Raisin has now become my quilting buddy. She likes to huff and puff at me because something else is taking up my lap space.
She did decide to at least taste the quilt. So I suppose that she approves now that it has passed the test.
Here’s what I accomplished today (through all the puppy huffs and puffs). You can’t see all that I did but it just continues in the same pattern for a bit so you’re not missing anything.
Raisin can happily sit in my lap now that I’m finished quilting for the day.
I’m really excited about today’s shop update! I’ve been thinking about these little guys for awhile and I’ve finally had the time to make them. I’ve finally found a way to combine my love of book binding and my love of fiber arts. These little needle books are so much fun! The little kitten one is so cute that I really wanted to keep it for myself but, alas, I decided to part with it.
Check my shop to see all the photos and buy one if you feel froggy.
On To The Photos!!!
I just returned home from another fun filled evening at the Appalachian Arts Center. Tonight’s gallery reception was for an excellent artist that I was already excited to hear speak about her work. I was even more in love with her work after hearing her speak.
Carol LeBaron is a fantastic fiber artist that you should definitely check out! www.carollebaron.com
I had dinner tonight with my dad, grandma, and 2 of my uncles. Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs…. yummy! I had such a good visit. My grandma told my dad earlier in the week that she was giving me her quilt rack but he couldn’t find it in the loft. My grandma is one that will not send you home empty handed. She sent me home with just about every sewing related thing she owns.
She had me bag up everything in her sewing chest which was a lot! This included a ton of thread, needles, gadgets, and a few crochet hooks (I was really excited about those).
She also gave me this dress which she made some time in the late 60’s or early 70’s. It’s such a tiny dress. It’s hard to imagine my grandma being that small.
The most awesome thing about today… She gave me her dress form. I could have cried. I’m so excited to have it!
On to something a little different…..
I started the quilting process. I’ve only gotten this small square done but I’m pleased with it.
As part of the Bookbinding Street Team’s World Book Day celebration,
some of the members are participating in a sale from Wednesday, April
23rd to Saturday, April 26th. Check out the list of shops below and
the discounts they are having!
ladyartisan: 15% off
lapaperie: 10% off
free s&h + gift
subu: 10% off paper items
yellowcraftychick: 10% off
yatsu: free s&h
usefulbooks: 10% off
thisibexx: 10% off
scodioli: free s&h
kristincrane: 10% off
kupokiley: 10% off
thecraftykitten: 10% off <———— My Shop
flurrsprite: 15% off
uniquelycovered: 10% off
repaper: 10% off
moonbindery: 10% off
artkitten: 20% off books +
bibliophile: 20% off
In honor of Earth Day – April 22 – and World Book Day – April 23 – I’m having a sale in my shop.
The Crafty Kitten
10% off every item! Sale runs April 22 – April 27 Midnight EST. Please wait for an updated invoice after check out.
Also, check out my fellow Bookbinding Etsy Street Team members who are also having a sale for World Book Day. Search the tag “bookbindingteam” in the Etsy search box to find my other teammates.
EBFarms.com has a quiz that you can take to win a free market tote. Contest runs through April 30 and bags will be shipped out in June.
I finished my quilt top for class today. I also made the quilt sandwich. Here’s a photo of my quilt top pre-sammy.
My little fingers hurt 😦 I bought a thimble last night but I haven’t mastered the technique of using it yet.
Snuggies is my little girl kitty. She is also know as Hag Cat. She has a very nagging meow that she uses often. Sometimes she can be cute and sweet. Today I found her sleeping on the ottoman in front of the window in the living room. She was in the right state of tired and the light was working well. I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to finally get some decent photos of her.
Click Here to see the photo set.
Ok, those two things have nothing in common. This post just happens to be about two different things.
Yesterday was April 15. Tax Day. End of Tax Season. Hurray!!! I’m Free!! I feel like I’ve been in prison for four months. I haven’t really been able to craft which has been driving me nuts. I feel like I can go back to a normal life. Classes are almost over. Girl Scouts is almost over. I’m not taking on anything else so I can have time to focus myself on my art.
Tonight in quilting class we began putting everything together and were shown how to start hand quilting. We also got a demo on embroidery. Here’s my sample for tonight. I’m pretty pleased with it.
My Fur Baby is so sweet. This is how we spend our evenings when I’m watching t.v. Raisin loves to be held like a baby and will sleep like that for hours. My hubby snapped this photo of us tonight.