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I recently went on vacation to my fave place - Hainan Island in China and bought some pearls like I always do. Can't help it - when I see pearls, I need to buy some! :)  Now I have more projects to do!
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Flower Work Shirt

I have finally found the time to finish this shirt! Between getting 2 new puppies and a new job while being promoted within 3 months. I have been very busy and I am really happy to finally be sewing again!

I used Vogue 8772 and some clearance fabric I got from Joann’s. If you want to see more about the shirt, or the puppies, you can click on the picture below!

A Pup of Color

Hello!  I know it's been a long while since my last post, but I have reciently gotten another new puppy.  Her picture is below.  But while I have been watching the olympics I was able to make myself a new necklace and have been attempting to get some sewing projects ready!  Below is the necklace I made and if you click on it you can see some new pictures of my puppies as well!

Floss stash inventory

After being enticed by yet another Joann’s 4/$1US DMC embroidery floss sale (through 6 Aug, and requires a coupon). I decided to actually look at what I had first before shopping. What I actually have is a mess!

I found a Google docs DMC floss spreadsheet inventory list and started sorting. In 6ish hours of on-and-off sorting, I have inventoried all my floss in skeins, and a couple of boxes of wound floss (I think I still have about 6 boxes of wound floss to go through). What I have discovered so far is that:

  • There are some colors I really like (3 or more skeins).
  • I don’t need to buy black, white, or ecru for a very long time.
  • Dye lots change significantly over the years (some of my older floss is probably three decades old, but even skeins of the same color number purchased more recently are very different).
  • I don’t really like loose skeins in bags, and I don’t like having to reorganize the wound floss in the typical storage boxes, as adding bobbins takes a lot of work shifting around the existing bobbins. (I think what I’d really love is the wooden DMC skein boxes)
  • I won’t be taking advantage of the sale this time around!

Does anyone have a storage solution that they really like? Do you prefer skeins or bobbins, and why?

(cross-posted elsewhere)

Road trip crafts for adults?

What's your favourite road trip crafts? I have been trying to Google some up, but all I get are things to keep the wee ones entertained :-)

Edit: I found a small weaving project that will fit the bill!

ShamanCats. My catpaintings

This is work in progress - pendants and brooches with acrylic painting.
I using Pebeo acrylics, Novol varnish, Pebeo Prisme, Pebeo Resin, Idea Patina, metal leaf.

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Something for women to try

As far as I know, women mostly keep their jewellery in boxes. But I believe that the best way to keep it is a holder. I've searched for a jewelry holder in Internet, but the ones I found were either too girly or too expensive. So I've decided to make one by myself:) You'll see how it will work out.

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Sometimes I make less dorky videos :-D

I made a video today after doing lots of experimenting and video watching yesterday. I am trying to perfect my set up for the camera - instead of putting the camera between me and the work area, I took a suggestion from another crafter and put the tripod on top of my desk. The downside is that the video is upside down and rotating it can look a little funny. I may get a monopod or something called a lazy arm for my cell phone. Still, it's a huge improvement over my other videos. I finally made a title card too! And managed to bribe my bird so that he's quiet most of the time :-D

Sometimes I make dorky videos

Just showing off some fun things that I got in the mail from Stampin Up. It took me a while to make a video because my birds kept...being birds :-D

What to do when your wardrobe has no doors

Оригинал взят у basement_door в What to do when your wardrobe has no doors
Once upon a time wardrobes had doors and keys. Every little case had its own key and people hired a spesial person, who knew which key to use for all the doors in the house. Nowadays it seems like such a waste of time. Life goes much faster and wardrobe doors become more and more like a relic of the past.

So what do we hide behind our doors?

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