Monday, February 22, 2010

Quote of the Day

"I'm not a normal sized man. I'm a teeny man." - Ellis Anderson

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Week 5&6

Week 5:
Week 6:

2010 Album

These are the first 4 pages of my album for the year. It took me awhile to decide how I wanted to go about doing this. I wanted to try the picture of the day thing again this year, but it wasn't happening. I am lucky to have at least one picture a week, so my layout this year is flexible.

Week One:
Week 2:
Week 3:
Week 4:
I hope to get caught up this weekend, and then I can post one every week. (In theory at least.) Tell me what you think!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Backpack Backpack!

I have started my quest to create my very first pattern. So far so good. I chose this cute ladybug fabric for my little girly backpack. (Oh me oh my, who could I possibly give a girly little backpack to? Hint: It rhymes with Silly.)
I decided how big I wanted to make it and measured out pattern pieces from paper, and cut them out.

I decided this little girly backpack should be lined in red. I sandwiched the zipper between the ladybug fabric and the red lining. and sewed.
Then, I added some red piping on the ends of the zipper. This is the top and sides of the backpack. Can you picture it?
This is the reverse side.
I have just started pinning the piping onto the front of the backpack. This is probably as far as I will get tonight.
I'm trying to figure out how to hide my lining seams since I have already started sewing the lining in. I may not be able to. Just one of the many design flaws I am bound to come across during this process. Wish me luck!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February Card Exchange

I finished my cards today for my little card club exchange. I used these cute little tree stamps from Stampin' Up! that I have had in my stamp drawer for months.
I decided to put some white card stock on the inside so that it would be easier to write on.
I am working on creating a pattern for a little kid backpack. I have all my pattern pieces cut out, I'm just not sure that they will fit together until I actually try to sew it. I'll post pictures of my progress........unless it is too big of a disaster. Then we will have to forget I mentioned anything about it. Toot-a-loo!