Monday, February 2, 2009

For the Crafty Mamis

When I have the time, I am a super crafty chica. But finding the time is often hard. That doesn't stop me, though, from buying supplies that I might "one day" use and I am always excited to find sites that provide endless inspiration such as PimpStitch, the Crafty Crow, and, of course, the CraftyChica (have you seen her Valentine Heart Bottle?) I LOVE flickr - whenever I can get my dial-up to work fast enough (yes, still working on getting satellite...someday!) anyway, my favorites section is a mile wide.
Recently, I have gleefully stumbled upon not one but two yummy crafties. The first is YouCanMakeThis.com. ¡Oy! You should see my wishlist on this site. It's a little out of control. I need to go through and organize it and decide which pattern to buy first. I started out like the lead contender in a hot dog eating contest, gulping down everything I saw. Fortunately, I have since regained my self-control and so now I need to go back and sort out the mess. This site is a super goldmine for mamis who are sewing divas.

And my next little surprise for my fellow crafty mamis is this adorable embroidery pattern by Jenny B Harris's store, Loopsies on etsy. This is the Lucia, A Spanish Doll pattern from her Pretty Maids - All in a Row collection. She actually has many other dolls - Irish, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, etc -but this is the one that I purchased this weekend. Whenever I find time to get her done, I'll be sure to post a picture so you can see. I'm thinking she will make a lovely little portrait for my daughter's room. I bought some beautifully colored threads a few months ago that will be perfect for this mamacita. I just have to decide what kind of fabric to use as a base. If you'd like to download your own pattern, you can check out her fun store here.

Seeing these sweet little designs really does inspire me and it re-ignites the urge to create something that is "hecho de mano." What about you? What is your little weakness?
~Monica

1 comment:

jenny b harris said...

I'm so glad you like the pattern, Monica. You are sweet to mention it on your blog. Cheers!

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