Monday, September 24, 2007

Etsy Cards and Thumbtacks

This weekend I made these thumbtacks for the shop.

And this morning I printed up these cards to send out with orders.

I have been working on some other things lately, but they're gifts so I can't post them till I give them to the recipients or I might ruin the surprise. Lots of birthdays and things coming up, so stay tuned...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Charles and Ray Eames

Two of my favorite designers and one of Charles Eames most famous works.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Scalloped Zippered Wristlet with Inner Pocket in Chocolate

On this one I added hardware and an inner pocket.

The strap is only attached on one end and the clasp will pull the zipper closed to create the wrist strap. That way you can only hold it by the strap if the purse is closed. Ingenious. Ok, I've seen it done on other purses before. But I think it's a great idea.

I also cut off the zipper pull and have a little charm I will attach instead. I bought the charms from kim wilson designs on etsy. I just need to find a little jump ring to attach the clasp and charm to the zipper. I don't have any around, so I'll wait to list the item on etsy till I can get to the store.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Spottie Zippered Wristlet Pouch in Leaf Green

After finishing the curtains yesterday I wanted to make something small and easier than well, curtains. So instead of starting on the next set I made this little wristlet for the etsy shop.

Still in love with my mod dots fabric, I had to use it as the lining and strap. And since I only had a green and brown zipper on hand, I made the wristlet in green. I've never actually sewn in a zipper before so it was guesswork all the way, but I think it turned out very cute.

You can see more photos of it at the shop

Saturday, September 08, 2007

the hole in the bathroom ceiling

The maintenance team replaced the corroded pipe that caused the water to come through our ceiling. Hope they fix the hole soon.

I thought I'd take another picture of the bathroom ceiling.

The first curtain panel finished!

I still have that floppy corners at the top issue to figure out. But I'm very pleased with them so far. And love the bottom trim fabric.

Seriously, how hard is it to find quarters.

Seriously, when I went grocery shopping Thursday I forgot to get cash back to get quarters from the customer service counter. So I skipped it. I went to the drive up teller today at the bank. They're closed on Saturday. And the frigin' change machine is out of quarters in the laundry room. Oh and hey, so is the vending machine.

So I came back up to the apartment to sulk and the husband had change in his wallet all along. Just enough for me to do one load of laundry. Seriously.

Friday, September 07, 2007


The new fabric arrived this morning and I was so excited, I immediately started cutting into it. After I cut two pieces I realized. It hasn't been washed yet. I hope it's the same size when it comes out of the wash.
Also, I have to go find quarters before I can wash it, because I just ran out. At times like this, I miss having my own washer and dryer.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


I just heard water running in my bathroom, so I went to check it out. Ok, that's interesting. Yes, there really is water pouring out of the ceiling.

Apparently they've been working on the apartment above. And they're draining water into our bathroom. I hope they come fix it soon.

So once again, there's debris in the tub. And once again I am so glad we have 2 bathrooms.

Is it the right pink for the pantry curtain?

I'm worried that I got the wrong color of piping for the pantry curtain. It was the only pink piping in the store and I can't find any better online. I really should just make my own, but it seems like it might be difficult. I suppose I can always try and if it doesn't work I can use the pepto-bismo pink piping I bought.

curtain progress

After sewing the lining in the curtain, you can see I had a few bulky layers where the top met the middle piece of the curtain.

The layers were visible at the edge of the curtain even from the front.

So I tucked it in and hand stitched the layers to the front.

Now the layers don't show on the edge of the curtain. Much cleaner. (Excuse the blurriness, I couldn't seem to hold the camera steady with one hand.)

I still have the lining to sew on the other blue curtain and I'm still waiting for my shipment of fabric for the bottom edge. But I'm still making progress...