Monday, January 19, 2009

Jane4girls giveaway and sewing goals for 2009

Since the cost of living is so high here, I am always looking for ways to save some money, even if it is just a few cents.

As I was looking at blogs for inspiration of what to sew next, I came across a blog called Jane4girls. She is having a giveaway. She is giving away grocery bags and mesh bags, from a company called hotSACKS. Head on over to her blog and check it out. Her blog also gives tips on how to save money with links to coupons.

Pictured here is a quilt I saw at a quilt show. The flower petals were raised and puffy, kinda like a 3D type of thing.

I think a few of my sewing goals will be to finish two or more of my ufos and to use more of my's been growing...happy sewing!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sweet Fabric and Sweet Treats

Thank you to Diane of Bee Square Fabrics! I received my fat quarter today. I entered a giveaway on her blog and I won a fat quarter of Japanese Fabric. I don't know if you can see it, but it has "sweets" on it. I'm not sure what I'll use it for yet, but I'm thinking maybe a hot pad or pot holder. Thank you Diane!

I also made some scones using the Pamela's Pancake Mix I received for Christm
as. I used this recipe on the Pamela's website. Instead of currants, I used raisins and dried cranberries. It was delicious...and they're almost gone! Yum!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sweet Potato Plant and Fleece Hat

My sweet potato plant was doing quite well. The first picture two pictures were taken a few weeks ago.

Today, my dh helped me plant the additional slips in the planter in our yard. This is when I discovered that white flies were eating my potato plant. I had to spray down the underside of each leaf with water and wipe off the black eggs. I don't know how successful I was. I guess we'll see in a few days
or a week.

The next two pictures are of the pots after I cut off the slips that were ready to plant. They look kind of bear don't they?

The next shot of one of the slips in the planter box.

The shot after that is of the underside of the leaf with the white fly eggs. I don't know if
you can see the black dots on the leaf.

The last two shots are of a reversible fleece hat that my mom wanted me to make for her trip to China.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

GF Brownies and Kaleidescope Hot Pads

Pictured are the gluten free brownies I made for New Years. Yum! I did put in some m&ms and it was delicious! Thank you Grant and Juri.

I purchased a Kaleidescope Ruler so that I could could make some Kaleidescope hot pads. I learned how to make these some time ago, but never made them because I needed that special ruler. I tried to make some without the ruler and they turned out horrible. I looked for them so that I could take a picture of them, but I couldn't find them. Pictured are the ones I made last year.