Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Last of the Christmas Presents

Wanted to make Mardi an apron, but wanted her to pick the fabric out herself, so I knew she would like it. This is what she chose, and it turned out great. Pictures didnt come out good. Might hijack the apron to take some better ones. It was at night and under dimmed lighting- and I think I forgot to change my lighting source on my camera. It really looks great in real life. Same pattern as the one I made my sister. Kinda want to make one for me in this pattern, but I would either need to 1- get some cosmetic work done first - or 2. figure out how to alter the pattern for those of us who arent so well endowed.

close up.

FIL's present. We wanted to get him a picture to take to work like we did for my Dad, but werent sure if he shares space, or has his own or whatnot, so we decided to make him a keychain one.

MIL's magnetic photo board. I had planned on making this for her and had everything ready for it since October. Of coarse with that amount of time combined with little hands getting into things, I ended up loosing some of the parts. Like the metal holder for the top. Ended up using ribbon to hold it up instead after searching FOREVER for it. Of course we found it right after we got home from our trip from visiting them. Figures. I was tempted to keep this one for myself. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get pictures of her other grandchildren to put on it as well, but those can easily be added.

Nephews blanket. Tried out a fancy stitch from my new machine- but I definitely need more practice on that one. It was hard to get it to feed consistently, and ended up that some of the stitches were closer together and some further apart. It probably didnt help that I was sewing on flannel.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jeremy's present from the kids

I used a cosmo cricket blackboard album for this one.

daddy tag I made out of a maya road atc acryllic coaster

shows the thin acryllic sheets I cut out and used for the front and back covers to protect the pictures

Ryans message - "Daddy, I love you so much. Ryan -complete with a little shark drawing

Camerons message- "Daddy, You are my favorite dad in the whole wide world. Cameron

Adelle's message (translated by Mommy) Daddy, I want to work with you one day. I want to say I Love You. I like to give you a kiss and hug. I Love You. Adelle - Then since the boys had written a message, she felt the need to write one out herself.

Kenadee's hand print. After this her and Mommy both had blue hands for a few days.

On the back acryllic cover I etched "Merry Christmas 2008" but it was kinda melting through since it was so thin- Oh well, I will know better next time.

Funny Girl

From Adelle today-
"But Mommy, I cant clean up really fast because my feelings are going to get sick in a minute."