Friday, June 23, 2017

Playing Hooky Again....

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One of the nice things about being retired,,, is you can play Hooky any and every day you want to...
So we did,,,
Since Yosemite National Park is just 45 min up the road we took the dog and headed up there to get out of the 100+ heat...
 we stopped off at Look Out Point... you can see the famous 'BridalVeil Falls in the back ground as well as Half Dome mountain...
 Ginger was happy to be along for the ride....
We stopped off in Wawonna Valley to enjoy the creeks and wildflowers...
All in all, it was a good day to play hooky!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Melting Kat and Hollyhocks...

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It is soooo hot today,,, my poor cat is melting... lol!
poor 'mamamoo'... she is slowly melting on the chair,,, we are now in the 100's degree weather.. oh joy!

Last year a friend let me dig up a couple of Hollyhock seedlings,,, one survived the winter and this is what it did,,, mind you, it was only 2ft tall when I transplanted it.

as for the Flamingo,,, it loves it's location.... it scares the quail away... lol!

And More Aprons....

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I had some down time,, while the new flooring was being installed,,, so I stitched up 3 more aprons..
 unfortunately the true colors are a bit washed out,,,
 this one is more of a teal/purple and rust color... the floral part is a giant pocket, stitched down the middles and a small hankie pocket  is on the one side...
this one is a combination or rose and burgundy,,, again, washed out photo.... I trimmed the little pocket with pink ball fringe...
and as always, yoyos to trim the waist band...
I love using up scraps  of fabric...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Aprons are poping up everywhere...

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Aprons are popping up everywhere in my sewing room..
I was able to get 3 more completed yesterday...
Sewing is great therapy...
 got to use up some fabric scraps from the cobbler aprons that I stitched up...
 I make really long ties and embellish with yoyos....
 I love being able to use up fabric bits...
I used 3 different fabrics to make this full/wide pocketed apron...with a hankie pocket on the large pocket...
I also finished up another cobbler apron and 2 repurposed aprons last week...
 my cobbler apron,,, luv the full pockets...
 I made this sweet hostess apron from a pair of sheer cafe' curtains...
and this fun one use to be a pillow case...
Gotta love repurposing....

Friday, June 2, 2017

House -4- Sale

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Well it is official,,, we have put our house on the market for sale...
We have decided we miss our grandbabies way to much... to stay here.
We have 2 plans in operation but for now will focus on Plan-A... 
Stay tuned..... heeheehee!
In the mean time I may be a bit MIA from my blog until Plan-A unfolds...
 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Mini Aprons...

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Here are a few of the Mini Apron swap aprons that we made..
We are a group of about 10,,,, we each make 10 minis and end up with 9 plus ours...
 such cutie phatooties...
 YeeHaw!
 BBQ anyone?
 I even did a quilt one along with the wild cat one!
 and of course, a Scotty one...
wine cooler bib... w/a straw holder!
We did Red White & Blue Patriotic ones and just finished an animal themed swap.. sorry, forgot to take photos....
Minis are fun....

'Sew' many projects

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'Sew' many projects have kept me busy and off the computer...
 I made a couple of 'Cobbler' style aprons, this on and a black one (below)
 made this apron from a pillow casde...
 got hooked on making jean butt bags,,, I made a total of 6 of them,,, 5 as gifts and 1 for me
 this bag I made from a little girls denim skirt...
 this is the one I made for myself,, the label on the jeans is "Grace"..
 I helped my friend host her Tea Party for our locally Auxillary club meeting...
 another apron I made,, but this time from a kitchen cafe' curtain.
 this is also a cobbler apron, the back side.
my recent 'altered art' project,,, a little 'keep sake' book, made from a used pattern envelope.
Plus I have been participating in "min I apron swaps'',,, 5 so far...
I now have enough mini aprons to make a cute mini apron banner....
 
Now to go play in my craft room... I am sure there is more mischief that awaits me!
 

Aother Visitor...

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Harry the Heron is back for a visit,,, usually it's for the 'frog feast',,,.
 but today Harry totally surprised me...
 when....
he caught a mouse... I had no idea they at rodents... and where was my mouser cat you ask???.. oh she was fast asleep on her bed....

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Our Latest Visitor...

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Yep,,, we never know what is going to show up on our property...
From Deer, Raccoons, coyotes, rabbits assorted birds and rodents... but this is a first...
 Billy or Betty the Bobcat....
What a majestic animal... you just never know what you will see...
 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Our lil late in Life Fur Child...

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Just when we thought we were free to hit the road and travel,,, we become fur parents all over again,,
Little Ginger who is now 2years old has adjusted to us and being the spoiled Princess in fur.
 
 yep, she is a real Seattle Seahawks fan.. from the green eyes, green toy and green blankie...
She is adorbs and she knows it!

More Jean Purses...

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Ok,, I had such fun making the first couple that,,, well I had to make a few more...
this is the completed Jean skirt re-purposed into a tote/purse... the bake side has fancy stitching and the edge where the ruffle is attached has sequins all the way around....
 it's hard to see in the photo, but I did a tonal on tonal of blues for the straps as well as the lining for this purse. attached a tatted dollie and YoYo...
the back side is already Blinged up so I didn't have to do anything...
 for this one I used a tan/brown fabric for the lining and straps.. added some YoYos and bling...
 on the backside, once again I didn't need to do anything except add a YoYo.
but here is the best part.... The brand name on these jeans is "Grace"... how Koolieo is that!?!
Well,,, now I have to move on and get back to my quilts,,, but this was a fun project...
Don't forget to click on the photos to enlarge them for better viewing.
 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another Jean BOHO Purse...

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ok,,, I am having way to much fun making these BOHO jean purses,,,  (click on the photo to get a better view)...
I made the first two and found another cute pair of jeans to re-purpose into yet another purse...
 this one is a bit smaller then the first two  that I made...
 the back pockets are sweet with tiny rhinestones.. but I could not get them to photograph well...
I lined the inside using a drapery weight toile fabric... 'Hounds & Pheasants...
 
Sooo, what's a girl to do when she needs a couple of Birthday presents... why she hit's the nearest Thrift store and buys a couple more pair of jeans...
 I found this pair of "Grace" jeans(yes, that really is the Brand name and I might have to make this one for me! I luv the fun rhinestones on the butt pockets...
 then I found this pair of jeans with multi colored stones...
and then I spotted this lil skirt,,, and thought,,, why not? surely I can re-purpose it into a purse.
Now, Off to my sewing room to have fun! 
TaTa!