Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pretty Pettals

In the Spring issue of Stitch Magazine I found the wonderful bag pattern. Designed by Rebeka Lambert of Artsy-Craftsy Babe and Etsy.  I have used Beki's patterns before and sold quite a few of the pleated shoulder bags.   That said, knew I could make this bag.  Her patterns are to the point with lots of great photos.

Off I went....I changed the type of applique to the turn and fuse method and added a zipper on the top rather than the fold-over snap flap. 

Oh...also a zip pocket on the inside and a beaded zipper pull on top.  

I wanted to list my new baby in my  etsy shop , but could find no license offer or permission to make and sell this bag.  Emailed Beki...and she said go ahead.  Several things are important here:  first, always ask permission to use anything that someone else made (photos, items from patterns you did not create, etc.)  This is understood.   Second, definitely give credit.   Always. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010


p.s.  why are there these large black spaces showing up at the bottom of each post.  In draft..not there.  I publish there is the big blank thing.  Anyone know?

Ack..Woot - what kind of bird call is that?

It is getting to me....having an on line shop meant you need to market online.  I am overwhelmed with it all.  I think I am anoying my facebook friendsand twitter is a mystery.  I mad an effort to look at feedburner and received: 

There has been an error of some kind. Ack!

well, I feel the same way about all of you!  People are typing 'woot' at me and then going 'ack'.....  I do not know what a 404 error is, but if I promise not to do it again maybe I won't have to try and figure out follow friday.



Monday, July 5, 2010

The Tempest

The Tempest
The Tempest,
originally uploaded by cherry house quilts.
This stunner from Cherry House Quilts...please click on the photo and the link to see more. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Solitary Gourmet!

OK, so last night Garth was out of town, and I went on an experimental spree in the kitchen.  I felt like pleasing and teasing my tastebuds.   Kind of wanted a cheeseburger, but since we are a red-meat-free-zone at our house, I got creative. 

There was this HUGE melon, that I could in no way eat all by myself.  Chopped it up into pieces and put it in the blender.Whizzzzzzzzzz......taste....needs   something.  Added some honey.  Good....poured into glass...too oopy and thick...added lemon juice and a dash of ginger beer.  NOW let me tell you, boys and girls, this was to die for!!!!

Beverage situation ok...then the cheeseburger. 

Here is what I did:  found CowGirl Creamery Red Hawk cheese from our last trip to the coast.   Put that on a wheat roll and made a portabello burger with a teeeeny bit of garlic-mayo-poupon sort of aoli.  

Regular salad, but added some basil and snow peas from garden.

Set up a TV tray and watched a re-run of CSI-SVU!  It was yummmmmmo.