Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Little Gift Bag

So you all know I am positively obsessed with sewing, but every once and a while I get the paper crafting bug too! I had picked up a random little gift for a teenage friend of our family and wanted to give it to her in something cute.
I used my Cricut (Bags, Tags, Boxes and More Cartridge, Don Juan for the 'K') to cut out the bag. I've been holding onto this paper for a while now, thinking that I would pass it on to my friend who has daughters (I just couldn't quite figure out how to include hot-pink lips into one of my boys scrapbooks!) But it was PERFECT for this little project! Just the right amount of sass. And really, I just couldn't resist the sparkle monogram. I'm pretty sure there is no such thing as too much bling! (Well, except on those older ladies cardigans that you see in Las Vegas that are sparkleicious...those should be outlawed!)
On a totally different note, I hit the 2,000,000 stitch mark on my sewing machine yesterday. Wow! I've been sewing up a storm. Getting ready for spring 'craft fair season'!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


You know when 'life happens'? That's where I've been for the past few weeks. I made a very last minute trip out to Utah for a week to spend time sitting in the hospital with my big brother. And many various other stuff. Just life! Although I am happy to report that my brother is out of the hospital and on the road to recovery...whew!

Amid all the craziness, I've still found a little bit of time to create!Just in time for Easter, I drew up this little critter. I think using the fuzzy yellow material is what makes the shirt. (That, and the cute little bow on the chick's head!) Maybe this can help you come up with an idea for a fun Easter top for your little angel! (Or if you'd like to just skip the headache, you can pick one up here!)

Happy Spring! We are in full bloom here in Virginia.