I've had jewelry making items since Hannah was in kindergarten. I keep them around and since the girls have recently had their ears pierced...they've been very interested in making earrings...especially Mikayla. She wanted to make some last night. So LSU was on the top of the order.
I went ahead and made a pair too...they are too cute...both of them!
Hannah wanted to make a bracelet...so here is her creation too.
I have been eyeing and well REALLY wanting this crock pot for a while now...it was on MAJOR sale at Kohl's but all they had left was the display...and they would not sell it to me...that's how desperate I was to get this thing...anyhow...
Last Saturday, I broke down and bought it. I LOVE it. I bought it for $29.99. I've only used it once...we'll actually Chad used it to cook a deer roast...yummy!!! It is like my friend calls it..the cadillac...of crockpots. The reason I liked it at first is it matched my other appliances so I felt like I could leave it out on the counter...hoping...maybe I would use it more.
I am scouring for recipes now so when we go grocery shopping...I can plan meals. This way maybe Chad will actually not have to cook when he gets home...
Anyhow...just wanted to share...my exciting new crock pot with you guys!!!!
So...the new diaper bag that I made for Autumn has a huge ink spot on it...don't ask me how it happened...but of course, I had to make a new one for her. With a plethera of black and white zebra fabric left, I decided to make her one out of that.
I am the queen of recycling, so I found a pj top that I didn't wear and used that to make the lining. My sweet friend, Cristy, helped me figure out how to do the applique. I had also read a few tutorials on how to do this so between all of that, I figured it out.
I made little pockets inside for her milk and wipes box...they turned out good as well.
I think it turned out cute. Hannah suggested I make it smaller than the green polkadot...so I took her suggestion. I think it is better that way...not so much to lug around and not so much to try to look through and find what I am looking for....
So the girls are hooked on sewing. A friend of mine gave the girls these little lambs. That night, they insisted they needed diaperbags to go along with them. So again with the mass of zebra print we had, we cut out some squares and rectangles and began to measure, iron, pin and sew. The girls had a great time and they were finished within an hour...pretty good for a 7 and 8 year old.
They insisted I sew a yo-yo on their bag. They turned out cute and Hannah even wanted to put "gussets' in the bottom so it would stand on its own. So, I showed her how to do that and she did it!
We'll I was putting too many side items in my homeschool blog so I thought I would start a new one. Hum...what will this one include:
1. My Sewing Projects: Some of you know that my 2nd Mom passed away August of 2008. This was an intense summer of care taking for her as well as my children. Her cancer came quickly and took her quickly. The sting is still very much here. Anyhow...I inherited her sewing machine and have began to do little projects here and there. Each time I use her sewing machine , I think...she would be so proud. I've always wanted to sew but lacked the confidence to figure it out on my own. So there ya go...
2. My ramblings about life, crafts I insist on making, and just ongoing projects I am tackling because life is too short to wait til tomorrow!
3. Whatever else evolves here...who knows what the Lord will give me to say!