Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Couple of Bags & a Sew 'n Sew

I have been doing a bit of sewing lately.

I made a sewing pocket with a matching retractable tape measure. I love everything about this EXCEPT that I can't really put my scissors in it! When I saw these fabrics, I fell in love with them! I have really been into black and pink lately! (pictures are clickable!)

Here are a couple of darling little tote bags that I made with some of the vintage reproduction material I won from Jane's fabric giveaway (see earlier post). I put a little pocket and flower on the outside to match the lining on the inside. I used a vintage button from my Grandma's button jar. I think they turned out really cute. I will be offering these in my etsy shop this week along with a couple more that are in progress right now.

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This 'n That & Angel Swap

I got my winnings from Jane's fabrics. The best thing I can think of to say about it is...YUMMY!!! The patterns are darling and the material is absolutely wonderful! Thank you again, Jane, for pulling out my name!

I took a picture today of the cutest little frog on the back runningboard of my van and just had to share him. He was so tiny, he was about half an inch long!

I also managed to take a picture of a couple more things I have completed for my Stitcher's Angel Swap.

The bag is "Blue Wren's Nest" from Cinderberry Stitches. Obviously, I changed the colors a bit. You should pop on over to Natalie's site and get the free pattern while it is available. The other thing in the picture is a tapemeasure that I covered with felt and a material yo-yo. I topped it off with buttons from my Grandma's button jar. The buttons are from the 30's or 40's. I am almost done with another little project for my partner and then will wait to see what the last project is before I decide if I am done or not. Of course, just in case my partner stumbles across my blog, I am not sharing quite everything that will be in her box - have to have a couple surprises!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Won...I Won...I Won!!!

Check it out! I won the wonderful birthday giveaway from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts! I'm so happy!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I can't believe that the week is gone by already! It has just flown by! On Wednesday, I took a braided quilt as you go table runner class with my Mom. It was really fun! I am still in the process of hand stitching the binding down, but as soon as it is done, I will post a picture.

I did manage to complete a couple things for my stitchers angel. I am going to post pictures, because as many other's have said, with 250 people participating, the chances of my angel finding out who I am are slim to none!

Here is the armchair caddy, one of the free projects that has been posted over at Hugs from Helen. I really love the way it turned out. The embroidery took me the longest. Great project! The other is a pincushion that I made out of coordinating fabrics.

I used a button from my Grandma's button jar for the pincushion. Here are a few closeups.

Now I have to decide what I want to make next to include in my package! This is fun!

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Couple of Giveaways...

First check my sidebar for a link to the cutest little potion bottles that Aunt Manny's is giving away. Can't you just see these sitting on a window sill or shelf! Just darling!

Second, pop on over to Jane's Fabrics and Quilts to check out her birthday giveaway! She is giving away 50, yes that's five-oh, 1930's fat quarters! As if that isn't enough, she is also giving away three patterns! Pretty awesome! Happy Birthday Jane!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

School, Flylady and Metallica...Oh My!

So yesterday I was just too lazy busy to blog. School started here yesterday, so along with that goes marching band, cross country and my Daughter's dance classes. Not to mention that my husband is back at his master's classes three nights a week.

A few years ago I was a flybaby over at Flylady. It worked well, when I had time to do it!! I figured with the new school year, I would give it another try. I'm taking it in baby steps! I'm also going to adapt her system to fit with Me. For example...I don't wear, or allow to be worn, shoes in my house! Drags in too much dirt and wears down the carpet sooner. Needless to say, I won't be following that little bit of advice. Anyways, if you need a little help with motivation, check her out.

Last but not least, I was over at Lil Birdie Stitches and she had the new Metallica video up on her blog. Check it out below. Makes you think.

Metallica - The Day That Never Comes[Video Premiere]