Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome 2010!

Wanted to wish all my blogland friends a very Happy New Year!!

I sincerely hope you all have a joyous, healthy and prosperous 2010.

Reading creative blogs has been a fun and happy part of my life over the past year. I have also enjoyed using this blog as a way to keep track of all the creative things I have been busy with. I know my posting has slowed a bit, but I am grateful to all of those who have stuck with me. I appreciate so much all the kind comments, and your interest in my endeavours.

I was reminiscing today, looking at photos from 2009. To be honest I had completely forgotten about some of the things I have made! I picked some of my favorites and thought I'd share them again, I guess you could say "the year in review" ;)

If you celebrate tonight be safe! It will be a quiet one here, my boy has strep throat =( but we will watch fireworks off the back patio. Here in Florida, people shoot fireworks for every holiday! LOL

Take care and see ya next year! xoxo

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Carrie's Christmas Workshop

I have been a busy elf for the past month! I am really trying to make all my gifts this year, well, except for the men in the family....they just don't seem to be interested in all my crafty things...

I have been sewing, sewing, sewing, with some more sewing still to do but I wanted to post some pics of some of what I've made so far.

My awesome Mommie gave me a Moda Jellyroll, and yardage of Mary Engelbreit Christmas fabric and I used it all up and made...

Purses big and small and quilted covered journals:

I had just enough of the strips left to cover these Christmas journals I found at Michael's.
There is a tutorial for covering journals at MODA BAKESHOP.

Those last little purses are so cute and easy to make!! Find the tutorial for personal use HERE.
The pattern does not call for quilted fabric, I just chose to use fabric I had quilted =)

Then I made some fabric covered monogrammed 2010 day planners.

These day planners came from Michael's, and they have a nice cardboard cover, and fit in your purse and were only $1! I used the NO-Sew HeatNBond to attach the letters, and they will be stuck for good...

Then for the dogs lovers I bought some new leashes that have reflective threads weaved into them, and added bows and attached via split ring, little fabric bags to hold the plastic bags we need to take with us.

This is one for my friend Frannie who loves Mickey so much her beloved pooch is named Mickey =)

I still have several bags to finish and some other goodies to bake...wish me luck because I NEED it!! My first holiday guests arrive Saturday!