Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treek!

We are not huge Halloween people. But the kids do enjoy dressing up and of course getting free candy. Since Mommy & Daddy are so mean & hardly ever buy them candy this is an especially fun treat. So here are our little monsters ready for Trick or Treating, or Trick or Treeking as Kate calls it. I usually buy there costumes but this year I am trying to do as much as I can without buying commercial stuff so we tried to make them or make due with what we had.

Elijah got a Brown's costume for Christmas last year & since they won their game last Sunday it was a given for him to be a Brown's player.

I was back & forth for weeks as to what Kate should be. I wanted her to be a Matryoshka doll but since I had a midterm & three papers due last week I really didn't think I would have the time to make it. Instead she was a Rocker Chick. I stole one of Daddy's old (and by old I mean 1980's probably wore it in High School should have been thrown out years ago OLD) Metallica T shirts and sized it down to fit her, sprayed her hair pink and with matching pink converse she was good to go!

Seth on the other hand had decided that he wanted to be WALLE several weeks ago. I kept asking Duane to bring home a box so we could get started on it & not leave it to the last minute. Well, I am sure you can guess what happened. We were putting the finishing touches on it as we were trying to get ready to go. It turned out REALLY cute though. At first he wasn't to sure about it. But after he started trick or treating & people started recognzing him he really got into it. He started walking & holding his arms like WALLE. Everytime someone would recognize who he was he would say "WALLE" in his perfect WALLE voice and then wave with his robot hand. So cute. By the end of the night we were all freezing but each little one had a bag full of candy to make it worth it.

Bonus! On the way home we passed a church that has a pumpkin patch every year. The pumpkins were FREE! Since we didn't buy any this year because last year they were stolen off our front porch I let the kids each pick a pumpkin!

UPDATE: Seth won best creative costume at a harvest party we went to Friday night!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hob Nailin It

My serger broke a couple of weeks ago. Since I have to take some time off from sewing Kate's fall wardrobe I decided to do some buying. I found these cute little vases which will enjoy a bud or two of gerbera daisies in the spring.

I did manage to get a couple of pieces sewn before my serger broke. My list is getting smaller all be it very slowly.
This cute red linen dress made from Sugar City Journal's Village Frock pattern.

These cute denim pants were made from the Favorite Little Things Little Smarty Pants pattern which I altered to make them full length pants. They turned out really cute but I should have made them a little longer.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Grosgrain Giveaway!!!!

Her she goes again! This time with a whole wardrobe of mix & match reversible skirts & tops. So cute!


Why I am NOT voting for Obama

I am pretty much fed up with hearing about the election. I am sooo glad that it is only a week away. Anytime there is a commercial on I turn the channel or turn it off. So lately me T.V. has been spending alot more time off. Which is a good thing anyway. But because I live in Ohio I am getting bombarded with phone calls from one candidate or the other as well as for many of the local issues. On the way to school the other morning I heard an add that did not mention specific names but basically was saying that "If there is one thing this election shouldn't be about it is prejucide." (or racism I can't remember which word it used) So apparently if you are not voting for Osama I mean Obama, you are prejudice! Well then I guess I am prejudice! Nevermind the fact that the color of his skin has absolutetly NOTHING to do with why I am not voting for him.

The man has no experience, he wants to turn this country into a socialist country where the government takes money from the rich & gives it to the poor, thus creating an even larger and more pathetic group of Americans who will allow I mean depend on the government to support them. He approves of partial birth abortions, which if anyone knew what really happens during a partial birth apportion and still thinks it should be legal has no respect for humanity and no heart. He also approves of redefining marriage. God clearly states that marriage is to be between a MAN and a WOMAN and we have no business redefining that.

I have to be honest I am scared to death of the outcome of this elevtion. So many people are blinded by the smooth talking and shouts for "Change!" I can only pray that people will open their eyes and see what this man is really about and be smart enough not to vote for him.

Monday, October 20, 2008

I Can't Believe She is Giving This Away !!!!!!!

Ok, I thought the last costume this amazing woman was giving away was fantastic. But this tops it by far. You absolutely have to see this.
Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Can you see Kate walking down the street wearing this! Watch out world here she comes!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

So I've been thinking...

Times are very hectic around here. I can hardly keep up with the every day household things. I have noticed lately that I don't enjoy sewing for my store anymore. I see it more of a chore, one more thing on my ginormous list of things to do. As I lay in bed last night trying to fall asleep the thought of quitting my stores crossed my mind. Just selling off what I have including some (but not all) of my fabric stash and saying goodbye for now. I do like to sew & I enjoy the satisfaction of a job completed but am getting little to no satisfaction from having to stock a store. I guess what I really want is to be able to enjoy sewing again. I think giving it up & thinning out my stash will help me feel less stressed and give me more time to spend with Kate and tending to my house. I have some items planned for Christmas so maybe after that I will take a sabbatical. I don't know. We'll see.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shenandoah Costume GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

I have been agonizing for weeks as to what I should make Kate for halloween. I found this today & I LOVE it! She would just be adorable in this costume! Then I wouldn't have to find the time to make one, Bonus! Check it out for yourself.
Shenandoah Costume GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just plain Yummy - Store updates

I love felting wool sweaters! It is so exciting to see what the sweater will look like when it is done felting. And then the joy of designing with them! I like to make each one unique in some way. I have several that I am trying to talk myself into parting with. Namely this one.

However, I do have a couple currently for sale in my shop. If I can bear to part with the above tunic it too will be in the store soon.

In my other store I have new designer kitchen towels for Halloween and the fall/Thanksgiving season.