Friday, October 28, 2011

Have you ever been boo-ed?

Well, I have and this Halloween I vowed to “boo” someone!  I hope they keep the boo-ing going.  If you have never been boo-ed or have never heard of this concept, click over to this website and it explains how to “boo”

It is a lot of fun and gets the neighborhood in a festive mood.  I purchased 2 pumpkin baskets, candles, fun post-it-notes, Martinelli’s Apple-Cranberry Cider, pumpkin spice bread, and I made these towels to add to the basket!


These were Halloween towels from Kohl’s I purchased after-season-Score!

I added the topper so it hangs on your oven door!  I followed this tutorial and it was a real beginner project and the options are endless.

I only wish I had taken pictures of the baskets with all its fun Halloween stuff. Crying face 

I decided to have my husband take the 2 baskets and secretly “boo” 2 of his co-workers.  There is an office version “boo-ing” poem on the above website. 

Have fun and “boo” someone!  Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fabric Fanatic…That’s me!

I have had pictures on my camera that have needed to be downloaded for a while.  Let’s just say-since this past June!  In my defense(yes, I have to defend myself) on our vacation to Hawaii, we took 2 cameras with us.  We downloaded the pictures from one camera and “forgot” about the other camera…. 

Today I got the bug to download our pictures from it.  It was a surprise to see these pictures and relive those moments.  Maybe it was a good thing that I procrastinated downloading those pictures.  Yes, I am going to go with that!

My family and I took a Hawaiian cruise in June.  Ahhhhh, it is SO SO beautiful there.  I just can’t say enough about Hawaii.  One of the ports we visted was Kahului, Maui.  We walked to the beach as it was not a far walk and a good way to sightsee along the way.  Well, look what I found!  Yes, a fabric store!  OMG! OMG!  My poor family had to put up with my major obsession with fabric, even on our vacay!

But, but…… this is fabric from Hawaii.  Thank goodness the airlines have weight limitations is all my husband could think… On the other hand, as happy as I was to find this jewel, I only purchased about 15 yards of fabric, mostly tropical themed.  I knew there would not be too much room in my suitcase to buy MORE.  SighCrying face

Aside from me being in my beach coverup, overlook that and look at all those gorgeous colors.  I am not the souvenir type-fabric from other places IS my souvenir.  More to come on that…..

I miss the beach, cruising, tropical breezes, but if only I could have a fabric shop like that here at home… Hey, it’s JUST a plane trip awayBroken heartSick smile

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Must Read

Have I ever mentioned how much I love to read.   Possibly as much as much as I enjoy sewing.  My sewing room isn’t as portable as I would like it to be.  Wouldn’t that be cool?  Okay, enough wizardy for a moment.

When I am on-the-go, I love a good book.  Sometimes it’s my Nook or a good old-fashioned book.  Doesn’t the smell of a new book and the act of turning pages so quaint-I know!! 

When I received an email from church looking for donations for a raffle basket, I could not resist.  The theme is reading!  The list complied of donations to purchase a Kindle and various reading-related items.  Barnes and Noble gift cards, books, eyeglass case, and  a “book bag”.  A book bag-that would be fun and possibly the one item they would not receive.

I have an APP for thatRolling on the floor laughing!  I have an awesome tutorial and some fabric possibly laying around, so a book bag is born…  Of course, a matching accessory bag is a must.  I picked this fabric combination hoping to appeal to most.  One-size-fits most!  I hope!

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All wrapped and ready to be delivered for the raffle basket… Is it wrong to secretly want to win this basket of goodies? 

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The tutorial is from Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine!  Here is the link to this easy tutorial.

The cute accessory bag is a in-the-hoop project.  Love that!

Who doesn’t need a read bag?



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