Thursday, October 4, 2012


Hello Everyone ....I have been gone so long it seems!!

I am here to share what I have been up to these last few months...

I cannot believe that I have not Blogged for SO LONG!!!

I have found that with all the HEAT & HUMIDITY that staying indoors really helps with this crap (fibromyalgia) from keeping me completely down!!

And me being the type of person that cannot stay still (unless my body just won't let me go) I have been trying to sew more and more...So far so GOOD!

Not only am I making the Auto Trash Bags, I have started making all kinds of bags...I LOVE MAKING BAGS!!!  SMILES!!

trash bag display for booth
My trash bag Display in the Process....

I am making all sizes TOTES and I really am Crushin on these COSMETIC BAGS!! They are roomy and give you plenty of room to carry all your JUNK I mean things you need to carry...SMILES!!

They are so much fun to make, so far I have 3 different sizes and am sure before long, I will have a Tote to match...A COMPLETE SET....WINK WINK!! 

Totes / various cosmetic bags and whatever
I come up with...SMILES!!  

I also will Personalize or Monogram then with "Special Orders". 

Of course I have my OWN LABEL...BIG SAPPY SMILE!!

I have also been sewing other things...I made this TOO CUTE!! Infant Carrier Cover for some friends that are expecting their first little GIRL together.... 
 I gave it the Personal Touch a "G" initial and a little Peek Window.

I used two matching fabrics that matched her Nursery, I alternated the fabrics throughout to add a little character. And finally I added
Velcro Straps that attach to the carriers handle to keep it in place...


I also finished my dog bed pillows...I made the main pillow and some matching Deco Pillows with to match the Bed "No 1" and "Pooch" 

This project started out as a small pallet and ended up a "Cute Little Pooch Bed" 
I stenciled the bed and pillows to match...

pallet for dog bed 

Pooch Bed Complete


These are my latest projects with "FALL arriving. 

I made the pumpkins out of some scrap 4x4 post and made the signs out of some old pallet wood that I had laying around...I USE PALLET WOOD FOR EVERYTHING!!!

I tried a new EXPERIMENT with the sign colors. 

I mixed Old English Scratch Cover "Dark Woods" with some floating medium and it TURNED OUT AMAZING!! 

As you can see the wood ...a Beautiful color was accomplished with this Experiment... Wouldn't you agree??

I stenciled the words on first and then the stain. I will definitely have to remember that one...SMILES!!!

I used some Pine Tree Limbs cut into sections for the stems, and just some left over ribbon and topped it off with a few strands of Bailing Wire and some Raffia...and Wa La...A PUMPKIN PATCH WAS GROWN...SMILES!!

And the last thing I can add today..I have managed "well am working on " a complete Matching Set of many different COLORFUL Decorative Accessories for my Sewing Room.

1st a Machine Cover...and then I had to have a pad for it to set on and then I had to make another pad for my grandmothers machine that she gave me...By the Way, I LOVE!!!

Then I got tired of chasing all my supplies, so I made an organizer that hangs over my ironing board...on 1 side is all the little pockets to hold everything and on the other is the Scrap catches all the treads and little scrap pieces of fabric, this keeps them from ending up on the floor.  

Then I decided I needed a travel bag to carry all my cutting boards and rulers with I travel to camp on the weekends...As it seems, I won't be hunting much this year...I have to have surgery on my arm......uuggghhhh...
It has lots of pockets (inside/outside) to hold everything I might need to cut fabric...

lots of pockets inside and out...
I LOVE THIS BAG~~I Quilted one side with Ironing Board Fabric and the other with regular all I have to do is when I have all my supplies out of it, is lay it on a table and with my Travel Iron...I have my PRESSING SURFACE...Cool HuH!!
Ironing side 

Well that about catches me up for now...

The Weather is getting Cooler and the Humidity is WAY DOWN...this in my kind of Weather....

I am sure I will be here more I will be completing some of those projects that have been in my barn all summer....LAUGHS!!!!

Thank you for stopping by and NOT GIVING UP ON ME....


"A Touch of Hink"
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