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Merry Sewing and some funnies

By on December 29, 2008

Here’s what my sweet hubbie (and mom) stuck in my stocking and under the tree this year. Now if only we can get out of debt so I can up my fabric budget to do some of the many awesome projects in these books!

merry sewing

And here are a couple of funnies that I saw on the kid’s toys this year.

This is from a bucket of animals we got. It says “do not allow your child to put the bucket on his head.” Funny that they assume it would be a “he” that would do this and not a “she!”

bucket ha ha

This is from a grocery cart. This one reminds us that “This is a toy. NEVER allow an infant or child INSIDE the basket.” Like we would be confused that this tiny shopping cart is not meant for us to take to the grocery store with us! đŸ™‚

cart ha ha

When I read these things it just makes me realize that these silly warnings are on there because you know this happened and someone sue crazy sued over it. Just made me smile amidst all the paper and bow clean up!

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Merry Christmas!

By on December 22, 2008


Here is wishing everyone a super blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! I’m taking a blogging break, but will be back in full force (sewing and random thoughts and all) in 2009.

From the book of Luke:

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

*Like the header? I got it from Delicious Design Studio (after a google search). I’m always on the search for something new, different, pretty and free!

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PJs, Sew Tired and a Family Christmas Gathering

By on December 21, 2008

PJs & Sew Tired:

Thanks to my friend Emily, I was able to try my hand at an Oliver + S pattern for the Little Chick’s Christmas pajamas. I can’t say that they turned out perfectly (hence the sew tired…I’ve pretty much reached my capacity for sewing lately) and I’m not crazy about the kimono shirt, but overall I think they turned out pretty cute. Hope the Little Chick likes them.

Oliver + S PJs

A Family Christmas Gathering:

We trekked up to my cousin’s house this past  weekend for our annual Christmas gathering. She truly is an amazing decorator. She has an amazing eye for antiques and just putting things together. Here are a few shots of her vintage Christmas collection:

Becky's decorating

Becky's decorating

Becky's decorating

The ladies have started a tradition of visiting the local antique stores while we are up there and this year proved to be no different. I found this really cool set of dutch children fabric (they are actually curtains) that I just couldn’t pass up for $5. A great find indeed.

dutch kids fabric

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Saturday Words of Wisdom

By on December 20, 2008

I just finished reading the book Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World by Jill Rigby and while it is full of lots of little goodies (a great library read for sure), there was this one quote that has just stuck out in my mind since I read it.

Theodore Roosevelt said many years ago: “The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life.”

What a smart man and how true.

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Visions of a Party: Part 2 & PSF

By on December 19, 2008

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Little Chick’s birthday party went off without a hitch. I had so much fun decorating and setting up all these little friends all over the house and her face when she walked in (my parents had kept her all afternoon) truly was priceless.

The cake (crazy, crazy full of blue dye) really was pretty good and she loved it!

cookie monster cake

The cupcakes were fun and turned out pretty cute (if you can’t tell it is Elmo, Grover and Ernie)

elmo, grover and ernie

I set up her little friends all over the house:

Big Bird,

big bird & his nest

Cookie Monster,

cookie monster and his jar of cookies


ernie and his rubber duckie

Elmo with his goldfish Dorothy.

elmos and dorothy

and my favorite Sesame Street Little People (which she plays with all the time!)

little people sesame street style

It really was fun and she was crazy funny all night long.

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