Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Little 'bin'

I was TRYING to make a little 'bin' like this for a project......
While shopping yesterday, looking for JUST THE RIGHT pattern, I happened upon a quilting magazine that just so happened to HAVE what I was looking for. Only thing was.........IN THE BOOK was the pattern for the LARGE bin only, NOT the small, that I was interested in. I found, in the article that the pattern for the small bin was available ONLINE. WOOT WOOT!!! Do you know what THAT meant??? I didn't NOW have to spend the $6.95 on the magazine!!!
I printed off the pattern this morning and I was IN BUSINESS!!!
I had picked up some fat quarters for my SAMPLE RUN.....The 'scalloped' edge really went with the MEDIUM bin but I thought I'd give it a whirl anyways. I don't think.......NO, I'm pretty SURE I won't be doing the scalloped edge on the 'REAL' bins!
Regardless......THIS is my 'sample run' little bin.
It's cute, I think. The nice thing about the trial run is you can improve on the others right??? The only thing, aside from my poor, sad, scallops, that I'd like to change is I don't like how the seam is showing when you flip over the top. I THINK I have an idea of how to remedy that problem BUT if you have any suggestions..........please feel free to share in a comment.
NOW, as much as I'd LOVE to continue 'playing' and creating........I need to go figure out WHAT I'm going to wear to the Clinic Party tonight!!! Now THAT is a CHORE! :)
Happy Saturday ALL!
Me's true

I've been BIT by the sewing bug!
I started with my 'table topper' but I've decided to make mine into a table runner......2 blocks by 4 instead. I just bought the fabric for the border, backing and binding so I hope to get going on that again.........mmmmm.......sometime next week.
In the meantime I've been working on these other table runners.....'Erin's Easy Peasy Table Runners'. My DEAR, SWEET friend Erin shared this with me. And they ARE EASY PEASY!!!! They take about 15 minutes to complete. I don't have a picture of the first one but this is the second one I've done:

And has black backing and a black border all the way around. It's kind of hard to see being it's on a black chair.
and the third::

THIS ONE I decided to add a little to. Making it not quite as QUICK to complete but I have SO MANY buttons I figured I'd add some.
Good idea?
Maybe, maybe not but it's done!
GINORMOUS THANKS to ERIN for sharing with me! You ROCK! :)
And THIS.........
well........I started by sewing strips of fabric together....then cut them and sewed them into wasn't QUITE what I had in mind for this particular project so...........I picked up a zipper yesterday and I'm going to TRY to put a zipper in the top and make it into a little bag. I AM 'THE BAGLADY'...can NEVER have enough bags as far as I'm concerned!! :) Soooooooo.......we'll see how it turns out!

You WILL notice not ALL of my corners match up very nicely. I'm working on it! LOL This bag will be for me though and I don't too much care! LOL

Hope to have more to share soon..........

See you next visit! Have a Happy Weekend!


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Sunday, January 24, 2010

My NEWEST hobby....

I'm making a quilted table runner. I am having SO much FUN with this!! A few girls I know were going to start these. I told them I was I know, I'm sewing again!! LOVE IT!!!! So I went to pick out fabric....I wasn't sure if I would make a tablerunner or quilt for my guest room......well, I found fabric for my Guest Room quilt BUT found this other fabric on sale for $5/bundle down from $8. I HAD to get it! HOW could I turn it down?!?!?! I'm only PART through but it's been SO long since I've used my rotary cutter, though I SWEAR I just saw the darned thing the other day, I can't find it. Sooooo...I'm going to buy a new one and a new mat tomorrow so I can get going and finish my top.
This is just a sneak peak at SOME of my finished squares before being cut.......

Then.......Look at this!!!!
These two beauties were right outside the house, down on the river today.
Samuel first noticed her:
She was munchin' on a fish. Kinda hard to see I know.....Thank heavens for my zoom but even still.....
Then her buddy came along....
I wished I could have gotten a better picture. (I just LOVE Eagles.) I took this one from a window in the daylight basement that faces the North end . Then I went upstairs, out on the deck but by the time I got up there........
....she had decided it was time to leave. UGH!
They'll probably be hanging around for another day or two. I'll have to see if I can get a better pic or two. I keep hoping for the 'perfect' Eagle pic.
I'll have to post a pic of my EASY Tabletopper c/o Erin tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm such a LUCKY/BLESSED girl!!!!

My SWEET, SWEET friend Erin, sweetie that she IS, sent me THIS stamp set. It arrived TODAY in the mail!!! I just LOVE getting packages in the mail, don't you?!?!?! :)

I LOVE this set!!! It is from Skipping Stones Design. Is this NOT one of the CUTEST sets you have EVER seen?!?!?!
I was only just introduced to Skipping Stones Design stamps earlier this month...(or last???) by Erin and I just LOVE them. Erin is on the Design Team for SSD. Every Tuesday they do a challenge. If you have a minute and are feeling creative.....jump on over and see what they have goin' on over there.........NOT TO MENTION the AWESOME stamp sets!!! :)
Not ONLY did Erin send me this INCREDIBLE set....but she ALSO sent me THIS:
It's a pedicure set and some peppermint lipgloss wrapped up in that ADORABLE wrap courtesy of Erin and all her creativity!!!!!
I LOVE it!!!
Erin, you are AWESOME and I am SO THANKFUL and BLESSED to be able to call you my FRIEND!!!
I'm SO excited to see you next month We are going to have SO MUCH FUN!!! :)
(Erin and I are going to Creative University together the end of February!!!!!)
SOOOOOOOOOOOO, OF COURSE I HAD to play with my NEW set tonight. I used scraps.....well, I had this set of scraps in mind from the get go........WILD thing!! :)
Only thing is.......The, "Bra's are like Friends" didn't show up as well as I'd envisioned it would in my mind. Back to the drawing board on that one I guess but it's alright. I'll figure something else out. BUT, I'm LOVIN' the (black) lacey looking piece there AND the stickeles!!!! You KNOW I'm a STICKLER for stickles!! Teeheeheeheehee.....
I LOVE me some stickles!!! :)
So YES, "Bra's are like FRIENDS......", ".....THE GOOD ONES NEVER LEAVE YOU HANGIN'"
Thank you again Erin!!!!
I {heart} you!!!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time.........

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My 'filler charm'

This is my filler charm for CU.


But I like it!

I do believe I am now addicted to making charms and earrings.
Ay yi yi!

This is the FIRST filler charm I did.
I decided it was just too long.
I'll bring it along just in case...........
I'll have to take pictures this weekend of the earrings I've made.
JUST because they're FUN!
Off to make a card for our nephew's birthday in a few days.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Joe and I made a 'run' to Wenatchee yesterday so OF COURSE I made a stop at CW!!!
I could have stayed in there a LOT longer than the 2 hours Joe SAYS I was in there BUT Joe was with me. After he finished his 'errands' he was back and although I must admit he is pretty patient when it comes to my CW time, after a while.....he was HUNGRY and ready to GO. I must admit......I was hungry off to Mai Lee Thai (our FAVORITE place to eat in East Wenatchee)....yellow curry with chicken, #3 please, for ME! Heavenly I tell you........just heavenly!!!
Anyways..........I digress..
I picked up only a few stamps....I just bought a few sets online the other day, and a few more a few days before that,.........(CAN'T WAIT to get them!!!!) so I really didn't feel like I could justify too many!! :) Trust me when I say I could have easily talked myself into some more though....teeheehee.
This is one of the stamps I got.....Stampendous, cling rubber (I LOVE these!!! I have a few others and I REALLY do like them!) Owl Friends.
I FOUGHT with the original layout I was going to use for this image a good part of last night and for a little while this morning before I decided to just GO SIMPLE! I like it a LOT better. :)
Those little owls are just SO sweet to me. I'm thinking Father's Day card..........Whoooooooo's the best Dad?!?! You are!!! ..................Owls remind me of my Grandmother. She LOVED owls.
I colored the images in with my colored pencils and used OMS and a blender pen. I 'ruffed' up the edges of the image paper a little........just because.
I also used some of my new 'SMOOCH spritz', (Clearsnap Holding Inc.), but you can't REALLY tell so much in the photo. New product for me....kinda cool! Picked up some SMOOCH, Pearlized Accent Ink too. LOVE the bottle. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors!!!! DELISH! and FUN!
I'm BIG into Monsters for some reason lately. I just LOVE them. So I picked up a monster set by Hero Arts. I don't have anything done yet with them so you'll just have to wait! :)
THIS is my latest project.........I am LUCKY enough to be going to Creative University this year!! I am SO excited! charm I joined the charm swap.....colors are pink, green, white and silver. We are to make 15 sets of two creative, one filler........ These would be my creative charms.
So the question is..............
white eggs or green???
I already have one vote for green....
These are really quite fun to make and I'm thinking they'd make cute little Mother's Day pendants or charms for friends!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time........

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Scrapbook for Liliana Rochele

My friend Sandra has a beautiful daughter named Danielle......and Danielle is getting ready to have her FIRST baby!! A baby GIRL!!We've already done the shower thing BUT I wanted to make her up a book to get her started with recording memories of sweet 'lil Liliana as SOON as she gets here.
The book wasn't QUITE ready at shower time, actually I didn't even HAVE the RIGHT book at shower time.......just the pages.... AND although I THOUGHT I'd add more embellishments............I decided not to. Weird huh?
This is the FIRST page
For whatever reason I've been having serious issues uploading pictures and getting them where I WANT them. So, after this's anyone's guess WHERE in the book these pages are really located BUT the nice thing is that she can rearrange the pages HOW EVER she likes anyways. They are ALL, except for the first and last, two page layouts.

As you can see they are VERY SIMPLE pages.

This is the LAST page.

Now to get it mailed off to her!
Thanks for looking!

Tryin for some CANDY!!!!!!!!! (Blog Candy that is!!!)

I'm tryin' to win some Blog Candy!!! :)
A CUPCAKE Stamp Set by Skipping Stone Designs as a matter of fact.
It's TRUE, I DO have another cupcake stamp set BUT I LOVE that set and I LOVE CUPCAKES!!!
You can enter for a chance to win TOO if you go to Erin's Blog and check out the deets!!!
I am TRYING to get back into the creative swing of things so this opportunity came at JUST THE RIGHT TIME!!!
The Challenge is to come up with a card using one of 4 card sketches (that can be found at Erin's Blog), post it, link back, yada, yada......
SO....THIS would be the card sketch I'm using:
Now, you WILL notice I changed things up a bit. I'm HOPING this is okay. I guess we'll see. The sketches are a 'starting point' right??? All the 'components' are there just.......kinda........flipped. It just worked better for me that way.........for some reason..

here is my creation........
This stamp set is also from
Skipping Stone Designs.
I colored her in my color pencils and blended with OMS, this time using a 'coloring tool' (fantastix by Tsukineko) which I think I like. I usually use the little sticks...can't think of the name off the top my head)...anyways these 'coloring tools' worked pretty well....
Paper is just from a Designer Mat Pad, Berry Sweet, by K&Company. The yellow and green pieces were just pieces I found in my colored paper scrap bin(s).
The photo clips are CTMH...OLD.
And YES, I used stickles on parts of the 'flutterby' and on the photo clips as well. I just like a little sparkley! :)

Just added this pic to show how she's not flat. I like her like she's fluttering.... :)
Happy Creating!!!!!
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