Tiny World time!

2 of the projects I mentioned in the last post involve me making Tiny World pin cushions. I am working on them a little at a time, so I’ll post them in a trickle between other finished items.

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This tea cup has a book/writing/reading theme. Interesting!

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This strawberry cup is say Spring to me.

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I’m not sure why but I find this tea cup pattern in the thrift store fairly often.

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That’s all for today!

arg- it’s Pirate time!

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Yes, I did have too much fun figuring out how to make a felt cutlass!

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And I knew I had some buckles somewhere so I started searching my bookcase and found a cigar box full of buttons I’d forgotten about- like a surprise gift to me from the past!

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I’m not sure if it is obvious over here in my sweet corner of the internet but my life has been a bit CRAZY lately- and mostly in a good way. I thought that things were going to slow down for me after mid-October which was when I needed to have everything submitted for the sale at One Kings Lane. Instead, every day seems to bring more exciting opportunities into my email box. I was hoping to have my Etsy shop chock full of goodies for the start of the Holiday season, but instead I have been selling like gangbusters (Hurray!) and it is pretty bare. I’m sewing as fast as I can, but I’ve also said yes to a number of (fun, amazing, fantastic!) things that mean my focus is elsewhere. I am so behind on emails and if I told you I would make you something… well, hopefully? It might still be a while though. It is exciting and very busy times around here!

One Kings Lane and a dog

My sale went up last night on One Kings Lane at 9pm est. It was beyond exciting when everything sold out in less than 2 hours! I couldn’t get to sleep because I was so razzed up, just like a little kiddo. I am thrilled to be part of this sale with such talented ladies- Jennifer Murphy and Polka Dot Club, who I’ve online “known” for years, and also Lauren Bradshaw of the Walnut Animal Society and Cocon, who are new to me. So much fabulous work! I have spent most of today packing everything up and tomorrow the pieces will be on their way to new homes.

But, I’m behind on my posts so I’m also going to show you this new dog.

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He is kind of a special fellow because of his fabrics. The beige and black cashmere body is made of a favorite fabric of my Mom’s. She made herself several very chic outfits with it so I think of her every time I see it. The red wool plaid is another fabric from her collection. I made a jacket out of it when I was in High School. That was a very, very long time ago.

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herringbone dog

I’ve got a new camera- Canon EOS Rebel T3 and I am happy so far! Yes I am in the learning stages but I’ve figured out enough to take these photos for this post. Knowing myself so well, I may never move on from there.

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In case you are interested, this was my camera choice reasoning.

-I am predisposed to Canon because that’s what I’ve been using for lots of years now and I understand what the icons stand for and other basic usage info.

-I wanted a camera with a better lens. The G10 I was using seemed fine for a long time until I started noticing the distortions at the top and bottom of the pics. Once I’d noticed it, I saw it in every photo I took.

-I no longer care that it is so big. When I walk around and take photos these days, I am using my phone. This camera will be for product shots.

-It was the same price or cheaper than any of the point-and-shoots I was looking at.

I bought it at a real camera store because I “needed” it immediately. Really, I was just completely over my other camera. I can return it if I need to (2 weeks) and I can go back and ask questions.

And, one last thing. After the camera store, I went to visit the new Land Of Nod pop-up shop in the Boston area. It was so much fun to see my doggies in person! And the mermaids too!

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tattooed lumberjack

11:7:lumberjack 1It is time for a new camera. I’m getting cloudy spots in my photos. Bummer. I’m not a fan of upgrading my technology. I like it when I actually know how to use my tools. But really, it’s time.

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I liked the bright leaves reflected in the window of the porch door.

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I will be posting this fellow and his friend into my Etsy shop soon- hopefully tonight.