Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sewing and More!

Yikes! Where has the time gone? I am embarrassed at how long it's been since I posted last - but hey, getting married, moving to California and starting a new job takes a lot out of you!  So anyway, I have been experimenting with new stamps and now I've also starting dabbling in sewing.

My newest stamp is the 'Smokey Says' stamp from Paper Source. I LOVE this Smokey the Bear stamp, there's just so many ways you can use it and I love the vintage forest service feel of it. Above are some cards I've created with my Smokey stamp, along with a few stamps from my stampscapes collection.

In other news, I bought my first sewing machine, a Brother LX3125. I've only made a few projects so far since I had to learn how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, etc. I've made a few pillow covers for the pillows in our living room and my favorite project so far has been cases for my new Droid X phone. I couldn't find a case that protected the screen and that wasn't really bulky so I used my sewing machine to make my own! I used a brown corduroy for the outside and a soft buffalo plaid flannel for the inner lining.

Now I have started trying new fabrics for phone sleeves in my etsy shop. So far I have an orange design ipod case and a blue floral Droid X case, both with a creme-colored cotton lining.