I like to call myself an armature seamstress, I picked up a few tricks while growing up from my mom. Now that I’m off and on my own, I’ve gotten my own machine and have been playing around; learning new tricks. My latest accomplishment is installing zippers! Once I got the hang of it, it’s not nearly as scary as I’ve always thought.
I combined the hand-painting from my MoMoPics shop with some repurposed fabrics to make some really cute zipper pouches for my DazzlingDoOvers shop!
Leafy Green zipper pouch:
And also a shiny star pouch, with a little bit of a retro feel:
Also, to showcase my love for road trips, I made this great little box which is decorated with vintage road maps and an artsy highway ribbon which would be perfect for organizing a desk or a dresser:
I’ve been busy playing with yarn and felt the last few weeks and here are some of the fruits of my labors!
Great Nautical Waves; Wide-Mouthed Vase
Single-bud Love Vase:
And, my favorite:
Sing with Joy – Jewelry Dish
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and have great plans for the New Year! It’s been a busy few months on this end. Lots of family, lots of travel and lots of food; the best way for the holidays to be. Though, while I enjoyed it all, I am very glad to be home again with time to play in my Etsy shop!
For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of opening a second shop. I’ve always been a fan of upcycling and reusing old things to make new wonderful ones. In my MoMoPics shop, I had several car seat canopies which were made out of upcycled and reused fabrics. However, they’ve not been doing super well. And then, a few months ago, I started experimenting with wrapping empty bottles with yarn and then embellishing them with eco-felt and old buttons. It’s been really fun! So, I’ve officially decided to make a sister shop for MoMoPics. It will be called: Dazzling Do Overs!
In this second shop, I have yarn-wrapped pencil cups and glass vases and I’ve moved the car seat caonpies over from MoMoPics. It’s pretty small as it’s starting out, but I’ve been having a wonderful time. Hopefully it finds traction in the Etsy market.
I’ll be using my blog here to offer updates for both the new designs from MoMoPics and new offerings from Dazzling Do Overs and any awesome treasuries or other news that may come along as well.
Happy New Year and all the best wishes to you all for 2014!