Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Really Do Make Things

I still have about two inches left to stitch up the opening on Tubby's pillow and then I'll be done. I was working on it earlier today while listening to the radio about the fires burning in Los Angeles County. Forget the earthquakes. It's the fires that scare the crap out of me. And now that I live a street away from hills full of dry brush, it's even more scarier. Anyway, I hope to finish my pillow tomorrow.

I usually don't post anything on Flickr until I'm ready to blog about it but sometimes I put pictures of things I've made on Facebook and forget all about blogging them. Like my Revoluzzzionary monster. The pattern & tutorial has been in my stash for awhile but one night I ran across it on two different sites and I thought that was a sign it was time to make one. Here he/she/it is before I stuffed it. I like his/her/its fang. I used patterned eco-felt. (If you enlarge the photo, you can see the butterflies in the felt. The ones I didn't notice until after I took the picture.)




Remember the Little Pink House Tutorial posted on Sew Mama Sew a couple of weeks ago? Here's my version. Which I hate. Apparently, cutting out round circles is beyond my capabilities. So is sewing a running stitch. (And, trust me, doing a halfway decent whip stitch is out of the question.) I didn't have a seven inch hoop so I made a pillow instead. I'm much happier with my monster than my pink house.



Speaking of embroidery, did you see the cute redwork pattern on Loobylu? [via WhipUp]


And, the two embroidery projects from Mollie at Wild Olive: her August workshop is all about making Button Buddies (hedgehog and owl alert) and her Tasty Paste pattern (scroll down a little) over at The Sampler? I don't remember ever eating paste when I was a kid but I do remember my friends and I coating our hands with Elmer's glue and then peeling it off when it was all dry.

One more thing before I go: Raspberry Buttermilk Cake. Make it. Simple, quick and really good. I'd share a picture of mine but it wasn't around long enough for me to take one but you can see Barbara's here. I'm making it again later today.

15 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I love the monster, a very friendly looking monster indeed

Busym1 said...

I love your projects! Thanks for showin us! I'd be scared of those fires too. I've been following that on the news. I hope they get them under control soon! Thanks for the links, I'm going to visit now! hugs, michelle

Miri said...

I love the monster!...butterfly monsters are the best!

I haven't been blogging for most of August and I see you've been really busy! Love the Halloween cross stitches-now you'll be ready for late Oct.

barncat said...

I like your little pink house, and that's about the cutest little monster I've ever seen!

Mary said...

They came out wonderful!!!!

marybt said...

You're nuts! I love the house! :)

The monster is cute too, but I really like the house.

Thanks for the links. I'm going to make some of that stuff. No really. I am.

You'll see why I haven't been crafting much when I post about my kid's birthday. I really have been crafting a lot - just not anything I can share yet. lol.

Threeundertwo said...

Love the monster, and the house came out great! We're always so critical of our own work.

I used to love putting Elmer's glue on my hands and peeling it off! One of the joys of childhood.

barbara said...

I forgot about that cake until you reminded me, and now I need one right now. (Alas, 10 p.m., and no raspberries. I'll manage.) You're much too hard on yourself with the pink house - I love it.

Elizabeth said...

I like them both!

Kellie said...

you know how i feel about the monster, but I'm loving the house too!
My friends and I thought we invented the "let's peel dried glue from our hands" game.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I think your pink house is adorable! Don't be so hard on yourself. Twyla

Diane said...

Love the monster AND the pink house. Your circles look perfect to me. I've been absent as of late, but you've made me happy that I took a moment to peek in on your blog and find the delightful things you've been making!

Jenny S said...

Aww I love your little monster. The little fang is so cute and that felt is gorgeous! xo

one gal's trash said...

I don't know you, so I hope you forgive me when I say that you're nuts...your little pink house is not only ADORABLE, it's better than the original! I linked over from VTT. Stop by sometime!
Pam

Wendy said...

OK, so I'm late commenting as I've only just found your blog (I want to be a follower but I can't!), but you have got to stop with the self-put downs! All your work is fantastic, I love it all, especially that little house pillow. Come on girl, confidence!!