Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Random Camo Thingee

Our 7-month-old German Shorthaired Pointer, Baylee, is starting obedience training. All I have to say about that is WHAT TOOK SO LONG?! She. Is. Insane. So her first day is today, and I am way excited. One of the things on the list of stuff we need to bring is a bunch of small treats for positive reinforcement. My husband wanted to have a treat bag that he could attach to his belt to keep his hands free. So, we did some research, and found some little treat bags for $25 a piece. WHAT!? Since I'm being all sewing-awesome right now, I said, "I can totally whip something up!" And here is the result:

Not too shabby if I do say so myself (and I totally do). I used this tutorial (same one I've used before), and an old pair of the husband's hunting pants, and made a little treat bag with belt straps for FREE. Zero dollars. The pants had both the camo material, as well as some nylon, which I used for the lining, AND the nylon straps. Score! I even used a seam ripper to salvage the zipper fly. I also got to burn the nylon straps, which was so exciting. I am awesome. And humble.

Here it is all full of yummies for the puppy dog. Yay!

Holy Busy Wedding Crap, err Stuff (Batman)!

So. My husband's little sister got married this last Saturday (the 26th), and I put WAY too much on myself for the wedding. Most of it was my own insanity, so I have no room to complain. But it was fun doing a few cute things! Also, it was kind of nice to use the sewing machine for the first time in quite a while, as well as pretending I'm good at baking things.

1. Cake balls. SO delicious. SO adorable. SO TIME CONSUMING. I made 250 cake balls last week. I took no pictures because I had no love for the little buggers by the end of the week. I didn't even eat any at the wedding. The end. P.S. I might do them again, but NOT in batches of 250. No.

2. Sister gifts. Since the little kids always get matching dresses/shirts & ties, and the men usually wear tuxes (or in this case, matching shirts & ties), the sisters kind of get left out. I was not having it this wedding! I have 5 sister-in-laws (all of whom I completely and totally adore), and I wanted them to feel special, too. So I made matching plastic flower rings from supplies I got off of Etsy and clutches using this amazing tutorial (AMAZING) for all of them. Then I attached one ring to each clutch, and a cute little note using a big safety pin. So fun, and it made me so happy to see the other girls wearing their rings and using their clutches during the wedding day! P.S. The wedding colors were a purple/plum color and burnt orange - hence the fabric I used for the clutches.

P.P.S. I just re-fell in love with my sewing machine, and am having tons of fun sewing stuff right now. So, this blog might turn into an everything crafty blog instead of just a knit/crochet blog. Thanks for your patience with my craziness.