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Jun 12, 2007
little boxes of matches

I decided to decoupage some little boxes of matches.
I think they look really cute and both sides are different.

this is my last week to get ready for the craft fair and I am running out of time.

Posted at 08:51 pm by joywilliams
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Jun 5, 2007
owl and the alphabet

Finally the softie that I made for the swap is in the mail.

My crooked little owl was sent to
Donielle today.
In the process of making the owl, my sewing machine broke and I wanted to throw the whole thing in the garbage, but I decided just to finish it and send it on it's way.  Now I think she looks kinda cute in this picture.

This was my very first softie/original pattern and you can tell when you look closely-that I am indeed a beginner at sewing.

I am going to start a summer Alphabet Along over at
Over the summer I want to make a craft, bake a recipe,  read a book , or just take a photo for every letter in the alphabet.
Anyone interested?
I think this could be really fun ( you don't have to have kids to do this either)
Let me know and I will add you to the alphabet Along  list and hopefully you can share your photos with us.

Until then, I am going to brainstorm some "A" ideas
maybe I was really inspired by a wise old owl.

Posted at 11:53 am by joywilliams
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May 31, 2007
another doll quilt in the works

Here is just a little glimpse of a project I am beginning to really love!!

Also, I have my softie ready to send in the mail tomorrow-sorry so late Donielle.
(I decided to stick with my orginal idea-I'll probably show you a picture of that, as soon as I know she gets it).

Garage sales were o.k.-It was lousy weather-I did get a great bench for my garden but it's parked in front of my r.v.

Joel is home!!!
as they say in Raising Arizona
"We've got ourselves a family unit."

Posted at 12:32 pm by joywilliams
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May 23, 2007
garage sales here I come!!!

Tomorrow the girls, Joel's mom, and I are heading to the country for a long weekend away.  I think we deserve a little trip.
(I've been without a husband, they've been without their dad).

Joel's mom and I are planning on hitting as many garage sales as possible over the weekend, maybe I'll have some success stories/pictures to share with you when I get back.

 Here is a little quilt that I just got yesterday- it was free and I love it!!!
I love the colors and patterns-one square is the exact fabric of my parents bedroom curtains when I was a little girl.
How great is that?

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Posted at 08:49 pm by joywilliams
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May 20, 2007
mom solo

Joel is out of town and as Meg would say, I am mom solo.

He will be gone  for about 2 weeks-were about 5 days into it, Pearl is sad and is sleeping in our bed. 

I haven't had too much time to sew, but I did finish up one more bag.
I will show you that bag soon-I think it it my favorite so far.

This week I am planning on working out some more ideas for littlebear.
I feel like it has been on the back burner and It could use some fresh ideas.
I was hoping more people would be interested in sharing their ideas, but it isn't quite working out that way-oh well, I still enjoy it.

Posted at 07:50 pm by joywilliams
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May 17, 2007
softie swap

I joined the softie swap and this is what I got in the mail yesterday along with a few cookies and candies that the girls gobbled up almost instantly.

meet Boo Bye.

Donielle I love it, thank you so much.

I am still working on your softie but yesterday my sewing machine broke-just when I was almost finished.-Sorry, I think it will be worth the wait.

Posted at 05:03 am by joywilliams
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May 15, 2007
she still knits

I ran across this pattern awhile back and wanted to make one, forgot all about it, and then discovered it again while reading Carrieoke's blog.

I love wearing headbands!!!  this pattern is so easy and so fast to knit.
I will be making a million of these to give to my friends for Christmas.
(i did change the pattern to make it a little smaller, so it would fit more snug).

Posted at 08:18 pm by joywilliams
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Sewing a few shopping/market  bags to sell this summer.
(I will probably post them in my shop too!!-the more I sell, the less I have to haul to the festival)

and here is a cute shot of Mattie that makes me laugh.

Posted at 05:23 am by joywilliams
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May 12, 2007

I was so excited to find these at the thrift store yesterday.
I was having a cheap moment and almost didn't buy them-glad I changed my mind.

I better get going it's almost 11:00 and my girls are still in their pajamas.

Posted at 08:49 am by joywilliams
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May 8, 2007
Mother's Day bag

I finished the bag for Joel's mom for Mother's day.
This fabric is from an old corduroy Lands End jacket I had.
(I think she will like the colors in this one a lot more)

Here is a shot of the inside-lined with linen
(you know I didn't buy that either, it was from a linen dress I found)

I love using fabric I have lying around.
If I have luck with these in my etsy shop, maybe I could afford to make some out of Liberty fabric or a little something from Supperbuzzy.

Posted at 11:40 am by joywilliams
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