Sunday, August 29, 2010

Just sewing away...

I found some navy canvas in my stash the other day {forgot that I had it}, so I figured I'd make some more little pouches from it. I love pouches of any sort and this canvas worked really well because it's so sturdy.

For the last pouch I got to experiment with some of the "fancy" stitches on my machine. It has about 40 different ones, but I've only used a few so far.

Hope you had a good weekend. Back to the daily grind tomorrow.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Fab Friday

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wedding Bells

Two of my good friends from high school are getting married over Labor Day weekend. Yay! I've been helping with the "crafty" side of their wedding...making silly bachelorette weekend crafts, sewing table runners, and making a garter {my first ever}!

Here is attempt #1:

I was pleased, but I have to say that while the construction of the garter wasn't hard, the sizing was a little tricky because the bride-to-be is in DC...and I am not. So, on to attempt #2 today. Only a few changes to the design to bring in something blue and increase the optimal shooting distance for the groom. :)


Monday, August 23, 2010

Keep Calm and Rock On

{In memory of my boss Marc}

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oh How Fun!

Have you heard of Whipstitch? It's my new favorite craft/sewing store!! It's kind of like a boutique craft store. They've got great fabrics, patterns, sewing supplies, sewing books, and the store itself is super cute!

They have sewing classes, workshops, and fun events like....

Woo! A craft swap! I've never been to one, but it sounds fun. :) The craft swap starts this Saturday at 1pm. Make sure you pick up your craft swap kit before Saturday. I know that I've got loads of unused crafting supplies that I'm getting bored with, so I'm excited to see what "new" stuff I'll get from the craft swap.

Anyone else heading over there Saturday?

See you then,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Elephantine Jewelry

I found a new favorite on Etsy today! Elephantine Jewelry by Rachel Blakley. Her pieces are dainty, sweet, and feminine. Just the thing I like! Her prices are also really reasonable and she does a really good job photographing her jewelry.

Here are two of my favorites:

{photo from Elephantine}


{photo from Elephantine}

So, so pretty. Just the type of jewelry you could wear everyday or use to dress up an outfit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010


...also do the darndest things. So these little things are miniature, light-up snow globes...with monkeys. They usually sit on a shelf turned off. However, when five year olds roam the store they sometimes line them up on the ground and turn them all on. It put a smile on my face. :)

Night, Julia