Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm Addicted to These!

The plumbers are switching my furnace (very old) from oil to gas today...so I busied myself with more handwork. I love doing all the different types of kits from Artgirlz....they are so funky, and fun! They even include the faces and hands...they have quite a fabulous business...check it out! The tiny tree is a pin. http://www.artgirlz.com/

I like the taller, regular shaped tree better...but this one made me laugh.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


When I was a little girl, I loved to sew beads and sequins onto felt ornaments for the Christmas tree. I still have a few of them today and they evoke memories every year when I decorate the tree.

So when I saw the ARTGIRLZ at Houston a couple years ago, I was so excited and filled with nostalgia to see the cute kits they had for a tree, pins, felted beads, etc.

So last night I pulled out (finally!) one of the kits and made this Christmas tree. I LOVED making this, and will do more of the kits I bought. I see a bunch of tree ornaments in my future too. Such comforting handwork.



Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Reds" Shirt/Jacket

I finally sewed some buttons (thanks Priscilla!) on this shirt/jacket I had made a couple months ago. The fabric is rayon/linen that I dyed over the rack with shades of red, amethyst, golden yellow and fuchsia.

This pattern (which I don't see anymore on the Sewing Workshop website) was a breeze to sew up...I had to add some length...I like things a bit longer.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Where did the month go?

Since my last post, tax season went into full speed....so between being back to work full time, getting ready for Christmas and finishing renovation jobs, it's no wonder I haven't posted anything. The best part of the season was having our little Logan and his Daddy and Mommy here for the holidays. We had a wonderful visit with them....Grampa Terry was TOTALLY smitten with Logan, and wanted to teach him many things from his childhood....we nipped that in the bud real fast !!! :)

The bib says it all!

The day after they left for home, Terry and I went to Texas for his sales meeting. This is a view from our room....beautiful place. The weather on arrival day was 80 degrees....next day was in the 30's and icy. Oh well...it was nice in the beautiful mall they brought us to.

The last night we went to a mini-rodeo and dance hall. We had a blast...we square-danced and two-stepped (badly)....Terry had no problem asking the dancing girls for help in getting the steps right! He even semi-mastered the electric slide....I love that he tries everything.

So....I couldn't wait to get some sewing done...this is a smaller change-purse.

You can see the size compared to the others I have done. Today I will clean my sewing room to get ready for some serious garment and bag sewing.