Thursday, March 31, 2011

So... I made fabric...

Mums been on my case to try it out so when I saw that Michael Miller had teamed up with Spoonflower I decided I might as well try and enter the contest. Unfortunately I didn't get chosen to be in the top 75 but I thought I would share my design with you because it was a really fun process. I titled it 'A Day at the Zoo' it includes 23 different animals that are commonly found at the zoo. The fun part for me was I wanted all of the animals to be drawn to scale it was interesting to see how all of them measured to each other since penguins and giraffes don't often hang out together...  
 I know the resolution on this is terrible - so you can also go here to check it out. We are planning on printing it up and making something- just need to figure out what.

I'll probably take the rest of the week off. I have a sinus infection and am pretty useless at the moment!

** I just realized Kara made it to the 75 which is SO awesome! Go check it out and vote!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Toadstool Terrarium part 2

I made my first one back in January... who knew it would take this long to make another! This could seriously be addictive if only I had the time to be addicted! 
 The photo above was taken with a light box- which mum and I finally ordered and is really awesome (though this is my first time using it and I only had one light ... and really no idea what I was doing)
 This one is not in a light box... because I was to lazy to get it out at this point... and below on the shelf above our dinning room table where it will live. It still need to do something with the three jars on the bottom shelf ... it will probably include felt but I don't think it will be a terrarium...
 And here's a shot of Micah (totally unedited as far as I know) a friend took this picture at the wedding. Look at those eyes! This little booger is almost 6 months old and he is all sort of mischievous already!
I have something fun to show you tomorrow... though I will probably post a little later in the day then normal...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wedding Signature Picture

Remember this wedding invite? Well they didn't have time to use my graphic for the invites but they did end up using it at the wedding. We had it printed onto an 18"x 24" canvas 
Which they had all of the guests sign 
 The ADORABLE couple (his Dad did the ceremony)
 The wedding turned out sooo beautiful ! It was a backyard wedding, the house sits on a lake in a golf course community and it was so nice- the little lake even had an alligator that swam around- AWESOME! The bride had 1000 cranes strung up.
 And the beautiful cake (via Cinotti's Bakery)

 And the car ... because it just makes me laugh!
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sketchbook Shirt

Sorry I've been gone for awhile. It's been a bit busy. I've done this and that but haven't managed to blog about it. I've also done some stuff. What stuff? Hmmm I'll have to think. 
I did manage to make the Little Mister a Sketchbook Shirt from the pattern by Oliver & S. Jess had just barely enough of this fabric to get it done. Matching the plaid wasn't completely possible, but the overall look was exactly what we wanted. 
Then we took about a hundred pictures. 
You get to see four. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Miniature Pennant Garland

This yummy garland is up in the shop

I would love to keep it but we are not a pink household... : (

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Day

I had an awesome birthday! Uber took the day off and we 'slept in' - not really Micah wanted to be up! So we loaded up the truck
 and headed out for a bike ride to try out my new shoes and clips... I only fell over once... it kind of hurts but it was rather funny it's like slow motion as you tip over...especially since I wasn't moving.... My right clip was too tight so I couldn't get my foot out. Anyway there will be no scarring from this fall so whatever!
 I thought you might be interested in seeing the trail. A lot of it is canopied it's really very pretty it goes for 14 miles and is all paved (it used to be train tracks) you pass all sorts of farm animals- though I didn't think to take pictures of them. It was gorgeous today but in the summer it will be too hot to ride.  We went about 10 miles - long enough to be fun but not to wear you out.
 Micah enjoys it as long as his toys are reachable
 Uber would rather be off road biking but he is nice enough to take this easy trail so that Micah and I can tag along! He tried taking Micah off the paved road last time and Micah is not into it! It was rather funny Micah protested until he was back on the paved road and then he settled back down.
 Next we came home and cleaned up and headed to the beach. Not for a long time just long enough to relax and enjoy the view
 This is the roof top deck of the Casa Marina Hotel it has gorgeous views.
 Then we headed over to Mum and Dads where Uber made me a ridiculously awesome dinner. Beef Saltimboca, Roasted Potatoes, Salad... so yummy in fact I need to go make myself a plate of left overs! And there was cake! Chocolate with Espresso frosting Mum hooked it up!
It was such a fun day! Possibly my best birthday ever. Between Uber and Micah and quite a bit of my family being here. And my gifts were all together ridiculous. Is it rude to tell everyone all of the awesome stuff you received? I'm not sure so I'll hold off and maybe show you some of the awesomeness over the next few days as I get to use it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A little bit of Zebra

Micah's room has a new addition- an awesome Zebra stained glass piece that my Dad made (and I am pretty sure is his original design) before I was born they've been lugging it around for years all packed up so I had them pull it out of the attic and Uber built it a frame and then Dad stained it for me. 
 It's really hard to get a picture of it- but I LOVE it!
It's so fun to have something this awesome just packed away waiting for you to use!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday to me - To you! AKA the Stand Mixer Cover Tutorial

***Have you made a cover from this tutorial? Please take the time to leave a comment or upload a photo to our flickr group we would love to see it!!!***

Yes that's right FINALLY I have this up for you guys... it only took... years. I was originally planning on putting it up for sale in my etsy shop but I decided that for my birthday I would give it to you all. So please make yourself one or give them away as gifts (just please don't sell them-if you would like to please contact me to purchase the pattern). And for all of you who don't sew there are still a few left in my shop for purchase. 
This was made to fit my Professional series mixer (and fits the Artisan though it's a little large) If you have a high capacity Professional mixer I now have the proper cutting instructions listed in the directions so please be aware and look for those. 

3/4 yard outside fabric
1 yard lining fabric
1 yard one-sided fusible interfacing
miscellaneous coordinating fabric scraps
coordinating thread
Stand Mixer
rotary mat
rotary cutter

replace the above measurements with the ones provided in the list below. 
Outside Fabric
15"x29” rectangle
(2) 15”x3” rectangles
(2) 12”x3” rectangles
(2) outside pattern pieces

Quilted Stripe
Cut out enough fabric scraps to fill
(2) 15”x3.75”rectangles
(2) 12”x3.75” rectangles
Lining Fabric
15”x39” rectangle
(2) lining/inside pattern pieces
15”x39” rectangle
(2) lining/inside pattern pieces