Friday, December 05, 2008

In "The Zone"

The most exciting thing happened this week, which has stirred-up the craft zone that lives in my heart.

A friend of mine from church has a friend who is an interior decorator who specializes in custom drapery. This weekend they are having a garage sale. This interior decorator lady was selling her high priced fabric for $4/yard!!!

And she let me come to her house and buy fabric before the crowds.  So I have been busy, busy, busy trying to think of all sorts of things to do with this fabric!  

Speaking of sewing projects...

I have already made the bed for our new little addition. The bed was harder than I anticipated and I am not totally pleased with how it turned out. Coming up with this bed without a pattern was difficult for this right-brained mind of mine. 

I think I used too much stuffing the bottom of the bed, and not enough in the sides.

I hadn't intended for it to be reversible, but somehow it ended up that way. Go figure.
Although this didn't end up exactly like my mind had envisioned, I think it will do. 

Also, if you are trying to make any gifts this year I highly recommend taking a look at this list
It is a list of 100's of things you can make for Christmas this year. 

Also I am folding paper like a maniac to make a variation of these star ornaments, which will be mailed to friends far away. I am also making these ornaments for the people in my life who are nearby.

I am also thinking about making a few more of these. Although not in the amount I made last year! 

All right. I should run. The Mister has today off and so we are taking the kids to a friends house so that we can shop together. By the end of this day I should be done with my Christmas shopping!  Yippee!!

Happy Friday Y'all!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

The bed looks great! I'm impressed.

Megan O. said...

I never cease to be impressed by you!

Heather said...

The puppy bed looks really good! It will be soft and comfortable for the little guy (girl?)

Woman Interrupted said...

Lucky Dog! Both of you!

Michele said...

I am so excited for you about your new fabric - what an AWESOME deal!!! Your doggy bed looks awesome! If we get a dog, will you make me one? I love to sew, but my sewing skill are no where near yours! Hope you and the Mister have a fun day of shopping!

Tiffani said...

I can't wait to dig in to those sites you linky linked us to!!

The bed looks GREAT, Kellie...I know we are more critical when we actually sew it ourselves but that from a pattern in your head???? YOU GO GIRL!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

meh said...

Thanks for listing the site!! I am going to try and get to it today...after we maybe put the tree up. (This is the longest I have ever waited to decorate. D loves it, the big Scrooge.) Anyways, that little doggie is going to think it landed flat in the middle of the lap of luxury when it sees that comfy and beautiful bed! Lucky dog! By the way, did you make one for Kona? (:

Darcie said...

It's really too bad that you moved clear across the country. And not just because I'll be missing out on the much needed girl nights. But also because you totally could have given me crafty lessons. The craftiness is not a common denominator between you and I. Guess *it's* not one of those birth sign things. Sigh.

Carrie said...

You are more crafty than I realized. I love these paper ornament ideas. Very nice! The cushion looks great.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

$4 a yard! I can't wait to see the fabric you picked up. Sounds like it might be time for a few window mistreatments! :)

Tanya said...

You are just too cool. (I'm catching up on older posts so forgive me for being behind on this one.) I just bought a die for my cuttlebug that makes the embossed circles for your kissing ball ornaments. We're planning to be in NC for Christmas, so I want to make some stuff like this with the kids to decorate the rental house. Oh, and I think your puppy bed is ADORABLE!! One of these days I'll have to pull my sewing machine out of storage ...