Sunday, August 29, 2010

Check Out Gracie's Pumpkin Sweater and Sammy's Heggie

Extremely exhausted from my first week of school, so I relaxed a lot. While sitting on the couch, I made Gracie and Sammy both new sweaters. This is Gracie in her new sweater and Sammy is holding his hedgehog.  We are ready for winter.  I used Hometown USA yarn by Lion Brand to make this incredibly soft sweater, and the color is called Syracuse Orange. They are both waiting on their daddy to get out of the bathroom. :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
Here is mini me during Meet the Teacher Night. I love how my handmade tunic came out. I used Anna Maria Horner Anna Maria Horner's tunic tutorial, and the her fabric washed up super nice. My new tunic was easy to wear and very comfortable for Meet the Teacher Night.  Bring on my new students.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scotties In The Mail!

I made these Scotties for Rebecca and the pattern I used is from Bunny Hill Designs, Allie #1066.  Rebecca made me the most awesome pet portrait of my Curly and Sammy. Her art and generosity touched me so much, that I had to repay her with a small favor. I am really glad she likes the pups. Can't wait to see them on her Christmas tree. Permission was granted to use this picture from Rebecca at Artpaw. Enjoy Rebecca. Thanks.

My New Hat Has a New Flower

My New Hat Has a New Flower, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
Went to Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite stores, and picked up this lovely little felt flower. I really wanted to embellish something with it, so I found a hat at another store. Fabri-tac is my friend, and I don't know what I would do without it? I love the woven fabric because it looks like denim, but it's not. That is what is so cool about my hat. This is a simple fun summer project, and I'm ready for Thanksgiving. 

By the way, I found out I am dyslexic.  I never would have guessed I would be.  I have many years of trying to hold things together when it comes to learning.  I never gave up.  Thanks to the Reading Specialists in Mansfield for helping me get tested.     

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Megan's Tote Bag

Megan's Tote Bag, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
I used my IKEA fabric for making this cute little back to school tote bag for a student I tutor. Can't wait to give it to her. Not only that, I'm making a few more for my two best college gals going off to start another chapter in their lives. Good luck to all my gals. I love ya'll.

My New Old Desk, my New Sewing Machine, and my New Sewing Machine Cover

I love antiques. I have waited for my sister-in-law let me have this Art Deco desk. She couldn't use it, and I lived quite a distance from her. Last winter she brought my desk to me from Kansas. Finally I moved it into the Crafty-Sewing room. On the desk, I used Old English Scratch Cover for dark woods, and it turned out perfectly. I think the desk looks like a million bucks. Thanks Soli.

Also, I finally set up my new sewing machine. I love my new Singer Confidence. It works like a dream. No more tension issues anymore. I use to have a Simple Singer, but it couldn't handle the workload. I am so glad that my mom helped me get a new sewing machine. My former AVID tutor took the old one off of my hands. I am very grateful for her help. I wish her all the best when she goes to college in a few weeks. Good luck.

Lastly, I bought a Dritz sewing machine cover for my new sewing machine. The cover was too big, so I altered it and added my favorite ribbon to take in the sides.


Curly and Sammy, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
I am so proud of my new artwork. Therefore, I had to show it again. Thanks Rebecca.


Mudroom, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
I am so proud of my cleaned up Mudroom/Laundry Room. My new labeled bins are fabulous.

Give'em the Boot

Give'em the Boot, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
Notice how I labeled my bins? I really want to stay organized. Because I broke my foot last summer I am making up for lost organizing time.

Fabulous Closet Organization

Fabulous, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
This is what I have done with my summer; I have organized my closet. I just hope it stays this way.