Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Blessing in disguise, sewing fun and weekend plans


Remember the countertop I mentioned here?


 

Well, guess where the old and 'damaged' one ended up?


 



 

Yep! Guess I shouldn't complain at having to spend that extra cash, now should I?
I'm definitely lovin' it!  It helps my back even more so - the less I have to stoop, the better off my back is!  Not to mention the extra few inches it added to the width of my existing cutting table!


 

My 23-year-old son was home over the Easter break and saw some of the boy clothes I've recently listed in my Etsy shop.


 



 



 
Here's a shirt I made for my 7 year old nephew in Montana for his birthday next week.
 

I used a tutorial by Mud Puddles and Daisies to make him a 'matching' wallet - my sewing is pretty rugged on it, but it will serve the purpose.
Anyway, my son decided he wanted a shirt with a tie like that.  It was a bit of a surprise considering I really didn't think he'd ever want to wear something homemade, but he was serious!  He even picked out his colors!
So, this is what I came up with....he put it on as soon as he got it and sent me this picture


 
 

Charming!  He had called me earlier in the week to see if I was done making his shirt - said he wanted to wear it to church on Sunday!  :)  Now his roomie wants one, too!!
I planned to do some house cleaning and a bit of yard work today because the weather is beautiful and the house is empty ~ I can't stand cleaning house with people in it!
But, my back is not cooperating today so I will probably find myself in front of the sewing machine in a little bit until I feel better.
We've also got plans to have a 'real' house closing celebration tomorrow afternoon at Olive Garden followed by the weekly visit to Wal-mart....you know - the American tradition!!  ha ha!  It has to be weekly for us instead of more often because we live so far out in the boondocks and gas costs so much lately.
What are your weekend plans??  Hope it's a lovely one for y'all!!


 
 
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4 comments:

Shay said...

Love the new top for your sewing/cutting table! Fabulous idea. (And if you get sick of sewing you can make pastry on it )

You may have possibly just found a new career making Tshirt embellishments for college blokes. Love your son's shirt !

Pokey said...

I think it's cool that you've hit on a great gift idea for any boy! I've shared my gift list ideas for boys before, but this one is really fun.
I'm glad that you can have such a wonderful cutting table in your sewing room, too, yea for re-purposed counter tops!
:-}pokey

notes of sincerity said...

Oh you lucky girl, you! What a fabulous top to your table!
Those shirts are just too cute and love the man size for your son! Before you know it, you will have all his friends placing an order!! Could you just see them all showing up for church like that??
Have a great day.
love, Trish

Kathleen said...

Great table top....cute T-shirts....handsome son

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