Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pinterest Lampshade and Shows

Well here is my first Scrap Fabric Lamp Shade.. Found this on Pinterest and loved it.. It was a little more time consuming than you might think.. but I think it turned out great.. My 10 year old daughter's friend is dying to have this, so I guess it really must be "cool"

I have to say, it is really colorful and it was fun to make and a great use of scraps!

I also have been making a few of these little gift sets for little girls.. A purse and a scarf out of fleece

Made these years ago and thought I would bring them back again.

Fleece is soooo pretty! I will have these at the upcoming shows I have this weekend and next week.

Since Desperate Housewives was not on Sunday night I sat and made about 50 of these little things.. Some are for headbands, some for purses and some for pins They are not finished yet, but close to it!

I also made about 70 of these little things.. I love them.. Soon to be headbands. as well.
Well back to sewing.. I will post some new things tomorrow.. If you live local, Stop by Madeira Elementary School at 7840 Thomas Drive, Cincinnati Ohio  42243 between 10 and 5 on Sunday.. we have a Homemade for the Holiday Show going on, with some beautiful handcrafted items!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Be Thankful

Just  few things to reflect on this Thanksgiving...

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

I don't know if you are hosting dinner or going to someone's house.. Trust me I know it can get crazy with kids in tow, trying to clean your house, run to the store for 10 things you forgot and trying to make it nice for others.. we forget to stop and enjoy the day.. I do this and I was doing this, until today. I am choosing to slow down, trust I will get done what needs to get done and just be happy.  I want my kids to remember fun Holidays, not the ones where they say "oh, yea, my mom was a complete nut during the holidays :)"  So I am slowing down and having fun too.

I want to wish all who read my little blog, a very Happy Thanksgiving.  If you know of someone spending it alone, invite them over, or make a plate of food for a neighbor that is alone and take it over to them.  Start a new tradition, go around your table and have everyone say 3 things they are Thankful for.. We have done this for a few years and it is my favorite time of the day.
 I hope everyone has a wonderful day, great food and makes some fun memories to look back on.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sofa Before

Well here is my "new" project.. An antique sofa..

She has the BEST lines ever! When I saw her, I fell in love.. I had an immediate "vision" of what it look like when it was completed..

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness for your kids..

I know this time of year we ALL get so busy.. as I am today.. Sigh...
But with Thanksgiving creeping up on us and Christmas right around the corner.. I found this on Pinterest and had to share it!.. It will melt your heart, bring you to tears and make you want to be a better person.. Please read this and pass it on!  You will be so glad you did!!!!
Go Here
I am so doing this with my kids.. I can't wait to share this with them.. Hope you share this too.. The world could use a LOT of random Acts of Kindness!