Saturday, October 25, 2014

more baby hats

remember the baby hats I told you about?
well I made another one
this first one is a slouchy look 

and the second one is a knotted top look

I dont have any dolls to model so a plastic
bowling ball will have to do LOL
see? slouchy............

and topknot
I am happy with them 
I  made some for my bosses granddaughter due in Feb
every baby needs some cute hats don't you think?
I have pink, yellow, orange, brown and rust
then on to finding some outfits to bring out those colors
love making things for babies
I may incorporate it into my December pay it forward
I could make some and donate to the local hospital
for moms who don't have much
and to let them know someone cares.

to date I have made twelve for my baby, 3 for bosses baby and cut out about ten more
for my December pay it forward.
they are like potato cant make just one!
AND the great part is the tees..........
cost .69 each! 
so less than $5 and I got all these hats made
NICE! Don't you love a bargain?
and with the body of the tee, I am thinking of making
some scarfs. was surfing the web last night and there are some 
cool ones. some braided, some twisted and jewelry added
that is the best five dollars I ever spent

Friday, October 24, 2014

scraps and more scraps

I started with this little container of scraps
I have progressed into a huge rubbermaid tote of them!
YEP.....You heard right!
gotta use those scraps and make some tops

I didnt buy any mums this year
I am thinking I should and plant them to come back next year
I love these yellow ones I had last year
so pretty

these guys are not sure what time of the year it is
see the pink sedum on the right? that turns in the fall a pretty
pink color
and the roses should be ready to go to sleep
YES YOU ARE...........
funny how nature is
I picked ALL of the flowers for the rose petal jelly
and now they are in bloom again

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

whole lotta sewing going on

this is what I got done this week
remember those tees? yeah, .69 EACH
and I have TONS of fabric left in them
I bought the largest sizes they had of each color
now I have ten little hats for my newest grandchild due in April
sweet!  arent they so cute?

and found this little bitty that was supposed to be done for the yard sale
it got buried under some scraps and forgotten about
so I unburied it and finished it off last night

so purty dont you think?  I am not sure if I will keep it
or give to my niece with the apartment
she may like a little Fall pick me up
we will see

and this guy was lurking too. just waiting for binding
so finished it up too

and this one as well. 
so there you have it.
a little sewing each day goes a long way
I am thinking this little mug rug may end up with a cup
and a Dunkin card
or cup and hot chocolate
or what have you
cute little giftie for someone for sure
I practiced some quilting on it
easy to practice on a small piece
did some pebbles
and swirls
and lines
just had fun!

not sure if I can show you yet

I know.......I am a brat
I admit it
working hard on some projects and will show them a little later

wish I was creating with this one
this is a pic of my niece that she did in her art class
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to make a quilt out of this
isnt it awesome?

yeah this is her
taking after Auntie and spreading it to another generation
yep, we are ALL freshies! LOL

I can feel some nice warm wassail (mulled cider) coming soon
and the house smells yummy
can't you see the steam and smell it from here? it

I guess it was a good day for me!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas wish list

last year the Christmas box was very full
this year, not so much
Not sure if that is a good thing or not
I have been making progress with my Christmas list
so I guess that is all that counts

I forgot about this cutie. I remember this was fun to sew up and 
I need to find that pattern again and make a few

and I can always use these for little tuck in gifts

these guys need to be found and stuffened
they are already crocheted

sorry for the blur but these zippy tea bag totes would 
be so so cute with tea or cookies for a neighbor
wouldnt they?

no time for sleeping Dunkin!

we need to get crackin

the neighbor has some of these that she is cutting down for winter
I wonder if I can root some cuttings 
and make some of these for the yard

see? the box is empty
(no not really but it feels that way)
we are so close to Thanksgiving and then you know
what happens after that
It seems the next day it is Christmas!

maybe less of these interruptions would help

oooooooo.......... I need to find this blue one
then I can add it to the stocking I am working on

I need to stop and figure out where I need to concentrate
so I can get the max planned and done
I also want to do my pay it forward for Dec
so need to plan that as well
maybe a weekend with friends cutting out some pillowcases for the nursing home
once cut and pinned they sew up pretty quick
that would move a lot of yardage wouldnt it?
some of those oldies but goodies lurking in the closet and bins
my Christmas wish list is to finish everything on my to do list
(Santa hasn't made this possible yet in my whole life but a gal can ask right?)

what is on YOUR Christmas wish list?


cats love boxes- incoming ones  . outgoing ones

boxes of all kinds

mmmm.....tastes good! LOL

and quilts

nice and cozy

and they sometimes even like each other!
I know! I caught it on film!

but it is time to get busy and get to work
get sewing Dunkin!!!! LOL

(doesnt it look like I trained him to sew? this was on internet and
looks JUST like Dunkin. I had to )