Thank you Geek Crafts, for posting my Tardis tissue box cozy!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I'm working on so many crafty things, but they are all secret until Christmas. Can't risk a family member destroying their surprise.
Here's one thing... I made an advent calendar. I hear they are all the rage this year, although I did not know that when I started. I only knew that craft felt was ridiculously cheap at Joann Fabrics this Black Friday.
I decided to do it with the Holy Family, even though I'm not religious, because that's what an advent calendar is traditionally about.
Cute little Holy Family. Don't they look like weebles?
Much, much chain stitching, which I was guilted into by this project on the Purl Bee.
And the pockets are just the right size for Ghirardelli squares. Not an accident!
Here's the applique pattern if you are interested:
The tan felt is 27.5" x 33",folded in half over the dowel, and the squares are each 3" x 3" (there are 6 in each color). If you attempt this, I would recommend changing the numbers so that they are evenly distributed on each side of the picture. As it is, it tilts to the right as you eat the candy....
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Joss Whedon, the wunderkind behind Buffy et al, has finally been interviewed by CrochetMe. If you didn't hear about their original call, they've been crafting as hard as they can to get his attention, and it paid off.
The best part is, Joss himself is well versed in craft. His wife is a quilter and a crocheter, and he has been known to pick up the needles himself. And he uses the word "decoupage." Got to love that.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Here's the pillow I was working on just before I left (the one with Jigglypuff). It worked out great, as you can see. This fabric was much softer than most commercially available pillows, making it extra comfortable.
The special secret behind this pillow is that it isn't a pillow, it's an empty sack. When you want to sleep on it, you fill it with soft clothing that you are already taking, so you don't have to give up any precious carry-on space. Take that luggage fees!
If you think this is as cool as I do, I've got a few of these in my store here and here. The store versions are made of flannel and they are a little bit smaller -- I tweaked the design after flight testing it. While they are totally lacking in Jigglypuffs, they are still quite handy to have around.