Thursday, November 26, 2009

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for...
Little girls that want to learn to sew.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
smiles and hugs and baby giggles
Butter Injected Honey Brined Turkey
Christmas dresses
Candy Corn (Aww, the sugary goodness!)
Secret Santa projects with my daughters
Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole
Making Christmas ornaments from Figgy Pudding turnovers! (Check the MSQC site during Dec. for the tutorial and lots of other Christmas projects! Yay!)
Pumpkin Roll
My husband watching the kids so I can go to midnight movies and awesome musicals!
Peppermint Icecream
New quilt patterns. Old quilt patterns.
Eggnog (drunk late at night while making school costumes with my sister!)
Sewing with my sisters and my mom
Homade Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
My life.
... and food. Did you notice that?
Sorry no pics, but my brain seems to be in major planning mode (also known as holiday hiatus :) )
but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
We've had a wonderful one and yes our tree is already lit and decorated in the living room!
It makes me smile and I like that! So, very soon there will be new holiday wishes but for now...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fiesta Flowers!

I'm finally starting work on my Sis Boom Pow squares.
My first one is together (not appliqued yet.)
and I have some fun ideas for the second.

I have to get a move on and finish them up this week!
On top of that I have a very special dress I'm making for my 8 year old by tomorrow!

Yikes wish me luck!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A little Fall Lovin!

Next weekend is our 1st Thanksgiving dinner of the year (we only have 2 but still... the first!) and I'm feelin' the Fall feelings! Check out the new pumpkins I made to sit in my entry inspired by a post from Jaybird that had a pic of Rachel's (p.s. I quilt) pumpkin patterns and some other inspiring fall looks!
I started these while prepping for the craft fair a couple weeks after seeing that post and I thought I'd make some pumpkins to sell.
It was fun gathering all the orange and figuring out how to put it together. I love seeing my fabric through new eyes once inspiration hits!
Unfortunately for my bottom line, I decided these were to cute to sell and I didn't have any other orange... or atleast not enough other orange :)
Oh well!
They look great sitting by my stairs!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stash busting Halloween!

With "Operation Princess" a success I'm very excited to be moving on to a quilt project or two! First I'd like to document this success with a few pictures!
Be aware as we look at these that I did not spend a penny on materials for this Halloween's costumes!
Several of them were made from previous costumes that were added to from stash fabric and the others were made entirely from stash! Can you guess which is which! :D

My biggest princess moment was with Cinderella!
She had the amazing costume changing dress! She wore it short on Friday (there's a little peek at Ariel too) as Felicity: An American Girl (She was avoiding the petticoats for school :) ) and Sat we let it out and added the fluff and Voila it was like Cinderella's mice were right there with us!

We also had a lovely little Belle
We had to take some time on friday and find the Beauty and the Beast movie when we realized she'd never actually seen it!
Beyond those lovelies we had 2 adorable cheerleaders

And the hit of the night was my "Jack"-in-the-box!
(That's his name, he was adorable! Thanks for the idea Nat!)
And with plenty of candy he sat in his little box quite happily too!

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and between the screaming sugar high kids and unfinished projects are ready for the fall and winter holidays to come at us!