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Scented Christmas Trivets and Inspirational Word Key Tag

 

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I have been busy making making scented Christmas trivets.  I used 2 different colours of a lovely bright Christmas fabric that has Christmas balls and greens springs on them.  Some are the same fabric on both sides while others have a different fabric on each side.  I like to make them at this time of year because they make wonderful little Christmas or hostess gifts.   They are simple and quick to make.  halloween-and-soup-0015 I have filled each of the 4 sections in the trivet with a mix of rice, cinnamon sticks I’ve cut up, nutmeg I’ve crushed, cloves and allspice.  I also sprinkled in some orange sweet essential oil and appleberry fragrance oil.  I leave the mix in a jar overnight to let the fragrances mellow before filling the trivets.  They  look so pretty sitting on the kitchen counter and give a lovely scent throughout when not in use. 

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I also made Inspirational Word Key Tags.  I purchased these halloween-and-soup-013 key rings and a bag of inspirational word buckles.  I cut a piece of fabric 13″ x 3″. halloween-and-soup-016 Next I ironed the fabric in half lengthwise, folded it in 1/4″ from each end. halloween-and-soup-021 Then I folded each side into the middle  halloween-and-soup-0171 and ironed the folds.   Then folded in half again and pinned this together.  halloween-and-soup-0191    Then I   halloween-and-soup-027 sewed down each of the long sides, slipped the tag through the Word buckle and slid it to the middle of the tag.  Then I sewed just below the buckle. halloween-and-soup-0311 I slipped the key ring onto the tag and sewed the ends together.  Then I slid the key ring to the end just sewn together and then sewed again at the other of the key ring.halloween-and-soup-033  Voila thats it.  You can slip this around your wrist…you can use the loop to hang it up…it has a great length and it’ll be easier to find anyplace even in your purse!    I hope these instructions made some sense if you choose to make some.  If you do, let me know and send me your pics so I can post them.  halloween-and-soup-040

 

Have a lovely festivey feeling kind of day….. Judi

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  
 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  
 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  
 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  
 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

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.

Judi

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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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An Evening of Production

 A few days ago I posted about forgetting my debit card at home when I was thrifting.  It is really impossible especially when you find something you really want and have to leave it behind.  Anyway today I had a 1/2 day vacation and I had to check if the soup tourine might still be there.  I was pretty excited because it was!    Isn’t it pretty?  It will be perfect for serving some hearty soups and stews this winter.  I had also seen 3 white canisters but only one was still there.  That was perfect because it was the smaller one and I wanted it for tea bags  

So they sit together in a new found spot.    I’ll show you the little white pear salt shaker another time.  Its really neat. 

I’ve found a lovely blog called tootsietime that belongs to  Glenda  from Alberta, Canada.  She has a beautiful garden and she gives a great tutorial for making a garden ornament out of a teacup and teapot.  I loved it.  So I also found this tea set (its the teapot that sits on a large cup) and I found the saucer separately .  I hope it won’t break when I try to drill into them.   

Tomorrow the love bunny is going to Las Vegas to meet his son who lives in Hawaii.  It will be a guy’s weekend that will last until Wednesday.  I’m home this weekend therefore and will watch my granddaughter on Saturday evening.  The rest of the time so far is my own so I’ll see what I can catch up on.  Today I’m sewing my geisha bag….I have a lap quilt to finish up…and all kinds of things I want to start to do, including Glenda’s garden tea party project.  I hope by the end of the weekend I’ll be able to show you some of my fruits of labour.  I will be disappointed with me if I don’t. 

Have a lovely evening…I’m off to sew.  Judi

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All In a Week’s Time…

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I don’t know why I seemingly like to do this to myself.   What?   Think of something then procrastinate and then jump in at the last minute.  I knew about this engagement party and that it was THIS weekend.  When do you suppose I decided to go ahead with making this quilt for a present?  THIS week, a couple of days ago of course.   I haven’t even been able to finish the top.  There is more to it than I’m showing.  It won’t be finished for Saturday.  I think I’ll take a picture of what I’ll have done by then and enclose it in the envelope…unless I think of something else I can make faster before then..*grinning*…       Quilt on the Go

The raspberry bushes are full of raspberries ready to ripen.  They were planted the summer Madeline was born just about 4 years ago.  Madeline spritzes them with water and that must be why they are doing so well.

Madeline spritzing raspberry bush

Jack eyed his dad’s dinner plate and then grabbed the most appealing thing on it….a pork chop!  Yum.  It was a humid day which made some lovely curls in his blonde hair.

Yummy Jack..

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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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All Done – Baby Blanket and Jewellery

My Noah’s Arc Baby Quilt/Blanket which is a custom order is finished.  The size is 32″x37.5 of cute faces and bright colours and sure to be entertaining for the new little baby boy, for who this is made, as he gets older.   In the meantime he’ll be snuggly in it.  I’ll post the pictures into my pinkdaisies etsy shop and take a custom order for another one much like this one.

I made some jewellery using beautiful Swarovski crystals that will go into the shop also.   Topaz coloured Swarovski crystals sparkle in this bracelet and earrings complemented by topaz czech crystals.    Swarovski Crystal set handmade

This is a  pink and deep purple Swarovski crystal necklace and earrings.  I’m sure it will dress up a wedding occasion, a special outfit or a simple day.  It is so feminine and sparkly.  I think that those sparkly crystals are so versatile for special occasion and any day.    Swarovski crystal jewellery set

I love the look of these tear-drop glass beads because they look frosted and I’ve coordinated 3 colours for a bracelet and earrings that I think would be fun to wear.   Check them out at pinkdisies. and tell me what you think.        Drop glass earrings and bracelet

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