Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's almost time!

It has been a loooong few weeks and I have one more before I head to T.O. for the One of a Kind. I'm pretty sure my lungs are full of wool and my muscles have begun to atrophy from sitting all day on my sewing machine, but its' all coming together! Every day I'm crossing more and more off my list and it feels really good :P

Here is a coupon to save a few dollars off you tickets, and make sure you come visit me at Booth X-33!

After the show I immediately have to come home and make all my christmas presents and start packing! I'm moving to a new place, a whole house! I'm going to have so much storage I can't wait. I love my place right now, but actually having a living room that is not storage will be so awesome, plus I'll have a yard! I will be able to BBQ!!

So something that keeps me going when I'm super busy are awesome videos like this :) Henry in his Super Henry cape, which he actually wears in just his underwear calling himself Captain Underpants. With his little shadow Jack who copies everything he does. I'll be making him a cape for this year :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

This summer

So I spent a lot of time this summer procrastinating :) Which means I had a great summer, but will be totally swamped for the next couple of months getting ready for the One of a Kind Show. Every time I finish a show I swear I'm going to be more organized, I don't know why I bother trying to fool myself :P

So I did a couple of shows this summer with my new booth set-up, which is basically a smaller version of my One of a Kind set-up. I think it looked pretty awesome, actually almost too awesome as a LOT of people stopping at my booth had more to say about my trees than my owls, but they do look pretty cool :) Make me really appreciate all the help I've had from my dad, I can't imagine what it would look like without him.. even my past setups were only possible because he made my super light-weight folding tables.

The other exciting new thing is squirrels! I've finally finished the squirrel pattern. As much as I actually hate real live squirrels (I have to have friends retrieve my walls for my shows due to a squirrel) I think the stuffed squirrel is pretty cute. I'll take better pictures soon and get them up on Etsy. They are double sided so each one has two different fabrics on the tail. They take a bit longer to make than the owls so although I have them priced at $60 for now I think they may go up a bit soon, I haven't totally decided yet. And no baby squirrels yet, but I think that'll be a January project.

Anyways, that's all for now.. I want to get to bed, but I'm probably going to go cut some more fabric :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Boys

I thought I would share a couple of projects I did for my nephews. Lately they have been in to dinosaurs so I decided this year for Christmas I would give them some dinosaur/dragon tails. They were a pretty big hit, they love chasing after us and hitting us with them :)

Then for their birthdays, which are only a month apart and right after Christmas, I followed this super easy pattern I found online for a tent. I don't normally follow specific patterns, I find them really boring, but this one was really easy and fast. The hardest part was finding the room to lay a sheet out to cut it.. my apartment is a tad crowded :)

I would have KILLED for a tent like this when I was a kid. I always made the most elaborate tents with poles and blankets and duct tape. They never lasted long as I usually built them really big and right in the way of the washer and dryer. I just always loved having a totally private spot to read and do puzzles (I was a bit nerdy... ok, I still am).

Anyways, I suppose what I hope is that when the boys are old, they'll remember all the cool handmade presents they got from their aunt Hilary :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I know...

It's been waaaaay too long. I have no excuses. Other than being super busy in the Christmas lead up and super lazy after :P I was also in Barbados for a week, I know just one week but the build up and wind down was at least a month :P I so wish I could go back :)

One of a Kind went really really well. I did better than expected and I will be at the Spring so coming in March, yay! My booth turned out I think really well, I had a lot of help from my dad building my trees and walls. And tons of help from my sister who stayed the entire two weeks!

So a new year and I need some new product I think. The owls are still moving really well and the alphabets have been getting more and more popular. But I keep thinking I need to start working on all the ideas that have been rolling around in my head for the last year. Oddly enough the first thing I attempted just came to me two days ago, but I was kind of excited to try him out. He needs some work, but I think he's pretty darn cute. I used burlap for the stripes cause I love that texture and I think the quilting fabric would be just too busy.