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From Featherwisp Designs

Here is my newest handmade purse! It’s done in bright pink with pink fabric covered in inspiring words. Courage, Hugs, Love, Survivor, Smile, Sisters, etc. (to see my other designs, click the link above)

This purse is bright and bold, and so much fun! Fully lined and washable, it makes a great book bag, project bag, or tote for whatever you need this summer! For this rendition of the new pattern I’ve been working on, I’ve added a cute little side knot with the fabric band. I think it lends just a little something extra!

I’d love to hear some feedback from my readers and twitter friends. What do you think of this new purse? What colors would YOU want for yourself? Should I make one for a blog giveaway?

And as always, my readers get a discount before items are listed on Etsy – DM me on twitter, or email me if this purse is tugging at your heart.

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My Etsy order has arrived! It contains lavender, chamomile, and dried rose buds. Paired with the pretty printed sheer fabric I picked up at Walmart, I’m making some great sachets!

The sheer fabric isn’t the easiest to sew…in fact it’s quite annoying, but the end result is pretty cool with the colors I chose. You can just see what’s inside the fabric bag, but it’s tight enough to keep all the bits of dried flowers inside…and not in your drawer.

Of course, I gave the first one to Mom. But I plan to make more and perhaps post them up on Etsy eventually. I’ve been thinking about making some crocheted items to put up there too, so hopefully it happens sooner rather than later. I’ll post some pictures here too, once I have a couple finished.

As for the crochet items, I think I’ll post things like bibs, washcloths and bags…and if there’s any interest maybe I’ll take on a custom project or two for bigger items.

I’m also making curtains for Josh’s room. He picked out the fabric…black with blue dragons and red flames! Oh my…but he’s 6 and it’s his room, I think it’s fun that he got to choose what he wanted, even if I did try to convince him that a softer color might be better. I’m sure I’ll replace them with something more neutral eventually.

I’ve got my craft room all organized now, with each project in it’s own bin, and my sewing machine all setup. It feels great…and I can find my stuff now! It was hard to tell how much random yarn I had floating around, but I managed to fill up a pretty large bin with it so I have some extra to work with if a pattern catches my eye. Now I just need to find a bookshelf or something to put all my patterns and craft books on. Currently they are on the table, but that doesn’t leave a lot of room for sewing.

I’ve always been one to have multiple projects going at once, but lately I’ve actually been getting them finished with some consistency and speed, it feels great! It’s fun to look at a completed project…almost as fun as starting a new one!

Today promises to be a beautiful spring day, the kind that makes you want to pull up a lawn chair and just drink it all in. The view from the back deck is just stunning, clear blue skies with a view of the water and the mountains beyond.

Dakota is happy to be rid of his winter coat, (I spent yesterday morning brushing him out) and he’s now sprawled out in the sunshine. The cats have each found a patch of sun to lay in – the same one, of course. I have pointed out that there are other windows, and other warm patches, but they just look at me as if to say they know, but this is the patch they must have.

My tea order from Adagio arrived yesterday! The little tea pot is the cutest thing, and it holds exactly two mugs worth of tea – exactly what I needed. The sample teas all smell so good, even the “Aquarius” blend I got for free with my order. I’ve only tried the vanilla green sample so far, but it was very good – I’m sure I’ll be ordering it again soon.

I have nearly finished Alex’s blanket. Perfect timing mom…right when it’s warm enough that a crocheted blanket is the last thing anyone needs! However, he’ll use it this fall, and it will look good on his bed, so it’s best to finish it now. I let Josh pick out the colors for his, now I’ve got some bright blue and yellow and green to work with. He wants a wave pattern, something I’ve been wanting to do again anyway, so that should be fun.

I need to get my computer upgraded and reinstalled…the parts are all sitting on my shelf. Then I can setup my gallery again and post pictures of all my projects, perhaps it’ll get done this weekend.

Welcome May! Bring on the sunny days!

Foamies Planes

Foamies Planes


We found these Foamies at the local craft store, and I have to say I’m impressed. This is possibly one of the greatest finds ever for craft time with two little boys. Foamies are just like stickers….only much more fun. We’ve been making pictures, bookmarks, door hangers and even our own counting flashcards with these fun shapes and letters. No cutting, no glue…and only a little paper mess from the backings. I can live with that!

They seem to hold up a bit better than stickers too, which is nice when it’s little hands trying to stick them. They also look good. I think the hardest thing with these is wanting to play with them myself…oh well, mom has to do the project too…so everyone knows what to do, right? 🙂

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