Monday, July 30, 2018

heating pad cover

I spent five hours making this simple  cover for my new jumbo heating pad. That doesn't seem like a lot of time for something so pretty with pin tucks and chicken scratch embroidery, except that work was done months ago. All I had to do was refashion it into an envelope and that took me five hours. I have another to make but for now I'm going to take this one to bed and lay on it because my back is killing me!

My brain doesn't work correctly when trying to sew, doesn't stop me but it isn't really fun until I finally get something close to my original idea. Even if it takes me hours to do a simple pillow case with a flap for god's sake I do feel like I made something today.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Acrylic drawers

After seeing a picture on pinterest I became obsessed with finding the right drawers to store and display (so I will use) all my pens and markers. Aren't they beautiful! I won't mention the fail, I bought some that didn't work and then found these. 

I used one of the messed up size to store my Neocolor II and oil pastels.

Just wasn't quite the look I was going for and my OCD hates it!

My husband knew before I did that they weren't going to work so encouraged me to order the right ones and he made me a deal I couldn't refuse. He paid for the new ones and took the other to the garage for his electrical supplies! So spoiled and I know it...

Friday, July 6, 2018


I ended up using  gouache on this because I am no good at watercolor. It turned out okay but really need to practice. I found it on my watercolor pad, I had started it in 2017.