Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday What's New & What's Old

New: I've been sick for the past week and wasn't able to hit any of the stores for the big sales...but did make a purchase on-line. I've been wanting something from Rebecca Sower for awhile and I was finally able to purchase one of her hand made journals. I love the it - and all the items she makes into pages.

Old: My trip to East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse yielded me: 2 boxes of nice heavy weight linen style envelopes; Shirley Temple paper dolls and an old book from the 50's - all that for a mier $8.

I was able to make more progess on my quilt...made another 6 more dolls...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Starting a Quilt...

Well, discovering the web site has inspired me to start a quilt. I just love how they package the pre-cut fabric into "Jelly Rolls", "Layer Cakes", "Honey Buns", etc. I've actually made a quilt about 14 years ago, when my son was born. I found this great quilt book recently, "Material Obession" and found a quilt pattern that I fell in love with. I started with my first block

...only 11 more to go and 12 houses too.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Family Retreat To Tahoe

Gone for a few days to North Lake Tahoe with family and some friends. I'll be relaxing, reading quilt books, doing some sudoku and cutting out images (for future projects). Today was beautiful weather - sunny but cold...and a nice covering of snow everywhere. I brought the camera - but not my cord - sorry no pics.

Friday, November 20, 2009

JCrew Round Robin Book

How fun this has been...I got a round robin book from CGS this week and the theme is JCrew. We both love shopping there - so she started a little notebook to share our favorite items - in a creative way of course. Here's some of my pages...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday's - What's New & What's Not

I thought on Sunday's I would share my favorite finds for the week - a favorite new item(s) and a favorite old (maybe vintage) item(s)....needless to say, I am a shopoholic. This weekend was Family & Friends at BR, Gap and Old Navy. I found some great black books, ruffle purse and comfty slippers - great deals and increadible prices.

For old items, I always hit the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland - this week I picked up a lots of laces - should be able to find something to emblish.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Botanical Whimsy

I just finished the Botanical Whimsy kit from Julie Haymaker Thompson. It was a fun kit - with lots of goodies...I added some of my own touchies as well. My own little flower bouquet.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rachel's New Creations

My daughter is crafting up a storm. She has created her own original stuffed creations: Mr. Acorn, Mr. Cell-phone, Mr. Glue and Mrs. Envelope. In the works, is a polar bear from the felties book mentioned before and a banana split - inspired from the Local Army Clothing in Walnut Creek.
I think for our xmas tree, we're going to hang all the softies she's made so far as ornaments...wouldn't that be cool?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Another Sister #6 Bday Celebration

What a fun Saturday we had together - all of my 5 sisters together to celebrate my sister's Lana's bday. We started with lunch at Banyan Tree and then shopping at Daiso - great dollar store in Union City. Then we had a class from Connie Govea Stuart at Maryl's house. It was a great project with a china doll head - so cute - and everyone's project look great.

So much fun - love these bday celebrations!