My Road Trip Project

So if you ever visit my other blog you'll know that I wanted to make mittens, but ended up knitting booties instead. Well, I'm not sure if you can call this a bootie, and I thought it all started so well. Needless to say, I will not be making the other one!

It was a sad day...

I had to return my Denyse Schmidt Quilt book to the library. I almost jumped into the book return to fish it back out. But since I figured I wouldn't fit, and that there may be someone waiting for it as much as I had, I left it there. Plus we leave in two days (better get busy here!!!) so I'd rack up quite the fine if I high-jacked it!

When a girl's heart a skirt

So last week Friday Eve had here concert at school. She called Grandma Helen to invite her, but she had to work and said she'd come to the one at church. As soon as Eve hung up the phone her face tightened up, her eyes squinted shut, and she started to cry. And it was the kind that comes from way down deep in your stomach. I couldn't take seeing her cry, but this apparently was heartbreaking to her, so I decided to surprise her with a new skirt to wear for the concert. I used this pattern for hers.

I added an additional inches to the skirt, and if I make it again, I'll add a bit more because this just touches her knee. And of course the other 2 couldn't be left out, but I opted for this simplier pattern with a bit of modification to the hem. On the next 2 I also added ric-rac to the hem band and skirt seam.

This one used a lot less material hence it's not was twirly (shhhhh). But I'm not sure this cut would look as good on an 8 year old as it does on someone younger. And Sara was unavailable for a solo pic. View following for reason why:

Tree Lighting Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tree Lighting Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

And when there is one good give-away there is another. Check out her work!

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sometimes it's easier to try to win something than to actual make it yourself!

After last week being taken over be sewing and then being on the computer for almost an entire day, my house blew up. I'm sure you know exactly what I are parted to create paths to walk through the rooms, there's a slightly sticky spot on the kitchen floor because you just wiped up the spilt juice instead of washing it right away, and there's so much laundry the hamper is no where to be found. I also had my nephews here on Saturday for a sleep over and needless to say, the living room looked like a war zone when I woke up on Sunday.

So I spent Monday just straightening the house up, besides me sewing machine was buried under a mountain of fabric and projects to sew, and then today I cleaned it. Which now's time to break out the projects....which also means this cycle is going to start all over again!

I did finish 2 more coloring wallets for my nieces last night, so their gifts are completely done now and just need to be wrapped. And here are 2 other projects I finished:

This is the reverse side of the keychain

And this is the scarf I made for Abe's mom

I went and bought the gray and pink corderoy, black shirting, and I splurged for the pink silk. (The rest was from projects never made, and I know I'm not the only one with those!)
Off to go shovel, again, so I can get out of the driveway...ugh

And the Winner Is....

By total random number picking it was....

Meadow who said...
I love the ornaments my husband and I made when we were newlyweds (and poor). Good times...

If I can't make contact and get a shipping address, I'll randomly pick another winner...

Holiday Give-Away Day

Give-Away Day

Set of 3 ornaments, including (1) 5 inch and (2) 2.5 inch balls
You can pick this set or the one pictured in my post from yesterday, so specify in your comment.

A zipper pouch which I'll fill with a few surprises including these hair goodies.

I'm so excited to participate in this years Give-Away Day. Thank you for checking in today, and I hope that you return again. I also want to mention that I will be selling my things on etsy very soon, so if you see anything you like check back or email me.
Now here's how to win: Leave a comment about your favorite Christmas ornament. You can include description, why it's your favorite, when you received it, whatever you think I need to know etc. I'll pick a winner Saturday morning. I will ship anywhere in the continental U.S. If you have any questions feel free to email me.

Here's one of my favorite ornaments. I can remember it on the tree when I was a kid, but I'm not sure exactly where it came from. Every year I can remember fighting with my sister to put this one and another one similar to it on the tree. It reminds me of the puppets from Mr. Rodger's when he went to the land of make believe. Just looking at it sparks a story of a girl and her daily adventures, and that my friend puts a big smile on my face.

A Very Productive Monday

Yesterday I was on fire!!! After getting the house picked back up and dishes done I entered craft mode. Major craft mode. Yesterday I finished up 5 gifts. I know I was quite shocked by my progress, and here it is.....

- A zipper pouch and hair goodies for Erin-

-A pencil case for Faith-

-Coloring wallet for one my nieces-

And now here are my fabric ornaments. These are going to gifts for Abe's brother and sister. And I'm also going to give a set away tomorrow for the Give-Away Day.

The set consists of (1) 4 inch and (2) 2 1/2 inch ornaments

My Scarf

So after almost buying the book I needed 5 different times and checking daily to see if one had been returned, I finally got the Denyse Schmidt Quilts book I put on hold a month ago from the library. And if you think I'm kidding about the suspense I was in until I got the book I'm not!

So I get the call, pick the book up, and then don't even get to crack it open for a day because I had to work the night I got it. Of course the next day was spent looking through the book and planning out my scarf.

I'm pretty sure the fabric is all from the same collection in shades of red, cream, and black cotton. I lined the back with a cream flannel. I also did a black zig-zag stitch on the seams to add a little to the cream side.

Abe thought he wouldn't have to buy me the book now since I had gotten it from the library, but he is sadly mistaken because I'm in love with this book and need to have it for my very own. There are way to many things I want to make. Thank you Erin for the tip on this book. I may become a quilter after all!!!

P.S. Just in time for winter....scarf number 2 on the way!!

Christmas Gifts Round 2

After much debate, and because I couldn't find the things for my original idea, here is what the nephews in my life are getting for Christmas this year....

Asa's getting an camo fabric covered journal/notebook

For Noah, a pirate inspired one
(his notebook has room for drawing pics too)

And, then there is my yearly battle of what to get for my cousin. I'm just not good with the whole boy thing so, yes, he too is getting a fabric journal just slightly more "grown-up" for his 18 year oldness.

The covers are reversible too. This is Erik's other cover choice. For the other 2 notebooks I used plain cotton for the reverse to save on cost. The best thing about this project is that once you work the kinks out (yeah I cut out and sewed the first one a couple of times), it's fast, easy, and fun. Of course the cut from the rotary cutter took the fun factor down a few notches, but none the less, it was a good time. I got the directions here.