Sunday, March 30, 2008

Whine or Wine..You choose.

5 Pretty Maidens all in a row.

I have a huge bin full of scrap fabric and had been wanting to do something with these leftover lovelies. Aha, scrap use # 102-Wine bags.
I had found a tutorial last year and used my memory to reconstruct these "scrappy" bags. I tweaked the measurements a bit but the bag is expertly tailored to fit a 750mL bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz.

I enjoy giving my handiwork as gifts and thought-make a wine tasting set (4 numbered wine bags, 1 bottle of wine cheap wine ($2.99 Foxbrook Merlot;the girls can buy the rest, AND a set of wine tasting scorecards.) Depending on the recipient, you could also throw in a wine topper, some glass markers, and Pier 1 wineglasses.

I got out my trusty Microsoft Office program and created the scorecards which I thought I would share.

Stick some cardstock in your printer-hit print and you've got yourself a gift or your very own party.

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. " -Florence Nightingale

That Florence, one smart lady. Thank you, universe, for the encouragement. (And thank you Florence, for your words.)

The sun is shining today which seems to seep into those dark spaces that winter creates. It's Friday, which is probably my favorite day of the week, and it hasn't disappointed me yet.

I ordered this fabric from Sew!Mama!Sew! a.) because I can see it used to upholster a fantastic, raggedy, antique chair in my dream beach house and b.)if my senses aren't failing me; these beachy, nauticalesque prints are a hot trend these days. I knew something good could come from a yard or two of this.

Can I say that I have ordered fabric from other on-line retailers and this place has the best presentation. The fabric comes wrapped in twill tape bow, includes an idea card of creations, and includes a little goodie with my order. In this case, the red ribbon used to close this tote is courtesy of Sew!Mama!Sew!. Thank you, too!

Spent the afternoon creating this tote...I love how the fabrics blend and I experimented with some heavy duty interfacing-which makes this bag sturdy and able to stand by itself. For creating my own pattern, I think it turned out well. Off to enjoy the sun, and meet the kids at the bus stop. Ahhh, the life..(if only for today.)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Another Weekend-Where did it Go??

Happy Sunday. I'm never ceased to be amazed at how fast the weekends go and how long the week drags on. I never seem to have enough time.
I came across the webite French General and Kaari Meng, a bead and jewelery guru, has come up with a fantastic (or in my opinion) concept to mourn, to stop everything, and appreciate what has gone. Yes, a little Addam's Familyish, but I do mourn the loss of my weekends and if donning a deep, shiny bauble can help make the impending doom of Monday a little better-well, I'm all for it.
I'm not a paid sponsor nor do I know this talented woman but a stop to her site shows that she has a serious eye for beauty!
Life lesson: Stop, breathe, and although Monday looms-stop wasting your life fretting about tomorrow.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sew Too Much Saturday

My name is Rebekah. I am an addict.

This addiction of mine-to create anything and everything interesting that I come across-keeps my mind buzzing, my hands (I'm down one, so my hand-sorry) busy, and it does make make me feel crazy sometimes. I can't sleep (or concentrate) on anything else until I have mastered the creation. Can you say freaky girl?

I spent the major part of yesterday hunched over my sewing machine churning out goodies. I ordered this great little pattern for an apron (which I would love to make into a little sundress, but I must hone my seamstress skills before I tackle.) by Montessori by Hand and could think of nothing more than whipping this adorable little thing together.

I also tackled this little bag tutorial that I found a out there in cyber space from Mama's pocketbook. I loved this fabric and it called to be a tote.