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!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fun with Jeans...

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Oh what fun one can have with re-purposing a cast off pair of denim jeans...
Several years ago I cut and stitched up 20  denim stocking (like the kind you hang for Santa over the fireplace)... All were done in a western theme...
 
Last year I took a jean pocket and turned it into a little shoulder tote, Just big enough for my cell phone, lipstick, drivers Lic., and some cash...
 
And today I re-purposed another pair of jeans into a BoHo tote/purse...this one is for me! The one I made several weeks ago I made for my grand~girlie.
Here are the 2 for my grand~girlies....(now stuffed with Barbie doll clothes)....
 I made the darker on one the left.... but the lighter one on the right, I found at a Thrift Shop for $2 so I changed out the straps that were on it and added the handles..
Both grand~girlies are happy...
 
For me,,, I made this one....the fabric is hard to see, but it is Hawaiian floral in purples, peach and greens...
 the pockets are perfect for sunglasses and cell phone...
 I made the ties/straps long so I can lengthen or shorten the shoulder straps...
I lined the purse and added a cute belt buckle to the front...
 
 
and this is the lil purse/tote I made from a Jeans pocket.... the nice thing is the front pocket buttons closed. I stitched on a piece of denim on the back to drop in my cell phone or sun glasses...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Should be Cleaning,,, buttt....

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I should be cleaning off my sewing table,,, but once again, got side tracked... and whipped up this..
  lil mini apron,,, from some left over pieces of fabric....
sketched up the idea,,, cut, sewed and Voila'  a lil mini to go out into my Serro Scotty trailer.
I love quick projects,,, but I really should get back to my sewing room and clean up!!!
Hmmm,, maybe tomorrow!!! lol!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Busy Busy...

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Even with 2 meetings and doing taxes this week,, I was still able to get 7 quilt tops (lap quilts 42x42) stitched up,,, (still need to put the backing on...another day's project),,, I also stitched up a bunch more mini aprons and a wine bottle apron and last but not least I crocheted a rag rug...
Tonight,,, I will chillaxe and enjoy a lovely glass of wine....
 wine bottle apron sitting on the rag rug....
These lap quilts are for 'Covers of Love' a group that I belong to, we quilt/crochet quilts and afghans for the VA shut-ins as well as children who are removed from unsafe situations by Child Protective Services... and also small blankets and beanie caps go to the Neo-natal unit at the local Hospital...
I love knowing that a little bit of 'me' is going to someone in need.....
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vintage Train Cases...

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Well, I may still not be able to go Glamping... but I can certainly dream,,, and putter through my sweet Vtg. train cases that I use when I go glamping...
I have 4 more out in the storage closet in the garage,,, un-decorated... and one is sort of a lime/chartruse green... which I am rather smitten with and will keep it just as it is...
One of these days I will do a 'western' themed on,,, or maybe a Roy & Dale themed one...
I would love to do one with fun MCM (mid-century-modern) deco... ahhh,,, what shall I do???
 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More Fun Day Projects...

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I took the time to make a re-purposed Jeans purse...
I spotted one (blue & pink) at the Thrift down in Palm Springs,, $1.99,,, can't beat the price... but,,, I have 2 grand~girlies so I needed a 2nd one,,, what to do? but a pair of girlie jeans and make one...
 I had some cute kitty themed fabric that I used for the lining and tie/sash...
 as for the handles,, scheeezh,,, they have been in my sewing~stash for ever...
and since we call our one grand~girlie, Ladybug,,, this button is perfect!
 
I also have been busy in some 'mini apron swaps,,, so I have several fun ideas for future swaps,,, but in the mean time I made these for kicks-n-giggles!
 the colors are more brite,,, but either my camera,,, or I,, are not good! lol!
Now to get back to working on some lap quilts for the VA Hospital... see ya later...

Monday, March 13, 2017

What it's Like to live in the Mountains...

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I have lived in the City,,, Suburbs, farm country and mountains (where I currently live)...
I luv the view,,,
 Today's view.... neighbors letting their horses graze out front of their property...
Gotta love not living in the city...

Mini Apron swap....

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I recently participated in a Mini Apron Swap,,, 1 of 4...
Here are the  ones that we swapped today...
For swap #2 we are swapping Spring minis,,, while #3 will be a western theme and #4 will be a Patriotic theme....

I plan to make a banner with these to hang across my trailer....

 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Pillowcase Apron

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I spotted a cute re-purposed pillowcase into an apron on 'pintrest'... so easy peasy... so I decided to make one just for fun...
 I decided to use a contrasting fabric for the waist...
 and as always,,, a lil yoyo for embellishment...
I found this lil hankie which I folded and used as the pocket...
What a cute and quick project.....

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mini Aprons... just because...

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I am currently in several mini apron swaps,,, so here are a few of the ones I have made...
 a couple of mini bib aprons...
 I had a wee scrap of this wild animal print... and just had to make a mini with it!(for me)
 a couple of 1/2 aprons for fun...
 what's this you ask?????
why it is a 'mini clothes pin bag... filled with mini clothes pins... lol!
I had a damaged piece of stitched linen and it worked out perfect for this project.
 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Keeping Myself Busy...

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With all this rain,,, I have been spending more time in my craft/sewing room..
This is what I made...
 I have made 2 aprons using the 1/2 quilt size pattern.... the colors are more vibrant, but my flash wasn't working... uuggh!
 everything assembled...
 and done!!!!!
I wasn't too fond of the neck line and all the Bias Tape trim so I modified the pattern to a more rounded neckline and  no Bias Tape... Instead I lined the apron and made criss-crossing straps(ties)... much more to my liking,  The pattern is from "Indygo Junction"...
 
Well,,, now what mischief should I get into???
Happy Rainy Monday!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rain, Dogs and Sewing...

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Good stars! we have had so much rain these past few months... and this past week even more!!!
 Our neighbors driveway flooded and then flowed onto our property...
 the back side of our property was under water...
 our 'creek' was flowing like crazy...
creating a pond on the lower end of our property!
our  mamamoo kitty was smart and stayed in the garage...
 Ginger thinks she is a 'water dog'...lol!
 I made a few mini aprons for a swap I am in,,, and then today I made this little ...
 
soda bottle apron....
Well, today we got a break in the weather,,, but... rain is headed back our way... oh joy!!!