Thursday, December 27, 2012

I have decided...I think!

After months of going back and forth on rather I really need a Silhouette, I have finally decided to buy the Silhouette Portrait! I plan to order it tomorrow as I need to wait for payday first...darn bills got in the way...and of course Christmas and feeding family that was in town. I am excited about getting it. I really want to add the options of applique or names to my sewing items and the Silhouette will be perfect for that. I will be buying the fabric blade as well. It should be in by next weekend I hope, which is fine as I have tons to do around here...Christmas Cyclone 2012 hit pretty hard. :) Little Bit got WAY too much stuff and now I have to find places for it all. Mom and I took down all the Christmas stuff today and Hubby put it back in the attic. Now to clean and do some rearranging as I want to re-do the living room and Little Bit's room. Just moving furniture, nothing major.

Speaking of Christmas, Hubby got me some Titans PJs (so cute), a shirt with a sewing machine on it (super cute), a chain for my charm I have had since 2003, and a waffle maker (made waffles this morning). It was a good Christmas. Little Bit got her new Tweety she asked for, along with some dinosaurs, Thomas the Train track, Ballerina outfit, sleeping bag, clothes, and I forgot what all she got from everyone. She is one spoiled child. :)

I hope everyone has a great New Year. Not sure what we will do. My parents will be back in town; Mom is still here and Dad is coming back Sunday. Jamie and I might go out to eat early then come back and spend time with the family.

Update: Ordered and in the processing of shipping!! Should have it by Jan 8th if not a few days sooner! Yay!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Sale Dec 25 - 31!

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Have a blessed Christmas and New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours, I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

Getting ready to decorate Santa's cookies!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baby Emma's Christmas Onesie

So rather Little Bit thinks Baby Emma needs a seasonal outfit for each holiday, I think she does. lol So I made Baby Emma's Christmas Onesie last night. I took scrap fabric, cut out rectangles at different lengths, then I used my ruler to cut them at an angle. I use smaller rectangels for the "lights" and just hand cut out a small star. I sewed around the edges with a straight stitch and along the center of the lights. And done! Baby Emma loves it. lol I haven't gotten a picture with her in it yet, but I will update when I do. :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Yup, I love Grab Boxes!!

So remember the Crafty Mystery Box and the Pick Your Plum Grab Box? I got another Pick Your Plum Grab Box this past Saturday.

LOVE IT!! I was going to wait until Christmas to open it since I told Mom I would share with her...I could not wait so I Skyped with her so she could pick out what she wanted. lol Yes, I am silly but that is ok!

So here was what was inside. Sorry for bad pictures, I have a 4 year old that thought everything was for her. lol

 This is a white long sleeve t-shirt, I think black leg warmers and grey arm warmers, I think. lol

Metal plates, so to search on what to make with them.

Bunchy scarf...Mom claimed it. lol

And headbands that went directly on Baby Emma's head. lol
I can't wait for another one because I will so be trying to get one again.
My daughter trying on my leg warmers and fingerless gloves:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Stuffed Rabbit?

I have seen all these cute stuffed animals around Etsy and other sites so I thought I would try to make one for Little Bit.

No picture but I just drew up a mock picture and used it as my template. Here is the pieces cut out, one for the front, one for the back; I used a Minky material.

Next up is the face. I used scrap material and just sewed them on. I like the contrast thread, it gives it that handmade look.

Next up was the arms, legs and ears. I just made little tubes for the arms and legs and stuffed them (I was very technically on how I stuffed them, lol). I did not stuff the ears since they had minky backing.

Lay out the arms, legs and ears where you want them to go. Remember to fold them in before you pin the back piece on. Once all arms, legs, and ears are in place and pinned, sew around the body, leaving an opening for turning. Turn it out, stuff, sew up the opening, and enjoy!

I hope Litte Bit likes her "rabbit", we shall see. I will update later with a picture, if she likes him and will pose with him. lol He might scare her...I hope not.
Side note: As I was turning this little one inside out, I had a flashback to the Popples...remember those?
UPDATE: Did she like him?
Well Little Bit took Rabbit with her to therapy, along with several other toys. In OT, they built a gingerbread house and on the way home, the bag with the toys fell on it and got icing on them. Once we got home, she got to playing with her dinosaurs and pom poms so I grabbed the toys and threw them in the wash....this is what happened when she realized Rabbit was gone:
Ok, I can't get the video to upload. Lets just say "IT WAS THE END OF THE WORLD!" She cried for a while, got her distracted with a bath but as soon as she got out, she wanted Rabbit. Luckily I got him out first and put him in the dryer alone so he would dry faster. He is now snug as a bug in a rug with Little Bit holding him tight. I say she liked him. :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Meet my new Mascot!


I asked Jen Yurko, digital scrapbook designer extraordinaire, to design me a new logo for my Etsy shop. It took me a while to decide on a mascot but I finally chose the Black Sheep with P4:13 on him. Here is why:

P4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". This is my favorite verse and it holds true every day if I let Him.

Black sheep - I always felt like the odd ball in the bunch but I am ok with that now. I am me and I am happy with me. Society tends to make anyone different feel insecure, but I am here to say, don't let them. You are special, uniquely made. I am proud to be me, even if everyone sees me as a "black sheep".

I hope you see Phil as ray of hope and love, as I do.

Hugs and lots of Love!