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Sunday, November 30, 2008

More felt toys

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Toy Fruit

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Turkey hot pad

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!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hats, Mittens,Grandkids, and Barbie doing dishes

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

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Who lost there Mittens?

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

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First Basketball practice for Barbie


Some how I forgot to share my Halloween pictures. One is Of my 2 girls the oldest Colleen and Barbie the youngest! All dressed up for Halloween, It was too much fun!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fun Stuff!!!

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.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Enjoying Fall

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.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


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!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

my gifts and a monkey

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.