Monday, May 30, 2011

Tree Stump Pillowettes


I've got a thing for tree stumps. I have for quite some time. There's just something about them, especially is there's moss attached to their side! So, when I decided making mini tree stump shaped pillows was in order, I just had to add a bit of mossy goodness to these little guys.
The moss is actually hand dyed cotton scrim, which I hand stitch into place. I've had this stuff for years. I've held onto the dark green, waiting for the moment to use it as moss. It really made a perfect accent to these stumps, if I do say so myself!




I added a bit of fragrant herbs (a lavendar, chamomile & mint mixture) to the stuffing to make them extra special.
I really like them & wanted to share!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ideas


I've been spending some of my time recently brainstorming ideas of what to make with my beloved stamps. I'll be honest though, my form of brainstorming usually comes as bursts of ideas, no formal Idea Sessions here. Sometimes one, & sometimes a few at a time, depending on my level of creative energy in that moment. 
I've got a few in the works, and will be sharing them here shortly.
But I wanted to take a moment to show off these cuties I've recently created.
Iron-On Patches
I'm really excited about the possibilities with these! I've been tempted to add a patch to everything I can get my hands on (I have refrained as of yet, save a few of my son's worn jeans). 
These patches are very similar to the ones used on the knitted hats I made some time back.

These Enchanting Patches will be available in my Etsy shop very soon. So, check back in case you, yourself, feel the need to adhere a little image of nature to a few of your own clothes!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Food Swap


This post is WAY overdue, but I still want to share the lovely goodies I swapped a few weeks ago at the East Bay Food Swap!
I got apple butter, banana bread, canned pears, lemon curd, homemade Kombucha, Basil Liqueur, and a few other yummy treats! My favorite item of all is that beauty in the front of the photo, a strawberry and white chocolate pastry (So delicious!).
I had a great time at this event, and will definitely keep an eye out for the next one!