Monday, October 25, 2010

no peeking

Thanks for all your kind compliments, yes, the studio tour went very well!
It really got me in the groove and so I'm just keeping it coming, reducing the PC time in favor of my sewing machine and the knitting needles.

The zippered pouches really got me these days with their endless possible fabric combinations.

I enjoy going through my fabric stash, combining themed designs with colorful patterns, choosing flannel or vintage velvet for the lining and digging in the stash of vintage ribbons for the little tag loops.
The Olivia pencil pouch would be my favorite kid themed one. That fabric is just too nice in its blue and off-white simplicity.

Here blues on the back and flannel peace with an orange bang on the inside.

Now this one... what can I say...
It is one of my alltime favorite fabrics!

I love the combination with a rather conventional, traditionally pretty design - makes for a pleasant surprise when you flip it over!

The birthday of a very good friend of mine is coming up. Since she is a hardcore zippered pouch user, I knew what I had to make once I got my hands on this fabric:

I've named it the "girlfriend pouch" --- or "ants in my pants", since the back features tiny ants zooming around on those pretty blue swirls.

The beauty is lined with some vintage velvety corduroy, yum.
Happy birthday, Ann!

Friday, October 15, 2010


All is well here.

Tarantula count of the year is on a record high with five sightings. No camera on me, so here one of last year's hot shots.

I got back into running, my birthday gift to myself.
Gadget love was satisfied - birthday gift from the family - which is indeed encouraging to get into gear.

Snake count is relatively low. Four sightings.
However, one as a house guest - trying for a sleepover with me!

What you may or may not know is that I am getting ready for the High Desert Studio Tour.
Tomorrow is the day. And I have been busy.
Sneak peek...

See ya'!