Crafts

Finally DONE!! Craft Hope Quilt Reveal

| Blanket, Sewing

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That’s right, I finished the Craft Hope quilt last night. I have made a few quilts in the past, but I have never hand quilted one before. I grossly underestimated how long it would take! However, the quilts are due November 14th, so I am safe. Now I know, right.

Here is the quilt on Friday, I still had nearly half to do, see all the safety pins?

Half-Done-Quilting

To make matters worse, I woke up on Saturday feeling very under the weather. Luckily quilting is not too strenuous an activity, so I was able to sit and quilt all day. I finally finished Sunday afternoon. Here it is. (more…)

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Craft Hope

| Blanket, Crafts, Sewing

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Last week I ran across the Craft Hope. Jade is an amazing lady who finds various groups who need crafts made for good causes. You can read all about the current project, but the short version is: making quilts for homeless kids.

Craft-Hope

Remember how I told you I had bought some fabric on the way to Beth’s? I picked up a pack of 20 strips (2 1/2 x 42 inches) a pack of squares (5 inches square) and a few quarter yard (18 x 42 inches) pieces. I started at Beth’s, between teaching her and eating pizza. This is what I had when I got home. (more…)

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A very enjoyable weekend

| Crafts, Family, Sewing

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Gift-For-Beth

Back in March I went to my friend Beth’s wedding shower and presented her with the presents seen above. They were both from her registry, a large self-watering planter, and a book “Sewing for Dummies”. Inside the book was a note saying she would also receive a day of sewing lessons from me. This is a decent gift, as I used to run a university costume department and teach sewing and pattern making.

It took a while to come up with a time we were both able to spend the day together. (more…)

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Tutorials to come…

| Crafts, Crochet

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Just a quick post this evening to let you know that I am planning some tutorials. I just took tons o’ snaps of the flower-to-hexagon pattern I came up with for the girls’ blankets. I will be writing that tutorial first. I’m also planning some more for the Christmas goodies I am putting together, and another series for my dry mix recipes. As far as I can tell there is no way to make “pages” here on Blogger, as I have seen on some other blog sites, so I will just be posting the tutorials as I would any other post and then tossing a box up on the right side here with all the links to the various tutorials. I’m very excited to share my creativity, as I have truly enjoyed what has been shared by so many others.

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A good day with another GREAT find!

| Baking, Coffee, Cooking, Sewing

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Today was a nice day. I’m getting over my cold, and for the first time in a while I woke up without feeling like a zombie. After showering, I felt the need for a yummy breakfast. So…

batter-and-coffee

Yes, that is my precious morning coffee, and that lumpy batter is just waiting to become… (more…)

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My projects.

| Blanket, Crafts, Crochet, Organizing

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I found the perfect yarn and made the perfect hexagon for my Fort Blanket project. Look at these pretty colors! After browsing around looking for patterns I saw a beautiful six petal flower that I knew would become the hexagon I was searching for. I took my hook in hand and experimented a bit. The finished hex was better than I had dreamed.

yarn-for-my-big-project

This is just a sneak peak of the hexes, (more…)

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Lookie what I found!!!

| Crafts, Organizing, Woodworking

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We had a nice long weekend. Doug was off today – no school. I took advantage of him being home and went out Saturday.
I was on a mission.

I had finally admitted that I do not play my keyboard often enough to justify it taking up valuable real estate in the bedroom. So it was gently packed up and put in the big ol’ closet in the girls’ room. Now I just needed to find some sort of storage/bookshelf/whatever to put in the keyboard’s old home. That way my sewing and craft supplies could finally make it out of the girls’ closet and into my bedroom.

Off to Target I went. They had some great, affordable bookshelves, but not affordable enough to buy them without further searching. Downhearted, I set off on my way home. Moments after pulling out of parking lot I came upon a garage sale, and saw this: (more…)

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Shutterfly – WooHoo

| Crafts, Family, Stories

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So I was one of the lucky moms from cafemom.com who got to make an 8×8 photobook on Shutterfly¬†and have it printed and shipped for free. I love it! I did it a while back, but then my computer crashed, so I’m just getting to writing about it. No that is not TMI (too much info) as Shutterfly saved me when my computer crashed. See, I’m not so good at backing up or printing my photos, but because I uploaded a bunch of pictures to Shutterfly to make my photobook, all those pictures were safe! I’ll get back to that in a minute, but first, the photobook. (more…)

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