Saturday, December 19, 2009
My mother-in-law and her husband spotted this old barn stamp in my collection last winter. It looks like his grandfather's barn, and they wanted something with it... just not sure what. It took me a LONG time to come up with something practical to make. It would not fit on a 4X4 tile, plus I already made her coasters with the Bucking Horse on it. Well... I decided to use a SU! craft ink pad and just stamp it on fabric and sew an apron to show it off on. And that I did. Now onto the matching potholders! (another first!)
I am excited with these. As soon as I got the hang of them, they weren't too much work. These two are for Nate's cousin's kids. I am pleased. I am thinking of making them each a matching tote bag to carry their coloring books in with them! Here is the tutorial I used... Crayon Roll
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I really don't like the way this one turned out. I think I am going to shorten it and redo the bottom as well as the top. It just looked too narrow at the neck, and the ruffle... well, you can tell I was rushing to finish it. So, tomorrow I will work on it. Tonight I made Ella two pairs of baby legs and a couple of microfiber inserts (for her diapers). The leg warmers are Christmas-ey so I am really excited to get her into those tomorrow! She's going to be wearing her skirts like everyday haha, I love 'em!!!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Now to locate more bashful blue and not quite navy cardstock! Ugh... why am I so last minute? I bought two packages of whisper white cs and silver cord with my last SU order, so I'm good on that! Maybe the office supply in town will have something comparable. I used some stickles on her little muff and ice skates. I am not sure about that "Merry Christmas" sentiment yet. I will have to dig through my stash to see if I have something I like better! Only 59 more to go! If worse comes to worse I will just cut back my list... or use half these, half of other cards I've made in the past ;)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Ha, I know I get a few visitors, but did you know you could follow my blog? Once I have 25 followers I plan on having a drawing for a prize... If you look on the left colloum (there are three total) there is a spot that says "followers" (it's the third/last spot). You can then click "follow" and enter your e-mail address! Fun!!
I bought the fabric to make Allison some jammies a few months ago. I kept putting it off! I finally made them today and I really like them. I just sewed on the little Air Force emblem to a Garanimals top I got at Wal-Mart. I was going to make her fleece jammies but it doesn't get really cold where she lives so I thought cotton might be more practical!
Here are my first two of my 12 (maybe more, lol!) potato baker bags I am making for Christmas gifts. I decided not to do them for my family... I already bought gifts for them. I am going to make one for my Nana for her birthday in January, however! I am making them for all Nate's aunts, uncles, cousins... one per household. I also usually make them chocolate covered pretzels. This year I am also making bath salts. Just a fun little bag of goodies for whoever is at Christmas dinner...
This is a retired set from Stampin' Up! that I just LOVE. I got it at a garage sale in Illinois this summer. It's one of my favorites from this time of year. I had a lot of designer paper left from two years ago, and felt flurries from last year. I cut out the tag the stamp is on from my new Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge. I still haven't found THE card I am sending out this year. Who knows if I will have time to make 50 now that I'm being so picky...