Friday, April 25, 2008

New Toys

New toys
I know I said I was in a creative slump and I still kind of am but that never stops me from buying new things. Why is that?
I did figured out why I am in this slump. Work gets stressful beginning January 1st and ends on April 15th with a large party. So when I am stressed I tend to gravitate towards crafts and the creativity starts to flow. Now that April 15th is long gone work is back to normal and there is not as much stress. So now I have do not seem to have a reason to craft.

I have been slumping around since the 16th and now I am ready to get back on the band wagon. I do hop that posting my new toys and what I plan to do might give me the motivation to started.

Last weekend I went to a quilt store that I had not been to before and what do you think I found there? Did you guess? ....... Tea Towels sold by the yard. The woman who owns the store loves to embroider and said these are the best towels in all the world. They have a vintage look and feel to them with a slight yellow hue and hemmed on the sides but not the ends. I bought 1.5 yards so I can make 2 towels. As I was getting ready to buy the towels the biggest rick-rack I have ever seen. I have a sick love affair with rick-rack, I had to buy at least 4 yards.

Thanks to Susie I also bought another new toy. A bias tape maker. Hopefully no more burnt fingers. I really hope it works. Now to just decide where to start.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Creativity Drought

12. Babbette Blanket 13. Dragon

I have been in a creative slump lately. I have tried and tried to get out of the same old same old. So in an effort to get out of that slump I started going through some of my favorites on Flickr and thought I would share a few of the things that are starting to spark my creative fire. We will just have to see what will blossom.
What do you do when you are in a creative slump?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Congratulations ...

Kerri! I hope you enjoy the towel and all the other goodies I am collecting and making.

Thank you all for you well wishes and coming out of lurking to post. Now that I know you are all there I hope to hear from you again.

Psst... looks like Kerri is doing a giveaway on her site you better go check it out

Friday, April 4, 2008

1 Year Anniversary - Giveaway

On Sunday it will be my one year anniversary of my blog so in honor of it, I am doing a giveaway.
Since everyone liked this towel so much I am giving it away along with some vintage patterns and possibly some extra little goodies like embroidered buttons.
So leave me a comment by Midnight, Tuesday, April 8, 2008 and I will enter you in the drawing. I will ship anywhere.
I am off to go camping and I hope to take lots of pictures while I freeze. Have a good weekend everyone.