Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pretty Layla and a Happy New Year

Layla wanted to show off her new hat I won. The front and the back. She's a little cutie.
Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. Anja you did a great job.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I won something

Look what I won in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway. This is from Anja at drobtinice. Looks like I need to learn how to crochet. Layla loves the hat. Thanks Anja.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Lori was very surprised. She saw this at an antique store back in May. I went back a few weeks ago and they still had it. I love to surprise.
Merry Christmas to all of my friends and their families out there in blogland. I love you all.

We open presents with our family on Christmas eve night. Today we'll go to my parents and have dinner and open gifts.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Layla made a purse

Layla made herself a cute little bag tonight. She picked out the button and I sewed it on for her. She put her coloring books in it to carry every where. She's getting to be quite the seamstress.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Elephant, Clown and Dave

The elephant was a little complicated, but finally finished it (the fabric was so hard to work with). The clown was my very favorite to make. Her name is Daisy (my husband named her.)
There is a story behind Daisy. When my grandson Jakob was 6 months old he received a cute little clown from my aunt (from a yard sale). My husband named him Dave. Every time he handed it to Jakob he would call it Dave. Well Dave was his first word. Over the years Dave got worn out. We had washed him many times. He had a music box inside and we took it out so we could put him in the washer. I sewed him a lot and put new pom-pom's on his cap. When Jakob was 9 Lori went to a big sale and found another Dave. That was pretty amazing since we had looked everywhere for a new one. His name became Steve. Now Jakob is too big for them but Lori still has them both. Thomas decided this is Dave's girlfriend Daisy.Isn't that the most precious thing you have ever seen.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pillows for my bench


My new (old) bench needed some comfortable pillows. I've had this material for many years. It's quilted corduroy. I've been meaning to make jackets for the girls. They have plenty of jackets. It's very comfortable.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finished softies

The girls definitely won't keep those ribbons around their necks. The cat's eyes and ears look a little wonky. Maybe Ruby won't notice. Their only 8 inches long. I will be making more of these.

Making softies

I bought this very easy pattern at Joann's Friday ($1.99). So far it's been easy. These will make great Christmas gifts. The white kitty is fleece and the dog is a soft velvet like fabric. I'm hoping to finish them today. Layla picked out the dog and Ruby the kitty. I want to make Aiden one of these. I love the clown and really want to make it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Christmas gifts made

These come in really handy. I use mine all the time. Used this tutorial, but it's about and inch too wide for my tissues. So I had to cut it down. I'm pretty sure I used this one when I made mine. Just couldn't find it when I needed it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Bags

Made this drawstring bag for my Mom's present. I did line the bag, it just looks neater. Hopefully she will reuse it. The bag really makes the gift a little more special. The snowman in the background is sitting behind the bag. Also made 2 more gift card holders. These are quick and fun.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Lori

Today my girl turned 30. I took her to Cracker Barrel and we had a great breakfast. Then I took her shopping at Lane Bryant and Bath and Body Works. What a wonderful day.

All of you young mothers cherish every moment you have with your babies. It does seem like only yesterday she was born. She was 3 years old when I went back to work (not because I wanted to). We tried to spend as much precious time as we could with our kids, but time does fly.

Crafted Ornaments


Look what Layla and Ruby made this weekend. Layla made the sparkly one on a clear ball with glue and glitter. I got cheap glitter and I love it so much more than the Martha Stewart glitter in those kits. This is not as fine and much easier to sweep. On Ruby's ornament she put cut ribbon pieces and added the glitter inside. They made 3 each and gave the others to their Mom and Granny. The sun was shining on the tree yesterday and the sparkly ball was so beautiful on the wall.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My favorite ornaments

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I used Picasa for the first time and love it. These really are my favorite ornaments. Lori and Anthony made some of these, a few are thrifted, and I made some of them.

Gift Card Holder


Just made these gift card holders. I made the first one too small, so had to make another one. Layla will like the small one.

My first wristlet

They've been all the rage in blogland, so I decided it was time to make one. I have some others cut out for gifts. Hope they like them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Great giveaway at Deb's

Deb has a great giveaway at her blog Works in Progress. I won last time she had a giveaway so I'm kind of partial to her.
Also visit Sew Mama Sew for lots of other giveaways.