What's Keeping me Busy

Lately I've been trying to get the Christmas gift list dwindled down. The girls are getting blankets, very basic blankets, and pajamas. The blankets are yet to come, but here are 2 of the nightgowns I have done.

I made them from the same pattern, but of course no one wanted the same sleeves. Leigha's are a ruffle, Sara's are short, and Eve wants long sleeves. It's a black thermal material with hearts, roses, skulls, and a few small sayings on them. Obviously I had no say in this fabric!

I'm waiting for there to be gifts for grandparents here. There are so many fun and easy to make gift ideas here. I wish it was a book that I could own and flip through the pages and see all the photos up close. On a side note- I just checked and today is grandparents day!!! I am so happy I even let out a little shout of joy!!

Nov 10- 2nd Craft Night

We had Grace join use in doing our one-hour bag. I feel that I need to add that I believe that the title given to it may be a farce.

It was Grace's first time using a sewing machine, and learning what things were- thread was tricky! For this project I just helped out since I had made my bag earlier, and I had brought a different project to work on.

Grace did an excellant job cutting, Elizabeth, well, she learned the right and wrongs of things as she went. Of course there were modificatons so after cutting we are at about 15 minutes.

After pinning, Grace gave it a go, a very slow go! Here's where Ms. Singer began to get spunky after being kept locked up for to long and Elizabeth's attention had to shift to other matters.

Grace did about half of her bag, and because we are at about 45 minutes now, I step in and help her with the rest of the bag. With her handle modificaton, and alloted breaks to help straighten out Ms. Singer I think the total time was maybe 2hr 15 minutes.

The completion of Grace's bag, was then the beginning of Elizabeth's. I think Ms. Singer was nervous around Miss Bernina. Elizabeth made it, ok a bit of hand cranking was involved, through getting the bag sewed together w/ the pocket by the time I left around 2, yeah that's a.m., and was left with the straps and sewing the hole closed in the lining.

Update: Elizabeth is taking Ms. Singer on an outing today for attitude adjustment. Hopefully they reconcile and pictures of these wonderous bags will follow.

Christmas Presents

Here are my nieces gifts for this year:

For Faith

For Gracie who loves giraffes

For Hope

For Paige

My button excitement hasn't ended. So I'm looking for the metal clips to make money clips for my nephews. If you've spotted them somewhere let me know.

I've decided that I'm making my girls blankets for Christmas. Eve picked out some black/pink skull fleece. Yes, I know, I did a big sigh when she found it because skulls aren't high on my list of loves. Abe found a black/gray plaid with skulls he liked so I want to sneak back and get it for him. Leigha found some really soft/really $$ pink that she liked, but I have a 50% coupon so I'll probably get it for her. Don't know what to get for her backing though, the pink is that "minky" material. Any suggestions?