Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fathers Day Card

Here is my Father's Day Card that I made for my dad this year. I hate to admit to this, but I was very behind on making things lately because so far this summer has been very busy! I made it in the car on the way to my folks house. I even had to borrow a tape runner from my mother because I forgot one on the way out the door. Well I like it anyway!
I hope you had a great Father's Day! We had a lovely day outside on the lake, I even took a nap on a blanket in the grass.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Proud Aunt

We were in Omaha a couple of weeks ago for my niece's graduation party. While we were there another one of my (10 year old) niece's remembered that I had worked on my embroidery when I was there the last time. She asked if she could learn to do it too.
The only thing I had that she could use was a blank towel, so we came up with a pattern that had her name and a cute little ducky.
She was really determined to get it done and learned without much instruction at all. So in between all of the crazy busy-ness of the weekend she completed the whole towel and picked all of the colors herself.

We didn't have time to iron it before we left, but I'm sure it will be well used soon enough anyway.

Well done Emma, Well done.

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Wrist Cuffs

We have been making more reversible wrist cuffs.
This was my first one and it's the one that I wear. Made from a scrap of Moda Wonderland fabric.

These are two kiddo ones.

Sock Monkey on the outside and rainbow on the inside for my daughter.

This one was for one of Soph's friends who is kinda girly so I tried to add a ruffle to the edges. It's a little hard to see in this photo how it looks on, but in the above photo of Soph wearing them both you can see how it turned out. Kinda cute and girly.
I think there will be more of these made in the near future.


We have been out of town the last few weekends and almost missed them!
They bloomed while we were out of town and we have about a million things going on right now. But we did stop and cut some Peonies from our garden.
I have really enjoyed Peony flowers and tried for a few years to grow some. I finally have one awesome bush! I just wish they would last longer.

Don't mind all of the junk in the background, I seriously need to clean! Just look at the awesome splendor of the large blooms.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Graffiti Cuff

Sophia's kindergarten class each had a 5th grade buddy that would come to their classroom once a month to help them do an art project, play games etc... Last week was the last time they were coming and we wanted to make a gift for Jesse, our fifth grade buddy. Now, I don't know too much much about 5th grades boys anymore, but we have been testing out some wrist cuffs and thought we could make a boyish one for Jesse.

So we cut up an old pair of my hubby's jeans and stitched it up, on one side we wrote all over it with a pen and on the other side I stitched a "manly" pattern so it can be reversible.

The teacher said it was very sweet when she gave it to him and he put it on right away and wore it the whole time!