Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Just Won 10 Swag Bucks on

I Just Won 10 Swag Bucks on

I've been doing Swag Bucks just over a month and have earned $20 in Amazon gift certificates!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Disney's Give A Day Get A Day

I went to Joann's today and bought some fleece for the family to make blankets for Project Linus. It's a project I've been wanting us to do anyway, so when I found out it was one of the organizations offering free Disney tickets for volunteering, I figured this was a good time to do it!

Lydia picked out a really cute Strawberry Shortcake fleece for her blanket, then since the other kids didn't think a trip to Joann's sounded like a fun way to spend their day off of school, we picked out everyone else's too. Arminda will be making a zebra blanet, Corey a dinosaur, Brian a hunting dogs blanket and Lydia picked out a cute golf fleece for me to make something with.

It was so much fun picking out things we thought other kids would like. Lydia put a lot of thought into it, and we talked about how nice it will be for the kids to be able to cuddle up in the blankets we made. I was glad that Lydia saw that the free tickets were really secondary to helping out someone else. (although, the free tickets are a very nice bonus!)

I will post some pictures when we get them made.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Time for a change

Like my new background? I thought is was cute too. I found it at Shabby Blogs
The best part? It's called Lydia's Apron!

I just finished sewing up a few things. I am a tester for CarlaC and I just sewed up this adorable springy dress for Lydia. I used SisBooms Casey Scroll in this fabulous pink! I added a sash to the dress. I'll be making more of these! You can buy the pattern at CarlaC's site or on YouCanMakeThis .

Then, yesterday, I made a dress for my niece, Tessa, for her Father Daughter Dance. My sister is a wonderful sewer herself, so I was honored that she asked me to make it!

I used CarlaC's "The Precious Dress" pattern (which I like to think of as "The Lydia" ) unfortunately, the card reader on my computer is not cooperating with me at the moment, so I don't have a picture. I'll update with one as soon as I can. For now, you will have to take my word for it that it was pretty cute!

Edit: My sister uploaded a picture of the dress, so I stole her picture!