Sunday, December 1, 2013

We Moved

Hi, I have not posted on this site in almost a year now.  I felt it was time to move on and now have my blog home over at The Crafty Runner.  Still crafty but a lot more posts on running and my sewing business.  Come over and check it out.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 No Thanks

I've noticed almost all the other bloggers I read are doing 2012 recap posts of all the amazing things that happened this year and how super great 2012 was.  Well I forgot to document my super fun divorce in pictures (I did however get to sign a bunch of documents) so I won't be doing that.  Here a few pics from the past week or so all Gretchen related.


Gretchen, Gwen and I partied it up New Year's Eve until 9:15.

Earlier that day we took a walk in the snow.  She just kept saying "Snow, look all snow" gesturing with her hands.

Working on a gingerbread man and house with grandma.

Decorating the Christmas tree at my parents house.

Trying on all the stockings.

Getting crazy in front of the Christmas tree with aunt Courtney.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Make a Fancy Gift Bag

Materials:  2 precut felt squares from craft store(could cut your own to make bag any size)
from scrap leather cut 2 strips 15" X 1" and 1 strip 6" X 1", I rounded the edges on mine

I marked off where I would be stitching the straps down 1.5" from the top and sides of each felt piece.  On the back piece I made one mark to stitch down closure.  Then stitch down.  On front piece I cut 2 slits one 2" down and one 2.5" down centered from sides.  The leather closure will slip through these silts to hold in place.
Once the straps and closure tab are stitched down lay felt pieces wrong sides together and stitch sides and bottom together.  I used a zig zag stitch for a little flair.

With a hand covered note book and fancy pens would make a nice gift.