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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pirate Costume

Just a quick post to show you my costume from the party (and a sneak peek at two upcoming tutorials). I'm pretty pleased with it! The treasure chest at my feet is going to be featured soon as a tutorial! It started out as a simple pine chest from Michael's.

The picture isn't that great but this banner will also be featured soon in a tutorial on printable designs. I hope to have those finished soon.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I Just Joined Yarnigras' 7th Annual Halloween Swap!

It's official! I just joined the 7th Annual Yarnigras Halloween Swap. This time we are swapping handmade, primitive style zombie dolls! For the details on the swap click on the picture above or click here to be taken to the Swap post on the Yarnigras Swapper Spot blog.

I've never made a primitive style doll of any sort so I am excited and terrified! I'll definitely post some sneak peeks along the way.

For a look at some past swap dolls from this group click here to see a doll that I received and here, here and here to see some of the dolls that I have sent.

These ladies are amazing! If you like to get cool packages in the mail, enjoy making dolls and love zombies... this is the swap for you! Check out the link above for more info.

So Many Projects

 This month has been a whirlwind of activity at Sunflower House Art. I've been volunteering at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare festival (best volunteer gig EVER!), planning a pirate themed costume party (which is this weekend - squee!) had a couple of other birthdays and sadly two funerals. Toss in the vest I HAD to make for my pirate costume, an artist's retreat and gearing up for the craft fair in October and I have barely looked at my blog!

I have, however, been taking lots of pictures of all of the cool things I have been making for the party - treasure chest, printed canvas pirate banner, pirate themed candle holders... so that I can share them with you. Once I get through this weekend I'll be posting some tutorials on the cool things I've created.

I'm super excited about these projects and think you will be too. I'll also be showing you how the playhouse looks so far. It's still not painted but it is looking pretty darn good! Hopefully paint will happen soon.

I'll be posting about a new swap that I'm participating in later on today. It's a new style for me so I am nervous and excited all at once!

Before I run off to sew buttons on my guy's costume... here is a peek at the vest I made. I almost didn't post it because I had to line it and I HATE lining things and there are a few visible glitches but its a costume and I'm OK with it :0) I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out.

Pirate Costume Vest Front

Pirate Costume Vest Back

Stay tuned for fun things to come - soon - OK, probably closer to in September :0)