Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Girls best friend

Check out what i've been busy with. These are my newest style ring and favirorite so far. I also made a matching pair of earrings. The ring above is made with Amethyst and Light Amethyst Swarovsky crystals. Perfect for a February birthday!

This ring to the left is another of the first style ring. It is made with green and clear crystals. This one is going to be great for St. Patricks day!
This ring with the red and black reminds me of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. It has a Garnet ball in the center with Garnet rondelles, black, and clear crystals.

All of the above items are for sale at etsy.com. My seller name is birtyboutique0i0.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Bling!

Check out my newest obsession. These are rings made out of crystal and glass beads. At the top is a picture of the first thing I've ever made beading. I got the idea from a book I picked up at Joann Fabrics called Big Book of Crystal Beads by Creative Homeowner. The book is great it has instuctions on every project and difficulty levels. This ring was called the translucent ring but I picked colors of gold, green and tan. It was SO easy! this project only took about an hour and a half to make and I have been getting many compliments already.

My first order for a lookalike of the ring I made. I just whipped this up tonight in only an hour. It is not exactly the same as mine, if you notice the side stones are a little bit larger. The colors I chose for this one were black (per request) and pink. I just can't believe how easy and fun beading is.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sit back and RELAX!

I finished my first pillow case
and it was so easy. It is made with the fabric that came in a set from PQW. I can think of so many things I would like to make with this fabric, I love it! This pillow case only took a few short hours to make, you get great results and it's so much fun. My mom told me these were going to be addicting to make and she was right! I am already thinking of other fun fabrics I can make them out of.

Thanks mom! My mom just bought me this great fabric. I love French style patters. My obsession for them started at Sweet and Sassy. I am very excited to start making great things with this fabric.
All family members reading this. Mom said no fights!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lots to do

Lot's of projects to get started on.

To the left is fabric for a pillowcase. I got it pre-cut in a kit at Pennington Quilt Works.

To the right is fabric for a handbag call the Miranda bag my mom is currently showing me how to make. We ware using a dark color for the bottom so you can't tell if it gets a little dirty. The White daisy on blue background is for the main part of the bag and the small blue design is for the inside and pockets. The top color hangs over slightly onto the main part of the bag. I am very anxious to finish the one I am working on.

This picture above is something that immediately caught my eye one day at the Quilt Shop. I decided to use it for another Frenchy Bag (Amy Butler Pattern). Again the bottom with the green design is for the main part of the bag. Middle fabric is for the top and the top fabric is the inside and pockets. The handle will also be made out of the Main pannel fabric. I just realized that green fabrics are my favorite. There were so many more in the store I wanted to grab.

These cute little fish are going to be bloomers I am going to make for my 2 yr. old niece Lauren. It is going to go with a really cute Jumper that crosses in the back which explains the fabric below with the crabs and birds.

I can't believe I have finally found fabric with the eiffel tower on it. I have wanted fabric like this since I went to Sweet and Sassy and got the idea to start making aprons. I am going to use this to make the Waldorf from A is for Apron.