Monday, November 26, 2012

Sister doll and hoop ornament

ive been way out of touch lately.  lifes busy and i cant seem to slow it down.  how is it just a few weeks before christmas?  i mean seriously! 

here is my doll i made for my sister.  i showed you the one she made for me in my previous post. 

she had to have a purse because my sister has a wee bit of a purse obsession.  bags too :)

 they got to be together for thanksgiving.  but she took her home on saturday.  boooo.

here is another project i made last weekend for FNSI.  totally forgot to blog about it.  heck i forgot to link the sign ups.  i suck right now.  (pardon my french)

its a hoop ornament.  im going to hang it in my sewing room or over a mirror in the foyer.  not sure yet.  i found the idea on pinterest and almost copied it to a tee cuz i loved it so much.  its just a hoop, fabric, ric rac and ribbon.  took me under an hour. 

have you all made a lot of things from pinterest?  i can proudly say i have.  ill show you a few other ideas this month.  this is assuming ill blog more than once this month.  ;) ;) ;)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

my sister doll

i have a sister.  this makes me blessed. 

a few months ago when my dad was ill, my sister came to town.  she is always here at the drop of a hat.  i know this isnt easy for her, but we are ALL blessed that she doesnt ever hesitate.  this trip was even during a wild summer rain storm we had.  the girl almost didnt get to land---and its only funny because she hates to fly.  im not joking.  on the way to the airport, i told her son (my fav nephew) omg your moms going to be freaking out!!   the roads were flooding and it had been pouring for hours.  but by the grace of god she made it.  shew!  (cuz i really needed her at my side)

over the years she has made me lots of things.  a few years ago we had seen this pattern.  the sister dolls.  we vowed to make each other one.  well, she sent me mine this year for my bday.  ive been slowly working on hers this weekend, but cant show you her finished product just yet. 

she even made her a necklace that says "choose joy".  its become one of our favorite sayings.

every christmas for the past 5 maybe 6 years she has made me a scrapbooked calendar.  it is my MOST cherished gift!  i sit like a kid on xmas eve (usually without her because she lives far away) with this on my lap patiently waiting to see what beautiful pages she has made me.

this was a bag she made me.  it has personalized blocks with words/phrases only she i would remember.  memories of our childhood. 

when she was here (for the 2nd time in a month) we picked up the knack for crocheting.  ive dabbled and so had she, but it was good therapy for our dad.  so we brought him to my house, shopped for loads of yarn and spent the week doing some therapeutic scarf making.  it was good for all 3 of us.  :)

shes coming AGAIN in a few weeks for thanksgiving.  its our annual thing now.  we slave for the family because after all of these years of my mom doing it, we figured it was time to step up and give her a break.  the laughter starts the second she gets here and doesnt end until she flys away. 

i love you ging!  see you soon!
your yarn pile is waiting and your sister doll too! 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

the box

a few years ago i bought this at a big craft show in boulder city, NV.  my sister and i actually rock-paper-scissored for it.  wait, now that i think about it, we both wanted the other one.  obviously i lost. 

anyhoo, ive had this for at least 10 years.  it was never a finished product, just plain wood.  last year, i painted it black.  not what i really wanted, but dealt with it.  the other night, i got a wild hair and re-painted it.  she sits in my craft/sewing room.  holds my favorite quilt books.

Heidi has been trying to take this off of my hands for awhile.  she even had some guy give her an estimate of what he would charge to build it.  sorry cant have it just yet.  (ill put it in my will for ya). 

i did a do-it-yourself chalk paint method.  i used plaster of paris, water and paint.  finished it off with a good coat of wax.  im in LOVE with it again! 

i did a bit of antiquing also.  i had plans to go to hobby lobby and get new nobs, but these look really good with the teal/aqua color!  

after avoiding my craft room for the past few months, im spending the next few days organizing it AGAIN.  i swear its a never ending job.  but with xmas right around the corner, i need to make a few gifts and cant remember where anything is!  if i had a closet in this room, id be in heaven.  but its sort of a den/office.  i even showed my hubby some plans for built-ins to which he looked at me like "your kidding right?!!!?!!".  yeah, we will scrap those.  for now.....