Sunday, August 23, 2009

Giveaway Winner!!!

60 comments!!! I used to pick my winner- #29 Tara said:

I love light pink with chocolate brown. Or black and white.

Hopefully the week goes well and I'll be finished with Tara's new bag by Friday . . .we'll see what the fates have in store.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Delayed Reaction . . .

I'm behind on posting some projects . . .that's just the name of the game around here. Well, this is what I spend the majority of my time doing. Often I feel, as my dear friend Rachel put it, like a jungle gym! This picture was taken on a particularly nice and easy evening after supper. Brent and I walked down to the school to let the kids play at the playground. It was a great evening, like 75 in the middle of July, a light breeze; it really could not have been more perfect!
Finally, I got a picture of the dress I made Vivian for her birthday, and in true "me" fashion, it wasn't finished on time. However, it was finished in time for her to wear it to church the following Sunday. She looks so sweet in it, I wish that I had a picture of her in it. Add that to the "to do" list. I had a good time making this; all of the fabric was thrifted, and the straps were free! The bottom is from a tablecloth I bought for $.50, the apron is half of a silk scarf I paid $.25, and the top you might recognize as being the same fabric I used on mom's mother's day purse, which I bought for $1. The best part? I have enough left over to make Sophie a matching dress!I picked up "Last Minute Patchwork Gifts" a couple of months ago and finally got around to making this little guy for my cousin. She had a new baby just a few weeks ago and hopefully they'll get in some good cuddle time!Oh, and my first jewelry-making attempt. I adore bracelets, and I like big ones, so that's what I made. There's a matching necklace as well, but I'm not much of a necklace person, so I'm giving it to mom, just have to make a few adjustments first. This was really fun to make and I have to thank my mother-in-law. She's introduced me to making jewelry, and now I think I'm hooked. Oh, and don't be too jealous, but the beads were picked up at a garage sale for $1!!!!AND, I finally got rid of that mop on my head and got a real haircut. I love having short hair, but now I need some color change. I'm toying with the idea of bleaching the whole thing and being platinum again. Ideas anyone??? Lastly, don't forget to enter the giveaway in my post below!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009



UNBELIEVABLE!!! I've had just over 4,500 visits to my little corner of the world since the beginning of July! I must celebrate with a give-a-way! To be considered, all you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite color, or color combination and then I'll make you a purse, kind of like THIS and matching checkbook cover . . .and maybe even throw in a little something extra- all in your favorite color combo! I'll leave entries open for 2 weeks, so refer your friends to my site too. I'd love to have more visitors!!!