Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Inspired Crafts

I love books.  I love crafts.  What's even better?  Book crafts!!  I was going through some of my photos from a couple of years ago and came across a few book inspired crafts.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I made this in March for a friend but am posting it now in celebration of The Big Bang Theory season premiere tonight!!  Any fellow fans out there?!

I hand wrote out the letters with pencil and used the split stitch to embroider.  In hindsight I wish I hadn't framed it as the stitches got a bit squished.  This reminds me that I have another embroidery for my mom that she wants framed... maybe there are frames out there that are specifically made for projects like this so that the glass isn't directly touching the art?  Any recommendations and tips would be welcome!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Let's Make Snail Mail!

There's something special about writing and receiving mail in today's email-filled world, and something even more special about making the stationary yourself.  Do you want to make someone's day with a one-of-a-kind piece of hand written deliciousness?  I'll show you how I made these cards and envelopes, and maybe it will help you make your own!

Monday, September 19, 2011

My Fall Therapy Scarf

The end of summer always makes me a sad panda.  So I thought that if I made something exciting to wear for fall, I might be a little less sad that summer is gone...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The C-Word

Recently I have been getting a lot of negative reactions when I say the C-word, so I'm going to avoid saying it so as not to get the stink eye from anyone.  Oh, it's not THAT C-word.... No, no, no, I'll give you a hint:

(And another hint: it's not "cat.")

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vintage Finds

Alright, I know I wanted to keep this blog to "crafty" things, but in my defense one of my vintagey finds was a sweet little doily...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pincushion and Needle Book

When my sister and I coordinate on a craft project (usually a gift for a friend, like this one) I like to say in my best, dramatic super hero voice, "with our powers combined...!"  

Monday, September 5, 2011

Versatile Blogger Awards

I got an award!  How exciting is that!?  I was so flattered to receive the Versatile Blogger Blogger Award from the very talented winkieflash from a creative being.  Thank you so much!  If you haven't checked out her blog, you should!!

Here’s how the award works: After accepting the Versatile Blogger Award, the blogger must:
  1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Little Circle Square Tutorial

Today felt like a tutorial day!  Here is a little tutorial for a little square of mine.  I know, my pattern name skills need some work....