Scripture Case Pattern

Thursday, September 25, 2008


The time has come...well, in 1 hour and 42 minutes the time will come when THE OFFICE premiers! YEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

One Last Project

Ok, so I guess I'm on a sewing kick. I couldn't resist all the cute fabrics and patterns at The Material Girls Quilt shop. I LOVE it! There are some AMAZING fabric designers out there. Heather Bailey was the designer of the fabric I used for this apron. I used Amy Butler's fabric for the scripture case and Anna Maria Horner's fabric for the purse. I think this is the last thing I sew for a while. Gavin is getting mad at me every time he sees me go near the sewing machine. He yells, "Momma! No! Sit here!" and points the couch! haha! Poor kid.

Cindy Taylor Oates made the pattern for the apron. When I saw it, I HAD to make it! Tim keeps saying he wants me to wear this, and only this...and maybe the red high heels he saw some lady at church wearing. I had a fun time making this. It was my first time making any kind of clothing, so it was a huge learning experience.

He did it!!

Tim past his final test this morning! He can now officially start working and earning some real money! YAY! I'm so proud of him! He's been such a trooper with this whole process. WAY TO GO TIMMY!
P.S. Tim wanted me to inform those of you whom I told that this was his last chance, that I got it wrong. If he failed the test again this time, he could still take it again in 30 days, but the company wouldn't pay him during those 30 days like that have been doing for the past 3 months. I'm sorry I was wrong. :(

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Scripture Case

For the pattern for the large and regular size case, click HERE
 For a step-by-step picture tutorial,  click HERE 

Ok, I need your HONEST opinion, pleople! For a little service project in YW's we're making scripture cases. I've been working on a simple pattern and finished it. This is my "prototype". Do you like it? What do I need to change or fix? Let me know!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Saturday project

I found an amazing fabric store this weekend, and HAD to make something, so I decided to make a bag. It took me about 3 hours to make and was a lot of fun to learn how to do. Here are the finaly results:

Friday, September 5, 2008

Someone, PLEASE buy these for me!

Thank you, Cecily, for showing me these boots! They're amazing! Now we all can be as cool as Gavin! Just so you all know, these are women's rain boots sold at Nordstroms.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We probably had the best Labor Day Weekend out of EVERYONE! Just trust me on this! We were so productive and was CRAZY! We started the weekend out by borrowing The Office Season 1 and 2 from Ane.

We finished both seasons by Saturday afternoon. I can't really remember what we did for the rest of Saturday, but it probably wasn't as cool as sitting on our butts while watching Michael make an idiot out of himself once again and wondering whether Pam and Jim will just hook up already.
On Sunday, I picked up Season 3 from Ane and we watched some of that while eating some yummy salmon. Monday morning, starting at 3 AM, Tim woke up because the yummy salmon I made him the night before poisoned him. His body just can't handle fine cuisine. He stayed in the bathroom from 3:00-9:00, throwing up almost non-stop. At about 9:00, he finally emerged and came down stairs so that we could watch more of The Office. We had to put it on pause a couple of times so Tim could purged his system of my excellent cooking. While Tim was in the bathroom one of those times, Gavin got in the pantry and found one of his boxes of soy milk. He took it over to the couch, tore off the seal, shoved the open box down between the couch cushions and poured almost the ENTIRE box of milk in the couch. He had the biggest grin on his face while doing it and then triumphantly yelled, "Yay! I did it!". That all took place in about 3 joke. Of course I freaked out a little, Gavin started crying, Tim came running in the room to see what happened, and I tried to clean it up.
Since the couch was indisposed at the moment, Tim had to make a little bed for himself on the floor. Gavin came and joined him and wouldn't leave his side until it was time for his nap. Tim and I continued to watch The Office. At about 1:00ish in the afternoon, Tim went to sleep and pretty much slept straight through until 6:30 Tuesday morning when it was time to get ready for work. I told you...we're CRAZY WILD! No one can handle us.

Tim and Gavin watching the office

We're pretty addicted to The Office now (only 21 more days!!) and I love Jim and Pam. I was thinking, Tim's name is Tim Edward Layton... I could start calling him Jim (because that's REALLY close to Tim and Jim is so awesome!) Edward (that's his real middle name and it's so perfect because it's the same name as my fictional love interest from Twilight)...Jim Edward Layton! Awww...perfect! My own, personal Jim and Edward...I bet none of you can say the same!