Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I tested it out making a reversible headband. So I was able to use it or at least I was half heartily open to change. I do need to make the elastic part just a tad bit bigger to stretch onto a head. Overall not bad for the new sewing machine.
Monday, October 27, 2008
One of these will be waiting for me when I get home this afternoon. I really didn't want to buy a new one, and if I did I wanted a very high quality machine. But with two of us in the house sewing it makes sense to have a cheap backup. Better yet I don't have to be so incredibly stressed about what is wrong with mine. I am sure the repair man will be happy to know I won't be stalking him either.
Limited Edition Project Runway CE-5000PRW - 50 Stitch Computerized Sewing MachineProfessional Features for the Designer in You…the CE5000 PRW is a Project Runway Limited Edition computerized sewing machine with 50 built-in stitches and 87 stitch functions. Use the LCD screen to choose decorative, quilting or heirloom stitches to embellish your wardrobe. The exceptional feed system enables effortless sewing on denim, tweed and other thick fabrics. Complete with an automatic needle threader, fast bobbin winding system, Quick-Set™ bobbin and super bright LED-lit work area, the CE5000 PRW will turn your clothing into runway style creations.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I made good use of my downtime from the sewing machine by cutting a few things out. Headbands and a couple mini quilts are ready to go as soon as I am back in business.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Oh, I made these eight mailers in about 30 minutes. Not bad for my first attempt. Scrapbook paper, rubber cement and bubble paper is all you need. Now back to our regularly scheduled sewing.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I really like the color combination of the cats and dogs. I am probably about 50% done with the quilt top. Still need to add some touches to it and pick up an other yard of the brown polka dot fabric.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Ingredients & Directions:
1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
8 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan. Prepare Filling
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Ease of preparation: easy
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen and Random House Publishing
She made the dress all by herself. I lead her through the instructions but she sewed every bit of it herself.
Mason tore himself away from his computer for a photo with Kim.
And of course Buttercup just had to get in the action.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Hopefully with all that is going on I will have some time to work on a few craft projects over the weekend. I want to finish the placemats I started last week. And then I want to start the doggie lap quilt.
My mom sent me a box of sewing goodies. There is some great canvas fabric that will work for bags. And the zippers will be put to good use. But best of all she sent a box of sewing machine feet. I only looked at them breifly but there were some very neat hemming feet that I want to try out.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Guess I need to finish a couple other projects before I get too involved in this one. Some fabrics just make me smile this is one of them.
Oh I forgot to mention the 200+ square feet of tile were all hand laid by me. Measured, cut, laid, grouted and sealed by me. My first attempt ever at tiling.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
It was a quick and easy pattern. If I get a chance I will try to make the sundress from the same pattern.
Now let's see what else I can get accomplished while my family is gone.
Oh by the way I found the missing paperwork. It was hiding in the kitchen. Go figure. Why didn't I look there two weeks ago.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I need to pick up more thread in the morning before I start free motion quilting on this but I think I should be able to finish it pretty quickly. Next time I will avoid fabrics that have writing on them. Too hard to make decisions about the direction of the writing. I would rather spend my time worrying about something else.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
It starts with a kid pouring milk on Mason's back and ends with a broken nose in the ER. The only good thing I can say is that the other kid was taken out of the high school in handcuffs. Both boys made poor choices and the consequences could be great for both of them. Hard lessons to learn.
Needless to say the only thing I did yesterday was deal with the aftermath of poor choices.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Mason has a big project for science class due tomorrow I have a sneaky suspicion that I will be helping with that and not sewing any tonight.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
The remaining halloween fabric had a large witch graphic on it. I may try to turn it into something if I have time before Sunday. Otherwise I am done and can move on to another project.
I found a bunch of bag and hat patterns Mom gave me a few years ago. Those may be perfect to use with the fabric from craigslist.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The bright colors make me happy. I could just stare at them all day.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
This one is for you Mom. Several months ago I spent a couple weeks and redesigned our pantry. I absolutely love the basket drawers. They are deep and keep things organized. I guess I need to get a picture today to see if I have been able to keep the pantry clutter free since the redesign.