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Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Fun Day of Sewing and Birthday Gifts to Show Off


Happy Sunday night everyone.  Why am I so chipper on a Sunday night you ask?  I am off tomorrow for Columbus Day.(Yahoo!)  I had a fun day today closed in my craft room sewing the day away.  I decided to make this loyalty card wallet from a tutorial on A Spoonful of Sugar.  It was super easy and it is so practical.  How many times have you been to a store or restaurant that you have a discount card for and you can't find your card quickly among all your credit cards and appointment cards that are in your wallet?  This is small and fits nicely in my purse and I will always know where to find my Michael's card now! I love small projects that I can pour over my fabric stash to put scraps together to make.  These would make great stocking stuffer gifts.  I just may have to whip a few more up. 

  I wanted to share some birthday gifts I received.  My two sons got me the Babycakes pancake maker.  I am a big fan of Babycakes small appliances.  This one is particularly cool.  Whenever we have pancakes, everyone else is eating while I stand at the stove flipping pancakes.  This contraption makes four at a time and they are decent sized pancakes. I used a pouch of pancake mix and we had pancakes lickety split!   Actually, because it said it also makes omelets, we had to try that out too.

These eggs were a little crispy on the outside.  Perhaps we cooked them too long.  It is probably a trial and error thing.  But they were good and wow, were they easy.   Needless to say, me being the gadget queen, I loved this gift.  Thanks boys! 

Hubs really brought the wow factor with his gift to me.  I have wanted a cutting table for quite some time.  He got me this one at our local JoAnn Fabric.  The picture above only has one of the leaves up.  It can be even bigger than that picture shows!  It was awesome today to cut big pieces of fabric for a project I am working on with no back ache or neck ache.  The height of this cutting table is perfect-no more stooping over!  I love it.   Now I can get to work on some of the larger-sized projects I have been wanting to get started on. 

I want to get my Halloween decorations up tomorrow.  That is my plan.  I also have some dusting to do.  Now that I have that wonderful cutting table, it may be hard to drag myself out of my craft room!  Have a great week everyone and take care.  Nancy

18 comments:

  1. Your cutting table looks wonderful - such a great birthday gift:) Love your Loyalty Card wallet - the button finishes it off perfectly.

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    1. Thank you for the awesome tutorial. It was fun to make and it has been very useful.

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  2. cute wallet! I love the fabric and the button! 'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-1-linky-party_7.html

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  3. Thank you so much for linking up to Tell me tuesday!! i love your pink cutting board..it is so nice to have a big one.

    Xo
    ash

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    1. I can't get over how great the huge cutting table is. It makes prep work way better than before.

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  4. Love your loyalty card holder - I made myself one too - and it's sooo useful!
    I'm jealous of your pancake maker too - would be so cool to have one of those!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Jill, Aren't those loyalty card wallets great? I am loving my pancake maker. It takes the drudge out of pancake flipping!

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  5. I'm so glad that I'm following you! Love the wallet!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Hi Katie, thanks for becoming a follower.

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  6. Great!!! I'm a neaw follower now thanks to a linky ;)

    http://ellecrafts.blogspot.com

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  7. like the idea and all the info..i might need it when design Gift Card envelopes.

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  8. It was a fun to make and it has been very useful.
    thank you becoming a follower.
    Discount card printing

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  9. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  10. My friend always like electronic goods as gifts.

    Birthday Gifts

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  12. I love that loyalty card wallet! Its also a good gift idea, maybe I'll try to do that also. =)

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