Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sealed with a heart.

Pin It Stamp Set: Stampin Up's Grateful Greetings (w)116511            
Inks: Stampin Up's Basic Black  101179             
Papers: Stampin' Up's Very Vanilla  101650, Real Red 102482, Confetti Cream 102835, Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack 117155                                                
Accessories: Stampin Up's Postage Stamp Punch 122344, Small Heart Punch 117193, 
Snail 104332, Paper-Piercing Tool  116631, Mat Pack 105826, Bone Folder 102300, Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sew not rags anymore.

In my walk-in closet there is this big old heavy and I mean very HEAVY plastic lift off top 1957 Singer sewing machine that belongs to my husband, yes you read that right, my husband...my mother-in-law was a home ec teacher, so it's only fitting that each one of her children would end up with one of her sewing machines.  Well after tripping over this big old heavy sewing machine so many times I thought well maybe I just might be able to figure out how to use it and just maybe I could make something. So the other day I got this crazy idea in my head "I am going to make a rag quilt! Yes a rag quilt." After a weekend of researching just how to go about making one of this adorable quilts I lugged that oh so very heavy old Singer sewing machine down a flight of stairs and plunked it down on the dinning room table, where I got to work cutting out square after square after square of 5 different patterned fabrics and then cutting square after square after square of batting to only follow that all by  cutting square after square after square of my backing fabric. Lots and lots of cutting and lot and lots of squares. I then found myself staring at this very old very strange machine very puzzled as to go about treading the darn thing! There was no manual and no diagram to follow. I asked my husband just how do you thread this thing and he looked at me with that very same puzzled look I had just had. Oh no! Now what was I going to do?  I was at a loss...awww google, yes google that magically place where all the answers in the world are found! So there I sat with this 1957 Singer sewing machine right in front of me and my 2011 brand new awesome very smart laptop just to the right of me googling  Singer sewing machine model # 237  and woweee the world of everything sewing popped up! YAY for google! I was now staring at a picture of step by step how to tread this dinosaur of a machine. First try and we were off and sewing!  Well 9 hours later I ended up with a 26 inch by 26 inch quilt. Yes I did it all by myself...YAY me!!! I did it, really really did it.  Oh darn! I really really think I like this sewing stuff...just what I need another crafty thing in my life. So I will sew in my spare time...hahaha that was just pretty darn funny, what spare time? Silly me.

I got a little help with cutting my many, many, many squares. Using my  Stampin Up Big Shot machine (113439) and the Stampin up Bigz Clear Scallop Square Die (115950).

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chasing Dragons...with plastic swords

Pin It I have been working on a new logo for my Chasing Dragons...with plastic swords apparel line for some time now and I can finally say "YAY, it's all done!"Along with this change I am hoping also to bring in some fun and sweet little baby/toddler homemade items. Stay tune for more to come with this line.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Queen's topping...

Pin It This charming crown pendant is just a little sneak peak as to what is to come to Triniti's Closet in the very near future :), and just how nicely it goes with "Queen for a day" greeting card from my paper Pressing Dandelions.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Pin It On Monday January 16th 2012 I climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower with my family. Our daughter Trin turned 7 that day. What a great way to celebrate her birthday! We had climbed 500 steps to the first of 3 plate forms to find ice skating...WOW so cool, ice skating ON the Eiffel Tower! Does it get any better then this?

Trin & I Ice Skating on the Eiffel Tower!

"Paris Baby!!!" 

On top of the world! 


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