Can you believe it is Wednesday already? Seems like time is flying by so fast. I finally had some time to clean "my" little corner of the house. It normally does not look so clean, but since I cleaned it (to be honest the only reason I cleaned it is because I am looking for something I misplaced), I thought I will snap a picture of it and share it with you. Looking at the picture, something is missing
Can you spot it? You're right, I am missing a design/inspiration wall. How do you create/make one? And what kind of ideas do you have? Anything be helpful.My mind is just notworking right at the moment, lol.
Take care Jasmin
P.S: Do you like Owls?
These little critters been keeping a little busy here ( That is not the surprise I've been working on).
I was browsing the Internet a few days ago and came across a tutorial on how to make them( unfortunately I do not remember the name of that blog to give credit to that person, so I made a little change to it) I thought how awesome it would be for it/them to accompany my Seasons greetings cards. So I made some and I sure like how they look. So watch out for your mail, because the little critter sure needs a loving, caring home lol.
I'm still here. Things have been pretty bussy here.With Thanksgiving behind (we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Turkey, potatodumplings and "blaukraut"and best of all my family) and the holidays ahead fast aproaching I am not sure if I get everything done and mailed out in time.
I wish I could show you some of the things I have finished but that would spoil the surprise, so I guess you have to wait just a little longer lol.
Here are just a few pictures from the last couple of days to share with you
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and a long weekend.
... say "Thank You" in a way that is really
special and filled with lots of love?
Let me back track a little. Yesterday we received a huge
package and I mean huge (it was bigger than Sami) from my best friend. It was
filled with lots of treasures and goodies. She has a way in sending
"treasures" in the right time. It was overwhelming (in a good way) to
see everything she and her family have mailed. All of it was either picked out
with lots of love and care, or handmade with lots of love, care and time invested in
it. We are so thankful and are very grateful to have friends (who we consider family)
like that. So saying just "Thank you" is not the right word. I do not
think there is a word that can describe how thankful we are, so I thought pictures
say and tell more then a thousand words. Take a look:
P.S.: Karin, I am in love with my quilt and the other treasures I have gotten from you.The quilt fits perfectly on my bed
Nadia had to do a science project yesterday. She had to come up with a animal cell. After doing a little research on the Internet, she decided to bake the project and then decorate it to make it look like an animal cell ( I don't remember me learning about that back when I was in school. Do you?) Anyway she did a really nice job and I am so jealous of her class, because they get to eat it the cake after her teacher graded it.
Pretty neat to see
where we have been before, I think I have marked every country I have visited
or lived before. For my next project I would like to get a mid-sized world map
and use pins and thread to mark every country and city me and my family had ever
been to. I think it would be a great wall feature.
Today and last night I started to work on a new project.It is the first time I am making something out of felt.I really like how it's turning out so far, but unfortunately I am not able to share with you what I am making, because it is a holiday gift. But what I can do is to show you some of the colors I'm using
Pretty bright and bold colors don't you think?
Also last evening Al told me that I still needed to make some for his potluck the next day.Talk about it being last minute lol. So I recruited Al and Nadia to help me make some ...
Over the weekend I was able to squeeze some
time in for a little sewing. I still had some scraps left from the previous mug
rugs and table runner I showed you, and did not want to waste them. So I
decided to randomly sew them together, kind a like a mosaic. The pillow still
looks a little flat because I did not have enough fill for it, but I will take
care of it in a little while after I get back from running some errands. The
only I wish I had done differently, is to sew it together different, so that I would
be able to add a binding. But like they say: You learn ass you go along (or
something like that, lol).
The nice thing about mug rugs is, that they come in all different sizes.You can design them anyway you want. I do not think that you can do anything wrong with it.I just love them, and I don't think you can have enough off them.
So today I was able to squeeze some time in to sew me up some mug rugs.
I randomly quilted the mug rugs together and added the binding to it. I really don't like how I sewed the binding on and I think the rest off them I will do by hand.
They are really fun to make and best off all the are super easy.If you have not made some yet, you should make some. Very usefull.
So I gathered up some scrap fabric and bought some flour sack towels with the idea to make my own embelished kitchen towels ( I really do not like the ones you buy in the store.).I also would like to make some more mug rugs and costers and place mates.And also I need to get started on some holiday gifts.
But looking at my scrapes makes me relize that I need some different fabric. I hope I will be able to finish everything up in time.
Also I found this awesome cup today.It kind of reminds of a quilting/sewing project.
With it getting colder and wet outside, I thought today would be a great fall clean up day since it is nice and kind of warm for a change. Let me tell you, it is not one off my favorite things to do. But one has to do what one has to do LOL.Only thing left to do is to figure out how to clean my windows from the outside ( they have storm windows attached to the outside). They are in desperate need off cleaning.
Hope Al can help me this weekend with it.
What where you doing today?(Besides work lol).
Take care Jasmin