Sunday, July 31, 2011

Meet my new Project Runway model, Cara.  More about her later.

I recently found out about a challenge that mimics the Project Runway TV show except that the models are a bit smaller than the television show models.  The challenges are similar each week, using our miniature models.  I'm not sure if I'll have the time for this or not, but I signed up anyway and promptly hired my model.

As you can see, Cara was a swimsuit model and being the end of the season, she was looking for work.  Her contract price was affordable, even for me, so we have agreed to take on this challenge together, whenever time allows.

The challenge this week was to make a garment out of what the contestants were wearing....for this challenge, it was their bed clothes, and a single top sheet from their beds.  For our copy challenge, we are to make something from whatever our model was wearing, or we could use a piece of fabric resembling PJ fabric.  In addition to this outfit or PJ fabric, we may use a 10 x 10 piece of white cotton/cotton blend to duplicate a mini bed sheet.  The completed projects are posted next Friday when we also receive our next challenge requirements.

I had never seen Project Runway because I don't have cable TV.  However, I'm able to watch it online and watched the first episode last Friday and I'll be able to keep up do date by watching the program the day after it airs.  Should not create a problem. 

If you'd like to play along, check out the Project Runway Challenge and sign up.  You can find out more of the specific details for the challenges.  It will be fun to see what the other "contestants" create each week!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I had a Shutterfly coupon for a free 20 page photo album and it was about to expire.  It took forever and a day to put this thing together and upload some pics.'s a cat photo book (with a few friends tossed in), but that's no surprise to any of you.  I'm excited for the real copy to arrive!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I finished the keyboard cover that I talked about a while back.  It's not the fabric that I showed you in that original post.  I found these cute musical cats a few weeks later and knew that I had to move on to Plan B. 


Nothing too fancy here, but the cover does have an opening for the music stand to come through.  I figured there would be many times where I'd want to cover the keyboard but wouldn't want to remove the music holder.

Cool Cats!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Have you seen this pattern design tool?  You can pick your quilt pattern, adjust the size, and pick your fabrics.  There is a limited selection of fabrics, but you can certainly get the idea of what your quilt would look like with similar fabrics and colors.  Once your design is finished, you can print out the fabric requirements and directions then take it along to the quilt shop.  Have fun!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thank goodness that I live in a neighborhood where this amount of fireworks would cost a month's salary (or more).  I saw this huge pile of trash set out today when I went to a friend's house.  This is a little over the top and I'm glad that I live nowhere near this person!

(Size reference....the box on top is as tall as me and the pile is as deep as it is wide.)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July! 
Although I've inserted a light hearted comic today, I'm not forgetting the amazing sacrifice that is made on a daily basis by our military personnel.....our past, present, and future military.  May God bless you all and keep you safe in His loving arms!  And....THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!