I've recently been working on a few non-stamping craft projects so I thought I'd share them with you...
I made up a bunch of fabric sunglass cases for some friends last week. I've probably mentioned before that I like QUICK projects. I don't normally do do-overs so if it doesn't work at first...I shuffle it aside and move on. Well, I'd already purchased the linen for the outside and a pile of fun fat quarters of matchy-matchy fabrics for these. That meant that they HAD to be done. After trying three different sets of directions and making three variations I settled on this one. I ended up making them in the same way that I made those Cat's Pajamas bags a few years ago...just smaller. The template for the sunglasses came from this book, Sew Darn Cute. I love how they look all together here...they remind me of our dear Baltimore Hons.
I recently discovered some really fun sewing and crafting blogs. One of my faves is THE PURL BEE which is a companion blog to a store in NYC called SOHO PURL. (I am seriously gonna have to plan a visit...it looks amazing!) One of the projects that they spotlighted for Valentine's were these little felt heart pins. I fell in love with them and managed to whip up a few last night. I'll just show you the one that I actually pinned on my shirt here.
And, last but not least, I had to share a picture of this tiny little pottery bowl that my sister gave me for Christmas. I think she's a really good potter. In fact, she's great at a lot of crafty things that require really small detail work. (Stained glass, amazing painted wood Christmas ornaments...just to name a few.) She gave me three great bowls, a very handy trivit, and a handful of fabulous buttons that she made this year. Yea me...I am such a lucky gal! Thanks Lynn!