Sunday, July 26, 2009

Did I show these to you?

Here are a few more pictures of Christmas presents that I gave to people last year. I know, late late late! But I thought I'd show them anyway. Mostly to inspire myself to start on Christmas presents EARLY this year! :)

This is a tote for my friends laptop computer. She recently traveled to England on a mission trip so I thought she might like this. It was entirely made of fabrics already in my stash. It's a great "scrap-busting" project! I used some denim from my old jeans to make the detachable shoulder strap. Nice because it's so soft!

I quilted the back with red thread. I'm not too good with straight lines so I decided to make them wonky on purpose. :)

This red bird fabric is probably my favorite fabric that I have in my stash. I made a Lady Pirate Eye Patch out of it for our Etsy shop, Pretty Wit.

I made this tote bag for my sister-in-law. It was made from a pattern from the Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts book. One of my favorite books!

And from the same book I made this table cloth for my sister-in-law. It's a giant Log Cabin quilt block pattern.

Have a lovely day! We're off to the lake to cool off!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I thought this was pretty fun! Click on the picture to view larger. Wordel your blog!

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fresh and Clean

It's seems like there's a lot of cleaning and organizing going on lately. Like here and here. I guess everyone wants a fresh look for Summer. Isn't a clean room one of the best things ever? It seems like you can think, sleep and even create things so much better when your room is clean and orderly. I know that it inspires me. Here are a few pictures of my room before and after. These are way back in October. My room had gotten to be a huge mess after the car accident so when I was finally rid of those horrid crutches I got to clean my room. Ah! It felt so good.


After:Ahhh, so much better. Since this was back in October my room got messy again of course. But it is now back to being clean and orderly again. I rearranged some things this time so it's a bit less cluttered feeling.
Hope that you are all having a beautiful and fresh Summer!

Fare thee well from Genevieve and her Prince in Shining Armor!

Musette Bracelet GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Musette Bracelet GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Look at this lovely giveaway over at Grosgrain! Ooh, I want it so much! :) Usually she gives away super cute kids clothes but this time it's some gorgeous jewelry!


Friday, July 10, 2009

The Fruits of the Spirit

Aimee and I are just so silly! We just can't stop making Polyvore sets! It is so fun. :) I made this one a few days ago. I have always loved this verse.

22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives:
and self-control.
There is no law against these things!
Galatians 5:22 &23

Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Books of importance, stupidity and honest-to-goodness fun!

Hello all you giddy and peachy wonky-doobers......
I have recently not been in a mood to read.. sadness.. But I am resolved to make you read books even if i cant! Its to make up for my sluggishness. ;)
My Books of pleasure:::::

Who has read this one??? (above) Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. It is SO awesome! It is a novel in letters. Normally this book would be a rather depressing and hopeless book... but i was finding it so hilarious how they all wrote the letters! anyway its all about the sentence
"The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog"
And I think its such a funny, awesome book! DO read it!

All books by Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse are irresistibly funnie!! One of my very favorites is (above) 'Lord Emsworth and Others' in the beginning there is a story called "The Crime Wave at Blandings" and it is hilarious!!! His "Jeeves and Wooster" books are simply ha ha-y too! (that Y was for Birtie and all his "pip pip"'s and goofie wording of things!)

This is 'book the fourth' by LEMONY SNICKET. I must confess I did not like this one, but I LOVED the other three before it! READ them!!!

"Caroline and Her Kettle Named Maud" by Miriam E. Mason is a FABULOUS short read! Its such a funnie story! She is what you might call 'tom-boy-ish' She is hoping for a gun and receives a kettle. She names it Maud. Meaning: Mighty in battle. ha ha! its great.

Can you get any better then "Little Women" By L. M. Alcott? a clue: no. I love the WHOLE thing! But there is a very good chapter called "Camp Laurence". Its wonderful! such wit, Mrs. Alcott has!
I hope i have inspired you to read ALL of these books! You must tell me what you think of them once they're finished. I LONG to hear your views! :)

Friday, July 3, 2009


Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that there is a giveaway going on over at our shop blog Pretty Wit! Hop on over and enter to win. We are also having a free shipping sale in our Etsy shop. The lovely Adelheide of The Garret Corner (she's having a sale as well!) has already won something for making the first comment! But don't worry...there are more prizes to win! Be sure to read the instructions for entering the giveaway. :)

Photo credits go to Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee.

This is a collage I made of all the things that say Summer to me. What is your favorite thing about Summer?
We hope you are having a great 4th of July weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

fruit and fun..

how about summer? you ready to party? I am CRAVING Volleyball and iced tea. I want to go swimming in a really mucky pond. I wish for summer thunderstorms and singing birds. The flowers are so pretty this year! I was outside enjoying the nice air and looking at all the flowers.. I don't think they were as pretty as that last year. But maybe i just wasn't looking. hmm. I love the look of lemons too! aren't they happy? this is a polyvore i made. *grin* I have a liking for Yellow. can you tell? (if you click on the picture it will show you all the things up close:))

Yellow is my favorite color. Whats yours?