Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
So a girly sounding swap, calls for a really girly apron - that's my excuse any way:-)
I made this apron using Simplicity pattern 2592, and I LOVE the result. The flounces that make up the skirt are my absolute favorite part.
I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby and may be making a trip back to get some more for me.......
So, I won't keep you guessing any longer what it looks like ...........
Here it is - what do y'all think?
Thanks to Girl Child for modeling it - even though it's way to girly for her (that's her quote, not mine:-) It's also very windy......the hem is straight, I promise!!!
I'll be putting the finishing touches to the rest of the goodies going with it, tonight then it'll be on its way tomorrow.
Have a lovely evening everyone:-)
Monday, April 26, 2010
6 pretty maids all in a row...
I've seen these spool dolls on a few different blogs over the past few weeks, and decided to give them a try. To say I am thrilled with the way they turned out would be an understatement!!!!
I LOVE them, and they were easier than I thought they would be to make. I was a little concerned about my painting skills, but thanks to paint pens it was a breeze:-) Anyone that can write with a sharpie can paint these little faces.
They each have a yard of pretty trim wound around their little bodies......... and they'll be going to a new home soon - more about that later.
I will definately be making more of these soon - I can think of a number of people I'd like to give a set of these to as a gift.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit........
Until next time:-)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I made her 2 birdie ornaments - one out of fake leather with fabric wings and the other one was my favorite, and soooo easy and quick to make. He was the spool bird (the red one you see). I added some eyes and wings to him, and hung some beads and a jingle bell from his belly:-)
I also made her some fabric coasters, and added a few of the goodies she liked.
In return I recieved this lovely package. I love the embroidered scatter cushion. It is now nicely nestled among my other cushions on a bench I have in our entrance hall.
For this swap, we also all signed up to provide a door prize for one of the months. I'm this month and I'm so excited about what I've put together - I can't show you yet though, as the theme for May hasn't been posted yet, but as soon as it is you'll get to see!!!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I scratched through my stash of goodies and found some chain I had left over from another project and some charms (you see, there is a reason I hoard things:-)
They were combined and voila......... a bookmark!!!!
They honestly took me 3 minutes each at the most to make, but are so pretty.
Until next time.... keep crafting!!!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
My husband and my best friend....
Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary Babe - I love you.
I'll be back early next week with some crafty projects to show you...........things have been a little busy around here recently:-)
Saturday, April 3, 2010
It knitted up really quickly, however starting it was not so easy. 7 attempts and I finally got it right............I think 6 stitches split between 3 needles, made for some very easy twisting in the beginning which in turn resulted in a big, ugly bump!!! I'm glad I persevered though, she is really cute.
May I introduce you to Tatyana - the metroyshka doll......
She does have 2 younger sisters, Svetlana and Ivana, whom I think will have to be knitted into creation at some point;-)
Now for my mom moment..........................
Boy Child LOVES to fish!!! Lucky for him we have a pond in our neighborhood, within close walking distance of our house. He spent some time down there today and look at what he pulled out of there!!! It's like a monster from the deep!!! It could have pulled him in - all 10 pounds of it!!! He was so excited with this catch - it really made his day!!! Way to go sweet boy:-)
Thanks for stopping by and visiting for a while....
Have a blessed Easter everyone.