Sunday, July 29, 2012

Scissor Case

Finally made my scissor case for the month of July  with Liz's Sew Along

I found the pattern here

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I decided to make a few washable swiffers.
I just never know when I am out of these little disposable things.
I have 2 different kinds of handles   the older blue and the newer yellow. So yes  I buy both.
I even have a long handled  one for up high and ceiling fans.
This is the first one I made.. I had some really cheap flannel from Walmart I bought YEARS ago. I bought a yard of this a yard of that.  It is ok  but as you can see the flannel is very thin. I need more layers
Here is my second attempt. This is out of some old cleaning cloths I had bought from the dollar store awhile back.  Again it will work  but not to crazy about it.
Made this out of Microfiber dust cloths I bought again at the dollar store. Although I like the weight of it  I should have serged the  edges where I cut . I made it longer then the others  it can reach  in back  by the TV.
My last try for today. Back to the old flannel. but more layers. I like this one.  Finally!!!!!! I think I am going to cut up all that old flannel  and make these. That flannel couldn't be used for anything else. .
No more buying the disposable ones  I will have a few of these around that can be washed.
Next on my list is making them for the floor model I have.  Years ago I crocheted one and I do use it, but not as much as I should. maybe if I had some flannel ones  I wouldn't buy the disposal ones for this too.If I have them made of flannel I could even wet them for spot cleaning. . Do you think I am going "GREEN" LOL
the old crochet  floor swiffer cover.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quilt Tag

I finally finished the quilt tag for Lil AL's quilt.

I am still waiting for my Nephew and his wife  to choose a name for the new baby , then I can make his tag.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Turtle PotHolders

I finally finished the turtle potholders I needed for my kitchen
 I really like the wrap around one    I think that is  my favorite, great for casserole dishes

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ice Age

The boys liked seeing the movie Ice Age and they want to see Spiderman when it comes out

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Vacation With Grandsons

Enjoying the summer vacation with out grandsons.
its always alot of fun
Harley, Pappy and Dylan Austin
Pappy and Jacob

Harley, Me Dylan Austin, Pappy and Jacob
Dylan Austin

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Playing Angry Birds

Here the boys are playing Angry Birds on the iPad

Monday, July 16, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


My nephew and his beautiful wife are having their second child, another boy.. How exciting.
They told me the new babies theme will be trucks. No name has been picked out yet  so i have to wait to make the tag for his quilt. But at least the quilt is done.

I couldn't find a cheater panel so I just cut this truck fabric .
I made their little boy a quilt  too. He is into all sorts of boy things suck as trucks, cars planes and train,   but they mentioned Thomas. I had a cheater panel and extra fabric in my stash from my own grandsons . I was able to  make Lil Al this own quilt. I don't want him getting jealous of the new baby.

Both had a solid dark blue backing. Once I make the tags I will post pictures of the back and tags.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Outdoor Pallet Table

Tim finished our outdoor pallet table... He painted it the same color as our home and put these wheel on it  If we need to move it around. Cool right?   I like it alot.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Straw Hats

over at  they posted these adorable straw hats the other day. Amy just told me she picked up 3 at the dollar store. I just had to try it. I read their tutorial and I got busy. It was really really easy. I am not a hat person  but  these are so cute.

 of course Mine is blue
 Amy's is purple
and the last one I made for her son jacob   he is 3   he loves guitars.
I used the same thread in the bobbin so when you see the underside its the same. That was one of the little hints on the web site.
I may put more designs on   but then maybe not.