Friday, May 14, 2010

Sew many books?

Show us your life today was favorite books...

I read a lot so It was a very hard to pick just a few.
First off when I was younger I was obsessed with,
The BabySitters Club
Girl Talk

and Sweet Valley High

When the bookfair would come to school it was like Christmas. I would beg and plead and throw myself on the ground and declare that I would just DIE if I didn't get the books that I wanted! Needless to say when we cleaned out my storage unit of childhood memories there was a ton of boxes of nothing but books!
Now my favorites include,
Any and everything Nora Roberts
Any and everything James Patterson.. with a emphasis on the Women't Murder Club series

Jen Lanchaster--she is flipping hilarous

Twilight series.. I am guilty of loving them-don't judge

Donald Miller--Blue Like Jazz

Cecilia Ahren- P.S. I Love you & Rosie Dunn

Francine Rivers Redeaming love--AMAZING!!

Allison Winn Scotch--Time of my Life

Next up I had our sewing class last night.. I think I have caught the sewing bug.

I am very thankful for JLO's friend Jamia. Starting off she was like well... how far along are you ladies? She then looked down at Jenni's machine--still the the Styrofoam that it came packaged in and laughed.. So, we started from the beginning!

After threading the bobbin (if i spelled it wrong-sorry) and then treading the needle we started with something simple. Burp Cloths.

This is Jenni McCarthy's sewing kit.. with NADA in it!

We then had to cut out our fabric.. i couldn't help but laugh out loud at how clueless JWOW and I were. She actually had to give us some instruction on how to measure & cute the fabric properly. Jenni from the block was getting a little over whelmed.
This cool stuff was all Jamia's

very focused!
The rest of it was pretty easy.. and by easy I mean I understood the concept, but will really have to work super had to sew in a straight line.

My finished product...
Here is what Jamia made...
You can buy stuff from her.. one of these days.. I am going to be a stay at home mom and make cute stuff like this..

I came home and showed hubs what I had made.. first thing out of his mouth was when can you make me a backpack? Or maybe a blanket?

Then after he studied my burp cloth he said.. when will you be good enough to sell these?
Ahhh my husband the entrepreneur.

Today OA&L and I spent our lunch hour at Hobby Lobby. We both walked around with this star-crazed look on out face with glassy eyes. We both got it in to our heads that we might as well just call each other Martha 1 and Martha 2 cause we are THAT good of sewers now. We also developed the visions of grandure and decided we could make all these elaborate projects... So after walking around the aisles trying to decide what all we were going to make, we finally figured that we might as well make the same project since we could combine forces and make the decisions together! We decided to make taggies.. we heard they were easy, and hey we are martha one and martha two so anything is possible with us sewing machines..

30 bucks later we have a project, only problem?

We have all types of fabric with no tools to make it!
Rotary Cutter recomendations anyone?

Well she is ahving a give-a-way and I wanna win, so go enter and if you win.. give it to me??


Picklebugmuffinsmommy said...

how cute!! I wish I could take sewing classes!

Sarah @ 365 Glimpses of John Parker said...

I forgot all about Sweet Valley High! Thanks for that flashback! :)

Alison said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Kelly's. I loved BSC and SVH too. Did you watch Women's Murder Club before it was cancelled?

I have a schnauzer 'baby' too! :)

Alison said...

I was so upset too when WMC was cancelled but I only knew two other people that watched it. I'm getting back into sewing after several years (longer than I'd like to admit!). I'm interested to see what you make so I'm your newest follower! :)

Paige said...

Love the books you listed! I just got a sewing machine too and want to take a class. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Have a wonderful week!