Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Quick Scarf

My daughter found this scarf and fell in love. At $1,100, her paychecks would get her to it in about 2 months, if she never spent a dime...LOL. She appealed to me for help in finding an alternative. We came up with this. It cost her 15 dollars in supplies and a fancy latte for my labor.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dish Mat

I saw this dish mat post awhile ago and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. So, with the skirt finished, I whipped this up last night.

Measure. Cut.


Iron some more.




I know the lighting is crazy. One of my goals this year is to stop using my cell phone for a camera!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

JoAnn's Trip

We had gift cards burning holes in our pockets, so off to JoAnn's.

I want to learn to knit...(with a few fat quarters thrown in, of course)

and I want a new lined skirt for winter.

My daughter found this track jacket on clearance and found iron-ons she liked for it. She loves this key fabric and I am teaching her to never leave without at least one fat quarter.

This is what I have been doing since we got home. I am totally enjoying myself and planning projects for snowy days that I know are coming.

I love field trips!
Happy Weekend Everyone!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cold Hands No More

I found a box of old sweaters in the back of the closet.

One sweater became wrist and ear warmers.

I have 6 more to play with over the next few days. I think I may have a couple pillows to recover for the winter season.

Update - I got another pair made, but then I got distracted and did some rice bags...LOL!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to New Year, New Construction

Over the next week, I will be doing some construction on my blog. I am adding pages for some projects that I am beginning. I decided to add to this blog because these new pieces of my life are intertwined with the posts from the last year. I am excited and a little nervous about the path I have planted my feet upon for the second half of my life. I learned much about myself in 2011, including the facts that I really enjoy being creative in the sewing room, the kitchen, the garden and flower beds. I want to expand these creative processes. I will be reaching for new experiences in 2012. 

I want to thank my followers and the all the other people out there in blogland for stopping by and leaving a piece of themselves, I cherish every comment. 

Happy New Year and may the creative juices overflow in our little pieces of the world!