Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lily Squatters

Rose and Ella haven't been huge fans of the rain.  If there is going to be any water, it better be the kind that they can lounge in.

Monday, July 13, 2015

exploding hearts and all

The other morning I leapt in surprise when I opened my locker at work and saw this face:


After asking around I discovered that it was the work of two coworkers who were feeling particularly silly the evening before and thought it would be a great idea to share a little Gaffigan love.

If this is what silly looks like I say bring it on!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Etsy Item!

I had two firsts when sewing this owl.  This was the first time I incorporated ribbon and the first time I took pictures of the progress.  

The owl's creation came to fruition while I was waiting for tennis to start.  It was after an excellent and fairly fast bike ride and I arrived very early.  Thankfully, I had all my sewing supplies in my bike bag.  I really loved this tattered pale yellow ribbon I found at Fabric Recycles, but had no idea how to use it.  The lightbulb came on so to speak and I (rather clumsily) decided to make a little body for the owl with it.  

Next time I use ribbon I am going to use darts and/or have my sewing machine figured out by then. A coworker, who happens to be a quilter, offered to give me sewing machine lessons.  And while I am quite attached to sewing by hand, I am slowly warming up to the idea of implementing a few machine techniques.