Thursday, April 28, 2011

Two new purses

This is the inspiration for my two other purses. This was made out of a girls jean skirt all ready decorated with the patchwork.
I was asked to make two purses just like the one I'd made.

My friend Suzie gave me boxes and boxes of great material and I pulled out this denim and the corduroy from those boxes. This is a pocket divided down the middle.

I did a blanket stitch around all the patches.

I added a few more pockets.

I always need more pockets.

I really enjoyed picking out the colors and sizes of the squares.

I put in one large pocket inside and divided it.

More pockets on the second purse.

I made the straps long but they could be knotted for smaller people.

I had a lot of fun doing these. I just cut them out free hand.

Hope you enjoy the purses Suzie!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How I'm making my roses

 I got a really cute cheap material at Hancocks.

The only problem is I don't <3 Will.

I <3 Captain Jack

I layered lots of cuts of material and sewed it down free style with the foot down.

And came up with this.

I have lots of Wills left to use and I just don't throw material away so here's what I did with Will.

I folded the material and crimped it.

Then tacked it down adding stems and leaves.

This was the other postcard I made last night.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Postcards

These two are already addressed and ready to go. One to Arkansas and one to Texas. I think I'm going to make more of the rose garden. I really like the way it turned out. I couldn't decide if it needed birds.

My garden in the sun

Villa at night
I bought material at full price yesterday because of this new addiction of mine. I believe this is my first time ever to buy at full price. LOL

Monday, April 25, 2011


Grandson Decorated Eggs for the first time. It was a funny process with a two year old.

All dressed up for Easter

My little bunnys

Cool dude all dressed up for Easter Sunday Service


Paris TX Thanks Liz for finding the hat for me!

Michaels had little wooden boxes that had issues for 49 cents. I just couldn't pass them up.

LOL I don't know what we'll end up doing with these but they were under 50 cents and sometimes we have trouble passing up deals.

Still working on my wall and the well goes out! UGH!

My Handyman

Got back all three outlets!

Put up insulation
 11:30 pm I went to brush my teeth and NO Water!

We've had a slow leak in the well since the last repair so we decided to pull the foot and all 55 feet of pipe x2.

Forcing the pipe out of a tight coil

40 foot down to water.

Heating the blackpipe for ease of connection

It always makes me nervous when we have to lean over the well.

Rolling the lid to the well to slip it back on.

Had water before bed time! Thank you wonderful handyman hubby.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Had to share this cute tutorial

I have such an issue storing plastic grocery bags that seeing this cute folding made me smile.
Sorry I don't have a picture but believe me and visit her site.

Friday, April 15, 2011

RenFair tomorrow

Sleeve for underdress

Love the length of this

Put eyelet lace at foot too.

I got the lady up in my craft room. We had to cut off 4 inches so it would hang. I'm using the piece we cut off as a rotary cutter ruler.

Baby rug and teddy

This is a blankety rug I'm making for a 3m old. I quilted some of the leaves so that it would be easy to wash. I used green on the bright side and white on the dragonfly side.

I drew out a teddy to go with the rug.

Pretty Pretty, running it through the wash before I send it out.

Suprise Suprise

We went to put our window in pulled out the paneling we'd installed for decrative purposes and guess what was hidding.

My Great Hubby

Glass Nails we swept all day

Out of order:This is when he pulled the siding.
Got the wall up at 8:30 pm by flood light. LOL We'll be finishing everything else later.