Saturday, December 26, 2009

I Can't Get No Satisfaction ...

The other night, I watched this movie for the first time.

To be honest, I can't believe I hadn't seen it before.
You see ... this movie played a big part in my childhood.

Let me explain.

 When I was a young girl, I was obsessed with Justine Bateman.
Probably because one of my favorite TV shows growing up was Family Ties.
(I know ... I know ... I'm now dating myself severely)

Anyway ... one day, my brother and I discovered
that there was a movie
(this movie, to be exact)
being filmed on the island where we lived.
... wouldn't you know ...
Justine Bateman was one of the actors!

We might have stalked the set
trying to get a role as an extra.
We were unsuccessful.

BUT ...
when the movie ended,
my parents were invited to a party to meet the actors.
And they brought my brother and me along.
I was so excited to finally meet Justine Bateman in person.

I might have followed her into the bathroom to get her autograph.
No shame.
She was smoking with a friend,
and told me never to smoke cigarettes.
Not kidding.

I definitely came running out of the bathroom with her autograph in my hand,
and I went straight over to my parents to show them.
They were talking to a man.
My dad proceeded to tell me that I needed to get the man's autograph as well,
because he was going to make it big one day.
I ... trying to be polite ... begrudgingly asked the man for his autograph.
He signed.
He was Liam Neeson.

I'll never forget that day.
It was my first brush with fame.

What I don't understand - after having seen the movie -
is why I didn't realize that Julia Roberts was in that movie, too.
That's right ... Julia Roberts.
THE Julie Roberts.

I wonder if I met her at that party, too,
but didn't realize because I was so excited about meeting Justine Bateman.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Smock for the Painter

My littlest niece is getting an easel for Christmas
(shhh ... don't tell her!)
She loves to paint.

So, when I asked her mom what I should do for her for Christmas,
it was pretty easy to come up with an answer ...

a painting smock!

She's going to look so cute in this!
(Pay no attention to the creases and wrinkles ...
... I couldn't be bothered to iron it before the photo shoot)

It's reversible!
Seriously?  Love these fabrics!
There are three pocket on each side for paint brushes and stuff.

I used this pattern to make the smock.
It was a pretty simple little pattern,
but I modified it a bit to make it reversible,
and I used snaps instead of ribbons for closures in the back.

I hope Brett loves it!!!
I guess we'll see in a couple of days!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Here are a couple of shots of my Christmas decorations ...

My friend Cynthia came over to help me put up my tree and get my house ready for the holiday. 
I really am enjoying that tradition ... even though it's only been the last two years!

This is my new favorite ornament ... my friend Jodi gave it to me this year. 

Here are Mary & Joseph resting comfortably on the tree.

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Meet the Happy Couple

I just sent out all of this year's Christmas ornaments to friends and family.
I'm excited about the continuation of the Nativity Series!
This year, Mary gets her husband!

Here's the happy couple ...

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Knitting Experiment

So ... I'm into knitting these days.

I really love it.

I'm excited about my new yellow scarf that is half-made.
Hopefully I can finish it before the winter hits the South.
I've already worn my purple scarf once this season.

Last weekend, I started a project that required double-pointed needles.
I might have been a little bit scared to try this.
But, I think I'm beginning to get the hang of it.

 This is my SECOND attempt ....
We won't even talk about the first attempt.

Hopefully this one will be a success,
because I intend to give this as a Christmas gift in two weeks!!!
(better get back to work!)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

As Promised ...

I just put this coffee cozy in the shop ...

I have to confess ... I might need one of these for myself!!

Selvedges Everywhere!!!

It's official ... 
I'm now accepting selvedge donations.

This weekend, I had an order for three selvedge coffee cozies.
I've been LOVING using my own selvedge cozy ...
I love the fun colorful dots.

I'm glad that there will now be others who will have their very own selvedge cozies!

So ... I spent last night sewing selvedges together ...
lots of selvedges ...
for a long time!

The only sad thing is that now I'm running really low on selvedges.
I forgot how many it takes to make a cozy! 

SO ... if you sew and you have no need for your selvedges, I'd love to have them!!