Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Clever Charlotte Guest Giveaway

Grosgrain, one of the best blogs I read, and she is having
great contest for Clever Charlotte. You must
follow this link and check out her items. To Die For!
I seriously want every pattern.

Clever Charlotte Guest Giveaway

Don't you just love a really good give away?  And when
they are just to cute makes this one even better!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Scottie Dogs

As I have said before, I cannot
just sit in a chair without my
hands being busy. At all.
So when it happened again
the other day, just sitting
fingers fiddling with nothing,
I grabbed some felt, found a
pattern, gathered up the other
things I needed and got busy!

A little while later I had this sweet
scottie sitting in my hand!

Single sweet Scottie!

Got him finished up so quick,
figured why not another?

Second Sweet Smaller Scottie!

I am in love! But you can't
see how small they really are.
I asked hubs if he had a quarter,
he was behind me on the computer. 
Nope, will a penny do? 
Of Course! 

A penny for your thoughts?
Two for a penny?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Crinkly taggie purse

My friend Kathy asked me to make some items for
her grandaughters. No Problem. I LOVE sewing
little girl items. No don't get me wrong,
I love sewing for my grandsons too, but there
is something to be said for ricrac and sparklies, ribbons
and pretty buttons. 

Back to the sewing, for the youngest one,
still just a baby, I thought I would get
creative and make a taggie purse for her.
The little taggie lovies are sooo cute, but
you are never to young to start your purse
collection.  Its made of felt, and between
the felt are pieces of a washed tortilla chip
bag! Oh I was in the kitchen crunching every
bag of something I could find.  The tortilla was
best, and big to boot. I always like a little
extra material on hand. ha.

I think it turned out pretty darned cute!
I had lots of cute little pieces of ribbon
from past projects and they are

 I think baby will like the bright colors of
the felt too. I found the patterned felt at
hobby lobby.  When I found it, I was just
doing my happy dance right there in the aisle.
Can't find it anywhere near where I live. And
a bonus, not to have to buy it online!

Next for baby is a sweet little sundress with
matching booties. With big red ribbons.
I'm a big ribbon fan too.  Its a cute
pattern, it just buttons on the top and ties on the
sides. I think the ties are a little thick though. But
they work. I should have used ribbon. tsk.

Next, I started matching aprons for the 2 older
girls and their American girl dolls. 
I have said before I LOVE cherry fabric.
When I saw this, I knew it was perfect.
The pictures are not that good. When I 
got the camera out to take pics, battery
was dead, so I grabbed hub's phone
to take the pics. Not nearly as good.

 On the apron fronts, I put a small applique of cherries 
with a little sparkle on it. So I took the sparkle
all the way along the top piece of ricrac.

 No matter what I sew, I always put a heart
on the finished product. Somewhere. 

I think they turned out ok. I'm nervous about
Kathy liking them though. I mean, I did
a good job. But I had a bit of a problem
with buttonholes. I would get a couple done,
then kawhacka..I would screw it up
somehow. Buttonholes are not difficult.
But the trouble I was having you would have
thought it was the hardest thing to sew.
Was making me crazy.

Next projects are some items for my daughter.
She is expecting in June. And I must get
started. I have a pile of fun items off of
pinterest that I just must make! haha
Actually, first off, a diaper bag.
then onesies with appliques.
burp clothes.
a Taggie 'O'. ( he will be named Owen)
don't you love it!
and what ever else I can manage to get done!

This week I am loving 
swedish fish
fabric with birdies
polka dot poodles
the soft pile of flannel I have
hub's hugs
surprise phone calls
purple calla lilies
j.c. penneys prices
a nap before lunch
orangutan island
talking to grandkids on skype
sometimes, it seems, when things are going
a little rough, I just forget to breath.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Right now

Right now I am in the middle of  some sewing for
a friend. Aprons for her grandaughters with 
matching ones for their American Girl Dolls.

And for their baby sister, a little sun dress
with matching booties in the same fabric.
The fabric is cherries, one of my favorite
patterns ever! I really need to get pics!

Right now I am getting ready to do some
sewing for my new grandson expected 
to arrive in June! And getting ready is
so so so fun! I have scads of bootie
patterns and tutorials happily saved,
some cute little flannel to cut them
out on! 

And I found the cutest and prettiest
fabric for his momma's diaper bag to
carry around all his 'necessaries'! 
Its. Perfect. 
Again, pictures later! I swear, you
will like it. If you like Bunny Hill Designs,
you like it! Sad thing though, I
found it after it has been out for awhile
so not alot left in all of my favorite
fabric sites. Darn. 

I have also picked up some white little
onesies, sized teeny. They are ready
for me to apply some cute teeny 
little tie and bow tie appliques.
I found them on pinterest and
immediately fell in love with them.
Now I need to get some white tee's
for babys big brother Landon so I
can make some matching ones
for him!  Oh my won't they
just be the cutest little boys!!

Right now I am loving my new
pulmonary doc, Dr. Dennis.  He is
the best. He is attentive. Wants to
know 'why'. Is trying to find out
'why', and best of all, he laughs
at my jokes and gives me alllll
my appt. time instead of cutting
me short. That  makes him a
keeper. Unfortunately, when your
Dr.s are all military, in a military
hospital, keepers usually don't
last long. 

Right now, I am wishing I was in
And I promise pics tomorrow and I
will show you why I love grey and pink.
And polka dots.  Gosh I love a
polka dot, don't you?