Thursday, November 29, 2007

More dinner napkins

Since its been awhile since I've made anything, I'll share this as well. Just purchased this font recently and this was the first thing I used it on. Its a set of dinner napkins that I sold on Etsy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Little Things That Make Me Happy

This is apparently Post # 200!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Puppy Parka

Look what we found at Pet Smart last night. The Man had to have it for our little baby. Ain't he cute? Surely I could make something like it. I may have to try!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Etsy Finds

(Didn't come in this box - the box is mine!)

I've bought another ring on Etsy! I just love finding interesting things there and I'm going to try to find my Christmas presents there this year. We'll see how I do.

Anyway, this ring is from Lucie39. Its her Snow Princess Freshwater Pearl and Wire Ring. She has one listed here if you want one and I'd happily recommend it. Its very cute! These are cute too!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

This was Thanksgiving at my house. This was the first year that we've not been at my parents' house for Thanksgiving - they were visiting one of my brothers - so The Man and I made our first attempt at the Thanksgiving meal. We did a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, baked corn, cranberries, pumpkin pie and orange pineapple slush. I also made wacky cake cupcakes and pumpkin spice cake for The Man to take to work. Goodness! It was a ridiculous amount of cooking for two people, but it was good and of course, we're still eating it!
Hope you all had a lovely day!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

2007 IQF Photos

Once again, Mellicious has posted a bunch of IQF photos. There are 302 in there! Enjoy the inspiration!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Long Time, No Quilt

I haven't had much time for quilting lately with the painting and organizing and miscellaneous junk that comes with a new house and the puppy who thinks he must constantly be played with, and oh, of course, regular every day work! But when I do have a chance to sit down with a quilt, this is what I've been working on.

I'm about "yo yo"ed out. Ack. There are 900 for this quilt and I have nearly 400 on and I'm so tired of them. I like hand sewing, but wow. There's a limit for my attention span. I knew this would take forever, but I still think I underestimated it. I like it, but I just want it to be finished so I can throw it in the wash and soften it up and cuddle under it instead.

Just thought you'd like to see that I am, in fact, still doing something creative. Just nothing exciting to show.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Simple Sewing

Finally! I haven't touched my sewing machine in at least a month or so and this evening, I made a pillow. I know, a very complicated and exciting project. But whatever.

Its a linen zebra print that I made a small pillow cover out of. I'm not a big animal print person, so I'm not sure where this is coming from, but I thought a small pillow to kinda tie in with the rug would be good. Small progress on the pillow front.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

P.S. Check this out!

I saw someone else link to this, so I'll pass it on here as well. Sew Mama Sew blog is posting Handmade Holidays: 30 Gifts to Sew with links to tutorials from all around to inspire you. Should be interesting. Today's post was on aprons. I am feeling like making aprons!

A Work In Progress

My living room, as well as the rest of my house, is a work in progress. Last week, we bought a rug and picked up a coffee table and side tables. Today, I got The Man to hang up some pictures. We're making progress! Now I think that I need to get home hurricane lamps for the coffee table to put some pillar candles in. The table lamps are obviously too small for the tables. I have some picked out that I like, but they're a bit much for me, so I'm putting that off. One thing just leads to another, doesn't it? Oh well. I'm also trying to figure out what kind of fabrics to get for pillows. Any suggestions? I'm thinking fall right now.

We had to have our electric service upgraded this week and they put in a new panel and a deperately needed ground. That cost a small fortune, but he did finally hook up my dryer and hung my chandelier since he was here. Yay! I have a crystal chandelier! The picture doesn't nearly do it justice, but this is it.

This is the picture from, where I bought it. Much better!

Can't resist adding - I didn't pay anywhere near as much as its listed now. They have some good sales if you watch!

When the electrician was here, they removed a clamp on our water main and it was corroded underneath, so we had a nice leak that would make its way into our basement, so we had to have that fixed right away. Today, the plumber came and spent a couple hours just sitting here because he couldn't find the valve to shut off our water at the curb. The Man called Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority without thinking. Contrary to what the name suggests, they don't supply our water. Only the sewer service. PA American Water does the water. Oops. So after discovering that, he called them and they came within the hour to shut off the water. Sucks to pay someone to sit around. Oh well. What can you do?

So we focus on the good things, right? My living room is coming together. I have a lovely crystal chandelier. My dryer now works (yay - no more lint!). Shouldn't be anymore risk of our house burning to the ground because of a stupid electrical system. Wahoo!