Hi everyone! I hope you all had a happy long holiday weekend! It's hotter than an oven here in Texas and I'm seriously looking forward to winter (and we've not even hit the hottest part of the summer yet)! EEPS!
I squeezed in a few crafts this past weekend and even managed to get Part 1 of my Faber-Castell video done! YAY!
I'm just in love with the Gelatos and Pitt Artist Big Brush pens! Oh and the two winners of the Faber-Castell goodies from last week are Melanie K and Laurie Hunt (congrats girls)!!! Big thanks to the lovely folks from Faber-Castell for a chance to use their products and give some away too!
Front Porch Kits
Live show on UStream this Wednesday - July 6!
I'll be doing a little live Ustream video tomorrow night right HERE! I used our One Sunny Day - June kit and made a little "Welcome" wall hanging.
There's def teal involved (and orange and green and brown too)... but the TEAL...sigh. !t's completely teastastic!
I'm the most excited about the 3D flowers! I made them using paper circles and I can hardly wait to show you guys how easy they come together! I hope you can join me!
Big changes are coming!
I've had the same blog design for nearly 3 years and decided that it's time for a change! Since I want mega changes I've decided to hire someone to help me with the heavy lifting! I have a little something extra special planned for the layout and arrangement of all the parts and pieces (which is why I need helps)!
To kick off the redesign I'm going to be working on a new crafty header and have decided to drag you guys along with me as I make it!!!
I want to keep the same basic thing going (I love change... really I do) BUT I also loves me some birds on a wire!
Sooooo... I've decided to recreate each bird using felt, fabric, beads, buttons and loads of embroidery stitching!
I thought it would be fun to share a new bird each week as well as the pattern and a little details about how I made each one! That way if you guys want to make a bird or two of your very own you'll have the pattern to do so!
I'm insanely excited about this project! I'll be sharing other projects along the way too (so it's not going to be 10 weeks of nothing but birds... I swears)!!! The birds will simply be a small part of my posts every week (and if I happen get overly crafty I might even share two birds in a week... I'm not holding my breath but it could happen)! The first bird debuts next Monday!
Just kidding... maybe... when I was at Inspired a couple of months ago I met this lovely lady named Janice. That's her standing there with her Lolly Tree Project (Tree and Tree, Jr.). She had shiny TEAL strands of hair (it's called fairy hair and you can see it HERE).
Anyone with teal hair is my instant BFF (not even kidding). We started chatting over email and it ends up she has an Etsy sewing shop! I bought a bag from her a few weeks ago... it's brown curduroy with a loverly Hedgie on it (with oodles of TEAL bits and pieces here and there). I HAD to share it with you cause it's simply fabulous!
It's a messenger bag that fits my MacBook pro like it was made for it!
I seriously love this silly little bag! It's totally me!
You can check out her Etsy shop - Busy Little Hands - right HERE!
(she did not give me anything free or bribe me with teal hair for this mention)
(I just love her to pieces and her craftsmanship is really outstanding and I just had to share!)
Lastly... A DogChops Update
If you've been a reader of my blog for a while now you might remember that DogChops has a little problem with her tail during the summer months.
Despite fancy baths and special pills from The DogChops Family Doctor she won't stop chewing on that darn tail!
Instead of redecorating the base of her tail (as she's done for many summers now) she decided to go for a new look this year.
Exhibit T (not "T" as in Teal... it's more like "T" as in "Tell me she didn't do it AGAIN!!!")
Her hair takes roughly 6 million years to grow out...
So we'll be sporting this look for a long long time...
...well past Christmas!
(so the jingle tail might make it's debut after all!)
So that's all I gots for today!
Thanks a ton for joining me this week (and every week really)!
...and thanks for all of the lovely birthday wishes last week...
You guys are the bestest!
P.S. Janice (the awesome Hedgie bag maker) just posted that if you enter LOLLY at checkout you'll get free shipping! How NEAT (thanks Janice)!