Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What Big Eyes You Have!

Mimi returned my fabric....remember my dream about her making a purse from my imitation wolf scraps? Well, I finally am working on my UFO's and this will actually be for Lauren a.k.a. (Little Red Riding Hood)and it accompanies a tote bag that is not yet in progress for her theatre supplies. Saving scraps does come in handy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

20 years

My hubby celebrated 20 years with the Fire Department last evening. We don't feel "old" but we sure look tired as this celebration was on the tails of the St. Patrick's Day festivities. Steve loves his job! I wonder how many folks really love their careers?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Murphy was with me!

Happy St. Patrick's day late. Yesterday was a bit cold and snowy and we didn't want to wear our fancy dresses so I dug out the Leprechaun costumes from several years ago. Laurens was a size 6-7. So, I thought to myself..."I'll just whip up another one for her" well, guess who came along to sew with me? Murphy from Murphy's Law! Murphy messed with my serger and it was behaving badly. What should have taken 2 hours took 5 hours! Steve brought me food and drinks because I was holed in my studio all day. In the end we did have a lot of fun and laughs and met some wonderful folks on our dancing journey throughout downtown.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

little tiny nice nice

I have several friends that are pregnant right now and I wanted to make them something cute and functional. I made these burp cloths and plan to make some matching blankets. I think I spent approx $100.00 on all my supplies but I will be able to make gifts for about 8 people or more. By the way...this is not a new's been around.

Steve and Lauren made the label for me..little tiny nice nice is part of a song my dad made up when I was a little girl.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Today is Special

Steve and I met 19 years ago today. The memory is so fresh in my mind and heart it is like yesterday. I heard his voice first and thought is was wonderful....we were in a room together for 8 hours one Saturday afternoon. I had minimal make-up, recycled hair and blue paint on my face. I'd been out the evening before and was in no mood the next morning for glamorous looks. I was a victim in a paramedic practical and Steve was evaluating the Firefighters on their assessment skills. As it turns out we grew up in towns next to each other and attended rival high schools and graduated the same year! The morning we met Steve's Feisty Irish Grandmother had died...we believe that she was part of the arrangement. Thank You Grandma Ann!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Prayers for Riley

Our boy Riley has to have surgery this Friday for Melanoma! can you believe this? the cancer is on his tail. :( Please pray for Riley Muldoon. I just have to post some of my favorite photos of the woolly beast.

This way

Remember the purple and brown skirt nightmare? I spent so much time on that little devil and the results were just "ok". I made this skirt for Lauren last Wednesday when she was home from school feeling run down. No pattern was used, I measured her hips and pleated the fabric. This fabric was a gorgeous sea foam green with silver glitter that was in my "too pretty to cut" fabric. (anyone have that fear of cutting a gorgeous fabric?) This was so darn easy!

Fabric: $ 9.00 velour? from Denver Fabrics
Notions: my stash
Seams Ripped: 1 tiny seam on the hem

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Voice over class is a blast! I've spent the past two days in the recording studio. Tomorrow it's back to the sewing machine. :)