I have been on a sewing spree lately. I have a list a mile long of the things I would like to make. Now getting through all of them is another story. I've come to realize that if the finished products weren't so cute, I would just give up sewing all together. I'd rather be embroidering. These are a set of potholders that I made for hubby's cousin who got married a couple weeks ago. All I did was use a Charm pack to make the fronts. I'm now convinced those are one of the best things to have on hand to whip up something quick.
After those were done, I decided to start on some goodies for Mary and my youngest niece, Cupcake. I found this cute pattern for Mary Jane's the other day and I just couldn't resist. Now just so you know these are the test run and didn't turn out so hot, as you can probably tell. This is my first time trying to make baby shoes and I will tell ya, they are a pain. I put the straps in two different places because I wanted to see what was going to be most comfortable on little Cupcake's feet. Once I know which strap works better, and if they're the right size, I'll get to work on some super cute ones and show those off to you. Next on my list for fun little shoes are these for this winter.
And finally, I wanted to show off my new pretty. I just love the old blue Ball canning jars. I picked this one and a couple other fun looking ones up at the local antique store for a pretty reasonable price. They make great vases, but I've also seen them used to hold powdered sugar, brown sugar, and even powdered laundry soap. Also, I was AMAZED by how much some of these old jars can cost. There were a couple of them for $100 and even one for $200! The lady said it all depended on how old they were and that the amount of bubbles in the glass made them worth more. Who knew? I just know I'm not that hard core of a collector to spend that much on one jar.
"Live in each season as it passes."
-Henry David Thoreau-