Sunday, September 30, 2007

Regans Blanket

I have been working on finishing Regans blanket. She picked out a pink John Deere pattern for both the front and the back. Its been pretty easy to put together since it has the quilt-y look already on it. All I do it sew along the lines! Here is a picture of it in progress.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Lindie Bag

Here is one of five Lindie bags I made this week. Once you get going on these things they are really easy to make. Three of them have no inside pocket so they can be reversible. I think I am going to use these as gift bags. The bag pictured here has already been claimed by Regan who promptly filled it with all sorts of good things.

Friday, September 14, 2007


Yesterday I decided to make a few of the bibs from Bend the Rules Sewing. They were SO easy to whip up! I made four of them in about an hour. (Each with a different color/pattern) The pattern suggests using snap closures so I tried that. Snaps and I are NOT friends! I had no problem getting the 'outie' part of the snap attached but when trying the 'innie' I couldn't get the pieces to stay together. So I think I'm just going to use velcro. It will be a lot easier to remove a velcro bib from a sweet potato covered baby.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Name Game

I'm playing the Name Game I found over at Pink Purl. If you head over there you can find links to read other peoples' answers. Its quite fun!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car),Shelby Voyager
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie),P.B. Wafer
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name),C. Kan
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),Periwinkle Pup
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born),Marie Willows
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first),Kan Ch
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink),The Plum Water
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers),Robert Damon
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy),Obsession Bit O’Honey
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ),Jean Robert
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter),Holland Houston
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).Spring Daisy
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)Grape Socky
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),Toast Maple
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”),The Stichin’ Rain Tour

If you decide to play along leave a link to your post (in the comment section) so other people can read you answers!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Finish What You Have

Today I am joining a challenge. it is the 'Finish What You Have' Challenge. I'm sure many of you have projects that you started and for some reason or another set aside and didn't finish. I for one have many of those projects laying around. If you are interested in joining this challenge just head on over to Turkey Feathers and sign up!

Friday, September 7, 2007

This week I have made a few of the things that were on my list. I made half a dozen heidi headbands for the girls. I found the pattern in Bend The Rules Sewing. I finally got the Lindie bag made but still need to get a good picture of it. I also tried my hand at making a reusable grocery bag. My first attempt looked ok but the fabric wasn't stiff enough for what I had in mind. I do some major shopping and need a good bag that can stand up to it. I think I'll try canvas next time.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

September 6, 2007

This blog is intended to be my craft brain. I'll put all blog links, tutorials and pictures here to make my life a lot easier. Feel free to use this blog as a jumping off to find other blogs. I will try to keep everything as up to date as possible. If you click on a link and find it isn't working please leave a comment letting me know so I can try to fix it.