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Why don’t you make more things for yourself??

A question someone asked me recently. I plan on making tons of things for myself but they usually just get put at the bottom of the pile with birthday’s, Christmas, baby and wedding showers. Then tonight while I was frustrated with my embroidery needles falling apart I threw together a quick felt needle book. Nothing big and I free handed cut it– my grade 3 teacher told me I couldn’t cut a straight a line and she was right. 





After a stressful week

sometimes all you need is some light cross stitching.


Felt Camera Case

Is it only just me that get’s so behind on craft’s that I end up mailing them months after the event?

Last November my sister sent me this link

And asked if I could make her one for Christmas. I bought some felt and never got around to it. Well, I can partially blame her cause she never got back to me with the measurements of her point and shoot. :p

So suddenly it is May and she is about to leave on a pretty epic two week adventure so I thought I would throw it together this afternoon.

I’m envisioning pink and purple ones…. I also have this picture saved to my felt board 

Throw it together really being the truth. My stitching was really, really off and I free handed the cutting but all in all, I think it will work for her. It was a good first go. The pictures are just taken with my phone and the dimensions look a little off because I was trying to keep the velcro pieces on the back from touching each other cause the fabric glue hadn’t dried yet.

Handmade Challenges

In 2011, I found this on my Facebook:

“Handmade Challenge”:
I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here.
THE CATCH: You must in turn promise to post this and send something you made to the first 5 people who leave you a comment. It must be handmade”

So I jumped on board and I still haven’t completed it but I signed up again for 2012.

The low down:

In 2011 I had to do 6 people:


I made a bird advent calendar. I don’t have a picture of the completed project…  but I embroidered little numbers on everything. This project  combined my love for felt and advent calendars.  You can actually find the tutorial at Skip to My Lou








For this Dr. Who fan (she actually still hasn’t received her gift– Angie is actually in possession of it) but I opted to do a clay bowl…  If my colours are wrong– please forgive me.


This one had to be shipped  to Toronto so I thought jewelry would work







The Incompletes: 


I’ve made a couple things for him but it has to be shipped to Northern Alberta so I think I’m going to re think this one. I did make their clan of puppies a dog toy but I might switch to a subversive cross stitch


Now this is the kicker– I have started about 5 different projects! I can’t decide! :p I also think I am a little intimidated because she makes fantastic things! Check her out on etsy! 

I promise though in the next two months to finish my projects so I can get going on my 2012 ones!

They include Angie, Alicia, Emily, Lyndsay and Haileigh!