Wednesday, December 10, 2008

LA Christmas Samplers

I forgot to post these finishes last week. I can't think of a way to finish them yet so they will go in my completed projects bin until a bright idea hits me. They are by Leisure Arts.

2 Christmas Ornaments

Here are 2 more Ornament finishes. I don't know if I will keep them or give them away. I love Prairie Schooler Christmas Trees as you can see from my 2 tree ornaments. I have a few other things I want to finish up before Christmas so hopefully will be able to post more after the holidays.

2 Ornament Finshes

Here are 2 of my 4 ornament finishes. I haven't gotton much stitching done because I have Tendinitus but I have been trying to get some things finished up. I like piecing them together minus covering my hands in glue. I didn't do any fancy backs just some hand dyed cotton fabric.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ready for Turkey Day-Gobble Gobble

Well 2 days after Halloween already and I have my house ready for Thanksgiving. I even have my turkey in the freezer lol. I spent today cleaning and am feeling like things are finally getting organized. I stitched this Turkey while watching TV one night. He was a fun stitch. I just didn't know how to finish him so left it as it for now. This was a Bent Creek Zipper chart and I used DMC threads on MCG Textiles 28ct Khaki evenweave. Now to finish making some ornaments to add to my ornament tree this year and to send to my Ornament Exchange Partner.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Disney Scrapbook 1st 4 pages

I started a Disney scrapbook for my sils trip to dianey with her husband and 3 of the kids. They had never been as a family and I've never seen her have a photo album so thought she would like something she could enjoy instead of something she has to dust. Here are the 1st 4 pages. One the 1st one I added a picture of all of them standing in front of the castle. The second page will have a picture of the baby giving tigger a high 5. The 3rd picture is of the baby carrying around a stuffed mickey mouse. And the last picture will be put on the page of the baby sleeping with mickey and winnie the pooh in his crib.

I'm not doing the pages in any order. I have more done but still have to take pictures of them. I accidently already added pictures to some before I could take pictures of the pages so you'll get to see some of the munchkins. I'm only making an 8x8 album because I find the 12x12 akward and hard to store.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sanman Halloween Exchange

My Sanman partner has received her exchange so I can post my card finish. Silly me forgot to take a picture of what I put in it lol. I made the card and wrapped her package like a piece of candy. It was a fun exchange. Hers to me was just as nice and the kids liked taking all my goodies. Nicholas (4) took the skeleton gloves she sent and Stephanie (7) took the note pad and pencils. She loves drawing. I made another for my 123 stitch Halloween exchange but we are both behind on sending so I can't post that one yet.

Monday, October 6, 2008

3rd Finish of the day!

This one has got to be my favorite piece I finished today. Stitched on 28ct evenweave from JCS magazine. Now it is ready to be hung on my Ornament Christmas Tree (well whenever we get to that time when the tree goes up lol) ~

2 of 3 finishes for the day

I have been getting some finishing done today. Ran over tho the Joanns and picked up some trim and then went over to Micheals who is having a sale on trim. The first is by Sanman Originals. I love the little bees. The second was in a European cross stitch magazine but it has been so long I din't even know which one. The frog is for my niece who loves green and frogs. Haven't decided on the bee one. Thought I would keep it and hang it during spring time. I'm posting the third finish above~

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Autumn Stitching Finishes

I was in the mood to decorate so dug through my finished pieces and pulled out 2 autumn finishes. I discovered my strong dislike for the glue gun and sticky mat. Not a good combo for me. I had glue wrapped around my wedding ring and didn't realize it until 2 hours later.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fobs and Fall-Need I say more :0)

Wow I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted. I really haven't been up to much but I did manange to get a bunch of scissor fobs made and some scrapbooking done. I can't show the scrapbooking because the album I am making is a Christmas gift and I wouldn't want to give any clues away other than it screams DISNEY lol. I promise to post more as I do have a couple stitching finishes and will then probably start posting pages from the scrapbook I am making.

I already decorated for fall already and we are so looking forward to Halloween as we are decorating the garage as a Haunted House this year.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Small Quaker Finish

A quick stitch last night when I couldn't sleep. Stephanie slept over a friends and it always makes me sad to know shes getting to big too fast. I stitched this on silkweaver dyed fabric using DMC Variegated green thread #4070.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Two Rockin' Scrap Finishes

Stephanie loves Camp Rock and instead of paying out for items that that will eventually go out of style I made 2 things for her homework area. The 1st was a recycled spagetti can and the cork buiietin board I bought new at the thrift store for $2.50. I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters Camp Rock and did some painting for the rest. Now just to find some neat pins for the cork board and they will be good to go.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Recycling a shoe box

With school starting I thought I would share a little secret I do to save money on gift boxes for birthdays and Christmas. I bought my dd like 5 or 6 pairs of shoes, you know tennis shoes, sandles, flats, and such. And now with my son going to school this year I bought him 3 new pairs of shoes too. Giving me aroun 8 or 9 small boxes (hey ones 4 the other 7 and they both wear toddler shoes lol) anywho.

I can pick up a large roll of gift wrap from the $1 store that seems to last me forever so I wrap the shoe boxes in wrapping paper, throw in some tissue paper and pop a bow on top. If your time it , right after easter they now have crinkle paper stuffing for the baskets and they sell it for like $0.37 each package instead of $1.99 or more. Because I have so many this year I'm going to use them to store my craft supplies. Hope someone can use this idea. It works on adult shoe boxes too.


Yeah I finally finished something. And it took less than an hour. Simple can made into I don't know what yet but it sure looks cute doing nothing. I know summer is just about over but I loved the colors together. Next I'm thinking a fall or winter design with snowflakes. Only problem is I have to eat all the mint chocolate goodies in the can first. I am in love with my Cricut machine that my husband bought me. I'm trying out greeting cards now to get them made for this Christmas. I also made a cute little album for my nephew I will post soon when I get ime to take the pictures. School starts on Monday so maybe once we get things flowing again. Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I haven't gotton any stitching done at all in weeks. I have been scrapbooking with my friend Shay and Geocashing with her and her family. Besides the spiders, big black snakes and mosquitos we did alright. I popped this pick of my little monkey down at Reflections Park. Well if you call a dock and a lake a park then yeah the park lol. I can't believe school starts the 18th already. She starts the 2nd grade and Nicholas will be in pre-k. 3 hours with no kids, what will I do with myself.

With the bad influence of Shay my husband bought my a Cricut machine to scrapbook and make cards with. I explained that it would also be good forthe kids school projects when I cut out big letters and stuff. He was sweet and I so owe him. Just wait though I am almost done with my 1st paper bag album. Deana is making 2 at the same time. One for a friend and one for herself. I'll post mine here when I'm done. I did at least kit up a couple projects for stitching just in case I get the itch again soon. Later for now~

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My 1st Pinkeep

I thought I would try my hand at a pinkeep. Even though I don't even sew or use pinkeeps but it was too cute not to try right. I stitched this freebie last year as an evening finish. I loved the look of the fabric for the back I picked up at Joanns for $0.99. It was one of those quarter flats. I only had to use a small piece so have leftovers for another project or 2 :0) It doesn't look perfectly straight but I love the way it turned out anyway. Now to figure out where to put it.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pump It Up

Last week I took Nicholas, Emily and Deana over to Pump it Up. (Stephanie was in reading camp) Anywho it was the best $12 I spent all week. Nicholas didn't want to go through the door and was very timid but right away he was off on his own. No one else was there so we had the whole building to ourselves. Deana even made a video with my camera of her riding down one of the slides and flying over the bumper and hittin the mat below. It was funny listening to her go thump lol.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

3rd Day of Stitching

Wow can't believe it's only been 3 days of stitching on this. I love this piece. With thousands of skeins of threads I don't have a color I need. Surprise there huh. Anyway besides being out of a couple colors I just need to finish up the flower and move to the other side. I have a few more pieces kitted up that I took pictures of. Can't wait to share them.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer Scrapbook Layout

I am always searching for new scrapbook layouts and I found this cool one on the net just in time for summer. Now to get to the beach to put it together and add some pictures lol.

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

What a great 4th of July. We grilled, went swimming and watched fireworks. Since Nick doesn't like swimming just us girls went into the pool. Steph and Deana didn't want to get out but Stephs lips were purple :0)

Welcome Box Finish

Another box find and finish. I picked up this box for $1 at my thrift store. It's a smaller box that would be great to hold a couple decks of cards and dice. Welcome is by Elizabeths Designs. Stitched on 28ct evenweave using DMC threads.