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A little road trip....
I'll post more details if/when I get the photos sorted out.
Hope you've all had a fabulous summer!
Not to worry......
Now, I just need to find that can of Scotchguard.
(And the living room set...that's a story for another post.)
looked like so much fun, that I just had to join in. We're in the middle of week 3 and I'm already behind. Hoping to catch up this weekend.
Here is what I have so far...
My fabric choices. Mostly Moda in turquoise, lime and strawberry. The striped fabric in the back will be my binding (cut on the bias). I have an idea for the backing, but I want to see the quilt top all put together before I decide.
All 12 fabrics are cut into 2.5" strips. And now comes the exciting job of arranging them into sets to be sewn into blocks.
In all the years I've sewn, I've never made a quilt for myself. I love the fabrics and cannot wait to see how it all turns out. I'm not sure what I'll do with the finished quilt. I might just have to keep it for myself.
(Yes, they're Pillsbury from a can. I did make Chocolate Chip Scones from scratch too.)
Nathan and his black olive mustache
It's lined and has an inside pocket.
Now back to that To Do List....
I made this one for Nathan's teacher, Mrs. M.
On each student's birthday, Mrs. M gives them a goody bag. Nathan thought it'd be a good idea to give her a goody bag too! He included a Teacher's Journal, colored paper clips, hand lotion, lip balm and chocolate.
I also took cupcakes in for the class. It was the first time Mrs. M had celebrated her birthday with her class.
I found this at the Goodwill Clearance Center for $4. In it's previous life, it was a kitchen cupboard. Not a bookcase, but the price was right and it has potential.
With a little effort (and some power tools)....
I'll be back soon with photos of the finished project.
You don't have to give gifts, but if you know a teacher, please let them know how much they're appreciated. This week and all year long.
Anyway, it's out now, but the Tooth Fairy will have to wait another night to collect it....
He wants to take his tooth to school tomorrow for sharing!
Ta Da! Crooked coasters to go with our new summer tablecloth.
I picked up the tablecloth (Liz Claiborne) at Linens 'N' Things when they were clearing everything out. I love how colorful and festive it looks. The Crooked Coasters were the March project for Finny & Donk's CRAFTalong 2009. I made the coasters from a thrifted sheet and tried to use up leftover thread from other projects. It's hard to see the different thread colors, but they are light green, yellow and light orange. I'm thinking about a set of matching napkins too.
The Crooked Coaster tutorial can be found here at The Long Thread.
Normally, I would have passed both of these up, but the closure on the blue sweater really grabbed my attention.
And yes, I was willing to pay $4.50 for the sweater just to get that closure. (I was very surprised when I saw the brand on the tag - Faded Glory. Not exactly the style I expect from a Walmart brand.)
Ta da! It's not a huge change, but just enough to dress it up a bit. (I think you can click on the photo to enlarge it.) It was very easy and I'm so pleased with the finished product. Think I'll be on the lookout for more refashion opportunities at the thrift store now.
We're starting our Spring Break tomorrow, so I won't be around much. Definitely time to relax and enjoy a little extra family time.
She put together a fabulous swap package. She sent 3 half yards of fabric, a set of lovely tea towels, Milk Chocolate Pecans, a Lego car (for Nathan, of course) and a note written in a beautiful beaded note card.
Nathan grabbed the Lego box out of the package and begged me to open it for him. He put it together himself. (I love it when Nathan is included in my swap goodies. :))
I haven't used the towels yet. They're too pretty. I think I'll just look at them for a bit before using them.
The fabrics and the pecans are both yummy! I have several ideas for the fabric. You'll have to wait and see what they become.
And the pecans.....I don't think they'll make it through the weekend.
Thank you so much Omajean!
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