Wednesday, October 17

Halloween Swap headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Here is everything I mailed my second swap partner in Baton Rouge, LA. 
It was so fun to make everything.  I really hope she likes it all.  I had no hints on her style or preferences so I am crossing my fingers. 

The zipper bag and coaster were my two favorite items.  Here is a closeup of each.  The coaster was actually an applique design I modified to be a coaster with a backing.  The coaster is almost 5 inches in diameter.

The other favorite item was a zippered bag.  I was pleased with the way it turned out when I fussy cut only one witch in the design.  .  I love the bat charm on the zipper.  Again, I hope she likes it.
The Halloween Swap was hosted by Bonnie at Pink Stitches, I think she is hosting another swap soon and I am hoping to participate.  Hope you all have a great week.

More Fun Mail part 2

Hope you had a great weekend.  I can't believe it's already Wednesday and I posted last Thursday.

Here are a few more things I received from Ruth, my swap partner in Laredo.  Did she spoil me or what!  Isn't this draw string pouch totally cute!  I plan to use it to carry little stuff that gets lost in my big tote to work.

 Next is a few more things.

I love the print on the square zippered bag, the weenie dog push pins, the key chain, owl charms & post it notes, halloween hand sanitizer and even some magnets!

Can you believe there is more? Yes, stuff she sent to Micaela!  Isn't that sweet?  I never knew swapping online would be so much fun.  I'll post the other stuff in the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 11

More fun mail...

Came home to a package from my other sewing swap partner, Ruth in Laredo....  She sent so many cute things, I will post one at a time.

Here is my favorite thing....  a teacup pin cushion with clay pins she handmade herself.  Are these not the most adorable pins you have ever seen?

I will post more of her goodies in the coming days...  Thanks for stopping by!

More Swap Stuff

Here are a couple more things I made for my swap partner.

A Halloween Jack O'Lantern Hand towel for my swap partner's 3 year old son Jacob.  She said he wants to keep washing his hands to use it,  I guess that is a good thing since flu season is here.

The other item I made for my partner was a Halloween Witch Dish Towel.  I have been making these since last year, they are like a staple.  I have made one for most of my friends and family.

I have more things to post, thanks for stopping by and keep checking in.

Wednesday, October 10

Halloween Pennant Banner

Here is another one of the items I made for my swap partner Ruthie.
This Halloween Pennant Banner is more than 60 inches wide and was difficult to photograph.  The pennants measure 10 inches wide and are 11.5 inches long. 

This fabric is called Pumpkin Patch Jack o'lantern and it's by Alexander Henry.  I'll post some more stuff tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Fun Mail

As I mentioned I am participating in several sewing swaps.  Yesterday I came home to a wonderful package from Marysville Tennessee.

This is what I got....
It's a set of four coasters, an acorn stamp, a little canvas bag that was stamped, a hand woven fabric bowl and some buttons.  I love the fabrics Lora used.  I am looking forward to buying an African Violet to put in the woven fabric bowl and using the coasters.  Thank you Lora! 

Elf is Back

Our Elf is back.  Midas Carlos (Micaela named him) is back in town early.  He spent all of December with us last year.  Micaela has been asking about him for weeks, so he's on special assignment from Santa.  The elves in the North Pole (me) made him a special outfit for the month of October.  It's a cape and belt with Halloween candy all over. 

We've been finding him in the weirdest paces.  Here he is in the breakfast nook, hanging out in the soup tureen.   I expect this is the last year Micaela will BELIEVE, so we are embellishing as much as we can.  So fun to be parents.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 9

Halloween Witch Zippered Pouch

I mentioned that I am participating in a Halloween Sewing Swap sponsored by Bonnie at Pink Stitches.  I've been dying to post pictures of my stuff but didn't want my partner to see them so had to hold off until she received her package.  Here is one of the items I made for her. 

The fabric is called Moon Dancer by Diane Knott and manufactured by Clothworks Textiles.  I bought the fabric two years ago.  The fabric has rows of witches, pumpkins, cats, and witch hats.  I fussy cut the witches and centered them on the front panel.  The inside lining has no exposed seams and I used an orange zipper and added a spider web charm to the pull.  This was so fun to make and my friend Ruthie loved it.  I plan to make more!  Thanks for stopping by!

Blog Ketch Up

Well, I didn't mean to be away for almost three weeks.  I've been crafting a bit, sewing up a storm for various swaps, working, doing my Master Gardener Class which is really time consuming, driving Micaela around to birthday parties and activities and then had a trip to San Antonio for my neice's wedding so it has been non stop!

I will do seperate entries for craft items but wanted to show a picture or two of my neice's beautiful wedding last weekend.  Micaela was responsible for distributing programs and took the job very seriously, here she is....
 Here is a picture of the beautiful couple Steve & Kristina, they look so happy together!

This was such a lovely wedding and we had so much fun.  Micaela danced the whole night and then passed out like a light as soon as we got to hotel. 

While in San Antonio we made a quick stop at The Alamo for a quick Texas History Lesson.  Micaela was very intrigued!

I'll be posting pictures of everything I have crafted the last few weeks in the next few days.  Thanks for checking in and I promise to get back to posting regularly.