Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Softie Swap and 7 Weird Things

I finished up my softie for Claire's Softie Swap. I don't think I did that bad considering I was not blessed by the sewing gods. I have sent it off to my swap partner Dawn Alice. I hope she likes it. I used fluffy fleece fabric (much more forgiving of the little mistakes I made!), and vintage buttons for the eyes and nose. I sewed in little bits of string for the whiskers and added a colorful bow. I actually got this done ahead of schedule - I think that may be a first for me!

In other swap news - Danielle at The Vintage Dragonfly is hosting a 4x4 She Sells Seashells By The Seashore swap. For this one participants make a 4x4 collage with a vintage beach theme. I LOVE the beach so I signed right up for this! Someday I hope to move to Cape Cod. The Cape is my favorite place to be. Right now, I have to settle for summer vacations. I'll be in Beachy's stomping grounds!

I've been tagged by Sonia to come up with 7 weird facts about myself! I'll have to think about this and post later - I'm sure it won't take me that long to come up with something! LOL!

Have a great day!

Update: Okay Sonia - here we go! Each player starts with 7 random weird facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged write their 7 things on their blog and post these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I am deathly afraid of gypsy moths. When I was a child, one flew in my face and scared me half to death. To this day I can't stand them. If there is one in the house, I cause quite the scene. Butterflies are okay, small moths are okay, large gypsy moths - not okay.
2. I have to wear a wrist watch or be near a clock. I know, it's so Type A!
3. I relate to people older then me more so then people my own age. I had an interesting father to say the least. Dealing with him forced me to mature a lot faster then I might have and so I've just never related as much to people my own age (though I do have some fantastic friends my age and younger!).
4. I am a volunteer addict. If someone needs help or is in distress and I know about it - I'm all over it. I want to help everyone and save everyone and be there for everyone.
5. I am an ice creamoholic and a chocoholic. I have been known to replace meals with large sundaes and eat an entire bag of M&Ms in one sitting.
6. I have secret dreams of being a conductor. No musical ability but still my ultimate dream job is to conduct a symphony or large choir.
7. I can't whistle. That is right, no matter how hard I try or how many people show me, I just can't do it!

Okay - here are the 7 I'm tagging - sorry if you've been tagged more then once!
1. Life ala Kina
2. Rabbit Run Cottage
3. Oh Merci
4. Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard
5. My Cozy Home
6. The ParTea Planner
7. Jenn's Nook


11 comments:

Jammy said...

awww he is sooo cute, Karla! I didn't do this one I was too afraid...haha!! ;-)

Merci-Notes said...

too too cute!! Did you know that fleece and furs are not exactly the easiest fabrics to use!!?? Not for you though..you sailed right thru...hippity ,,,~~,,~~````hop! (those are supposed to be a hopping line!) Ok I got one wierd thing down Karla!! haha Thanks for tagging me on this fun/funny game : )
With Kindness,
Mary

Natasha Burns said...

Karla your softie is adorable!!!!! Truly so cute and special, your swap partner will love him (or her!)

Love the weird facts, this is funny isn't it!

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Hello Karla,
That is a cute softie. I am on a hunt for an interesting swap too.
And love your weird facts. I am totally with you about the chocolate though!!!That's another fact about me :o)
Sonia

javagirl1111 said...

Karla... I did it!

Ps... I enjoyed yours too:-)

Vicki C said...

THat bunny is just SO darn cute!!!

karin said...

Very, very cute! Good job! I am still debating whether ishould do Danielle's 4x4 swap. I did the other one and it was such a great experience.....ahhhh what the heck! I think I'll sign up! I'm feeling better now so why not.....Thanks for talking me into it! :) Karin @ Creativechaos

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Your softie bunnie is great! I hope to get my softie swap done by this weekend! This was a challenge for me!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love your softie! SO cute! You did a great job.

I love all of the "weird" things...it is fun hearing what everyone has to say!

Heather

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Sweet little bunny! But, I am glad I didn't give in to the urge to be a part of the swap after all, my sewing skills would have been too pathetic. You did a wonderful job and sewing fluffy fabric is hard!

Allison said...

Karla, it is so fun to read your 7 weird things. Really helps me get to know you better - although I couldn definitely tell that you were someone who liked to help others - it's a trait in you that shines through. Also, your softy is adorable!!! So cute, and he looks a bit cheeky! You did a great job.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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