Monday, May 24, 2010

Mother's Day Gifts

Look at my beautiful Mother’s Day Gifts. I know that Mother’s Day was weeks ago but the last gift just arrived in the mail and I had to share. The pendent is from Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. She is the creator of the Shadowscapes Tarot Deck. If you have not seen this new deck it is stunning. Stephanie is a prolific watercolor artist and her work is quit affordable. I am lucky enough to own several of her prints and now this lovely pendent.

My second gift is from the very talented Fairsteps. If you have not visited Mrs. Fairysteps site before I highly recommend taking a look. She has the most charming line of leather and knitwear goods. From the very first time I saw this web site I was in love. I hope that someday I will be able to purchase a pair of her handcrafted shoes, but for now I will happily settle for this darling pouch.

Please excuse my absence lately as I have taken on the job of archiving the family photo collection. What I thought was going to be a maybe a few hundred photos, has turned into more like thousands. I have been diligently working on this project for weeks… estimated date of completion, fall of 2015. You think I jest.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Purse Crazy

I have gone purse crazy.

As you can see I have made several of these purses (see previous post). The summer months are filled with birthdays and I thought that these cute and easy to sew purses were the perfect gifts, so I made several. I will now be filling them with little individual personal gifts and getting them placed in the mail. I like giving handmade birthday gifts.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Vintage Baby Booties

I have been making these little booties for several years. I made this set for baby B; his mother was kind enough to send these images to me. The Pattern is a reissue from Simplicity and dates back to 1948. The pattern is very simple and easy to follow. Vintage Simplicity Baby Bootie Pattern.