Thursday, September 27, 2007

Yep, I am Wooing it up in Mobile!

Thought you'd seen the last of me, eh? No such luck.

Have I been crafty? Yup, but in my own small ways.

Over the past month I have crafted up several cover letters and resumes, a few angry letters to insurance companies, a few catch up emails, a new blog (scraptiwoo), a couple of decent dinners, and I spent a whole day on my ultra-cheesy and frighteningly inclusive scrapbooks (No, they are not all fancy with ribbons, stickers, bows, and pretty stationary--they are just chronological logs of all the CRAP I have saved over the years). Scary stuff from 3rd grade on.

I don't really understand my mom's sewing machine--it lacks the mad sewing skills of Lauren's, for sure--so I haven't really engaged in much craftiness, but I did find the nerve to make yet ANOTHER cheesy pillow:

This one, with all the Happy Homemakers on it, was for Boy Wonder. He has some crazy notion that I like to cook, clean, and sew, so I thought I'd make sure he always had some cute domesticated lady to snuggle up to when he wakes up from THAT dream.

I plan to make some pillowcases with all that awesome fabric this weekend, and eventually get back to that quilt!

I miss woo!


Monday, September 17, 2007

Woot am I getting myself into??

I feel so alone!!! Scraps has moved away, and Square Deal is out of comission for the next few weekends! But I shall have to try to Woo on my own, since Christmas is coming up and this is going to be a VERY. BIG. JOB. See below...

This is the sketch for the stocking I'm going to do for my niece. She's only 2 and 1/2, but she has had a life long obsession with kitties. In fact, she knew my cat's name months before she knew mine. I plan to go completely overboard and do this all with a combo of applique and embroidery. Plus, it's like, over 22 inches long-- that's a lot of embroidery mileage. It's going to be a ton of work, but I figure it better be impressive if she's going to have it for the rest of her life.

Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Woo have we been??

This weekend witnessed the resurrection of Craftiwoo, though we had suffered a great casualty. Alas, Scraps has left us. She has moved her Woo-ness to Mobile, Alabama to be with her nieces and neph-woos (see previous post.) We expect to see her posts in the future when she's finally settled in and gets back to being crafty.

However, Square Deal and I have decided to attempt to Woo on!!! On Sunday we regrouped and planned for the future, and we did so by visiting a fantastic local shop that features entirely hand-made art, jewelry, clothing and home accessories. Check out Handmade Galleries here at their web site, or go for a visit at their lovely, and surprisingly large shop in Sherman Oaks. It's pretty inspiring.

In other news, crafting goes on. I'm working on a rag doll I was comissioned for. Check it out on my other blog, here. And I'm starting a Christmas stocking for my two-and-a-half year old niece. Observe...

The pattern...

...the dummy, made with extra fabric that is not so X-massy...

... and the fabric I picked to eventually become the lining.

NEXT WEEK: Fabric shopping!! Square Deal is making a new purse!