Sewing, cards, crochet, cross stitch, and other crafty randomness. An Irish girl on the other side of the world.
I recently attended an openning exhibition in the Southern Cross. The artist is a friend of mine and he was showcasing his latest work - cheers chairs. Check out his etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/andydunn1
Our recent family trip to Ireland, the UK, and the States didn't result in quite as much fabric as it normally does! Three main reasons...
1. LP is great at fabric shopping for a bit but gets bored and I had to drag BM around with us too!
2. It was mainly a work trip for me (BM and LP hung out while I conferenced, meeted and seminared)
3. I've discovered a wonderful online tool called the stash shrinker created by SewJourners
Stash Shrinker is a pre-programmed excel spreadsheet to help you keep track of your fabric purchases against your fabric use. By recording each sewn item and the amount of fabric used as well as the fabric purchases you can track how much your stash is increasing or decreasing. I quite like it because I don't have to inventory my current stash and just mark in new purchases as well as record what I've made. I originally started with a 3m out for every 1m in guideline but realised I just couldn't keep to it! (Dammit!)
I'm really keen…
A few quick card makes. I haven't been as prolific as usual in my card making this year and these were for a house warming, to say hi to a friend who was soldering on, two new baby cards, and one for a relation on BMs who is ill and recovering. I made the 3 for BM to give him a choice. Not a lot of cards stockpiled at the moment. I just haven’t been making them over the last year or so. Possibly because my craft stuff is unevenly distributed throughout the house and not so easy to access.