Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Wow Christmas over all ready!!I had a wonderful Christmas with my family and friends!!I hope you all had a great Christmas also!!I had family from out of town staying with us and we had a nice time.
I was up late Christmas eve making jewelry for dd,sister,and my good friend.I didn't get pictures with them in the jewelry.
Well my mother loved the robe I made her.She was very sleepy when I took this picture of her in it.The pattern for that robe is Simplicity 5361.
I just have to show two of my gifts I received from my dh and sister.My sister got me the steamer and my dh got me the dress form.I just love love my gifts!!I was dreaming what to sew to put on my dress form!!
I just love my gifts!!!
Hope your having a wonderful Holiday week!
Posted by Jada at 6:12 PM
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Well my sewing has slowed down some.My teenager and my son Justin have started basketball.My teenager have a game twice a week and Justin have practice once a week.Also my teenager swims. He has swim meets every other Saturday.So I haven't been able to get a lot done.I have only 4 days left ,but I think I can make it.I THINK!!!Oh well we will see.
Finished another crocheting project for my dd.I made her a bear for Christmas.My boys say they think she will like it.I hope so.I love making this it was fun.I think I put a little to much stuffing in the bear.I made it a skirt,scarf and some socks.
Yarn:Patons Shetland Chunky
More PJ's bottoms.These are for my teenage son.I made them out of fleece material.
Happy Crafting!!!4 more days before Christmas!!Now I must get back to my sewing!!
Posted by Jada at 2:35 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
People I need help I can't stop buying fabric and yarn!!!!!The thing that's making buy all this stuff is they keep having great sales.The fabric I bought was 60% percent off had to get it!You ask what I am going to make with it I DON'T KNOW!But don't you think it so pretty.Then there is a new yarn store that open!!OMG!!Went to check it out.Well I came out with this yarn.You ask again what am I going to make with this yarn!I DON'T KNOW!But it was on sale for 3.50 each 100% wool.Please I need some help!!
I started crocheting a bear for my dd this week.I first saw this bear on Anna's Yarn Mansion and I thought this would be so cute for my dd who loves to sleep with all her stuff animals.This bear is called Amigurumi Dude.I will finish this up before Christmas.
Well I did make another Mother/Daughter pjs bottoms for my Sister-in-law.Pjs bottoms are the fastest gift you can make for someone.I am going to buy them a white t-shirt for them to wear with them.
Happy Crafting!!! 10 more days before Christmas!!!Now I must get back to my sewing!
Posted by Jada at 8:33 AM
Friday, December 7, 2007
Hi everyone hope things have been going good for you!Well I have been making and trying to figure out what to make or buy some people.For my mother I want to make her the Simplicity 5361 for Christmas.I don't know what type of Fabric I want to used to make it.I thought this was a cute PJ set.
I made these PJ bottoms for my sister and her dd.I am going to make them a t-shirt like top to wear with them.Also I am going to try and crochet them some matching slippers.I have already started on my sister slippers.
Well I had to put Ms. Short down so I could get started on Christmas gifts.All I have left to finish on her is the front part and add a button on it.Man! Christmas is coming so fast I think some gifts are going to be a little late.I guess I didn't plan soon enough to make these gifts.That is why I just love giving pj bottoms for Christmas they are so easy to make.Everyone I make them for loves them especially when I make them in their favorite cartoon or whatever character they like.I think everyone probably end up with PJ's bottom for Christmas!!HA HA Anywho I am ready to get back to sewing and crocheting for myself!ha ha
Well thats it for me I must get back to my crocheting!!Happy crafting!18 more days before Christmas are you done with all your gifts yet?
Posted by Jada at 11:54 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
First of all I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!I had a great Thanksgiving!I cooked and baked and did all that good stuff!Family and friends all came our house for dinner.Great time!!
My sister and I went out shopping at 4:00 in the morning.I wanted to go to JoAnn's and she wanted to go to Walmart.Well I gave in and went to Walmart.We went to the super Walmart got a close parking space walk right on in.Then we get to the electronic department that's when all heck broke!!They had all sales items wrapped up in black wrap with the salesman standing by the items until 5:00am when the sales start.Guys when the that clock hit 5:00am this is when the people went CRAZY!!I wished I wished I had my camera so I could have video tape that!!!.After my sister got what she wanted, I went to JoAnn's and she went to Jcpenny's.The main thing I wanted from JoAnn's was the dress form that they had on sale for 89.99!!They were all gone I was heart broken!!!!So I went to pick out some flannel material they had on sale for .99 cent a yard.Got ready to get in line had to get a number.The number they were on was 5,I had number 62!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I waited 2 hours to get my fabric cut out.I made a lot of friends while I was waiting.Well now I have enough fabric to make PJ's bottoms for family and friends.
This is what the two hour wait was for!!I only paid 16.00$ for 16 yards of fabric pretty good I think!!
This was a easy sew.I just love easy patterns.I bought this pattern when JoAnn fabrics had their Simplicity patterns on sale for 1.99.When they have a pattern sale I have buy at least one pattern to feel good!
Material:This fabric had been in my stash a while couldn't remember what kind it was.I do remember that it was on clearance for 1.50 an yard and that it was machine washable.
Notions: 7" zipper,hook and eye, one package of twill tape.
Color: gray/black and a hint of blue.
I want to use this fabric to make a top to go with the gauchos I made.The thing is it is only two yards of fabric so it will have to be a sleeveless top or a short sleeve top.I am going to try and use a pattern I already have.TRYING VERY HARD NOT TO BUY ANY MORE PATTERNS!!WELL FOR THIS YEAR ONLY!!!
My very first crocheted slipper!!My dd loved them so I will be making more.I added the pom pom to them.
Yarn: worsted medium
Color: Frosty green
Pattern: Child Slipper (very easy)
Well that's it for me have a great day!Happy crafting!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Can this girl sing or what!!!!
Posted by Jada at 7:37 AM
Friday, November 16, 2007
First of all I shouldn't be on my computer!!My computer has a virus!!!My dh got on the computer and the next day everything was a mess!My dh opens up everything that comes up on the computer when he is on the Internet!!Well when he got off the computer it was like the computer went crazy!My virus protection didn't even protect my computer from what ever is wrong with it.So I will have to take my computer to the Geek Squad to get the virus or what ever is wrong with it fixed.
Went to get my camera to get a picture of my progress with Ms. Shorty.Looked all over the house for my camera!!Couldn't find it!Called my dh to see if he knew where it was!He gave my camera to his brother to use.He has had my camera for a week!!!!
I think what I am saying is I am lost without my computer and camera.I sneak on the computer every once in a while to make some comments because I am going stir crazy without it!!!!
Well that's it for me until I get my computer fixed!!!!:(
Have a great day!!!!!
Posted by Jada at 6:27 AM
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Well I have been working on Ms. Shorty over weekend.I said I was going to put her down to start some Christmas gifts,but I just can't do it.I am getting closer and closer to finishing.I am working on the next sleeve now.
Well I have decided to join in with Ms C. Dishmey in Pay it Forward exchange.Here are the rules.
I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange.I don't know what the gift will be yet but you will receive it within 365 days, that is the promise.The only thing you have to do in return is Pay it Forward by making the same promise on your blog.Come on join in so I can get my gifts started!!This will be fun if you love getting nice things in the mail!!
Well that's it for me!!!Come on guys join in!!
Posted by Jada at 9:21 AM
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Well I did get some sewing done this week!I made Simplicity 3690 view E and C.This is one of there easy chic patterns.I love love easy patterns.Top was very easy to make only thing is the tucks in the shirt were very small so it took ME a lot of time to get them in right.With the vest I no troubles until I got to the lining.My lining came out a little short when I was pinning it to the vest.I check to see if all my darts were put together right.Everything seemed to be together right.I didn't have enough fabric to cut out another lining.I hate to tell you guys what I did in fear that I might be put out of the sewing blogging world !!!HA HA Well I took what fabric I had and sewed it to where I needed more lining and cut off what I didn't need and sewed the lining in.You can see what I am talking about in the picture below.PLEASE DON'T KICK ME OUT OF THE BLOGGING SEWING WORLD!!
This is where I had to do some special alteration!HA HA!
Notions:(top) interfacing (vest) five 3/4 buttons
Fabric: (vest)stretch denim (top) cotton blend
This was a great pattern even with problems I had with the vest.
My hubby and I finally finally went to see Tyler Perry new movie.Why did I get married. Yes I put on my newly made top and vest and off we went.This was a good movie.Thumbs up for Mr. Perry!After the movies went out for drinks.I tried a new drink call What she's having.If you like fruity drinks than this is the drink for you.
I AM NOT TIPSY!!
I have been working on Ms Shorty.I ran into some gauging problems with her.I had to take her down four times before I finally got the gauge right.I might have to put her down for a while so I can get started with some Christmas gifts.Yes it is that time again.
Ms Shorty!This is the sleeve.
Well that's it for me you all have a great day!!
Posted by Jada at 2:41 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Finally I am getting my sewing mojo back!!I have been working on this jacket off and on for two weeks.
My first time putting a lining in.
Fabric: velveteen (color navy blue)
notions: two 1 1/2" buttons,interfacing
changes: I added an inch to the sleeves and the length.I wished I had added more on the sleeves.But it is done now, maybe next time.
I had no problems with making this jacket.This was a great pattern!I will be making this jacket again maybe in denim.
My teenager and I spent some mother and son time together today!!We went to an Eastern Michigan University football game.Boy it was cold out today for a football game.Some of them college student had on T-shirts and thats all no coat at all!!And those true football fans painted their chest green for the school colors!And they did not put a coat on or a shirt through the whole game!!All I could do was hope they didn't get sick later!!I am enjoying these times me spend together because you can't get these times back!!
Well that it for me!You all have a great weekend!!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Yes you are seeing right I am trying to learn to knit!!I bought this kit at JoAnn Fabric.The kit included sizes six and eight needles,knit tally,cable stitch needle,stitch holder, cabone rings,point protectors,knit gauge and how to knit book all for the fabulous price of 4.99$So one day I will be able to make one of those fabulous knitting patterns!!!!!!!!!It didn't take me long to learn how to do the few stitches I did in the picture.It was hard learning how to hold two needles when you are use to holding one!That is the main thing I need to learn is how to hold those needles in my hand the right way.So that means more practice!!
Well I am starting to get back in a sewing mood.I have started back looking in my fabric stash again to get some ideas on what to make.People out in blog land have been making some beautiful things.This is making me want to pull the sewing machine out again.Maybe this weekend.Anywho I did start a new crochet project.My dd want me to call it Ms Shorty!Why I don't know so Ms Shorty it is!!The color I am using is bone.The yarn I am using is Caron simply soft.
I hope every one's week is going great!!
Well that's it for me have a great day!!Happy knitting!!HA HA
Posted by Jada at 4:26 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Ms.Sunset is done!!
Finally Ms Sunset is done.My dd wouldn't model it for me today.Maybe another day.So I had to get another model!Ha Ha
Yarn:(Moda Dea) I didn't use that yarn I used Bernat satin yarn.
Changes:Didn't make the bow.I think I might put buttons on it.
This was my first cardi.The only troubles I had was the sleeves.I am a beginner crocheter and it was hard for me to figure out what the pattern was asking me to do to the sleeves.I did what I thought was right.I really enjoyed making this.I will make this again with the yarn the pattern calls for.
Well I think one reason my dd didn't want to model for me is because she had just got back from the pumpkin patch with her school.These kids were serious about picking out the best pumpkin.
Saturday my son and I spent some mother and son time together.We went to Central Michigan College game.That was a two hour drive.Yes I did a little crocheting going.Coming back I had to drive while he slept.I really enjoyed that time together.After the game we had to head to his school to help out with a lock-in that the football players were giving.We had 7Th -12Th graders from 7:00am until 7:00pm.I was really really sleepy after that one!
Oh yes I must not forget!ANOTHER WIN FOR MY SON'S FOOTBALL TEAM LAST FRIDAY!!OH YES ONE MORE GAME AND WE MIGHT BE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!
I wish everyone a great day!!
Posted by Jada at 8:39 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
My baby girl turned four years old last week!!I decided I would make her a cake.The thing is my cake never look good but they taste good!!I told myself I can do it this time.Well if you look at the pictures below I didn't do it!!My family is so sweet they said it look good!!While trying to hold their laugh in!!Well I guess what counts is how it taste.They ate it all up!!
My sad looking cake!!But my family ate it all up!!
Yes Yes another win for my son's football team!!Oh yes my baby made a touchdown!!!You couldn't keep me in my seat for that one!!Well I sat down to take this picture!Ha HA!!
Well my baby is becoming a man!!This past weekend I have been getting him ready for his Homecoming this past Saturday.Bought him a suit and the sleeves were to short.I didn't take him with me,bad mistake.So we had to find him a suit a day before the homecoming!That was a lot of running around.Good thing he is not a picky person.He didn't care how the suit looked just as long as it was black.Yes I cried while taking pictures of him for homecoming!!Man this is his last year of high school!Time goes by fast!Notice I still call him a baby!!He hates it!!
Through all this I was able to get some work done on Ms.Sunset!Now I am working on the sleeves.
Well that's it for me have a great day!!!
Posted by Jada at 6:32 PM