Sunday, August 26, 2012

A little sewing and some re-dos

If you are a quilter, sewer or crafter, you know how easy it is to "collect" fabric!  I have trouble finding a place for all the fabric in my little room.  And  besides "my" purchases, I have people who give me fabric.  It's a nice gesture but sometimes, it's not what I would use for quilts or sewing projects.  God forbid I say 'no', right?  lol
Such is the case with this bright yellow fabric that I covered my ironing board with.  My friend Anna found about a 3 yard bundle at a thrift store for $1.98 and the price was too good to pass up.  She thought I could use it for something.  :o)  The weave was not too good, reminded me of a feedsack.  I have a good ironing board cover I got at Road to CA last year but it's too slippery and our clothes won't stay on the board.  Very frustrating.  So, I decided to use some of this 'free' fabric for a cover.  It's a little on the bright side but it's cute and it was free and it took me under an hour to do it.  It was an easy project and since I'm trying to ease back into sitting and sewing, it was perfect.

And last weekend my hubby went to a car show and he brought a bag full of freebies.  One was this lanyard for your keys.  I have been wanting something to hook my house key on when I go for my walks but don't have a pocket.  I cut the old ribbon off and used the parts for a cute red polka dot ribbon.  Ahhh, much better!  Now I can take my walks in style.  :o)

And just to share some fun and cuteness, have you seen these adorable little  Fisher Price Super Heroes toys?  My daughter's friend has a little one and she found them while cruising the toy aisle one day.  I died when I saw them and knew I had to have some but each time I went to Target, they were out of stock.  My sister (who loves cuteness too) had to have them also and found them on Amazon.  When I showed her that I found them at Target, she said "she might even let her grandkids play with them".  Of course, neither of us has grandkids.  Maybe by the time we do, we'll be so happy, we'll give those little gems anything they want!!!  lol

Monday, August 20, 2012

It takes water???

This is the rose bush my friend gave me as a memorial when my mom passed away two years ago this month.  Boy, talk about pressure, trying to keep it alive with my two brown thumbs.  It was looking pretty bad about a month ago but with me having time off from my surgery, I had been better about watering it regularly.  Who knew that's all it takes?  Water!!  lol

I shared the name of this rose before but in case you missed that post the last time (probably two years ago), it's called Angel Face.  It produces the prettiest and most fragrant flowers.

And to keep my post pink and flowery :o), here is a card I made at a workshop at my friend Neena's house a week or so ago.  I never think to buy flower stamp sets and Neena always does.  I love the way it came out.  The roses are double stamped to give the watercolor look.  We used the argyle embossing folder for the bottom half of the card. 

Hope to be stopping by a little more often now that I am up and about like normal (almost) now.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Crafting in little bits....

I am limited to the amount of time I can sit at a time so when my daughter had her Stampin' Up! workshop at my house last Sunday, I had to take some breaks here and there but at least I was able to play and enjoy the company of friends.

We made several projects with the Big Shot.  One was this cute little framed project for a little "pretty" you could put just about anywhere.  We used decorative paper for the background, a piece of ribbon, a framelet to cut out the shape of the staying and a stamp to stamp it.  Oh, and a little dimensional flower at the bottom corner.

This "blurry" shot is of the one I did.  I liked the little tea pot.  It's still sitting on the table because nothing in my house is pink so I can't figure out where to put it.  LOL  (And in case you're wondering, nothing in my house is dark blue either!)


Stephanie tried to find thin flashing so we could make these garden plant sticks but the only thing she could find at the hardware store was too thick to run through the big shot.  So.....these are aluminum soda cans cut open as you can see by the picture on the far left.  Cherry Coke!  lol  Great recycling idea though, right?

This one is cute too because you can personalize it with the name of a plant, a person's name for a gift, etc.  Awfully cute to put out in the garden though!

We used embossing folders to make the designs on the cut out.  A little bling and it might even keep birdies from eating your seeds!  :o)

I did get a little sewing done (very little).  Hopefully, my road to recovery is about completed.  I go to the doctor today.  We'll see what he has to say.