Friday, January 14, 2011

Flash Back Friday 7.0

Hey everyone!!!  Amy over at Flash Back Friday Challenge is hosting another challenge.  Number 7.0 to be exact.  I was the lucky winner of Flash Back Friday 1.0!!!  What are the odds of that?  Well, challenge 7.0 has to do with GLITTER!!!  I have the task of reposting my first card using glitter.

It's not a lot of glitter, but you can kind of see the strawberry and cherry glazed over with stickles!  I gave these cards to my bosses for Boss' Day!

Play along!  Flash Back Fridays are so much fun, and a walk down memory lane.  And it enters you a chance to win a free stamp set!  Woo Hoo!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years Clean Up

My goal this weekend was to clear out some old items from closets and make donation piles.  And I am pleased to say, I stuck to my goal and cleared a lot of old items out of my house!

While cleaning the closets out, I noticed I had purchased fleece fabrics years ago with the plans to make Barkley a new blanket.  Well, the fabric got shoved in the back of the closet and buried under years of odds and ends until I discovered it once again!

I decided to to a quick and dirty no sew fleece tie ended blanket.  Plus, he wouldn't appreciate quilted lines, applique and double stitched ends anyways.

Here you can see I started cutting my fringe ends.  I thought this pattern was so cute.  Just perfect for a little boy doxie.

And once it was finished, little Barkley hopped up on the chair and then the table to test out his new blanket.  Looks like it's a winner!  Now, GET OFF THE TABLE!!!  What's gotten into you dog???!!!  LOL.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Food Coma

Is everyone recovering from their New Years food coma?

I made shrimp and pork gyozas for my New Years celebration.  Need to hurry up and eat all of these up because DIET starts TODAY!  LOL.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Years everyone!!!

These past couple of weeks have been so busy, yet exciting for me.  Birthday, Christmas and now New Years!  

I must have been a good girl this year because Santa gave me enough money and gift cards to get my Kindle!!!  I am not a huge reader, but the Kindle is so amazing, that I actually enjoy reading!!!  I even downloaded my very first book.  I chose Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.  As a foodie, I love his perspective of food, culinary secrets and his bad boy behaviors!  I am about 1/2 way through the book, but highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good read. 

Rather than purchase an expensive Kindle cover, I decided to whip out the old sewing machine and see what I could scrape together.  I found a cool pattern online and decided to give it a whirl.  

If you decide to use the pattern listed in the link, please note that I had to cut an extra couple inches off the width.  The Kindle was sliding back and forth in the case and didn't seem secure enough.  Also, my button function on the sewing machine was messing up, so I decided to use velcro instead.  

And as you can see, I made the interior lining the quilted portion and the solid fabric as my exterior.  I plan on making another cover and will have the quilted side as my exterior.  

Happy New Years to everyone!