Saturday, July 24, 2010

Laptop bags

My idea all started when I was getting ready to go to Utah with the girls. I needed a bag for my 13" laptop and I couldn't find one that I liked or that wasn't $35.00.

Several of the girls saw my bag and love it, but mostly the handle feature. It makes it easy to pull out of your tote bag, rolling cart, etc.
Pictured are covers for the Netbook, 15" laptop and 17" laptop.

So I decided to get out my sketchpad, my tape measure, fabric that matched my bag and the idea was born.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dance Costume Quilt

I just love making something useful from something in our closets, especially if they have great meaning to us. This quilt surely has loads of meaning to the person it was made for and also to me. I made the majority of these dance costumes over the years and was honored to be able to put them all together for a showcase or as we call then MEMORY QUILT.

And... what a perfect gift from her mom to her for her 30th birthday :-) I have been waiting to share the pictures with all of you until now...until the gift was received.

I hope that you loved it Jaimee :-)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Itty Bitty Mickey

Do you remember the Manatee Itty Bitty????? Several of you expressed how much you liked it and wondered if Itty Bitty could be Mickey-fied...LOL This is what I came up with today. I wish I had a little girl about now, but the little girl in me is in love with this one :-)

Itty Bitty Mickey is 6 x 6 x 2 inches, snap closure, and an inside pocket. The front is pieced from 4 different fabrics and then Mickey's head is embroidered....$20.00 - plus s/h

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Birthday Bib

First Birthday Bib....velcro closure at neck. Machine washable......$12.00.

If interested, let me know.

Happy Birthday

When I was asked by both her grandmas to make her first BIRTHDAY dress, I was thrilled.

Of course a slip and panties to match.

Happy Birthday Abbigail :-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

where did June go?

I am slowly getting rested and back up to full steam.

I was gone on a lovely vacation the middle of June with 17 of the nicest, craziest, wonderful gals on earth. I went with Hilltop Memories scrapbook gals to visit Utah for a week. We stayed in a beautiful 3 story lodge up in Cottonwood Canyon. Our week consisted of touring Salt Lake and surrounding cities, scrapbook factories and local stores, lots of good food, we hit 7 of the Diner's, Drive-in's and Dives and a few local restaurants as well. We took classes from 5 local teachers/designers and learned a LOT....we learned a clever way to make cards from envelopes, we learned to make fused glass jewelry, a pop-up book that is way clever and a paper mache fairy that is so darned cute. We went to two Farmer's markets that had great handmade items. I found a silver ring that was handmade by a local silversmith that actually had my initials made into the lucky was that?
The weather was absolutely wonderful while we were gone and we even had snow flurries one night.

I was a lucky gal to be able to spend my 57th birthday with all these wonderful gals. Lots of well wishes for my birthday, a beautiful bracelet from Kip and Jill and even chocolate cake and my favorite mint chocolate chip icecream.

We all could not believe how gorgeous all the flowers were every place we went. Poppies, Roses, Peonies, and a ton more.

One of the parts that made our trip so much fun was the fact that we were able to tour Utah all together in a bus with a hired driver, Eric and also Steve. They both made sure we were very comfortable, safe and put up with our constant temperature changes, our corny jokes, our desire to stop at any given second to take a picture and even answer each and every question we had regarding the area as well as religion or anything else.

This was a trip that I am sure I will remember the rest of my life. Thank you to Linda, Hilltop Memories and everyone else who made it happen.