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...
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!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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!
Monday, March 28, 2011
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
via Cinotti's Bakery)
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
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
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
***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
**FOR HIGH CAPACITY PROFESSIONAL MIXERS**
replace the above measurements with the ones provided in the list below.
(2) 15”x3” rectangles
(2) 12”x3” rectangles
(2) outside pattern pieces
Cut out enough fabric scraps to fill
(2) 12”x3.75” rectangles
(2) lining/inside pattern pieces
(2) lining/inside pattern pieces