Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hello Again!

I'm back and full of crafty ideas! Let's be honest: I couldn't even stay away a whole week. I missed the little blog. Thank you so much for your kind words about my break; I really appreciated them. Sometimes I just get overwhelmed and feel like I have no idea what I'm doing and I have to take a step back and recenter. I am happy to say that our house feels a lot calmer now and I am more focused. And I have fun new stuff for you! Just because I wasn't blogging doesn't mean I haven't been sewing. Come on, you should know it would take a lot more than a little chaos at home to keep me away from my machine...

The first fun thing is that I've started a flickr group for my Handmade Mommy Tutorials. I should have done this a long time ago, even if just for the 15 minute jammy pants that have been made by lots of moms. {Yeah for quick sewing!} If you've made something based on my tutorials or you do in the future feel free to add it to the group. I absolutely love seeing what you all make. That's probably a gross understatement...I really really really love seeing what you create! When I hear from people who use my tutorials it inspires me to keep creating. The link to the group will live over there on the left sidebar.

The second fun thing is that I've fallen in love with making hair clips over the last week.
I think I'm the last crafty blogger on the planet to try my hand at hair clips but I totally see the appeal now. I had a couple birthday gifts for girlfriends on my To Do List and these are sweet little accessories that any girl can use.

While I don't usually do much sewing by hand, this is an easy project and I love the detail.
By the way, does anyone know if there is a name for those little twisty flowery sort of things I made to put on the clips? They were a happy accident when I was trying to create something entirely different and I'm sure they've been around forever and forever. What's really new, right?
If you know of a name for them, please let me know.
Conversely, if you don't know the name but want a tutorial, I'd be happy to put one together.

 And the last fun thing is a really cute armchair makeover. I think you'll love it.
That will go up tomorrow...

Once again, thanks for hanging out with me on the little blog and sticking out my break. 
I hope you've had a great week!
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  1. What sweet little clippies. Love them!

  2. Missed having you "around," Kari. These clippies are adorable...

  3. Welcome back!! You are so inspiring!

  4. glad you're back kari, your blog looks great


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