Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tatted Fall Leaf Pillow!!

The fall leaf on this pillow was made by Dove Country tatting. I would really love to tat. I did get a DVD to try and teach myself, now if only I could find the time to learn. I wanted to learn how to tat after my grandmother talked about her mother trying to teach her to tat when she was a little girl and she could never get the hang of it. My grandmother said crocheting was her calling not tatting. So it got stuck in my head as one of those things I should try to learn. 

So I saw these beautiful leaves by Dove Country and had to get them and decided to make a pillow using one!! I really like how it came out!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Basement Flooded!!

Here is where all the water came in. It began to fill the window well we were using 5 gallon buckets to keep the water level down on Thursday night and it worked. But to much rain came on Friday morning and we were so tired and the water came so fast we couldn't keep up and it literally burst one side of the window.
 All the water just came rushing in all I could do was run and get everything up as high as possible or upstairs. The carpet was ruined so we began pulling it up once the water level got down. Which was 2 days later because it kept raining all weekend even on Monday.

 Instead of caring the carpet upstairs and outside, we began loading the window well that was perfectly fine with the carpet and then pulling it out from outside to the dumpster.
 My craft room still has to get the carpet pulled out. I'm sure that will get done tomorrow. Talk about exhausting.

We put a sump pump in the window well to help with future flooding. We are having the window looked at to get an estimate on replacing it. We are also going to try and sand bag under the deck in this area to protect the window from flooding again. We have to make some changes to our back yard also because the neighbors behind us and next to us are elevated higher than us and all their water is filling the area in front of our bedroom like a pond and dumping right into that window well. So we have got to get that fixed before anymore rain comes.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pin It Blog Hop!! and Giveaway!!

I Love all the Blog Hops!! Thanks to Madame Samm of "Sew We Quilt" for all the super fun Blog Hops!! I always see so many beautiful creations that inspire me!! Kristen King of "Meadowbrook" is our super inspiring host. I was so excited to see what everyone created for the Pin It Blog Hop!!

I really loved this ice cream cone and had wanted to turn it into a pincushion. It sat on a shelf for about 2 years. I guess it was waiting for this blog hop!!

The mummy was a planter pot I had got as a gift from my kids one year so I thought I would turn it into a pincushion also!! Perfect to sit on my sewing table for Halloween!!

Then I thought, my Jack-O-Lantern would make a great pincushion or a great Giveaway!! Just leave a comment here and for an extra chance on Facebook!!

Here are the other super creative ladies posting today!!

Halloween Bucket of Ghosts and Bats!!

I got this bucket it was actually purple but I primmed it up a bit. I added some black felt to the bat cut out and then made some bats out of the felt. I got some twigs out of the yard to make my scary tree and of course some spooky ghosts!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Candy Corn Pillow!!

I really like this stripe green and orange fabric, it just screamed Halloween to me. I sewed the strips together and cut out my candy corns. I hand stitched it to the pillow for a more home made feel. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Witch Boots Pillow!!

I made this new witch boots pillow!! I appliqued her tights and boots. Love this fabric with witch accessories all over it!! I used shear fabric for her skirt and added this hand painted "brew" tag!!