Not dead

Just busy,

Monday I drew this guy (the bird on his head is a wilsons warbler.

Tuesday I helped my aunt for the opening day of her shop, and got my moo stickers in the mail!

Wednesday I worked on three storage bag things (still working...that one's the closest to done but isn't yet)

Thursday I built 1 1/2 websites:

Also I read all of Breaking Dawn, I was gonna wait for the paperback but it was so cheap in hardcover and I just couldn't resist. If you're a fan of the series you'll be very happy with how she ended it, that was one crazy book. Crazy.

and today I started prototyping for Mei's friend Elliot. Apparently he's taller...

And later today? Olympics time!

Mas, Por Favor

Just adding another to Hanna's fabulous post on pincushion love.

Found via Mixed Plate. You can buy this guy on My Imaginary Boyfriend (sorry, not a tutorial!)


Jen's Clutch

This is a finished one...for me. I had to test it right? This is numero tres (three). I made one before Christmas, but it was stolen with all my stuff in South America. I made a new one a few weeks ago with a ribbon for wrist strap, but the ribbon broke. So this is the third attempt with a sturdier ribbon for the wrist. But it's still not quite right (see the fraying). This next batch will use bias tape, I think that will be a success *cross fingers*.

These are the perfect size for my life. It fits my phone (which is my music too), bus pass, credit card, cash...well, not cash because I never have any....


On an alternate topic, Joel (husband dearest) found some fun new music by some guy in Finland who refers to himself as i-troll. Check him out on myspace. He sings about transportation, living in a forest collective, and other fun things like that. He's a little off-beat but I kinda enjoy it :-P

On My Desk...

Ooops! Wednesday came and went and I forgot to post this.

I'm making clutches. I have about 10 on the go. What am I going to do with them, you ask? I do not know... sell them? Give them away? Give away to our readers?? Oooh, did your ears perk up? Stay tuuunnneed....


Happy BC Day!

Yippie for living in beautiful Victoria BC. I don't know what the celebrations were like elsewhere in the province, but here they were fantabulous!

I had a great weekend, I just like to share:

Friday - went on a date with husband dearest. Kinda weird...we don't really go on dates, because well, they cost money and staying home playing Wii is free. But dates are fun :)

Saturday - raspberry picking, farmers markets, bake-extravaganza with a rad friend (we made chocolate chip zucchini bread, bran muffins, rhubarb crisp, and granola...and froze raspberries and blueberries - happy freezer!)

Sunday - lounge day around the house. I followed the Change Purse Tutorial that Hanna posted here. Pictures to come tomorrow.

Monday - Woot Woot! BC Day! Our wonderful tax payer dollars set me up for a free day of fun down at the legislature buildings! Sarah McLachlan and Feist played! I loved Feist before and now I looovee her more. She had this delightful shadow art going on in the background. I couldn't take my eyes off it! Check it out on youtube.

Anywhoo...what did you all get up to??

Oh - and a new random fact for you folk: the first proposed BC flag had the Union Jack and sun flipped (sun on top). That idea was sent to the British, but they were unimpressed because it could be interpreted as the sun setting on the British Empire. I heard about it in the legislature and it's discussed here.


Pincushion Love

Wanna make a new pincushion? I know I do, my poor hedgehog seems to lie on his side like fabric roadkill and it's just tragic. But which one to make? Can I have too many pincushions?

Flower pincushions by Anna Maria Horner

Square pincushions by Heather Bailey

And some flickr love:
Swirly sweater cupcake Pincushions by PhaedraPhoenix:

Scrap Pincushions by bugsandfishes

Indygo junction pincushion by The Purl Bee

Pink flowers pincushion by verybigjen


Want a pretty blog layout?

Hanna is poor and is running low on books again. So here's the deal, if you'd like a new blog layout (either for blogger or wordpress) drop me a comment or email me (hannasandvig @ gmail.com...remove spaces). The charge is $50 in Amazon or Chapters online gift cards. That includes a simple layout and installation. A simple layout includes a banner which either a photo, a simple illustration or a design, the background and of course text colours. If you want something complicated, we can talk prices.

Here's a couple examples:

Is Bliss Like This?

The Lister Family

My Previous Layout 1

My Previous Layout 2

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