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Copyright Fayme Harper 2011 except each artist holds the copyright to their own photos and text.
I thought I would give the blog a new color it seems like we have had the brown too long ... or maybe I'm just not one for brow colors *shrugs* who knows if anyone has suggestions on changes post and we'll see what we can do ^.^
Soooo, I decided to make a plushie turtle for my baby niece. I was totally excited because one day, after playing around in my sewing and remnants box, I realized that all of the wonderful prints that I have are perfect for baby items. She just loved the blue flower pattern that is this turtle's right arm.
At first, I was going to hand sew it all, but decided that my stitches might not be secure enough to have an infant playing with and sucking on with out having the stuffing come out.
I sewed this all in one sitting because I was super gung-ho about getting it done. And I also didn't even stop to think about how I was going to sew the turtle shell on!! I did it totally wrong lol.
Meaning to sew it and then turn it inside out, to have the shell be a kind of disc, I sewed the inside on the outside and the leg all jacked up.
Needless to say, I got way frustrated with this project after realizing what I had done and have put it to the side for now.
Seam ripper is in close proximity and will be handled later =)
Hey guys! I hope you all didn't think I made like a rotten banana and split 8-l
Problems just isn't the word for what technology and I have been going through, but, alas, I have access to a working computer again and can post.
I did my wall hanging as a gift to my neice, who is 4 months now. It's currently hanging next to her crib.
If I keep having reasons to make her things like this, I'm sure she's going to be an abstract thinker when she grows up.
My idea was to make basic shapes for her to look at that weren't crazy bright like all her toys. I took a picture frame that I had around and covered it with pieces of an old shirt that was retired to the scraps & recycling bin, and then covered that with a scrap piece of fabric from my box. Tiny twisty ribbons for trunks, and a tiny yellow ribbon for hanging
My niece will be getting a plushie soon too. Can't wait to share that!
CHIBI'S!!! YES if you are not sure what it is thats okay Google is wonderfull tool. Anywho you can make it however you want with anything you want you can draw it paint, plush, clay, weave whatever you choose! I'm slightly obsessed with Chibi "Jen" right now which is just a person I know but when she does things I see her chibi in my head everytime!! SO yeah.
This is a fun little thing I whipped up! I was inspired by a cute animation on youtube, thank you Majestic Unicorn.if you wish to watch this video here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVSaefwQhXk enjoy!!
I turned some of my needle punch art into wall hangings. I carefully pinned them to foam core and hung them from ribbons. Then I listed them on Etsy. I also photographed them for my Zazzle shop, so that they'd be affordable to everyone.
I made a Snood. really I did. It was purple and too small for my head, but it was purple. and then I lost it :( Not sure what happened, I made it at the end of January and then my new roomates moved in and half the house got reshuffled and now it's gone. If I ever find it I'll post it :)
as for my wall hanging :) I had a little bit of trouble thinking of something to make for this theme so I just did another painting, It's going to hang in my bedroom whenever I get my hubby to hang it for me (i'm too short lol ) I think it's a tad boring, but it was fun to make:
and yeah lol that's my dirty dishes off to the side ^^; -A
I hope everyone had a wonderful January! I made my Wall hanging earlier but haven't taken pictures yet. Story of my Life right :P any who It didn't turn out how I wanted it to and it made me sad. I cut it all out of Felt and got it set up added craft glue to hold it in place and started stitching around the piece, got tired and went to bed woke in the morning only to find out that the craft glue I used is too thick to stitch through *sad face* will be posting a picture soon promise!
btw I'm pretty sure I'm crazy, just thought I would share!
EDIT!!!!!!!! here is a sideways pic of my wall hanging that well you know the rest!
Can you believe it? I have my January theme done. It's been done for a while and I've been wearing it around like it's goin out of style, but haven't taken pictures of it until now.
I found this yarn on sale and decided to try it for this project because it didn't require lots of stitches. I was afraid hat the 'boulce-ness' of the yarn would confuse me to no end, but I totally dig it and have gotten many compliments on the snood!
I'm sorry! I was out of town for a large portion of December, and for New Years, so I'm gonna Post December's Item today!
For my 'Items to share' theme, I did 10 mini-paintings for my family! Each painting is about 2"x2" and painted with acrylic paints. Since I couldn't really afford to buy my extended family any gifts this year (and since I was going out of town to meet them) I figured something personal was much more fun!
And before you ask: that one painting? yeah, you know which one...that's NOT blood...It's Ketchup...You'd really have to know my brother to understand :)
Oh, and I was also thinking I would show you guys my Christmas tree this year! the part of my family that I spent Christmas Day with didn't have a tree. So on Christmas Eve, I grabbed a tree branch, and whatever I could find around the house, and made a tree for them! the poor thing was so tiny, just one of my ornaments was so heavy it bent the 'tree' in half.
And here's a closeup of the ornaments I made too! They're chenille stems and beads
If anyone wants to make it and email it to me so I can post it that's great. If not we'll look at the plain banner. I took mine down...I'd grown tired of it. It should say Zombie Nanner Gang and have some sort of zombie banana art on it.
I didn't want to let my turn zoom on by again, so I'm posting the themes for the next couple of months that will fall on me.
For February, I'd like us to create wall hangings. I don't know about your dwelling, but when I look at my walls, they seem super bare and I find that 4 year old part of me who who scribbled on the walls to make them pretty just screaming in my ear.
Your wall hanging can be as simple as making something and putting it in a shadow box frame, or creating a piece of artwork, to an intricate beaded or sequined mosaic. As large or small and having to do with whatever suites your fancy (or home decor).
For June, let's create market/beach bags. I'm sure that the summer will entice us to go out a bit more whether it be for more frequent strolls about, to the beach, or farmer's market. Sew, crochet, knit, or repurpose this one!
Alright Ladies its Snood month and for some of us that have ALREADY finished this project (you know who you are) I have a side project for you Start work on your very own MAP Blanket found here http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80046.html?noImages= if you are not a member it is free to jion and its a great project that you can work on when you are bored. You can also donate it to a school or other public place of your choosing. OR you can keep it for yourself!