B asked what I brought home from Mexico this year--how the heck did I forget to show you this?
This hand-cut and designed metal cross is interesting because it has a series of pictures on it with assorted meanings,
decorated blinged-out with glitter. You can guess most of the meanings--a heart for "love and miss me", devil for "be good," the mermaid for "don't let the siren confuse you." (see? totally obvious!) These same images are ones that are commonly found on a Mexican Loteria (bingo) card.
Feel free to click on the photos for a closer view
Then, this year's addition to the Dias de los Muertos animal collection. You can see my finger in the second picture--that is the size of the skull. This is a male dog, as indicated by his mustachioed snout--isn't that hilarious? So manly! Is anyone else hearing the Austin Powers theme song right now?
And lastly, a roll-up bag that I made for my friend Samm using a Tammy Tadd pattern (now out of print):
Open, it is 15 X 15 X 4
Rolled up is about 7 X 3, just right for a quick trip to the market.
Please stop back on Wednesday--I'll have a tutorial up on Sew We Quilt and a giveaway for the item here!