Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Order Testimony :)

Here's some feedback for an order I did about a month ago. All of the items are from previous posts (if you want a more detailed look)

"Recently, I have been in the market for baby items (I am due in October), but I was disappointed to see that a lot of the baby related items I wanted were out of my price range, and those in my price range were a bit too "precious" for me. I especially had a hard time finding a durable, unique, and sturdy diaper bag. After seeing some items on Eclectically Home Grown, I decided to ask Felicia if I could purchase some of her items. A few weeks later, I was excited to see my package at the door. The bag looked amazing and was happy to have a one of a kind item. I have received many compliments about the diaper bag and other items she created for me."


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sewing / Crafting Spree (Entry # 3)

On the crochet wagon again!
Wherever I go my needles aren't far away... and I don't necessarily need yarn.
I wanted a rug for L'bug's room but I didn't want one of the regular run of the mill ones. Her room is very random vintage and so I used bed sheets (thrift store ones *wink) as my medium.
The rug itself was very simple to just takes a lot of free time. (I was putting to good use the time I spend nursing! LOL)
I used a really big crochet hook and single crochetted my way in a spiral {if you are a fellow "crocheter" it's like doing amigarumi...same basic concept.}
This rug is approx. 38" in diameter and took 3 queen sized bed sheets.
The baby shoes - well in my opinion one never "needs" a reason or explanation to crochet baby shoes! All you need is some yarn and a good pattern. The red/orange shoes are from a free pattern I found on another crafter's blog - but I made up my own pattern for the other two...taking ideas from a couple of different patterns to make a new unique one.

Rug Price:
24" diameter $ 20
36" diameter $ 30
48" diameter $ 40
*Rug's can be hand dyed to fit specfic color needs which will add $3 per color.

Crochet Baby Shoes
$15 a pair

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sewing/Crafting Spree (Entry #2)

Memories are wonderful. You have them attached to music, people, places, and clothing... especially baby clothes! Now that I'm a mom it was a bitter sweet day when L'bug outgrew her premie & newborn onesies, as I'm sure it's the same for the other moms across the globe.
Well... what are you going to do with all of the various onesies, toddler clothes, highschool graphic t's from band, or even the t-shirts from your college philanthropy days that you don't wear anymore, hate to throw away, and don't want them sitting somewhere in you basement in a box where you'll never see them again.


The beautiful C-bear turned the big #1 this past weekend, and for her gift I took some of her clothes that her mom gave me, and made her a quilt. In the center of the quilt I made a hand embroidered "name plate."

Embroidering = Drawing amazing things with yarn
Another one of my friends, couldn't bear the thought of her little one's clothes being cut, so I made her a name plate that can be framed :)
I also was recently asked about cross stitch birth announcements. The older ways of cross stitching are great, however they do resemble the time of our grandmothers...

When I first started I got a lot of inspiration from books, but now I hand sketch all of my patterns and basically use various stitches to create beautiful pictures that are one of a kind. The wide range of things that can be embroidered are to numberous to count - for example: book covers, book marks, framed pieces of art, the center for a quilt, decorations on a bag or pillow.... just use your imagination - let me know what it is that you are wanting and I can embroider anything your heart desires *wink
The quilts are:
*all memory material provided by customer
24" x 36" (the quilt that's shown) $ 35
36" x 36" $ 45
48" x 48" $60
60" x 60" $ 90

Embroidery Designs
*Price is approximate depending on the design and color quantity
5" x 7" $35
8" x 10" $45
11" x 14" $65

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sewing/Crafting Spree (Entry #1)

Alright, so I've been doing a lot of sewing lately - I've have got a ton of things to show you so...
Here is the first post of a group of "Sewing/Crafting Spree" postings.
I have some clothes, some accessories, cute baby stuff, and a very thrifty housewares item - when I said spree... I meant it *wink*

Some items are older things that I've made a year or so ago, (which I rediscovered while I was unpacking)
& others are some things that I've been working on... and it just randomly
happened that I finished them all now.


I was window shopping online, I believe at Free when I came
across this beautiful crocheted bag. The only problem was that this bag was a little over $200.00
Out of my price range.

But the bag was made out of Granny Squares and so I figured that I could totally make it for less
that the ticket price of two benjamins. Plus, it's a really neat way to use up all the scrap yarn that I couldn't bring yourself to throw away.
The inside is lined with a pillow case and the strap is an old belt that I had lying around.
If you are a crocheter then you know that I didn't just do a Granny Square -
I used a French Square, but any type of square pattern will work. I never thought of it until now, but to add interest technically one could make the bag using several different square patterns... as long as they all were the same finished size.
(note to self = totally try that!)
In the above picture, the orange yarn woven through the dark blue top is the drawing string.
This particular bag is a personal favorite, and so it isn't for sale... however, if you'd like one yourself I can make it for you!

Crochet Draw-string Bag $100.00
Dimensions: 18" x 18" x 12"

Here are two bags that I made this past week. The pattern is by Amy Butler - talk about talented!! She has many pattern books as well as a fabric line.
The bag is big enough for you to pretty much carry anything in it. I've been using it as
a reusable shopping bag - for groceries or thrifting.
Both of these bag are made out of cotton, have pockets on the inside for carrying your cell phone, money, etc., and are fully lined.

As will all of my items - just email me if you want me to make you one :)