Monday, May 31, 2010

Finished My Bag!!!

I finally finished this bag last night, but didn't have any buttons for it.  So, this morning I grabbed my JoAnn discount coupons and headed out to find the perfect buttons.  Wow......buttons are expensive.  I didn't want shiny plastic buttons, so of course I had to pay a little extra for these.  These darned buttons cost me $3.69 each.  I needed a total of 4!!  I did get 10% off my total order.  So that knocked them down a little bit.  They have kind of a ruff sandy feel to them.  You can't tell that by the photo. I think the buttons cost more than the fabric....LOL!!  I bought this fabric a couple of years ago.  I found Moda "Fig Tree" charm packs on sale one day and bought 3 of them.  It took every inch of those charm packs to make this bag.  I had to use a different line of fabric for the lining.  I used a Whistlepig Creek #1172 Scrap Bag Cuties pattern.  I did become very good friends with my seam ripper as I made this bag.....LOL!!  I learned a lot during the making of it and hopefully my next attempt at it will be a little more pleasant.  I do think I know what I'm doing now....maybe?

I hope everyone took a few minutes today to REMEMBER  the men and women who keep our country safe and free!!  And to those who have lost their lives for our FREEDOM.   I thank you.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Card Patterns Weekly Sketch 65

I always forget about the weekly sketch challenge over at Card Patterns.  I'm so glad I stumbled across the challenge while blog surfing today. 

MY TAKE ON THE SKETCH........................

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fabric Totes

I've been sewing all afternoon and I've completed two tote bags.  I spent some time this morning looking through all my quilting fabric and decided on a few fabrics that I thought would make fun tote bags.  I actually made these totes for myself as I have given all the others as gifts.  I have promised Nga that I would make her a couple.  So sweetie if you are reading this......yours will be made soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 74 at 365 Cards - Buttons & Bows

OKAY.......First of all I must make excuses for myself!!!  When I got up this morning at 4am I checked to see what todays challenge was at 365 Cards.  I read 6 buttons - 6 bows!!  I got ready, left for work, came home for my 2 hour break, never checked out the challenge and sat down and made my card.  Well.......before I made my blog post I go check out the challenge to make sure I have the name right and to my surprise I see 4 buttons - 4 bows!!  I swear it was 6 buttons - 6 bows at 4am.....who changed it.....LOL!!!!!  I'm not going to re-do my card here it is!!  Hopefully tomorrow I'm awake before I check out the challenge!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty!!! - Fun with Fabric Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I used a piece of scrap fabric on this card.  I love this fabric and I seem to have lots of it!!  I originally used it for a quilt that I was making, but I never finished the quilt and have started cutting it up and using it for other projects.  I made a tote bag with it last week.  The scalloped cardboard piece is a scrap left over from gift tags that I made for Mother's Day.  I've just been in a recycle mode lately!!  

I just found this challenge blog over at MOXIE FAB WORLD and wanted to enter this card.  I did make it a few days before the challenge was posted, so hopefully it is okay to share this one!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 72 at 365 Cards - It Needs Something

Todays challenge over at 365 Cards was to add something to the image that we were going to use.  I added a little glitter and bling to the flower.  The fabric flower and pearls were bought at Michael's in their wedding section.  Its a great  area to find little goodies for our projects.  I found this bird image in some very old, old scrap stuff that I had stored away from maybe 8 years ago!  I found a whole package of stuff!!  I just love finding goodies that I had tucked away.  Its like I went shopping and never left my house......LOL!!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Gift Tags

I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day!  Mine was spent with my family and friends.

I made these gift tags using recycled cardboard.  When you buy a fat quarter piece of fabric at JoAnn's it comes wrapped around a nice piece of cardboard.  I had it stacked on my scrap table and decided I would make these simple tags and tie them onto the tote bags that I made for all the mothers coming to our Mother's Day celebration.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Totes

I will be celebrating Mother's Day with my family and friends at my daughter Lisa's house.  I will be headed up to her house later this afternoon and will be spending the night.  We will be celebrating with 8 wonderful moms, ranging in age from 88 years old down to 30 years old.  The men in our family are really picky eaters and Lisa and I couldn't decide on a menu that would please everyone, so we decided everyone loves Taco's,  so we are having a big Taco fest!!  I's aren't supposed to cook on MOTHER'S DAY.........but, the men in our lives really don't have a clue when it comes to planning a meal.  We are hoping that they at least do up the dishes!!!

I've been busy all week making tote bags for all the moms.  Right after work each day I hit the sewing machine and I just finished up the last tote about an hour ago.  These are my first totes ever.  I didn't have to buy one piece of fabric as I have tons of it from my quilting days.  Now I need to get some cards I better get started on them.  

SO...........HERE'S A LOOK AT MY TOTES!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


LADY WITH BLACK HAT Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm wishing all my blogging family and friends a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. I lost my mom in August of 2006. This is for you mom............

If Roses grow in Heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.