Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Twas the Night before....

Twas the night before the blog hop and what do you know- Bobbie is here with something to show
Creatin' in the Sticks made me a gift - a little tea pot and a mug rug just gave me a lift!
 Carla did a fabulous job and stalked my pinterest page to see just what I'd like and she hit the nail (or pin, as the case may be) right on the head!

Aren't they the sweetest things? - She even made me some sweet pins to go with the pincushion! 
I had so much fun with this hop- its perfect for me - I am a last minute gifter- no matter how hard I try I am always making something on Christmas eve. I must like the adrenaline rush or something!
The other bloggers have shared so many great ideas that will make my gifting easier!

Right now I am in the middle of getting ready for our bazaar which is on Friday. I have been crafting like a mad woman. People donate items in need of TLC and I give it a fluff fluff  here and a spritz spritz there and a couple of la tee dahs - sometimes people even buy their own items back :)

Wreath before
And After

My wreaths make a quick and easy non sewing gift.

 I also made

kitchen fun on one side

 and Gingerbread on the other

Reversible aprons - my friend mentioned last year that she didn't have a Thanksgiving apron so she was just wearing her Christmas one.   I thought "since I line my aprons anyway, why not make them for Christmas AND Thanksgiving" or another holiday.

Peanuts Fall

Peanuts Christmas


I wore the Peanuts Apron to our Thanksgiving dinner and threw it in the washing machine- I am at work so it is difficult to get another picture of it. My Mom took pictures of it and sent them but the attachment didn't come through- oh fiddle! So I've added a picture of the fabric.

I had to put Trudy's name on her phone case because I wanted to keep it!
These are my "go to" gifts - glasses cases and cell phone cases. I hate losing my phone in the depths of my purse and my friends are always losing their glasses too, so I make these that hook on your purse with just a carbineer hook (sometimes you can get 2 for $1 at Wallyworld) I was going to put my phone in the case so you could see it in there- and then realized- I am taking pictures with my phone....Duh!:)

Thanks so much for stopping by! and our Super duper Santa's Helpers deserve a cuppa hot chocolate and a candy cane for putting this hop together! Thanks Madame Samm and Marlene! You are the best!

Be sure to stop by and see what everyone else is making!

Creatin’ In The Sticks < ----made me the cutest Teapots
From This To That < -----this is ME!
Sew Me Something Good <----- I made her gifts!

It is snowing outside  and a whole 6 degrees tonight
A Quilter's Dream come true!
'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the clutter,
Like magic the fabrics arranged in a flutter.
Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese & Bear Tracks
Each quilt was a beauty-even the backs.

Her house how it twinkled, her quilts how they glowed.
The cookies were baking, the stockings were sewed.
Their work was all done, so they folded their frames,
And packed up their needles, without giving their names.
They boarded the bus, and checked the next address.
More quilts to be made, another quilter in distress.

She heard one voice echo, as they drove out of sight,
Happy quilting to all and to all a good night!
Author Unknown  -

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Twas the week before....

The fantabulous "twas the night before..." blog hop started today and there are sew many great ideas to try!  I have been crafting like mad here trying to get ready for my bazaar which is NEXT WEEK!!!! AAAAAARGH!!!!! My office has been transformed into Santa's Workshop and me and my elves (oh wait I am the only elf in here) have been gluing and painting and spraying and tearing and printing and "oh Stink"ing when I realize that the paper I need for this project is at home. Of course, at home this elf has been cutting and stitching and gluing and "oh Stink"ing because the fabric for that project is at work. I am having a lot of fun and have actually got a lot finished for the little time I have spent crafting. Not having a vehicle is really stinky this time of year- I am so grateful for friends who do give me a ride even though it takes ForEVER to get me out of Hobby Lobby! One of my littles at church has learned (from her Dad) to say "Miss Bobbie likes Hobby Lobby." It is the cutest thing -with her little girl voice, she says W for her L and has a lisp too. I should record it!

I have been doing a lot of "From this to That"ing - people donate their gently used items and I make them purty again.
Yesterday, with just a bit of glue, paper and my new friend Glitter Blast Spray,

  I changed this poor angel in need of some love to

THAT beautiful sparkling angel.  The music is Hark the Herald Angels sing. It took 4 copies of the song to cover him, but now he's ready for the angel choir again!

Be sure to check out all my friends on the hop-
This hop is so much fun- we all received a gift from the blogger before us on the list! My gift is just perfect and I love it but can't show you yet! my day is the 19th- lotsa hopping to do before then!

Tuesday, Nov. 11