Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crasher Doxie

So, the pups and humans over at Who's Your Dachshund are holding this great contest for all dachshund lovers. You have heard of the Crasher Squirrel, the cute little guy who stole the spotlight from the couple in Canada...well now there is Crasher Doxie. As soon as I saw this...I knew I had to submit an entry. I came up with 2 pretty cute ones I think. Check them out below.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Passport Carrying Citizen

My passport came in the mail yesterday! It was very I can travel about the world at my leisure, ha ha. I was really surprised at the pages inside...they are really pretty...they have lots of different patriotic pictures printed on the pages where they will stamp the Visas...I guess its to remind you to come back, who knows. Anyways...I officially have my passport...Colombia here I come!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Pretty Little Apron

The sewing skills are improving...I made this little apron a few days ago. I think it turned out really well for a first attempt. I found this cute apron at lululollylegs, she has posted a great tutorial. I think I used about 1/2 yard or so fabric of the bright floral and about 3/4 yard of the green fabric. Enjoy the pictures and the freakin' hot model at the end! She looks ready to whip up a batch o'something! Ha Ha!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

We're Leaving On a Jet Plane.... Colombia. We booked our tickets last night and we will be going to Colombia for Christmas this year. We are really excited. This will be my first time to Colombia and Andres' first time in several years. So, to get in the mood for my future travel plans, I made a passport cover to match my wristlet. I think it turned out super cute and fits just perfect. (That's actually Andres' passport...I have to get mine this week!)

2 Pretty Wristlets

I found a great tuorial for these cute little wristlets at Javajem Knits blog. It is really easy and didn't take too long. I made 2 yesterday. I need a little improvement in the zipper area but for a 1st attempt, I was pretty satisfied. See how cute.

Doggie Vests

One of my favorite blogs in Kalyxcornucopia, a daily blog posted by Baxter, the red dachshund and his human. It is really cute and just fun reading. As I was reading one day, I noticed Baxter had a super cute harness/vest and the post said his human made it. I decided to make a few harnesses for my 2 little doxies. I got the pattern from Hancock Fabrics; Kwik Sew 3517. It was super easy and they turned out really cute. I made a few modifications to meet my specific needs. I got some blue herringbone denim and lime green fleece from the remnants bin, a 1/2 yard of nylon webbing, velcro, and a couple of D rings and got to work. See how they turned out.

A New Toy...

I found myself feeling a little bored this summer and decided I would get a little something to play with to keep my busy. A sewing machine. I am so excited and having a lot of fun. I got a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition from Wal Mart...its a pretty basic machine that has a few bells and whistles. It is really cool. I have my little sewing center all set up in the spare bedroom and am having a ball. Happy Sewing!