Mini Mobile

The two yellow birds that I made didn’t quite go with my friend’s color scheme. So I made another bird from my favorite Hawaiian fabric to go with them, added two little hearts, and hung them all from a little branch.
Et viola! A mini bird mobile for my baby’s first sleeping/diapering area (in our room). I am not sure what height I want it at yet so the strings aren’t tied off, but you get the idea. I think it goes really well with my vintage sheet curtains and a painting by my Grandma. The painting is supposed to be my mom as a girl.  It used to hang in my room when I was little.   I’ve always loved it.


Little Birds

A friend of mine liked the mobile that I made for my new niece, and asked that I make some birds for her sister’s nursery.  She is going to put the mobile together herself, which i think will add a special touch.  I had the best time making the birds though!
The theme was green and blue, and I love the bright summery feel to the blended fabric patterns.

Okra or Weed?

It seems that some people have a hard time telling the difference between an okra plant and a plant that is a bit more smoke-able.  Click below for this hilarious article. 

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Drawing Dragons

I love hand making birthday cards. Actually I just love making cards for any occasion. But especially kid’s birthday cards. For my dragon loving nephew, I pulled out my drawing skills, and made him this dragon card.

I do have a secret weapon:
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals.
I have no idea where I found this book or when. I feel like I’ve had it in my art box forever. Its great though. Easy instructions on drawing a variety of animals. Vintage style. Love it!


Wednesday Farmer’s Market

Its been awhile since I’ve shared photos of my bounty from the Carrboro Farmer’s Market.  I go each week and always manage to spend all of my money! This week was a bit nostalgic.  All the vendors have been watching my belly grow all summer.  Every week, they comment on how it’ll be any day now.   Today, I was agreeing.  Maybe this baby will be on time, come on Monday, and I’ll be back shopping for fresh veggies by the next week.  I can be optimistic, right?
I do love that in a small town, you can see the same people week after week, and watch their lives change bit by bit.  Makes me feel part the bigger moving picture of life.

This week’s bounty:

Handmade Rug by Me!

So, I’ve been really bad at blogging lately.  There’s been a lot of new changes going on in my world.  In addition to having an online vintage store and an Etsy store for my own creations, I have also been creating for a someone new.  And that new person will have a cute nursery room in our house that we’ve been setting up just for her.  Being a crafty person, I wanted her nursery to have pieces in it that I made myself just for her.   I thought I would start with something that was a bit funky but simple and functional.

So my first project was crocheting a rug out of strips of t-shirts.  I had been collecting t-shirts to make a rug for a couple of years, but never got around to it.  Needing a rug for the nursery inspired me to get cracking on it.

It ended up taking 15 t-shirts and about 10 more t-shirt pieces that I had cut up for other projects, but my rug is done!  I crocheted it in what was supposed to be an oval but ended up more round.   It took about 3 weeks of my free time, and I love it!

I admit that it’s a bit lumpy, and curled up on the ends at first, so I sprayed it with a water bottle and used heavy books wrapped in plastic bags to weight it down for about a week.  Now, it’s a bit of bright fun in the room and goes great with our turquoise walls and white crib!

If you would like to try your own “rag” rug from t-shirts, the tutorial I used is found here at

The finished look:

spring t-shirt dresses

 I always have this huge pile of old t-shirts and other tops that just don’t quite fit with lots of plans about what I am going to do with them.

I am really happy to say that I finally made a few dresses!  These were created by using a top from my pile and the bottom of a t-shirt.

I premiered them at  the OCAM craft market this past weekend. which was tons of fun.
Here are the results.  🙂

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