Sunday, June 27, 2010

An Oven Mitt is Born

I haven't made it very far on my sewing project.  I got sidetracked watching a movie, playing in my garden, cleaning, and baking cookies today.  If you haven't seen "Where The Wild Things Are", I would definitely recommend it.  I LOVED it!!  Anyway, I sat down to my apron/chef's hat/oven mitt project tonight and have the oven mitt completed.  It is SSSSOOOOO stinkin' cute!!  These pictures really don't do it justice.  I can't wait to get the chef's hat and apron completed now!  My back is yelling at me from sitting in the sewing room for too long, though, so I think I'm going to stop for today. Little Miss Em is going to look FANTABULOUS in her new kitchen attire!  She has the same shoe problem I have, so I'm sure she'll be wearing her apron, hat, and oven mitt along with a pair of high heel dress-up shoes, jewelry, and a purse.  As always, you can click on the photos to view larger images.

The front of the mitt:

The back of the mitt:

A side view:


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wedded Bliss

I had big plans of spending time poolside today, but was run inside by the rain and thunderstorms. So, I decided to work on some crafty things.  I haven't done that in a while, so it's been nice to be creative.  Pool time was almost four hours ago and the sun is out and shining brightly now... wouldn't you know it?

This next Thursday, July 1st, will be my parents' 44th wedding anniversary.  We should all be so fortunate! I was able to spend some time with them last night.  My hometown, which is where they still live, had their Independence Day celebration last night.  I picked Mom and Dad up early and the three of us went out to dinner and then met up with one of my brothers and his family at the fairgrounds for the festivities.  I enjoyed the time spent with everyone, but my time alone with Mom and Dad is always extra special.  They're just SO cute together.  Ok... I'm not going to get mushy, although I could VERY easily.  I made a card for them today.  I don't know what it is about the "Vintage Vogue" stamp set that makes me want to use purples and pearls.  I think I've done that EVERY time I've used this stamp set, though.  I've loved the results so why change now, huh?

This is what was born from "Vintage Vogue" this time.  I used Elegant Eggplant cardstock for my base.  The whisper white panel was embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder in my Sizzix BigShot.  The sentiments came from the "Congrats" stamp set (Sale-A-Bration 2009) and were stamped in Elegant Eggplant classic ink.  Each flower was stamped in Elegant Eggplant and Lavender Lace and then cut out by hand.  I added a rhinestone brad to the center of the largest flower and half-pearls to each of the smaller flowers. The ribbon is an organza ribbon that was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  The card turned out to be beautiful, so I hope they like it.

I have a couple of other projects I hope to get to work on this weekend.  I'm working on an apron, chef's hat, and oven mitt for my 2 1/2 year old niece, Emily.  I've got it started, but haven't made much progress on it.  I think it will go very quickly once I sit down to work on it.  I also need to get a baby quilt made for a friend of mine who's due in July.  Right now, though, I think I'm due for a short nap.  Think I'll rent a couple of movies for the evening and get some takeout.  Sounds like a relaxing evening...