A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown
Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown
I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses. ~Author Unknown

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Grandkids (Kaley & Noah)

Boy I bet you thought you would never see a new post from this chick! Sorry about that, just been real busy, I was checking out the date of my last one and its hard to believe that is has been that long ag, where did the months go???? Well I wanted to tell you all that I am a new grandma or NANA as I like to be called again. My oldest had him on her birthday, Sept 14th. It makes him extra special and a big boy at that, he was 10lbs 11 0z.... WOW I could not believe that when she told me. It hurts just thinking about it. And his name is Noah. I have been busy with the ambulance service, keeping things on track and people on call is hard business. We are so short handed that we now share call with Amargosa which is a good hour away. Times are tough and volunteers are scarce. I will try and catch all of you up. Tomorrow I am having rotator cuff surgery so I will be down shortly. Enjoy your week. GOD Bless Everyone.

My Halloween dolls !

Thanks for all your wonderful patterns Lillie Mae as you can see I do use them

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Owl Shirt & Hair Bow

I'm sick and tired of being sick! For some reason while feeling terrible this weekend I couldn't talk myself into vegging out. Remarkably my husband was totally cool with sitting on his rear all day. *rolls eyes* I had to put my restless hands to work despite having an achy body. The DIY Dish just rolled out their first video project of the year. It's an owl pin cushion! So for all with scrap fabric who really need another pin cushion or know someone who would love it for Christmas, you should pop on over there and get the free pattern.

I used the owl pattern to embellish a $3 Walmart shirt. The legs on the owl are floppy just like in the pattern. The owl clip detaches from the bow so she can have a smaller option to wear or even if she wears it with a different top. The legs on the clip are made of orange braided ribbon.

Seeing how she's only three and has never shown interest in owls, I was amazed how much she loved this shirt. I believe she was calling it her "cool owl shirt". Cool might be the wrong word.

In the photo of Kaitlyn Joy, she's actually sick and has been for three days. She's a good sport though. She REALLY wanted to wear the shirt and was willing to smile for the camera to do so.

Lillie Mae's Crafts Newletter for October is Out!!

Ms Brenda has done it again!!!
Another great NEWSLETTER filled with wonderful FREE HALLOWEEN patterns, tips, ideas and another FREE E-Book!!! Wow!!!

You can click HERE to go read it, And ...
You can see all of Brenda's past Newsletters on her website in the Archives Section.
Click HERE to see.

Don't miss out on the October Newsletter ~
I can't wait to start looking through the list of links for FREE Halloween patterns!!!

You are a real sweetheart!♥♥

Friday, September 17, 2010

September is Flying By!

Since my hubby is on vacation, we've been doing some traveling, visiting family and friends,
so September is really flying by for me!
But ... I have been sewing, mainly for a few craft shows ~
Halloween tote bags
Snowman pillows
and a few aprons
September is half over!!!
It's time to really get serious about the Christmas crafting and gift making!! :)
Sooo..... what are you working on??
Happy Crafting :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Craft Fair Turned...

Hi ladies! How are you all doing? We've gone a while without posting so I thought it was a good time to give an update. A friend of mine asked me to do a craft show with her last Saturday. Seeing how I made several pillowcase dresses a while back I figured I was good and didn't worry about making anything more. My plan was to use the week before to make ribbon socks and some reversible aprons. My plan was slightly dashed by the long weekend and my parents visiting. However I got most of it done. I sewed all the aprons on the last day. When #2 was finished (minus top stitching) without the waist ties I was ready to call it a night. I think if you are up crafting late and something goes wrong it's time to shut off the lights and crawl into bed. However I REALLY wanted to wear one of the aprons so I pressed on and finished #3. Seeing how I was doing them all together (sew the ruffle on all, sew the neck ties on all, ect...) it didn't take long to finish the last one. When Saturday rolled around, Heaven help me... It wasn't a craft show, but a small flea market. Ack! Seriously it was a garage sale. There were 2-3 other people selling handmade items. My friend and I did manage to sell a few items, but it didn't go as well as it would have if it was an actual craft fair. We were also in the lovely Texas sun for hours. Can you say "sunburn"? We are looking into doing another one that is an actual craft show.

Now I'm heading upstairs to iron my fabric for APP Christmas block swap. =)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lucy Bloom: Second hand Cath and a bit more

Lucy Bloom: Second hand Cath and a bit more

If you like a bit of Cath you may enjoy looking at the rag rug I recently made from recycled t shirts :)

Heather x

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Do You Wanna See??

Oopsie has made herself at home in my sewing room and is into everything.
We started with these cool fabrics and the apple core templates.

She helped me cut a big stack - made so easy with those templates.

We dressed them up.

Then sewed into fours.

A gorgeous snuggly quilt all done in time for spring.

All in a week spent in the sewing room - Yippee!

Happy Crafting in your favourites Space.