Friday, March 30, 2012

Relaxing in Amelia Island

Doug and I are relaxing at the Ritz on Amelia Island, Florida.
There is just something about the salty sea air that slows me down and forces me to relax. Walking the beach, picking up seashells and just totally relaxing.
Ahhh - this is the life! ;)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sherry Goshon's class

I wish you could have seen this doll in person.  Pictures just don't do her justice!
The detail is amazing...

Wow, what a weekend ~  I picked Sherry up at the airport on Wednesday night and we went non-stop until we dropped on Sunday night.  This was my first doll class and will not be my last - I *loved* it!
My doll is not quite finished because I still have some costuming to do and I promise to share when she is complete.  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Projects on the horizon

Did I mention last week that we ordered scooter fabric from Spoonflower?  Well, we did and it arrived yesterday in the mail.  Obviously, when ordering it I didn't realize the scooters were going to be so big,  since I didn't pay attention to the scale that is provided on the website.  

I thought the scooters were going to be little, say, about an inch tall but instead, they are about six inches tall. The important thing is that Doug LOVES this fabric. He loves the argyle pattern and he loves the size of the scooters. As I sit typing this, the fabric is in the washer so I can get to work on sewing the scooter pajama pants I promised him. I'll be sure to let you know how they turn out. Maybe Doug will even model them for a picture!
Next up for projects is this little step stool I found at the thrift store, oh, about a year ago.  It's been in the garage while I've waited for some inspiration. Today I'm going to pry off that ugly vinyl top, give the base a good sanding and add a coat of primer. I don't have the perfect fabric for this yet but at least I'm going to get it painted.

 We are going to a specialty fabric store on Thursday (more on that in a minute) so I may be able to find something cute then.

This poor old shelf.  I think I bought this at hobby lobby back when I was in law school.  That means, it's moved with me 3 times and has been in the garage gathering dust.  At one point, I did sand it and fill the holes with wood filler but that is as far as it got.  Today, I took it out back, sanded it again and refilled some of the holes where the filler had shrunk and I'm going to give it a coat of primer. I have a vision for this and I hope it turns out as cute as I'm thinking.

It's going to be a busy week.  On Wednesday night, I'm picking up Sherry Goshon at the airport.  Next  weekend, she is teaching the Tulsa Dolling Dames how to create this awesome doll. This will be my first cloth doll class and I'm beyond excited.  I've been gathering my supplies but I still have to find my fabric for the doll's costume.  

On Thursday, a bunch of us are supposed to go to some specialty fabric store that I've been told is hit or miss.  Sometimes you go and there is so much stuff to buy that you can't even think straight.  Other times, not so much.  I'm hoping for a happy medium.  :)
Next up is lunch at the Amish Cheese House.  Everyone is raving about it and even Doug has said it is really good.
Friday and Saturday are the days for the class, Connie is hosting our lunch on Friday and then Sunday we are all going to Jean's house for a potluck lunch.  Should be lots of fun and I'll try to remember to not get so involved with what is going on that I take some pictures to share.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pajama Pants

Here's a quick peek at the pajama pants I made in my sewing class.  They are made out of a soft blue flannel with sweet little pink roses. Are they ever comfy! Don't mind the dog's toy box in the background.  This is the only full size mirror where I could take a picture of myself.

I left the legs extra long because I love them that way. I can never find jammies that are long enough for my long legs - it always looks like I'm waiting for a flood... Doug liked them so much that he wants me to make him a pair too.  He wants them made from material with Scooters on them so I  searched the internet and found some suitable fabric on Spoonflower.  As soon as it arrives, I'll sew his jammies for him.  :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sewing Class Complete!

The last 8 weeks, I've been taking a beginner's sewing class.  It has been alot of fun and I've learned so many things but best of all have been the projects.  Our first project was to make this cute reversible tote.  I love pinks, polkadots and paisleys, and I think my tote turned out so cute!

I'll have to post my second project once I'm finished - we made pajama pants and I just have to add the drawstring and hem the legs and they will be done.  It's on my list for this weekend.
Our third and final project was this sweet zippered makeup bag.  I just love it and I can wait to make more!
I'm going to be first in line as soon as the Intermediate class is announced - I can't even wait!  Oh yeah - there is going to be a serger class too - Sign me up!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Easter Crafting

On Saturday I had the girls over for crafting. Lori and her daughters Kasey and Lindsey came over and our original plan was to decorate some large paper mache easter eggs. That plan went sideways when I couldn't even cut into one of the eggs with my exacto knife so we moved on to plan B.  Lori took this picture of us busy at work. Please don't mind the messy craft room. 
We decided to decorate paper mache boxes instead. Didn't these turn out so cute!
From Left to Right: Mine, Lori's (and she said she couldn't craft!!), Kasey's and Lindsey's.
Can't wait until the next time!