Sunday, November 23, 2008

Simple Sewing

Lotta Jansdotter is just wonderful.

I bought her newest book this week and I can't wait to get crafting with it. Hubby took me to Jo-Ann's over the weekend and even though I didn't find the unique fabrics Lotta features, I believe she screen prints most of them, I did get some fabulous finds.

I have ideas on gifts for the family and am hoping to use this book to make them come alive. I'm so excited!!!!!

If you haven't gotten a chance to check out this book I strongly suggest you hurry to Barnes and Noble or Borders and take a look.

Now let me get to my singer so I can create some beautiful totes, placemats and even a table runner!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Gifts - Part 1

I'm always running behind getting things done for Christmas, and this year I'm sure will be no exception. I'm going to try and make a few select homemade gifts this year, since I have my sewing machine. Not only will it help me destress it will be unique. I like sewing. I never thought I would ever say that. I always thought it was too difficult but because of my sister and her desire to take a sewing class I now have found something fun. Corny I know but its true. Back to Christmas, yes I celebrate Christmas because I believe in Jesus, I've made a list. Who knows how many times I'll check it but so far I can cross of my Sister-in-law, Maria. Remember that fabric I posted a while back....we'll now its a beautiful bag!

So what do you think?

My niece actually informed me just this week that she would love to receive skirts for Christmas with "buddons" on them. I might just make her one also, so don't be surprised to see something "Buddon Fabulous" on the site soon. Hubby is taking me to Jo-Ann's tonight so hopefully the snow won't stick and I can get to creating something tonight.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm it...

I've been tagged by JennyC No-3, so I need to answer her questions....Here we go.

Where is your mobile phone? table
Where is your significant other? sofa
Your hair colour? brown
Your mother? cute
Your father? driven
Your favourite thing? reading
Your dream last night? short
Your dream goal? balance
The room you're in? dining
Your hobby? stuff
Your fear? unfinished
Where do you want to be in 6 years? ?
Where were you last night? working
What you're not? tall
One of your wish-list items? kitten
Where you grew up? 1820
The last thing you did? baby-sat
What are you wearing? jeans
Your TV? DVRing
Your pets? Sneaky
Your computer? swivels
Your mood? hopeful
Missing someone? no
Your car? wicked!

Something you're not wearing? glasses
Favourite shop? bookstore
Your summer? bugs
Love someone? definitely
Your favourite colour? blue
When is the last time you laughed? now
When is the last time you cried? Tuesday

All done! Frank its your turn.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Out of the office

On Monday, 11/3 I finally took a day off from work. I like work. It pays the bills but sometimes as they say absence makes the heart fonder. With that in mind, I requested the day off, advised my Boss twice I was going to be out and then I was out.

I got up early, because if I slept the day away how was I going to get everything accomplished. I signed onto the on-line system for work, printed a document and answered a couple of emails and I was on a roll! Hubby went to work and then here I was alone at home. All by myself and what to do. First thing, I ate. I'm always hungry in the morning besides breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So I ate and then I decided I'd watch a movie, Mean Girls, with Lindsay Lohan. Its been staring at me from Netflix so I had to get it. So I settled down to watch a teen flick, eat till I was stuffed and relax instead of being at work answering the phone that doesn't stop ringing the emails that keep piling in and the in-box that seems to get bigger each day.

I forgot to mention I made myself a cup of General Foods International Coffee, the hazelnut brand. Hubby usually makes me this "coffee" in the morning but when I made it, it just wasn't as good. I called hubby on the phone at work, poor baby he had to go in and asked him "what gives?" I read the directions so what's up it doesn't taste as good as it usually does? Hubby kindly told me that he uses more spoonfuls of the mix, adds a spoonful of sugar, a healthy dollop of whipped cream and drizzles caramel on the top. Yeah I like his better.

So back to my movie, it wasn't bad. I actually did enjoy it but I doubt I could watch it again. It had its moments but most importantly I didn't think about work so it did its job. I caught up on my laundry, dusted and swept a bit. Did the dishes and plucked some chicken from the freezer to defrost for dinner. Then I had a distraction that derailed my day. Here it is...Dum, Da, Dum Dum.....

BB came over with my mom and totally wrecked my living room with tortilla chips all over it. We went for a walk just down the block a bit and BB kicked her way through ankle deep leaves. I forgot she was so short. She stayed for a while and then headed down with my mom to pick up her mom from work.

It was a welcome distraction and although I didn't get everything I had set out to accomplish at least I wasn't at work!

Now all I had to do was break out the vacuum cleaning and pick up all her tortilla chip mess. She's just like her mother......