Where to begin? I've gone nearly another week between posts! I'm afraid I've been a slacker blogger of late. I'm sorry. I promise to get my blogging act together! So what have I been doing this past week? Well, besides the
torture, I mean, physical therapy, I organized a birthday party for my now seven year old daughter! The party was a success...even the cheetah print cakes! I also got a bit of sewing done. I completed a couple of projects for my Craftaholics Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange partner. Unfortunately, I can't show you what I made for her just yet, but I can show you a few other sewing gifts I've made this past week. Be sure to check out all the handmade gifts exchanged at Craftaholics Anonymous in the coming weeks! My partner should be receiving her gifts soon! I hope she loves them! I can't wait to see what she has made for me, too!
|A Fairy Journal Cover|
|Spaceship Ear Bud Case|
|Spaceship Ear Bud Case (back view)|
I made the Fairy Journal cover for my friend, Molly. (I hope she isn't reading this post!) I used TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) to transfer the fairy image. I must say, I was pretty impressed with TAP. The image transferred to the canvas fabric perfectly! I embellished the image using beads and embroidery. I made the ear bud case for her little boy, Tucker. I found the pattern and tutorial for the case at Dog Under My Desk blog via Craft Gossip. I think it turned out cute and it was really easy, and quick, to sew. These are great for using up fabric scraps and would make great stocking stuffers, too!
For all you readers in the United States, have a terrific Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and of course pumpkin pie! I made a "practice" pie a few days ago...
I also made a fantastic meal of chicken and dumplings this week. The recipe would also be great for your leftover turkey.
I leave you with my mom's recipe for awesome dumplings:
1/2 cup milk
flour until stiff
Drop in boiling soup and cook for about 15 minutes