Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sew busy

My computer had to visit the Dell repair center so I have been without it for a bit (then on vacation!). While it was away I had time to play with my new machine.

I made a cross-body bag for myself and a pouch for our new dvd player. I did my first zipper on a bias pouch (idea from the purl bee). I also made my own baby legwarms (shown with babylegs) which fit my toddlers chubby thighs :)...

I have a new chore plan for 2010 that has me doing a weekly chore and a monthly chore each day. We will see how it goes :)
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Recent Projects

The pillow is for my grandma in memory of my grandpa. He took lots of trips to China and brought back dolls just like this one.

I made the blocks with my MOPS group. Now if only I could figure out where to find more...the boy loves them.

The owl is my terrible version of this.

I also made a yet to be photographed bag that I am quite proud of...
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday gifts

Each year I whip something up in the kitchen for my local cousins and neighbors. This year it is chocolate dipped apricots. These tags really spiffied them up.

I used rolled a third in coconut and a third in salted nuts...mmm.

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Monday, December 7, 2009


I made these Cranberry Orange Scones yesterday and they are delightful!! The dough was a bit sticky, like all of the comments say, but otherwise they are amazing (and pretty easy). Use fresh cranberries, like the recipe says, not Craisins like some commenters. Fresh (or frozen) gives it such a great flavor and texture that Craisins can't. I made a double batch to give some as gifts with Starbucks gift cards and have some to eat. Now I am looking for another great cranberry recipe since I have about 2 cups left. Hmmm...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More crafts

I have been doing somethings other than crafting: windows, floors, dusting, a bit of Christmas cheer... but crafting is the most fun. I decided to give this tutorial a try. Some thoughts:
No one has that many pristine target bags around...hmmm
Really it isn't worth it...they are super cute but too labor intensive

I made my "cloth" using Target christmas bags with Albertson's bags in the middle. The "cloth" took forever to make.

After making this shopping tote I wondered why the seams are on the outside... so when my husband requested a lunch bag I put them on the inside.

It is big enough to hold a square ziploc storage container flat in the bottom and a few more lunch goodies. It velcos when you roll it over just like the one he had in Jr. High.

I am done with that "cloth"idea. For me:

I also made this scarf and it was a breeze. Instead of a rectangle I made mine a had points

I am a bad pom pom maker

That is all.
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