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Friday, July 2, 2010

Makin' Reindeers, shopping, and freebie

Well, it is looking like Christmas around here, with all the Christmas things I have been working on, Santa, snowman bodies everywhere.  I got some reindeer ornaments finished up yesterday and today.  The top picture of reinder are from my pattern #426 Santa's Reindeer.  These make up real fast.  I stain the bodies with the tan rit dye, then after they are finished, I rub on the brown shoe paste polish on them to give them a more grubby look. I think I am going to display these in crock at my shows this year.

These next reindeers are from my In Flight pattern #428.  I put a bow around their necks this time and some greenery.  Another quick project to make.  I am offering a blog special on these 2 patterns.  For this week only, I am offering the e-patterns for $4.00 each so check out the side buttons to to order.

I had to go fabric shopping today, had to go buy a patriotic print. Of course, most of the patirotic fabric is gone now.  They had a bunch of fall and Christmas fabric laying on carts still packaged in the shrink wrap.  I wish they would have had it already on the shelf.  Fall flowers starting to show up on the shelves. Can't wait, I do not like summer and heat.

One week from today, I will be getting everything ready to go on our cruise on Saturday.  I did get whole bunch of new clothes.  I somehow have managed to loose about 15 pounds these last couple of months. I had a stomach problem and didn't eat for a few weeks and got used to not eating much.  I stopped drinking so much sweet tea and bought the Crystal light tea that is only 5 calories. I have been eating a lot of fruit and yogurt and it is working. It was easier than I thought it would be, finally after I started seeing the pounds come off, it gave me the motivation I needed to continue.I have about 15 pounds to go and I will be happy.  Don't know how much I will gain back on the cruise though.I bought me a kindle from Amazon books, got it yesterday and have been buying and downloading books to take with me. I love to read, I have to admit I love the Romance books with the Alpha male's. I had to restrain myself, I had purchased and downloaded 10 before I realized how many I had.

Here is another freebie I offered last year.  The Mouse in the matchbox. Just check out the free download box at the bottom.

After I get back from vacation, It will be time for a check up at the doctors, and hopefully a good report.  I plan on getting back to work full steam. I got my acceptance to my favorite one day show, I was able to get 2 booths this year. So I need to have lots to fill it.

Well that is about all for now. Happy Fourth of July to everyone and stay safe.


  1. What cute reindeer! I love how creative you are, making the chest, tummy and under tail look like white fur. You must work like a madwoman I can't believe you did all that in one day. The mouse in the matchbox is making me lose it, it's adoraaaable.
    I will say a prayer for you re: your checkup, and in case I don't talk to you before, have a marvelous, wonderful time on your cruise. I bet you deserve it.
    Best Regards,

  2. Hey,
    good job on losing weight. sorry you were sick, but keep up the good work. I'm working on losing too. I joined the YMCA, boy it tough but it's great seeing the scale go down.
    Which one day show were you talking about..McIntosh?? Last year was my first time going and I really like it. I think I might like it better than McInopy.
    Have a fun vacation

  3. love the reindeer. they are too cute. i just making your freebie annie for the second time. she turns our so cute. i made one for my grandaughter and one for my sister's granddaughter who is born yet. thanks for your freebies! i love your patterns. enjoy your cruise. denise

  4. I just LOVE these reindeer! Congrats on the weight loss! Have a happy and safe 4th!

  5. Those Reindeer are gorgeous, congrats on your weight loss!

  6. Congrats on the weight loss..I need to do the same :)..I Love Mice and was thrilled to see the cute Mouse pattern..I am saving up to move and not able to spend anything right now so was even extra happy when you offered it for free. A real sweet thing for you to do..I already printed it (and the clothes pin snowman) and just added the match box to my grocery list. Thank you so much. Hop on over to my blog and sign up for my grocery card give away...who couldn't use $30.00 in free groceries