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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cute Wallet

This week Alyssa was invited to a birthday party for a friend. Babies are sooooo easy to give gifts for, especially handmade gifts, but 10 year old girls are much harder to sew for! Anyway, this sweet friend of Alyssa's already has an adorable tote or two, so I didn't want to make her one of those. Alyssa suggested a wallet. It just so happens that I love looking at this website: Sew Christine, and there is a very cute wallet tutorial. So, I made this wallet in about two hours and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I got confused and improvised on the credit card slots on the wallet, but the rest was tres facile!! (very easy) And the adorable, matching zipper pull was made by Alyssa. CUTE!

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Friday, September 25, 2009

It looks WEIRD!


This is Savannah's math for today. II looked it over and just started laughing and laughing. It is sooooo Savannah. Look at #4. Read what she wrote. By the way, she writes in 'best guess spelling,' so some of it is spelled wrong. It says, " It's not correct because look 23, 33, 43, 53, 62. Doesn't it look weird?" I love the way she said, "Look" like she is talking to someone. I can just hear her voice saying this and it cracked me up. I love the way kids explain math! Doesn't it look weird???

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Disneyland-My only project this week

Our season passes to Disneyland expire this week. We have had season passes three times and have loved it. We have had so many memories; Jedi Training, Alyssa and Nathan pulling the sword out of the stone, Snow White and Prince Charming riding the carousal with us and helping Savannah down from the horse, Nathan saying he wanted to marry ALL of the Disney princesses, Nathan kissing Ariel, Musical chairs with Alice and the Mad Hatter, dancing with Mary Poppins, cotton candy, churros, and the list goes on and on.

The kids are always asking to dress up and I never let them, until yesterday. They all dressed up, they all were so good, and we had our last trip to Disneyland one of the most memorable trips ever. I was so happy that Alyssa, my big 10 year old, wanted to dress up too!! She LOVES Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She has an Alice backpack, and when she said she would dress up as Alice and even be Alice for Halloween, I got sewing! So, here is my project for the week. Alyssa's Alice Costume. It only came in a size 8 and Alyssa is a size 10, so I had to do some refiguring. I am not good at refiguring; I sew best with patterns. The apron turned out a tiny bit big, but overall the costume was great!

Arya loved seeing all of the characters. I love the way she is holding Minnie's hand in the photo. She didn't want to leave Minnie and I had to pull her away as she was hugging Minnie because she wouldn't let go. Alice played musical chairs holding Arya's hand and helping her up and down from the chairs. It was so precious and that is why I LOVE Disneyland. Many magical memories for years to come!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Our Mexico Trip

The photos speak for themselves; awesome trip!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Bear Scout!-Project #4


Nathan has been in Cub Scouts since February. In March he earned his Bobcat. In April he earned his Wolf. After that he got really motivated and started doing scouting things all of the time. Unfortunatly, due to some leadership changes, the group didn't have a pack meeting. Pack meetings is where they get all of their awards.

September 2 was the most recent pack meeting and Nathan was counting down the hours! He was so excited to get all of the badges, pins, beltloops, and arrow points that he had been working on since May. He ended up getting his Bear badge, 1 gold and 7 silver arrow points for Wolf, one gold and three arrow points for Bear, his Leave No Trace award, his Outdoor Activity Badge, 20 belt loops, 10 pins, and his favorite, his religious square knot. That one was really important to him.

I am so proud of all of the work he has done (and all of the work he gave me to sew these things on!!). Scouting is great!

Friday, September 4, 2009

MY Boy Scout Tote-Project #3

This was my FAVORITE project I completed this week. My son started scouting in February. He is so excited by it all. He completed his Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Badges all in 7 months! He also earned three other major patches(Outdoor Activity, Leave No Trace, and Conservation award), his religious square knot, 2 gold and 10 silver arrow points, 18 belt loops, and 13 pins. I knew I would need a place to put his 'stuff,' so I whipped this baby up in about three hours. The fabric is Robert Kaufman and I LOVE it! It is so soft and perfect.

Here is the flap without the belt loop glued on and after the belt loop is glued on. I took one of my husbands' old belt loops. I also want to make one in the light tan for a dear friend who has 6 BOYS!!! She is a super mom and deserves a scout tote. If you want to buy one of these amazing totes, just visit my website, A Mi Amor, with the link in the upper right corner of the blog.

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Dude Shirt-Project #2

Thursday was Hawaiian days at school and Nathan didn't have a thing to wear besides his swim trunks! So, I whipped up this shirt last night. (Actually it took me four house, which I think is a long time. I was working until 2am and was soooo tired on Thursday! I had trouble with the collar.) Anyway, he was thrilled with what he calles his 'dude shirt.'

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Topics-Project #1

Point #1: I don't know that many people read my blog; just my good friends and some family members, but I started it as a journal type blog for the Grandmas and Grandpas. They don't see my children much and I was hoping to keep family updated with all of the great adventures we have. Well, I don't think they have looked at it much.

Point #2: I love to look at blogs by other people. I love looking at totes, quilts, twirl skirt are my newest search, and anything that I think is cute and I may be able to duplicate! SO, I think I will try to post one project each week that I am working on or have finished. Maybe I can inspire someone!

Here is my first 'project' for the week.

At my kids' school they are collecting items to auction for a fundraising event. They make these huge themed baskets and auction them. The 2nd grade theme is Wild Animal. I made this tote for them.