Monday, September 15, 2008

Swap craft goodness!

Katie and I decided we wanted to do a swap with each other. Well she is all fabulous and stuff and finished mine ages ago... She made me the cutest pillowcase and she cross stitched me " don't make me flip the bitch switch" and framed it!!! So I wasn't sure what to make her... she told me she would like whatever I made her (puuullleeaaasseee) hahaha well I hope she liked what I made her... here is the tampon holder I made for her... well she said she doesn't carry tampons around... well dang... so it now is a tampon/ pen holder... :( but regardless i love the little geisha I stitched on it!
Geisha pin up

close up

I sort of didn't know how I wanted to make this... so I used felt and then used pinking shears on the edges and then added some velcrow for closure...
I also made her this tea towel... It is a pin up holding a telephone... I thought her hat was so cute... I used 6 strands of floss on her hat and really wished I hadn't, It seems too BULKY! but regardless I love the way she looks all sassy and stuff... and of course I added some giant ric-rac on the bottom... because I just love me some ric-rac!
ric rac pin up

pin up

pin up close up

I also made her an oil cloth card holder! I love oil cloth so much... So I am trying to figure out different things to do with it... this card holder is sort of "under construction" I don't like how loose the card part is... so I am working out the kinks... anyways... here it is...

oil cloth card holder

anyways I hope she liked it... I really tried to make something she would like.... anyways.... other then that I have a few more crafty goodness I will post soon.... not only that I have a new RECIPE that I will also post soon.... and my hair post... is in the works.... I need to touch up my roots before I do a tutorial... I know I am so vain... but come on... I don't want to look like a skunk!

19 comments:

Mr X Stitch said...

I'm no expert, but that might be the sauciest tampon holder on the planet..!

Victoria said...

These are all great! Love the first one, what a hoot!

Katie Kutthroat said...

yea.. i love the fact she has nipples.. seriously love the tampong holder!!! brook your stuff looks amazing!

Brook said...

well its yours now sister, not mine!

Katie Kutthroat said...

i seriously love it.. you definitely nailed my taste.. me and lee havent decided where to put the towel yet. :)

Kristi said...

These are BEYOND awesome. ♥♥♥

kittykill said...

Amazing stuff! I love it! So jealous!

lovestitches said...

They are very cool! I am totally digging that geisha - Did you draw it?

sewphie said...

Wow, so amazing. The Geisha is gorgeous and that is one sexyass towel x
ps you wanted to know where I got the compact? it's from a craft store, if you can't find one in the craft shops where you are let me know and I'll send you one :)

Violette Crumble said...

Great stuff!
Guess what? YOU WON THE APRON!
At first the winner was Kim, but when I e-mailed her she wrote back saying she wasn't entering the contest and I should let someone else win who really wanted one :)
Please e-mail me at harlansmamaATgmail.com with your address. Yay!

torrance said...

very nice!!
I love the ladies!!
you're very talented

Katie Kutthroat said...

i don't carry tampons around cause i don't carry a purse.

Annie Oakleaves said...

Iam jealous of the stitching,its so cute! I also cant imagine you anything less than beautiful skunky or not!

Brook said...

mr. Xstitch- she is pretty hot

victoria- thank you!

katie- Put the towel in the kitchen!!! where else would you put it? WHat you don't carry a purse?? my purse has everything but the kitchen sink!! besides that... I have tampons floating around my purse and all times of the month... normally they get destroyed in my purse and Ill take my wallet out and a open tampon will be connected to my wallet... hahaha that was my inspiration!

Kristi- thank you thank you!

kittykill- is it bad to say I am jealous too? I wanted to keep everything for myself...

lovestitches- thank you. I love geishas. mostly reading about them... and no I didn't draw them... I wish i was that talented. I actually got them from someone on flickr

sewphie- thanks! yes I need one of those compacts!! I have never looked for them at my craft stores... I'll look and if I can't find them Ill send you some MULA to buy me some.

violetcrumble- YYYAAAYYY!!! I love winning stuff!!

torrance- thank you... I'm learning!

annieoakleaves- hahah you are too kind... but trust me... it aint pretty... right now I am going through a "phase" I think its the weather change but I am breaking out like a 15 year old girl and my roots are killing me... but thank you

Jigsaw Youth said...

oooh brook! i love the pinup towel! the tampon holder is pretty rad too! i don't carry tampons either, but that's because i'm a weirdo & i use cups instead

rubyredruca said...

My hairs looking pretty skunky! And I LOVE those things you made! That geisha is gorgeous!

Crab Apple Designs said...

Ooo! I love oilcloth! This is a cute idea. Do you have to use a special presser foot like with vinyl?

Brook said...

crab apple- actually it stitches pretty well. I did have some trouble around the corners but all you have to do is sort of "guide" it along.

Sherezada said...

These are so very pretty! I love how the geisha-style one came out, with the mountain in the background and all. Your stitching is awesome, as usual! ;)