Saturday, November 30, 2013

Knitting for christmas

Tomorrow is the first Advent, this year I'm not knitting socks, I'm knitting an advent wreath. I love this idea, here you can find a great tutorial, it is in German, but you'll get the idea.

now we can get busy decorating it. .... So warm and fuzzy, it makes you feel good.
Have a great first Advent.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to you all, this is the first Thanksgiving we are spending with our dog Thunder.

While he is waiting for the Turkey to be done, I whipped up some
Sock monkey felt ornaments. You can find the embroidery file free here until Dec. 31st.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Felt ornaments

I fell in love with these ornaments last Christmas and I finally got the embroidery file from Omasplace
I altered it a little because I wanted to make flat felt ornaments to put into my chrisrmas cards.
Have a great day

Gift card holders

Just finished a bunch of these cute gift card holders, this is a facebook freebie from Fivestarfonts, thanks so much for this great embroidery design.
I'm filling mine with chocolate to give away.
Have a great week

Christmas goodies

I can't believe Christmas is less than a month away, I love making little goodies to give away and because I need a lot of them, they need to be inexpensive.
 I found these Lind chocolate bars/sticks ? for a little more than a dollar, they are perfect for just a little something to give. I made gift boxes that are 1 inch square. They are made from cardstock 8,5 inch by 4,5 inch, scored at 1,2,3,4 inches and then on one of the short sides at 3/4 inch.
I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Special day

Happy Sunday,
today was the birthday of a special friend and what better way to show that you care about someone then making a card just for them.
I used my Big shot and Spellbinders dies to make the embossed middle section of the card, the flower is attached with a brad and the rhinestone is glued to the brad.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Meet the newest member of our family.
We went to Petsmart to buy turtle food and walked out with this guy. We don't know how old he is, but he is a great guy.  He are having a lot of fun with him.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine
Happy Halloween
I hope you had a fun Halloween. I made these mini milk carton treats for our neighbors.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Thursday, April 11, 2013

...finally it is warm outside
... the perfect weather to go for a walk and taste some fresh grass :)

..some last snapshots before I took the easter decorations down.

..but this means summer is coming... :) and hopefully some more time for sewing.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Easter treats

Easter is approaching fast and what
would easter be without some fun treats.

I'll be making lot of these  before the boys eat all the candy.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spellbinders organized

Yesterday I splurged a little on an organizer for my Spellbinder dies, I love using these, but they come on  cards with strong double sided tape and are not easy to remove.
I found out pretty quickly that this organizer is not going very far, it only comes with 3 magnet sheets and the extra sheets are not sold at this store.

...but I came up with a better way. I removed the tape from the back of the card that the dies come in, then I added 3 strips of magnetic tape and put the card into a page protector made of clear plastic (cut in half) This worked great, the cards fit into the organizer box and I did not have to spend more money on the magnetic inserts.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Ikea craft room makeover

My embroidery machines finally needed a better home.On our last trip to Ikea, I saw this white Hemnes dresser and got inspired, it is solid enough to hold the embroidery machines and I love the hight of the dresser, perfect for sewing and it has plenty of storage for thread, stabilizer and fabric.

There are soo many great ideas on the internet about Ikea craft room makeovers, I think this is not the endI love the way the dresser turned out as a home for my embroidery machines, I can't wait for our next trip to Ikea.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Friday, February 8, 2013

New little toy for baby boy

Just finished,
a ribbon blanked with 2 stuffed 'softies'
I hid a couple of jingle bells inside the toys.

one side is made of flannel and the other is fleece.

I love these blankies, they are perfect for keeping the binky and toys from falling, just attach them to the blankie.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Sunday, January 6, 2013

sew many things...

... here are some of the things I've been working on,
 these cute snowmen chap stick holders were my favorite stocking stuffer to make this year, they are cute and  come in handy when it's cold outisde.

this is the first of many chap stick holder/wallet from Embroidery garden.

 this is the wallet closed, it is the perfect size for a key chain and holds several cards and cash
these sets of cosmetic bag, mini note book and key strap, were very popular this season, I made a bunch.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine