Friday, July 31, 2009

The Toy Society

I found this street art blog on twitter and was so impressed. I immediately thought I had to do it. It was the perfect quick project (not on my list) that I needed to get back to sewing. Those t shirts really wore me out!! I also really wanted to try one of these nutcracker dolls, so I got all my supplies out and worked it up while T was sleeping. It was mostly hand sewing, very little on machine. Once I finished all the details I printed out the papers to go along, with her and placed her in the playground at doernbecher childrens hospital. I was so excited!! I sat inside for a little bit to see if any children went out, but no luck. I had to leave not knowing if she would be found at all, but I'm sure she will be! I am prolly going to go for a walk tomorrow to see if she is gone =) So I loved doing this, giving something for nothing, thinking that I would make some little ones day! I may have to do it again soon. But for now it will be on with my list, to which I have just added about 10 of these girls for all my little girl friends!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cross Family Reunion

I am sad that I won't get to attend the reunion on Saturday! I had fun and not so much fun making all the t shirts, and I am hoping they will be put to good use... spilled drinks, wearing them with no pants on, etc. So to all my Favorite cousins... have a great time and don't forget to take a group shot or 2 =)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

silk screen saturday

The Cross Family Reunion is quickly aproching, and although I will not be attending, I will be making the t-shirts for everyone. Today I am working on all the screens. Monday I will be printing with help from R. I'm not sure why this screening process is so difficult for me this time around, in the past it all seemed to go well. Maybe it is the fact I am running off of very little sleep....who knows?! Anywho, I will get back to the screens.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Downtown Portland or Bust

After I heard Dave Chappelle gave a secret midnight show in Pioneer Square last night, I decided to take baby T around downtown to see if we might run into him. No dice. So we headed over to Pioneer Square because I heard a rumor that Ben & Jerry's was giving away free scoops today. No dice. Then we went by City Hall because we heard that Zipcar was doing a promotion and giving out $10 in driving credits to members. No dice. After three failed attempts, we decided to meet hubby for happy hour down at 3 Degrees on the waterfront with his med school buddy and his wife. This 3 was the lucky number because we had a lovely dinner (R had the burger, I had the penne--both $3 items).

Of course it was WhatchaWearinWednesday, so we took this shot. The entire day was gorgeous.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lists, and Loot

Alright, I have a to do list of craft only things that's 2 pages long (they are small pages but 2 of them!) I also have to find a routine for me and this kiddo of mine that lets us both get the sleep we need, while being more domestic, and trying to get out more and/or having more people over to enjoy company. I've been working on this for a while but I get so lazy and put things off for 'tomorrow'. I've made up some excuses like having family in town for a week, and the weather changes, but I decided I can't do that anymore. I have got to get to work and scratch some things off the long list. The most important project at the moment is printing t shirts for the family reunion next month. I am trying something new with them so I hope it all comes together nicely! Once I am done with those I am hoping to get some projects done for me (ie: skirts and dresses) I've been reading this blog and was thinking I should do something similar to her 31 outfits in 31 days. Although looking ahead at the calendar it seems like it would be to overwhelming. At the same time it does sound like a fun challenge and I would love to push myself that way. I certainly have enough supplies to keep me going for a challenge, which brings me to my loot from today.

A lady was having a crazy fabric sale, she is moving and had to get rid of her 20+ boxes of fabric!! There was SOO much, I wish I had taken my camera this morning to show just how much there was. Some was good, some ify, and since I didnt have a lot of time I had to run through it all pretty quickly. I got about 10 yards of different fabrics and some blank t-shirts for $6!!
So now I am off to plan my week and hopefully fit in some projects, friends, cooking, and cleaning, and more projects?! Now that its all written I have to get to it. Right??As for sleep, my day will come soon...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Catching up

Wow, I have not have much time to post recently but I have been plenty busy. I finally have a moment to catch up and post all the pictures that have been waiting.
Here is R's father day present I made him. Swim short or running shorts which ever he prefers. They came out wonderfully and I had a lot of fun sewing them!

This is the skirt I sewed along with presser foot blog's sew along last month. The pattern was Butterick B4686. I changed the waist band to have the pleats peak up and I think it looks cute. I don't think I will end up wearing this a lot, I'm not sure what it is I don't like but it's something. I also need to hem it!
This is one of my fav. grocery bags! It was so big and sturdy but unfortunately it got beaten up and had a hole near the bottom. So.....

I made this out of the bag. It is a brush case for a wonderful friend who happens to be a wonderful artist. I think it turned out great, and I will prolly have to make a few more of these!
I think that sums it up for now. My in laws are in town for the holiday and we are going to the coast and some other sights around the area this weekend. Should be beautiful weather for it so I am looking forward to it!