my friend timothy sent me this photo last year, he knows i am crazy about ric rac. thanks tim!!!
here’s a close up…
i had never seen it applied this way, but then i don’t get out much. maybe you have?
i officially love it! just twist two pieces of ric rac together and it’s an entirely different trim. fun!
well, my new years resolution to blog more regulary seems to have fizzled out before it even began. but i have so much stuff to blog about, really i do!
first things first–this has been happening over here:
i tell ya, the last 1/2 of the year was a hard one. i lost 2 of the greatest cats (old age related illness) and my sweet bunny pal (old age, natural causes) all in about 4 months time.
in october i adopted sonny (the big guy, and the paw model from the last post) and then a couple of weeks later lucy (the little grey one) showed up meowing on my front porch. she was teeny tiny! only a few months old. i heard her and opened the door and she practically ran right in. since the moment they met they have been the best of friends, so it is pretty much sunshine, lollipops and rainbows around here these days.
i found this incredibly cute unfinished needlepoint at the thrift store a few weeks ago, so perfect! it looks just like little lucy!
oh, and here are a couple more cute little embroideries i found recently…
now i think i will take a tip from that bunny and go take a soak!
hey, did you know it’s christmas tomorrow? need a last minute gift for your cat?
here is the easiest cat toy ever…well, maybe not as easy as a crumpled up piece of paper, but i don’t know if that would really be classified as a toy.
“somebody” kept pilfering pom poms and pipe cleaners from my craft pile so i came up with this, and it seems to be a hit!
you will need: 2 pom poms, 1 chenille pipe cleaner, awl, pliers
1) poke a hole through the center of the pom poms with the awl 2) stick the pipe cleaner through the holes 3) bend the ends of the pipe cleaner over with the pliers 4) fluff the pom poms 5) throw on the floor
super sample sale in my etsy shop right now!
lots of styles & sizes 40-50% off and ready to ship. take a peek here:
i love bandanas. i wear them all the time, especially when it’s sunny (which is most of the time) so my part doesn’t get sunburnt when my hair is in braids (which is most of the time).
i have them in lots of colors and patterns to match every occasion, from cuddling bunnies to pulling parts at the wrecking yard…
the idea of making a bandana print skirt has been floating around over here for a while (in fact i started writing this post over a year ago!)
then recently there was an episode of ‘columbo’ on tv co-starring suzanne pleshette and she was wearing a large scale bandana print top and a matching kerchief, and that finally got the ball rolling again!
i came across these cute bandana projects while flipping through an old ‘pack-o-fun’ magazine. those bandana wearin’ wastebaskets are pretty funny!
just finished adding new goodies to my website!
these two new screen printed skirts are 20% off the regular price all weekend! discount ends sunday 9/16 at midnight.
and a couple of limited edition skirts with lovely autumn florals
didn’t realize how much this one looked like candy corn until i stitched it up. i think that halloween candy is getting to my brain!
i hope you like them! nitey nite! or is it good morning?
a fast-n-fun variation of good ol’ tape roll bracelets, with an alpine twist! a great way to use up leftover scraps of cute woven trim and whip up some oktoberfest-y accessories.
you will need:
empty tape rolls
baby ric rac (optional)
needle & thread
the tape rolls were a little too big for my wrist, so i cut out about a 1 inch section and taped it closed.
it will be slightly out of round, gently press back into a circle.
choose trim that is just a tiny bit wider than the tape roll. measure the circumference and cut a piece of trim about a 1/2 inch longer. lay the trim on top of felt and cut to size.
glue the trim onto the outside of tape roll, overlapping ends and folding raw edge under. glue felt inside of roll, overlapping ends (you may need to trim a little off the end)
whip stitch the sides together.
i added some baby ric rac to the edge as i stitched, you know how much i love ric rac!
wear them with that adorable alpine sweater you made!