Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pretty Little Purses and Pouches

I love craft books. I think most crafters do. Even if I never make anything from them, they're always good for some inspiration. I have bought several new ones over the last couple of weeks and thought I would review them here on my blog.

The first one was probably the one I was most excited about. Pretty Little Purses and Pouches from Lark books. The cover looked so pretty and cute, so I had high hopes for this one. Since I make mostly bags and pouches, I always love to see what other people are doing. I have to say this book was a big disappointment. I honestly think this is the first craft book I have ever bought where there was not one thing that appealed to me. The best thing about the book was the artist bios in the back. I checked out some of their websites and blogs and they were amazing. I think this book didn't show off these talented designers very well. I ordered this book online, if I was able to view it in a store I never would have bought it and wasted my money.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My New Hat!

I just purchased a new hat from Bkm Hattitude who has an Etsy store. I took a long time picking the one I wanted from her sold items. I thought it was going to be cute but I had no idea how wonderful it was going to be. I received the hat in less than a week which is the quickest shipping I've ever had. I wish I had taken a picture of the packaging but I wanted to see the hat too badly. It was wrapped in pretty tissue with a matching sticker and matching styrofoam popcorn so the hat wouldn't shift. It was like opening a present. The hat itself is one of the most well made items I have ever seen and it fits perfectly! I don't think I could ever describe how happy I am with this purchase. I will definitely be shopping here often.

Here are picks of my hat. Be sure to check out her store, you will not be disappointed.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Weekend Sale

My weekend sale is on in my shop now. $5.00 off all Side Tie Totes. Sale Ends Sunday November 9th at 5:00 P.M. Est.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Getting Ready For Winter

Winter is coming! I am trying to get some scarves made for my shop. So far I only have one done. They are fabric and fleece and each one is one of a kind. I made one last year for my sister and loved it! I wanted something different from the knitted ones (which I also do) and something that still looked good after you washed it. Here are some pics of the one I have done. I am hoping to do some matching mittens but have to work out the sizing still.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Staying Organized

Keeping my sewing room clean and organized is a constant battle. Keeping track of what colour thread I have is especially difficult. I end up with a lot of one colour and I'm always running out of the colours I need. I purchased this vintag Wil-Hold from five petals red on Etsy and I don't know how I lived without it. I am able to keep my thread and my bobbins in the same place when previously I had to keep them in seperate containers. It so easy to pick and go when I want to do some of my hand sewing in another room. If you are a sewer this is a must have.