1. Picnic Blanket by Sewn Natural
Friday, February 26, 2010
1. Picnic Blanket by Sewn Natural
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Then I remembered something my mom used to tell me:
"Fake it until you make it."
So, my challenge to myself is to accept that fact that I don't really know who I am. And I am going to be learn to be okay with that. And, to be honest, do I really want to confine myself to always being defined by labels- even if they are ones that I feel to be "authentic" now? What if I choose to eat meat in the future? What if I want to start wearing (and ironing) khacki pants and sweater sets? I recognize that who I am, what I like and what I do has changed so much through the last 30 years, it would be silly for me to define who I am now. I want to be free to be change who I am. And I definitly want to be free to challenge myself to be better than I actually am.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Step 3: print your design and then remove from perforation if applicable.
Step 4: Using either a rotary cutter or a X-acto knife, cut small incision the width of your ribbon. I used a ruler to measure half an inch from each side.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
(PS. This next week should be our final home study and our complete package should be sent to the state foster care licensing board by the end of the month. But
and I totally relate...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.-Henry Miller (American author and artist, 1891-1980)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
What is better than to start the week off than a look at continuing the high that comes out of Valentine's Day (other than just eating more chocolate!) than to take a good look at some great relationship advice out there...Grab that remaining chocolate and enjoy!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
From the same line...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
3. Using scissors, fully open the pants legs and cut off the elastic so the fabric lays flat.
4. Cut each piece in your desired width. (I used an 8 inch width...)
Cut all your pieces to your desired width...
6. Cut off the finished ends for the pieces that will go on the "inside" of the scarf. Leave the finished ends intact for the outer pieces.
If you are using a shirt, cut open the shirt on the sides and cut pieces either vertically or horizontally (if there is a design that you want to capture on the scarf.) If you cut horizontally (which I did to keep the design intact on the shirt, you will have to cut off a piece of the hem to sew on so that you have a finished hem.)If you have a design or print, make sure you place the two "right" sides together...
Monday, February 8, 2010
- There are far more things in commercial store and in the handmade marketplace for little girls.
- If you are a DIY kind of person, the selection of boy fabrics and other craft supplies (patterns, yarn, etc.) sometimes leave much to be desired in design or supply.
- When you do find cute boy things, buy it, give it, snatch it up and share it with others!
Friday, February 5, 2010
1. Fruit Punch Mod Square Soy Candle by Lilac Ave
2. Newborn/Preemie Cotton Flapper Beenie by Two Sea Side Babe's
3. Pink Leopard Memory Board/Bow Holder by Memories to You
4. Baby or Child Heart Applique Shirt by Monster Bug Blankets
5. Wild Pink Half Apron by Jen Haruff
6. Caramel/Belgian Chocolate Apple with Valentine's Sprinkles by Nicole's Handmade Treats
Some of these items have upcoming deadlines for Valentine's delivery! (One of these is coming to my house!)