Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blue Skies . . .

. . . are finally beginning to peek through the clouds, and while I'm thankful for the rain and drizzle we've had the last few days, it will be nice to see some sunshine by tomorrow. Isn't that the way we are - we pray for rain (or whatever) and then when we get it we want something else! But we got a little over an inch of rain over 3 -4 days and while that isn't much, it's very much needed.

I'm sorry for not posting in a few days. I had the pre-weekend cleaning and straightening up to do on Thursday, then yesterday my friend, Tish came over for our 'play date' in my scrap room. We had a really good time, and this time we actually got some cards made!

Here are a few pins and things I've gotten made lately >>>

A cute little blue and ivory pin that I've got pinned on my old fleece hat. These would be cute on a hat, a scarf, sweater, jacket, or even on a little girl's coat! They are backed with safety pins so they won't come off and won't stick you!

This little one is only about 1 3/4 inches across, and would be such a cute pin for a little girl!

This pin is made from a red grosgrain ribbon with white polka dots and green felt leaves.

Another small (1 3/4 inches) pin that would be cute for a little girl.

A white mitten Christmas tree ornament with fake fur around the wrist.

Today I've been deciding which cards to send in for a card-making design team I'm trying for, and got them sent - I'll be sure to let you know if I make it. I have also been re-organizing my felt and embroidery bags - they really needed it, but I knew I had to get them straightened out if they are going to be my main entertainment on our trip next week. I do have one tip to share, and I'm so excited about it, too!

I've always struggled with an easy and efficient way to carry my craft felt with me. I mean for a long trip like our Thanksgiving trip to Savannah when I'll be working on felt ornaments and pins on the trips down and back up, and the evenings in the camper. Anyway, I was stacking all these crumbled pieces of felt and trying to think of a good way to carry it with me when I remembered my hubby had brought home a small surprise the other day. It was one of those new reuseable woven grocery bags with his company's logo on it. It's got pleated sides and a piece of cardboard that lays down in the bottom. Well I stacked that felt in the bag, got my needles and pins box in, and all my embroidery floss AND a Mary Engelbreit book that I like to take for inspiration. Take a look >>>

Now I've got my button box and ribbon and lace box in an old tote bag, but next time I go to the grocery store I'm going to buy an extra of these bags just for that, and I'll have easy at home and away storage for those things. I take this stuff to bed with me at night and work on projects while I'm watching TV. You see, hubby and I have widely different likes when it comes to TV, so he watches in the living room and I get the comfy bed, which gives me more room for all my stuff too, lol!

Well, that's enough from me! I'll have a post tomorrow with one or two of my favorite holiday recipes for you. Have a great rest of the weekend! Becky

1 comment:

Ladybug in TN said...

Neat! You have been a busy gal. I have been making books on snapfish for Christmas gifts.

Have you heard from Tiny 2?