I've been slacking in my blogging lately and haven't had time to really tell you all about the wonderful package of supplies and gifts that came this week from my blogging buddy Marcy.  This box is jammed packed full of fleece, cotton, buttons..... handmade earrings, and a gorgeous black and white "Friend" coffee mug, which is in the dishwasher.  Marcy has challenged me to use these fabrics to make her a cover for her journal book pictured and who knows what else I can come up with for her!
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And today my niece came to pick me up and five of us went to "The Mother of All Garage Sales" at the event center.  I've never gone before - it was overwhelming and SO much fun!  So don't laugh when you see these photos, but they will all be turned into something useful and fun..... bags, linings, blingy stuff......  who knows?!?!
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Now really, can't you just see this as a big ol' tote bag?  What fun is that?  HA  I even talked the seller down to a nice crisp five dollar bill on it.  Deal?  Absolutely! 
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Now you're probably saying to yourself, "She's lost her MIND!!!"  Yes, you see two prom dresses, which were $5 each and full of bling, taffeta, and fun.  Purse linings, journal bling... again, who knows what will happen with these?  But something will for sure!  Almost had a wedding dress bought, too, but he wanted $20 and I cheaped out on him.  The train alone would have made MANY many trimmings, but I was a good girl and said no.  :)

Yep, it's all odd stuff for sure!  But if you can't have a little fun, really, what can you have?

And Marcy..... the challenge is ON!  No sneak peaks either.  tee hee 

Get your 'creativity' on and LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!   (now I'm off to clean more toilets)
 
 
I have uploaded 5 products to the "Three Sisters' Marketplace".  Now it has all been sent off to their jury to see if it is all worthy of their market.  Time will tell, right?

See if you can see my shop there by clicking:  Three Sisters Marketplace

Wish me luck, folks!  :)

OK, now I'm off to get this last baby blanket done and delivered tomorrow.  The boards for Bill's leather idea have been cut by the local Home Depot and now it's up to him to round those corners for me.  This was HIS idea, so HE can sand those corners, don't ya think?  :)

Here are the projects I submitted (if you'd like to see).
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Yes, at noon today, the arduous work of redesigning that Pendleton vest into a tote bag is complete - AND listed.  I have signed off on it.
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     As you know, I found a VERY expensive Pendleton knitted golf vest last weekend at a price I could not refuse.  No, I didn't purchase it to wear it - so get that thought out of your brain immediately.  :)       
     But I wanted to show you a little time line in my creative process today in transforming a new knitted vest into a one of a kind tote bag - a TygerLily original with no pattern, just rulers and a little experience under my belt.
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Pad the thing down.....
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SOOOOOOO scared to cut a sweater. YIKES!!!
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Looks like a boat.......
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It's making some progress here.....
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Pieces and parts.....
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The guts or shell...
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Realizing I'm copying my own pattern! HA! This is a larger version of my own favorite sweater remake that I carry every day.
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Do I throw the rest of the vest away? Is that being wasteful? tee hee
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A little TygerLily wooden dangle for fun....
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Finished but for the hand stitching around the inside top.
Hopefully this looks like a visual tutorial with limited sub-titles.  It's almost finished - handwork is all that is left.  But this old dog is tired.  This one wore me to a frazzle.  But I accomplished something, and it's my own design.  

Until we meet again...............
 
 
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Day #1 of my March Hare Madness belongs to this little hoodie sweater that is being knit for a co-workers' relative.  I have worked this pattern before and it came out adorable then, but have switched to a different yarn (City Tweed DK by Knitpicks) on this one and it's absolutely delightful!  Isn't the habanero (sp) color the best ever?  This picture is the back of the sweater, which hasn't been touched in a few weeks, but it's back in the works.

The pattern was purchased from PatternFish as an electronic download.  Check out their site as it has some top quality knit and crochet patterns to choose from.  It was hard to pick, but this Sirdar pattern is wonderful.

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This is a picture of the first little Sirdar hoodie that was worked up last spring as a baby gift for this same co-worker.

She was so sweet by throwing me a picture on my phone of her cutie pie modeling it this winter!

Makes it all worthwhile - love to see smiles.  :)