I can't say enough for freecycle! I had asked for another item and the lady saw my blog in my siginture line and went to take a peek, she saw that I loved knitting so offered me this box and here is a picture of what I recived!, I feel like its Christmas all over again!!! God Bless her and thank you Jill B.
I can now share what I made for Barbie For Christmas! 3 sweat type outfits for her american girl doll that didn't arrive on time due to its on back order. The doll her sister ordered for her and they apperently ran out at the factory. The outfit done in blues is for her bitty baby she already has. Then a little back pack for her doll. She asked mom for clothes like she wears for her doll so she can get her ready for School also. Then I had to knit the poncho,hat, mittens, that are pictured also. She also recived from me not pictured here lace doll socks and another hat and scarf for Bitty baby doll.
I found this lost cake plate in Goodwill. I'm sure someone broke the lid and tossed it there way hoping someone could use it. I just had to bake a cake once it came home with me! Now its 9 days before Christmas and my little 3 foot tree has no ornaments so decided to make some. Will go out to the shed today and try to attempt to dig out some of the decorations. I'm so pleased to have this little tree as my neighbor was very generous to give it to me and its prelit kind!!! I had no room for my 6 ft one and this is perfect. God Bless you neighbor!!!! Thank God for the good people in this world. I'm not in the festive mood so trying to get there with this little tree. And I promised Barbie to bake gingerbread men so will have to at lest try to get in the holiday mood. I keep reminding myself its Jesus birthday and I should be celebrating that!!! But have to remember Barbie is 8 and she still believes in Santa! Anyway back to sewing doll clothes for Christmas gifts for Barbie! Thanks for looking!
Saturday in the mail I recived this beautiful skien of yarn, It was very unexpected. I had to share with you all as this lady is very special, I have posted about her before and she has a link to her shop on my side bar (my7kids) If you get a chance stop by her shop, her yarn is devine and she is so so nice, and with 6 kids at home I know she can use the sales!!! Not really a plug just saying what a wonderful person she is and what devine goods she sells. Or maybe it is a plug but its all true!!! I just love her yarn! Its recycled and its a good cause!!! Love what you do Nikki and thank you so so much for all of it!!! Huggs and God Bless
Hopefully the link is added but this is a wonderful Christmas giveaway, just leave a comment at her blog!!! That simple. Her blog name is Bits of wool http://bitsofwool.blogspot.com/2008/11/christmas-giveaway.html Ok her link is in my favorate sellers althogh its a blog link. huggs
These seem like they took forever, although I guess not really, My hands are now freezing in place so good thing im done. These are for my nieces who are 1 and 2 (yes I said that in my last post) I missed one of there birthdays so this is really a birthday present. I don't think i will get any christmas gift done this year (well for Barbie I want to make a few dresses for her bitty baby and the American girl doll my oldest daughter is giving her) Other than that I have a feeling my hands or shoulders (who ache beyound words) wont allow much more. Hopefully my Dr will do something more for this pain! I did modify the pattern as they called for letters on the soup can, and everything was supposed to be glued but it was for younger children so I figured the sewing would be a better idea. All of it with the exception of the milk carton, was from a pattern. The milk carton I winged or faked it and it came out pretty much to my likeing. I had memories of doing embrodery in the 70's when I decided my jeans had to be decorated with embrodery. Was a good memory! God Bless Marion
I found this pattern in a Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=11856047 I just love this pattern! What is cool about it is you pay and she sends it pdf so you get it same day!!! I made these for my great nieces in California, I also will be making them some boxed stuff out of felt (box of cereal,can goods, ect...) Another pattern I got at a etsy store. They are 2 and 1 and love there shopping cart my sister tells me so this will be fun for them. Thanks for looking! God Bless
I made this for my neighbor Barbara! I found this pattern for free online. Originally it was for placematts but since I'm low on time and have no idea how many guest she will have, I've decided it will be a hot pad for the table to set hot dishes on or a center piece, whatever she likes for her holiday! Anyway I had fun making it and she loves it!!!
OK here are the beautiful happy faces wearing there new hats and mittens! Well worth all the time spend sewing them, ten fold! And had to share Barbie washing dishes for one of the first times! Also the Grandkids are Destiny age 7, Chase and Dustin age 4, and Madison age 2
Really no one lost any. Just thought the title was catchy. Last Sunday my sweet (4 yr old) twin grandsons looked up at me with those big sweet eyes and said "Grandma can you make me some Mittens) How could I deny the children. Knowing that they will return on Sunday for Church and to visit I got busy making mittens. Now there are not only the twins but the oldest girl 7, and the youngest girl 2. Now I have 4 pair of nice warm fleece mittens for them and a day ahead of time. Now Barbie wants a pair. LOL
Today was a glorious mail day! Two stories go with the two pictures The single skein is a thank you gift from Nikki from http://my7kids.etsy.com. I was reading her blog (http://Mysevenkids.blogspot.com) She also sent me a sample of her handmade soap Peaches n cream. Ok so back to reading her blog. I can't imange having that many kids at home at once. Along with all them kids, she knits, spins, finds the yarn and takes apart old sweaters and resells them. She is awesome in my book. This was my thoughts while reading her blog. So I decided that since I make spindles and she is just beginning spinning, I should send her a spindle. I made her one of my wagon wheel spindles, then added to the package another spindle I had, a donut pincushion, some sample fibers, and some of my homespun. I hope she loves it all. Now the pic with all the yarn. (30 skeins) Man this lady is generous or what? One of my groups I'm in. (mittens for akkol) She had posted she had some eyelash type yarn that she would give anyone who had 5 dollars for shipping. Of coarse I jumped on it as my sister just learned to knit and loves the stuff for scarves. I sent her the 5 dollars for shipping and she had emailed me back saying she had more did I want more. I sent her a email back thanking her and saying I was sorry but money was tight. She promptly emailed me back and said no prob she would send me a bunch anyway. Then she saw my pumpkin on the blog here and wanted to know if I would be willing to sell her one. I emailed her back and told her I would send her one no charge as a thank you!!! Her name is Kathleen by the way.
Today while sitting on my porch I enjoyed looking at the leaves fall. The wind was blowing and seeing the leaves dance down the middle of the street, thoughts of people scrambling to get somewhere quickly (like running out of a burning building) LOL The air is getting crisp but nice around 50 during the days. These three pictures are some of the Gifts from God I enjoyed. I was wishing I had taken pictures this morning when the stars in the sky we so bright that they looked as if you could just reach out and grab them. Twinkling in the sky so beautifully! The Tree with the yellow leaves is across the street from us. The tree with the beautiful oranges is down the street. And then a picture of our yard and mobile home.
One of my BBB (best blogger buddies) suggested that I make my pumpkin in red and turn it into a tomato, So I searched high and low for some red fleece and of coarse I had none. Being im broke (ok so I'm always broke) we will say a limited income, very very limited. I did find some red cotton fabric. So here is to you SewFunky!!! My Tomato!
My eldest daughter Colleen came to vist us for 5 wonderful short days! We had a great time. She arrived on Thursday morning. Waisting no time we went shopping at Cost Co where she spoiled me and took care of me getting me vitimins. LOL She filled my gas tank and laughed at me as I squealed with wonder when the tank hit full and over. Silly me! The seconed day was Halloween, so we took it easy and then took Barbie trick or treating. Saturday was another full day of eating out and that evening I drove Barbie and Colleen to a haunted corn field. Barbie cried all the way through it and was very scared. We learned not to do that again. Was a bit dissapointing for Colleen but we had no idea. Sunday was Church and then out to eat at this wonderful restruant we found. Oh for got to mention on Saturday we went to the park and played then found a garage sale and she bought me the christmas fabric and pompoms. Monday we went to BarnsandKnoble and she got The cute book and the Shack. Love the books! Sadly Monday night was time for her to fly home. Barbie cried all the way home from the airport. She will return and I totally enjoyed her visit. Today I had to make a item from my The cute book so that is where the monkey comes in.
These are so so fun to make and easy on the hands and eyes as mine have been failing me latley along with my thought process. Somehow latley I can't seem to follow any written directions or my eyes wont allow me to do simple work. Then there are my hands who just quit holding onto things that im gripping. It dosent make for good cooking,sewing or any crafting.
I'm so very happy to share this! It was quick and fun to make! Made out of clothes pins and superglue! I think I will use it for a pincushion (although its pretty large (8 inches tall) I have seen some of the mini clothes pins and may have to try again for a smaller pincushion to possibly sell on my esty store. Thanks for looking and all the positive comments! God Bless
My neighbor (Missy) got this pup when it was just a few wks old, she is now 4 months old. Missy dropper fed her till she was weened. (problems with the mother dog) She had intended on keeping her but at first thought she was a he, then when she had her for a bit decided she should be mine. I said no for a month, and then broke down and couldnt say no again. So She is ours now. She is a very sweet dog and needed more potty training and we are working on that. I have to say (after I tell you she goes out for a walk several times a day) she has not pottied in the house thus far. We have had her for 4 days now! She is a good pup!
This was so fun to make! I saw a pattern you could buy but thought I could figure it out by myself. (As most who know me know I never have money LOL) So went though my fabric and found the dark brown (choc donut) Then it was just figure out how to stuff and sew. I used invisible thread yes it was a pain but paid off! Barbie (my 8 yr old got really upset with me as she said "Mom dont show me that now I want a donut" It was pretty funny as she was really annoyed we didnt have any! So now I have to figure out what food I want to make next lmao