fit them!

I got to work with some stiff stabilizer for this one, which wasn't too bad until I had to sew up the final sides - it really didn't want to fit around the arm of my sewing machine. But I ended up prevailing in the end! And now I have a nifty floral box to prove it.

Later!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Summer

Happy Summer Solstice, everyone!

 Cheers!
 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Turquoise Plaid Dress

Howdy!

Just a quick post to show you my latest altered thrifted dress:


I don't have a 'before' photo, so let's just say it was REALLY big on me. I ended up hemming the bottom about 6 inches and took the sides and arm holes in a couple inches. Just throw on a belt, and there ya have it!

Cheers!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I know I've been talking about it for months, but we finally moved into an adorable little house in Madison, Wisconsin. The move wasn't far, only about 25 miles or so, but Stephen and I both spend a lot of time in Madison, and the commute was getting a bit long.

We're so excited! We moved into an amazing neighborhood right in the heart of Madison. We can see the bike path from our back deck and we're within walking distance of so many parks, grocery stores, yummy restaurants and our friends that we're hardly going to have to use our car anymore. That will be a big difference from living in Mount Horeb. 

At some point I'll post some pics of the new digs, but for now I'll give ya a sneak peak of my view from my computer in my new office/sewing room:


I have the sunniest room in the house for my workspace which is fantastic. But it also means it gets REALLY hot during these steamy summer days. But I'm not complaining. All the natural light totally makes up for the heat.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 2011 Desktop Calendar

I know, I know - it's a day late. But...I'm hoping y'all understand because I've been extremely busy with our big move. Yay! More about that later.

So without further delay, here is the June desktop calendar for your downloading pleasure:


Of course, you can always download it here, too.

Please note that this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.  


Have a great day!

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