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a few quick things

i just wanted to share a few of the things i have been able to work on lately….. it hasnt been easy! i have quite a bit of swelling in my wrists and hands (and other places that don’t pertain to crafting). my hands are so swollen that my joints are aching and my hands are numb most of the time. my mid-wife says that when you have swelling in the wrist like i do that it gives you carpal tunnel like symptoms… therefore, i have a really hard time using my hands! how frustrating, im too fat, tired and sore to move most of my body or do much of anything, but relaxing and enjoyable handcrafts are almost impossible. whats a girl to do? sigh.

anyway, when i get way to restless i have been working on some fabric postcards for a swap i am in. the cards are due soon and so is the baby so it is a race to the finish line! unfortunately it is hard to be inspired when all i really want to make is baby stuff. i did get one set for the swap done but still have about five more cards to make for another set. i made this card for the “shades of one color” theme.

i wish that the base fabric i chose was a bit thicker because you can see some of the embroidery underneath and i don’t like that. its a really simple card but i enjoyed making it while my hands allowed.this card, i made for the “macro” theme.

sadly, my design seemed to shrink and not turn out macro at all… urrg! i have three done similar to this and have decided that they aren’t good enough for the theme, just not close up enough. what was i thinking? i think ill just save them for another time.

yesterday i got a strong yearning to sew but i knew i couldn’t make anything that was meant to turn out or be well made because, lets face it, im not capable of well made these days with fingers that cant tell the have been stabbed by a pin untill the have a little drop of blood on them. sooo, i decided to make a purse.


i think i am pretty well known for liking things that are kinda ugly to others so i figured if i messed up the purse i would still like it. well, i didn’t really mess it up, if you don’t count the crooked stitching and uneven seems and all around un-symmetrical-ness (yeah i know thats not a real word) of it.


i did however make it a tad too small, as in, this is now officially a kids purse. sniff, i really like it too. i just need to find a cute little girl that would appreciate the old country but cool fabric i made it from. if anyone has any ideas let me know (im willing to mail it if anyone knows the right little girl)



ps. only 8 days left till my due date!


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  1. * alitoney says:

    I like the purse! That’s a really cool fabric!

    Posted 11 years, 2 months ago
  2. * allison says:

    hang in there, you’re doing great! you’re doing a lot better with swollen fingers then I can do with normal ones. great work!!!

    Posted 11 years, 2 months ago
  3. * crystal says:

    that purse is so so so so cute! you HAVE to start a business!

    Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  4. * angelarout says:

    I loe that purse! and I cant imagine you would like things others find ugly – all th epics in your blog show such beautiful things!

    Posted 10 years, 10 months ago

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