Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn Lovliness

Breakfast: Oatmeal with apples, tea and a delightfully large dose of Dickens!

Ahhh! The colors of beautiful fall weather!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Our State Fair

Handicrafts Building

We tried the Deep fried combo. One Snickers bar, one Reeses and two Oreos. I liked the Oreos best.

Cole beat the weight guesser.

Educational Building

Exposition Center

See you later!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Look who I found pulling all the thread out of my bobbin!

But, the light was just right for taking pictures.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This Week's Steals

Thrift Store

Fundamental Basics Blazer with tags - $5.00

Liz Claiborne Sweater - $3.50
Regular Price: $69

J. Crew Pea Coat - $5.00
Regular Price: $275
This was my favorite find, I have always wanted a pea coat!

Yard Sales

Sanibel Sport Skirt - $1.00

Holie Clogs (made in Sweden) - $1.00
Regular Price: $50-$60

Crane & Co. Stationary - $1.00
Regular Price: $14

My new love is a photo editing site called Picnik. It's so easy to use and you don't even have to sign up! Thanks so much, Emily, for telling me about it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Christmas Camp 2009 - Project One

I am teaching another sewing camp in November. This time we will be making Christmas gifts. Monday's projects will be travel accessories.

I made them in pink and girlie but they could easily be made out of more manly materials and given to a brother, father, etc.

The first item we will be making is a shoe bag.

I wish I had had this two weeks ago when I was doing so much roaming about. Carrying your extra pairs of shoes in your suitcase takes up a lot of room and makes said suitcase, well, smell a bit.

The second item is a rice filled neck roll.

"...we kind of obsessively like our rice pillows and firmly believe it's one of those small things that greatly improve our quality of life... Part of our nighttime ritual is to pop one in the microwave, heat it up, and wrap it around cold feet , lay it on an upset stomach, or just snuggle with it when it's cold and pouring rain outside... These are so quick and satisfying to make, think of it as one of those quilts you haven't had courage to jump into just yet..."
- Wise Craft

Patterns: Me!
Materials: Scrap Bag!