Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Santa's Workshop Is Now Closed - Here Are the Results!

The following is a Santa plate that I painted this year. I've had the privilege of being invited to join a group of older women who get together at Terri Axness' house to paint once a week. For those of you who are not familiar with Terri, she is a very accomplished artist in our area who has had her paintings made into prints and they are sold for a "pretty penny". Anyway, being the youngest at the age of almost 40 - yikes did I admit that? - is very interesting indeed. These ladies are all much older - and quite talented to boot. One lady is very into painting naked women - she is a crack up! She recently painted Christmas cards with these "ladies" on them. Of course there were Christmas lights in "all the right places". They are definitely comfortable in their own skin and have no problem expressing their opinions! I'll have to blog about some of my adventures with these "seasoned" ladies! Anyway - here is the plate:

Most of the sewing you see above (the applique) are from "Art to Heart". This company is truly my fav when it comes to these cutsie type applique and quilting projects.

Ok - your turn gals (and guys?) - share your talents!

Sweet Little Gift

One of the things I made this Christmas is a crayon roll that I found using the tutorial from Skip To My Lou. These are so cute and very easy to make. I still have two more to make for Byron and Ayden. They are so handy to take with you on car trips, in restaurants, etc. I also thought they would be cute little favors for birthday parties.

Let's sew sisters!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Wishes

Over this busy holiday season I have been absent on the blog - lets get back into the swing of things with a Christmas Wish from the Flanagan Household to all you - we love you!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Monster Affair

Jill came to sew something for her boys for Christmas. Byron loves that movie, Monsters Inc., and Jill had ordered a couple of hand made monsters from a lady on Etsy. However, they were in pretty bad shape when she got them so she decided that she would make her own pattern and sew them herself. She did a great job. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that she has hardly any experience sewing. She just plunges in and this is what happens. Success!

Two silly monsters finished. She used a combination of rice and fiber fill. They turned out very soft yet heavy enough to sit alone.

She refused to pose with them. Told me she looked worse than those monsters. Ha! She always looks good.

Closest thing I was able to get was an eyeball. A monster eyeball. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another Year Gone

This is Jill's husband, Wade and his birthday just happens to be today!

He is a Oregon State Police recruit and has been very busy in training.  Here Jill pins his badge on at the initiation ceremony.  Those poor recruits were afraid to crack even a smile. Yep, train em good.

His badge number just happens to be kind of an cool number.

Yes Wade. Try not to smile now.  

Happy Birthday! We are proud of you.