Friday, November 16, 2012

Wooden Turkeys

I don't have much to share at the moment, but my mom finished up some cute, wooden turkey decor in time for Thanksgiving.


Fall Clothing Repeat

Luckily, the Fall outfits I made for K* last year still fit {and may next year too} so we got another year's wear out of them, yay!  I'm guessing the Christmas/Winter skirts do too, I know I want to adjust the Christmas one though, will have to pull those out soon.
There are so many projects I'd like to do and there's just not time, sometimes it's hard to decide what I really should/want to work on.  I think one of the problems is that I like to work on crafts "in season".  So I come across all sorts of fun, cute ideas for a certain season or holiday, but don't end up with enough time to make what I want before it's time to move on to the next season.  If I could just get on the ball just a little bit ahead of  time.... Oh well, there's always next year, right ;)

Colored Pencil Rolls x 8

Well, I've made EIGHT colored pencil rolls already this month.  I taught a group of ladies how to make them earlier in the month, so I needed some examples in various stages.  I then decided to donate the other two that could be made from the fabric not needed for the samples to a silent auction at church for the youth to raise money for a trip to Nauvoo next summer.  Well, that then lead to being asked if I could make five more pencil rolls. I finished them all up on Wednesday.  So, I think I'm all pencil rolled out for awhile.  I do have one extra from all that pencil roll sewing that will be nice to have on hand as a gift should I need a last minute one.

Made: 2 robots, 1 dino, 3 black floral and 2 pink floral.

Robot and Dino and coordinating solids fabrics from Jo Ann's.
Black floral and solid pinks from Hobbly Lobby.
Pink florals and solid blue from Jo Ann's. I should have taken another picture of the pink floral one, the outside is a darker pink with larger flowers, all the floral prints are from the Heidi Grace collection.  Very cute.

Ribbons from stash.  And if you can believe it, I ran out of light pink thread with 3 1/2 lines left to stitch for the pencil channels/pockets.  Luckily, it was on a black floral one and I was using black for the bobbin thread and was able to use my light pink bobbin for the top thread.  I also used up the last 40" of skinny light pink ribbon. Time to stock up, not like we ever use pink around here....

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

There is something in each day

Covered 3x5 spiral memo books with some scrapbook paper with a printed quote (love ya like a sister is the font) and tied some green raffia around them for our activity day activity later today.
We are going to be talking about "before you speak THINK" and how our speech reflects the kind of person we are.  Along with that, being grateful with a challenge to write something they are grateful for every day for the rest of the year.  I printed off this handout here for the girls to put somewhere to remind themselves to think about the things they say each day.  We will also give each of the girls a few note cards to write thank you notes throughout the month.  If there's time leftover, we'll play some sort of Article of Faith game.
"There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it" is from Dieter F. Uchtdorf's Of Regrets and Resolutions.