Monday, June 27, 2011

Lana's Inspired Creations

I would like to introduce to you...
my friend Lana
And share with you today one of her many talents..

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ruched Strap Cover

After making Scrappy the Snake 
I want to use up more of my leftover fabrics.

So yesterday I made this strap cover for my camera.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Scrappy the Snake

I have a few scraps projects that I would like to do,
but just never seem to get around to them.

I decided to make a few projects this week.

Last night I made this snake from scraps of fabric.

Want to make your own?
Now you can...
Read on to find out how...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Refashion Co-Op Book Givaway

 is doing a book giveaway! How cool is that?

This is the book and I'd love to win win it!
Everyone has fabric leftovers and wouldn't it be
great to have more ideas for what to do with them??

So go on over to Refashion Co-Op, sign up and enter to win.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Russian Names

About 50% of my friends and acquaintances are not Russian
and most of them do not know Russian culture.
One of the things they ask me about is my name.
"Naming traditions in Russia include three names for each individual: a first name, patronymic name and a surname. The surname is handed down from one generation to the next, as do surnames in many other cultures. The first name is also referred to as the baby's given name, and the patronymic name is a derivative of the father's first name."
~ Love to know baby.
Russian first names have different forms that are used during various situations.
Which is why some of my friends get confused
when they hear my family call me by another name.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

 About a month before Father's Day
Mr. Chickadee told me his wallet was getting old.
Was that a hint or did he really need a new wallet?
Mr. Chickadee is a very practical man (aren't they all?) so I took a look at it.
He really was in need of a new one.
I also realized he didn't even know that Father's Day is around the corner :)
So I decided to make him a new wallet from an old leather jacket.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rib Roast

Normally we smoke ribs in our smoker,
but for the sake of trying something new
and because Mr. Chickadee is the only one in our family
who knows how to use the smoker,
(and he's been working late hours)
I decided to try this recipe.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Water and air

Today the chickadees and I made a science experiment.

This experiment can be found in
101 Great Science Experiments
by Neil Ardley
Air and Gases: 
Seal with air
page 7

 Want to keep water from falling out of an upturned glass?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pay it Forward

I saw this post on Super Stitches and thought,
"What a wonderful idea!"
It was posted in March and already has 5 comments.
Which means I can't participate in her generosity,
but who's to say I can't continue Pay it Forward anyway?


Friday, June 3, 2011

Fabric Flowers

I finally got around to making these last week for my mom's birthday..

(they're a bit squished from being under the glass in the back of the car)

I made the flowers in two days
and when my parents arrived from MN.
Chickadee3 (2) gave them to Grandma and I she loved them :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sewing Books

Look what was on my door step yesterday!!

(click on any photo to enlarge it)
A friend of mine borrowed this book from the library,
which reminds me I still have to give it back to you Stacy.
We looked through the book and I loved it!
I wanted to keep it, so I went to and ordered it!