Monday, November 14, 2011

Baby gifts

I've been learning a lot, and messing up a lot.   This embroidery is harder than it looks.   Here's some fun gifts I made for a friends new grandson.

A shirt that says "Pop says I'm a keeper"

Ok,  the hat with a plunger has a story behind it, and my friend Dee is going by the name "Duma"....long story.   I don't expect an adorable baby to wear the hat with a plunger, it was more just for a joke.

They are in Texas and what a cute burp cloth.

I did a practice on fabric and decided it was too cute to throw away so I mad a bib.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Craft Sale

My two sisters and I did a craft show at the local high school.  Lots of people and we had lots of fun.

My sister Mary crochets.

My sister Kathy makes bracelets.

For the craft show I had vinyl stick people, license plates, rosaries, and my rosary bracelets.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rosary Bracelets

I enjoying making bracelets but I really enjoy making rosaries, so I decided to try my hand at rosary bracelets.   It's really hard to tell in a photo but I made 2 different styles.  One is small and has only a single decade and 1 our father bead.   The other has the entire rosary and is made out of memory wire.  They are really fun and wrap around your wrist about 3 times.

I hung some from the Eiffel Tower as a display for a craft show.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I think it's the stress

I embroidered this cute file, with a zebra and the stripes falling off, on a bag that I found at Walmart on clearance.   The saying below is "I think it's the stress"    How true is that.

Isn't this adorable!

Here's where the embroidery file is available.   I think it's the Stress

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I had lots of fun making halloween outfits for the kids.

Shirts for Jaxson and Gage and Gage even helped me make them.

I used the Bone Frame Alpha from Plannet Applique.    See it here   
For their name I used the Bonz font from 8clawsanda paw here

Johanna was dressed so cute in her "My First Boo Day" outfit. The pumpkin is an applique from

Kinsley was a ghost but too cute to be scary.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Monogrammed Towels

My first project was monogrammed towels.   It was really easy and such a nice gift.   The first set they wanted first names from the Bride and Groom and their daughter.

The second set were mongrammed for friends of my daughter getting married.

Monday, September 5, 2011

My new toy

I'm really excited to show you my new toy.   I can't wait to post some projects, but I'm still learning and honestly I've had it for a week and haven't embroidered anything yet.   I'm a little....well a lot....intimidated by this machine.   The reviews I've read were great and the machine has so many cool features.  I took a class last week and I have to say I was not impressed with the instructor.   Looks like another hobby that I will just have to dig in and figure it out.

Well without any further delay, here's my new toy.

The Singer Futura XL400 embroidery machine.

Isn't she beautiful.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Upcoming Craft Show

I haven't done a craft show in ages but my sisters both wanted to do one.   We got accepted to a huge craft show at the local High School.  Oh no, now I need to get organized and figure out what I'm going to try and sell.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk - Diaper Cake

What a perfect gift for the mother to be that is a KU fan.

Diaper Bag

Had a fun weekend making a diaper bag this weekend.  I love it when my daughter asks me to sew for her.   I love how it turned out and am thinking I might want to make myself one a little smaller to use as a purse.  I also made a matching changing pad and a little pouch that holds wipes and several diapers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I started making jewelry and have now found something I enjoy even more.   Rosaries!   I really enjoy making them and love even more the expressions when I give them as a gift.  

The first few that I have done are "Family" rosaries. I call them that because they are made with the birthstones of close family members.

I loved making this one that included all her children's names and there last name.   Very special rosary that has a special meaning.

Smaller rosaries made for babies.  Perfect for Baptism or First Communion. 

 The first rosary that I made.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vintage Hankies

I have several projects that I want to do with vintage hankies.   I finally finished my first project, a valance for the bedroom that I am redoing.

Next project....vintage hankie pillows.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bath Bombs

Tonight we made bath bombs.  They are going to be used for favors for a baby shower.  They were so much fun and so each to make.    Here's the link to where we got the directions.

We used lavender oil and sweet slumber oil.   We also used Gurlie Pink coloring, I think they actually look purple but they did turn pink when dropped in the water.  Jackie had to test one out tonight.  She said it made her skin feel soooo soft.   

Diaper Cake

I made a smaller version of the diaper cake to be used for centerpieces for a baby shower.   These cakes are way too much fun to make and so easy.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Diaper Cake

I needed a shower gift but also needed to decorate for the shower. Here's a fun way to do both, a diaper cake.

The cake is made with rolled up disposable diapers. I wrapped a receiving blanket around each layer and then hot glued a ribbon on each layer to hold it all together. I decorated the cake with fun little gifts.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Calendar

It's always a great and also quick and easy Christmas gift to give a calendar. This year was really easy because I used a quick page where all you have to do is drop in the photos. I also added any important dates. I purchased the calendar quick pages from Just So Scrappy.

2010 in Review

In addition to doing the P365 challenge where you do a photo a day I decided to do a year in review about my 2 grandsons. Here's a layout that I did where I journaled a little about them each month.

Template by Cindy Schneider, Year in Review Template IIIV2. Kit I can fix it by Misty Cato

Template by Cindy Schneider, Year in Review Template IIIV2. Kit by Kristin Cronin Barrows All Aboard Kit. Additional alpha from Just so Scrappy

My latest endeavor

You know that saying, "Jack of all trades, Master of none"? Some times I think that's me. I received a bracelet from a friend and several weeks later he mentioned that I wasn't wearing it. Well truth be known, I love it but it was too small. I like to think that I'm "Big Boned" My sister Kathy and I had talked about wanting to learn to make jewelry so we went by a jewelry store and they were super nice and got us both totally hooked. They showed me how to add a clasp and lengthen the bracelet. Now I can wear it every day. So, here's some of my latest things that I have made.

The pink pearl one is the one from my friend, and the one right above that is one my sister Kathy made.

I actually want to learn how to make rosaries and rosary bracelets. I think I'm just about ready to jump in and try my hand at it. I'm a little nervous to do all that work and do it wrong so I did order a book. Hopefully I will be posting one of my completed rosaries before too long.

Stick People

I started making these fun little stick people, perfect for the back of any car or van. I cut them using my Craft Robo. The files were purchased from PaperThreads.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Mogogram Glass Blocks

I made these beautiful monogram blocks for my nieces and nephews for Christmas gifts. I cut them with my craft robo. Have I told you how much I love that machine!

I used a set of monograms that I purchased from PaperThreads

POW Bracelet Layout

Back in 1972 I wore a POW bracelet that had the name of a solder that was a pow in the Viet Nam war. Here's my layout.

Fun layout of my Niece

Her doggies are her babies. Here's a fun layout of my niece and her kids. This was a layout done for a challenge of "Christmas Present"

Treasure the Memories

I finished this layout for a challenge "Christmas Past" This is one of my favorite pics of Christmas. This picture is from 1959.

Recipe Swap

I participated in a Recipe swap and here's my layout I did. I also have made layouts for all of our family recipes and gave books to all of my kids, and nieces.

Halloween Treat Boxes

We had a family reunion on Halloween so I made these special treat boxes for all the little trick or treaters.

I used Shelly's spider box that I purchased from PaperThreads.

I was even featured on Shelly's blog. Check it out Here

Airplane Boxes

Perfect gift bags for a 5 year olds birthday party.

I made 26 of these airplane boxes for my grandson's birthday. They turned out super cute.

I used Shelly's Prop Plane Box which I purchased from PaperThreads.

I was even featured on the designers bog. Check it Out