Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Sewing table and end table

I got a REALLY awesome purchase. My in-laws gave Mike and me a cash gift for our anniversary. 100 each. YOWSA. Perfect timing- our Wal-Mart is closing out their fabric department- so of course what does Wal-Mart do? DISCOUNT!!!!!! AMAZING deals- I got yards and yards of ribbon- CUTE ribbon- for like 12 cents a yard! I got fabric for a quilt (fabric that I had previously seen, wanted, but wouldn’t buy because of the price); I got fabric for some aprons, some presents, and for doll clothes. SO EXCITING- I spent I think almost 40 dollars total and got a haul. THEN, I got a closet hanger extender, much needed- so happy. THEN- I went to value village and thought I’d look around- what do I find? An amazing desk- L-shaped, with laminated type counter tops. Perfect for a sewing table. I have a sewing table- but it’s HUGE, HEAVY, and need I say HUGE again? It’s just way too big- takes up way too much space- so this is just wonderful- so we got rid of the old- and moved in the new- it was 25 dollars- but I had a coupon that brought it down to 20. So it was a spendy littler bugger, but worth it. THEN- I went to the dollar store and I bought packs of plastic cups and custard cups- got some wood from the Heidimans-(they had extra) and I screwed them onto a piece of wood- to hold all my stuff- My other desk had drawers- this one doesn’t- so I had to find a place for all my junk, like glue sticks, crayons, markers, screws, nails etc. So I screwed them on- and labeled them and I just LOVE it. So cute and organized. I just wish I knew I were going to be doing this- because then I would have coordinated my boards that I JUST did, so they don’t match- anyway- it’s totally awesome- but I haven’t even gotten to sew on it yet because I’ve been working so MUCH! I have been working so much, and whenever they need someone to cover extra hours they call me- so I haven’t had any free time. I would like to have the desk out in the family room, and I could just put the smaller couch in the sewing room where the desk is- but Mike said it would look ugly. I just like being out in the family room- I feel a part of the world- there’s sun shining through the window- the sewing room is just gloomy.

While I was there I also spotted a really cute end table. We’ve been needing one for the family room- has really cool carvings and shape- so I’m going to paint it the green of the hutch or the blue in the frames- can’t decide which- Amy Heidiman pointed out though that all my furniture is black- but I don’t know. Anyway- I’m so excited to paint it- except now I have the anxiety of “gotta brush up on my Spanish”.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My apron

So- Rebecca made me an apron for my wedding, and I LOVE it, and I wear it everyday when i eat, (because I'm so clumsy) and ofcourse when I cook, so it gets dirty alot- I decided I wanted more like it- I bought a pattern, and ofcourse it wasn't what i wanted so i took it back and I just copied the pattern from my sister's apron. I LOVE IT. I tried to make it look retro- hence the bright blue- I really love it. THEN- I also made a little kid apron-which I still need to put pockets and some ruffles on, (but I was too excited so I had Ahna put it on). I made a little kid one because Ahna comes over and makes cookies alot and she gets so dirty, and when Ruby my niece used to live here- she made cookies with me alot too- and she would get dirty- so I decided- I don't care if I don't have any children- I need a little kid apron! I really love this apron because it doesn't weigh on my neck- it lays nicely on my shouldders- and I don't even have to tie it in the back- it's perfect. And by the way- the fabric was 2 dollars a yard- 50% off- 1 dollar- then 30% off special employee discount so it was only 70 cents! I paid more for the piping/tape than I did for the fabric!


I found the fabric for this dress in the clearance section. 4 dollars a yard- waited until the clearance went 50% off- making it 2 dollars a yard. I only needed 2 yards. Plus my employee discount 15% so I this dress only cost me $3.40. Anyway- I LOVE this dress. I really love those long summer dresses to the floor- but they're all halter tops- so I made this one- I love it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Doll #2

So originally I made this doll for Kate, but Mom though she would like more of a babyish doll. So- Lizzie you can tell me which one you think she would like more- Mom thought Aliese would like this one, Rebecca you can tell me what you think, and let me know if Gracie would like the little one, or one like this- or more of a trendy one that i plan on making for Anna. Anyway- this one has a pony tail, and her hair is REALLY soft. I don't know why this picture won't turn the right way- I've done it twice now, oh well.

I wanted to compare the sizes of the dolls and also in comparison to my hand so you could have a good idea of the sizes.
Alrighty- so those are my dolls- let me know if you think your children would like them. Remember it won't hurt my feelings if you don't think they would- I just enjoy doing it while I watch TV. love you all! Check out the post below this one also.


So these are my latest projects- dolls. Now I was thinking about giving this one to Kate- so Lizzie: should I add the ribbon around the waist, or not? I originally made the a whole other doll, but mom said she thought she'd like a more babyish doll. So anyway- here is the ribbon- which one do you think she would like better? AND- if you don't think she would like her at all- it WON'T hurt my feelings at all. I also put my hand next to her to give you an idea of how big the doll is.

I think it's really cute with the ribbon, but that makes her look more like a girl than a baby- so that's why I thought I'd ask. Like I said- it WON'T hurt my feelings at all, if you don't think she'll like her, I'd rather give her to someone else or save her for my future children, don't worry about hurting my feelings. I just enjoy making them.