Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mission Birdie Sling: Accomplished!

Ok, this has nothing to do with birdies this time. Promise! I just completed Amy Butler's "Birdie Sling" bag...times two! One for me, one for Sis #2.
I truly believe everyone should have at least one Big Gigantic Bag. I have at least four in rotation. Ah...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Look What I Found

OK, back to last weekend for a moment. The sisters and I had an adventure in Spokane (I know--glamorous!!) with our aunties (also known as The Sisters - go figure!) Agenda:

1. Baby Shower:
Highlights: Tring to out-do each other with cute handmade items for Pearl (me-handmade blanket, Sis #1: hand-appliqued onesie, Sis #2: handmade burp cloths, onesies, Sis #3: hand-knit baby booties and mittens... are you jealous of my family yet?
2. Value Village:
Highlights: Trying to find sweet tooled leather belts with names engraved. Previous finds inlude "Norm" "Evan" and "Ethel." VV didn't have exactly what we were looking for, but leave it to the Aunties...they had just what I needed in their stash...

I am Molly Jeanne, you know.

3. Classy Racks. Not only is it what we have, it's where we went.

Highlights: One Very Fabulous red-and-green plaid polyester leisure suit, to be worn by Sis #1 at annual dress-up Christmas party. We all just about had a cat-fight over it.

4. Sunday Morning Estate Sale.

This was proclaimed by the Aunties to be one of The Best Estate Sales of All Time. If you knew them like I do, you'd know that that kind of statement coming from them carries a LOT of weight. We all found tons of treasures (they had to go back later because everything wouldn't fit in the car with all of us) but here are my finds:

Do you love?? Simply must hang out with Aunties more often!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pearl is Here!

Speak of the devil! Little Pearl decided to arrive yesterday... 2 months early! She must have sensed how much fun her family is and couldn't wait to be out with us. What a suprise! I spent all day waiting for my mom to call with updates...and sewing 12 jewelry cases. Yeesh! Aren't they wonderful altogether though?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Waiting for Pearl

Did I tell you I'm going to be an auntie again? I'm not sure if you have experienced the pleasure of being and auntie, but it's just about the greatest thing in the world. Little Pearl is on the way, and we had a shower to celebrate her approaching arrival. I crafted a scalloped-edge blanket for her, another Amy Karol pattern!It was so much fun to make. I may have to make several more for my several friends who have had babies. See how I need to quit my day job?!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Another Little Bird

Oh hi again! It's been a busy couple of weeks getting ready for school...and now the first week is down! My time has largely been spent thinking about 7-year olds, not crafting, but I did squeeze out a few of these little birdie ornaments in the meantime...
The pattern is from this great book:
I also got Amy Butler's newest book:

I'm going a little crazy because I don't have the time now to spend all day every day crafting whatever my heart desires. Waaaaa! Even though I made a point to say every "I sure am enjoying every minute of this summer!" I still feel like I let it slip by too fast!!