Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This might be one of my favorite projects to date because it was super fast, it’s super functional and methinks it looks supercute!
I was inspired to make this after purchasing some fabric bags online for my kids' snacks, hence eliminating any need for those pesky Ziploc bags.
I ordered the following fabric set from etsy a while back and I’ve been waiting to make the perfect small craft with them. It's from the Riley Blake wheels pattern set and the individual fabrics can be purchased by clicking here.
I cut the outer and inner fabric: 7 ½ x 9 inches. I used a thicker, linen fabric for the lining so that if things got messy in there (think orange segments and whole strawberries) the mess wouldn’t spill over to the cute, outer layer.
Turning the snack pack inside out again, I sewed a long strip of velcro to both sides. Make sure you do a good job here, because there will be a lot of opening and closing going on and you don't want the bag to split open and your goodies to spill out.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I was really excited to see they carried Japanese wrapping tape. It so beats the blandness of scotch tape and looks great on a recycled, paper grocery bag.
I'd been searching for the perfect egg cup for a long time....constantly checking Etsy for some creative person's unique take on a simple concept and all I got were fuddy-duddy, frilly Easter-inspired porcelain that made me want to give up eating eggs.
But at this most recent trip to the Tortoise, I saw this odd-shaped plateware and asked the owner what it was.
To my delight, she said "egg cups!" There's even a little rim on which to put your eggshells!
And if you're in the area, check it out! Your friends will thank you and so will your eggs.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Recently, when I was in Vancouver, there was a great looking fabric bib that was essentially a triangle shape with snaps. It looked a bit like a bandana worn around the neck.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Blueberries are cropping up everywhere! There is one lone satsuma (the first time it's fruited since we moved it from Los Feliz three years ago), a few strawberries and the new kumquat tree.