Thursday, September 23, 2010

Play Day

I woke up way too early this morning...4am.  It did allow me to get some of my housework done before I took the girls to school :)  Yesterday, I started making pincushions.  Oh, they are so much fun.  I don't need a pincushion.  But after seeing all the cool kids had pincushions, I had to make one...or two.  My kids love to stuff them.  They get a kick out of pulling the fiberfill out and stuffing it in the fabric.  It amazes them how much can actually fit.  Although I may have put too much in one!



I also made 2 journal covers.  Well, one is totally finished.  The other is halfway finished.  I need to tweak the directions.  The cover came out super tight.  The button closure looks like its about to pop.  I added a pocket for pencils on the inside.  It looks pretty good.

OK. Totally not quilting related.   I put on a dress Sunday for Church and it was too tight.  I have got to lose a little weight.  Maybe if I announce it to the world I might actually do it!  I've seen this button for improve your butt challenge.  So I am jumping in.  There's no more ice cream in the house!  The weather should be cooling off, so I won't have any excuse not to lose weight.  I don't want to be Twiggy, I actually like curves.  I just don't want to buy new pants!

Happy Quilting
Caren


5 comments:

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Hey I like those pin cushions...I've never made any, but they sure look like cute little gifts. About the weight loss: i posted it on my blog and I've lost 22 pounds since. I'm so proud - and if I can do it-you can do it!!!So go for it...The journal covers are nice too...do you have a pattern for those?
Greets Kirsten

Caren Kristine said...

The pincushions are fun and probably addictive. Great job on the 22 pounds! That's incredible. The journal covers are an adaptaion of one I saw on the web. Here's the link http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2010/01/tutorial-composition-book-cover.html

Caren

QuiltSue said...

Cute journal covers. I love the idea of the pocket for a pen.

Julie Fukuda said...

I was going to ask about the journal covers but you answered before I finished reading. One friend in my group made a cover with inside zipper pockets, She said ahe used a pattern but I don't know where she got it in english while living in Japan. I'll have to check out your suggestion. Thanks. ...amd thamks for visiting my blog..

Cheryll said...

I can't believe you got up at 4.ooam!!!! But you did get lot of work done. "goodonya" thats Aussie for Go Girl!
:)