- Wee Wonderful's Pointy Kitties
- Go Green and Recycle Swap goodies
- new additions to my shop
1. Wee Wonderful's Pointy Kitties
I came across Hillary Lang's Wee Wonderfuls blog quite a while back, and instantly fell in love with her sweet little creations. I printed out a few of her free downloadable patterns (what a sweet lady!) and filed them away in my massive "Someday" pile.
"Someday" came on Sunday, when my daughters and I decided to make the Pointy Kitty. It is easy enough for beginners to make, but they did need my help a few times. The girls each chose their own fabrics. It's funny how their personalities shone through their fabric choices! I chose to make mine completely from reclaimed scraps, left over from my bag and tote projects. I love the way they all turned out.
This kitty brings back memories of my curious cat, Sally. She passed away about 2 years ago from feline leukemia. She always "helped" me with my sewing, usually by stealing my bobbins or laying down in the middle of fabric while I was cutting. I still miss her.
2. Go Green and Recycle Swap goodies!
I received a lovely package from mimikachu today! She sent me these neat recycled goodies:These earrings and bracelet are made from a New York City map! I need to learn how to make these paper beads. My Monkeys and I were just talking about making them the other day!
A cool record bowl, to hold some of my crafty supplies:
And a bag made from recycled materials! A hand-sewn bag, no less! This will be perfect for shopping trips.
Check out those stitches! Nice.
Thanks so much for swapping with me, Melissa! :)
3. New additions to my shop. . . .I haven't made a zipper pouch in a long time, especially not one with an embroidered patch. I thought it was time to make one yesterday. This one is made from a lovely skirt:
This little box pouch was also contructed from a skirt:
Ooohh, I wish I had more of that fabric! I only have enough for a tote, and that tote is going to a boutique in Minneapolis. (More on that another day!)
Well, if you've made it to the end, congratulations. And thanks. :)