Monday, March 31, 2008

belated friday favorite...

Since we were out of town this past week I missed out on the chance to add a friday favorite. My SIL recommended a fun cd/dvd for Max. We quickly snatched up They Might Be Giants 123's at Toys R Us. Max has enjoyed it so far. He starts kicking like crazy when I play it. The dvd has been very fun too. Max actually has 2 favorites from they are:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

a finished jacket....

Well, I got my jacket all done and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I haven't tried it on yet, but I'm crossing my fingers that it will look alright. I ended up using the Mary Engelbreit charms pack and really liked the look of it. I think it will make a nice jacket for Easter at least. I'm not much of a seamstress, so I'm glad this one used a sweatshirt as a base. I just made my patchwork..then used the seam ripped sweatshirt as a pattern.
I think in the future I will probably stick to making children's jackets!!

addicted to charms...

I must admit that I have an addiction to charm packs! In the past month I've purchased 7 of them!! I like them for 3 reasons. #1 they are already cut. I HATE HATE HATE cutting fabric. #2 there is such a hip funky variety of them. These are not your grandmother's fabrics. #3 you can have the entire collection of fabrics for a fraction of the price, even if it is just a square piece. I already have plans for the Mix & Mingle group. I'm not sure what I will use the Mary Engelbreit charms for yet, but sometimes it's fun to just have those types of things in your stash!
My sister has been an embroidery fool. She made a Star Wars gift for my brother and then decided to make our little wookie a bib. It's so cute, but I don't want to use it and get all dirty now. I guess we will just use it to ward off that nasty drool that has been falling from Maxton's mouth lately. Can we say "teething"...oh, what a pain!!And I just had to add this beautiful quilt that my mom has made for the quilt store. I love the Pop Parade collection and hope that someday Mom will pass this down to me (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)! I've been the person behind the scenes of their website and just wanted to add that they have kits all made up for this beauty!
That's about all I have for today. I'm working on making a quilted jacket with a sweatshirt base, so hopefully I will have that to share sooner than later.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

easter time...

wishing you all a very happy easter!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

a favorite for Friday...

Since Roxanne has started showing off her favorites on fridays, I thought I would join in on the fun. I thought of this favorite yesterday as my mom and I did a little shopping. We decided to take a stroll down the toy isle at Wal-Mart and that's when I saw something I just had to get Maxton. Of course it was something that I had as a child, but just a new was a GLOWORM! I used to love my gloworm, and though it didn't play music I still loved him!
My Gloworm
Maxton's Gloworm

When I think back to my childhood my favorite toy had to have been my My Friend Becky doll. I think I received her in 1984. I still have her to this day and am glad I kept her in my possession. My mom made all sorts of fun clothes for her and though I can't say I still have all of them I know that I have a vast majority of them. So on this friday, here's to Becky!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

fun stuff...

I've been pretty busy lately with being sick and taking out of town trips. I just got back from St. Paul/Minneapolis and had an enjoyable time, but it was my first trip away from Maxton, so it was a little bitter sweet. I scored a cute little table chair set for him from Ikea and can't wait to finish that and sew some cute cushions!

My niece gets baptized in 3 weeks and so I decided to make her a beaded pearl bracelet and found a cute little pink Bible to go with.

The rest of the week will consist of quilting for me. I have to finish a quilt for my mother-in-law. Hopefully I can stay on task, even if it is supposed to be a pretty nice week!!