Monday, December 24, 2012

My Family's Quilts n More

This is a shirt I made for my father along with 4 other shirts. I mailed them out on Friday and I hope they get the package today. I spent the night before putting on buttons and button holes. I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. as I was determined to get this done in time for Xmas. I did the happy dance once it was in the mail.

This is the two sides of my middle son's quilt. He wanted orange fleece backing. These are all scraps from projects I've made in the past. I can actually tell you what was made with each piece.

This is my mother in law's quilt. She wanted red on the back of hers-well assumed since it is her favorite color.

This is my father in law's quilt. I didn't have any red, orange or yellow blocks so I mixed it up with green,blue and purple. I picked green for the back of his.

This is my hubby's quilt. He has a blue flannel backing.

Here's my youngest son's quilt of X-men with a blue fleece backing.

This my oldest son's quilt with a Marvel's Punisher patch on it. I added a periwinkle fleece backing to it.

I finished them up by Sun. and I'll end up doing this next year again.
Merry Xmas

Friday, December 14, 2012

My Mother's Quilt

Here is one of the scrap quilts I made(started some crazy quilt squares but didn't do too many).I have the backing done and I'll take pictures of it later this weekend.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Handmade Xmas Gifts-Collage Clipboards

I would like to do these up but I don't know if I'll have time before Xmas. Anyway from Mod Podge Rocks here is the tutorial

Handmade Xmas Gifts-Tie Fleece Banket

These are very warm and very nice Xmas gifts.Instructions here at ValsJewels

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handmade Xmas Gifts-Fleece Hats

These are very nice and easy to make. I've made these for my boys. There are over 15 pattern here on tipnut

Another site with instructions is here Martha Stewart

Monday, December 3, 2012

Handmade Xmas Gifts-Fleece PJ Pants

I've made these almost every year for my boys. It's easy especially since fleece doesn't fray.
From Simply Modern Mom here is a tutorial

Another tutorial here

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Handmade Xmas Gifts-Barrette Holder

I've made these for myself before but I ended up putting them in a container because I was hanging so many up that I that it collasped under the wait. So keep in mind this is for a few barrettes and not the really heavy ones.

From Zakka Life Tutorial here

From Plum Adorable a tutorial here

From Diary of a Working Mom -here is a tutorial using a picture frame-here

Handmade Xmas Gifts-No Sew Fleece Scarf

I will be trying to post a tutorial(mostly directing you to one)of making handmade gifts. Right now I'm working on those quilts that I posted awhile back. I probably won't make anything else as they are very time consuming to make.

Anyway, here is the first post for handmade gifts. How to make a no sew fleece scarf. I've made these a few for gifts and they are quite easy. I've used pinking shears for added effect on these.

Here is the Tutorial

Friday, November 23, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Etsy Halloween Women Costumes

From Pink Purr
From Bubbles and Frown
From Period Corsets

From Benne Gezeritt Designs

Plague GothBall 2012 at the Asylum

Okay I lied on my last post about not being out in a long time. So this weekend I went both to Henry's and the Goth Ball events. Otherwise I have not been out and I think we need to get out more because there are such cool events to see and do.
  Anyway, this was my second time here. I love that no one is judgemental, nasty or drunk at this party. Most everyone dresses up but the ren faire costumes where far and  few between but it is a hard costume to do(Hubby was a pirate and me pirate/wench/belly dancer/gypsy). I enjoyed watching people dance so does the hubby. We didn't do as much as we were tired from working(a lot these past 2 months) and hubby is still recovering from his illness.
   When Diabolis In Musica came on, the dance floor really came alive.Fun, silly and great music made us perk our ears up. As they played their historical music 3 belly dancers danced in front of us. Each one lovely and I'm sorry to say , I don't remember their names. Each one did a solo and I loved the sword dance.Beautiful and graceful. The fan dance was fun and flirty. The last dancer was amazing with her twirls,drops and belly rolls. She was very earthy and bold.

We left before the costume contest. Just couldn't stay up longer as we wanted to eat at Denny's before heading home.I know we sound old but I found out you don't get tired more when you get older. No. It's because you have more to do than ever so of course you get tired faster than before.

Henry Rollins in Maine

    My son and I went to see Henry last night at Cony High School. It was interesting waiting in line for the theatre to open. Interesting in that the last time I was in this theatre, I went to see my middle son play his trombone in the Maine Honors Band. I've also been here for a few blood drives but I won't revisit that now. I watched kids and adults come out of the gym from a sports game looking at the line and wondering what were we waiting for.
      It's been a while since I've been out. My son was so excited because he hasn't been to a concert yet. Yeah, I know your saying what? Well, when you live in Maine you don't see many acts coming to Maine. Going to another state especially to the city of Boston takes a lot of time and money. He's too young to go to clubs(he's 20) so for him this was his first concert.

      I loved how close we were to the stage. It was really awesome seeing him in person. You always wonder how people look outside of  the video screen. Well, Henry looks great. He tells his audience that people always tell him  he's not as big/tall as they thought he would be. He looked tall to me and yes, he's in awesome shape.(Okay, I'll stop there except for one last thing-yes, Henry is still smoking hot)!

   Anyway, I so enjoyed the show never ever looking once at the clock because I didn't want it to end. I laughed so hard that I was hoping no one noticed a snort or two coming out of me.

 Henry made a point about voting which I've always thought was important. When I turned 18, I was very excited to vote and have all these years. I always think of those people in countries where they can't. You and I have that privilege and should vote.

My son admires him(Henry,just like me and my son,doesn't drink,smoke or do drugs). He helped inspire my son to one day travel around the world(he was thinking about doing it already but this was way to get him moving more towards that goal). I am glad he's out there speaking with his twist of humor and experience in his show.

  Here's an article about the show in Maine 

I hope Henry comes back again.
Please come again, Henry!