"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Birthday & Wig Week

I really wanted to surprise my sister for her birthday with a quilt.
The only issue was that I had never made a quilt before.
So, I decided that it was time...
Renee showed me how to cut out,
sew together, and iron the seams
(Yes, there is a specific way to iron them)
Then, I went to the quilt shop,
(where I took my class to make a Messenger bag)
for some extra help, and went home with this-
I thought that I would need yet another class,
but decided just to go for it
and try to finish on my own.
I Did!

Two of the fabrics that I used were from
linens that Sherrie and I both used
for three out of our six babies.

The pattern was called
"Bunny Jo"
and we both Loved it!
There was the yellow and white striped bed ruffle,
and the white crib sheet.
Both with the charming little
"Bunny Jo" pattern.

I accidentally found the linens in her basement
about two years ago,
and I sneaked them into my suitcase,
just in case I actually tackled quilting.
Well, yes, miracle of miracles,
I actually made the quilt!
I finished it by sewing a border around it
and then sewed on the binding
with the same red polk-a-dot fabric.
On the back I used an old, soft "Shabby Chic"
sheet with little flowers on it.
I wanted it to be super
Comfy & Soft!
She loved it, and put it on the back of her couch.

She didn't have to do that...
I made it for napping and snuggling.
Here she is all wrapped up!

As some of you know, Sherrie has started chemo.
So, also in this picture, she is sporting her new wig.
Her and I went in search of a wig for her.
The first one, that our new friend Belinda
(Who is the owner if the shop)
brought out, was this one.
I thought that it was very appropriate
because it was very
Carol Brady-isk,
and Sher and I have always
Loved the Brady Bunch!
So Carol!
But Sherrie doesn't want to be Carol,
she wants to be Sherrie.
So, she decided on this one-
She Is So Cute!

Sherrie and her new friend Belinda.

A girl needs her hair..

Happy Friday Pretties!
Make sure that you visit all of the
Beautiful Blogs
on my side bar that linked up for
Friday Pretties.

Go ahead...go hop around.
It's Fun!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Off I Go Again..

I am going to my
So, I will not be
blogging this week,
but I will post a Friday Pretty.

So, make sure that you link up
on my side bar and let's
Blog Hop!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Projects List...Check. Check. Check. Check. Check

A couple of months ago I had several projects on a list
that either Needed to get finished,
or that I Wanted to finish.

The first one is this full apron.
I wish that I would have taken a picture
of the whole thing, but...
I didn't.

A friend asked me if I would make this
for a bridal shower, for her friend's daughter.
No pressure or anything...
I saw a picture of the Bride-To-Be
modeling the apron at her shower.
She looked adorable.
(But she is one of those girls who
would look cute in Anything!)

The pattern I used was the
Amy Butler "Domestic Goddess" pattern.
Amy Butler - Apron Sewing Pattern - Domestic Goddess
I love this pattern and have made many
half and full aprons from it.

This is a garbage bag for a car.
I made one for me and for several friends.
They were a big hit.
Why not make garbage pretty?

This is a simple little apron.
So cute on!
My Lovely Mannequin, Nina,
was a perfect model for this apron.
She is just so confident...

Look at this custom sewn pillow case.
I got the free tutorial from
She always has so many fun projects,
Love It!
The front and the back of the pillowcase
are different fabrics.
This was suppose to have a crocheted edge.
I do crochet a little bit,but for the life of me-
I could not get it.
So, I bought this edging.
I really like it.
Is this SO cute, or what?!?

My cousin, Becky, asked me to make these
name banners for two sisters.
They were having a baby shower/birthday
sister party.
These were very fun to make.
The only thing that I may have
done differently is used black
thread to sew on the letters
so that they would show up better.

Now, on to my next projects...
I have this beautiful fabric,
but cannot decide what to make.

Any Suggestions?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You Gotta Meet Maude...

Look At All Of This

If you are ever in Ludington, Michigan
You gotta meet Maude!
How Lovely & Welcoming is She?

I really think that she should be featured in
Country Living Magazine.
Don't you?
Here are some of the Lovelies
in this Fun Shop!

This post has Lots and Lots of pictures
Who can resist?

If you are ever in Ludington Michigan,
visit Maude's Garage at
201 E. Ludington Ave.

As with every Friday Pretty,
make sure that you visit all of the blogs
participating in Friday Pretties.
They are all on my Linky.
Have Fun!!!

(The Link is at the top of my blog on my sidebar)

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