Monday, February 22, 2010
Hey Marcie. I see that you were searching for a way to make hair bows this weekend. When I made Emersyn's my friend saw my post and sent me a link to some directions that they used. They made super cute bows and sold them on etsy and were nice enough to share their secret recipe:) These are hair bows by the Pitcher Girls of Wasilla Alaska---so it is just like a gift from your friend Sarah--ha ha!!! Thanks Connie for sending this along to me----I have not gotten back to the bows, but once I get my hands on some more cute ribbon---I will be a bow making machine!!!! Here is the Hair bow tutorial from the beautiful Rosie Torres who I Love, Adore, and MISS!!!
Posted by Jessica at 7:44 AM
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Todd took Em to Gymnastics open gym yesterday. From what I hear she fell in love with a stick horse. It sounds like she road him around and "he he" and "ye-hawed" herself all over the place:) I love the last picture becuase you can tell her piggies are really flying!!
She must have taken a break to give the pony a rest. I love this picture because it is totally EMERSYN. She never stops talking--ALL DAY!! She talks to herself, the dollies, the t.v., the kitty, whoever will listen to her. When I put her to bed I can hear her talking to herself for a good fifteen minutes before she finally nods off. And then in the morning she wakes up talking--somtimes she even talks in her sleep. I have not clue where she gets it from--must be her Auntie Jen!!!
AND....last but not least I finally got to make Pin Wheels:) I decided to join a quilt along a few months back, but the poor lady in charge found out she was pregnant and just not up for it. Finally she got the first block posted and so of course I could not stop until I had mine done. Kinda cute. Now I will be counting the days until block two is posted.
Besides sewing, the olympics, Elmo, and Fancy Nancy, we don't have anything else going on at our house--maybe we will break out and do somethng crazy this week...
Posted by Jessica at 11:03 PM
Friday, February 19, 2010
So in the past few weeks I have entered a ton of give aways and have won NOTHING!!! This is not unusual for me because I have always had ZERO luck. I don't win raffles, or drawings, or pretty much anything else. Not sure what the deal is. ANYWAY... I decided that I really like the idea of give-a-ways, and want to enjoy them. Since I am obviously not made to win---I have decided to GIVE!!! I have been a burp cloth making machine lately, so that is the prize. I will give a way a group of matching burp cloths(what do you think???? 5 maybe??? More??? We'll see what you think.) to ONE LUCKY PERSON!!! This is all you have to do to enter...
1. Leave me a comment.
2. In your comment tell me which pattern you would want if you won.
3. Let me know what you are planning to do with them ( just cause I am a snoop). For example---for my baby due in 5 months, for my baby that I might have in the future some day, for my cousin's baby, to keep for a baby shower gift, just cause I want to win something---It doesn't matter what the reason is.
ONE MORE BY THE WAY...I also do not care if you are a blog stalker and don't even know me or if you hate me from when I looked at you funny in high school. Just leave a comment---Don't be shy!!!!
SOOOO here are your choices...
Little boy blue (and brown--he he)
Pinkalicious (one of Em's favorite books)
Posted by Jessica at 9:47 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I might be watching the Winter Olympics, but it is starting to look like Spring at OUR house. Our family went for a walk tonight, the sun was shining, and I am working on a quilt and pillow made with these fantastically cute bunnies. I CANNOT wait for the warmer weather and playing outside. Look out Winter---you are getting kicked to the curb!!!!
Posted by Jessica at 11:25 PM
While Shaun White was doing THIS....
The Birdies are done!!! I got the fabric for this quilt almost a year ago and FINALLY finished it. I have started and stopped and started and stopped, but finally I got the incentive to complete this project about a month ago. My Aunt Tami asked me to make and donate a quilt to A Pink Night To Remember--a dinner and auction to help raise money for Breast Cancer. I thought that if I was going to donate something it better be good, for one. AND it better be special. This quilt represented the best quilting I can do at this time. It was my FIRST attempt at machine applique. My FIRST attempt at small grid quilting on a large quilt. AND my first attempt at sewing my binding on using my machine (not by hand). SOOOO long story short I was thinking about how in the BIBLE, when people were to make a TRUE sacrifice, they gave up their best. WELL I don't have sheep, but this is the best I have to give:) I am sad to see it go, but hope it raises some money for Breast Cancer!!!
The backing is my most favorite part. It is FLANNEL--can it get any better than that????? FLANNEL BIRDIES:) YUM!!!
By the way Marcie--once you machine bind---YOU WILL NEVER GO BACK!!! Seriously changed my life tonight. I did a little zig zag just to spice things up a bit:)
Bye Bye Birdies♥ *sniff sniff*♥
Posted by Jessica at 12:34 AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I got hooked on watching Men's figure skating last night and stayed up WAY too late. By then I was all wound up and past that point of sleepy, so I decided to read for a while. Next thing I knew it was past one in the morning and I had finished my book. SOOOO today I feel like I was hit by a bus, BUT I finally found a book that I enjoyed. I have been on a bit of a bad streak. Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland is about Louis de la Valliere--the mistress of King Louis of France. The book starts off pretty slow--not gonna lie I almost gave up, but then it picks up. It starts when Louise is just a child. She is a tom-boy who loves horses and hunting and being outside. Then she goes to court and ends up falling for King Louis. He loves her also because of her love of horses and her ability to ride and hunt. He is married of course, and they begin to have a relationship. Things were different in France than they were in England, and they had to keep their relationship secret--nobody could know. For a while I thought, wow this really is a love story--how sad that he had to be married to a ugly Spanish queen who he hates. Then she has a bunch of kids by him and over time he begins to become more corrupted--as kings seemed to do back then. It is a sad story and I would love to know the true story about Louise because she seems like a very interesting and wonderful person. That could just be the History teacher coming out in me though. As always I was very interested in the lives of the people at court and all of the lies and intrigues that occurred there (poisonings, murder, affairs, secret births, abortions, etc.). This book also gave a super interesting look at the lives of the royalty at the time---I find much of what the royalty did crazy and yet am very interested in them:) This author has also written a 3 part series about Josephine Bonaparte---I will let you know how I like them:)
Posted by Jessica at 8:26 AM
Monday, February 15, 2010
Make another fleece blanket for Project Linus--CHECK!!! Todd and I finished another blankie tonight--despite Emersyn's best efforts to destroy our work. I love the monkeys. Don't forget that Project Linus is collecting blankets until March 1st to send to Haiti. This would be a great way to help the poor people who are struggling down there. It took Todd and I less than an hour to finish this one--even with our "helper." By the way...it is on the back of our couch because Emersyn kinda thinks the monkeys are staying. I may have to sneak them out in the night:)
Posted by Jessica at 11:47 PM