December 8, 2010
November 22, 2010
A friend of mine was promoted at work and I was so excited for him. He LOVES spiderman, and I LOVE aprons, so I made him a spiderman apron. My husband was generous enough to model the apron and not pout that he didn't have such a cool apron. Pretty fun to make!
October 26, 2010
October 11, 2010
October 1, 2010
July 26, 2010
June 29, 2010
June 28, 2010
June 21, 2010
Photos coming soon!!
May 25, 2010
May 12, 2010
Take a peek:
My Parents Were Awesome
No emails yelling at me - I warned you!! I had to set a time limit each day to look at the site just so I can get other productive items done!!
May 10, 2010
You can also see a gift for my mom I am working on at my flickr site. I don't want to post it on here in case she decides to peek.
Still working on some new projects and one more project for my mom. I am hoping to post a few more projects this weekend.
May 3, 2010
I have recently hit this wall. When I actually get started, I remember how much I love it. I just need the initial boost to get me going. This group might be of assistance if you feel the same way. Head over and see if you are interested in this challenge.
It is my first 12 step program. Well, and hopefully my only :)
May 2, 2010
April 25, 2010
April 13, 2010
April 11, 2010
I have been BUSY with a TON of projects, but it is nice to have my sewing mojo back. I have done a little cropping to a shirt I bought at goodwill. Check out my flickr to see how it turned out. Don't miss what happens when you leave sleeves cut off from a shirt on the table. (Hint: my husband is dangerous when unsupervised!!)
I have completed the cushions for our outdoor area. We have been cleaning up back there and I have almost completed the staining process for the table. I still need some more decorations but I hope within two weeks or so to have some more photos!!
Off to sew some more. Thanks to all my seam ripper friends for the encouragement. I don't feel so frustrated with my seam ripper as much anymore.
Now off to try something industrious for myself. I am going to cut out and make a mock up of one of the dress patterns from Built by Wendy. Keep your fingers crossed. Making my own clothes has been a difficult process for me. The first shirt I made when I started up sewing again had to be cut off by my husband. Nice. He did say it did nice things to my chest area - spoken like a true man :)
I will have more photos this week of a hat I am making, hopefully a picture of a completed bag for my mom, and some fun tutorials I have followed (two adorable necklaces for the summer), and hopefully some progress on some long term projects!!
April 6, 2010
Now - I did glare at the back of his head for a moment, but then the humor got to me. It irritates me that I have to use the seam ripper, like that suggests I can't sew or have no business sewing. When I made a comment to that state, my husband's response was "If all sewers didn't need a seam ripper, than why make it and why are so many bought?"
Leave it to the husband to make me feel better. How about you? Do you have to use your seam ripper a lot or am I just an impatient sewer??
April 1, 2010
Here are some of the requirements I know:
* The background fabric must be the same color
* The numbers should be the same color (this enables the children to learn the numbers - not memorize the fabric of which one number 5 is)
* The bean bags are due by May 15th to the organization, so your bag would be due to me by May 5th. That gives me ten days to fill the bags and mail them!!
So here is what I am proposing:
I want to do a set, but that can be a big project. SO - I am asking for volunteers to sign up on my blog using a form and volunteer to make a bean bag. I will purchase the fabrics for the background and the numbers (no picking on my selection - hee hee). The only thing I ask of you as the volunteer is that you will pay postage for me to mail the fabrics to you and to return the fabric to me. I will also fill the bags. If you will leave me a small opening in the bag, I will fill it and sew the opening up.
I will send you a money request through paypal once you have signed up for $3.00. Then when you return the bag to me - just pay the postage when you mail it.
I will include details with the fabric such as size, date needed back to me, which fabric is background and which is for the number, how to make the bean bags (there is a great online tutorial to make bean bags) etc.
I need at least 9 people to sign up to take a bean bag. If we get more, maybe we could do two sets!! Thanks for considering helping me.
Want to help? SIGN UP HERE!
March 31, 2010
I also finished a quilt block swap. I will try to get that up at little bit later for you to see too!
Off to get ready to go out for a Girls Night Out. Whoo hoo!
March 28, 2010
The Old Table
One of the Old Chairs
Two-Thirds of the Way Complete
The Old Cushions - Nice condition, but not my style
The New Material for the Cushions
Here is the cost of our project so far:
Table Set: $20.00
Material for Cushions: $12.00
That leaves me $78.00 to finish the area. Piece of cake!!
March 18, 2010
March 16, 2010
I have to say that in some areas we have been in there seems to be an affection for spandex and outdoor wear. While the outdoor gear is cool, spandex biking wear and walking wear, not so much!! We are having a great time and so glad we came to research. Some areas I would have moved into are not on the list anymore once visiting.