Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Irish Steppin' and A Public Service Announcement

I decided my Irish dancing shoes needed a new home, so I made them a bag. I'm into bags lately.... More will be coming! I've been Irish dancing for mmm.... about four years now. I absolutely love going to my class. It's fun, challenging, and a great workout.
The soft shoes are called ghillies. The hard shoes are just...hard. Be careful not to kick yourself in the shin.
The bag details: Fabric - Amy Butler
Pattern - Chic Bags
It was a really simple pattern to put together..... Recommended!

Public Service Announcement: Back up your computer! Back up your pictures, your music, your documents, everything! My laptop hard drive decided not to work this past week. I had to get a new one, but thankfully my husband's friend was able to get ALL my stuff off my old hard drive. I was so thankful.

Now that the computer is recovered, I plan on posting more often. It's a goal.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I'm attempting to make my blog a little more "me." This has been my healing time project in the wake of an illness. I'm still tweaking it, but I'm much happier with it this way! If you have any troubles reading it, please let me know!

I'm watching Pride and Prejudice on PBS right now. It always perplexes me when I watch something on television that I own on DVD. I guess it's fun knowing that others are watching it at the same time. Lizzy is about to see the Collins' humble abode and the infamous fireplace. "Shelves in the closet! Happy thought indeed!"

Friday, February 1, 2008

Pattern Place

Several weekends ago, this was my project. A house for some of my sewing patterns. I was inspired by a project in Martha Stewart Living for a box covered in book cloth. Not patient enough to find book cloth, or willing to pay the price for it, I found my own design.

The box is an empty copy paper box. Instead of the book cloth, I used fabric and freezer paper. I loooove freezer paper! I ironed my fabric onto the freezer paper (in spots I had to piece the freezer paper together in order to make it wide enough) in order to give it the stability it needed. I then used a spray adhesive and Aleene's tacky glue to adhere the fabric paper onto the box, per Martha's directions.

Being unable to leave anything undecorated, I wrapped ribbon around the perimeter of the cover and attached a felt/fabric/button flower a la Heather Bailey.

My patterns are now comfy and cozy inside their new abode!


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