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Sew What Guild Blog Tour – Tangle Your Hangers!

May 18, 2009

 

 

Please welcome Hiedi Lynn from Tangled Hangers!

The OFFICIAL name of her blog is –

SHARING THE *CREATIVE~CLUTTER* INSIDE MY MIND… BY TaNgLeD HaNgeRs DeSiGnS })i({

Hiedi’s ArtFire shop:http://www.TANGLEDHANGERS.artfire.com
HELLO & WELCOME TO TaNgLeD~HaNgeRs~DeSiGnS… ECO~FaSHioN… *ORiGiNaL* CLoTHiNg DeSiGnS… CaRiNg for OUR *MoTHeR~EaRTH* ~~ ONE~STiTcH at a TiMe.

We are an ECO~FRIENDLY BouTiQue creating FuNkY URBaN~BOHO~PRiNCeSS inspired CLoTHiNg with a FaSHioNaBLe~FLaiR FOR BOTH ADULTS & CHILDREN.
We strive to use Renewable and Sustainable resources in almost everything that We CReaTe. We PRouDLy support HEMP and other NaTuRaL and ORGaNiC FiBeRs.

CLOTHING is MY Specialty ~~ ORGaNiC CoTToNS and HeMP BLeNDs are FaVoRiTeS to CReaTe with. When possible, I ReCyCLe Quality Materials and FaBRiCs ~~ especially GReaT *ViNTaGe* FaBRiCs.  I have been SeWiNg & CRaFTiNg for over 15  years, paying GREAT attention to detail.  I FULLY BELIEVE IN QUALITY ~~ NOT QUANTITY.  With a Major in the ARTs & FaSHioN DeSiGn ~~ I continue to PeRFeCT MY *SKiLLs* on a regular basis.  SEWING IS MY PASSION… I AM ADDICTED TO FABRIC & VINTAGE~PATTERNS & ALL THINGS CRAFTY !!  ; *)

THANK~YOU for SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT~ARTISTS and for BUYING *HANDMADE*.
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STRaWBeRRy-SHoRTCaKe… SWeeT n’ FLiRTy -PLeaTeD- MiNi-SKiRT…

You can visit Tangled Hangers Artfire shop HERE

But first, head on over to her blog and see what she’s got going on over there. Heidi Lynn has one fun blog! All kinds of very cool, and colorful pictures, great ideas – Don’t miss this one!

Come one by tomorrow for more great blogs and shops!

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Sew What Guild Blog Tour – Morumoto

May 17, 2009

Please welcome Naomi to the Sew What Guild Blog Tour!

Morumoto is the name of my blog

My name is Naomi P., my Artfire shop

I’m an artist who’s been drawing for years but recently started making plushies.  An avid fan of guinea pigs and other small squeaky critters, I was disappointed at how hard it was to find any figurines or plushies or anything representing them.  I resolved to make some of my own.  Searching through fabric stores I procured faux furs that look and feel like guinea pigs do, and set out to create a series of life-like piggy plushies.  After making baby guinea pigs and adult-sized piggies I went onto mouse plushies.  I’ve even made custom plushies that look just like people’s pets, and I’m currently working on a rat pattern.  I’m hoping to work my way up to the evolutionary plush ladder and make a capybara one of these days.

I’ve attached a pic of my Pinkie plushie.  When she heard there was a pink and green she just had to get involved.  Thank you very much!

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Wow! If I didn’t know better, I’d say that was a REAL guinea pig! Naomi’s blog is full of these cute little critters! She’s got 2 shops – one on Etsy and one on Artfire. Of course, we’re plugging the Artfire shop, since that’s where we’re from 🙂 but I’m sure she’d be happy with a sale at either site!

Today is the day to visit Naomi’s blog – Morumoto! See you tomorrow!

Sew What Guild Blog Tour – Karen’s Creations

May 16, 2009

I’d like to introduce you to Karen Tiveron, the artist behind Karen’s Creations.

Although I have always enjoyed sewing, painting, drawing and photography, it was only about 3 years ago that I became seriously involved with arts and crafts. I went to a high school for the arts, but after university and grad school I became so focused on my career that I forgot about paying attention to life-work balance. Eventually I realized that I needed a hobby, so I dusted off my sewing machine and took some sewing classes and other crafting workshops. I am inspired by interesting and unique fabrics, which is why I recently started hand-decorating my own material. When I’m trying out something new, I’ve come to accept that trial and error is part of the creative process, and with some patience and perseverance, something wonderful will
(eventually!) emerge.

You can see Karen’s Artfire Shop HERE

I had a wonderful time browsing through her Blog. Karen is a librarian, and has more than 1 online shop, AND does craft shows! I need to find out what vitamins she takes, she is a bundle of energy – creative energy!!! Be sure you read about the cards she’s making and the new button machine! WOW! I’ve got to look into one of those – it looks like tons o’ fun.

Are you a Blythe fan? So is Karen. I won’t tell you what’s in her Artfire shop, you’ll have to discover it on your own. Be prepared to become addicted!

And here is just a little taste of what she’ll be showcasing –

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Is this just about the cutest little purse? I love it! Ok, one more picture –

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Your task for today – go visit Karen’s Creations blog by clicking on THIS LINK, Karen will give you your next destination!

See you tomorrow, when I’ll take you to another new shop!

Renting DVD’s

March 26, 2009

I’ve been on a Gilmore Girls marathon. I have the first three seasons on DVD. I went to the video store to rent Season 4. Watched it, loved it. (i’ve seen it a few times) 🙂

Last night, I took it back and was planning to rent Season 5. Nope. Sorry. They have Seasons 1,2,3,4,6,7 but no 5. The video guy said sometimes people like them so much, they just keep them. How can you do that????? You can buy them on Amazon for not that much money, why ruin it for everyone? So, now I have to skip Season 5 (even tho I’ve seen it before) and go straight to 6. I’m bummed. It was time for Luke and Lorelai’s romance. I haven’t seen 6 or 7, so no spoilers please 🙂 sigh.

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Ok, is this cute or what? 🙂 It’s a Fairy Cape, listed in my ArtFire shop. You can also see that my Red Bud tree is in bloom 🙂 and the grass is green. The poor Red Bud tree is coming out soon. It’s growing right next to the garage is big enough that it’s going to start tearing up the foundation. I think it would be better to simply move the garage, but no one agrees with me.

Oh well, I guess we can get another tree.

Lavender

March 21, 2009

I just posted some Lavender Sachets in my ArtFire shop

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There are two of them, and they lie nice and flat, not taking up any room at all in your drawers.

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs, scents, flower… they are beautiful no matter if they are growing on the plant, or dried in a bundle.

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This picture was taken at Valley View Lavender Farm in Buhl, Idaho