Catching Up

Monday, December 26, 2011

Santa Bun! by jenib320
Santa Bun!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday! :) We had a quiet morning here at home and then went down to our Aunt & Uncles for visiting, eating, and Christmas bingo! It's a fun family tradition! We play in the evening after dinner for knick-knacks, small gifts, and most importantly gag/white elephant type gifts!

Patched by jenib320
Patched, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It's been weird being away from my sewing machine the last few days. I did manage to finish repairing my jeans. They are of course my favorites and I tore a big hole in the knee. Never fear, paper-pieced hexagons are here!

New by jenib320
New, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I made myself a new notebook cover last week! I use Vanessa's tutorial!

Fabric Spoils by jenib320
Fabric Spoils, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Did a little day after Christmas shopping! I was quite good! I finally caved and bought some of those elephants though, love them!

Snip-Snip by jenib320
Snip-Snip, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Speaking of fabric! I ordered the scissor prints from Half Moon Modern by Momo last week and had to get a group shot with the other scissor prints when they arrived.  The top red, pink, yellow, second green, middle blue, white, and gray are all from Half-Moon Modern. The second red, pink, top green, top and bottom blue, and brown are from Wonderland. Finally the bottom black (and not pictured, black on white, couldn't find it in my stash for the photo!), is from Half Moon. All by Momo! As you can see, I LOVE this print! :)

Overnight Snow by jenib320
Overnight Snow, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
We got a tiny bit of snow before we left Madison, but it melted very quickly.
Are we sure it's actually winter?

Vintage Bar Set by jenib320
Vintage Bar Set, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I gave Michael his Christmas present before we left! I put together this vintage bar set for him.  The shaker (my favorite part!), and the metal rimmed roly poly glasses (Mad Men style!) were found on etsy and everything else was thrifted. It was a big hit! I'm planning on refinishing the bar cart it's all sitting on this summer. Scored for $2 this past fall!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George bun was a very good bunny this year. Santa brought him a tiny basket he can take into his box to work on. He loves it, of course!

I'll be back tomorrow to share all the handmade gifts I made this holiday!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Cool air
Sound of: Harry Potter 7 part II soundtrack
Taste of: Lindt chocolates
Sight of: George
Feel of: Comfy slippers

Good Things about Today:
- Safe travels.
- Going to the Cavs season opener tonight!
- Fabric shopping!
- Quiet time.


  1. Love the fabrics--all of them. George looks to be the softest thing going around this season. Thanks for the pictures of him.

  2. Have fun at the Cavs game! I'll be seeing them Friday at the Pacers game. I'm so glad we will have basketball this year.

  3. Super post. I love the hexi patch on your jeans and the gift for your hubby. I am always happy to get the George update, too. Enjoy your new fabric in the New Year. You will have to show us what you make with it. Happy New Year!

  4. Sounds like a lovely day! You scored BIG on the bar set . . . a wonderful job of putting that together! xxoo Patty

  5. I love the fabrics. And the color arrangement. Its nice. Happy Holiday.

  6. love that stack of fabric--wish I would have collected all those scissor prints as they were released. Ah...I feel an obsession coming on...

  7. That patch is perfect, the notebook is too cute, great fabrics and George is adorable!

  8. What a good idea for a Christmas present!

    And I like your new fabric! I should look for that elephant print.

  9. such a pretty post (as usual). :) Winter sure is a weird one this year. Can't wait to see your bar cart all done up, fun!

  10. I'm glad you had a fun Christmas! The traditional bingo game sounds like fun! And your patch is adorable, but not as adorable as George!

  11. How cute is George? Love your patch on your jeans and that vintage bar set is great! Happy holidays!

  12. Love the bar set! That shaker is perfect. I keep hoping a pair of jeans will rip in the right place so I can make a patch like that. I think I may just pretend to patch a spot because it looks so awesome!!!

  13. Love love love the picture of George!

  14. ooohh... I think I'm going to have to do that to my jeans, too (hope you don't mind!)! Mine favorite jeans got a hole in the knee over Christmas, too. :)

  15. Hello,
    I recently found your blog and am loving it!!! Keep up the great work!
    I was interested in your family Christmas bingo game. I'm sure it plays like regular bingo but do you use a word other than BINGO? Are there any different rules?


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