Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cute baby shoes!

Check out these baby shoes! They are SO cute! This is a link to the tutorial. I might have to try these out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sewing Machine

It's here! It got here yesterday, but we've been sick, so I didn't get it out until this afternoon. I read thru the entire instruction manual and after referring back to it several times I got my first satin stitch done! I'm going to be using the satin stitch a lot for gifts this year. I'll do a little more practicing and then I'll start posting my projects as I complete them!
If you have a sewing machine and haven't read the manual, I highly suggest doing so. I learned a LOT about sewing and settings and tension and on and on. It was well worth the time spent.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Katie's Towel Bibs

These are the bibs my friend Katie was telling me about. Her grandma makes them - she uses old t-shirt or sweatshirt necks and sews them in. Then you can skip the velcro altogether. I like that better since the velcro tends to stick onto things it shouldn't in the wash. Thanks Katie!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holiday gift tags

My husband designed these and printed them out on cardstock. Then, last night at our monthly crop, I cut them out and added the stickles. Thanks to Patricia for the inspiration. It didn't take too long, and they are really cute!

Baby Shower Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for a baby shower I went to this afternoon. It took most of the morning, but the end result was pretty good! Let me know what you think!

Hand/Footprints were vanilla cupcakes, the hearts were chocolate.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hand Towel Bibs

Check out these bibs...I'm going to make some for my son!

Click here for directions on how to make this bib!

Hooray for my birthday!

My birthday is coming up and my wonderful husband has agreed to let me get a new sewing machine! I am SO excited and I can't wait for it to get here! I decided on the Singer 7470 and I can't wait to get it set up and going. Even better, I found a 15% off coupon for first time customers at HSN and saved 50$! Can't get a whole lot better than that!
I am drawing up some gift ideas for Christmas in my One Month of Projects and a new sewing machine will make things sew much easier!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go Vote - Freebies

Have you gone to vote? I went this morning before I went to the dr. My husband came a little later and I sat with the kids while he voted. They had donut holes and coffee at my polling place. And if you go to Starbucks and show them your I Voted sticker you can get a free Tall cup of coffee. You can also go to Chick Fil A and get a free 3 pc chicken!


Stress has a lot of crappy side effects. I went to the Dr this morning and was told I might have an ulcer. I get to be on prilosec. I've never had gastro problems like this in my life! I've also been having problems with my sciatic nerve and she told me my hips were out of alignment. I'm guessing that is caused by carrying around my 2 1/2 year olds at school and my own two kids all the time. She pushed on me and moved my legs around and had me hop on one foot. I'm amazed at how much better I feel!
I've decided to post a picture of Bubba to show his progress. He is holding his body up so well these days!