July 31, 2008
July 28, 2008
The other shirt I made this evening was for my husband. He has started playing the ukulele (lessons are coming soon - thank goodness. As hard as he plays for me - I still can't hear the songs he is playing!!). I wanted to make him a shirt he could wear broadcasting how cool ukuleles were, and here is what I made for him!!!
I put ukulele on the back because I was afraid people would ask him about his guitar shirt!!! He looks pretty cute in it. Greta had to model tonight because he was at work! The shirt looks better with no breasts in the way!!!!! (hee hee)
On a humorous note, as I was working hard on the shirts, I noticed my cat has a new role in the family........ the ukulele guard. Is anyone else creeped out by how the case looks like a small coffin? I am making him a case to carry his ukulele around town in, hopefully in the next month or two!I am pleased with my progress and hope to keep the sewing going!! See you tomorrow with more - I am sure!!!
July 27, 2008
July 26, 2008
I plan to hopefully finish this apron early this week! I will post some pics when finished!
WE THE PEOPLE TOTE SWAP:
I selected the bag I wanted to make from the beginning and finally chose the fabrics to use. I plan to make this bag for myself as well for vacation! Here is the bag I plan to make twice!!!
FQ SCAVENGER HUNT SWAP:
I received some fat quarters and thread from my partner this week. Check out my cute fabrics!
My vacation is only a few weeks away and I have selected quite the challenge for myself! I want to make my own skirts and a couple shirts for vacation. I haven't really started yet, so we will see how far I can get before we depart in mid August for San Francisco, Yosemite and Disneyland! Wish me luck. Here are some of the plans I have:
Some of the fabrics I am using to make skirts and a dress
Iron on stickers to make two shirts
The material I am using to make a Ukulele shirt. Can't wait to show you that one!
I am making a bag for myself, my mom, and my friend Keli for the trip!
I am making myself and Keli some barrettes and a carrier. Fun! This is in the latest Sew Simple magazine designed by Amy Karol from the Angry Chicken!! Check it out!
I still have some more updates, but I don't want to overload you. Plus, I need to head out to my sewing meeting. Check back later this weekend and week for more updates. I am on a sewing quest for the next several weeks!
July 20, 2008
I am going to set up a flickr link and start posting the pics of the totes. I will post a link on here in just a little bit for all to see the fantastic handiwork!
July 17, 2008
When I got home Sunday (right before the plague reared it's ugly head) I discovered two great packages: my Bend-the-Rules placemat and napkin swap and my One Atomic Summer Swap from the Atomic Housewives group. Let me tell you this kids - I have been in several swaps lately - and I have been getting screwed over. Almost to the point to make me want to swear swaps off for awhile - but I will push on with a positive attitude!! I was jipped 3 (THREE) aprons and one package of Fat Quarters. Where is the justice? Anyway - these two swaps sure helped me cope with frustration.
The BTR swap placemats look like this:
One Atomic Summer Swap:
Aren't they great? I wanted country looking placemats to match my cowboy items I have for dinner parties. They will look great! Thanks so much to my partner for such great work. These placemats will last forever!!
What a delight to receive Merry Moon - my previous partner for an Atomic Housewives swap. She is a fantastic swap partner and makes her partners feel like the luckiest person alive!! Check out the goodies I received:
How fantastic is that apron and it is all mine!!! We are having a dinner party Saturday night..... can you guess which apron I will be wearing???? I will get the husband to take some photos!!
So - needless to say - these two packages really made my day and made me feel better about swaps. I am sure we have all been stiffed once or twice from a swap. Why do people have to do that? I am late on a couple of my swaps since the plague visited us here, but my projects will be completed!!!
See you this weekend with some photos of my projects.........finally after weeks of promising!!
July 15, 2008
July 10, 2008
I should have photos of some projects up next week. We are headed home to Tulsa this weekend to see the Phantom of the Opera. I can't wait!!! It is a quick visit home but totally worth it! I will try to not overload you all next week with photos. The next couple of weeks should be fun. I am going to be starting on some major projects in a few weeks. I am going to try and make all my skirts and pants for vacation. Keep your fingers crossed for me as I have a ton of sewing projects to fit in within a month!!! Whew!
July 7, 2008
July 6, 2008
Please also keep my friend Lori in your thoughts and prayers. She was bitten by a snake this weekend and is in the ICU. I haven't been to see her yet because she is in North Dallas. She is under watch now for damage or the need for surgery. I appreciate your prayers and thoughts!!
July 4, 2008
Have a happy 4th of July everyone!!! I am living the American Dream..... working - yuck!! At least in America when you work you get Holiday Pay. God Bless America!!! Planning to get some sewing done this weekend. Check in for some updates.....hopefully......this weekend! Now - everyone go eat some pie!!!
July 1, 2008
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Just leave a comment on Sugar Shop's blog telling her what you would like to see more of on her site. Or ask her anything you want to know.
Let's spread this awesome give-away around. If you mention this giveaway on your blog with a link to her blog (email her to let her know you have done so or mention it in your comment) and she will enter your name in the drawing twice!
The drawing will end at 8 p.m. pacific time this Thursday July 3rd. She will randomly pick a winner and announce the winner on Friday.
Only one entry per person please.
Good luck everyone!!