Friday, July 30, 2010

What I've been doing

for the past few days...working on John Deere stuff.  I made a few more loopie blankets and decided to make a little soft tractor to go along with them.  I put a little crackle paper inside for that extra little bit of interest...

Monday, July 26, 2010

John Deere girly tote bag...

I have to give it up to hubby, he thought of this when he was at Joanns with me...good idea!  I've already sold two!  Love the lime and pink!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

John Deere baby stuff!

Today I made this super cute John Deere baby blanket!  It is flannel JD print, with yellow fleece on the back.  It's 28x38, and so cuddly!  I also made a baby girl JD loopie!!  More to follow...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

new stuff

Took a little trip to Joanns today...only had a few things on my list, but you know how that goes...they were having a good sale, and hubby had a great idea for something for me to make...of course I had to buy more ribbon and a ton of buttons!  Maybe tomorrow I'll have some pics!  I get so excited to get new stuff!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

another large tote...

I really like this oversize tote I made for my step-sister, Shanda.   The bright butterfly print is so pretty!  It has a black lining, a side pocket, lots of interior pockets, and a silver magnetic snap closure.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Herbal flea/tick collars and bandanas

In the spring, I started noticing that insects were very bad, and I had found a couple of ticks on my inside doggie, Zeus, just from running out to potty.  After reading online that lavender could be used as a natural flea deterrent, I decided to roll them into a cloth bandana, to see if it would help.  Zeus never got the first flea, and as an added bonus, we saw a marked difference in his behaviour.  He calmed down!!  However, he did get another tick or, after more research, I used a combination of essential oils on a new collar/bandana, and he has not had a tick since.  The new combo is supposed to keep away all insects, including mosquitos and flies.  I am selling these for $5, and they will last around 90 days, about the same as a regular flea/tick collar.  I have read that they do not work well for cats, apparently cats are sensitive to essential oils, but in my experience it works very well for a dog!  I make them as a collar or a bandana, for those doggies who don't like bandanas!

and so it begins...

Today hubby and I registered and had orientation for our college classes.  I am carrying a full load, so this should be interesting.  I hope it doesn't cut into my sewing time too much, LOL.  Yesterday I made 7 new taggie blankets.  I want to attach pacie holders, but haven't found any affordable options yet.  Will keep searching ebay till I find something.  I have lots of ideas swimming around in my brain for new monsters...maybe I'll start on those later...after spending half the day at the college, this old brain is a little tapped out.  ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yes, I am a Slacker...

I know most bloggers post daily, but since I lost my job, I'm busier than ever!  Lots of sewing...lots of custom orders.  I am going to just post a bunch of random pics, so you can see a little of what I've been up to.  I have SOOOO many ideas in my head about things I want to make, and there just aren't enough hours in the day.  Hubby and I will both start school in the fall, so time will be even more difficult to find, I'm afraid.  Anyway, for those who are are a few things, and I promise to TRY to do better in the future.  :)