Not the progress I was hoping for....

So far, I haven't been able to keep up my end of the bargin...posting on Mondays and Fridays.  I need to make about I try Mondays and Thursdays.  These days fit better into my weekly routines and such.

Anyho, here's what I've been up to:

Hubby still thinks I'm a seamstress...he's had me fix a zipper in his work jacket!  At first I thought I would have to cater to each stitch with my seam ripper! Finally, on a whelm, I just grabbed hold of the zipper and R-I-P-E-D...thankfully, it worked!

In the rush of the weekend, I forgot to get a final picture of the outcome.  So last night, I text darling hubby to take a quick picture of him wearing the jacket...and this is what I got!

Isn't he the smart one! Honestly, next time I will not forget the final picture...

Oh, and I got the cutest card from my Oregonian peep (and BFF), Stephanie!  I love it! Thank you for being so thoughtful! And I'm glad she's loving the Stampin' Up! products I got for her as a birthday gift!

What else have I accomplished?  Oh, I remember! Friday, I got up early as usual...and well, I got a bug in my bonnet...I started a mini album for Hazel, my oldest granddaughter...she started kindergarten this year...definitely, a pretty big occasion! My guess...Brittany would have done the mini album herself, but she still has 2 toddlers and 1 newborn at home...simply, too much going on!  So I'm doing it for her...hopefully, she will like what I created!  

Recently, My Sisters Scrapper started posting Tutorial Thursday on YouTube! She's amazing! I love her creations...all of them! I've been missing her tutorials...until now!  Check her out if you're looking for some SERIOUSLY great inspiration!

and finally, one last thing I'm working on:

I've pinned the Vintage Christmas quilt...I wasn't sure if I wanted to machine quilt or hand quilt this beauty...I think I've decided to hand quilt...BUT one small problem...well, a couple small problems! 1) I've never hand quilted anything EVER and 2) I can't find my handy little book on how to hand quilt!  Today, I think I'll have time to search the craft room!  I won the book for some festivity at the local quilt store, probably a shop hop or something! And thought I would never use it! UNTIL now!  

I'll keep you posted on the results of the search!  Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day!

There was a hiccup....

There was a hiccup in my plan....I had Tim's sister and nephew visit on Saturday...kinda unexpectedly.  So I had to CLEAN a little more than usual, since I worked this past weekend, I needed to get it done on Friday....YUCK!!!

It was great to see Josh...check out the picture of Josh and Odessa!  Odessa LOVES him!

I was working on a couple of things later in the has been a project that I've been working on for the last five years...that might be a bit an over estimate, but it's not a far off!

There's a lot more progress which needs to happen but at least it's on the sewing machine again!

First, I got everything organized and set up...

Then the sewing begins...I have 2 plastic shoe boxes which I have 1 inch strips cut...1 plastic box for the dark colored fabrics and 1 plastic box for the light colored fabrics.

It takes me a little longer to sew each block, because I'm sewing 1 block at a time...I'm trying to have the scrappiest look ever...I'm afraid there will be a couple of blocks which have the same fabric...that's out of 144 blocks....crazy, isn't it!

Then I cut the strip...

and finally, the block is ironed...then I start all over again!  Just NUTS, isn't it!

Oh, and I had some time to create a card....LUCKY ME!

The Paper Pals Arts supplied a (sketch) challenge #244; not too complicated, which was nice...that way I could use some great designer paper!  I always like to maximize at most 2 challenges if I I took a peek at the Color Throwdown colors...Red, Pale Yellow and Pale Pink...well, I went a little brighter than what was intended but I really like how it turned out! Don't you?!

Recipe for card:
Stamp Set: Hi Cupcake (Fiskars)
Ink: VersaInk Dazzle (frost)
Paper: Serendipity (BasicGrey), SU! Pretty In Pink, SU! Real Red, and SU! Whisper White
That Little Something: Static Pal, Red Embossing Powder, 
That Little Helper: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, Coffee Filters, SU! Dimensionals 

I didn't like how the embossing powder speckled itself on the paper; I even used the anti-static thingie to help!  Perhaps it was the cheaper than normal powder...I'm going to have to do some testing!

Anyho, that's it...for now! Have a great evening!

The start of new routines....

I'm on the start of a new routine; my new part time job: crafting and blogging! I have dedicated myself to at least 1 hour Monday - Friday on crafting then posting on the blog on Tuesdays and Fridays! My hope is that I will be able to work through my addition to everything crafty...ALL of my crafty stuff!  Eventually, I would like to start MAYBE selling some of my items....which gets me to the FUN part...REPLENISHING my stash!

So today is Tuesday and here's where we start:

This past weekend, hubby asked that I "just sew up" his vest!  I do a lot of crafty things but a seamstress, I am not!  I told him I would try! He burnt a hole in his safety vest! Scary...yes, that's what I thought! 

Here I cleaned up the hole...

Here's the hole fixed! Then he asked for a pocket for his phone! What the heck! I AM NOT A SEAMSTRESS! But I did it anyway! 

And these are the pics he sent me! What a goof ball! (it's the face only a wife could love!)

I must have done a good job!

Saturday, my friend, Jody came over! She's just as crafty as me! Any ho, her sister and brother-in-law just had a baby, so we needed to sew up some burp bibs, right?!  I got pattern free via the Internet! And I loved it! I would definitely make them again! And It was fun spending the day with her!  

Oh, and here's the free baby burp bib pattern: Cloud6 Fabrics blog/website

Oh, I did get to make a halloween card using the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge #240. It was a perfect sketch for a shaker card! I loved how it turned out...and I'm going to make more with other stamps....I was thinking the SU! stamp set, Batty for You, would work perfect for additional shaker cards.  I'll include them in one of my upcoming posting...

Recipe for card:
Stamp Set: Hampton Art Halloween set (front and inside lower right), SU! Wacky Wishes (inside)
Ink: SU! Basic Black, SU! Basic Gray
Paper: BasicGrey Eerie (DP), SU! Basic Black, SU! Whisper White
That Little Something: Spellbinders Hexagon die, SU! Texturz plate (weave/distress), Martha Stewart Glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint, Darice sequins, PaperTreyInk envelope liner die
That Little Helper: Toothbrush for splatter paint, a huge roll of 3M foam tape

Thank you for stopping by; hoping to be posting more fun things on Friday!