Handmade Tags

anita's handmade tags
I made these tags last night for Rance's mom following this tutorial. All you need is iron-on transfer paper, some ribbon (I used 1/2" cotton twill), an xacto knife and cutting mat, and an iron! Gonna pop them in the mail this afternoon. I also finished sewing another project which I cannot share til next week because it's a birthday present for someone really special...

Pillows for Mr. and Mrs.

kara and ryan pillows
My sister Chan commissioned me to make a wedding gift for her friends Kara and Ryan, who are getting married this weekend in Colorado. I spent Sunday afternoon sewing together a couple of shirt pillows (one using a men's white tuxedo shirt, and the other a women's lavender ruffled shirt.) The hang tags and card were made using rubber stamps by Hero Arts. A big congratulations to the couple!

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project: 2011
I signed up for this project yesterday after I saw it over on Gennine's blog. I can't wait to get my sketchbook in the mail! What's exciting about this whole thing is that the tour will be stopping San Francisco so I'll get to see all of the books in person! If you are interested, there is still time to join the fun.

It's Pouring!

raindrop dolls
Last night I finished up the remaining raindrop dolls I started last week. Some turned out better than others (a couple are a bit lopsided). I guess we're not perfect and neither are raindrops! I was happy to use up most of the scraps leftover from my shirt pillows. Now I just need to give them all names...

A Little Owl Love for Miss June Adele

owl pillow
I made a little sleepy owl pillow for my friend Ruby's newborn daughter June Adele. She's so adorable (do you see her in the birth announcement in the photos above?) On Saturday, I drove up to Healdsburg and we spent the day catching up (we haven't seen each other in 3 years!). It was a perfect Saturday afternoon.

Thank You

Thank you everyone for stopping by my blog on the alphabet walk. I enjoyed reading all your lovely comments! And a big thank you to Piper for putting it all together!

Alphabet Walk...Featuring the Letter "W"

Welcome to the letter "W" on Piper's Alphabet Walk! I was worried I wouldn't have enough subjects to shoot, but I ended up with more than enough! This was so much fun and it made me realize that I should always have my camera with me...inspiration is everywhere! Camera used: Canon G-11, Action: Soft and Faded by Pioneer Women (which I found via Pugly Pixel). Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other walkers! Happy Friday!

Drip, Drop...

raindrop plushies in progress
Can you believe its the middle of July and we are still experiencing foggy, gray skies in the bay area, while New Yorkers are in a serious heat wave? The chilly weather has motivated me to make more little raindrop plushies, this time with hands and feet. I have the fabric all cut and ready to go...these are all scraps leftover from the shirt pillows I made. I had big ambitions for my Tuesday craft night session but I only had time to fully complete one raindrop. Say hello to...

deer drop
Little Miss Deer-Drop! She is a special one out of the bunch because she is made using the cute deer fabric that Lisa gave me awhile back. This little one happens to have really big arms, which means she can give super big hugs!

Just Saying "Hello"

just saying hello card and gifts
A few little goodies that I'm sending off to a great friend. From top to bottom: Card was made using an old illustration I did for some holiday cards. I added some color to her lips and skirt and cut her out. The bunting was made using cut pieces of rubber scraps! Message stamp by Hero Arts. Guest check plate from Fishs Eddy (love that place! I also got these cute set of bowls). Little mushroom cards from Scrap (love this place too...it's a "scroungers' center for reusable art parts!) And more clothespins made over using Japanese washi tape...I think these make great gifts. Now off to the post office...