End of Summer fun

August 31st, 2011 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

We are now back into school but the dog days of summer haven’t ended yet.  The girls in the hood decided it was a brilliant idea to have lemonade stands.  Rayna talked her daddy into making an “official” lemonade stand for her.  He and grandpa used scrap lumber they had on hand and came up with this!  I made the sign using my cricut cutter.

They’ve been having a lot of fun and the neighbor hood has been very supportive of their venture, they’ve made $21!  Thanks dad!

Thinking about Halloween…

August 25th, 2011 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday! This time of year there are a lot of Halloween swaps going on, I think I’ve narrowed it down to 2 swaps for me.  I have to limit this, it can be addictive ya know!  I will be joining the Halloween Tin Swap at Bliss Angels.

and the Matchbox swap hosted by Vintage Dragonfly.

I’m a “regular” with the swaps these ladies host and participate in so I know they will be good!  There is still time to sign up for both of these swaps, so head on over and join the fun!  I’d love to know what other swaps you will be joining as well, link me up!

fiber art bookmarks, originally uploaded by amypytlik.
I just completed another edition of fiber art bookmarks. I chose more fall colors, but keeping them vibrant and cheerful. I’ve been fiber doodling! I’m so addicted, I love putting pieces together to make a little collage, lots of flowers in this series. I also played with some reds to test the waters for Christmas. Anyway, just wanted to share the fun I’ve been having with these. I have them listed in my etsy shop if anyone is interested. Tell me what you’re working on…

Aug-Artful-bag-ATC swap

August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Aug-Artful-bag-ATC swap)

Aug-Artful-bag-ATC swap, originally uploaded by amypytlik.
I wanted to pop in and share what I made for the August Artful Bag ATC swap hosted by Frosted petunias. I used some free motion machine quilting and reverse applique to make a bag to hold the ATC. I’m hoping she can remove the handle and use the bag as a coin purse or something. The ATC has a small linen bag full of flowers. I hand stamped it with the word Bliss and a butterfly and grunged it up a bit. My partner is Wendy of Bliss Angels and this was another wonderful swap!
Artful Bag ATC swap

Mass production…

August 16th, 2011 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Fall Key Fobs, originally uploaded by amypytlik.
Mass production isn’t always a bad thing :) My fabric key fobs in fall colors, now listing them in my Etsy shop

Via Flickr:
Key fobs in fall colors, coming soon to my sewrubymoon etsy shop.

I joined in again this month with Anna of Frosted Petunia’s and her Artful Bag Challenge.  This month’s challenge was to make an ATC using the “bag” theme.  My partner is Wendy of Bliss Angels, we’ve swapped before and I’m a regular in her Blissful ATC swap.  She’s a great gal and swapper!  Just look at how she spoiled me!  Wendy is a faerie extraordinaire, she comes up with the cutest faeries time and time again, I love it!  I should’ve taken a closeup of the purse this faerie is holding! It’s made from paper!  So delicate and delightful :)  And don’t those flowers look 3 dimensional?

 She didn’t stop with the ATC… oh no!  I got a gorgeous little faerie shoe!  Preciously embellished funky slipper, just as I picture a faerie shoe to look like.  Wendy this is so amazing, thank you!

I’m mailing my ATC to her today, so I won’t post pictures just yet :)
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on some cute things for 7 year olds.  My daughter and her BFF get together every year to have a “special day” together.  We do girly things and basically just let them spend the ENTIRE day together.  I always make or buy them matching outfits and they get pictures taken together.  This year I made twirl skirts and matching peace sign shirts.  They are both into peace signs right now, the loved the outfits!

Silly me, I should’ve taken this picture at the beginning of the day, when their hair was still fresh for pictures :)  Oh well, they’re still adorable models!
I also made this coordinating backpack for another friend.  I’ve been making these drawstring backpacks as re-usable gift bags.  I make one for each birthday party she’s invited to and then put a little gifty inside.  Then they can use the backpacks for carrying around necessities, ballet slippers, swim gear, DS’s etc…  My kids use theirs daily, I hope the other kids find them useful too.

They are pretty easy to make, I can make one in 30 mins or less and it doesn’t take much fabric, this one was made with the scraps from the girls outfits.
So that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to this week, countdown until school starts!  T-4 days…yay!

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After sitting out the July Blissful ATC swap, I was very ready to get back into the swing of it!  The August theme was Food. My partner was Donna of Red Apple Junction.  She made this gorgeous pear themed ATC.

I love the warm, vintage look she pulled together here.  I love this swap!  Never disappointed :)

I chose a different look, I had the urge to watercolor.  I chose a cupcake and made it nice and girly, pink and purple and don’t forget the cherry! I used watercolor paints and pencils and added some sparkle with collage pauge for sprinkles.  I’m hoping she likes it :)

After being less than impressed with the new Copic Markers I bought…. I decided to return to watercolors.  Here are two works in progress… one is a sneak peak for an ATC swap shhhh :)

What are you working on?