Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
This is what I have been up to for KCWC. I made two Chloe & Meiko shirts to be donated to the children in Japan. The deadline is the end of May so I'm glad I made it.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A fave pattern called the Bella Pants was used as well as Heather Bailey fabric. You may have seen these before since I made them for B a couple of years ago. C needed her own pair. Is it considered cheating for having the fabric already cut out? Otherwise this project would not have been completed in an hour. Just goes to show how behind I am on my project list. Glad to cross one thing off.
Monday, May 9, 2011
So proud of B!! She did an excellent job performing as a butterfly for her dance recital this past weekend.
Now on to my challenge. This Spring I am taking on KCWC which is Kids Clothes Week Challenge. All week I am suppose to take aside 1 hour each day to work on Spring clothes for my kids. I really should be finishing some quilts that I started two years ago but maybe this will get me the sewing groove by having some accomplishments along the way. Wish me luck and you are welcomed to join in the fun!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Valentines Day. A pic of my girls getting ready for the activities planned for the day.
And what have I been up to? Making these fun "Sweetheart Pants" by Pink Fig Patterns! I love them! So simple and very easy to make. Great for beginners and fun for expert sewers. This is a must have pattern.
Friday, February 11, 2011
To begin with, we started out on a search for lye in El Paso. It is only sold at Ace Hardward on Doniphan. I had no idea making soap involved a knowledge of chemistry. I admit, I got scared when I purchased the lye and it had a pic of a skull and bones on the back indicating that it is toxic and can cause blindness. I thought, what am I getting into?
We locked the kiddos away from the kitchen and got to work. The mixing of the lye and oils did not take long but the tracing is what took patience since I lacked other ingredients that expedite the process of tracing. But patience paid off and a couple days later it traced and we put it in a mold to cure. It is still curing but in the late stages. I am so excited to try it and have learned a few things.
1) I appreciate it even more when my sister-in-law gives me her already made amazing soap knowing the labor that goes into it.
2)Making soap can cause blindness!!!!Harsh huh?
3)I should have paid attention in chemistry class.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Meet Miss Gunny. She eats toys that are left on the floor before bedtime. When she eats a toy once she will eventually spit it out but the second time it is permanently consumed. It has been a big help in our house. Finally, my four year old is picking up her toys. She used to always complain and whine that her backs hurts or legs are incapable of moving.
Miss Gunny, I hope you work for long haul in our home.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
During our days spent at home, I decided to have my girl's barbies model their new clothes for Christmas. My friend Amy designs modest clothing for Barbie and I love it! The quality is better than clothing from the store and entails more fabric to cover the entire Barbie, not just 1/4 of it. Her business is doing well. She had back orders for Christmas and you can bet that anything listed in her etsy shop is gone within 24 hours of posting. Read her blog to find out about her current work load and opperation of orders.
I love this red dress! Wish it was in my size.
I love all the outfits and the workmanship is great! I can't imagine running little pieces of fabric through a machine and getting these results. Check out her blog to find out more if you are interested. At least check it out for some eye candy.