Monday, October 10, 2011

Hello New Week

Here we are at the beginning of another new week.  Mid October again, and it happened.  I realized that Christmas is only 2 1/2 months away.  I always have such good intentions of starting on my Christmas buying and sewing early, and then wham, it happens.  Mid October, and I haven't even started.  I will be getting my Etsy shop back up and running soon, and I am working on several gifts right now too.   Tonight though, I worked on a project for my daughter Erika.  She had some baskets that she wanted to paint black, and then have some liners made with fabric.  She picked out a pretty leopard print and brought it home to show me.  Then painted all of her baskets black, and tonight I got busy making liners.  I was just going to do one, but then I couldn't stop.  So I did all three, and she wants me to do one more in a companion fabric.    She bought one yard, and I thought that was going to be plenty.  I made the first liner exactly like the liner she had in it.  Making one piece for the bottom, which is sewed to 4 sides, then turning the top down.  But the baskets were all different shapes, so I made the other two differently, with less fabric cuts.  They all turned out cute.
This is the inside of the first one I did, making it just like the liner that was in it previously.
I ran a black sheer ribbon through the casing at the top, but she is going to look for a black lace to use.  I just wanted her to be able to see how it would look all done.
I love the fabric against the black baskets.  She has a neutral/tan sectional, and we are going to make some large leopard print pillows in a slightly different fabric.  Now she wants to learn to sew too, and says Joann's is her new favorite store!!!  Go figure!  I never thought  I would those words from her!!
In other news, I got a fun package in the mail the other day from my friend Dawn who blogs at
Dawn lives "out in the stix" as she says, in a log cabin that she and her husband and son built.  She does a lot of great furniture remakes, and participates in What I Wore Wednesdays and has more shoes than anyone I know!   I often wonder where she goes in all those cute shoes if she lives in the stix.  Dawn does a fair bit of sewing herself, and I was admiring her pretty yellow ruffled scarf recently in her WIWW post and look what she sent me!!
 I can't wait to wear it.  But it probably won't be this week, as we are heading back into the triple digits I hear.  But I do love it, and know I will be wearing it a lot.  THANK YOU Dawn!!!
Yesterday afternoon Mr. G and I went to have a bite to eat at Panera and then walked across the way to see A Dolphin Tale.  What a great movie!  We both thoroughly enjoyed it.  It had a good cast, with Harry Connick Jr., Chris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd, and a couple of cute freckle faced kids that will make you smile, and cry, and clap at the end.  Go see it!  
Here's to a great week everyone!


Lauri said...

Love that scarf! I imagine that will be a favorite through the fall. I made some leopard print basket liners too. I don't know why I am so drawn to animal prints...just can't get enough.

Anonymous said...

Those baskets are soooo cute! What a great idea. I'm just like your daughter. Everytime I go into a fabric store or craft store it makes me itch to be more crafty!!!

I saw that scarf on Dawn's WIWW post & oh it's gorgeous. Lucky You! Have so much fun wearing it this fall and winter. It's truly beautiful :)

Happy Tuesday Friend- Hope it's a good one!

Holly said...

Good Moring Puddin Cup! Love the scarf, it's so you. You look great in yellow! I'll have to check out the blog. The baskets turned out so cute, if you lived closer I'd give you the ones I'm getting rid of. I have baskets in every room of my house for sorting and keeping things organized. Glad you enjoyed the movie.

Kerri said...

How sweet of Dawn to send you that adorable scarf! Aren't blog friends so sweet?! The baskets turned out make sewing look so fast and easy!
Brady is in the middle of reading the Dolphin soon as he finishes the book, we'll go see the movie. He just happened to buy the book last week at the book fair.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Kris, The baskets turned out great and I like the ribbon touch. You sure got on that project fast.
Panera is one of my favorite restaurants. Love the Thai Chicken Salad, could eat it every day.
Wow! the scarf looks great on the form, would definitely need one of those if I try to sell the scarfs. Thanks for the link in your post. Can't wait to see you wear it.

Janna said...

I'm drooling over that scarf! Those baskets are pretty cool too. A girl could find tons of things to store in leoard-lined baskets!

Genn said...

Those baskets turned out really cute!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Mom!!! I LURVE them!!

P.s. I might steal that scarf, fair warning :)

Bethany said...

Make sure you take a pic in the yellow scarf - it looks so buttery and soft and comfy!!!
And who could have thought that baskets could be sexy? but those are!!!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

The baskets turned out adorable. And how great you found a newer sewer to spend time (and money) with. The scarf is beautiful, too.

kpaints said...

Hey there! Such cute your daughter is thrilled mom got liners cute.

Lucky you...lovely how it's made.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

2 1/2 months?! My heart skipped a beat when I read that! Doesn't seem possible! Oh my! Love what you did to the baskets and can't wait to see a pic of you wearing the scarf! Oh and looking forward to seeing what you will paint up with Chalk Paint! How fun!!!!


Debbie said...

Loved the baskets, the scarf, and the movie! Did you tie the liners on with the ribbon, or did you use elastic??

by Teresa said...

What a good mom you are! And what a nice friend you have! I'm going to spend the day working on a newsletter for the Friends of Multnomah Falls. I want to get that done. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, Love seeing the basket liners-so very chic. Christmas, really? We give our kid memberships to the zoo etc so it is easy and covers all the grands-when you have 9 it can get costly.
Such a pretty scarf for you-I know yellow looks beautiful on you.
Have a great afternoon.
Hugs, Noreen

Nicolle said...

Those baskets turned out great! I saw them on your daughter's blog too. I love that yellow scarf. How sweet of your friend to send it to you. AND, the owl pillow below...I LOVE it!

The Garden Bell said...

You truly are the clever one. Those baskets are great fun. I see tons of stash yarn filled to the brim. Love, love the scarf. Still getting things done.

Jennifer said...

Triple digits!! Really??!? I do love that scarf though...and the baskets came out great! I'd sew too (well, maybe) if I had such a good teacher!

deb said...

wowowowo LOVE the baskets...they turned out GREAT!!!
and that scarf....too die for!!!!!!!! does she sell them????
can you beleive this heat:(

Gloria said...

Look absolutely nice dear Kris, gloria

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love that you could whip out your sewing machine and make those liners. I swear I have to learn to sew. I already have a machine but I just literally know nothing about it. You are so full of energy. I am still doing nothing and it is almost 10. I feel guilty but it has been a busy week and I am just hanging out. Okay off to the shower.

Whosyergurl said...

Wow. Look how talented you are! LOVE the scarf!
xo, Cheryl

Jill said...

Dolphin Tale is on our list! :-)
Beautiful scarf!!


Pam said...

The baskets look so cute - you are very talented Kris! Love the new scarf, I'll have to check out Dawn's site. Glad you like the movie, I am taking the kids to see it.

Betsy said...

Hi Kris,

Those basket liners are so cute! I hope you'll show the pillows too.

I'm not sure why the e-mail wouldn't open--sorry about that! I was just answering to your comment on my blog about tea. I'm not English, but do love all things British! Your neighbor sounds so nice. How lucky to have a friend to share teatime with.


Jann Olson said...

Hi Kris,
The baskets turned out so cute. Will look way cool with her sectional. Especially after you bring the animal out in it too! Love the scarf. What a nice friend. Hubby and I went and saw 'Money Ball'. We liked it too. Have been wanting to go see Dolphin Tale. Have a great weekend.