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Monday, December 22, 2008
to make this apron and actually I made two aprons, 2 towels and 2 potholders. One set was for a gift for a good friend and one set was for a gift exchange. The monogramming was done on my embroidery machine and Ilove this design that also stitches the snowflakes. After doing these I wanted to do a half dozen more for other friends and family but hello! I will have to remember to make some for next year. Time is just running out.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Check out my other flickr photos of the slippers. I had once seen that you can use puffy fabric paint to make a non-skid surface on the bottom of slippers and I used this idea for this pair.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Then my husband suggested that I make a tree skirt out of sweaters to match the stockings. So off to the thrift store we went last weekend. I actually found a throw in the cream colored knitted sweater look but there really isn't enought material in it to make a tree skirt. I'm really just hoping it doesn't take 4 years to make the tree skirt.
Oh, by the way. We don't have a fireplace or a mantel of any sorts and I found this faux mantel at a local craft sale that like 7 women host INSIDE their home with every room filled with crafts to purchase. I love it, I love it, I love it. (The craft sale and the faux mantel)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I also have an order for 10 pairs of lounge pants made from "vintage" sheets. I have that order about half finished. They are coming out so cute. Each one I make I think "ooh, these are my favorite" then I make another pair and "ooh, THESE are my favorite"!
And then I have a long list of items to make for Christmas which involves more assembly line sewing. I had it planned out where I could sew on Saturday for 8 hours but that hasn't happened yet. And how many days til Christmas? and how much time do I need to send stuff to the West coast to arrive by Chriistmas? Did I mention I love to sew? I really do there's just not enough time!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
It is made from a sheet I thrifted at a local thrift store and here's a funny thing. It's from IKEA. We don't even have an IKEA in Colorado (but I have heard rumors of one coming to Broomfield - anyone???). It's funny how these things just seem to find me and at the right price too. I think I spent $3.
I've made two other jackets with this pattern but this time I made the flouncy sleeve version - ooh, I really like it.. I want to make more, more more. I want to try one with a lining. Hmm, will have to think about how to adjust the pattern. Ok, off to the drawing board for that one.
Monday, October 20, 2008
That's my next swap. Sounds like fun and I love slippers and coffee. Deadline to enter is November 14th so you can still join too. And packages are to be sent out by December 12th. Quit making excuses and sign up. Come on, it'll be fun.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Go get one of these. Although, I'm not really sure where to go to get one but I'm sure your local quilt store or craft store would sell them.
The "wallies" I made to put in our Quilt Club's boutique. They are cute and convenient. You can slip your i.d. and credit card and a little change inside and put it in your pocket or just use it as a small wallet in your purse. I hope they sell. Our quilt club alsot gets 15% so I feel like I'm helping them too. It's a win/win situation.
Monday, September 29, 2008
So I thought I'de write about what I'm thankful for: (of course, I am blessed with my husband and kids and family and friends but beyond those blessings this is what I'm very thankful for now.)
1) My husband's job. Although it's sucky the hours that he works. With the news of our economy right now I am thankful that he HAS this job.
2) Our health - always our health! I realize how our health can affect us so suddenly. And we just welcomed a new baby into the family (a great-nephew! not my new baby!) that even though he gave us a little scare, he is healthy)
3) Our Cars - two of them are barely holding on and I am thankful for everyday that they get us to our destinations. (Update: one is down :( - ugh!!!!)
I know there is a day coming when I won't have the kids around to take my camera. But strange as it may sound, I am thankful that they are around now - and it's ok if they take my camera - One day I will have all these things and no kids around and that will be sad. So take the camera!!!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Taylor Reservoir Park is beautiful. And we saw alot of it. We drove around for two hours trying to find the kids' PaPa. I was so happy when we saw him!!! He was ok, he knew we were ok - let's fish! The rain held out until the next day and then that wasn't much either. We slept in a tent (reminder to self: Need airmatress) brushed our teeth outside, built a fire, hunted for firewood, saw deer, played games in the camper (during the rain) and fished. Could've only been better if we were able to stay another night. I mean, no cell phones, no computers, no home phone with 3 teenagers makes for some memorable times. (ahem, hence the video above).
See my flickr for more pics of the trip.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I am working on a similar jacket for myself - Actually, bought the pattern last year - but still love it. Just need to find some material and with my selections being Hobby Lobby and Walmart it's pretty slim pickins.
Hope to have it done for this winter.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
But . . . I did fix the sewing machine and embroidery machine! And the computer has allowed my "messenger" to start working again - woo!hoo!
I am only able to do my "posts" from my daughters' laptops when they're not doing school work i.e. myspace, messenger, facebook.
I though they said bad things come in 3s. Well mine was to the 3rd power. I do have to be thankful for our health! Can't complain there and thank goodness! I stumbled across the article re: plane crash in Arizona which killed the pilot and the husband and wife onboard are in critical condintion. It has touched me immensely. Click on the pink button on the right top of my blog and read more. I can offer prayer and know that prayer can bring miracles.
No Tv, sewing machines, phones, cars . . . we are healthy so I'm done complaining.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
I'm so torn . . . sew? take pics? sew? take pics? sew!!!!! sew!!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
They are now my motivation to sew lots of stuff to get ready for the 4th of July Craft Booth. I need to make money to buy them.
Come and see me at the Pueblo West 4th of July Extravaganza and help me buy these shoes!!!!
On the ride home, I looked at both of the girls and had this overwhelming sense of pride. I got super lucky, our kids are good and I realized they are good people! The world will be a better place with them in it!!!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I'm not totally sure what I will do with the fat quarters I receive . . . Maybe a quilt? A Bag? An Apron? Probably depends on what the fat quarters I receive look like.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Cody is going to start a community college in the fall and will work this summer for a local landscaping company. His girlfriend's family took him the last few days to go fishing in the mountains.
Two more years till the next one graduates!
(Check out lots of pics on my flickr page (see to the right, click!)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I made two of these yesterday! I think it took me just over an hour from cut to finish! I just love the pattern and the way they come out. I would like to try to make them with the iron on vinyl but would have to travel about an hour away to purchase it from JoAnn's. I am wandering how well they will keep their lunches insulated, just hoping they put them in the fridge if needed.
Pattern is from here:
I see many more lunchboxes in my future! They are great gifts!
Ok, so I actually have some followers that have been wandering why I haven't posted. That was a surprise to me! Well, a couple of reasons 1) My son is graduating next week!!!! 2) family is coming for the event 3) my husbands been home recovering from surgery and 4) I thought I was going to figure this whole "posting" thing out to make my "posts" cuter (but NOPE, not yet) Anyways, thought I'de just tell you that I'm so excited that people actually look at my blog and my pics on flickr. And hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be on a more regular schedule of posting! (and hopefully get better at it)
Thanks for reading, friends!
Monday, April 21, 2008
I finished my lunchbox bag today. I was nervous about making it that I actually made one BEFORE this one. So with that under my belt I was able to build up enough confidence to finish this one. My swap partner likes orange. I hope she likes the floral print. I must say, my sewing skills didn't fail me on this one. Everything came out great, if I must say so. I actually took pics of the interior as it looks just as good as the outside.
Check out my other pictures on my flickr site (link to the right - yes, just click on those teeny tiny pics - it'll take you right to my page!)
This was so much fun! Can't wait for another swap. And that Oh, Frannson! She's genious! I used her pattern/tutorial for my bag. Amazing she is!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I won the drawing over at HeatherHalesDesigns!
So many things are coming to thought! I can't believe I won, I never win! Oh my gosh! She's linked to my bog! I have a blog?! I better get some better pictures taken! I better get a camera! (all so far have been taken with camera phone :( I better get more sewing projects completed. And oh my gosh, there are so many things I want to start sewing!
I have been so inspired by pictures posted to flickr and by the blogs I stalk (look to the right!). This is so much fun. I'm also really wanting to learn how to spice up my blog page. I'm still learning all this (might get the kids to help me if they didn't think I was such a dork!)
Anyways, thank you Heather (see I don't know how to have your name highlighted so that when people click on your name they're directed to your blog, so I put it in like this!
Thanks Blog friend! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now for some coffee and some blog stalking! Go Me!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I've recently joined the Amy Butler group on flickr and noticed someone was wanting the bag to be roomier. So I decided to modify the pattern and added some darts to the corners of the bag. It helped give it more room and wasn't that much more sewing.
Amy Butler fabrics are amazing! I have been a follower of her for 3-4 years. Our local fabric shops don't carry her fabric or patterns so I've called upon my sister, who lives in Portland, OR, to visit the shop nearby her house to make purchases for me - and she does. And she buys more stuff for me to make for her or my niece. She probably thinks it's work for me but really it's just lots of fun!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
It was super easy to do. I took the coloring insert out and traced it onto interfacing then sewed the pieces of fabric onto the interfacing. Finally, I bound the edges. Fini!!
My mom will probably be cursing me out as I think to wash it she will have to seperate the two pieces everytime and then reinsert the quilted piece. I was thinking about finding some glue/caulking to make it water tight! Ooh, and I do love going to Lowes!!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
|I really enjoy Heather Hales Designs (see in Favs list to the right) and she is hosting a giveaway http://heatherhalesdesigns.com/blog/april-give-away-request/ . She is also looking for a "fluffy cake" to embroider. Check it out. Her embroideries are so adorable and the combinations she puts together are so refreshing.|
Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
For my family members, No, not a real puppy, a puppy to embroider. I know they were probably saying a few choice things about how I do not need another animal. Probably because I spend too much time sewing and not enough time with the animals. Well, I do have a Yorkie and she does get plenty of attention. Probably because she likes to be in my sewing room with me.
I am making a blanket, burps, bibs and these onesies for a friend who is due at the end of next month. I will post the whole set when I have it all done. I was looking for an embroidery pattern of a dog and found one. It's from Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Transfers #3989 "Bonnie Bonnet Too". You'll have to look really hard at the pictures because it's mainly of "Bonnie". The puppy is at the bottom. There's also a really cute bird eating seed. I hope to use that design on something too. Don't know if I'll embroider any of the Bonnies but her polka dot dress is adorable. Can just imagine doing countless french knots. (Would make my Grandma proud!)
Monday, March 24, 2008
On our way, we stopped in Old Colorado City to purchase something for dessert for our dinner (two pieces of chocolate from the candy shop) and we had parked next to a cute little shop I had eyeballed walkig to the candy shop. So on the way back to the car he asks "You wanna go in there?" Well, if You want to. Silly!!! Oh, I could barely breath! Probably 100% of the items were handmade. And handmade very well at that. Everything was just so adorable! I had spent plenty of time looking at these necklaces so he noticed and bought one for me! It looks kinda like fabric to me so I really like it and it's reversible but I rarely wear it on the red side. One of the daughters wanted to wear it and I wouldn't let her and I share everything. I really like it!!!