Wednesday, January 14, 2009

first picture post of...

I was going to put this on a card, but I could never get the pictures to print right after I collage-d them all together. So, here you go: Happy New Year!
I haven't posted in forever, and here's why:
Aubie and Jill had their first sleepover before Christmas, so I made aprons to remember it by.

I made a potholder, apron, and basket liner (painted the basket red) for our church ladies Christmas party.
For Leah's Christmas present, I made a reversible apron (she's been needing an apron for the art room) out of a reversible skirt she had given me. I also made myself 2 "puffed-sleeve" turtlenecks out of the 2XLs Ma gave me--one of them pictured here.
Finally finished Miss Debbie's prize!
New Year's Eve Costumes.
Made the letters for my costume (hemmed the skirt as well). I was Cordelia Drexel Biddle from "The Happiest Millionaire". Leah is Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman. (sorry this pic is so tiny--I stole it from Facebook.) Made Daniel's hat and boot-covers from scratch, painted a thrifted jacket bright blue and added cuffs and a much bigger collar. Daniel was going to go for existential, but I thought it'd be a fun Christmas present for him to have the whole costume. And, guess what! he won the Best Costume prize! Woohoo! "Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow;
Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow."

Friend presents.
The ornaments were some that I cut out when Renee did ornaments with the kids and me. Then I painted them at home (much more peaceful painting by myself! : )
This one was for Lyndsay--3 down, 47 to go : )

And then lastly, possibly my favorite quilt yet. Not only is it so green (as in the color), its pretty "green"--as in it was 100% STASH!!!! Woohoo! (For those of you who don't know the term "stash", it means that it is all stuff that you already have. So technically, it didn't cost me a penny.)
The recipient is doing the nursery in John Deer, so green and yellow fields with corn and green beans seemed appropriate. The tractor toy has a squeaker inside!


Heather said...

With all of those crafty projects you had going, we'll let you off the hook for not posting! You did a great job! I love the quilt!

The Rich Family said...

I love the quilt! I have always wished I could quilt! and sew... Maybe one day!

Graham said...

I love everything! And Matthan looks just like Aubie in the photo. I have never seen it, but now you have proof! Lovely children, lovely crafts, lovely daughter! A very proud Mom

Aunt Karen said...

I agree with Graham -- that Matthan looks just like Aubie in his face shot! Great photos...thanks for sharing. The crafts are amazing! Love, KK

The Miles Family said...

Saige!!! I want to learn how to make those pillows with the states on them!!! Can you teach me? Do you have a correspondence course I can take? :)

zeez said...

Seeing all these wonderful crafts makes me feel so crafty! I know you're crafted out right now, but I think my life has slowed down to the point where I can begin thinking about doing some projects again finally! Good job on all, and I LOVE my Alabama pillow! I've decided though- if it's OK with you- that I'd like to have all of the southern states first, in case I die before you get to all 50 (God forbid!) But I have a renewed love for our southern heritage, so I thought I'd help ya out with a plan of attack, haha ;) I really appreciate your pledge to do all those pillows, it's so wonderful of you! ;)

Heather said...

In honor of your artistic endeavors:

Dragonflydownunder said...

you certainly HaVe been busy creating!! Great work, thanks for sharing~ cute corn and peas!

Heather Bailey said...

Stinkin' cute!!