20 October 2007

The Crafting Never Ends

At this point you guys must be thinking that all I ever do is sew. Well, to tell you the truth we've had our first vacation week from school so we've just been slacking off all week. It's been fun, but come Monday it's back to the business of learning.


My spoonula and I made this tasty dish last night: an overnight coffee cake that I will never make again due to the 3/4 cup of butter and 1 3/4 cup of sugar the recipe called for. It was good but not healthy!


You may notice the cute pink napkin there. That's my project for today. I have been mulling over making napkins for quite some time and I notice that my girls are constantly wiping their mouths on their shirts even if they have paper napkins so I thought if I made some super cute cloth napkins that they might be more motivated to save their shirts. I took them to Joann's and let Ella pick out the fabric. At first I was horrified by her choice but in the end, I think they make darned cute napkins!


The other thing I'm working on are these totally cute pumpkins I saw Eleanor Burns make on her show Quilt in a Day. It's easy as pie to make, just one seam and some light gathering and stuffing and you're done, basically. I'm going to make at least a dozen of these so that my grandma can sell them at her community's craft fair. I think they can sell them for a couple of dollars a piece and all the proceeds will go to sending children with cancer at the local hospital to a camp to have some fun, a good cause I think. Cute, eh?

8 comments:

Johanna said...

Okay, all the time everyone comments about how much you get done in a day! I usually don't, but oh my gosh! You get a ton done in a day! :) I love the napkins and the pumpkins. I might have to try the pumkins myself. I have been wanting some Thanksgiving stuff. I bought some Thanksgiving embroidery designs that I was going to use on some placemats or a table runner or somehting...Now I have options!

Your coffee cake looks yummy too, but I am with you on the shockingly unhealthy fat and sugar! But, you only live once! :)

Meagan said...

So I love your pumpkin pattern taht you found. I was thinking of trying it myself but I got a little confussed about the directions. Maybe I will ahve to read them a few more times.

Johanna said...

I looked at the link for the pumpkins and didn't see the directions. Help!!

Jo said...

oh i'm sorry. that's just the link to quilt in a day. i looked for directions on her website before and couldn't find them. i'm sorry, i'll put up a short tutorial.

Meagan said...

Oh I found the pattern. Its at http://www.quiltinaday.com/eleanorandcompany/freepattern/ at the very bottom. You can also get to it by going to the quilt in a day link that Jo included and go to free downloads. It is at the bottom with the icon of a pumpkin. I just had a hard time figuring out the steps cause it seems like they left some out.

Also found a cool Christmas stocking on there that could be made as it is, or easily changed into ones like Joanna made a few years ago. Hmm, thinking about making some of both of those.

Jo said...

i think the pattern is complete. i put a link now. you're right it's at the bottom. i just used postal twine for the jute, whatever jute is.

Kainoa said...

Coffee cake looks yummy! May just try to make it even though it does have a lot of butter and sugar, you only live once rght??!! I LOVE the pumpkins, they are SO great! My mom would love those, I will have to make her some, thanks for the idea!

Johanna said...

Thanks for the updated link - I found it now!