Friday, November 30, 2012

Busy Busy....

So my latest project is blankets for my kids for Christmas.  I am happy to report that I have 2 of three completed.  The best part is I actually dragged out my Embroidery Sewing machine and gave it a whirl (I know it's been sitting since before my boys were born, so it was about time!).  Problem #1 my computer that had all my embroidery files was long gone.  So I began a three evening search through backup files and guess what I found them!  How exciting is that!  Not that I used any of those anyway, I ended up purchasing a couple of Cars images for the boys blankets anyway.

I survived the first two with only minor mishaps.  #1 do not put your finger under a moving presser foot, it may cause injury.  Funny how I laughed when reading the instructions whenever they stated not to put hands etc in certain places for fear of injury.  Thats what I get for laughing! :)  #2 Check the bobbin thread before starting.  My machine is kind enough to display a message when you are low, nice, too bad I am usually in the middle of something at the time!  Well usually it isn't a big deal but  I ran out on the outline step of the Mater image below.  I thought no big deal... I can do this.  I was careful not to bump the embroidery arm and I was all set (after I figured out how to wind the bobbin... hey it's been at least 8 years since I used it!).  I go to put the hoop back in and I knocked the hoop off the fabric.  I did manage to get it close but not quite where it was before.  I am just happy that I almost got it! :)  Just a couple of little gaps that if you aren't paying attention you won't see, hopefully! :)  Anyway here are some pics!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Colouring Today! (finally)

Here are a couple of the things I coloured today, hoping to actually create cards tomorrow possibly!  I had lots of fun as I was able to spend the day colouring with my girl.  I also enjoyed having a nice warm fireplace keeping us warm in the basement! :)   I think my favourite is the blue Magnolia one, what's yours?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Busy busy...

Well it seems that I can somehow keep myself out of trouble... my latest project is for my boys Grade 2 class.  This one was a lot of fun with a bunch of teeny glued bits!   I created 27, 2 layered School, Family, I Belong and one for each name in the class.  I was going to use my Cricut then decided to stick with the Silhouette for this one.  I even found some little pictures that I used the print & cut feature to create some little images for the Teacher.  I love both my Cricut and Silhouette but I really really like the print & cut feature on the Silhouette.  It works great and I can use any image I have!

In the crafting department I have also been collecting more stuff but not finding the time to use it.  I am hoping to get going on my Christmas Cards, maybe this weekend I will have some colouring to post!

We seemed to have received about a foot of snow today at our house.  So if you are in the area drive safely!