Archive for March, 2008

Cuddly Cousins

March 28th, 2008


Take a look at my little collection here of Cuddly Cousins (as it says on their ear tags).  This is just a little teaser to show some of my supplies for April’s Craftster Craft Challenge.  I am a frequent visitor at, and I cannot resist a good challenge, so I try to come up with something each month to submit.  This month’s challenge is #26 Dollar Store Challenge Round Two.  The challenge is to spend $10 at a dollar store and craft something fabulous and unexpected.  I made a special trip last week to the biggest dollar store in town and picked up these guys.  Wondering what I’m going to do with a pile of teddy bears?  You’ll just have to wait and see! (entries are due April 1st-5th)
This will be my third time entering a craftster challenge.

previous entries:

#25 Biking in PDX guitar case

#23 Sad Suit to Ruffle-y Cute 

Pincushion Swap

March 18th, 2008

I recently participated in a craft swap on Craftster.  The theme this time?  Pin cushions!

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Tuna Can Pin Cushion Tutorial

March 10th, 2008

I have a pretty big collection of pin cushions I’ve made floating around my various crafting areas. They’re a great project if you want to make something quick and easy, and they can make great gifts for crafty friends. I like to whip one up whenever I get down to the last little scraps of some fabric that I’ve fallen in love with (It’s great to be able save those little bits in a way that you can see them and use them every day). Now I know that there are probably a million pin cushion tutorials out there right now, so how could my blog be complete without adding my own?


I don’t think I’ve seen any cushions out there quite like this one. I really like it because it is nice and sturdy with it’s flat, weighted bottom, so I’m less likely to knock it over. It’s a good size for me; it holds plenty of pins and is harder to lose. I can also pick it up confidently without having to worry about getting poked by pins poking through to the other side.

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PDX Biking Guitar Case

March 6th, 2008

I’ve entered this month’s Craftster challenge: Represent your hometown. I decided to pay homage to Portland’s Bike culture with a Guitar case I made for a friend of mine. He’s big into rebuilding bikes, so that was the theme I used.

All of the bike parts were recycled from old bikes.
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