Monday, December 31, 2007

a new year


Hello 2008. Hello. I hope you like me as much as I like you.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Handmade Christmas
























It was a wonderful handmade Christmas. There were some commercial toys, but the real magic was in the gifts I got from Etsy or made myself. I made handbags for friends and family this year and a couple of toys! I usually (and mostly) make hats - but I had some fun ideas for bags, so I went with it! My daughter and I made magnets using 1.5" google eyes for everyone - they look pretty funny on photographs or just to give the refrigerator eyes. The Miss Pacman cuff I got on Etsy from inhope for my daughter was a hit as well as the lovely leather rose from Leatherpedia. I bought the coolest Christmas gift for myself on Etsy...a rockin pair of shoes from goodgaudy **I will wear them in Self Portrait Thursday this week**

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

K Cringle


Deep December already and what the hell have I been doing? I haven't blogged since Dec 10?...woah! Well, I have been very busy making a variety of gifts for my peeps. It's so rewarding to consider each person and make something JUST for THEM. I find myself smiling as I work (rather than scowling at crabby shoppers at some crappy mall) I have a long way to go and very little time, but the ideas keep coming and who needs sleep anyway?!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Miss Lady





I have a new product - inspired by a gift I received a few years ago from a co-worker. This unusual woman I worked with gave me a vintage faux fur collar. I love that thing. Love. Over the weekend, I made a pattern from it and made a few of my own. I listed two on Etsy just yesterday. They look darling over tops and dresses and really cute as a neclace. I just got started and it's another fun way to use the smallest pieces of vintage fabrics. I made another choker this weekend, too. I used a piece of the cotton rice bag (the one I used for the hat you see in the photos below) I love accessories and continue to find ways to use all these wonderful fabrics I have been collecting all these years!