Friday, December 31, 2010

Emerging Talent

Daughter No. 2 decided to make a last minute gift for a friend. Seriously I wish I could think on the fly like this. All hand sewn and with no pattern ! I love it :)

A very "Tim Burton" look would'nt you say?

Finishing up Christmas

The last two Christmas presents are now done, finished after Christmas. My oldest daughter oohed and aahhed over this fabric everytime she saw it so I made her a throw pillow/cover. I had all sorts of ideas for the leftover half yard! BUT .... I gave it to her for her stash :)

i know where to find more ;)

The laptop case is for her boyfriend, they've been together for over a year so I figure he's good for homemade gifts :) the batik reminds me of the Nazca lines in peru, and I'M keeping the cast-offs from this. Now I'm off to finish a dog bed, which was supposed to be for Christmas but instead it will be "oh here! its January have a dog bed" and since its for OUR dog I think that will go over just fine.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sweater and a Sidetrack

My daughter love's the british band Muse. But finding thier stuff here in the U.S. is not so easy, so this is my knock off version.

don't ya just love how the little tag on the sleeve makes it look official!

You know they say a picture is worth a thousand words. If you look real close you can see all the medicines I've been taking to stay functional. Instead of the "12 days of Christmas" I'm partaking in the "12 days of Sickness" I'm on day 8 and still going strong, fortunately my autopilot has craftiness mode (all other modes are temporarily out of service) and I was able to finish up some of my Christmas presents in the few coherent moments I have.

I still have 3 more presents to sew................and its Christmas Eve! not sure if I will make it sniffle sneeze cough moan

Hello Kitty

Child no.3 is getting Hello Kitty pj's for Christmas. I could only talk myself into paying for the bottoms, thinking I could be thrifty with the top. And would'nt it be just my luck that Old Navy had long sleeve shirts on sale for $3.oo in the mens department (men's small should fit #3 just nicely)
A little freezer paper

some black paint

and a little pink :) being cheap is kinda fun :)


All the blog hoppin' I did during give-a-way week inspired me to have a little fun. Seriously who does'nt love Mac-n-cheese! I think I will have to do some more of this "thread playing" later :)
What seemed to be the hottest item this year is the "Mug Rug" coffee goes on one end a treat on the other, I think this would be cute with a cupcake stitched on. I believe I know what I'm makeing for simple Christmas presents next year.

And a simple Batik pillowcase for a Christmas present. For those of you in the Non-sewing world (Mom, I know you'll ask) Batiks are a type of dyed fabric. Okay enough playing around, I have to get Christmas presents done!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Hooray! its finished. I had put it at the bottom of the pile because of all of the Christmas sewing I'm doing. BUT then SewMamaSew announced that December 13th would be a Give-away-day! I promised myself that I would finish the projects that I was making from my last give-a-way loot before I participated again. Lets just say that the binding magically appeared on this quilt. Loot used, let the give-aways begin! If you've never participated then you need to hop on over to right now and read all about it! Hours and hours of Blog-hoppin fun.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I was suppost to be spending the day quilting. BUTT (and I feel like one) I got ready to make my quilt sandwich and realized I didn't have the batting!!! How on earth do you forget something like that. Its like planning a picnic with no food! UGH ....

So instead I decided to use my little swatch of "Pure" fabric by Moda and make a pillow for a gift. The print has such wonderful words as - Original - Authentic -Simple and Real so I decided to magnify my favorites. Just wainting for it to dry so I can stitch it up.