giveaway, sewing

And the winner is…..

By randomness at random.org……number 62!!!!

Mary from Mary on Lake Pulaski you are the winner!!
Her winning comment:

Congratulations on winning the wallet and ponytail holders Mary!  I sent you an email, can’t wait to hear from you!

A huge thanks to everyone for entering, I really loved reading all your comments.  Some great Christmas gift ideas out there.  Please stop by once in a while and see what I’ll be up to next!  Be sure to check out the wallet tutorial and make one (or a bunch!).

embroidery, sewing

Kitty Pocket

I’d been dreaming up this idea in my head for a while after buying these cute red pants for $1 at a rummage sale.  I didn’t realize when I bought them that they didn’t have pockets in the back.  I thought it looked kind of silly and came up with a quick fix.  Hello Kitty pockets!  Natalie is in love with pockets of course, what 3 year old isn’t?  Since I grew up with Hello Kitty I couldn’t resist.

To make the pocket I traced a simple image of Hello Kitty to make the pattern.  I used white linen (two layers) and lined the pocket with red fabric with tiny red hearts.  I embroidered the face on the kitty and added the bow by using some ribbon.  Then I stitched the whole thing on the pants, a little tricky, but not too bad. 

sewing

Apple Gadget and some instant gratification

Check this out, your next must have kitchen gadget.  It’s one of the most amazing things ever – if you like apples that is (of course it can be used for pears, and possibly other things as well).  My mom had gotten me this last fall and we LOVE it!  It’s so easy, it literally takes about 10 seconds to peel, core, and slice an apple!  I think it cost around $12, so it’s pretty reasonable, too.  If you like baking with apples or just eating them without all that work, this is your thing. 

From this:

To this:
The funny part is that when I used it today miss picky decided that eating the peel wasn’t so bad after all.  Go figure.

And for some instant gratification – a super quick project, a pillow case.  Natalie is going to pre-school a couple days a week and needs a pillow for naptime.  She picked out the outrageous Dora fabric (yes, I tried to convince her to use some fabric I liked, but you know how that goes).  I think it turned out pretty cute for 15 minutes.  It’s one of those travel size pillows, $5 at target, nice.  I did the back envelope style, but added some snaps so it would stay shut.  I got away with using just a 1/2 yard.  Done.