Wednesday, September 30, 2009

OMG - are you SERIOUS!?

Monday, I came home to find a box sitting on the front porch ... and inside were some yummy prizes that I had won from entering the giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop! How lucky am I?

Thank you SO much FQS for the chance to win such yummy goodies!
I won a luscious jelly roll, honey bun, and turnover set in the Mill House Inn pattern! They are gorgeous, but I have no pictures to show you just yet. (You know how I am with pictures ... *sigh*).

If you're still interested, head on over there and sign up for the Fig Tree Club! There's still spots available and you'll get to make some pretty things for around your home (or for gifts)! The link is in an earlier post ... (below this one).

Anyway, school has been kicking my rear end and I also just joined a gym ... time to lose the mommy fat! Wish me luck - it's been a whirlwind of things to do around here! And now I'm gearing up for the holidays too ...

Friday, September 11, 2009

If I was a rich girl ...

If I had an over-abundance of money to just spend on a whim, my poor studio would look like a fabric shop exploded in there ... oh wait, it already does ... okay, maybe it would look like an ORGANIZED fabric shop then.

Hee hee ...

Okay, so seriously ... if I had some extra funds to play around with, I would give my left arm (that's right - the LEFT one - the one I use ALL the time) to sign up for this club. I have been a serious Fig Tree stalker for quite some time, I just haven't had the money yet to really get down to business! Hurry up and get that job, honey!! :o)

Fig Tree Quilts is putting together a club. Members will receive kits and patterns to make things like lap quilts, totes, home decor items, etc., etc. The Fat Quarter Shop still has some memberships available, so if you're more of a rich girl than I am, run over there and sign up!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

one down ... several more gifts to go!

Yesterday I finally finished one of my handmade Christmas gifts for this year. (You might recognize the yo yo pillow from an earlier post ... well, here's mine in finished form.) This little beauty is going to a very special girl who's an honorary member of our family. Her mom has been one of my best friends since the 9th grade ... that's almost 20 years for those of you who are keeping count!

Her little Nut is about a year older than little M, and the last time we went to visit, they had a chance to play together. I thought it was only fair that little M snuggle the pillow one last time before it gets packaged up to go to the Nut's house. So, Nut, when you get this you might still smell a little pb&j on it ...

Oh, and little M made sure to point out which yo yo was his favorite. ;o)

Now that this is finished, I've only got about 6 more sewing gifts to complete.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

out with the old

It's no secret that I need more clothes. My closest friends all know this, as they've seen me wear the same stuff several times ... the washing and drying of clothes that goes on in my house is insane. I always make sure that the boys are well-dressed, but I neglect my own closet.

So, I'm going to fix this.

I'm starting with pajamas for myself. When I saw this on one of my favorite blogs, I couldn't pass it up. An opportunity to make some pj's with other sewing enthusiasts and a chance to win a $20 gift certificate when it's all over. Umm, yeah. I'm definitely in.

My pattern is ordered, some fabric is on the way, and I'll let you know how it goes. Making clothing is definitely NOT one of my strong points, so cross your fingers for me.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

so many crafts ... so little time!

I have been a craftin' fool the last few days.

Aside from sewing the yo yo's together for my pillow, and working on the "Merry & Bright" quilt (yes, I'm STILL not done - it's a LOT of work!!) ... I made some bookmarks, decorated a notebook for me to carry at school, and made myself some pretty jewelry.

Who says ADD is a disorder? I think I'm handling it well. ;o)

Now that I'm all crafted out, and the house is in perfect disarray, Little M gave me some friendly advice:

"Mom, it's time to get a shower, open the blinds and clean up this place! Oh, and fix my bed head, please."