Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hooked on the Caps

Who else out there loves the cappuchino's? Huh? It's awful, I start craving them right about 2:00 every afternoon--and I KNOW they are fattening as heck! Dang!

Been busy trying to get things made up for the show on Nov. 4th, but also been having quite a few custom orders rolling in--so I'm not making as much headway as I would like! Oh well, I'm only one person and I can only do what I can do--right?!! That's what I keep telling myself as the panic starts to fill up my throat! lol

I've been doing up lots of little stockings in pink and blue.

I took a little trip down to my fav little antique shop--she always gets the cutest sewing and crafting stuff in there! I found these fun buttons this time--they are white milk glass and have a raised design of a grand piano in gold! So cute. I did up a crafting goody card with 2 of the buttons and some vintage white/gold rick rack and some vintage wedding dress lace--it's listed in my Etsy shop. I also did up a new needlebook with another patch made with my new toy! I did have a few people asking about it--it's not an embroidery sewing maching thing--it's just a little patch maker. I got it at a second-hand shop. It's really easy to use, and I think the end product is nice! The biggest problem that I forsee is that the thread cartridges are not refillable, so I have to try and find them online (I've found some on Ebay, and they are a little pricey, but I think they last quite a while each) and it comes with special leather like fabric that has a bunch of holes punched in them to hold them in the little frames that they go in while you embroider. I have been experimenting a little to see if I can somehow make my own fabric patches and save a few bucks that way! Here is what the machine looks like--Well, that's it for me! I'd better go get dinner going. Big hugs!!

11 comments:

Junie Moon said...

You sure have been busy but you always come up with the most wonderful things.

Pinky said...

I agree with Junie, you do come up with the most wonderful things. That little machine looks cool!! I can't wait to see what all you come up with using it.

HUGS and I hope you are well!!

Joni said...

Interesting little machine there, I don't think I have ever seen one before. It makes cute patches for those needlecases although my favorites are the little birdies! You are just a busy little bee these days!

Amy Wagner said...

Your little patch machine thingy is such a great find! You go girl, with those thrifty finds!
Amy

Dinah said...

I've not seen one of those machines before, but that's a pretty neat looking little idea there! Good for you. I love everything you make!

Heidijayhawk said...

those stockings may be more than i can handle! they are awesome!!! peace be with you my dear friend as things start going faster and faster.

Carol said...

Hi Karen,
I've been away from your blog for a week...much loveliness was made as usual I see!
Have a great weekend :)

Christina said...

Very sweet stockings! I love that you used beads in them.

martoon said...

I love the caps, they are awesome - nice creamy milky one tho, not too strong.

Euphoria said...

love love love that needle book!!! It's beautiful! Those little stockings are so cute too... I love your stuff... nice work!!

iSew said...

I think I saw that little machine in a store once and wondered what it would do. Cool, I'm sure it's easier than an embroidery machine is.

I'm loving your little stockings, especially that color combo.

Good luck at the show. I'm feeling the same exact pain as you right now. I need to stock my booth but I'm busy with custom stuff. Can't complain though.

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