Saturday, January 28, 2012

What I Should Be Doing...

Well, I should be doing lots of things.  I should be cleaning my apartment...or doing laundry.  I should be posting a helpful pattern review or fun tutorial, but instead...I'm sitting on my couch and thinking about things I should do.  And things I will do, all in good time.  Think of this as a belated New Year's Resolution list, all crafting related of course. 

1.  Blog at least twice a month.  
Tutorials, pattern reviews and project shares coming your way!  

2.  Finish my Sophia Carry-All bag!  Yes, I said I would do this almost a year ago.  
But I mean it this time. I really, really do.

3.  This year, I should sew from my stash.  It seems impossible 
seeing how I work at a fabric store, but it's worth a try, right?

4.  I should sew a quilt top.  Maybe one of these lovely patterns?
I love Anna Maria Horner's Folk Dance quilt....

And I LOVE this quilt from Urban Outfitters...a smaller version might be 
do-able with loads of planning, but isn't it great?
OK, it may be a bit much for my first quilt top, but I can dream.

5.  I will continue to add to my Etsy shop.  Head over now to see a few new earrings!

6.  Last, but not least, I'd love to do a give-away this year!  If I can get at least 50 followers, I will have a fun little giveaway with my reversible headbands & matching earrings.  Tell your friends!  Thanks :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great rest of your weekend!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Better Late Than Never....?

I know, I know.  Everyone is sick of the holidays.  But I haven't had the chance to share my Christmas craftiness!  OK, I probably had the opportunity...but I felt pretty lazy after final exams and it was nice to ignore my computer for a few weeks.  

So here it goes.  First up, a few stockings I made for my boyfriend and I.  
We didn't have much to fill them with, but they sure looked cute!  (Please excuse the clutter!)

 My 4-foot tall tree fit perfectly in our tiny apartment.  I even made a tree skirt to match the stockings!

Most of my gifts were hand-made this year.  I made these fun oven mitts using Skip to my Lou's 
awesome tutorial!  I also made a few rice-filled hot/cold packs, a nice button-up vest for my dad, 
and a pair of boxer shorts for my boyfriend.  

Happy (very) late New Years to all of you!  More posts to come - I'm excited to 
devote some time to my blog and Etsy shop now that I'm finished with school!