Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Katillac Shack

A few months back, I participated in a fundraiser at The Katillac Shack. Everyone that participated was given a bandanna to decorate for their pet. It was a lot of fun and all the proceeds went to a good cause, an animal shelter. We added daisies to our scarf to support Oliver's persuit of Ms. Maggie of Daisy Cottage. Please take a minute to visit the Katillac Shack a view the pictures of the winning scarves.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Matthew Mead rocks!

Check out Matthew Mead's newest Halloween magazine: Hundreds of Spooky Treats and Clever Crafts for the Best Holiday Ever! Beautiful photos of easy, creative and fun projects and straight-forward directions and patterns that will appeal to crafters of every age. On newsstands now throughout the U.S. and Canada!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fabric Hoarder

I'm a fabric hoarder. There I said it.

I come from a family of fabric hoarders, my mom and my sister are both addicts too. To us, there is nothing more magical to us than a fabric shop with all the latest bolts of "textile crack". Lately I've been thinking that I need to start actually sewing something with all this fabric. That would seem like the next logical step, no? I've picked up a few patterns to use to sew some clothes for my daughter. She's only 6, so she still likes what I make for her. So I better take advantage of it before she decides she'll only wear black or clothes made by Limited 2 (ugh!).

Yesterday, I was in the mood to sew, but not to deal a pattern. I wanted a quick, no-brainer project. I decided to whip up a pair of decoupage jeans for her. Well, to be honest, I didn't actually whip up the jeans themselves, I just added the fabric to the jeans. I've seen these around blog land and Etsy, and thought I would give them a try. I had plenty of scraps laying around from other projects so I used those. No pattern required, just lay out the fabric and sew it on. The unfinished edges will fray the more you was them and that is part of the look. What can be easier than that?

This is the front:

This is the back:

Now my son wants a pair. Hmm.... now where's that "Cars" fabric?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Post

Welcome to Paisley Road; The first stop in my Kaizen journey. Although this methodology is usually applied in the work place, my goal it to implement it at it's highest level, Kai Zen means "continuous improvement". I'm currently reading HTML, XHTML, and CSS FOR DUMMIES, and this blog is where I'm going to attempt to impress you with what I'm learning. Hope I don't embarrass myself too much. :)