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Trivia Friday and a Prize

I thought it would be fun to have a Trivia Friday….Pass it On!

Can you guess…er..rather..do you know which of the following statements are TRUE?  Look at the statements below and decide which ones are actually true…guess or maybe you know.  Just for leaving a post will give you a chance to win a prize….and the prize is

      bag that I’ve made! 

I’ll put your names into a basket and the love bunny will draw a name out of a basket on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m….I’ll post the winner on Monday afternoon when I get home along with pictures.  So good luck to everyone for the draw…and have your hand at the trivia.

This page has gone wonky…sorry..small font you can hardly see…and a huge space to the bottom…

 Then I’ll tell you how you did with your answers.

Here then are the questions…and I’m sorry about the itty bitty font size…

 1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
2. Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a bellybutton.
3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.
4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it’s from being indoors a lot more.
5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop even your heart!
6. Only seven ( 7 ) per cent of the population are lefties.
7. 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
8. Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until they are 2-6 years old.
9. The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
11. The average housefly lives for one month.
12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute
15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.
16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
18. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it’s head are the rabbit and the parrot.
19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Tootsie”.
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.

26. If coloring weren’t added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.















































































































































And have a lovely weekend……if you are down here…the comments/questions are on top..sorry but I’m having a slight problem here.



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Teapot Set Garden Party Ornament and Sewing Saturday

I have had a really fun day with me today.  It has been a beautiful sunny and hot Saturday and in between working on projects I’ve been out there galavanting  First I have finished the Geisha Girl Bag/Tote which is a possible custom order.  This is the 2nd one I’ve made and I’ve added some medium weight fleece interfacing.  This will help the bag stay upright better and not flop over. 

She is a pretty lady Michael Miller’s Geisha Girl.  

I initially did some beading before I started the sewing.    It hightlights the ornaments in her hair.  It is a pretty bag, I love the fabric and I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

After galavanting outside for a while I decided to tackle Glenda from tootsietime‘s  teapot set garden party ornament.  I posted about her tutorial last night and thought I might like to try it myself.   I gathered up the materials, drill in hand, literally closed my eyes waiting for the teapot to explode into millions of  pieces.  Guess what?  It didn’t.  This was such a fun project I am so going to be making more…drilling more teapots…teacups…  hide your Royal Daulton ladies cuz mama’s got her drill in hand!     Isn’t it adorable?

I’m not sure what I’ll do with this one but its almost too pretty to put outdoors.  I may take it across the lake next weekend and set it into my wheelbarrow of flowers.   I still have to seal the spout to keep the bugs and wasps out. 

The cup is large and I can put birdseed into it.  Don’t you think it would be so cute to have the little birdies sitting on the cup eating?  Thank you Glenda for a new project…have a look at her site and see her lovely flowers. 

Have a lovely evening.   I’m off to babysit Madeline for the evening…


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Bunny Canvas Bag

Have I told you I love bunnies?  Someone refers to me as his bunny :o) … and I collect bunnies.  I also really love Fitz and Floyd pieces and salt and pepper shakers , so therefore I have a small collection (so far) of Fitz and Floyd bunny salt and pepper shakers!  whew!  I’ll share them with you soon…

 That leads me to this post because I sewed a bag with my favourite bunny.   I drew the bunny on a pretty brick pink and white check print, sewed him on canvas did a little hand embroidery, attached my favourite colour,  a bricky red synthetic suede to the trim, green lining and voila…a new bag.


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Amy Butler and Canvas Bag

New Canvas Bag

I used 2 lovely, co-ordinating, paisley Amy Butler fabrics and combined that with canvas for a new bag.  It has a pocket running along the front and back and pinned down with a covered button.    Exterior Pocket and Covered Button  Although the canvas holds its shape nicely I did use some heavier fleece interfacing as well.  I’m pleased with the look.  It may find its way to my shop.

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Madeline Models

Madeline ModellingI sewed a skirt, vest and purse for Madelne and took it to her place to try on.  She put on the vest with matching coloured top, the skirt and swung the little purse over her shoulder and modelled for her mom and dad.  My son G took some pictures.  This was the first time I had sewn clothes for her and wanting to keep it a secret I couldn’t get too many measurements.  I was happy they fit. 


Now I have other sewing ideas.  Its so easy sewing cute, small sized clothes.  At least its a little faster…

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What a Sewing Weekend!

Love to receive comments…let me know your thoughts… *s*.. 

Beatrice In the Works

 This is Beatrice.  She was started some time ago but put aside for other crafts.  Now Beatrice is waiting patiently for blonde hair, new clothes and Madeline to give her loves.  I’m ready to finish her wishes.

This weekend…..

I was home on my own which isn’t an entirely nice thing but it was a perfectly productive sewing weekend for a change.  Nobody at home..nobody dropped by…just the perfect do what you want weekend.   

    Cool Cats Tote   Nifty Nurse Tote   Dog Basket Tote

All total I made 7 tote bags.   I made 3 with the Nifty Nurses fabric I had used previously to make pouches, 2 with the Cool Cats and 2 with the Dogs in Baskets.    I had quite the production line going.   Seven started with the number of each colour I decided I would cut out, and then the production began.  Cut…cut…cut..cut..etc… sew sides…sew sides..sew sides etc. …sew lining x 7…cut and sew handles.. x 7 etc.  and I was determined not to stop until they were done…except for a trip to Fabricland for more black thread (fortunately…. or not?? they are 3 minutes down the road).

 Denim Embroidered Bag

But first Friday night started with 2 great bags with zippers.   I loved the look of the blue denim with embroidery fabric I purchased on Friday night.  The lining is a great, pink paisley material.  I was very pleased with it.  Then I made the smaller corduroy purse however, I have to admit I still have the handles to put on.  I was so enthusiastic about starting the totes on Saturday that I decided to cheat and not finish.

THEN…because I loved the blue denim I had all kinds of ideas of what to do with it…so…I started out by making Madeline a vest with it on Sunday morning.  It was so fun figuring out the placement of the embroidery which I had decided I was not going to use on the whole vest.  I cut some of it out of the fabric and zig-zagged it on the back.  Then I made a little skirt using the pink paisley as a border on the bottom of the skirt.  I used the same paisly to line the vest.  I couldn’t stop until I had made a little zipper bag onto which I had zig-zagged an embroidered dragonfly and star cut from the material.  I attached a single strap.   Its adorable.  

  Madeline’s Vest & Bag   Madeline’s 3 piece Denim Set

Backtracking again to Thursday night while shopping for some yarn to crochet a poncho for Madeline, I happened upon a great bargain on 2 little tops for her.  I chose the colours that would go with the poncho, well it happens that one of them will go perfect with the vest and skirt outfit.  I’m so excited to get a picture of it and to dress her up.  I sure hope its her size.  I did call Robyn to ask her for Madeline’s waist size and length from waist to knee.  Such little figures for a 3 year old. When I am able to take pics I’ll write more about the poncho…. the colour is called Rustic Rouge and it is making an incredibly nice pattern as the colours change….but….mmmmmm dinner’s ready.  Pork chops and new potatoes under cover in the oven with cream of mushroom soup to cover…mixed veggies are boiling on the stove…see you next time!


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