Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sometimes Santas need to coordinate their efforts to make big things happen, and in this case I lucked out. Keegan needed to be somewhere else for this morning, and so I hostessed a cookie and tea party. Kennedy decided to sleep this one out, probably knowing it was safer to stay away from flying sprinkles. The rest of us baked cookies, made little snacks for lunch, had tea, and then frosted up a storm. The tea party couldn't take place at the ususal little tea table with Keegan sized chairs because, well, it is just too small for this big of an operation. So we used the kitchen, of all places, instead. I'll let the pictures tell the rest.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
One thing leads to another, right? I decided to go through my stash of scraps and "stuff" and pull out only pink things to make a pink sew scrappy journal, and this is the result. I had painted lots of canvas for future projects and sale, and the pink was screaming my name. It was a lot of fun, but I am not a pink girl for the most part, so off to etsy it goes. Besides the decorated covers, there are 10 decorated pages, some with pockets sew on them and 4 more built in pockets between the pages to hold more of whatever anyone would want to put inside. I added journaling/collage paper inside some of them for the lucky girl who eventually owns this to do her thing. I am adding a number of things to my shop today, including more of my splashed up canvas.
I rarely write about my personal life, but sometimes I can't help it. Usually it involves my extraordinary granddaughters, and this time is no exception. Recently, my two daughters, the granddaughters and I were off on what we call "hair day."
It involves getting up at the crack of dawn or earlier, all trekking to daughter one's house, since she lives in the middle, me treating everyone to breakfast, taking the obligatory trip to Target (another chance to spoil the little ones, but not too much, I promise) meeting up with another friend at the salon and the six of us taking up a half day's appointments on our hairdresser, Laurie's calendar. We sit around, talk, laugh, and take turns getting the do's done. Sometimes we have lunch afterward. It has gotten to be a little tricky with naps and all having to be calculated in, but anyway... We decided to try a different spot for breakfast this particular time, so we chose Cracker Barrel. Now, if you have ever been in there, you know you have to look around in the shop, even if you aren't waiting for a table. We left behind the Mr. Christmas carousel music box and the beautiful serving plates, but we found red velour 1st Christmas reindeer footie pajamas with floppy eared reindeer on the toes for "Kenne" that we absolutely could not resist and debated over a special little Christmas quilt Kenne's mom fell in love with. I told her I could make one that was not Christmas colors, and she agreed that would be a great idea since Kenne had been spending her play time sitting on a blanket that has seen better days. She liked this particular once since she thought it would be a toy in itself. Well, since that few short weeks ago, one baby girl has mastered crawling, so there is no keeping the kid on her little blanket anymore. Her mom and I did agree that it wouldn't be necessary for me to make Kenne the little quilt after all, but I had it in my head. I had to do it. Kenne mostly plays with her sister's toys since the child has more than enough to outfit a day care center, and dolls are the favorite of them both. I got Kenne her own doll for Christmas, and so I decided to make a doll size quilt like the one her mom originally requested. Keegan has her own doll quilt by Nona, so this would be only fair, right? Here it is. I hope Kenne and my daughter both love it. The green gingham checks are left from a crib quilt I made my daughter that she loved like nothing else. The rest is from my stash including some that a friend Sharyn gave me in a trade for a book kit. Maybe she will recognize some of it. Don't worry, I've got everything sewn down so tight, it would take a Swiss army knife to get any of those pom poms loose.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Yesterday, I posted about my lucky winnings. I made a link that I in no way intended. Kelly's correct link is kellykilmer.blogspot.com. She is in no way affiliated with the other link. Some trashy individual is using her name there. Karma is gonna get the jerk, but in the mean time, I have corrected it, and wanted to apologize if anyone clicked and went to a place that neither of us condone. Sorry, and love ya, Kelly.
Friday, December 18, 2009
So as I was cruising through my email today, a dear friend had emailed me to tell me I had won ANOTHER blog give away. This time, Tapeswell which Kelly told me about, picked my comment about what tape I would like to have, and I am the lucky winner of $20. in free tape. You can read more about it here. I suggested tape that looks like staples, hooks and eyes, stitching, or snaps are what is holding a taped package shut. I also mentioned little chocolates in their little cups, cupcakes and clovers. You would buy that sort of tape, right? I wonder if they will make any of it for sale. If I can imageine it, they can do it, right? If so, I'll be right in that line, Baby!
Monday, December 7, 2009
I just added some new things to my Etsy shop. People have been asking about my bird books in Sew Somerset. Yes, I did send the bigger birds off on a little trip, and kept the babies at home. But they've grown up quite a bit since then, and they are ready to fly the coop. You can see the whole collections of flowers, owls, red birds, and baby birds here. Enjoy! They're great for gifts or even yourself. You know you deserve a little something, right?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I got an email today telling me I am going to be published again in Haute Handbags. There is a story about the bag here for a previous posting on my blog. It will be in the Gallery section of Spring 2010, according to the plan right now, but there was a clause saying if something happens, it will be bumped to the next issue. I made if for a Yahoo! challenge from my Yahoo! friend Kellie. I can hardly wait to tell her.