Monday, November 17, 2008

Shade by John Olsen


I received this book not too long ago (Thanks!) and read it that night. I really enjoyed it!
A different read (for me anyway) but worth it.

A bit of a love story with a twist or two along the way.

I'm interested in knowing if Athena and Blaise come into play in a future book. Their characters intrigued me.

Buy here:
Shade
John Olson’s Web site

What others have to say about this book:

*Participants’ Links:
Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Kathy Brasby
Valerie Comer
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Joleen Howell
Jason Isbell
Jason Joyner
Kait
Magma
Margaret
Rachel Marks
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
Nissa
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Mirtika or Mir's Here
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespac
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Labels 4 Sale





Get them HERE

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Check out This Book!

From the Back Cover
Sixteen-year-old Nathan Shepherd has a great life traveling where the careers of his father, an investigator, and mother, a renowned violinist, take him … until his parents are found murdered. Left with only a mirror and notes from his father’s last case, Nathan goes into hiding at the remote country home of Tony, his father’s college buddy, and Tony’s teenage daughter, Kelly. The mysterious mirror must be a clue to what happened to his parents, and when images appear in it—people and things that don’t exist—Nathan and Kelly painstakingly gather evidence. But the killers want the mirror too, and danger threatens the teens at every turn. As it becomes evident that Nathan’s father had stumbled upon dark forces at work in the world, several questions arise. Could it be that the mirror is a portal to a parallel world? Could this technology be used for evil purposes? And could his parents still be alive, trapped in another dimension? Nathan and Kelly struggle to solve the mystery before they too become victims. This chilling, hair-raising adventure is jam-packed with action in a fantastical world where nothing is as it seems, and even mirrors tell lies. -source from Amazon

Sounds intriguing!

Get it here: Beyond the Reflection’s Edge
Bryan Davis’s Web site
Bryan Davis’s blog


*Check out other reviews here:
Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Kathy Brasby
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Courtney
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Shane Deal
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Timothy Hicks
Joleen Howell
Jason Joyner
Kait
Mike Lynch
Magma
Terri Main
Margaret
Rachel Marks
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
Nissa
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Ashley Rutherford
Mirtika or Mir's Here
Chawna Schroeder
Greg Slade
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespac
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sergers and coffee grinds

My mom in law gave me her serger!!! I'm so excited! She has a button on her sewing machine that does this already, so she passed her serger along :)

I dyed some quilt strips today..not tea dying but coffee dying. All I had was loose grinds, so I dumped that in the pot to boil. It would probably have worked fine with regular fabric. I didn't think of the grinds getting caught in the batting *groan*

After they go in the dryer to set the color, I'm planning to wash them. Hopefully that will work. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SOLD!

Sold a book today: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=10934733

"A sale a day keeps the creditors at bay." *smirk*

I also went to Frenchy's last night (local thrift store) and found a whole load of aprons to revamp!! Really nice ones.

I also found the perfect colored buttons for my kid's coat I'm making. Yup, I'm down to the buttons now. It turned out really well. I'll post pics when I'm done.

My youngest is feeling better today after 3 days of fever off and on. They're all at the kitchen table doing their school work now.

The weather certainly has been cold here. Looking forward to getting our propane tanks filled and turning on the heat.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

After God's Own Heart

I've always viewed this phrase as being a person who pleases God.

Today I saw this phrase in a slightly different light. As chasing after God's heart...pursuing after the things that please God...after God Himself.

God likes to be pursued. Like a woman likes to be pursued by the one she loves. Lethargic and indifferent can really kill a relationship.

I guess that's be me of late in my relationship with You, God.

Business


I guess this must be the lull before the Christmas rush :)

I made about 4 sales a days for the last 2-3 weeks, and this past week-maybe one a day.

Yikes! That's quite a drop in sales.

Oh well. It's God that gives the increase anyhow.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Been Stitching

I'm in the midst of sewing a kids coat size 4...from a pattern (I usually don't use patterns).

I learned how to understitch today!! (topstitching close to the seam)


Here's the pockets:

Love the fabric!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

black n Silver

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Gift certificate






Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vintage Quilt



Mixed Media Fairy Fun


I had fun making this one!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Flickr

Just wanted to let ya know that you can visit me on Flikr too-at http://www.flickr.com/people/creativeexplosions/

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Baby Diapers!

I have been making fitted flannel diapers for friends and decided to sell some with unique printed flannel. Here is my first of this series:

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vintage Hanky Postcards


Farmer's Wife


Sepia


Red Letter Days


Princess


Moss Rose

Diaper Flannel

Friday, June 6, 2008

Vintage Hanky Postcards


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Update


Hello! Remember me? Yup, I'm still here. I've been busy sewing and selling-yes, my stuff is selling!
I've sold some of my vintage yellow ducky pins and a couple postcards!

I've also been making a ton of cloth diapers for a friend and plan to be posting some up to sell soon. (These are one diaper fits all sizes-very cool!)

I am also fabric-ating more postcards. This next batch are made with vintage embroidered hankies-they are so sweet!!

I'll be posting pics up soon, so keep posted :)

Saturday, May 31, 2008

What's in a name?


This is a beautiful article that applauds quality workmanship along with a good name-loved it.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quilter's Dream Fabric Postcard

A beaded postcard for a swap. :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tan Baby Cowboy Booties



These tan colored, cowboy style booties are a great accessory for baby!

This fabric is fuzzy in spots and flat everywhere else-very unique.

The back opens and shuts via velcro for ease of access.

Size:0-3 months, Preemie, doll

Materials: cotton polyester, Velcro, thread

$10.00

Buy here

Monday, May 19, 2008

New item for sale


This flowery half apron is now for sale-click hereto view details. :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fiber Art Postcard-Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders is fiber art and a mailable postcard. Click on image for a closer look.

The body is traditionally pieced. The chicken is fused and free motion quilted. The edges are stitched in variegated thread.

The backing is printed card stock.

Materials:100% cotton, thread, card stock, paper.

$10.00

SOLD

Free Cloth Diaper Patterns

Check these links for free patterns that you can sew!
*Diaper measurements by brand: http://www.diapersewing.com/measurements.htm
*How to Sew a Fitted Cloth Diaper: http://mayna.livejournal.com/198548.html
*Allin One Diaper: http://www.diapersewing.com/all_in_one.htm
*many pattern links here: http://www.zany-zebra.com/free-cloth-diaper-patterns.shtml

Eve's Art Store Online


Since I have closed my Etsy shop, I have decided to make my items available through this blog.

Simply click on the For Sale tab above to view items in my shop. Payment is to be made through Paypal via available BUY NOW button under each item.

My store policy is above and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks for shopping!
-Eve

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Postcards

These cosy fairies are three of my latest postcards for a Fantasy swap.

These Maple leafs have just fallen into the water. Their color reflects onto the still water. This is for a Reflections swap.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's Finished!

I finished my crib sized African quilt for some friends of mine who are expecting another child. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. See the post below for more accurate color and details.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another project on the Go

I love starting projects-here's my latest. It is going to be a crib quilt for some African friends of mine.

These are just a few of the blocks. Most of the patterns I discovered in my box of cookie cutters. The rest I cut out from online coloring books or googled images.


I can't wait to see the whole thing put together. :) The shapes are fused and machine appliqued.

Scrappy Chicks Postcard

These are my three scrappy chicks. My latest postcards.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

News and New Mail!!

I've decided to close shop at Etsy for the time being. I am still sewing and crafting, though. :)
Here are some postcards I have received:
I'll add the others after blogger pic loading issues are ironed out-arrgh!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sewing Tips

♥ Sewing tips:To find out if your fabric is really 100% cotton, burn a small piece. If the remaining edge is smooth, it's 100% cotton. If it is crinkly and melted, it contains some man-made fibers.♥

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Start of a new Project


This is a thread art project that I'm starting. I love toile fabric. It lends itself quite nicely to these kinds of projects. The trees have come to life!

Home Tweet Home-Vintage Fiber Art Remake


I thought you might like to see a find of mine-a vintage hand quilted block. I remade it into a postcard. Too cute! Click on the pic to view it in detail.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Balloons