Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day snack mats for my grandbabies

These little snack mats are the same size as my mug rugs, but since my grandbabies don't drink much coffee, I thought I would refer to them as their snack mats instead.
 
 
I love making these useful little mats/rugs.
I have several around my house.
 I actually prefer them verses a tiny little coaster.
 
 
Hugs and kisses Oakleigh and Brantley - Mimi loves you.
 
 Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
 
 


Friday, February 12, 2016

Do you have a motto?

According to the Webster's dictionary...
 
 Mot-to:
1. a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution:
 
Yep.
I believe that would be mine...
What's yours?
 
Happy Friday everyone!
 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Carter's gift basket and a new baby

I just found out last night that we are getting a new addition to the family.
My nephew, Mathew, will be a daddy for the first time.
I am so excited!
It seems it wasn't that long ago that I was making things for the bridal shower.
 
Anyhow, that reminded me, I never posted little Carter's baby gift.
Carter is the very newest addition to our family.
Carter is Cole's baby brother and my great nephew.
 
Carter's theme was sports and animals.
 
I got started with this little elephant design.
 
 
I wanted to stitch something to match the elephant I purchased.
 
 
I added a bib...
 
 
a burp cloth...
 
 
 a hooded towel and washcloth...
 
 
and started on the basket liner...
 
 
I added a few extras like powder, shampoo, wash, etc. and this personalized Christmas ornament I found at Michaels.
 
 
Here it is all together.
 
 
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo after it was wrapped and ready to go.
You can see my other wrapped baby baskets here, here, here, here, here and here.
 
Stay tuned...
I have even another baby basket in progress for a friend.

I love making baskets for new babies...
Is it obvious?



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Remember yesterday's post?

 I was concerned my leopard fabric was looking a bit more like camouflage.

 
I decided to add a larger piece of the leopard fabric onto the bottom of the cosmetic bag and include a small pouch for Veronica's essentials.
 
 
 
Now that you can see a bit more of the leopard spots,
I'm hoping it looks more like the cat and less like the hunter...

Friday, February 5, 2016

I'm in need of a second opinion...

Nope.
I'm not standing in the doctor's office, I'm in the sewing room.
I am making a gift for a friend using this leopard fabric.
 
 
I started stitching and I thought it was looking pretty cute.
 
 
Then it came time to cut out around my applique design and...
 
YIKES !!!
 
 
Now, it looks like CAMO to me!
 
Definitely NOT what I was going for.
What do you think?
 

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