Saturday, May 7, 2011
Top left: A Birthday set for my MIL. Made using Fandango by Kate spain. The tote was the first of its type that I've ever made and I was pleased by how it came together. I used a tute from FilmInTheFridge for the tote and a Sew-Fantastic tute for the eyeglass case.
Top Middle: I made this box pouch for the Pretty Little Pouch Swap through Flickr using It's a Hoot by Momo.
Top Right: Echino bag for me! The first real handbag that I ever made and I love it!
Bottom Left: Made by me using some great Home Dec fabric that I got from Joann's. It was the perfect fabric to make this Everything Bag from Heather Ross's, Weekend Sewing.
Bottom Middle: Sewing machine cover made for the Sewn Spaces Swap on Flickr. This was a hard one to give up, I love theGood Folks fabrics from Anna Maria Horner!
Bottom Right: I was thrilled to get into Doll Quilt Swap 10, it was my third DQS and my quilt turned out just as I had envisioned. I lov eit when a plan comes together.
Okay, so now you've seen some of what I've made, next I'll show you what I received!
Friday, May 6, 2011
We have chickens! Please meet Faye (the brown one, a Salmon Favarolle) and Samantha (the white Delaware). We were thrilled when both laid an egg the first day in their new digs. We've gotten two eggs a day ever since! Such good girls :)
The front yard at our new house is fully fenced and dog free (the doggies get the backyard) so this was the perfcet opportunity to get a chicken coop set up. We bought a small shed from our neighbours and converted it into a great raised coop with a flap door, roost bar and nesting box. Being at the edge of a National Park wilderness the are a LOT of predators in the area so a secure chicken run was a must - right now it's a bit janky but within the next couple of weeks, we'll build a larger more permanent run.
I hope to add at least two more chickens in the next month!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Now that his new bedroom is big enough for all of his stuff, my new room is all for me, me, me, me, me! I found my new desk on Craigslist and it's a lot bigger than my old one, and finally I'm putting my Eames shell chair to good use, I swear it's the most comfortable desk chair ever! My desk looks out onto a large wraparound deck and the beautiful trees and hills beyond.
This hutch barely squeezed into my new room! There were literally just inches to spare in getting it around the corner! This is one of my favourite pieces of furniture and I would have been heartbroken if it hadn't fit. But it did, and doesn;t it look great?! :)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Next, we have the DQS9 quilt and goodies (camera strapcover & scrappy mug rug) that I made. They went all the way to the East Coast and I am pleased to report that my partner loved her package of goodies. Yay!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I've been saving up all of the extras (and there is a LOT) to try my hand at canning this year. Canning has always been something that I have wanted to try, but did not have anyone to learn from. Yes, I know that I can just get a book but I would much rather learn first hand from someone who knows what they're doing. Lucky for me I recently discovered West Marin Free Skool. A kind local volunteer is graciously holding a class on canning both savory and sweet foods! I'm crossing my fingers that my blackberries will be put to good use!