Tuesday, March 27, 2007

embroidery blog for EVERYONE

I am lucky/silly enough to have become involved in a very cool new blog with some very talented crafty women. It's quite humbling to be a part of this new venture, which has really made me feel like a real contributer to the online craft community.

Flickr Embroidery Blog is only about a week old - but if you're interested in embroidery, I think this site will be a great resource for inspiration, ideas and mentoring of creative embroidery. There's a lot of stuff out there. This blog will help sift through what's good in embroidery - resources, useful links, tutorials, etc.

My job is to post on Wednesdays. Sounds so easy, but my day job is creeping into any/all my spare time at the moment. Resulting in a really huge cold sore on my bottom lip which looks very much like a raisin stuck on my face. Very attractive. I'm a walking billboard of stress and exhaustion. I'm going to have to get up REALLY early to do my duty this week! [yawn - it's making me tired already]. But I want to do it, so I'm looking forward to it!

Here's some Flickr favourites from the last few days. You might catch some of this over at the new blog tomorrow...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

the bag matches the shoes

The actual photo of the bag is thankfully not representative of how excellent the bag is. I'm not a very experienced sewer, but I'm very pleased with the final result!

I was inspired by 2 different bags in a couple of Japanese craft books I have. So I kind of just put it together as I went.

I'm surprised how similar it looks like Amanda's (Soulemama) new bag.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

where have you been?

wow - exactly one month since my last confession. I've been doing crafty stuff too! I guess I only have time to do one or the other... I can't craft AND blog.

I made a really cool bag which go with my new shoes....

I wore them to a wedding. I love camper shoes.

I've also been keeping up to date with what's going down in flickr. Here's some of my recent fav's - there's been heaps though.

1. It's spring time at my place!, 2. blue_flower_skirt1, 3. Wilbur Likes Leaves, 4. Kup,Kup & ChloƩ, 5. Sukie, 6. Inspiring houses on flickr, 7. The diver - zippered pouch, 8. 13 birds detail, 9. table linens - day 8, 10. Scout the Shmerpi (#22) - Cuddle Arms, 11. Untitled, 12. cup of the day : feb. 21st., 13. hot chocolate, 14. Owly tea for me, 15. mini.hug#25, 16. It's Winter Time, 17. tea, 18. rewind-button, 19. Tea set, 20. "my cup of tea".

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
I'm also participating in 2 swaps. A seasonal swap and a 'you're my cup of tea' swap. They're both being organised through flickr and I'm really looking forward to both of them!

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