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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My New Tote Bag

I just finished a tote bag that I love!! First off though, let me say that I cant take credit for the idea. As I have mentioned, I recently took up crocheting. While reading about it online the other day a woman mentioned wanting a tote bag that had grommets at the top for yarn to feed through and not get tangled. What a great idea!!! And the smoke instantly started to pour from my head. lol

With this idea running around my mind I did what any quilter would do---- I made myself a quilted tote bag. With grommets! I made it nice and roomy to hold a good amount of yarn and projects. I also added a pocket to the front to keep my crochet hook roll and scissors from hiding at the bottom of the bag. Then I added 6 grommets (3 to each side) along the top of the bag to feed the yarn through. All in all I'm very pleased with the out come and my bag is already full of yarn and ready to go. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Well, my baby started kindergarten yesterday. To be honest I had a harder time with it than she did. Its funny how different it seemed than when we took our older 2 kids to kindergaten for the first time. They were so excited and so was I. They were turning into big kids! They are in 7th and 5th grades now so I already have big kids. Dropping Megan off was different I guess because I would have been happy to keep her as my baby.

Alas, I couldnt and the day came to start school with the others. They did it differently this year and instead of helping her find her desk and put her stuff away they had us leave her on the playground with her teacher and all the other kids. That was probably a good idea. The last I saw of her (before the parents were told to make a get-away lol) was her on the monkey bars with her big sister. And she was safe, sound and full of stories when we picked her up.

All in all, things went good. She is looking forward to going back today and hopefully it will be a little easier. Its amazing how long 2 1/2 hours can seem. ;)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kids crack me up sometimes. :)

My 5yr old got a new doll the day before yesterday. She came with fun clothes that we needed to put on her. We got her dressed and as I was tying her shoe Megan handed me her bonnet and said "Here's her vomit. Put that on too please."

I was laughing so hard that Adam had to explain that her doll wears a bonnet not a vomit. lol :)-

Monday, September 7, 2009

That time of year

Its nearing my favorite time of year. I love the fall! Dont get me wrong, I like the other seasons too but fall is my favorite. There is something about it that makes me want to make things. I love standing in a cozy, bright room working and listening to the wind whipping over the house or the rain pounding on the roof.

Yesterday felt like fall...... It was great! :) It was overcast all day and very windy. My workspace is in our attic, as I worked I could hear the wind not 3ft over my head. As the rain hit the windows I happily ironed, cut and sewed.

Normally during the fall while Im working Im in warm clothes with coffee near by. Yesterday had not hit that point yet. But all though I was in a tank top drinking lemonade it still felt like fall. Not to long and it will be completely here. I cant wait. ;)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Not your everyday ipod case

ipod case
Originally uploaded by littleworm23
I recently worked with a customer who wanted a case for her ipod that wasnt your everyday sleeve. She wanted something that opened like a book and could be used open or closed. I must admit that I never would have thought of this for an ipod case.

After alot of back and forth on colors and embroidery designs I got to work. Here is the finished product and I must say that Im very pleased with the way it turned out. Working with such a wonderful woman to come up with this was aot of fun. :)