Today's wip post is all about intentions. First up is my studio, which is sadly still in boxes. I have a goal to put it all together this weekend so that I can finally re-open my shop -- the key word here being goal.
I ordered some of the small object's crafty recipe idea cards and I swear that two minutes later they arrived! That woman is fast. I hope they'll help me to avoid any inspiration loss until I have a functioning workspace.
Anyone remember way back when I said that I wanted to make some fun little totes/bags? Well I am still planning on make some zakka-inspired totes/bags so I had to get some new fabric to inspire me. I got this fabric (picturedd above) from Cia's palette -- that woman is also a lickity-split shipper.
Did you notice those cute little beaded alligators up there? My sister's best friend Anne made the yellow one and she taught me how to make them too (mine is the aqua and blue one). Ooh, and guess what? In addition to being a great teacher and fellow crafter, she also happens to live in the same town as I do now! I already told her that I see some collaboration in our future because I totally think that those gators would be adorable embellishments for the aforementioned zakka-inspired totes/bags.
Ahh... this lovely fabric comes from tonic living. I (and much of the crafty blogosphere) first spotted the fabric here and frankly I obsessed about it until I finally gave in and bought some. Those tiny green flowers (which are actually beads from The Bead Co. down the street) will be a part of the eventual design I have planned for the fabric. I love that they are slightly different shades of green.
What you see here is a very simple, very plain and very cheap mouse pad from Staples (duh). Although it may be simple and sad, in my mind it is fabulous because it is covered in a cute fabric and is sitting on my desk at work. (Did I mention that I'm working out of the house 2.5 days a week now?) I still have to decide which fabric I want to use and exactly how to adhere said fabric to sad mouse pad. Are there any ideas from my crafty friends out there?
And finally, what we have here is a sketch for a website design. It's my first paid website design job and I haven't gotten very far. I can't help being embarrassed at my note "fancy M" -- how dorky am I? And I don’t even remember what that wiggly square is for, the one that's floating up in the left-hand corner of the page. Oh well… that’s why it’s a wip!