Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Knitting Klub

For Klub last week we had Jeannie teach us how to knit slippers. It was a lot of fun to eat a delicious lunch and let all 8 kids play together: Jake, Ryan, Andrew, Shawn, Nate, Sariah, Erika, and Kate.
{Jeannie and Katie}
{you can sort of see the 5 carseats in one car: front-Shawn, Nate, Kate/back-Erika, Sariah}
So girls, keep knitting! I got my first slipper done and started on my second one. This is the toddler size slipper.
Here's the project Trisha actually worked on during Klub. She finished it and it's now entered in the State Fair. Way to go Trish! Everyone please go vote for her in the quilt building.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Decorative Balls

Go to this link to see some cute ideas on making our own decorative balls.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let's learn to knit!

We could learn how to knit:
the famous Nay slippers or baby blankets. There's a cute baby blanket tutorial at http://www.purlbee.com/bulky-baby-blankets/

fabric farm or dollhouse

Here's a cute/possible Klub idea. Go to http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html to see the tutorial.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Dress Instructions:

Summer Dress Instructions:

1. Cut fabric
Newborn: 12"x32" main / 6"x32" accent
Size 6m: 13.5"x36" main / 6.5"x32" accent
Size 1: 15"x38-45" main / 7"x38-45" accent
Size 2: 16"x38-45" main / 8"x38-45" accent

2. Cut ribbon and burn ends to prevent fraying
4 pieces 15" long

3. Cut elastic
use 3/4" wide for toddlers and 1/2" wide for infant
Measure around the underarms of the child and and one inch for the length.

4. Line up both fabric pieces to make sure it's the same width (either 32, 38, 45"), then SERGE each piece to make a tube.

5. Iron top of main color fabric 1/4" down before we turn fabric under.

6. Turn top casing 2 to 2 1/4" and press.

7. Edge stitch along bottom of casing.

8. Sew casing 1".  Remember to leave 2" open to pull elastic through.

9. Put elastic through casing.  Overlap elastic 1/2" and sew together.

10.  Iron bottom accent fabric in half lengthwise.

11. Pin on main fabric and sew 1/2" seam.

12. Surge seams together (main and accent together)

13.  Pin on ribbons using back dress seam as guide.  Sew on the same lines used for casing.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Family Wall

Trish, here is the picture of my family wall for you. As you can see it has room to grow. There is no rhyme or reason to the layout. The frames are all black without a mat. Good luck with your project! -Em
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Women's Conference

Jeannie, Marian, Trisha, Emily, and Jana

We spent 2 nights in a hotel so we didn't have to get up as early and so we could have more fun in the evening. Here's Marian and Jeannie. Emily met up with the 4 of us a little later on Wednesday night and started talking about what you do at a girl's sleepover....
Eat sardines from a can
Play Truth or Dare
Paint your fingernails and/or toenails
Put on fake eyelashes!
That's right, Emily bought the individual fake eyelashes so we could all have a little "swoosh" at the end of our own eyelashes. It was pretty funny putting them on, and they didn't turn out too shabby either. Well, after a little trimming action on some of us so they weren't 3 times the length of our regular eyelashes.

Here's Emily showing off her first 2 eyelashes added.
Emily practiced up on herself and then put eyelashes on for the rest of us. Here Trisha is getting her eyelashes.
Marian getting her eyelashes fixed by Emily before heading out for our classes Thursday morning.

All day Thursday, Jeannie worked on quilting this baby quilt for a gift. She needed to have it finished by Saturday morning so she worked rather diligently, until she couldn't find her "antique" thimble. Jeannie stuck her thimble in her pocket when she headed up for a bathroom break. When she got back her thimble was gone. Jeannie has had this thimble for 20 years and they don't make the same kind anymore so we had to find it. Trisha will have to tell you the rest of the story because she tells it best!

We had lots of fun, but were spiritually uplifted too. It was a great experience and now we are all trying to be a little bit better and do a little bit better in our everyday lives.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Purse Klub!

Kids Klub!
{Andrew & Ryan anticipating lunch!}
{5 boys and a little lady}
Ryan, Shawn, Nate, Andrew, Kate and Jake enjoying their Klub time outside!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
{Trisha, Jeannie & Marian}
{Jeannie, Marian, Emily & Trisha}
{Emily sewing}
{Trisha ironing}
{Marian unpicking-just like in 4-H}
{Jana's finished bag!}

We made really cute bags and plan to make more. The best thing about our giant purses/diaper bags is they have lots of pockets inside to organize.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Drawing books

This is an idea to make for Klub. My boys all have one and they take them to church sometimes and I have also put them in their 72 hour kits.
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Purse Organizer

I saw this organizer and wanted to make one because it looks so easy. I think I will just bring material on Tuesday because it won't take very long to make. Bring some material if you would like to make one too.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Monthly Tea Towels

Here are just 2 examples of the cute tea towels we want to make for Club in March. The Santa just needs a bell at the end of his hat and the leprechaun needs to be stitched around. Ananda has a pattern for every month or season/holiday. We just need scrap fabric, tea towels (these are $2.50 at Ben Franklin and $2.75 at Sew 'n Save), pellon/wonder under, black embroidery thread, and needles. Ananda will bring the patterns. If you want to trace the patterns, file folders work great!