Monday, November 24, 2014

Homespun Ornie Swap 2014

The ornaments came!! It's so fun to get something in the mail!

Aren't they all wonderful?!

The snowman on the left is from Amy at Bumble Bee Lane!
The gingerbread is from Cyn at Cynzplace!
The snowman on the right is from Sandi at The Primitive Skate!
And the fabric box is from Allison at Sew Many Girls!

Thank you ladies for the sweet ornaments! I can't wait to put them on our tree.

I made snowman ornaments for the swap. (Looks like a lot of us had snowmen on the brain! LOL)

These were fun to make!

This was my first time being able to do this swap.

Thank you Amy for hosting this swap!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sewing Adventures and Belated Halloween Fun

Somebody please tell November to slow down! I can't believe we have passed the middle of the month already!

I've been doing some sewing again.

This time I made some stump dolls.

Those of you who really know me, know that I am not a big fan of dolls (traditional, porcelain, raggedy, etc.) However, the little stump dolls (or prairie dolls? or church dolls?) are kinda cute! They have no arms and no faces and are simple. I just love simple. I love their head coverings and aprons. The candy cane I whipped up too while making the girls. It is a pen from last year's stocking stuffers that ran out of ink that I wrapped in fabric. I like to recycle!

For my first time making them, I am quite pleased with how they turned out. The first girl, I forgot to box the bottom. The second one I did the boxing, but I didn't pin it so it's not lined up correctly. That just gives them character? LOL Not that anyone is going to be peaking up their skirts! But I will be hanging them on our Christmas tree.


For Halloween Justin was Emmet from The LEGO Movie! He and daddy made the "piece of resistance" for his back. I made the pants using a pair of his pj bottoms as a template.

Anabelle went as a cowgirl! We got her hat at Goodwill, and the boots were borrowed. The rest came from her closet.
(The first version of her costume she wore for our homeschool group Halloween event which fell a few days before Halloween. The second version was for Halloween day.)

I made her this trick or treat bag, where I first learned how to box corners and to make something with a lining! She chose three different fabrics: inside, outside, and the handle.

Goofy girl!

For Halloween she changed her costume up a bit. Cowgirls can do that ya know.

We have been enjoying pumpkin puree in everything and pumpkin seeds for snacks. Sprouts' pumpkin cider is *oh so good!* But they ran out by Halloween. I wished I could have bought a ton, but they were a little pricey per bottle. I love the bottles and have saved the ones we bought. I'll be trying to get the labels off soon.

Anabelle's pumpkin:

My pumpkin:

Justin's pumpkin:

If you can't tell, that is Pinky Pie from the newer My Little Pony series. He's a "brony" and loves the show.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stitchy Giveaways

Santa Nancy is having several giveaways for Christmas! They have already started, so run over, follow her blog, and sign up! She sells wonderful sampler patterns, hand dyed floss, and lots of other stitching goodies! So if you are a stitcher, or know someone who is (think gift giving!), you should really go check out all that Nancy offers and join in the giveaways too!

The latest giveaway is for a $25 gift certificate!

Be sure to check out the other giveaways on her blog too!

Blessings, Jessica