Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Mug Needs a Rug....

I am now into "crunch time mode". I need to mail off my craft items on Saturday to my sister in Kansas City. The Craft fair is the weekend of the 24th, so I am fast-ly approaching my deadline. My sister and her friend H, have been working so hard and planning forever for the Craft Fair booth. I know it is going to be a lot of fun!! Hopefully they can sneak in some photo ops and blog about it :)
Have you ever heard of a mug rug? No....well it's just like a place mat but smaller (mine are 9"x6"). It's a cute "place mat" for your mug of coffee, tea, cocoa, java, cup of joe, oj, dr. pepper and a nice little "pastry". So much fun and if you google "mug rug" there will be a wonderful variety of rugs. I appliqued my rugs and hand embroidered them. If you are new to mug rugs, the embroidery tells you which side is for the drink and which side is for the pastry. 

Above: The two on top have a place for the pastry and the bottom one doesn't. You can still put something to eat on that one but I just didn't designate a place for it. It was the first one that I made. I am only making these three. I have run out of time. I think that I am going to sell them in my Etsy store soon along with a crocheted mug cozy. Fun stuff!!

Above: I just love putting faces on stuff. These are not finished yet, they still need to be quilted and the binding sewn on.
Above: Remember this mystery pic? Well look below to find out what I made.

Above: Yes, a sock monkey. What's a Craft fair without a sock monkey? I had planned on making 6, but my sweet D#2 decided that she needed the socks more than I needed monkeys. I only managed to swipe 2 socks from her. The other monkey is aqua. As soon as I put a face on him, I will show him to you.
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What's Fair is Fair.....

I have been working on some craft fair stuff, so I have been busy, busy, busy! Sweet D#2's birthday is today, it kind of snuck up on me. We will be having her favorite dinner tonight. She requested: "Birthday Pizza", cake, ice cream and salad (mom's idea, not birthday girl's, gotta get those greens in). I will share pictures this week of her opening the gifts that we got her. D#1 won't be here tonight. Missing College classes for a Birthday party is not a good idea, even if it is your little sister's. She will help us celebrate it soon.

Anyway, here's some crafty things that I have been working on. I am not sure what to price them at, this is always the hardest part for me. I don't want to price them too high, but I don't want to price them to low.
Above: The little fabric bags. Great for storing yarn, cross stitch supplies, sewing supplies, stationary,  your latest WIP (work-in-progress), or really anything that you can think of. The first red handle bag has a crochet flower, the next bag has a yo-yo flower and the last bag (on right) has a crochet rooster-he is like a fridge magnet. So fun! I had forgotten how much I like to crochet. Maybe I need to keep one of these bags for myself to put my yarn and hooks in.

Above: The last three from left to right: 3 yo-yos, crochet granny square with a shell button in the middle and lacy rose with 3 pearls in the center. The strawberry pincushions are stuffed with wool and I have 4 more to make.

Above: Tiny little tomato pincushions. These are actually scissor fobs that double as a pincushion. The are also stuffed with wool for keeping those needles clean and rust free.

Above: The scissors fob/pincushion. A scissors fob is very useful. It "marks" your scissors. This way when you are at quilting class, sewing class, needlepoint class, sewing with sisters class, or any other type of class that involves needles, scissors, thread and fabric, you can keep up with your pair of scissors. This is especially handy if someone has the same exact pair as you do. No more going home and blaming the other sister for stealing your good pair of scissors, because she always cuts wire with hers and you definately don't want to end up with those scissors. Not that I would know anything about that......

Above: Almost finished dresden plate hot pad.

Above: What's this? Guess what I am going to make with this stuff. I'll show you as soon as I finish it/them :D
Have a wonderful day! and keep crafting!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ye Olde Fashion Yo-Yos!

Head on over to my other blog Prims n' Pins for a yo-yo tutorial. No fancy schmancy tool needed. Just a good old trusty needle and some strong thread and a few bits of fabric.
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and go ahead and try your hand at making a few yo-yos! They are super fun, I promise!!