A twist and more

This is my sewing room.
This is Lucy looking very confused and suspicious, number one, she is not usually allowed in there and number two, even if she wanted to come in she would not be able to walk across the floor with out stepping on something.
These are my closet doors.  They are rarely closed.  Not that I don't like them closed 'cause I do, it just that usually there is so much stuff spilling out I can't possible get them shut.
This is my cutting table, it's always there but sometimes I can't find it.
My ironing area is usually piled with projects that have gone awry that I will never finish.
And here is my good ol' trusty sewing machine that never gets dusty because when I'm not using it there are projects piled on top of it.
After days of plunging though years of accumulation, I have managed to get all areas neat and tidy at the same time and thought I should celebrate by working on a long lost project.  So I pulled out a pattern and kit for a table topper that I bought up in Brainerd last fall.  It called Served With a Twist and I remember it being ever so cute.
Now I know my memory isn't what it used to be, but I know for a fact the sample they had hanging in the shop was not all crazy and puckering like this.
I never questioned it when I was sewing it as the instructions said the squares will be misshapen until it's assembled. I don't know what I did wrong and no amount of tugging and pressing is going to fix it.
Perhaps my sewing room was just too neat and tidy and I just couldn't think straight. I'm off to do some messing up, maybe my sewing room, maybe my next project, we'll just have to wait and see.


More napkins rings

Here are some fun and funky napkin rings that I made for my Etsy Shop. Wouldn't they be a charming addition to your decorated patio table? We love to eat outside when the weather is permitting and now I can hardly wait to have a flower  themed decorated table.

There was a little learning curve to them but now that I've think I've mastered it I may make more using old vintage buttons.


Napkin rings

In keeping with the Valentine theme I had going, I went ahead and made some napkins rings using wool felt and hearts cut with my die cutter.
Here is the front and back version.


Gearing up for Valentine's Day

I needed some decorations for for February so I designed a couple of small mats using my die cutter.Not having to cut the hearts by hand makes the job get done much faster.


Just because

Just because I haven't posted for awhile and I need a break from cleaning some clutter out of my closet and because my pets haven't gotten any blog time recently, this is today's post.

I thought I should also toss in a picture of our children as well.
 Matt and Michele sporting their new ugly holiday sweaters.
Holiday sweaters for all the cousins.
This is a little side note for all my foreigner friends -  holiday sweaters are all he rage here for the younger generation.  Not that they would wear them to work or anything like that, but they have ugly sweater parties and contests with the ugliest being the winner and wear them just for fun.