I found this odd bird at a small shop in Blaine, MN and could not leave without it. It was a have-to-have item and when I get that have-to-have feeling I'd best go with it. You know? Plus, I think that those are green pussy willows underneath. I ask you, could you could pass that up?
Today is big huge giant fantastic crazy insane someone please help me there is stuff all over the place make a to do list and get it all done day. *phew* I only have a minute to chat before I dive back into the projects because a list like the one I have on my desk won't get done if I blabber on all day! Fortunately (or unfortunately) for you, I'm testing out the lens baby and documenting my projects. So... what you have here in this post are pictures friends and lots of them.
The bookshelves in the studio -- all finished and organized by color. Of course!
Choosing fabric for the twins' (my nephews) birthday gifts.
Here are the t-shirts before:
And the finished product:
Here are the gifts for the new baby, Ian, and his big brother Isaiah:
The little "i" and the big "I" t-shirts:
Big brother + little brother robots:
One more for the baby:
Okay, back to it!
p.s. One of the items on the list is a shop update to add the iron-on ninjas to the Mod Dots shop. Hopefully they'll be available by tomorrow morning. Have a great weekend!
First, a great big thank you for everyone who has bought some of the robot iron-ons! Wow. I spent the morning filling robot orders -- and finished up just in time to shuffle them into our outgoing mail slot before my postman carried them away. I love putting orders together and designing all of the packaging.
Did you notice that I have a new favorite mug? Green! This was Mark's idea -- the fire king D handle jadite mug. Mmm... good.
Thank you to Natalie Zee for mentioning the Mod Dots shop on the Craft blog. I was thrilled! Thank you. ♥
In Other News
Today I was able to get over to the thrift store and found that they had completely reorganized everything. It was a little disorienting (I'm a big time creature of habit) but once I found the fabric bins I was set. Plus, all baskets were half-price so I found a couple that were perfect for making basket bags. I haven't made any since the Christmas before last so I think it's about time for a couple.
Here's the fabric (with a little bit of basket peeking out at you from the top):
It's still Spring isn't it? I sure hope so because I finally have a Spring shop update announcement. The Mod Dots Shop (i.e. my studio) is overrun with Robot Iron-on Transfers and they've simply got to go!
Sample robot on a gift bag I made for my nephew. This one has an "I" on the robot so it's a little different than the standard design. I can do custom robot orders upon request, and time permitting.
More good news... check back next week for another shop update. *gasp* Yes people, the Ninja Iron-on Transfers are making a comeback too.
More lilac photos in honor of Mother's Day and specifically taken for my mother -- who loves them but doesn't dare bring the real blooms into her house. Hey mom, I finally discovered a way to give you lilacs that won't make you sneeze.
Apparently, the singular event of me finding a book to purchase is worth a headline. I do admit that I was completely smitten with the website that Miranda July created for her new collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You. Once you visit it I’m sure you’ll understand why.
Hey, are you still reading this? Didn’t you click on that link to her website? I really don't want to be rude, but I'm going to have to insist that you leave. Seriously, shoo. You can come back after you're done, I'll still be here I promise.
See... I'm still here and I have something to show you: a new work in progress. This time it's a small toy/book tote for a friend and her new(ish) baby girl. I'm going to add some embroidery to this one and I promise to post photos as I progress. In the meantime, here's what it looks like for now:
You might call it a pin cushion, I prefer to think of it as a sort of catch all.
My favorite super buzzy trim ever (at least until my next order).
Things are starting to come together.
I found this over at anh-minh.com. What a nifty idea and cute too: a hop skotch rug made from Flor carpet tiles!