Friday, July 16, 2010

Wow! No posts since April?

I can't believe it! It has been so long since I posted! Health troubles have kept me busy. I am inspired though to share some of my drawings, so stay tuned...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just had to share...Sonny, our new cat!

I just had to share our pictures of the new kitty we adopted this weekend. His name is Sonny! He is so sweet. He loves on everyone in my family, including DH who had his heart melted when the little guy showed him some love!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I just received my first blog award!!!!


I am so excited! I have just received the "One Lovely Blog" award from Trudy Callan! She has taught me so much and been a great friend. For those who don't know, her daughter Emily is my sewing teacher! I think we have a great time when we get together and I have learned what I consider to be super valuable info for sewing from both of them. I am so honored to receive this award. It has inspired me to keep creating and blogging frequently.

Coming up next...

I will show you my frog pin cushion and my prep for my elf slippers. I also want to talk about a fantastic bread baking book that I have discovered...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Coming soon...a Mother's Day Pillow Tutorial!

I thought I would share the fabrics and pillow form that I have for an upcoming project for Mother's Day. I made the other pillow in an earlier post for my Mom. Now I am starting one for my Mother-In-Law. These colors and patterns of fabric remind me of her. I will then do another for my Step-Mom. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Is it April already? Goodness! Finished projects! YAY!

These are projects that I have worked on in my sewing class. I am taking sewing lessons. The pillow is for my Mom for Mother's Day (and my first project). It was completely hand sewn. I then started learning hand stitches from a book called "See and Sew". Emily, over at "Super Stitches" is my teacher. After learning all the stitches, I began projects from the book. My first was a drawstring bag, then I sewed a strawberry decorative pot holder, then I made two egg cozies. I can't wait for next week, because I am going to make some "elf-style slippers". I will post those when finished!

Here is the light fixture we worked on. Now the question is to lamp-shade or not. In all, just FYI, this thing of beauty cost $20 for all the ingredients that went into it. I love it!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Whew! Last Post of the Day: Altered Photos!

Here are my photos with b+w or sepia tone filters applied. I hope you like them! This is my last post for the evening! Whew! I am tired :)

I am going to try to refurbish a favorite shirt!

I am posting pictures right now of a shirt I love (that developed holes all over the front tummy area). I purchased some fabric to "replace" the area with the holes. I will post photos of my progress as I go. For now, here is a picture of the shirt with the new fabric next to it and a close up of the new fabric. I welcome comments!