Friday, May 30, 2008

Hectic, hectic! And weekly inspiration

It's been an absolutely hectic week, full of happy things, sad things, busy things, and deadlines not met. Unfortunately there wasn't time to knit a single stitch, plant a single flower, or spend even a moment crafting.

But I did manage to wander around the Internet craft world a little bit. Here are some interesting things I found:

Tess has written a comprehensive tutorial on seam finishes for Sew, Mama, Sew’s Women’s Clothing Month. Whether you’re new to sewing or a veteran, you’re likely to learn something new. I gained a new respect for my 25-year-old sewing machine and no longer feel that my life is incomplete without a serger.

Canadian Living, one of the major women's magazines here, has an easy-to-sew cat tunnel on its website. With three cats who are currently imprisoned inside for a variety of reasons (not least of which is coyotes), I'm going to make one of these.

Margerie commented once on finding a good, long-lasting way to mark garden rows. Family Fun magazine's site has instructions for painted garden stones.

Two projects from Craft Stylish are going on my to-make-sometime list: little embroidered pincushions made from pop bottle caps and felt scraps and an incredibly easy note card (because goodness knows I need more note cards).


Sandy said...

Thanks Susan for the nice comment on my goodies over on 25 Things for Charity.

Pop in for a visit, welcome mats always out.


Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire! said...

I love the garden stones. We could actually have a really great time with that. Hmmm...