Friday, January 30, 2009

Old Fashion Fun

I fondly remember stringing popcorn at Christmas time when I was little and so I bought popcorn and some blunt needles before Christmas planning on doing this with the girls. Well, the holidays got busy and it was never done... until today. Amelia loved it, Anna got bored after about 6 pieces. We made 3 strands to hang outside for the birds.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Why is it when you mop the floor someone always spills something on it one hour later?


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Orange Juice

Because of images like this Amelia insists she can drink the juice out of an orange with a straw.

I guess tomorrow I will have to let her give it a try.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The day of change

Here is it the day we all have been waiting for, a day that marks the beginning of change.

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." -Barack Obama

Friday, January 9, 2009

Upcycle - sweater to hats

Another upcycling project, sweater to hats. I made the bunny & dog out of felt and appliqued them on. I think the girls look cute in them! 

You can see the bunny hat came from the chest part of the sweater and the dog hat from the hood of the sweater.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Upcycle - sweater to skirt

So lately I am into upcycling, I took this lightweight sweater of mine, that I was going to take to goodwill but instead I made it into this cute sweater skirt for Amelia. It was really quick and easy to do, and it didn't cost me a dime!First you just cut off the top under the arm holes. Then sew in the elastic waist band, since the bottom is already finished that's it.
Then I just hand embroidered an "A" and a butterfly at Amelia's request. Lucky for me Anna will also get to wear this after Amelia out grows it.  

Next project: hats for Anna & Amelia made out of an old sweater. Sadly,I guess goodwill won't get much from me anytime soon.

Wedding gift

I made this pillow for my brother and his new wife, Helen, as a wedding gift. I hand appliqued the dolphins & heart and hand embroidered their names and the date on the back. The design came from their wedding invitations, which I also designed. Helen is a marine biologist and loves dolphins and studies sea turtles.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas gift: elf ornaments

Here I used the elf pattern again to make these
ornaments for my gang.
Amelia has a book, she loves to read
Brian holds a superman figure
Anna holds a doll
And I am holding bud, our dog, he is a Pomeranian 
which look like a mini lion.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas gift: Barbie pillow & bedspread

Santa/me made two pillows and two bedspreads to go on the two beds in the barbie castle the girls got Christmas morning. This was a very simple and quick project with a big pay-off since the girls love putting the barbies to bed and covering them up.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas gift: stockings

Now that Christmas is over I can show off the projects I have been working on the past two months for holiday gifts. 

These are stockings I made from scratch for my brother and his new wife, they are made out of a simple muslin & felt and hand embroidered by me. The inside is lined with a cream colored silky material. I was very please how they turned out since this was my first attempt at a stocking.
I have Helen holding a turtle since she loves and studies them for her job as a marine biologist.