Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Shopping & FNSI finishes

It's Saturday afternoon here, and I am enjoying a silent house for a bit while nursing a headache. (Where did THAT come from? Grrr!) While the kids are gone, I need to finish up some last minute things, or it will be late nights at the sewing machine for me this week. ... On to more cheerful news! I spent the morning/afternoon shopping with my mom and sister-in-law. I did manage to buy some neat gifts, but when I got home, I realized I had also picked up a lot of things for myself here and there. (Am I the only one?) My loot for the day:

 I just could NOT resist these adorable POLKA DOT embroidery scissors! I love all things polka dot, and didn't have a pair of embroidery scissors (not that I embroider) SO, it all added up in my head. And this lovely charm pack of Moda Adoring to accent some planned stockings. :o)
The whole point of a trip to the fabric shop was to get bobbins, yep there they are! Burt's Bees has some new *flavors* I have yet to try, so I NEEDED that, being winter and all. More flat pins, and some Twill tape... saw a great idea for making your own labels.
I raided the scrap bin while at JoAnn's and found that great paw print flannel which is perfect for the lining of the next journal cover on my to-to-list. My daughter will love it! A little nursery print for some planned NICU blankets, and that awesome giant ric-rac I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. All in all, they were great bargains, a few dollars here, a few more there. When I got home I was like *oops* that's a lot of little things!

NOW! FNSI finishes!

A striped green journal cover for daughter #1. I hope to make a matching pen/pencil roll to match before the big day, too.

A cute repro-print pillow cover... My first! I have another almost finished just like this and eventually they will grace my bed, and not the red couch. ;o)

That was my Friday in pictures. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend, and if I'm not back before the big guy arrives... Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! :o) 


Anonymous said...

OMG - LOVE your polka dot scissors - I'm polka dot crazy and those are just the best! Fab makes - the journal cover is lovely and the cushion is very pretty.

Best wishes for a very merry Christmas x

dooddles said...

Oh Michelle! This picture does nothing for the actual cuteness of those scissors. The next time I am at that particular store, if they have any left I will pick you up a pair. True story! :o) From one polka dot crazy gal to another! Hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas!

Anonymous said...

The comp book cover is adorable. I have it on my list to make one for my niece! Great job!