Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Busy, Busy...........

You see this orange pennant? It was driving me crazy! I couldn't find it when I was putting together the other "Vintage Feel" pennants. I always have nine, where is it??? What could I have done with it? After 30 minutes, I gave up and substituted something else. I had to rearrange my whole pattern, but I got it done!

Well, apparently Patrick, the new dog in the house, scooped it up when it fell on the floor and took it to the scrap basket under my sewing table. That's where he lays when I am in my sewing room. He has a dog bone buried in there and he was digging for it tonight and guess what he pulled out?

At least I know I am sane! I knew I had nine of that pattern!
Things like that make you think your going crazy though.

I went to Joann's this afternoon. I had two coupons that I had to use soon! I have been on a buying freeze, trying to use what I have, but I needed two items. I needed fabric for the Goldilocks costume and black and white houndstooth for my older daughters "Young Detective" costume from the new Martha Stewart Halloween magazine. She desperately needs it! And her dog needs one too! Just like the picture.

See, I got exactly what I needed.

Then I decided to wander to the remnant racks. Just to look. I found the cutest fabric:

Isn't it adorable? No idea what I will do with it. I'm sure something will come to mind soon!

I spent the evening creating a new car stash. Jessie has a busy week. She is cheering Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and another game on Saturday. Lots of idle hand time.

Do you see my fancy turners on top? They work great! I actually cut more, I just ran out of time to serge the edges.

That colorful thing in the background is Miss Jessie's and her friend's balloon car for a science project. It is powered by a double balloon. I am impressed! I would be more impressed if she cleaned up the counter but that's another matter.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Working on:

You see this pile of fabric scraps?

They are from making my "Vintage Inspired" fabric pennants. A little at a time...............

It's amazing how much work you can get done in a car while waiting on your daughter to finish her activities! I just have to add the ties to these. Maybe I can get that done tomorrow and take a better picture!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Bed For Charlie!

Charlie needed a bed. Before Patrick, the new dog came, Charlie slept on my husband's side of the bed in a dog bed. When Patrick came, I laid down a fluffy comforter beside my bed for him. Guess who decided that was his spot! Charlie!

Well, he would spread the whole comforter around the floor and I had a hard time getting out of bed because of this. Enough was enough!

I took this crib bumper set I bought at the thrift store about a year ago. I bought it because I loved the fabric. I was going to take it apart and use the fabric in something.

I found another use for it!

Charlie now has a new bed!

Looks pretty comfy to me! The main objection from my husband and Jessie when I told them what I was going to do:

"It's pink and he is a boy! You can't make him sleep in a pink bed!"

"If he has an objection, he won't sleep in it!" my response.

Guess he isn't intimidated with the pink. He is old and grouchy and growls all the time at the other dogs if they come near him. But obviously, he has no problem with the pink dog bed I made him.

I am scared by how his eyes showed up in the picture. So Jessie put his picture through PAINT and made him less scary!

When I get up in the morning, I won't be tripping over a queen size comforter that Charlie has decided to carpet the floor with.

Life is Good!

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Friday, September 25, 2009

My Daughter Amber Was Right! Finished Halloween Basket!

She left me a comment saying something like this about my Halloween Auction Basket:

"There is no way in Halloween ALL that stuff is going to fit in one basket!"

She is so smart! She was right! I thought the only thing I would have to wrap separately would be my spice rack. No such luck! I ended up with three packages to wrap.

I came back from Mom and Sisters extended weekend on Tuesday and got busy in every spare moment! I really didn't think there was that much left to do.
It took me much longer to get everything done than I thought it would! You know the saying, "If it can go wrong, it will!" That's how it went! But it is done and I am satisfied except for the wrapping. It was late last night and I was too tired to fool with my bows or the wrapping.

Here is a picture of the napkin rings I did to go with the napkins and table runner.

A picture of a few other jars I did besides the ones in the spice rack.

Yes that is a rock on my counter! It is one of three I took from my sister's lake house in Cheboygon, Michigan. Love those Michigan rocks!

This is the first package, two crates and a cauldron.

Some of the pictures are pretty bad. The bag over them made it hard to photograph and I was sooooo tired!

Here is the completed spice rack.
No pictures with the crow and the lights on it.

Jessie did the shrink wrapping on them and she decided to add some extra bugs to the front of it. I liked that idea!

Here are my pictures of the basket. I wish they were better!

You can't really see what the heck is in there but it looked neat!

The wrapping was another story. I couldn't find a bag big enough to fit it. This was the jumbo size bag and I tried setting it inside the bag and it ripped. Then I decided to just put it over the top of the basket and put a ribbon on the bottom part. I also taped the bottom.

I also included two of the Halloween banner/pennants I made in addition to the other things I posted about.

I am glad it is done and delivered. I just hope someone bids on it! I am always so shy about my work. I always have this dreaded feeling that my basket will be the only one without a bid on it!

Keep your fingers crossed!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Goldilocks Wig?

Jessie has a part in a play as Goldilocks. I bought this wig at Walmart this weekend.

I can't decide if this will do for Goldilocks or not. I wish it had ringlets. I thought if
I put it in ponytails with yellow ribbon it may be okay. Or will she look like a blonde Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz?

Hmmmmm! I guess I will look at it for a while and see what I think in a couple of days.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another Pennant Garland

I have been working on another Halloween pennant garland. I wanted this one to have more of a vintage feel to it.

These are the scraps from the fabrics I am using. I don't have anything finished yet.

I just noticed the sock on the couch! Patrick, my dog, stole this and I have been looking everywhere for it! I need to go upstairs and get it!

I am making a spinach and mushroom frittata right now. It really smells good! I'm sure I will be the only one eating this, so I will freeze some of it and take the rest to work for lunch this week.

I am also trying to get everything washed that I will need for our annual "Mom and Sisters" weekend coming up this week. I will be FLYING (hate it) to Michigan on Thursday and coming back next Tuesday.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

No child, no sewing, no crafting......................

instead I am taking my time browsing thru the new Martha Stewart Halloween magazine.

I dropped Jessie off at a friend's birthday slumber party this evening. She has cheerleading in the morning and then a Taylor Swift concert Saturday evening, that she is going to with her friend. I will pick her up on Sunday. So I am home free for the weekend!

I spent tonight browsing my favorite edition of Martha Stewart magazines - the Halloween edition! I found soooo many great idea's
! Going back for another look!

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mark One Off My To Do List

The cheer leading skirt now looks like all the other girls skirts. Just in time to cheer at a football game on Saturday.

There are some light marks on the skirt from where it was pleated, but the camera exaggerated them. They really aren't that noticeable! If anybody knows how to get rid of press marks on polyester, please let me in on the secret! I have tried several things with no luck!

On to mending my Granddaughter's jeans.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Working on......

Just thought I would show you what I am working on at the moment. I have a table runner in progress for the Halloween basket. It matches the napkins I made.
I am also working on a cheerleading skirt. I am depleating(I know that isn't a word. I just don't know what to call it) and making a straight skirt from it. For a new cheerleader.

Too tired now...............

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Halloween Basket Part 7

Eight cloth napkins. Tied up with ribbon - four in each packet. Each packet has two orange and two black, polka dot fabric. They all have the same checked fabric on the opposite side. All the fabric was from my stash. Another stash buster!

I have been looking for something to use this ribbon on. It is too stiff. My bows don't look that pretty - but good enough!

I am working on a table runner from the same fabrics.

Have a good Labor Day Weekend!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Halloween Basket Part 6

Working on the labels for my witch spices. I found them on a Halloween forum, free for the taking. At least something is going my way!

So far so good. Don't you think? Gotta get back to work! I have to fill out a form about what is in my basket by Friday! Ugh! I need a few things, but the stores don't have them out yet. (At least I hope they have them this year) I can't list them until I know I have them.

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