Jul 24, 2010

Learning to Sew some bags

The last couple weeks I have been trying my hand at sewing some bags.

I used a pattern to make this bag for my FMIL:

I made this small bag for my sister using the tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew!.  I used her Simple Party Clutch tutorial to make it.

They both loved them!!! It was so easy to make the simple party clutch that I made 3 more for some friends and family.  I still need to learn to better use the sewing machine and to make the stitching straight. Here are some pictures:

Jul 20, 2010

Digi Stamp Challenge Card

Tonight I made the card using the free challenge digi stamp from Stretch N' Bubbles Shop.

I used some pink card-stock and crayons to make the card.

If you want to join the Challenge head over to http://snbshop.blogspot.com/

Jul 14, 2010

Tomatoes are Starting to Ripen!!!!

I am sooo excited!! My early bloom tomatoes are starting to turn red!!! Here are some pictures of the ones that are almost ready to be picked.

I might be able to bring some with me to Chicago this weekend.  I am going to see my sis and future parents in law.   We are going to a bridal show in the Chicago area on Sunday to look for some more ideas. 

I am in the process of finishing up some more Avatar MTC files and will post them as I finish fixing the problems.  

Until next time, have a great day!

Jul 11, 2010

Interesting Bee and A Card

I had a day off this week, so I did some yard work and look up at  the window.  I saw Clint looking at me work while he slept.

Then while I was watering my tomatoes, I saw a weird looking bumble bee.  I got  some pictures but they aren't to good.  I think it might be a bumble bee queen from the hive we have near our garage.
Here are the pictures I got of the large bumble bee:

All of a sudden it started to rain, so I came inside and made some cards using the free challenge digi stamp from Stretch N' Bubbles Shop

I made one using the paint option in Illustrator and the other using colored pencils.

Here are some close-ups of the computer colored digi:

Here are some close-ups of the color penciled image:

If you want to join the Challenge head over to http://snbshop.blogspot.com/

Jul 7, 2010

Some Gardening and some Cards

It has been a very hot week.  It is suppose to be about 95 today again. I planted a garden at the beginning of June and with all of the rain and hot weather we have gotten in the last month it has grown a lot.  Here are some pictures of the plants in my raised bed in June:

Here is a picture of the tomatoes in the bed:
Here are the herbs I planted:
I also planted some early bloom tomatoes on the side of the house. Here is what they looked like in June:
So in June all my plants were young and had  few small tomatoes.  Now in July that is a different story, here are some pictures of the plants today.

An overall view of the raised bed: 

As you can see, the tomato plants have grown a lot.

Here is a close-up of some of the tomatoes I have growing:

I am sooo excited to have some home-grown tomatoes soon.

My herbs have also grown a lot:

The tomatoes on the side of the house are also growing and should be ripe soon.
We also have some cherry tomatoes growing on our porch in hanging baskets.  The cherry tomatoes are starting to grow and ripen.  I love fresh tomatoes and wish I had more time to have a larger garden. 

Enough about my garden now onto some cards I did for father's day.
My father is huge METS fan so for father's day, I sent him this card which he loved.

For my FFIL, since he loves trains I made him this card.

I used some free coloring pages to create these two cards.  I am not sure if anyone wants the files but here they are as MTC files.  If you want it in SVG just let me know and I will post it.

METS card: MTC File

Train card: MTC File

Jul 3, 2010

Free MTC/SVG File: Katara

Here is a cut file I have been working on.  Hopefully it cuts well.

SVG File: Click Here

MTC File: Click Here