Friday, July 30, 2010

How do I love you, let me count the ways

1. I love you
2. I love you
3. I want you
4. I really love you!
Maggie Madison Coach

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sharpen Your Pencils

I am craving pencil skirts for this fall. A good fitting pencil skirt is flattering on every body style and really accents the curves of a woman. Paired with a tank and cardigan, a flowy top tucked in, or just a plain t they always look so put together and lady like. Technically a pencil skirt hits at the knee...but who really wears skirts at or below the knee in 2010. These are a few of my favorites for the this late summer into fall.

the limited
Ann Taylor Loft

The Limited

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

tutti fruti doggie tutu

How cute is my Maddy's little butt in this adorable little tutu? I stumbled upon making dog tutu's when I was looking up how to make kid tutu's. I am headed over to Street Scene on Monday to inquire about selling my pieces there. Wish me luck.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dog Collar Flowers

I worked on a new project last night, along with some dog and a cat silhouette. I want to make felt dog collar flowers. I went to Michael's for the third day in a row this week and got a bunch of different color felt and some other tools I thought I would need. The one thing I didn't get was a way to attach the flowers. I am thinking I can attach grosgrain ribbon to the back with velcro and that should make for an easy on/off flower. I finished two last night (the large red one seen here and a small pink one for Maddy). I hope to get a handful more done over the weekend for my furry friends (other friends with girl dogs) and have presents for friends on Monday or Tuesday of next week. I'm not sure when I am really going to get all this accomplished as I have committed to doing at least 8 more silhouettes. I love doing this and hope to maybe have a little craft shop Mayfest next May in downtown Lexington. Visit my shop, For the Love of Dogs or my Esty shop

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Manic Monday

Jesse has been gone since last Friday, which can make for a lonely weekend, lonely week, and boring life. I try to surround myself with my friends when he's out of town, it's such a great balance of friends and husband, but this past weekend my favorite lunch buddy (you know who you are) was out of town. Her and her mom (along with the rest of the family) thought they should go on vacation. Who ever heard of such. So having the whole weekend would think I would come up with my crazy craft projects then. OH NO...I have to wait till Monday to be hit with a brilliant craft idea.

I saw these adorable dog silhouettes on the Pottery Barn website and was for sure I could replicate. I wanted mine to be of my three dogs. So the wheels started turning. I first thought I would just get white paper and get black card stock. But that would be too easy. I experimented back in 2009 with freezer paper stencils and figured it was be just as easy to do on canvas. So that is what I went with. I googled each of my dogs and made them into a silhouette.

I am so happy with how they turned out and can't wait to get them hung this weekend. I have already had 10 dogs requested and a handful of others that want to get pictures of their dogs to make into Silhouettes.