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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Guess what I got to do today???









Even though there was still snow on the ground and the yard was soggy, it was warm enough and just breezy enough to hang the clothes on the line!!!   Yay!!  I can't wait for spring to really be in full swing!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hello lovelies!  I came home to a surprise a few weeks ago.  Scott had opened the sun-porch up and when I came home from work, it was dark out and he had hung this little chandelier out there and had it lit.  I pulled in and shut off the car and just stared at it.  It was so pretty and elegant looking.  A whole bunch of thoughts ran through my head--...someone might steal it... it isn't meant to be outside... I wanted that in the bedroom....   wow that really looks awesome...  really, really pretty.  Well, it was just plugged in and could be removed if I didn't like it there and it is in a screened in sun-porch.  So, for now it stays.  I don't have any fantastic pics of it lit at night but I will when the weather warms up some.  Here's what I have for now:



This one is really blurry because it was taken from outside and through screening and it was starting to get cold out so I was ready to come in  :o)



Well, my birdie bird bath that I wrote about here didn't survive the winter.  It apparently wasn't made to withstand outdoors for very long.  It crumbled and was really mushy.  :o(  :o(  bummer.
Well,  that same day, Scott put out a stand I had for a gazing ball (and never got the ball for it).  And put on a saucer that I made mosaic years ago with the intentions of it being a birdbath someday.  So,  this is how it came out.   It is much shorter and only sitting on top for now (it could be knocked off easy) but it is pretty to look at and actually being put to use.  Sometimes he is too smart for his own britches!  lol



And lastly for now,  we rearranged the living room the other day and I had a few corners that were bare and I had 2 of those little round tables so I put them there and started vignettes on them.
Well,  2 days later, this one got knocked down by one of the kitties that reside here.  I won't name any names or anything, but....




......Certain kitties like to hang out behind that one more than other kitties!






This is the other table and so far it hasn't been knocked over


I embroidered this little doily and have always liked it so now it is out where I can see it every day



This lamp isn't done yet, but a little bit of pearls to dress it up for starters

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the little tour!  Have a blessed day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sewing, Sewing, Sewing

I got out my sewing machine the other day and made a few projects.  I was only planning on doing one, and then I made another, and then another.  lol. 

I started out with this pillowcase that I picked up at goodwill for 49 cents.  When I got it home, I noticed a hole and some paint  on it.  I had plans to make it into a little apron from HERE so, I was a little bummed but wasn't too concerned since it was going to be made into an apron.  This is such a simple pattern to do.  She calls it a 10 minute pillowcase but for me it was probably 20 mins. but still quick and easy. 
Someday when I am in anything but my *comfies*  I will get a picture taken while wearing it.
Oh, and bonus-- the first fold and sew covered the hole and the second one covered the paint!  I wasn't even trying for that!!  It just worked that way.  So cool.

I made another apron from a pillowcase for my mom but it doesn't have the waist ribbon on yet (nothing to tie it with.) 




So then, I made another camera strap and thought I would be a genius and include a pocket for the lens cap like I had seen other camera straps have.......
welllllll...... The pattern I got from HERE is more form fitting than some of the others and got all done..... and too small!!!  Grrrrrr.
  

So what do ya do with a pocket too small on a camera strap????
  


You try the spare battery in it!!!   And what do ya know???  It was such a perfect fit that it was like I designed it just for that!!!  ----  Er, ...  uh....   I mean.... I really did put that pocket there for the battery!!!  lol!  It was too funny.  Scott thought up the battery thing and told me to just tell everyone that is what it is there for.   So, our little secret  K?  tee hee
  

Then I made this little throw pillow for the couch.  It needed something to brighten it up.  The couch is off white and so is the afghan on the back of it.  
This came out better than I expected.  It was my first pillow ever so I was happy it turned out ok.
  

I made myself a much needed pincushion next.  I had one that I made years ago and reallllllllllly disliked it for a few reasons:  First, it was very ugly.  I had made it with material that I didn't really care that much about incase it didn't turn out and never ended up making myself another one.  But the thing about it that really bugged me, was that it was SO light.  There was many times when I went to take a pin out of it, it would lift up right off the table.  Grrr.  This really bugged me.
I have been seeing people make them out of teacups and tealight holders and such so, I got a small bowl and made one.  Wasn't as pleased with it as I pictured in my mind, so I added some lace.  Still not right...  slept on it, and the next morning, I thought, "buttons!!"  So, I got out my hot glue gun again.
  

  

And since I had the glue gun out, I may as well make more.  This one is attached to a baby jar lid.  Isn't as heavy or big, but a small handy size.
  

Then speaking of small and handy...  I have seen these once before and thought I would give it a try since I was on a roll and all.  :o)     These are made out of plastic pop bottle caps and you wear them like a ring.  They are so stinking adorable!!  They look like little cupcakes.   tee hee
  

  

I had to attempt to make the bottom pretty and comfy too don't ya know? 
  

 There was also a 3-sectioned hamper that I was working on re-doing.  It is really handy for holding the dirty clothes and keeping them separate but very ugly blue and white stripes pattern. 
I am so close to having it finished, but the bottom is giving me a hard time.  
I wasn't  following any kind of a pattern.  Just measuring and going along and since I am not very experienced in sewing, I am having a hard time.

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think of these projects.
Have a spectacular day

Saturday, February 6, 2010

So, here is a camera strap cover I made not so long ago.  I really liked how it turned out and how easy it was.  It was my first one and I learned a couple things but over all I really like it.  This was a material I had sitting around and I like it but I want to make one now with material that I LOVE!  lol.
Sorry about the pics being so grainy.  I took them when I was done with the camera strap and the lighting was horrible.  I always was going to take a few more pics but forgot.
I would like to make one with a pocket for the lens cap.  I have seen them before but the instructions I had didn't have the pocket on it.
I picked out some really cute material and so if  when I get it done, I will post more pics and make sure they are not so grainy.




Oh, Feather {aka  Prissy} had to get in on the soft curtain I had it laying on!









Wednesday, December 16, 2009




A few shots of Christmas decor to share with you lovelies in blogger-land.  I hope everyone is enjoying the season.  It is really cold here.  With the wind chill last night it was down to 5 degrees.   Brrrrr.

These are in no particular order.
I hope you enjoy them.
Have a great day!


My pink tree that brightens up my bathroom sink:



A decorative set of mittens on a string that are cute:
 

One of the shots of the Christmas Tree.  It looks like it is leaning but it is just the shot. 
 


A cute tiny little gazebo I found:

 


My little village.  I love it.  My Aunt Sherry got for me years ago and I was so happy because I didn't have a village and this one was small which was great because I didn't want a huge one.  I would never have room for anything like that.  I have been adding a few pieces here and there-- the Dollar Tree has some cute ones (like this gate I got there) that are the size of mine so that is cool.
 

This little snowman was an ornament that cracks me up he is so cute.  He is cuter sitting on a shelf than hanging on a tree anyway.  lol
 

Another shot of the tree:




This one looks weird on the blog but really is a neat shot of the outside of the house looking in at the tree.  If you can click on it to make it bigger I think it will look  more real.
 

Some of the ornaments:
 


  Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!