Getting Ready!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 0 Permalink 0
Getting ready!
Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly

Ok. Let me tell you that it is time consuming being a perfectionist. LOL I want this craft to be clean for the proposal.

It took me 4 hours to plan, measure, transfer, cut and Fray Check these pieces for 12 bracelets. i am going to make a whole batch and send the best ones in. I also needed pieces to send with the proposal. I added/substituted a step. Instead of putting the cardboard in the bracelet itself to prevent stabbing yourself, I will be using a smaller disc ( the round laminated card stock pieces in the picture) inside the cushion itself. On paper it works, we shall see tonight when I do a test run.

Tomorrow night I will sit and plan turtle’s proposal. I only have 2 weeks so I really need to buckle down. More pics as the proposals develop!

New Toy!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 0 Permalink 0

New Toy!
Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly.

I’ve been wanting a light box because of how I make my patterns and transfer them to the fabric. I’ve priced them and found one at Hobby Lobby for $42. When I had the 40% off coupon I didn’t have the money to buy it and now that I have the money they don’t have the 40% off coupon. Murphy’s law ,right?

Well, I told my brother-in-law to keep an eye out for me and he told me about this art supply store called Jerry’s Artarama. It is a lot like Texas Art Supply in Houston (a store I miss terribly!)

Jerry’s had the lightbox on SALE for $26! hell yeah i bought it. I was going to go after work but could not wait so I went on my lunch break!!!! I am sooo happy and can now do a good tracing of my patterns!

I can’t wait to start making patterns tonight! Fun times are about to be had.

Turtle is going to be famous!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 5 No tags Permalink 0


I received a Flickr email today asking if I would be interested in being featured in a new book! I couldn’t believe my eyes. Who knew that my turtle would be so loved by everyone!!! There is interest in my pincushion bracelet too! I am in the clouds right now and want to shout it from the rooftops!!!! I cannot wait to get the proposal package!

Wish me luck!

Pin Cushion Bracelet

Monday, September 25, 2006 1 No tags Permalink 0

Pin Cushion Bracelet
Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly.

I don’t remember where I found the tutorial for this pincushion. I experimented with filling it with sand but it did not plump up like in the picture. It was kinda small so I decided to make a bracelet out of it. I put some cardboard under the cushion so as not to stab yourself if the pin is accidently pushed all the way in. I’m making some larger ones too. I might put elastic on those to put on your sewing machine. I’ll experiment and take pics and ya’ll can vote on it. They are cute. I am such a perfectionist when it comes to my crafts that I end up spending too much time on em.

I am working on making some boxes for my items when they sell. I’ll take pics and blog about em once I have some prototypes/

Wish me luck!

New opportunities

Friday, September 22, 2006 1 No tags Permalink 0

New opportunities
Originally uploaded by SewcialButterfly.

I bought a yard of this cute fabric last nite at Hobby Lobby last nite on my way to a Grey’s Anatomy party. I only bought a yard. i wish I had purchased more. I cannot wait to make lil pin cushions out of it this weekend. I might even use it for the underbelly of a plushie. We shall see.

Wish me luck!