Friday, November 30, 2012

Mic-key M o u s eeeee!

A family friend, Brenda, has the cutest little boy named Mason.  It's Mason's 1st birthday party tomorrow so I offered to help out by doing up some decorations.  I used my daughter's Mickey Mouse Cricut cartridge.  What a great and easy theme for a party.  The colors are great and Mickey is a classic.  We should all hold up so well!!
First, I did a banner with the Mickey icon that was about 10" tall.  I ended up using a little punch to attach them together and little black brads.  I just forgot to take a picture after it was done.  I gave my oldest dd specific instructions to take a picture at the party tomorrow.  I've had a cold and I'm not going to go.  :o(

I also made little centerpieces for the tables.  These aren't finished either.  lol  Brenda has the shredded paper that goes inside the bucket so they will be put together at the party tomorrow.  This was my prototype.

I decided to use the cartridge (while it and all the mess from the projects was out on the table) to make Mason's birthday card.  I've never made cards with layers like Mickey has but they are fairly easy to do.  I like the way the card came out but honestly, Mickey makes the card. 

I'm so bummed I'm missing the party but I'm sure everyone there will appreciate that I kept my cooties to myself.  :o(

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are no pictures of humans in my post, just some Thanksgiving decorations.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
Kelley painted little people for Thanksgiving.  This is my set and the little Pilgrim wearing the hat that I made.  hehe

The mantel.  The pumpkin is a Styrofoam ball covered with batting and fabric that I made several years ago.

This scarecrow is something else I made years ago.  He's held up pretty good.  He will be coming down tomorrow so the Christmas decorations can go up.  Woohoo!!

The calm before the storm!!!!  :o)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Craft Time

This isn't a great picture but I wanted to share this photo from the craft show we did last Wednesday night.  Wow, it's already been a week.  Where are the days going???  Kelley (oldest daughter) and I shared a table and we though maybe next month, we'll get two.  lol  Kelley did the best she's ever done at this show and there was barely a crowd.  We will do it again in December and hope for a better turn out and in turn, better sales.  Woo hoo!


Kelley called Monday night and asked me if I thought I could make small pilgrim hats for some little people she was making for Thanksgiving.  She was making sets of one pilgrim boy and a turkey.  The boy has a typical pilgrim hairdo with bangs and a sort of pageboy cut.  She said without a hat, he looks sort of like a girl.  Didn't all pilgrims with those lovely hairdos?  :o) 
So....feeling up for a challenge, I got out my circle die from Stampin' Up! and picked the two smallest circles and cut out some felt.  I made an arc for the hat and got my tacky glue out.  This is what I came up with but the top circle had to be cut out by hand.  I didn't have anything small enough.  WHAT???  I must be missing a tool.  LOL  The soda cap is from a 2 liter bottle so you can see what size they are.
I finished them off with a buckle from a Stampin' Up set I had from a few years ago and some black satin ribbon.  Here they are but the glue hadn't completely dried yet.  It dried clear so they looked better.
Kelley's supposed to come over tonight and we'll see how the hats fit.  I tried one of these on my little monster she painted me and it looked really cute.  I'll see if she'll "allow me" to share a picture with you.  I think she's afraid she'll get more orders.  lol

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baby Shower Card and Gift

I'm going to a baby shower tomorrow for one of the girls that played softball with my youngest, Ashley.  So far, three of her friends are expecting a baby.  I guess that's how it works when they all got married not so long ago.  First comes love, then comes know how it goes.  :o)
Amy is expecting a little girl and her theme for the babies room is shabby chic and owls.  I went on Pinterest to find ideas for the Stampin' Up! owl punch since I have it and thought that would be cute.  Cute doesn't even begin to explain what I found.  Look at this card I made from the owl punch!
Here is a link to the lady's site that made the card but she didn't give any directions, just a supply list.  Luckily, I had almost all I needed to make the card.  The dresses are the vest of the owl punch.  I didn't have the onsie stamp to make the background of the dresses but I did have these little silver hangers.  They were the perfect size.  I did like the ribbon and safety pin on the sample card but I didn't have the right color pink. 

For the gift, I bought some owl fabric and made a nursing cover up.  There was one on Amy's registry at Babies 'R Us but it wasn't very cute.  And when you're having a little girl, you NEED cute!  lol  My daughter used to have a pattern for the cover up but she couldn't find it.  She sent me this link from Pinterest.  They saved the day again!  Although, if you make this cover up, you need one yard of fabric and not 3/4's.  There isn't enough for the straps.

You sew boning in the top so when it's around the mommy's neck, she can see her little darlin' but has privacy and has her hands free.  Much better than the receiving blankets I used to use years ago.  Such a great idea.

When I was at Joann's looking for some cute fabric, I found some owl buttons in the "make your own rubber pants" aisle.  I had to get them and figured I'd sew one on this project somewhere.  I ended up pinning it on the strap instead to hold it in place and it can be removed for washing. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Old Stuff, New Stuff

I started working on these Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks when my youngest was playing softball on a travel team.  They were good to take along and work on under a shade tree while she played her games.  Fast forward about six years.....and I'm still making these blocks.  Obviously, I don't work on them often or there would be many, many more blocks.  I have decided I'm never going to have enough to make a big quilt so I'm going to cut background fabric and machine applique these onto the background and make Ashley a baby quilt.  She's not pregnant but at the speed I work, I better get started.  LOL
My sister, Isabel made me these adorable towels.  She made three sets, one for me, one for herself and one for her daughter-in-law.  They are super cute in person and sure make my kitchen brighter and ready for some pumpkin pie and turkey!  (Now if someone would just tell Mother Nature it's fall and we could get rid of these 90 degree days!!)

And here are some of the make-up (or goodie) bags I've been working on.  Mustaches...

Day of the Dead...with dingle balls of course.  lol

And 'bugs' and pink and orange

And pink and black.  I love this color combination!

I read my ballot over the last few days and I'm ready to vote.  When you watch all this tv and listen to the radio ads, doesn't it make you think....the things we could get done in this nation if we put that money to use to fix our problems instead of all the blah, blah, blah!