Friday, May 4, 2012

small project and another project to be

I have been busy on etsy...looking for wool felt.  A certain specific color of wool felt.  It is always hard when you see a pattern and you want to use the same colors but the pattern itself doesn't tell you where they found the fabric (or in this case wool felt).  So I went on a mission and found exactly what I wanted and yay! the last of it arrived today!

The top sample is a grouping of plaids and houndstooth in a variety of colors and under that is some very nice large squares of a spring sampler...I'll explain the owl in a minute.  So now I am excited to add another project to my list of to do's.  It is funny but no matter how long my list of "to do's" gets in this department I do not stress or is that other to do list~~ laundry, dishes, groceries etc that I could do without, it causes so much worry and stress with the way I'm feeling lately.  Sigh wish I enjoyed them as much as I did sewing, quilting, painting, card making etc...

Ok that's enough of that doom and gloom.  Now I'll tell you about the owl...another etsy find, have I told you how much I love etsy, pinterest and lullua, sigh!  Now I'll tell ya about that cute little owl.
A few months ago I came across a etsy account that will custom cut felt for you.  To my enormous delight she had this owl in pinks and blues for a babys room so I quickly messaged her and asked her to make me one with the green, brown and blue combination.  Then in a few weeks I received it in the mail.   By the way the name of her etsy shop is Kutz  The names of the other 2 shops are retromama and Threesheepstudio(you can click on these and it will actually take you to their shops...oh ya learned something new today).

So since I've taken up quilting I have bought a few magazines and books and I wanted somewhere neat  to store them.  I found this file folder box and that was adequate, but not "pretty" enough so in a moment of "ah ha" I had the inspiration for my little owl.

Now the funny thing is I can't just leave the other side blank, so I am working on something for that side as well.  I will post it when it is done.  Have a great Friday everyone and try to get some of the fun things on your "to do" list done this weekend.

Blessings Karen


  1. Hi Karen. This is adorable. All my storage boxes are boring! Good for you : )

  2. Hi Karen,
    I know what you mean... there is no way to make vacuuming as much fun as creating something new. Ah well... have fun and try not to stress about the other stuff, just think of the inspiration and joy you are spreading to those of us reading your blog - priceless!
    Have a great birthday week!