Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Craft Room

Here is another gorgeous craft room I found. This looks like it's pretty much for sewing, but there are several useful things that can be found here for most all crafters.
First, the colors, I like the bright colors, makes me want to be there. I also like that it doesn't seem like it's not "messupable."
Hmm, what do I want from here, the bright colors, the big ironing table, and the dowel like thing that is holding up all of that ribbon and other goodies.
Oh, and I want the fun curtains too.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My thread

Courtesy of dear old dad, I am heavily armed and ready to tackle any embroidery project my mind can think of, which is great but...mostly I just like to look at all the pretty colors :).

Monday, November 16, 2009

2009 Goals-update

At the beginning of the year I made a list of goals for 2009 (copied and pasted below). Here is the update.

1. Learn to make basic childrens clothes (lucy dress) DONE
2. Learn to use pleater and make bishop dresses-- Signed up for the class but it was cancelled (so I did try)
3. start playing tennis again-- DOING, then took a break
4. enjoy life-- DOING, trying
5. compliment people more often (totally subjective goal but working so far)
6. Read a Beethoven biography IN PROGRESS, DONE!
7. Finish MLK's autobiography IN PROGRESS, STILL in progress
8. Finish the Ethics for the New Millenium book IN PROGRESS, DONE!
9. Create craft space that is organized --Done, messed up again

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to make a tutu

I found myself wanting to make a tutu and decided to write the tutorial up with what I hope are clear pictures. The tutu's came out great and I am quite pleased with them. I gave one away to a 7 year old little one who wanted to be a ballerina for Halloween. Now what to do with the other 9...?

How to make a tutu
(Will approximately fit 18 months-7 years)

Monday, November 2, 2009


Why am I talking about tweezers? I realize this must seem dumb, and I too would have probably thought so earlier, but I found these tweezers and they are fantastic. Rubis Tweezers are the best, the best, the best tweezers around. Get rid of whatever tweezers you have (unless it's Rubis) and buy a pair of these. They are fantastically sharp and precise and you will never have a problem using these or pulling out the tiniest splinter.
Had you asked me, pre Rubis discovery, how much I would pay for tweezers, I would have said, 12-15 dollars max. However, now that I have used these, I will gladly fork over the 25 or so that they cost. Seriously, go try them.

Rubis Tweezers