Sunday, July 31, 2011

In Your Eyes - The Rainbow Connection

This month's In Your Eyes theme was The Rainbow Connection.  I asked you guys to take pictures of your favorite color/colors.  I am so happy that a lot of you participated this month.  It was really fun to see the different things you chose.  

 Maggie from Assorted Musings chose this beautiful photograph she took a a mural in Austin.

Alex from Creating Trouble sent in these beautiful pictures with lots of gorgeous colors.

Katie from Punk Projects sent in this picture of her favorite!

Thanks for sending your pictures, ladies!  I love all of them.  There are so many pretty colors to enjoy.  This project is so fun!  

Be sure to check back tomorrow evening to see the theme for August!  :-)

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Heart Stop Motion - Creative, Inc.

A lot of you may have read Craft, Inc.  It's a great guide to help someone starting their own handmade business.  I have it and have used it as a reference in my business adventures many times.  This week I learned that the author of Craft, inc. also wrote a book called Creative, Inc.  It's all about starting a creative business like graphic design or photography.  I'm interested to read it and see if it has any helpful information that is different from Craft, Inc.

The best part about finding this book...the stop motion video advertisement!  :-)


Today is the deadline for sending in pictures for In Your Eyes.  If you haven't had a chance to send one but you still want to you can send them tomorrow, too.  I will be writing the post tomorrow evening so there's still time.  :-)  Email pictures to

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just Stopping By

Hello!  I'm just stopping by to tell you that Creating Trouble wrote the sweetest post about me on her blog today!  Come see!

I'm going to see Jack Burton Trio at Momo's again tonight!  I'm really looking forward to a fun night.  I pretty much work non-stop these days so I'm ready to relax.  Don't worry.  The dvr is set for Project Runway and Burn Notice.   ;-)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My New Philosophy

I have been so busy this week that I didn't even get to make an Etsy treasury!  Monday night I was sewing plushies all evening and yesterday I had to take my car in after work to get the AC fixed.  It has been miserable in this Texas heat without it.  I can't believe how draining it is just driving home from work.  

I have to admit, I have been a little overwhelmed lately.  Lots of amazing things are happening with my blog and business but it's all going so fast.  Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself that I'm doing what I love and it will all be okay.


Don't forget to sign up for the Dreaming in Craft newsletter if you haven't yet.  The next one will be mailed out on August 1st and it will explain why I have been so busy makings tons of new things.  :-)


Monday, July 25, 2011

Music Monday - The Guild

Hello!  I don't know about you but I had a really rough Monday.  I'm glad to know that it's behind me and now I can focus on fun craft projects.  I have so many new things to show you!  But first, tomorrow is the premiere of season five of The Guild!  Do you watch it?  If you don't, you should.  It's the best!

This is a funny music video they made for the show.


The deadline for submitting pictures to the In Your Eyes photography project is this Friday.  You can email your pictures to me at  I have gotten a lot of really great pictures already.  I'm so excited! 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dreaming in Craft Giveaway Winner

It's time to announce the winner of the Dreaming in Craft giveaway.  

Are you ready?

Drum roll please...

Comment number two belongs to Maja!  

Congratulations, Maja!  I will be delivering your zipper pouch soon.

Thank you to everyone who entered.  :-)

Saturday, July 23, 2011


I have a new plushie to share with you today!

Remember Polly?

Now I would like to introduce you to Paulie!

Paulie is a polaroid picture plushie that's all dressed up and ready for a night on the town with his cute little fabric bow tie.

This was a really fun plushie to make.  I loved learning how to make the bow tie.  I looked all over the internet for tutorials on how to make one but couldn't  really find what I was looking for so I ended up just figuring out a way to do it on my own.  I think it turned out great!  I can't wait to make more.  Don't be surprised if you see more additions to the polaroid picture plushie family soon.  :-)

Paulie is now available at Dreaming in Craft!


Don't forget to enter the Dreaming in Craft giveaway.  Today is your last chance.  The winner will be announced tomorrow.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jim Henson

I was browsing Etsy today like I do very often and I came across this post about Jim Henson.  It's about an exhibit the Smithsonian is having all about his amazing work.  Who doesn't love Jim Henson??  Sesame Street, The Muppets, Labyrinth, Saturday Night Live...Fraggle Rock!!!  And that's even everything!

Anyway, Jim Henson also made commercials in the 1960s and one of the videos was posted in the Etsy article.  I watched it, loved it and proceeded to watch a ton of other Jim Henson videos.

Here's one of his commercials.

This IBM training video is so funny!  Recognize anyone?  ;-)

Here's a video of Lily Tomlin and Scred on Saturday Night Live.  They make a cute couple.  Hehe!

Jim Henson was such a fun artist!  :-)


Have you entered the Dreaming in Craft giveaway yet?  Tomorrow is the last day so you better hurry!  :-)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Sky Became Pink

Remember my felt zipper pouches?

I have a brand new design to show you.  

Pink Sky Felt Zipper Pouch

It's just a simple design with a pink Dr. Seuss sky and some fluffy little fleece clouds.  Anything's possible!  ;-)


I really love making these zipper pouches.  It's fun to come up with cute things to put on them.  I wonder what I'll make next.  Hmm...

Guess what!  This zipper pouch is now available at Dreaming in Craft!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Treasury - Bring on the Rain

Well, I thought we were finally going to get some rain here today. I was wrong...again. But, in honor of our almost rain I made a treasury all about it.

Click on a picture to go to the listing.

Rainy Day Robot

i heart the rain ne...

Instant Messages Wa...

Small Sad Cone Gnom...

Printed Magnets Set...

Rainy Day Clock (Cl...

NEW Rainy Day embro...

Lucky Little Cloud ...

Colorful & Bright A...

It's Raining Sp...

The Little Silver L...

Polka Dot Red Rain ...

vintage dictionary ...

Weather studs 2 Pai...

Print - Lovely Rain

Wellie Rainbow 4x6 ...

Have you signed up for the Dreaming in Craft newsletter yet?  The next one will be sent out on August 1st!  You can sign up here or over on the sidebar of this blog.  :-)


Monday, July 18, 2011

Music Monday - Patty Griffin

Hi!  How was your Monday?  Mine was so strange!  I can't think of another word to describe it.  Tons of weird stuff happened all day.  Work was...I don't even know.  Just weird!  I'm not even going to waste time talking about it.  Then my phone decided to stop working so I skipped my fitness class to go get it fixed.  By the time it was too late to go to class my phone started working fine again.  Then my internet at home went out.  The list just goes on and on.

Luckily I made it through the day and somehow managed to stay pretty positive through all most of it.  ;-)  I thought it would be fitting to have a music monday song about a heavenly day to try to cancel out the not so heavenly day I had.

This is Patty Griffin singing Heavenly Day.

Happy Monday!

p.s.  Have you entered the Dreaming in Craft Giveaway yet?  You have until Saturday.  :-)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

All Was Well

I'm going to see Harry Potter today!  

I'm so excited to finally see the last movie but I'm a little sad that it's over.  I've spent so many years reading the books and watching the movies.  It's a little weird to think that there won't be any more to look forward to.

Have you seen the movie yet?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dreaming in Craft Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce that Dreaming in Craft is having a giveaway!  This is my first giveaway on the blog.  I had a plushie naming contest once but this is the first official giveaway.

So, what can you win?  

You can win this purple smiley face zipper pouch!

Here's how you enter:  Leave a comment on this post with your name and email address.

For extra entries:

Follow this blog with Google Friend Connect
Tweet about this giveaway (my twitter name is @immarci) and comment with a link
'Like' Dreaming in Craft on Facebook
Visit Dreaming in Craft on Etsy and comment with a link to your favorite item

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

That's it!  The giveaway will be open through Saturday, July 23rd.  I will announce the winner on Sunday, July 24th.

Good luck!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fisheye for Free

I really want to have a fancy camera one day so that I can buy fun lenses like the fisheye lens.  Since I can't afford one right now I have to settle for the iPhone app version.  I did a search for free fisheye apps first (I always try free first).  I found an app called Fisheye for Free.  I used it on a few of the pictures I had on my phone.

It's pretty fun.  It's not the best but it'll work for playing around with my pictures for now.  Most of the pictures I used were taken with Hipstamatic to give them an even more fun look.  I will definitely be researching other apps that aren't free to see if there is anything that works better, but for now I'm happy with this fun little app.  I have a couple of fun ideas for it.  :-)

This is a video called #CIRCLEPIC.  It's a fun project that Bryan Brinkman did on Twitter a couple of years ago.  He asked his followers to tweet photos of circles and tag them with #circlepic.  Then he made this film out of the pictures.  I thought it was a fun idea so I sent in a couple of pictures.  Hehe!
It's going to be another busy weekend for me.  Lots of crafty fun.  Be sure to check back here because I have a fun surprise for you!  :-)

What are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Try To Remember

Hello!  This post is just a quick reminder about the In Your Eyes photography project.  The deadline to email your pictures to me is Friday, July 29th.  The pictures will be up here on the blog and on the flickr page on Sunday, July 31st.  Email pictures to  Remember...the theme for this month is The Rainbow Connection.  Take pictures of your favorite color or colors. 

Here's a picture to help get you inspired.

This is Shawn Colvin singing Try to Remember from the musical The Fantasticks.  It's such a beautiful song and I love the way she sang it. This is a recording from a show that was on Bravo in 2002 called Broadway's Best.  Did you see it?  ;-)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Treasury - Let's Play Dress Up

This week's treasury is all about pretty dresses.  I have recently been going through a phase where I love to wear dresses.  I wish I could afford to go shopping and buy a bunch of new ones to wear all summer.  :-)

For now I'll just have to enjoy these pretty pictures on Etsy.

Click on the picture to go to the listing on Etsy.

Candy Pink Fair Tra...

Vintage 50s green g...

1950s Swing Dress M...

Mackenzie Mode Alic...

Purple Gray Turquoi...

Vintage 1950s Pink ...

Turquoise Linen Tif...

Vintage 1950s Navy ...

vintage 50's li...

The Line ...Blue Co...

Vintage 1950s Exqui...

Vintage 1950s White...

Vintage 1950s 60s G...

TopSkirt totem... 2...

Full Circle Summer ...

Lovely Cotton Dress...