Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Carolina Breeze Bag

I make a lot of fun things and rarely keep them. My projects always end up as gifts but on Friday I decided I needed a new purse so I made one! I found this wonderful free pattern on Craftsy  from Grits and Giggles and it really was a breeze- except for Bobbie not being able to count to two. (the pattern said to cut two on the fold- I was using fat quarters and had to piece my fabric to make it fit- since I had two pieces of fabric I thought I was good- um sure for only one side of the lining) I had to find another fabric for contrast :) I do love the way it turned out and will certainly make another one!
I had to change the bow - I ran out of fabric
obviously this was not a planned project :)

I tweaked the pattern a wee bit to add the flip flop
 fabric on the inside

Friday, May 30, 2014

April and May, where did you go?

April and may seem to have disappeared without reporting in. after the wedding fun, I went straight into our Volunteer party-an evening in Paris. Then it was headlong into Disney nursing home week. Of course in between all that was the regular fun: spring, Easter, surgical removal of a tooth, nurses week, graduations, etc. My time sewing at Shermans side was minimal. I did make a very fun skirt for our Minnie mouse Mothers Day Tea, and a purse for a friend. I also altered Cinderellas ball gown. The rest of my craftiness was painting, arranging  and gluing.
I will post Paris party pictures at a later date since they are not on my phone.
National nursing home week celebrates both the residents and staff. This year our theme was "celebrating those who make Green Acres Healthcare the happiest place on this part of the earth"
We visited each land in Disneyland throughout the week. Each day the kitchen made a fabulous lunch inspired by the land we visited. Our dining room had a different name each day as well. Staff and residents were encouraged to dress up in the day's theme. We started our week on Friday with Toontown where we made Mickey ears for all the residents. Saturday,we had Minnies mothers day tea with minnie mouse cupcakes.
On Monday it was main street usa and we held a penny arcade with skee ball, plinko, a shooting  gallery etc. each game earned you Pennies which were spent at the candy store. Tuesday was New Orleans Square, pirates of the Caribbean day. We had a treasure chest pinata that the scally wags had to throw cannon balls at, then whack it with the sword to get the loot.
Since I am typing on my phone and can not put the pictures where I want them, I will post the rest of the Disney fun later.
My Mom and Fredly are taking me to a minorleague baseball game today-late birthday present. And it's a perfect day for  baseball! I plan to make myself a new purse and possibly a skirt before time to go.