Friday, November 21, 2008


Ok here's what I've been working on. This is a quilt that I started back when we were switching Laura from her crib to her big bed. We were doing her room in moons and stars. This was the first quilt I ever put together by myself. Needless to say I have learned a great deal since then. I have been wanting to finish this for years but could not make myself because I knew it was not good work. Hardly any of my points matched. I just felt it was ugly. I finally made myself finish it last week. I am slowly trying to finish up projects that I have started, so I can make room for more of course.

This next item is a dress for Laura's Build a Bear. Here it is on mine (only mine's a dog). I have another dress for her bear that matches a dress for her. I don't think I will get them finished before Christmas though. We'll see.

Christmas Cards

I've been playing in my room finally. I've been trying to decide what to do for our Christmas cards. I've made a bunch and still can't decide which one I like best.

I like this one because it is not traditional Christmas colors. I used Chalet argyle paper from Chatterbox, old olive for the strip. I stamped the Christmas stamp out of the So Many Scallops set.

This one is using old olive for the background, stampin up designer Christmas paper from last year, So Many Scallops stamp set again, River Rock stitched ribbon. The red paper is riding hood red.

I think this is one of my favorites. I used Mr. Twigster. I think he is adorable.
Here's what I used for this one: paper - whisper white, bashful blue, stamps - mr. twigster, some snowflakes I got at walmart stamped with Versamark ( I threw away the packaging and don't remember who's they are). Merry Christmas sentiment is from A Cardinal Christmas. ribbon - don't know where I got it, it was just some white see through stuff that looked cool.

This stamped image is my favorite. I'm just not very happy with the final product.
stamps - aida cloth in close to cocoa, sprig thing is from A Cardinal Christmas. I used my zig markers in evergreen and spice to ink it up. Then I spritzed it with my water bottle.
paper - SU designer christmas paper from this year.
other misc - black brads

Can you tell I love A Cardinal Christmas??? I used 2 colors on this whole thing, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. The ribbon was some $1 a spool stuff I got at BigLots. Can you tell I like a good deal??

This one is because of a class I took at the Great American Scrapbook Convention this past summer. I took a class by Stamps by Judith. Love her stamps!!! I used fall flair to do something similar to what we did in the class I took. I don't remember what colors I used. They were all greens. Oh and a red too.

I take back what I said earlier...I think this is my favorite image. I love this bird. I used my copics to color it. Once again I'm not happy with the final product but I love the image.

Well, that's what I've been working on the last couple of days. Before that I've been trying to finish up some sewing projects. I'm going to take pics this afternoon and try to post. Got to go fix lunch for Joseph.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dress for Laura

This is a dress I am making for Laura for Christmas. My first time to ever make a dress by a pattern. First time to ever put a zipper in. I'm finished with it except for handwork. I've got to take out all the basting. I'm going to wait until I give it to her at Christmas to hem it. That way it will be at the right length. The fabric has little chickens on it.