Monday, December 29, 2008

My Semi-Homemade Holiday

I hope this post finds you all warm and cozy! Above you'll see a slide show of most of the gifts I created for my loved ones this Christmas. I didn't get pictures of the stepping stones we made for my Dad's backyard. With a bag of cement, a bucket and pie pans, we handed over a moment in time. The stones including Andrew and Kaitlynn's handprints and Mitchell's footprint. They are permanant yet portable. I also made a NASCAR themed blanket for my Mom's husband that I never caught a photo of! I was able to really break in my new sewing desk last week. Most of the projects were sewn in a matter of 3 days - nothing like waiting until the last minute?! That's pretty much protocol in my house!

Have a VERY MERRY and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Shhhhhhh......'s a secret!

I'm working on a Christmas gift for someone, although I can't say who. (I think they read my blog) I'm about halfway there and hoping to finish it up tomorrow sometime.

The Sneak Preview -

I cannot wait to share this one with all of you once the holidays are over! I love it so far :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Behold the Almighty Table.

I feel like I've been waiting a lifetime for this wondrous piece of sewing furniture. I'll admit it's only been about 4 - 5 months since I first spotted it, but it has felt like forever. I originally found it on Walmart's website for about a hundred dollars. Unfortunately shipping & handling was somewhere in the range of 30 dollars, which is what kept me from acquiring it for so long. In the meantime, I purchased a "vintage" desk and matching swivel chair from a consignment shop in town that was going out of business. The desk was a bit roughed up... it's definitely got some history. But for 45 bucks, I planned on making that my project, my second hobby, my baby. We bought a sander at the local hardware store and I got to work on it one night. Do you any of you realize how hard it is to sand something with that many layers of finish on it? Holy Moly is all I have to say. Since we moved a few weeks ago, my "baby" has been on the back burner for sure. Cory tried to talk me into getting rid of it, while we cleaned our garage last week, but I wouldn't budge. Which is what forced him to spill his guts about the sewing table he had bought for me! He put it together tonight and it is sooooo absolutely stunning. If this doesn't get me motivated to finish my Christmas sewing, then I don't know what will!

And now I present to you, the Sauder Sewing and Craft Table, Cottage Home Collection:

Anyone interested in purchasing a partially sanded vintage desk with matching swivel chair??