Thursday, February 23, 2012

clothespin bag

 For Christmas my husband gave me an umbrella clothesline. (that I love)  It's retractable and easy to store. Oh how I love it. It's my little window into living in the country. I'll go out with a batch of clean clothes, let the chickens out and daydream of my future home away from the city.       

I started out using pails for my clothespins but it just wasn't working. I searched online and found this one. It was super easy to make, the blog has the pattern and the how to. 
I had to include the picture with miss baby blue (the chicken).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

mug rugs

first up for the craft sale... mug rugs of course!

Yes a craft sale! I have always wanted to do it but time, moving and (let's be honest) fear have held me back but with the help of my sewing buddy I am finally doing it! We are planning to have the craft sale this fall so through out the year we will be gathering and sewing for our stock pile. 
These little cuties just 
need binding and then I can check them off the list.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

appliqued gifts

I made these bags years ago for friends of my daughters. 
I had asked their parents for a drawing that was special to them and turned it into an applique. 
The owl was drawn by my daughter when she was 7.