In 2010 I am going to try to do a little better with my blogging. To start off the year I have made a list of my favorite 10 projects from 2009. Here we go!
This is a shot at making my own stationary for birthday gifts. I had Reese draw a big birthday cake and scanned it. Printed it on cardstock and wala… I will not buy birthday cards anymore! Not that I ever did!
The land lords in the house we are renting replaced the windows this year so I asked to have the old ones.
A couple of cute canvases!
And of course I started soldering!!!!!!!!!!! This was a custom order for someone who wanted a picture of a tree in it. I thought it came out pretty cool! www.sodderbug.com
I started painting glass this fall!
I made the whole alphabet and plan on doing one out of pictures taken on a farm! My plan is to have a book printed for Nicholas to practice his letters and just for a keepsake! I might also print out the letters of his name and have them framed to hang on his bedroom wall!
My new embroidery font that I LOVE!!
I made baby slings!
This is a tassel that I made out of a finial that I took off the curtain rod in my living room. I tore strips of scrap fabric that I already had. It cost me nothing to make! I made several of these and sold them at a craft show for $20. They all sold fast!!!
Here is a collage of sewing projects. Going around clockwise starting in the top left corner…
I bag I made for my mom, a couple of Johnny’s I made for Nicholas, a dress for Reese. She picked out the pattern and the fabric! Next one, I took a pair of too short jeans, cut them off and added a ruffle and ribbon belt. I also painted the tractor on the shirt. A to-shirt that I (or maybe it was Anja?!) painted a dancer on and added fabric to the bottom to make it a dress. Added a ruffle and appliqué heart to the overalls. A couple pairs of pants that were too short for Reese so I made them capri’s and added ribbon and buttons. A baby sling. This next one is an original idea. A little boy had a blankie that was totally tattered but he still liked to hold it at night. I made this bag that has loose elastic on the top so the blanket is inside and he can put his hand inside the bag to sleep! And 2 burp clothes!!
Here are my Top 10 for Memorable
Events of 2009
(good and bad)
I brought in the new year at the hospital! This was so fun! I brought all kinds of horns and noise makers for the patients. I handed them out at 11 and you could hear them making noise for the next 2 hours!
I completed the Chicago Marathon!!!!
(including the 17 weeks of training)
…the only bad thing on the list!
I started Miles for Smiles. This was a dream 3 years in the making!
O Sew Precious is no more! I Started a new business called Sodderbug!
www.sodderbug.com Check it out!!
Family vacation to Lake Lure
I got my new camera
We got passes to Emerald Point for the summer!
I completed my first race pushing a double jogging stroller!
We participated in the neighborhood 4th of July parade
We spent a day at Belews Lake with friends!
A super fun, gigantic, overflowing, bubble bath with Reese! We had so much fun making this mess and I will remember it forever!