Sunday, May 31, 2009
Please continue to register for the SEWN give away. The scissor fob and scissors are Pam's contribution.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
SEWN will feature designers and shops from Australia and New Zealand, as well as the latest from the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. "
I have used a 1 1/2" button covered in Moda's Wonderland Fabric.
There is an alligator clip on the back of the button. This is great to clip to your clothing or craft bag, furniture, etc. I even use one while traveling and clip it to the seat belt. You will never have to look for your scissors again while using this handy dandy scissor fob.
The ribbon was heat finished and I used a heat and bond Velcro for the closure.
A pair of blue stork titanium scissors are included.
To register for this giveaway, leave me a comment and tell me what type of sewing or craft activity you love. I will randomly choose a winner on June 8. Make sure you are linked to your blog or leave me your email or web address for contact info. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Our link is http://www.artfire.com/users/SeWhatInc. We would love for you to stop by and visit our shop.
Now leave a comment to enter this giveaway. Be sure and sign in with your blog/web info or include your email. I will keep this giveaway open until May 31st and will contact the winner that day!.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am happy to be participating in the SewMamaSew giveaway. I am so happy that I decided to do 2 giveaways! Be sure and enter both!
Please leave me a comment telling me your birth month. This is important because I am giving away a Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Bracelet and Earrings. My friend, Diane, and I have an ArtFire jewelry business. If you get a chance, please head over and look around.
Our link is http://www.artfire.com/users/TogglesandBeads.
I will leave the giveaway open until May 31st. I will choose randomly and will contact the winner. Please make sure you sign in with your blog/web site info or include your email. I don't want anyone left out because you forgot to do this part! :)
This is the style the Birthstone Earrings will be. I will replace the crystal with the correct color for your birth month.
Our earrings and bracelets are designed using sterling silver, Turkish beads, sterling lever back earring fasteners, bracelet toggles and Swarovski crystals.
Jennifer at Craft Sanity has a quick and fun tutorial that is also practical. Visit Craft Sanity at http://craftsanity.com/?p=2392 for the free tutorial. There is even a video for you visual learners. I know these are designed and made for cleaning house but couldn't you also see these hung from the ceiling with clear line in staggering lengths for a party decoration?
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Today my favorite thing to share is my library card. I know that probably seems like a weird choice but for me it isn't. I am an avid reader and have bouts of insomnia. My husband is a light sleeper so watching television disturbs him at night, as does any type of cleaning or sewing, etc. Instead I read. I read a lot. This little card saves me so much money. I usually go to the library twice a month. Each visit I get between 12-20 books. Do you know how much that would cost me? I also love my library because we have a very user friendly web site. I go on the web, search out authors, topics or titles and reserve the book on my card. All I have to do is a quick in and out to get my books. They have them waiting for me all bundled together.
My favorite genre to read is a good murder mystery/ PI book. I really like a woman as the main character and usually prefer a woman author. However, I am a fan of Lee Child and he is definitely a man. :) I also love that I can check out many of the popular craft/sewing books. I usually get a least two of those each time.
Are you reader? If so, leave me a comment on what type of books you like best.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sewing to do list:
1. Amy Butler's Downtown Purse for daughter. It needs to be completed by June 1st. That is when I go help her move.
2. Niece a sundress and matching bag.
3. Daughter skirt.
4. Purse for a birthday gift with a matching tea wallet.
5. Mug cozies for gifts. Have multiples of these to do.
6. Christmas in July Swap - stocking, other items
7. Birdie for a friend.
8. Fall bag for daughter - Amy Butler's Birdie Sling.
9. Heat Therapy Rice bag.
10. Summer skirt for me.
11. Cut off and hem a pair of jeans in to shorts for me.
12. I have many hand embroidery items I want to work on. I need to copy on to the fabric, organize in to packages and that way I can grab and go with it.
Things I want to learn:
1. Needle turn applique.
2. More hand embroidery stitches.
Here is my plan. Today I will iron and cut out daughter's bag. I bought the wrong color of thread so I will need to go get the correct thread color this afternoon. Tomorrow I will try and sew the bag.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
With warm weather approaching quickly, this tutorial not only looks good but is very practical. Little Birdie Secrets has graciously allowed me to share their tutorial for a Wet Bag. It has a side zipper and will keep your wet bathing suits, clothing, etc. separated from your dry items. This bag will be great for the pool, beach or in a diaper bag for those accidents that always happen with babies or toddlers. I think it would even work as a stylish ice pack (if a zip lock bag was used inside)! Go check out this tutorial in the following link and then look around Little Birdie Secrets' blog. They have lots of great tutorials and ideas.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I am what most people would call fat, I prefer chubby girl. ;) Yes, I am heavy and no matter what I try, and I have tried lots of things, I seem to be able to lose 10 pounds and then right back on it goes. It doesn't help that I take steroids daily for chronic asthma. However, I also just love food. So, there are multiple issues. Anyway, one of the things I hate is to shop for swimming suits.
http://www.onestopplus.com/ has many size 12 and up shops located together and that certainly makes shopping for a plus size girl easier. I have ordered several things from them and have been very happy. Yesterday I decided to shop for swim wear. I love to swim and am fortunate to have a country club pool just down the street. I bought two suits and am anxious to get them and will let you know how they work out.
The first suit is a skirtini, two pieces with a tummy panel. Sounds good and it is from my favorite store, Avenue. I am not usually a blue person but I really like this suit, color and style. It didn't hurt it was on sale either.
This second suit is as basic as it looks. I have a little black skirt cover up that I can wear with this suit but remove it for when I want to swim laps or exercise. It is my practical suit.
I should receive the suits by Wednesday or Thursday and will give you the low down.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Over at Make It and Love It blog, Ashley has posted a free tutorial for this easy but very useful trash bag for your vehicle. I can't tell you how badly I need this and how much better this will work in my van than the small bathroom trash can I keep in there. My trash can isn't very practical because it turns over and spills easily and it sure isn't as stylish as this bag. I can also see using this to keep a notepad and pencil, small toys for the kiddos, hand sanitizer and lotion, etc. It doesn't just have to be for trash. :) Head over to the following link for the free tutorial and check out her other projects while there.
Monday, May 11, 2009
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup of lemon juice
1 pie crust,
(you can use a homemade, frozen baked and cooled or a graham cracker crust. I have done all three and I can tell you the frozen is as good as a homemade and the graham is the easiest. It is your choice.)
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the condensed milk and mix until creamy. Slowly add the lemon juice. When mixed well, pour in to a prepared and cooled pie crust. Refrigerate. May be served with a thin, sliced lemon that is scored and twisted and a dollop of whip cream.
This is a delicious and creamy pie that is just wonderful for summer dining and one of the easiest I have ever made. It is one of the three recipes my husband asked me to get from his mom 27 years ago after our wedding. In fact, my son requested this pie instead of a cake for his graduation dinner. It is definitely a family favorite. Hope you enjoy. :)
This recipe easily doubles, triples and quadruples for easy multiple pie making. I made three last week in one bowl. Yummy.