Friday, March 18, 2011

Toothy

So every once in a while I get these great wool cardigans which I then wash to see what transpires. Anyways I decided because of the pockets some of them would make great tooth pillows. Don't ask about the train of thought. But aren't they cute.

Munchkin approved and once again I had to pay the "Munchkin Tax" as it is called in our household. which means she takes something that I have created and claims it as her own. This time I also got 3 kisses and 4 hugs also.(Does that count as payment?) So I guess she is ready when she starts loosing teeth in about 2 years.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pay It forward with creativity

Pay It Forward 2011.I promise to send an original creation to the first 5 people who leave a comment here.They in turn must post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status.Rules: it must be hand made by you and sent sometime in 2011.

This is the post where I discovered this round of pay it forward. I am always game for ways to encourage creativity around the globe.

SO I am going to make something specific for just this. Once I get a sample done I will post a picture but I am thinking along the lines of functional art. Thus it will be something that would be useful in your own pursuit of creativity in your life.

So leave a comment that you would like to participate and I will contact you later for a snail mail addy.

Ingrid

Ps Poke around Patricia's blog she makes some great things.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Green for March


First of all excuse the wigs bedhead it kinda reminds me of my own hair some mornings. But I had to post some pictures(even if they aren't the best) of the finished item. Yes I really did finish the green shawl. Yeeahh for me. OK I am done patting myself on the shoulder. ;0)

I shall get some better pictures done at the same time as I get some other clothing photographed.

So I had every intention of getting some sewing done yesterday as it was a munchkin free day. But alas instead I went with my friend Holly thrift store shopping. Realized I need to stock up on sweaters before everyplace packs them away, all the spring and summer stuff is coming out. SO we went to a kinda local Sharing Centre and they were having a bag sale Yeeaahh. So that means whatever you can stuff in your reusable shopping bag was $5. So three bags there. Not many sweaters though.
The we went to BFM(Bibles For Missions) I have been remembering the acronym as otherwise I have a tendency to call it Missions for Bibles. Here we lucked out as all red or green tags were half price. I scored a great black three piece ensemble which is probably 50's era for $3.50. The lady who was helping to pack the bags wasn't very happy. She pointed out that it had to be priced wrong. Now I have to figure out what I am going to do with it.

It is kinda dangerous to go in my workspace at the moment. Attack of the sliding mountains of clothing.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Getting Ready for Shows Etc.

Skirt and jacket ensemble.(presently hanging in the store window) I have been on a real grey kick in the last while. Have made myself a dress, jacket, and skirt all in varying grey tones. Now I am making things to sell. Next I am going to try to be inspired by some browns. Neutrals are always a good choice the more vibrant colours are much more person specific. I have been working on a green shawl off and on for about a month now. Really thought I was over my dislike for green but there still seems to be some latent feelings. Going to force myself to finish it this weekend. When I can distance myself from it I will probably like it (I hope).
This jacket looks best with jeans tried it with a skirt just doesn't look quite right. Maybe more of a cargo skirt. hhmmm. And look it has some green. Also has quite a few pockets, must of been thinking where to stash tissue and electronics that day. The tissue are imperative to me, my allergies are already hitting me must be all the wind we have been having. It is definitely blowing something about my sinuses don't like. I love pockets even though most things I wear for some reason don't seem to have them.