Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Christmas Table runner and Thanksgiving Decor

On the weekend I finished a new quilting project. There are lots of tutorials online for this quilt as you go table runner. I used this one. Her blog is great, many tutorials and beautiful pictures. I had made a similar table runner years ago,  but this one turned out a lot better. I am really happy with the results.
I made it to fit on this Ikea  storage trunk that I use as a coffee table.
It was easy to make. I used fabrics from my stash , cotton batting and a muslin back.
No Christmas decor for now, but I have some Thanksgiving decor to share.
 We made this Thankful garland other day. Just a bag of paper leaves from the 99 cents store and twine.
Brenda wrote things that she is thankful for on each leaf. A simple and meaningful craft.

I put my Halloween stuff away and out came other things.
This sweet pilgrim bear is from Bearington bears.
Some Indian corn. I love their colors and variety.
A Cherished Teddies mini plate.
Brenda loves this little Thanksgiving display .

Today I went to her school to teach the kids to make a little craft.
Her class loved to make Tom Turkey, this cute craft from Gooseberry Patch. They have the directions on their blog here . We make this craft with the cousins every Thanksgiving dinner. It is so cute!
One last thing, a gift I am putting together for a friend's girl  who turned ten years old.
Because she likes crafts, I got a cute craft book and some supplies that will help her on her craft adventures. A cool idea for Christmas, don't you think ?
Thanks for stopping by!

Ana Paula.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hi! I am so busy around here that only now I am posting some Halloween pictures.
This year Brenda wanted to be Rapunzel. It was my first time sewing a princess costume. I used a Simplicity pattern.
We did a lot this Halloween. We  went to Disneyland.
And to our church's party.
Brenda had the school parade and class party on Halloween morning. Of course she went trick or treating at night.

She had the chance to wear her old witch costume at the school fundraiser party on the Friday before Halloween. I got a picture before we left.

This year our pumpkin was turned into a witch.
With spiders on her hair.
 We had some yummy treats, like this chocolate coffin our friend Jodie and her kids made for us.
How cool was that?

Around Halloween Brenda's best friend was baptized.
I made her a CTR towel. You can see more about CTR towels on this post .

On the weekend after Halloween  we went to the Children's Tumor Foundation's San Diego walk.

It was a fun event ! To learn more about Neurofibromatosis (NF) and how you can help, please click here .
Time goes so fast. I have lots to do before Christmas.
Right now I am working on knitted hats and quilts that will be donated by our church women's group to shelters in our area.
Thanks for stopping by!
 Ana Paula.