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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fat Quarter Apron

I saw a tutorial here on Prudent Baby to make an apron using a FAT QUARTER.  I have gotten several cute prints on sale for 99¢ at Joann's and was excited to try this cute pattern! Then they announced there was a contest to win a beautiful stack of fat quarters which was just the deadline I needed!  So I took a chance and sent these photos.  I thought it turned out pretty cute and hopefully someone in my family will also like it because it will most likely be a Christmas present. :-) I made the flowers as a pin so it could easily be removed and multiple washings wouldn't be an issue.  Simple, fast, inexpensive, and kind of sewing project!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ohhh the things we do for fun...

We are teaching this to ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE kids next week...from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade! We ask ourselves, what were we thinking? But then the moment comes and it's usually all worth it! These are the memories of Quincy.  These are the moments that bond us together.  These are the activities that make us laugh and get us through the stressful times.  Sure they cause some stress of their own, but these are the moments that make us who we are!  This is just our 'tutorial' video for kids to watch at home and practice before the big fundraiser game with the Harlem Wizards!  Half-time entertainment at its best! :-)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

If you are into inexpensive and fun sewing ideas you should check out this book! There are some really cute projects that you can try without the fear that you are going to ruin expensive fabric.  Start saving those T-shirts!

Quincy "Quaft" Night

When you work in an elementary school the little things bring smiles.  So sure we go a little overboard with the alliteration sometimes! This was just one title for this fun evening...the other one went something like Free Fall Friday Fun  making Fabric Flowers with Fabulous Female Friends! I had so much fun shopping for supplies and planning the projects to inspire everyone to join in on my new addiction. We made flower pins and clips and a few even left with a cute little scarf using ruffles and flowers.  I was so thrilled when the response was, "When are we gonna do this again?!" It was one of those great nights that we all feel like we don't have time for in the middle of the week, but they are so great for the soul. Thanks for coming girls!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Maize in Montana: Frayed Flower

Maize in Montana: Frayed Flower: "You'll need a strip of fabric, needle and thread, scissors, button and a pin back (can also use a large safety pin).Pick out some fabric you..."

hey jen renee: fabric flower tutorial

I've been addicted to reading blogs about sewing projects!  There are so many great ideas out there with helpful instructions and (the best part) color photos!  Check out this great post at hey jen renee: fabric flower tutorial: "So, you may have noticed the flowers this spring. They're popping up all over the place. Fabric flowers on headbands and hair clips and ribb..."