Skip to main content

Weekend Wrap - 8/9/2010

This weekend I finally finished a set of coasters for our living room (started probably in Feb or March, LOL).  The design is from GG Embroidery Designs.  As will any new embroidery design or InTheHoop design I purchase I like to make something for my family with it first to try it out.  That way I can learn the ins and outs of the design on something that "doesn't" have to be "perfect".  I used a red star from My Embroidery Haven on the blue star fabric I have used for several couch pillows.


 One of my current research projects is starting The Spunky Diva Etsy shop.  In order to have the inventory needed (and to stock up for my next craft fair), I need to make up 12 new burp clothes each month.  Here is the stack that are ready to have embroidery designs added to them.  Two of these are going to a childhood friend back in Washington State that just had a little boy.  I think I am going to use the two designs that have pictures below.  But... nothing is set in stone until the machine starts sewing!


{The thread colors in these pictures just show contrast, the neat thing about embroidery is that you can easily change thread colors to match the fabric you end up using.}


A project that I have brewing in the back of my mind is turning these two shirts into one.  There have been several projects posted on various link parties that have t-shirt remakes.  I love these shirts, but after going through the dryer they are both a little short to cover my growing pregnant belly.  My thought is to take the lavender shirt and add 6" or 8" to the bottom of the chocolate shirt, and do some sort of Reverse Applique design to fancy up the finished shirt.

And to wrap of my weekend wrap - I received the book Captured by Grace in the mail!!!!  I had a hard time putting it down to do the laundry, LOL!

Comments

  1. Hi,
    following from Admirer Monday. Great blog :)
    ~Wendy
    http://www/quickdistraction.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Monday! I'm following you via Admirer Monday!

    http://www.lindascreativebox.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. your newest follower from admirer monday.

    Maria

    www.findoverstock.com
    free wholesale sources for buyers and sellers

    ReplyDelete
  4. following from admirer monday!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi, I'm your newest follower from Admirer Monday! Good luck with your store!

    Have a great week!

    ~Carrie~
    Check out my blogs!
    ~The Simple Jocabell Life~
    ~Simply Fitting Into Life...and my old jeans~

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's awesome - you are so creative!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I love reading your comments, and enjoy returning the favor {even if it takes me a while to return it, LOL!}.

Popular posts from this blog

Add a ‘click-able’ signature to comments you make.

While blog hopping recently, I came across this fantastic tip listed on Be Our Best.  Jill has compiled her Top 10 Blogging Tips in one place to help others out there in blogland.  Most of them I had heard of before.  But she had one on her list that I have only seen a couple times in practice, and have not heard a how-to do it before.Number 6: Add a clickable signature to your comments.If you add the following text to the bottom of the comments you leave for other bloggers, whatever text you insert for “Your Text Here” will be clickable.  You have to switch out “{“ and “}” with “<” and “>” then it will work.  Remember to also change the “Your Blog Address” part, LOL! {a href=http://www.YourBlogAddress.com/ }YOUR TEXT HERE {/a}Bonus Tip ~ I use Notepad to store all the html codes I use on a regular basis {the direct link code for my signature image, color codes, etc.}.  I added the above code to my Notepad page, edited it with my information, and saved it.  Now all I have to do …

Quick Kitchen Curtain Tutorial

How comfortable with sewing are you?  Would you like to a quick and easy project that you can do yourself to create a window valance/ruffle out of any fabric you find?  Here you go!  There are only three lines of stitching in this project.  Very little measuring, and gorgeous results.

This project actually started almost two years ago, when I painted our current kitchen a pale ice blue we had left over from painting a bedroom.  To try something different, I painted the ceiling of the kitchen a deep, high-gloss navy.  You can see just a little bit of the ceiling in the finished curtain picture below.  As much as I adore the contrast in the paint colors, trying to find a ready made curtain for the kitchen has proven impossible.  Lots of kitchen curtains are to frilly, not the right color, too white, so on and so forth.  Did I mention too expensive?
So, when I brought home this fabric from Sewing Club and was trying to figure out what 'it' wanted to be, I decided it would be perfe…

$15 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

~ This Giveaway is CLOSED ~
The Winner will be announced 10 am on 4/27/2011 {Wednesday}. Easy entry... Just leave a comment letting me know that you are follower of The Spunky Diva. 
Make sure I can find your e-mail address either in your comment or your profile!!!!
Additional Entries: (1) Follow on Twitter {leave seperate comment} - $15 Amazon GC Giveaway @thespunkydiva (open till 4/25/2011) http://bit.ly/eAssht #gc #free (2) Blog about this giveaway {post link in your comment} (3) Tweet about this giveaway, can be enter this way once a day. 
Entry will be open from April 5th till April 25th.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 26th, after selection by http://www.random.org/.  Amazon Gift Card will be in e-mail form.  Winner will have 48 hours after being contacted by e-mail {make sure you leave your e-mail} to claim the prize.  If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected by Random.org.