Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good Things

AAAAhhhh! It's Christmas when the village is up! To be honest, it isn't Christmas here yet - this photo is from last year, but I plan on having the house done up by the weekend and the village. This my blueprint.

crayone caddies

I've been busy in the workshop filling orders, and while the embroidery machine was working away, I made these little crayon caddies for the boys. I have plenty of goods for the girls, but I need to work on stocking up for the little men. I'm looking forward to some lines of fabric I've noted coming out that are suitable for the guys.

Look at this sweet gift for a little man. His grandma ordered a little blanket to be embroidered and embellished. I love the elephant. I have an entire collection of little jungle animals done up in this fashion. I was thinking about embroidering them out on fabric blocks and offering them up as a set for someone to make a quilt. I think it would be darling.

Look, look, look what I am in love with right now. I read a blog post about Jill of JohnMetBetty, and I made an instant, spontaneous purchase immediately! Does that tell you how quick I fell?
Yesterday, Meg of boutiquenutmegdesigns put out her first pattern book for a sweet doll carrier. I didn't ask her if I could post her photo, but run over and see it. She did a great job with her instructions and photos.

I have found a number of blogs lately with such awesome crafts we can make and printables ready to download. Here are some links, if you haven't spotted them out already.
Oh, boy, it's just too hard to go back and re-find all the goodies I wanted to share, but if you just start with those links above and then read through the past few days on each, you'll find out what I'm talking about.
Okay, back to the workshop for me. I'm working toward being done with all my orders by Friday so it will be all about the family from then until the big day - well, maybe just a little sewing and crafting of the goodies in the links above and presents planned for my peeps.


Jill said...

Thanks for the mention Michele! :)

greetingarts said...

Oh, that elephant is such a cutie! Fantastic idea of making a quilt out of the different panels, that would be so quick but a definite showstopper. Have fun putting up the village this weekend!

Jana Nielson said...

Thanks for the links! I love your blog!

Nanette Merrill said...

The village is darling.

I bought some of that purse hardware and I even found a tutorial for it. I could't make it work. I'll try again but it is discouraging to do all that work and have it not come out. I guess I should just buy one but darnit I want to make one!

Unknown said...

Michele, your blog is simply blossoming! I love seeing your huge enthusiasm and creativity. What a super cute purse. I can't wait to see more!
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs from Emily xxoo

The Blonde Duck said...

Awesome! Thanks for the links!

MegN said...

Thanks for linking to my blog & featuring my new ebook. Hugs! Meg