Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sewing for Fall

Thanks to a really good friend, my sewing room is SEMI-clean and organized!! YAY!! She insisted on coming over and kicking my butt in gear! She went on and on about how great it would feel to be able to SEE everything I had. And how much I would get accomplished if I could actually USE my cutting table!! She was right....OF COURSE!! She gave me two good days of her precious, recovering-from-chemo time and made me promise to do more on my own...how could I refuse? She has Lupus and has been going through years of struggling to keep her own arts and crafts clean and organized! So THANK YOU my friend!! On with the sewing....

Do you like my new banner for Fall? I LOVE it! It is made with burlap and lots of SCRAPS!! Can I tell you that the amount of my scrap stash is gianormous!! So much so that I am having to THROW little pieces away!! GAH!! It is killing me! So, after much back N forth, and getting Steph to BELIEVE me...I'm boxing some up and sending some to Australia! But even that is proving to be a challenge! I LOVE you, Steph..but I find myself picking up scraps to put in your box and think, "but maybe I'll USE this..." I know, I know....I AM AN ADDICT!! :) I think I will have to blindfold myself and just shove some in...that way I won't know exactly what is going in...and I won't miss it!! HA!! Anyway, I would love to show you some pictures, but something is wonky with my lens! I think it has been dropped too many times!! It won't auto focus when I zoom in and out, and even my manual focusing is leaving alot to be desired. Maybe I'll win the AWESOME giveaway over at MADE. Some super duper awesome ZOOM lens that fits a Canon or Nikon. I'm keeping my fingers crossed....yeah, me and the 1500 that commented BEFORE me...and that was like three days ago...the giveaway goes until the END of November. Can you imagine getting THAT many comments?? {shudder} So please forgive my terrible pictures!!

Ms. Priss loved her Halloween Yo-Yo headband so much, I made her one for Fall with......SCRAPS!

The red corduroy has a pom pom too...it must have gotten hungry and SWALLOWED it!! ;)
The middle child has BROWN Day tomorrow...no pressure to have anything done...thankfully for the THIRD year in a row, these corduroy pants will be worn!! Remember, these were originally made for the Boy for his first Thanksgiving...then last year after he outgrew the length, the Middle Child got them with the addition of a cute ruffle...this year I added a new Swing top made from my Scrap stash...YAY!!
Again, sorry for the horrible picture...I won't be holding out for the giveaway, I've already ordered a replacement lens! :) So, I've been seeing alot of acorns this fall....must be a trend! She really likes it and I had to pry it off of her today, with the promise of being able to wear it all day tomorrow!
Oh, here are a couple more Minky ruffled pants I did last month.
I just got the red Minky in for three more orders. I do feel better when my sewing room is neat and organized! Hopefully it will last...but the Holiday season is upon us!! With all of the fabulous tutorials popping up on Sew Mama Sew! these days....the wheels of creativity are turning!! And did I mention that we booked Disney in the Early Spring???? SOOOOO excited!! Our last visit was Thanksgiving 2007 when I was pregnant with the Boy, so not many rides I could do!! I have been having fun planning our trip and making maps and scheduling character dinings...so much to do in such a short time!! Anyone been recently?
So that is it for this post...it is LATE and I am tired! Check out the new links I've added on the left...one is for Wee Folk Arts Handmade Holidays Directory!! These awesome ladies always offer the best support for Crafters!! If you sell stuff online...go and add your link to the ever growing list!! The other new link is Sew Mama Sew!...of course!! They are doing Handmade Holidays IV! Lots of tutorials, lots of prizes, lots of chances to win!! So one last look at my cute Fall banner, wish the picture was better...oh well...

...until later...


Stephanie and Carlos said...

YAY for clean creating space. I am so happy for you!! It's cleansing and refreshing to purge yourself and remember it's not going into the bin you are sending it to me and you have seen what I make right...lol... right!!

Your friend is super awesome too. She is obviously getting a lot more out of this experience than you are hehe... Don't stop her will you!

Good luck on the giveaway... I might enter and if I win I'll send it to you huh!!

I'll be honest with you... brown scares me but you make it less scary hehe.

Well I should leave it there other wise I might as well send you an email lol... mwah mwah mwah you sexy girl!!

xo Steph

Amy said...

That little headband is cute! Way to go with all the minky pants orders!

Allie said...

Heehee - I want to see the REST of the room! Love your banner, girl. And the headband and the little brown outfit - so perfect for fall! As always, you are just incredibly busy! And now preparing for Disney? Wow. Just the thought exhausts me!

Hootie said...

LOVE your banner! And I LOVE the Minky ruffled pants! How cute!!! :) I am almost done with my Christmas stocking I started in March for my February born niece...next project...Ripped napkins for Thanksgiving. You did this once, right? I'll need to check out the Wee Folk Art blog for directions.

Hugs my non-cougar friend! :)

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Yay for wonderful friends, who kick our butts once in a while. I need somebody to make me clean our basement! ;-)
Very cute banner again. I am hoping to make something like this for Christmas this year. Can you please start on yours, so I can copy it in a couple of weeks?! Thank you.
And yes, please take some pictures of your cleaned room....