Tuesday, October 25, 2016

no. 68

Have you ever tried a pea straight from the garden, popped right out of the pod into your mouth?  Oh my goodness,they are amazing.  A couple of years ago I grew some in our tiny planter garden.  Just when the plump pods were ready to be picked, I would pluck them off, split open the pods and ate them on the spot.  I couldn't help myself.  They never made it into our kitchen.

I love the combination of these two fabrics.  A soft aqua floral and a green and white floral make for a goo pairing. 

Been waiting on a much needed sewing supply before I move on to make more, but they are coming.  Think it is time to share a little more of the textile quilted square tomorrow.  Back to layers of stitches.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

no. 67

It is the start of the week, back to a full school schedule (following a week of a printer malfunction, which then led to a new printer).  The house is still quiet and sat down to finish my digital owl piece this morning.  Felt fitting for how I am feeling this morning.  Going to tackle the day continuing to repeat "bring it on." 

This little owl has made me smile so much this past week.  Something about how the glasses came out in creating him.  Once I get a much needed box of supplies on Wednesday I will be making him out of felt and fabric.

Here is a little snap shot of my holiday ornament using the owl...
Probably would look cute with wire glasses, but haven't constructed those yet. 

Off to wake up some kiddos, enjoy the last pieces of banana bread I made for myself the other day (my favorite!) and get this day rolling. 

photo credit

Sunday, October 23, 2016

no. 66

 When you love your veggies and you want to share it with the world...
Shrinking down my vegetable to the small wearable kind and posting them in my Etsy shop.  These have been satisfying my need to garden this week, as you might be able to tell from my very weedy garden today outside. 

Hope you had a great weekend and see you again tomorrow for something maybe of the digital kind.

no. 65

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

no. 64

Can you guess what it is?  I wasn't kidding about bringing the outdoor garden in.

I have been dreaming of having a beautiful, cottage-setting garden for years.  One with a rustic gate that creaks when you swing it open.  Once inside you see rows of growing vegetables and herbs, with a mix of brightly blooming flowers lining the perimeter.  Just typing it out I can imagine being there right now, of course sitting in a wooden swing that is hung from a trellis overgrown with morning glory (ok, maybe not so overgrown that there are spiders everywhere).

This is what inspires me at the moment.  How, living in a crowded city, can I bring the beauty and life of an outdoor garden into my current environment?

So, here you have it, a carrot pin cushion.  Inspired by nature, created with intention and fitting a purpose.  A perfect treat for my little felt bunnies and crafting area.

Next up?  
Been working on all sorts of things this week and will keep share things as I get the photos snapped.  Never been so in love with felt and sewing as I have this week.  I am especially head over heals for this white wool felt that is my number one go to supply.  It is so soft and fluffy, well as much as it can be being wool and pressed into felt.

My favorite Disney movie has to be Mary Poppins. The entire time I was creating this framed piece I kept singing, "let's go fly a kite."  Kept getting strange looks from the kids, but I just kept on singing.  All apart of the creative process.  Sing a song, well sing a portion of a song, over and over until the project is complete.  Today was just a tune that repeated itself in my mind, and didn't even know the words.  Still don't.  Tomorrow it will be another one and I have a hunch that it will be a Christmas song.

Off to sing, create a little and spend a day with my family.  Much needed day out of the house.

Hope you find the perfect music to get your weekend started on a happy note!

Friday, October 21, 2016

no. 63

Did you know this fun fact about tomatoes?

There are currently over 3,000 varieties of heirloom and heritage tomatoes being cultivated worldwide.

I don't know about you, but I probably have only tried two dozen varieties.  Now that I know that I will be seeking out more.  For now though, my favorite is the yellow tomato.  There are probably several kinds of yellow tomatoes, but all I know is that it is the big yellow-colored one at our local grocery store in it's own special basket, and it is delicious!

This is the one plant that if you show to my youngest will be stripped of the tomatoes as they ripen.  Thanks to his grandmother's garden, he has always been able to pluck a perfectly orange tomato from the plant and right into his mouth it goes.  Can't ask for more freshness than that.

From the carrot, beet, eggplant and now the tomato, my applique garden is coming together.  There is always more to come.  They will become more difficult as we go, since I did choose the easier vegetables first.  A bit easier to care for than an actual garden these days.

So, after the introduction of my little mouse yesterday, here is a little digital peek of what I was working last night.  We are all ready here for the cool weather and Christmas music, never too early for either if you ask me.  Wanted to make him up in his winter gear to celebrate the coming of the holidays!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

no. 62

It's Thursday. 

Last full school day for the week.

Weekend is just around the corner. (Finally we are getting sweater weather!)

There will be more, guilt free, time to create!  I have a sketchbook full of ideas that I can't wait to work on.

Here is a new little friend that I have been working on.  Just love him and his little chunk of cheese.  He will soon be popping up more as the weeks go by. 

Off to embroider a bit on lunch break.  Tomorrow I will be sharing a new farmers market piece.  See you then!