Archive for the ‘current passions’ Category

It’s been a photoshop weekend…

April 27, 2008

After looking at P-Dub’s site, and Karen Cheng’s site, I was ready to jump into some serious photo editing. Remember I don’t have the big boy photoshop, I have the step-sister version.

But I was pretty happy.

Before (Original)




Snow storm in April. Sucks. Had to find a way to make it better.

The last four are fun ones. They’re just some old photos I wasn’t worried about experimenting with. Lessons on cropping, filters and photo modes. The last one was particularly fun.

‘Toting’ my own horn

April 17, 2008

I have sold 4 of my little bags so far! None of them through Etsy, which is about what I figured? Word of mouth is worth more than pretty much anything else, eh?

I’ve worked up a couple new bag prototypes, what do you think?

I call this design, ‘Emilie’.

And I call this one ‘MiMi’.

I am digging the Asian print. I have been drooling over some Japanese fabrics. And I am still trying to get up the courage to buy this fabric–it seems sort of above me?

I’ve priced the new purses on Etsy for $15. Does that seem too high? I swear I’m only paying myself $5 an hour. But still I have no idea how to price these?

And here are some new headbands! I am so totally loving these. I kinda figure the wide ones are for adults (I love to wear them). But I have my girls modeling both the wide ones (3 3/4 inch) and the 2 1/4 inch ones. I’d like to sell these as well…we’ll see? I am pricing the smaller ones at $3, and the wider ones at $5. But I would happily take $1 off of two (2 small ones for $5).

Random Weekend Doings

March 29, 2008
For my sister’s birthday:
She picked out these two fabrics and I made her a little tote! I wasn’t sure how much fabric to buy, because I wasn’t sure how big the tote wanted to be. After sketching it out, I have enough to make two more! It measures about 12″wide by 9″high.

It is completely reversible. And (a bonus) the little pocket holds a cell phone perfectly!

Well, my new internet friends? What do you think? Would you buy one of these? For now I’m just making them as gifts (don’t have enough gutz yet to try sales…) Watch out Etsy, I’m dreaming. I want to make a bag out of This fabric from Jessica Jones next…

And to complete the randomness. I’ve named this ‘Snowy’ my little daffodil.

Happy First Day of Spring….Finally!

March 20, 2008

How appropriate? This is my first Daffodil of the year, and out it pops (or is trying to) on the first day of Spring!
The literal translation of daffodil in German is ‘Easter Flower’.

A Happy Easter to you then!


March 4, 2008

I won’t have my laptop for the rest of the week, and lately it has been attached at the hip, so I’ve been transferring vital stuff from the laptop (the good one) to the old computer (old slowpoke).

Here’s the websites I plan to peruse and use and scrutinize till the wee hours of the morning.

You might ask why? Because I am working on a new look for the blog. I want a customizable layout where I can change out the background (either tiles or a picture), change the font colors and the main wrapper with my own stuff–without altering the whole layout. Not everything in the above list makes sense for blog design, some are just for inspiration… And if I ever make anything from one of those craftier sites, I’ll post a picture of course!

Are you Drunk?

February 6, 2008
One more new category. Current passions. Could be crafting or something to do with the kids’ school or figuring out how to alter my blog’s background image (for hours and hours and even when I find the right code to make it stop that annoying tiling effect it ends up still being the wrong size)(!)—oh, sorry, a little rant there. See what I mean, current passions?

This is similar to the quilt I am currently working on. It’s called Drunkard’s Path. Is that the best name for a quilt or what?
I have all the red cut, and need to find just the right white material. Do I use a real plain white fabric, or one with a little white on white pattern? I will post some pictures of the ongoing work on it.

Another photo of a finished quilt with same pattern (not mine).
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