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Bauer's Day Out

Bauer was ready to go as soon as he found out I was getting dressed and had finished my morning coffee (warm to the last drop with the help of a beautiful coffee cozie) he had already ruffled his feathers stitches and made himself home guarding the crafting cash stash in my purse.....

It was a kinda crummy day so all we did was go shopping. But boy did we get into some trouble!

Bauer decided he wanted to ride on the dash, I shouldn't have let him. Hes a total backseat dashboard driver!!!

We made it safe to our first stop. He was excited. The ladies working all adored him and wanted to know where to get one. I told them to become a Friend Of Craftster and join our next swap. If they were lucky enough they MIGHT get partnered up with kbauer Some of them were lost, so I gave them directions of course!!!

Its a good thing everyone there liked him. He seemed to be more attracted to the breakables, but I learned he can spell! Not only is he adorable; he's smart too! Why would anyone want glass alphabet balls? It reminded me of bingo.

After getting bored looking at pinewood derby car gear for my younger brother. Bauer ran off!!! I was a lil worried when I turned to see he was not with soccerangel either. But I had an idea of where to find him.... its all my fault really.......I should not have told him um-teen-million times last night how adorable he was........

He was promptly put back in my bag so he would stay out of trouble. The last thing I need is a broken mirror and 7 years ad luck..... so we headed to get goodies for soccerangels personal swap partner..... Suddenly it hit all of us WE WERE STARVING! Soccerangel suggested Bojangles so we headed out.

He told me he didn't like chicken so I told him it was chicken of the sea, hes so gullible! Ive never seen anyone drink so much sweet tea either! geesh!

We left there to get more supplies and some groceries for mom. WalMart it is. We nearly got kicked out when Bauer was caught guzzling coffee beans straight from the dispenser!
From WalMart we went to Hancock. Bauer stayed hidden in my purse the ladies in there are very bitter, I don't see how anyone can be unhappy around such beautiful fabric and supplies galore! I'm completely baffled, Bauer took a short nap while we found more goodies for soccerangels swap. Some new toys for my sewing machine too. As soon as we get back in the car Bauer woke up and decided he wanted to drive, Again, I did not think this was a good Idea but he promptly turned up my new Between The Trees CD and went to "White lines an Red Lights" so to drown out my cautious words. We made it home in record speed, he set the cruse but never did hit the brakes .... I'm surprised we're still alive.

Now that we are home I can work on mine and Bauers surprise and Soccerangel is working on her yummy goodies. Crafting never stops here!

Friends of Craftster Secret Swap...

I joined the Friends Of Craftster Secret Swap as my first official swap I had faemystique as my partner to craft for and kbauer crafted for me ( her anazingness can be found here )! It was so much fun to stalk my partner to make her things, I went with a assortment of things she likes and I hope she enjoys them all as much as I enjoyed making them for her. I wrapped everything in tissue paper with little rhymes attached:
Take me along so you wont be alone
I can even help carry groceries home....

inside a canvas gnome shopping bag

close up of the gnome I stuffed his face and beard :o) so they are poofy!

Then inside the big package I had all the smaller things wrapped and tagged ...

my second apron, it would have been the first but I angeled for the other swap.
an appliqued dragonfly ....... ??????????

a HUGE slap bracelet???????

nope that's not it......
ITS A COZY! I really wanted to keep this one for myself.....

a nurse themed pin cushion, shes a NEW RN!!! Congrats to you faemystique! And Thank you!

I hope her girls like them!!
I got this image from another craftster. She drew it for a swap and I asked if she would mind if I used it. She was happy to oblige, so I printed it on canvas and made a snap pouch for faemystique. I have a coffee cup with this image :0)
I added recipe cards I had doubles of and a personal favorite ..... a recipe for homemade KALUAH! I had so much fun! I can't wait to do this again!!! And here is a shot of all the loot together!


Vintage Apron

I angeled for the Kitchy Kitchen Swap on

I just got confirmation from the USPS that she recieved and

Im too excited so Im posting here till she posts on Craftster ....

I LOVE IT! WoooHooo! Now time to make me a fabu one!


Alternate Zipper For Wallet Tutorial

Every measurement is the same EXCEPT the inner fabric and interfacing. ADD an INCH
Measure 1 1/2 inch from the top of your INTERFACING
Cut your fabric across here
line up right sides together and sew using 1/2 inch seam allowance and longest stitch possible(you will rip this out later)
This will make your zipper 1" from the top of the wallet and make your inner piece back to the 10" size like your outter fabric.
Press that sucker down GOOD!Pin your zipper directly on top of you seam
Sew your zipper in place. only on sides shown, you dont have to go all the way around this one
Rip out that seam we talked about earlier :o)

Continue to make the wallet the same way as before. JUST be sue to open your zipper when you stitch everything together or you wont be able to open it later LOL!

To me this is MUCH simpler than the other zipper! I think I like the look better too!