December 31, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015

Happy holidays! Here are some samples of my 2015 Christmas card, made using the "Winter Frolic" Cricut cartridge.

September 17, 2015

Wall flowers

My plain white walls are finally getting decorated! It's amazing how hanging art on the walls makes a space feel like home. My new apartment is slowly-but-surly coming together.

I bought square artist canvases, covered them in burlap, and glued on hand-crocheted flowers. All flowers were made using the same pattern, but the larger flower was crocheted with two strands of yarn at the same time.

In my next post, I'll be sharing more crafts in my new living room!

May 14, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is the card I made for my mom on Mother's Day this year. I cut the flower shapes with my Cricut machine. 

I made a batch of 8 cards and took the extras into work to give to co-workers to send to their own mom - the cards were a hit!

Love you, Mom. You inspire me in crafting and in life. 

April 29, 2015

My Move to the Big Apple

After nearly four years in my last job in Washington, DC, I felt it was time to move on to the next adventure - New York City! I got a fantastic job working in the Broadway and theater world, and have spent the last two months unpacking, settling in, and crafting for my new home.

First up, I will share these "new address" cards I made to send to friends and family:

I came up with the design on my own, and used a package set of beautiful Japanese papers that were a gift from a friend. 

More from me soon.

X. Emily 

March 24, 2014

Best Blouse

I have a new favorite blouse: Simplicity1690. It's easy to sew and it's easy to wear. Basically, it's perfect. I rarely wear pants, but this blouse makes me want to wear it with pants everyday!

The pattern is three pieces: Front, back and neck binding.  I added an inch to the length of the blouse for a truly perfect fit.