Nani, Natasha, Nonerz, Nonster, Non...you may know me by one of these names. I'm a crafty mama to 2 amazing girls.
I love sewing, photoshop & photography...my girls are my favorite subjects to capture!
I enjoy playing softball, spending time at the library, going for nature walks with my girls & trying new things.
Everyone has their own struggles, victories & journey in life. These are mine...
I've been doing a LOT of sewing lately! I finally got a good stack of wallets made - 5 for my sister's friend & co-worker Geneva. Here they are, along with a few others I recently finished.
Yaaay for finished projects!!! =) It feels GREAT to see all these wallets together. Woo-hoo!
Here's one that resembles Susan's wallet...minus the dragon on the front! (This is one of Geneva's.)
I call this one "Bright & Funky Dragon." (Another one of Geneva's.)
Here's a little more detail for you...yes, I freehand the signature "V" myself. This is FUN!
Another Asian Inspired wallet with Asian Eyes inside. (maybe for Mary or Conchi?)
I like to wrap the wallets in a simple brown paper bag & tie it with coordinating scrappy strips of fabric. It's like a sneak peek into the package...who doesn't like to unwrap a package anyhow?! Tuck in my business card & it's ready to roll!
Here's a fun little tote bag I whipped up last week. It was a take on the log cabin blocks I recently made for Project Improv. I love these prints together...it's bright & funky & fun. I'm calling it the little "Zebra Lemonade" tote. It's about 7" square & quilted.
Did some freemotion doodling here, repeating the pattern from the yellow fabric.
Zebra lining...and on the handles too!
Here's the back...quilted with love. I have 4 more log cabins like this, so I could make 4 more similar to this...or something else???? Matchy little pouch?
Kyra trying out the little "Zebra Lemonade" tote bag. She put this on her shoulder & carried it all over the place. When I asked for it back, she didn't want to give it back to me! She decided to carry her chapstick, gum & water bottle in the bag...too cute!
Here is an Asian Inspired wallet that is in progrss. Working that decorative stitching again...and some more echo type quilting in the red.
Here's another new quilt top...this will be a new SIZE...BIGGER and with a ZIPPER! It will be much like a clutch & the front will be bigger to showcase the Asian faces.
More decorative & freemotion quilting...I used veriegated thread for both. The scallops remind me of dragon scales!
We've been keeping busy with other things too...like painting! Here's Kyra's new art...fun, fun, fun! It's always fun to see what my little ones will create.
Kyra...the newest gamer in the family. She just got this Nintendo DS from her auntie. Too bad daddy keeps jacking it from her!!!
I've been putting the girls to work! Everyone gets a sponge & cleans SOMEthing! =) This is helping our "ant" situation...they like to invade our house this time of the year. I've been forced into "Spring Cleaning" against my will thanks to the ants! They find every crumb and attack. It's not easy to keep up with my girls & their messes, so I've enlisted their help! I just love this picture of Ava & Kyra cleaning their little table. Kyra is a champ is does a great job cleaning for me. Ava...I'm lucky if she doesn't make a new mess while we clean! LOL, oh well!
Ready for juicing!!! Peaches, carrots, apples, oranges, ginger, lemon, mango, cilantro, garlic, beets, cantalope, watermelon, red cabbage and the kitchen sink! I've been juicing for my dad, hence the ginger, cilantro, garlic & red cabbage. Today I pulled a bunch of stuff out of the fridge to rinse & prepare for juicing. I have a kick butt Breville juicer that I am so very happy with. I purchased it refurbished on eBay last year. Saved a $100 that way! =)
Here are my 5th Generation wallets with heavy interfacing for a super sturdy feel. 1 Asian inspired & 3 Spring Inspired. I will be taking these with me to the Spring Fling carnival this morning as samples for people to order. Wish me luck!
Here is the wallet I made last week for Vanessa. She requested the Bright & Funky wallet with skulls.
Here are the four (of many) wallets I worked on this past week...sending my girls to the in-laws for some serious sewing time! They have since been finished & look oh-so-sassy! I use binder clips to hold everything in place before I slipstitch the bottom closed.
I tried out some of the decorative stitches on my machine...and I LOVE how it turned out with the verigated thread...I see more of this in my future.
I have 3 more (potential) wallets coming out of the black/red/white geometric pieced top that I posted earlier and a few more Asian Inspired & Funky Fresh (bright w/animal print, etc) wallets too. I started on another black/red/white pieced top...they are so fun to put together! I also picked up some cute Michael Miller fabric with mermaids on it...super cute!
With all this sewing going on, my girls aren't getting as much fun mommy time as they are used to...which sometimes causes sudden outbursts of craziness. They had fun having a naked bead throwing party after their bath yesterday...I was on the phone with my dad & they took advantage of my distraction!!!! I just sighed & scampered off to grab my camera...figured I might as well get a picture! I did manage to get Kyra to sweep most of them into a big pile...now THAT was Victorious! lol!
I've been sewing up a storm and have 4 more wallets to finish up tomorrow, and several more coming! I'll give you some new pics of my goodies real soon. For now, I leave you with this fun picture from the Angel game today! =)