Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MORE Pincushions

I'm on a pincushion binge.....made these in the last few days. More on the way in various sizes and shapes. Where will it end?????
I think jewelry will be my next project. Has anyone tried paper beads? I've seen a lot of the long cylindrical shaped beads but only a few truly round beads. Does anyone know the trick of getting a round bead? I've searched online extensively. Everyone says that a long skinny triangular strip of paper will produce a round bead. I haven't had luck making round ones yet. Any suggestions? mypapereden on flickr has some beautiful round beads posted. Check those out and see what I mean about round.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Roses and other things I like...

This is the first bloom this year on my rose bush in our back yard. Beautiful color.
Ready for a weekend of crafting...lots of projects ready to start. Perhaps I can get a few things accomplished between yard sales and other activities. I will post pics as progress is made.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pin Cushion Afternoon

This afternoon has been spent making a few new pincushions. It seems like no matter how many pincushions I have in my sewing room, I am always looking for one. These are ones I've made today. I saw a neat pincushion idea on but am not having any luck finding the wooden pedestals. I've checked a lot of different stores and looked at all the yard sales this weekend but no luck so far. The tall wooden pedestal (in the second and third pics) is the only one I found that was even close to what I need. Anyway, I will keep looking.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to my dear daughter who is 27 today. I couldn't ask for a better daughter. She is smart, creative, thoughtful, caring and very resourceful. Also my dear friend. She is always making me something great. Check out her lastest project at Love you Jen!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Giveaway Winner Announced

Whew! What a busy last few days with all the blog visits and commenting. The winner of my site giveaway is Stacey from Elle Belle. I have notified her via her blog but have not heard from her. me and I will get your shipping information. Congratulations to ALL who have won a prize.

This morning has been a busy one. I have sewn an Insulated Water Bottle Holder. It is made from BOHO BLOSSOM, a Michael Miller fabric. I insulated it which will help keep my cold beverage cold a little longer in this warm weather. I will be making these in kid-size as well as adult sizes.

I ventured into the backyard yesterday to admire some of the flowers in bloom. The lovely day lillies caught my eye. I obviously don't know how to place my pics where I want them....will work on that. I transplanted zinnias that had srpung up in the yard rather than the flowerbed. I will photograph them once they are blooming.
I have hats to mail today...Yey! More Water Bottle Holder to sew as well.