Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Dogs

Well, we finally got our Christmas tree up! I have actually only cleaned that corner of our house, the rest is cluttered with boxes and suitcases (I guess we never really finished moving in- since JULY). In the course of locating all the ornaments, I also ran across Snooty's old bee costume. It's too small for her now, and too big for Beans, but we still tried.

Then we got their shirts on. Beans is not so much a fan, but gets used to them as she wears them. Snooty, however, loves her some shirts.

And of course, we had to take the requisite "Dogs Under the Tree" photos...

By the way, has anyone else noticed that there is something weird going on with my banner? I don't know what's up with it and I don't know how to fix it. Actually, I haven't even tried to figure it out, but whatever. I was kind of hoping it would just fix itself...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Fall Swap Sent!

First of all, I want to offer my apologies to Anna, who has been a great sport through all the waiting. I know. I am lame. Hopefully I will not discourage you from further swaps!

Now, though, since it has arrived at it's far-off destination, I can show you what I've been working on (forever and ever). I think I am going to be taking a break from swapping for a while. I've just stretched myself too thin.

Fabric buttons made from some cutie Japanese stash fabric. I carved the stamp(s) on the envelope myself, if you remember.

Fabric-covered embroidery floss bobbins (and walnut pin cushion). Got the idea here and here.

Halloween candy (of course!)

Fall Swap Bear! (those on my Ravelry page have seen this one already)

Embroidered Wee Wonderfuls Acorn Fairy pillow, for hanging or something.

The sparkly part of the wings may look pretty, but the floss was murder to work with. I am going to do everything in my power to try to never work with it again, but you never know.

The finished product:

Here's those stamps again:

And some fabrics for her stash:

I also added some nice lotion and some patterns for making Relax Bear felt mascots from this book, which I love. Phew! I think that's it.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Go Around Twice If You're Happy

I promise to return to my regular crafting posts soon. Really, I swear. But in the meantime, here is something for your happiness.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Amigurumi Swap Sent (A while ago)

I forgot to post this. I made him for a Swap-bot swap.

He was well-received.

Pizza-La Commercial

Omar has been hopping on one foot and singing this song ever since we found this video on youtube...