Monday, August 30, 2010

Some Wonderful Bloggers.

I could spend hours reading blogs!  Literally.  I have stumbled onto some amazing blogs and people.  I apsire to be just like them someday soon! or when I grow up, which ever one comes first!
One of my all time favorites is Dot's blog.  http://dotslifeandart.blogspot.com/  I encourage you to take a look.  She is so wonderfully creative and has inspired so many people to make her lovely Dotee Dolls.  She is creatively inspiring and seems like a lovely person to boot.  I have literally spent hours on her site drooling an dreaming to one day be as creative as her.

Another of my most recent favorites is Robin Atkin's Beadlust.  http://beadlust.blogspot.com/
She is not only inspiring artistically but she is inspiring mentally!  Yes, thats right.  in every piece of art she creates she adds words to uplift the soul.  Every piece she creates weather it is in wool felting or embroidery has little words that mean something to her.  I encourage you to go and see her site but only if you are prepared to stay a while!

I will periodically point you towards those blogs that inspire me.  Please don't blame me if you end up spending more time than you intended.
Lovely day to you ALL!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything.

Finally back where I belong.  I have a few goodies I brought back with me from my travels and would like to share them with you.  I found a lovely book called Paradise Stitched, Sashiko & Applique Quilts.

It has some beautiful designs for wall quilts and table runners using both techniques combined.  such lovely designs by Sylvia Pippen.
The next book I bought was a little frivolous but so inspiring with lovely little projects for all skill levels.  Its called Pretty Little Pincushions by Lark Books.

I Absolutely love this book. It has everything from needle books to retro, felted, embroidered, miniature and travel sewing kits.  I would make everything in this book, when I find the time! lol

Of course I did make many trips to one of my favorite places on earth!  Ship wreck beads in Olympia and spent a tidy little sum.  I now sit with it all in front of me as I fondle and appreciate everything all over again!
I found a lovely free cross stitch design that I am almost finished with that I have decided to turn into a needle book.  Here is the pattern: http://aurelle.overblog.com   She some wonderful designs, go check out her blog.
Until next time have a great day!