Monday, April 25, 2011
This was a great week! I was off of my day job, worked 20 hours at paper source, and worked a lot of many of my current projects. Not enough organizing/cleaning happened.
Mom and I had a sewing day! Dueling sewing machine! :)
Making some progress on my shams to match my quilt!
For the RK challenge, I've had to tack up fleece in the living room to lay out the whole quilt. I thought it was artsy to take the pic through the mirror...strange, I know!
My favorite "local" fabric store! When I say local I mean in San Francisco!
My current re-furnishing project, I'm almost done! You'll see it soon!
This year's Easter's cards!
Myle's had a great first Easter with the whole family! He loved showing us all of his favorite new moves! :)
Friday, April 22, 2011
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Today is full of meaning and hope for those who follow Jesus. It is a day to reflect on everything that Christ has done for us. To have died and taken on all of our sins is radical and yet this is what Jesus did for everyone!
To help dwell and remember what Jesus did I've collected some images to help remind myself of His sacrifice for me. God loves us enough to send his own Son to die for us! This is the message of today!
Look closely! I didn't see it at first! ;)
There is lots to remember!
Happy Good Friday!
Happy Earth Day
Happy Birthday Cindy!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A few weeks ago I went to the amazing Alameda Flea Market. It was the first sunny day in a long time and the perfect day to explore! When you go...be prepared to be completely overwhelmed!! It is so huge and there is no way to see it all. I only had a few hours so I was only able to see maybe half of the market...and I was moving fast! Here are a few of my pics, and the things that I saw and loved...however, there is so much more! There is literally no way to capture it all!
Bumped into a friend! What are the odds?!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Yes, it is the middle of April and I am just now blogging about the Style Stitches challenge from March! Just a tad behind, but I don't mind! Each month this year JemJam is taking sewer's through Amy Butler's challenging book Style Stitches.:
March was to make these origami bags:
I loved the idea and set out to make all six! I learned a lot through this process and each bag took me a long time, but the second bag was much quicker! In the end, I decided I only need two, not six as each bag took two hours.
Here is my process:
Cut and interfaced all of the pieces
Attaching the zipper
Attaching the other side
After lots of struggles, both sides are attached!
Big opps! I tried to end the zipper but it opened the zipper! Does anyone have tips on this?
Trying to get the corners just right....
Tada!!! However, the birds head got chopped off by the gussets! aahh! oh well, next time I'll know!
Corners are difficult, I want to use a different method of attaching zippers next time
different view of gusset
hello polka dot lining!
X-Small Bag 1 Complete!
Small Bag Pieces
Much faster and better second time around!
Next time I also want to make the tag longer..
March Challenge complete! I'm using the small bag to hold my camera and phone, and the larger bag is holding all of my sewing essentials. I think I will make more as gifts too!
This month is a Checkbook cover, and since I don't use one and I have a wallet I love, I'm skipping this month's project.
May has an amazing bag that I'm already planning out! More about this soon....
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Flea Market Edition!
Here are my finds from the flea market a few weeks ago:
I'm thrilled with it all!
*I've been looking for a vintage tablecloth for a long time and this one is perfect! Bright colors and the perfect size!
*The Owl Drug Co Jar is one of my favorites. It was an actually drug store in San Francisco, so there are a lot of these little guys floating around the Bay Area. I'd love to get my hands on some more!
I'm loving flea marketing, but I think I need to stop collecting until I get to Portland!