Saturday Sewing Sesh- September/October 2017 plans

We will be doing quite a lot of sewing this year, and we thought we’d share what projects we’re planning for the next several weeks!

With Halloween around the corner, I realized that we’d better start on our costumes!

Our theme this year is Adventure time.

Our project list:

Ice Queen
Ice King
(Banana Guard)
So we took a trip to JoAnn fabrics this weekend with our cousin Jen and her daughter Kylie. (We are also making a Sleeping Beauty costume for Kylie so that’s a little side project… maybe we’ll share that too…)

I think we will tackle Fiona first, since that’s who Roo is being.


We didn’t get any patterns for this because it’s pretty much a shirt and skirt…  So far I grabbed some snuggy white cotton poly blend for the bunny ear hat, and two shades of Green duck for the backpack. And to kill two birds, I got enough for Finn as well.

For the Ice King and Queen, I didn’t grab any material, but I did grab these few patterns.



The King is just a basic robe, so no biggie… but the Queen I’ll have to kinda piece together something out of these two patterns and some imagination.

So that’s my starting point so far. We will keep you updated next Saturday as to how we’re doing or if we’ve made any progress. Lol…

Here’s a link to youtube if you would like to watch us babble about our sewing plans! Yay!

Saturday Sewing Sesh

Join us tuesday for a Doodle video! We will be drawing an Adventure time character!

Who will it be?

Adventure Time Finn 3

Finn, Jake or BMO????


Halloween in November


If you don’t plan to scrapbook any other Halloween, plan to do this years. When has Halloween ever been in November?

I couldn’t help but start with this photo because it’s my favorite. It just… looks like I swiped it out of one of my mom’s old photo albums.

We tricked and treated around Grandma’s neighborhood just for a couple hours in the cccccooolld.  But from the looks of their collections of goodies, we could’ve said we were out all day.

This is mostly made up of Jennie Bowlin stuff.  A think I stole the yellow and grey polka dot paper from a Studio Calico kit…  and the instagram button. I just LOVE that. Even though this photo wasn’t an instagram… it looks like it should’ve been.

Up in the top right corner where the scalloped circle is… well the main purpose of that is to cover up a BOOBOO! lol… I frequently get a little quick with the ink pad and end up dropping it on the paper.  So that’s what happened here, i got a big smudge of brown ink up there and I just didn’t like what it did for the page.  So I just punched out a circle and covered it.

IT’s THURSDAY! my fave day! Except for my head hurtsness…. errgh.
And looking forward to some time with friends tomorrow night!… and the next night…
and… hopefully in there do some Holiday decorating around here!

fitts Mcfinister!



It’s almost my favorite holiday so I am determined to get a head start on costumes this year. 

And I probably would’ve been done with Roo’s last month had my sewing machine not crapped out on me.  So I’m kinda depressed because after the dishwasher, fridge, and computer died…  having my sewing machine follow suit was just the cherry on top of my sundae of despair…

But I have to say despite all that material needless woe, I’ve been pretty chipper lately.  I’ve packed even more activites into my schedule and somehow feel like I’ve gotten more done because of it. It’s like the Jar of stones theory…  Between all those stones you can fit a whole lot of sand!

So this year my daughter is helping me a little with her costume.  She’s being Rapunzel.  No questions… she’s been telling herself and everyone else since April that this is what her Halloween costume will be and the decision has not even been tempted to waver.  Though a part of me is disappointed that my control over her Halloween attire is over already, I’m still going to make sure she’ll be her own little Rapunzel and not wear the same dress all the other little Rapunzel’s will be donning. May not turn out to be the best, but it’ll be something we’ll do together and have fun doing! Image

SO my darling friend Suzanne agreed to let me borrow her sewing machine for the time being, until I can find another, or find some money to buy one. It can probably be fixed, but it may cost more than it would be to buy.  Still have to look into that… but this way, I’m not spending any extra dough at the moment… 

I’m also bummed because my mom and I signed up for a sewing class monday nights and it got canceled due to not enough enrollment.   I was finally gonna have someone show me all the things I’m doing wrong because I never bothered to actually take lessons…  I wanted to.  But time, money, and availability relatively close to home were always an issue.  And again, I was so excited to fine one I didn’t have to travel an hour to… and it’s cancelled!  Maybe that was God saying it would’ve been a waste of time.


Anyway…  so I think I’m just happy because it’s my favorite time of year, and it makes me feel extra giddy and inspired. I have a lot of projects lined up…  but again, hard to share as much with little media progs to work with…  my iphone turned itouch has been my main source of sharing as long as I’m in range of a good source of wi’s and fi’s… 


Any ideas on what to make with that awesome red balloon material?  I’m thinking something for ROo of course… maybe a jumper…  maybe a bag?  I guess it’ll have to wait till after Halloween anyway…