June 23, 2010

Independence Day Banner

Hey all -

Soon we will be firing up the barbeque, swimming in the pool, and watching fireworks with family and friends.  Summer seems to be a time when all our friends come to visit.  To make the house look as welcoming and festive as possible Craftologist Espy and I created this banner. (Some people call it a bunting and still others, a garland). No matter what you call it, making this is very simple.  Don't be afraid to add more shapes and colors to yours.  I know the next one I make will also have fabric rectangles and stars! 

I will be posting the directions for this banner on the Craftology Studio blog.  So if you are in need of specific directions go there.  Kits are available at the Craftology Studio Etsy Shop.

Create the world of your dreams.

June 17, 2010

Mini Bucket Tote

Today at the studio Espy deigned a mini bucket tote. It is great because it can sit flat on your table.  It won't fall over and dump everything out.  Kits will soon be available at the Craftology Studio Etsy shop.  The western print fabric is already available at the shop.    Hope this inspires.

June 14, 2010

Love the Red White and Blue

Well I have finally taken the photos of my Fourth of July mini-book.   I hope you like it.  Some of the paper I used is from the Rusty Pickle Bottle Rocket line which is on sale.  I also used my some of the trims (buttons, crocheted heart, ric-rack, ruffled elastic, stars) that will soon be available at the Craftology Studio Etsy shop.  The blue flower was colored using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The base of the book is chip board and I cut paper to fit.  The letters are from K&Company.  Hope this inspires your own Independence Day. 

Next post:  Independence Day Banner.

June 9, 2010

Yee Ha!

Here is a sneak peek of some of the western and juvenile print fabrics that will be available at the Craftology Studio Etsy Store.  I am having so much fun with all the fabrics and trims.  

I am a born city girl.  But somewhere along the way I fell in love with the country.  So I decided to start with a western theme.

I can hardly wait to share everything with you.  But I have to be patient - so for now I can give you these little previews.  Enjoy.

June 3, 2010

Studio Day

Today was great. I spent the whole day at the Craftology Studio sorting and taking inventory. There are so many treasures. It seems that when I move things to their new homes, something adorable is uncovered. I am uncovering things about myself too. Like my desire to overwork. It is well-balanced by one of my partner's ability to take breaks. I keep her working; she keeps me from working every minute. But now, I am home and I can work all night. So tonight I will be playing with my "Love the red, white and blue." goodies. I will show you the result tomorrow on the Craftology Studio blog.

Hope your dreams come true.


June 1, 2010

Passport and Ticket holder Vintage Cowgirl Pattern

Here is the passport and ticket holder I made for Jody. We were swap partners in the the Vintage cowgirl swap put on by Sweet Goodness Swaps. Jody travels internationally all the time. I thought she might like to have her hands free to take off her shoes as she goes through security. This handy holder carries your passport, id and ticket.

I made this with some of the fabric that I will be putting in my new etsy shop. Most of the fabrics are 100% pre-washed cotton and many have vintage prints like this. So keep checking back for the grand opening giveaway.