Friday, December 19, 2014

repurposing fun

had the animal print from an old outfit back in the 80s
washed it cut it up and used it in this bag i made for myself
also used is some corduroy.  No pattern was used.

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

be your own medical advocate

so i've been on a seizure medicine since i was 16, and i've always had to have the real drug and not the generic, well good thing i checked my medicine bottle to note it had been changed to generic. And at the pharmacy it was on file that I don't get generic. But am fortunate that there isn't a lot of difference in the generic to this. So, always be your own advocate with your medicine, your medical files etc After all it's your body.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

zip bag

I never used to be a huge fan of pink, but it's growing on me and absolutely love paisley print.



Monday, December 15, 2014

purple dangles

This necklace was labor intensive but
it was also a lot of fun to make.

lots of purple and crystal dangles on chain.

 

Monday, December 8, 2014

pricing

 fellow Artists if you make and sell
i would love to hear from you
on how you price your work?

Friday, December 5, 2014

new jewelry creations

playing around with hoop style earrings






Using up little bit of this and little bit of that
green mix...

 

Friday, November 28, 2014

CATS

thankful for these two my spoiled furkids
bailey and benny

unconditional love is the best gift.

 
 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I am me

I felt compelled to post about this so please excuse the rambling.  I have all types of friends and I love that.  I absolutely REFUSE to be a certain way to "fit in" or to change who I am to gain sales etc.  I am self taught in everything I create.  I don't have big bucks for big craft fair booths would like to try a craft fair someday though because I bet they are fun.  Selling has been a way to have a sense of purpose again being stuck at home and not being able to drive or have a job. (I have many non visible illnesses)  Yes I do have a sellers permit.  And yes many times I take a loss to keep my prices reasonable.  I absolutely LOVE getting to know new creative people online and local, and Love getting to know my customers.

I put a lot of love and hard work into everything I create.  I refuse to change for trendy or what that person over there is selling and selling a lot of.

And please also know that i appreciate every single comment and words of encouragement.  You have know idea what that means.

I also love old style, vintage, repurposed works of art
I appreciate maners and values and respect.

I am me and thank you for support and encouragement.

Happy Creating
~Heather~

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

butterfly pendent necklace

When I saw the bead I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.

there are a couple more left so will try and see if i can make more styles.

thanks for looking

Heather

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

sunglasses case

I was tired of my sunglasses always falling out of the old case i made
so this time i made one with a zipper :)

 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

pink n gray jewelry set

I had a lot of fun making this set,
something about the color combination i really like.

thanks for looking...

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

cats bathtime anywhere

It's so a cat thing,
bathtime anywhere
even behind my sewing machine 

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

double zippered bag

This was a personal challenge for me.
a bag with two zippered compartments.

being self taught sometimes it takes me a little longer to totally 
understand things but i'm so proud of myself for this.

thanks for looking



 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

finished projects

Green Bracelets, going through my mix of green beads in my stash



Deer Theme Pillows






Strawberry Shortcake Wristlet
had some of this fabric and thought hmmmmm
that would be cute on a wristlet and of course
i couldn't leave it just stitched around had to have some embellishment
so added ric rac

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

pink patchwork pillows

Pink Patchwork pillows.


thanks for looking

Heather


on my table

currently I'm working on some pillows.

and then i will be working getting things ready for November art walk
it always seems to sneak up on me and I try to have 
a few new things in it.  


Happy Creating!
Heather

Monday, October 27, 2014

plastic bag holders



i use a lot of plastic bags still with two cats
great for the litter box so they always come in handy

Friday, October 24, 2014

orange and blue

I really had a lot of fun playing with this color combination
was a happy surprise....

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

on my table

while going through things in my craft room
i found some fabric 5" squares I bought 
from a thrift store a couple years ago.
so i have been arranging them in rows
to put together a simple patchwork quilt.

i'm still new to quilting so i'm not sure when that will get finished lol.

also i have scraps to go through and i have another zipper related project
i'd like to give a try.  

I'm enjoying the fresh crisp fall air today with windows open.

hope your having fun with your projects
Heather

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

halloween wristlet

have some halloween material left over from my halloween runner.

oh how i love fat quarters!

made a wristlet.

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

patchwork zip bags

Patchwork is my favorite thing to sew.
Zippers are always a work in progress.  Meaning I'm 
always learning to sew differently or better.

Friday, October 10, 2014

cats

love my spoiled furbabies Bailey and Benny

i never get tired of seeing them like this 

hope it makes you smile too

Happy Creating
Heather

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

On my work table

Currently on my work table i have been cutting up scraps,
playing with some patchwork
and making some more zip bags.

Been having a bout of some bad pain so not too productive.

Hope you have a creative day!
Heather

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A note

With all that I deal with health wise i take comfort in being able to sew craft and bead.  It helps me take my mind off my pain and other issues.  The internet has helped me connect with other great crafters sewers beaders quilters who inspire and encourage me.  It is a blessing in my life that I am so grateful for.

I also like to connect with others who may suffer from some of the same health issues I do.  Many
of my health issues didn't start until after my cancer/chemo.
I had hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4a
I was given a 50% survival rating and went through grueling chemo.  I became
toxic to one of the drugs so had to go longer on the 3 that were left. (ABVD)

I support invisible illness awareness and hope that what I deal with
can somehow help others.

Before cancer

Complex partial seizure disorder with myoclonus
Menieres Disease
hypothyroid 

After Cancer

Lymphedema (legs)
Fibromyalgia
Depression
RSD-Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Over Active Bladder
Sleep Apnea
Post inflamatory pulmonary fibrosis (50-60 lung capacity with bad asthma and copd "like" symptoms)
lower back pain with hip and groin pain hip bursitis
insomnia


Being stuck at home and not being able to drive
takes it's toll.  However having the outlet I have for crafting sewing and beading
helps in ways you can't imagine.

I was a musician prior to cancer I played Clarinet and sax and keyboard
and I composed classical music.  Playing Jazz was my favorite.
I miss it something awful.  

Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog
and I look forward to sharing more projects with you
and seeing your wonderful creations.

Happy Creating
Heather


 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas Fabric Scraps to Apron

Trying to make the most out of my Christmas Fabric Scraps
and believe it or not I have more to use up :)

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Christmas Pillows

I always try to use up fabric with limited amount of waste  
I will save fabric down to 1" square if I can because I know I can use it in patchwork.
Patchwork is by far my favorite thing to create.

thank you for looking :)

Heather

 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

halloween runner

Halloween is my favorite holiday

so of course i had to make a runner :)

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

pinwheel runner

i absolutely love the pinwheel block
made a short little runner using up scraps

thanks for looking
 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

denim pillows

Denim pillows 18" pillow form inside envelope style closure on back 



Monday, September 8, 2014

denim car trash bag

  
  
hangs on the back of the car seat and great use of denim 
and using plastic bags 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

green bay packer themed set

This is a set that I was requested to make by a friend,
laynard *ID badge holder* bracelet, earrings.

 

corduroy pillows

I fell in love with Corduroy a while ago it's one of the things
i tend to pick up when I'm thrifting.    

I had some scrap pieces of corduroy I have lots of scrap fabric 
because I live on a budget with being on SSD so I make the use
of what I have.

Brown's are a color that i've really been drawn to, i love the richness of it
and with corduory the different textrures adds a nice touch.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

first ever recessed zipper

WOW did this bag have a lot of seam ripping I mean a lot lol.

I was determined to do a recessed zipper.

Now that I've done one I'm not sure I like it as a closure option.

Upholstery material along with denim

thanks for looking!



 

craft room woes

Finally got a new ceiling fan light.  It will be a bit yet I'm sure before it 
gets up.  My husband is a maitenence man for work and then also deals 
with his mom's health issues so unfortunately house things are on the have to wait list and let me
tell ya what a list it is lol.

I'm also struggling with creative ideas for storage issues and such for a small space
I can't really call my craft room a studio lol too small.  I would love to have
better organizing skills so it doesn't look so cluttered.

If you have a small space what are some ways you organize?

Heather

Monday, August 25, 2014

green jewelry set

I made this set a while ago but had to re do a picture of it
as this is a set i'm also selling.  So thought I'd post it.  

thanks for looking
Heather

Saturday, August 23, 2014

inspiration

I get inspiration from all kinds of places and people and things.
 
What are some of your favorite inspiring places things or people?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

zip bag

this bag has a bit of a different shape don't know
if it shows.

one of these days i will get better at zippers and try other things.