Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sewing with Amy!

Hello Bloggers! I have been playing with my newest toy - the Janome Sew Mini!! It's so easy to use and lightweight. I keep it under my desk and just place it on my desk when I need it. Love it!

So here is a little something I made last night. I got the idea from watching ScrapTime videos from CHA-Summer. I noticed that lots of scrapbook companies would make garlands out of die cut shapes such as circles or butterflies and stitch them together to form a long chain. They would hang them all around their booths to display their newest papers.

So that got me to thinking.... I could do that same thing with holiday shapes! So I used my Cricut to cut out several different leaf shapes. I used a pattern paper and two different cardstocks. I stamped the yellow cardstock leaves and embossed the dark brown cardstock leaves. I decided to back my garland with a ribbon to make it a bit sturdier.

I'm currently working on a Christmas garland! I'll post that one when it's done.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Playing catch up!

Hello Bloggers! Wow. Didn't realize it has been so long since I last blogged. Let's see... in the last month we went to the county fair (I was a bad scrapbooker - I didn't even take a camera!), went to see Mary Poppins for Wendy's birthday, helped with the church Fall consignment sale, attended a neighborhood block party, went to Disney, had my 17th wedding anniversary, and went on a field trip with Gabe's class to the Schele Museum. So it's been just a little busy around here.

I did remember to take my camera with us to Disney.  Our first day we went to the Magic Kingdom and stayed all day long. We had so much fun! And the day ended with a surprise visit with Mickey and Minnie!
A few of my favorite moments.

And a few of my favorite places!

I also had my camera with me on the field trip to the Schele Museum. This was our first time there and it was very fun. The kids learned about the Native Americans that first lived in this area in a very interesting presentation. We also go to see Pirates and all kinds of animals.

Next up is Halloween! Drew will be going shooting with his uncle instead of Trick or Treating this year. Jeff, Gabe and I will be participating in Trunk or Treat at the church. We are really looking forward to that! I'll be sure to post pictures!! Before next year, hopefully!