Thursday, April 28, 2011

blog #461 >> Rubix Master!

Yes! I just accomplished one of life's greatest challenges. I solved a Rubix cube. This is PROOF that I am really good at following directions!

And just so you don't think I only got three sides, here's the other side.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

blog #460 >> The Princess and the Pea

Here it is, the secret project unveiled!
This is the gift I've been working on for Little Miss. Stella's birthday. It's a princess and the pea play set, and I'm tickled pink at how cute it turned out.

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And here are the kids anxiously waiting for cake. It really was delicious!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

blog #459 >> Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a swell Easter!

(image found here.)

And here is this year's Easter egg. I sort of wish I had done this silhouette for my wall instead. It turned out so pretty!


blog #458 >> Fairy Village Cake

Here it is! The fairy village cake I helped my sister make for her daughter's second birthday! I can't wait to taste it... Actually, I think I will feel a little bit bad cutting into it, but it won't last forever, and I'm sure it's delicious.


Friday, April 22, 2011

blog#457 >> by the dozen

I know, another etsy treasury post, she must be printing cd's. Yes! I am!
And I just can't stop thinking of all the things I need to finish before Sunday. Easter is coming and Good Friday is today. I finally finished my secret project last night and got the entire living room picked up and clean. (I'll post pictures Monday morning.) It really is one of the most fantastic things I've ever made and I'm bursting at the seams to show it off. Tonight is church, and tomorrow I'm helping my sister decorate he daughter's birthday cake. It's a fairy village... I'll have to post pictures of that too. And I haven't even started my annual Easter egg yet.

But since soft boiled eggs is one of my favorite breakfasts, I thought I'd do an egg cup treasury for Easter. Plus, they make an excellent Easter breakfast with tea and toast.
What's your favorite breakfast?

Vintage Plastic Egg Cups in Green Metal Tin
from Camp Hobachee

Two Red Rose Vintage Egg Cups
from Four Finds Vintage

Boiled Egg Service Set
from Sea Glass Vintage


EGG CUPS Chicken Design by KN0BLER
from not forgotten vintage

Bossy Lady Egg Cup w/ Shaker
from Stuff Carrie Likes

Vintage Chicken Egg Cup Japan
from Treasure Cove Ally

Vintage Egg Cups Hankscraft
from Juney W Cleaver

Vintage Porcelain Egg Cup Farm House Cottage Country
from Katy Bits and Pieces

Vintage Cow Egg Cup
from winkin possum

Visit by the dozen etsy treasury to see more!
Have a good Friday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

blog #456 >> Keeping Cozy

Well... basically I'm blogging because I am bored. There's not much happening in the art dept. today which means I'm stuck in the dup. room. It's not so bad in here... Pick blank disk up, place on tray, push button twice, tray goes in, makes crunching sound, tray comes out, take printed disk off, drop on spindle, pick blank disk up, place on tray... over and over again. I'm still lamenting the death of that robotic arm. I'm all caught up on google reader, facebook, and I don't think I can take much more internet news; therefore, it's time for blogging!!!

Last night, I made this wonderful etsy treasury of tea cozies. I'm sure there is an easy way to post your favorite items from etsy to your blog, but I've yet to find it. So if you have a trick for it, please let me know and in the mean time, I'll do it the slow way. Below are some of my favorite tea cozies and tea cozy patterns from etsy.

Vintage 60's Handmade in South Africa ZULU Felt Tea Cozy
from Babylon Sisters

Vintage 1960s Australian Knit & Crochet pattern booklet
from All The Precious Things

Blue Cottage Tea Cozy
by Baby Dear
(I own this one, I can confirm that it's the perfect tea cozy! It will keep tea hot for a couple of hours!)

Vintage spotty tea cosy
from Jenny Lou and Patsy Too

SWEET OLD LADY Tea Cosy - Pattern
by Hand Made Awards

Vintage Rooster Tea Cozy
from Vic and Julie

Retro-Style Knitted Tea Cosy
by Little Tin Hut essential frivolity

Blue Bobble Tea Pot Cosy
by Georgina-Kay Designs

Vintage Flower Basket Embroidered Teapot Cozy
from Blissful Notions

Peach Flower Basket Tea Cosie
by Andrea Lesley Crochet
$32.00 (She has lots of other cute colors too!)


I have a few more in my treasury that you can see here, but I've got to go to lunch.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

blog #455 >> New Project

So while my tea seeps and I'm waiting to leave for work... which I should have left 15 minutes ago... but that's alright... I decided to do a quick blog post. I've been really busy lately with so many new projects started! Here's a quick look at Stella's birthday present. I can't say what it is, because my sister always knows what I'm giving her kids, and this time I want it to be a surprise. But I can say it is the cutest thing I've ever made! I can't wait until it's finished... I hope I can finish them on time!

Here's the doll frame.

And I know everyone always takes pictures of their homes when they are pristine and clean, but this is a picture of my apartment the messiest it's ever been! I'm normally really good about picking up after each stage, but I've been racing the clock on this one, so I've just been throwing fabric and thread all over the room. It looks like a stick of dynamite exploded in my sewing cabinet. I've got a huge clean up project coming up next!