Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh, It's Sew Cute!

In addition to my regular crazy life, I've been busy sewing. Creating is what keeps me sane (although my sanity is sometimes questionable :) )

Sir Bearded Kitty, DD's precious cat, got ahold of my purse so I needed a new one. Look what I made:

Oh, It's Sew Cute!!!! (Yes, I know that's not the correct "sew". It's a play on words for our Etsy shop.) I got the pattern from one of my all-time favorite websites, LOVE that site!

I also made these placemats. They have a built in pocket to put your silverware in:

And, I did some embroidery:

All of my latest creations are now available in our etsy shop at . Well, everything except for the purse - that's ALL MINE!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Word Play

The English language is full of words that just really don't make sense. Have you ever thought about these?

1. There is no ham in a hamburger.
2. There is no straw in strawberry.
3. There is neither egg in eggplant or apple in pineapple.
4. A Guinea pig is not a pig.
5. Fireflies aren't flies. They are beetles.
6. Greyhounds can be any color.
7. Rush hour lasts longer than an hour - and so does happy hour.
8. Hot dogs can be cold, and homework can be done in school.
9. If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
10. Button and unbutton are opposites, but loosen and unloosen are the same.
11. DS - This one is for you!:
One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, two meese?
12. Boxing rings are square.
13. And, something I've pondered for quite some time: Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a Parkway?

OK, some of these words might not have originated here, but you get what I mean, right? Can you think of any more?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Our Etsy shop is now officially open. We our offering our handcrafted items for sale through our shop, "Oh, It's Sew Cute!" at .

What's with the shop name? DD is always saying "It's so cute!" Well, since we both like to sew, we did the play on words and changed 'so' to 'sew'. And, that's how the name came to be.

DD and I will both have things listed in our shop. DD has her own section titled, "Dear Daughter" for all of her handmade creations. She has a few items listed already.

My designs will be in the shop within a few days.

Stop by and find something that will have you exclaiming, "Oh, It's Sew Cute!"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Paw Prints - A T-Shirt Blouse

Before we moved, DD picked out this fabric. Those "spots" are actually tiny little pawprints in pink, light tan, black, sky blue and sage green.

Yesterday, I gathered that fabric, one of DD's old bright pink t-shirts that had little holes near the hem and my trusty sewing machine. And, look what I made:

It's a babydoll-style blouse! I used the same pattern that I had for her band recital dress, shortened the skirt to blouse length and left off the bottom ruffle. Not too bad for about an hour of work, a piece of fabric and an old, holey t-shirt, huh?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Trash To Treasure: Easter Basket

I've turned another piece of trash into treasure.

A few weeks ago when we were driving through a parking lot, we heard a horrible sound coming from under the car. My thought....Oh Great! Just what I need, car trouble. It was very minor. I had ran into a little plastic bucket. You know those empty ice-cream type buckets. I didn't damage the car or the bucket. I told DD to throw it in the car having no idea what I would do with it.

Well, VIOLA.....I used some fabric left over from a pillow I made for DD's room and attached that to the bucket with spray adhesive. Then, I painted the top rim. (I should have painted the rim BEFORE attaching the fabric, but oh well....) I tore some strips of fabrics that coordinate with DD's room and tied them onto the handle. Looky here. Isn't it cute? And, all from a little bucket that I ran over. Truly Trash to Treasure....

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Library Shelf

WHAT? Two posts in one day? I'm bored........ Not really. I don't get bored. I'm just taking a break from cleaning and working (yes, on the weekend). AND, I haven't posted here since last month and that's just not right.

I finished reading "Amazing Grace" by Danielle Steel last night. It's written in typical Danielle Steel fashion. (I never noticed before that she ends a lot of sentences with prepositions, and she has several misplaced modifiers. Hmmmmm....she'd better speak to her proofreader about that. - Can you tell that DD and I have been working on Grammar lately?)

Anyway, this is the story about what happens in the lives of 4 people who were at the same benefit concert during an earthquake. They all now share the unique bond of those who go through a catastrophic event together. It follows each of them through the year that follows the quake, through their triumphs and struggles.

A nice, easy read.

The Grand Performance


That's how DD's 1st concert performing with the Community Band was last Sunday afternoon. Fabulous!

It was held in the theater at the local high school. They played everything from Beethoven to Glenn Miller. And, they were GOOD!!!!! It was like going to the philharmonic or the symphony (only without the string section). They even got standing ovations. It's a long way from Mary Had A Little Lamb that was played at the Elementary and Middle School band concert held last year. That's For Sure!

And, at intermission, there was all sorts of goodies (cookies, brownies, etc.). YUMMY!

Now, the band is taking a 3 week break from rehearsals, and DD is beyond SAD. She had to turn in her music after the concert. She has been going through the music that she has here, and she says it's all WAY TOO EASY. She is counting the days until she gets to go to band again and get the new songs that they will be playing for the summer concert in June.