Friday, May 28, 2010

May update

General update: Although I've been staying very, very busy, I haven't taken many pictures lately of my sewing and crafts. However, I have a couple of things to share.

This is a tissue cozy I made for my son Andy's girlfriend. (Sorry for the poor picture -- I took this while we were at the bus station and so the quality stinks.) I love the turquoise pique with white embroidery. I think it looks fresh. I forgot to take a picture of the back, but I used some of the fancy stitches on my sewing machine to decorate it. Andy helped me select the stitches. I thought it was really nice and it's a shame I can't truly share it.

On a different note, I've started taking these little (3 ½ x 4 ¼) notebooks I buy from the dollar store (4 for $1.00):

And (with a little scrapbooking magic) turning them into these:

I use them as a little surprise freebie with any order from my etsy shops. It's nothing very special or expensive, but I feel any unexpected freebie is a fun freebie. LUV me some freebies!

Family update: I know I've neglected my other blog for a long, long. long time -- I found it difficult to write on the personal level for awhile, but now I'll be posting family pictures, etc on again. And I've added the shortcut to my blog list for your convenience. Sister's Weekend (WOOHOOOOO) pictures will be on that blog sometime this weekend.