Monday, September 27, 2010

A few quickies

Well lately it seems that everyone I know is having babies. I have been sewing up a storm of receiving blankets (over 20) and packaging up gifts to go in the mail.

My sister's best friend, who has a thing for turtles, just had a little girl. I made a few turtle patterned receiving blankets for her and also made a little flower arrangement. I found the ceramic turtle dish at Value Village and thought it would be perfect to use for an arrangement. By no means am I a professional flower arranger so don't judge me too harshly.

A very good friend of mine just had a little boy and I wanted to do something for her almost 4 year old daughter. I know how difficult it can be for kids that age when their new sibling is getting loads of presents and they don't get a present too. I wanted to make something special for her so decided to make a Big Sister shirt. I cut out the stencil on freezer paper using my Cricut machine and the School Book cartridge. This worked very well! I'll be using my cricut machine to make more stencils for sure. If you look closely the sister is slightly off center but I'm sure I'm the only one who noticed that.

Last time I tried this technique I ironed an extra piece of freezer paper underneath the stencil on the inside of the shirt. I skipped that step this time but will definitely not skip that step again. I found that I had cleaner, crisper lines with the paper ironed on the back.

That's it for today! Maybe I will go forth and be creative some more!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Greek Salad from the Garden

Here was our salad from dinner - tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers from the garden tossed with some feta cheese, oregano and some Kraft Greek Feta dressing. Yum!

OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder

A friend named Kristie has an amazing blog with many cool sewing projects called OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder. She makes beautiful quilts and recently had her own bag week where she showcased many different bags she has designed and sewed.

Kristie has redesigned her blog and in celebration she is doing a giveaway for some cute Nicey Jane fabric which looks pretty adorable. Her friend also makes note cards and she will be giving away a set of them as well.

Check out OCD:Obsessive Crafting Disorder for some great crafting ideas, neat tutorials and a cool giveaway.