Friday, November 30, 2007


Hello All

Here is the work I did on Flora's block. Lydia the Tattooed Lady. I incorporated my tattoos into my work. First I sewed on the applique of the Chinese dragon. My 7 dragons are Celtic but I couldn't find any like that.I just did not have enough umph to thread paint a dragon.
Then I added a silkie of Tinkerbell that I printed out. This is the exact tattoo I have on my leg.
I also did the butterfly border because I have one of those too. Then I put on the "Jesus Loves me AND my Tattoos" I have T shirt that says that. Some people at my old church used to give me a hard time and dirty looks when they saw my tats. So I wore the shirt and they had to at least be quiet about them
BTW I am having a hard time resisting the urge to get another one ( or 5) It is a very addictive thing to do. I am thinking of putting Cinderella's Castle behind my Tinkerbell, then I can add stars and fireworks around it to represent Grandkids when I get them. I also would like a mermaid but I don't know where to put it. I don't want any on my arms, ( Don't want to look too freaky) And I am too cheap to put one on my back. If I pay that much money for something I want to be able to see it

And now a really boring picture of the bunch of ties I bought at the thrift store for 50 cents each. I don't know what I will do with them yet, but I felt the compulsion to buy them.

Well off to try another pair of overalls. The last pair I made was so huge I could be 12 months pregnant and they would still be too big. ARRGGHHH


Friday, November 23, 2007

Beaded RR- Carol's Block

Hello All

I am involved in a Beaded RR on CQI, all the seams are supposed to be beaded.
The top pic is of the block after Leslie's work when I got it. Don't you love the peacock? The next 2 are of my work. The feather took about 8 -10 hours
I hope Jo doesn't mind I snitched her pics of my work, my camera was set to internal memory and then I couldn't transfer to my computer, ( couldn't be one of 2 young girls played with it do you think?)

More sewing to do


Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Stocking

Hello All

Here are a few pics of the stocking I just finished for the Victorian Boot Swap over at CQN. I really enjoyed this one. I almost kept it for myself. The bottom pic isn't the greatest , I was trying to a closeup of the spider. I still haven't gotten used to the new camera.
We are going to Disneyland for Christmas so hubby bought me a new camera. Which is nice but the batteries keep dying, especially with the memory card in. I don't want to replace them each time I go to take a pic.
Any ideas?

Off to make me some overalls for the trip. I will post pics of them. They are a LITTLE different. At one point I had over 30 pairs of them but then about 4 years ago I gained about 30 lbs do they don't fit. So it was lose 30 lbs in 6 weeks or make new ones. Hmmm... what would you do?


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Even More..... You Know Whats

Blue Lady
( duh)

This pink one I sold to a lady I met at the Fabric store as I was buying the bead trim to finish it.

( Note to self........ NO more bead fringe...... unless I charge $15 more)

Red Lady

My Mom would have loved this

Pink Fairy in a Tree

Blue Oriental
( Very original names, huh?)

Hello All

So here we go. The last of the gypsy purses I made for the Craft Show.
The local Art Center has a juried Art Craft Fair. Janet and I are going to go check it out this weekend to see what they have and if our stuff would be up to snuff for them. If so maybe Janet and I will do it next year. We have heard that people who go to this show expect Art and they are willing to pay for it. So we will see
Just a warning,... I plan to post pics of my cell phone purses next so be prepared!

Off to finish my Victorian Christmas boot, I don't want to give this one up. I wonder..... do I have enough time to make a new one by the 20th? Probably not


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

As Requested... More Purses

Hello All

Here are some more purses. Susan asked if I had any purple or black and purple ones.
Also here are a couple of the cell phone purses. They aren't crooked it's just the way they are hanging. My 13 yo daughter volunteered to take pics for me, so at that age any time they volunteer you go with it.
Real interesting text this time huh?
More pics later


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Back From the Edge of the Earth

Hello All

No, I did NOT fall off the face of the Earth. I just took a detour to Craft Show Prep Land. A fun place when you first get there , but the last few days are always too hectic and not long enough.

My friend Janet and I did a craft show together. We worked our behinds off. I made almost 3 dozen purses. Sold 3. At least I made my share of the booth rental back but not by much. We had lots of ohhs and awws over our work, but no buyers. I really thought they would go as Christmas presents.People have no taste. They would rather spend $50 on a piece of fence board painted as a moose or a snowman, or some mass produced piece of crap someone bought in bulk from China or Mexico than an actual craft at a craft fair. I could go to a flea market or the dollar store and get most of the crud they sold.Including all those stupid Yankee Candle ripoffs they sold at the booth next to us. They had one sale for $618!!!! My God, what an idiot

Enough of that.

Here is our booth. My hubby built the tree for me. It was perfect to hang our purses on. It showed them off perfectly. I am surprised that the fringe is left on any of them , everyone played with it

Here is Mata Hari, I think this one got pawed over the most

I call this one "Lilliana". I don't know why. It just seemed to be her name

This is my Honking Orange Fairy Baby purse. Ing in CA wants to buy this one

And this one is"Magpie" The only ones of the gypsy purses I sold. I think it was my favorite

I dyed most of the laces myself, all had at least some beading ( or quite a lot in some cases) and took at least 8- 10 hours to complete. I don't think $35 is unreasonable.

We have been thinking about consignment shoppes and trying some of the boutiques here in town. So we will see what happens with that.

I have been doing lots of other things as well. Lots of RR stuff, which I post very soon. Right now I need to go work on "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady"