scarf pattern to match my pink hat.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
scarf pattern to match my pink hat.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Well? What do you think? Yes, I know it's really pink. Look past the color and look at the hat. Ahhh, isn't that better? Now, what do you think? I certainly think it's a great pattern and worth making again. Maybe next time I'll actually follow all of the directions. Okay, probably not all of the directions. I wouldn't make a button hole. I didn't on this one. I just sewed the button on through both layers so it would look buttoned. No need in actually making one, right? I debated over which button to use. I had a brown one that was cute, but that pink one is from my newly gained vintage stash and it was exactly the same bubble gum shade of pink so I just had to use it. I put a larger pearly white flat button under in just for fun. Now all I need is a matching skinny pink scarf like this or maybe these in solid pink.
-an extensive array or variety
*The budding artist (miss O) in the house has developed a whole new storyline. There are many characters, all of which are named for their color. My favorite part of the pictures that come from her very detailed and eventful stories are the expressions on the character's faces.
*Okay, I know good and well that I am new to crocheting. I have difficulty with the proper gauge. I even struggle with counting stitches. But this is just ridiculous! It was all good through round 10 or so but then the hat just seemed to get bigger and bigger.
*Remember a few weeks ago when we had unseasonably warm weather? Well, unfortunately we're back to seasonably cold weather. Frigid nights, cold, windy days...alright, already, I'm ready for spring. Evidently, so are my tulips
*I know I'm not alone when I say this next thing so don't roll your eyes and think that I'm crazy. The girls opened up the new play-doh the other day and we played and played. I just love that smell...fresh play-doh. One good whiff is all I need but I usually end up with some under my fingernails and some on the bottoms of my socks (because a certain little person always drops tiny bits on the floor), and if I'm having a particularly lovely day I may even end up with some on the seat of my pants. Oh sure, go ahead and laugh, but if you have kids, you know it's happened to you, too!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Both gifts are reversible, but I've noticed that the pink side is a little more introverted. She did peek out from behind the bag long enough to flash a little grin at me. It's a good thing I'm fast with the camera because I could have missed that shot. I guess having two little people that never hold still very long is good practice after all.
So, do you want to know where I found these great patterns/tutorials? You do? I'm so glad because I really wanted to share them with you...ya know, if you really wanted to know. I don't want to be pushy or anything, I just think you might like to give these a whirl. I mean, if I can make these super-cute fabulous gifts than you can, too. And really, the more you sew the easier it becomes. Although I have noticed my stash of thread is dwindling rather rapidly lately. My fabric stash is still quite healthy, but I'm working on it.
Anyway, on to the sources of these happy little gifts. The pin cushion tutorial, although very simple to construct, was very helpful...some bits were tricky. You can find it here at WhipUp, a place of links and tutorials for all things hand-crafted. Go ahead, click on over and soak it up, but come back here when you're done soＩcan share the snazzy little bag info. Really, go ahead. I'll wait for you.
Oh good! You're back! Now for more sewing talk. I found the free pattern for the bag over at Show Your Workings. It's called a Japanese Knot Bag. It was amazingly easy to make even though it is completely reversible. You can find the pattern here. Okay, so now that you know where both of the patterns are found I must confess, I discovered them both on The Long Thread's list of the Top 100 Tutorials of 2008...a wonderfully amazing goldmine, really.
So, Kim, Happy not-quite-as-old-as-your-brother Birthday!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
(picture from Amazon.com)
When I proclaimed myself the winner of figuring it out he was disgusted. Not that I won the crazy little game we play, but because of the movie that she played in way back in 1992. He absolutely hates that movie...the storyline, the acting, the whole thing. It must have come on TV once and he saw part of it because I can't imagine that he actually paid money to go see it in the theater. If ever I want to make his skin crawl or make him dry-heave a little (purely in jest, of course) all I have to do is remind him of this movie by saying two little words....toe pick! But more like....toooooeeeeeeee piiiiiiiiiiiick!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
miss O at 2 months old...at 2 a.m. ....little stinker!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Now for those vintage goodies! My sister-in-law was helping a neighbor clean out her apartment to move into a nursing home and that lovely neighbor wanted to share some of her sewing notions that she's had for a long, long, long time. Most of it is button-y goodness...take a look!There were no dates on these buttons but the price on most of them was 29 cents! The designs and textures of these buttons were almost too much to handle. Most were made in the U.S.A. but there were a few, like the green ones at the top-center of the picture, that were made in Holland. I also got some snaps and a kit to make tiny covered buttons...all vintage. The other vintage thing I want to show you is a sewing pattern. Now, remember how I made like a zillion aprons last year? I love a cute apron. Okay, okay, take a gander at this beauty...
Oh man! This pattern is so old. I very carefully opened it up to see if there was a date on it anywhere, but I couldn't find one. What I did find was that the size - Large - was for a waist that is 30-32 inches. Large? Really? Another thing I found interesting was that the pattern pieces don't have any writing on them. No cutting lines, no seam allowance lines, no place on fold indicators, no notches....nothing, just plain paper. The pieces have been cut out already, but the only indication as to which piece you're looking at is a letter on each piece that is made of tiny holes, kinda like a mini hole puncher was used to form the shape of the letter. I must say, the pattern directions are pretty clear, but not as straight forwardly written as pattens are today. I have a feeling that there will be more aprons soon! Thanks Kim and Connie for the vintage goodies!
Have a happy Monday!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Little and loving life.
The best family in the whole wide world.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thanks, Jenni, for hosting this giveaway with such a wonderful, fancy lady, one lump or two, best-ever, tea party game...we love it! And thanks for the sweet note on the most fabulous stationery ever!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I wish you could smell the air. There's nothing like it...warm and salty....oh, and the sand. Nothing like walking in the sand. This pic is for you, Adrienne!
And just so you know, I was a good girl and took advantage of the fitness room today...3 miles on the treadmill with a view of the beach as the tide came in and a flatscreen tv with the channel set on espn. What? Do they think that women want to watch that, too?
On the agenda for tomorrow...Ripley's Aquarium! Yea, baby!