Saturday, January 9, 2010

shopping bags with produce bags

here is a cute shopping bag with a presidental print fabric that I picked up at Alco in Colorado City. They have a pretty decent selection of fabric and it's never priced over $3.99 a yard. They don't have huge amounts though. Anyway, as you can see, this is kind of unique. One of my sisters selected this for another sister of mine. Hope she likes it! Shown here with a mesh, drawstring produce bag included with every shopping bag! Another shopping bag that one of my sisters said looked like it's calling should be boxer shorts. None of the 'men' in my house agree and are not interested in boxers made from this fabric. So, I guess the remainder will go on to be something else. I did make a pair of slippers from this as well.
Below: here they are all wrapped up and gift ready! I love ribbon and tying things up like that! also shown here is my super adorable business cards that Jeffrey got me as a gift. thank you!!! I appreciate it a bunch-very generous!!

horses for sale

Texas Miss Prefect aka Missy
Registered Quarter Horse
Has given birth once to a filly. Very fast horse. Lots of thoroughbred bloodlines. Approx 13-14 hands. Great demeanor. Has been used for playdays with teen girls, barrels and poles. Just messing around with a speed of 19 on barrels with inexperienced rider. Comfortable with loud noises, kids and animals running around her. Loads and trailers wonderfully. Farrier owned and his model horse! $800 with papers, neg coggins. Contact Jeffrey Dalton at 432-813-6740 Below: Sugar Baby aka Sugar
Registered American Mustang
Great horse! Very sweet and gentle. Farrier owned and loved. Willingly stands for farrier, brushing, haltering. Very strong and fast horse! Rugged built with no injuries. Has been ridden quite a bit; bareback and with a saddle. Readiness to learn. Not for a beginner at all, but is a great horse. Contact Jeffrey Dalton 432-813-6740

the gift of a shopping bag and tissue holder

My daughter, Brittany, works at a credit union and not long after starting there, she was required to bring a gift for a lady whose name was drawn. The gifts were to just shower her with kindness for the day, which is very sweet! Above is a cute little tissue holder that matches the shopping bag that I made to give. At Dollar Tree for $1 is an 8 pack of those little pocket size tissues! What a deal!! I made a ton of these and gave at Christmas! Easy and cute.
Above: the shopping bag all ready to give. I love tying everything up with ribbon. It's just so gifty looking!
Below: the bag laying flat.

Below: packaged and ready to be given!!

Turns out the recipient really liked her gift. I think it was the very best gift she got, but that's just me saying....

guy dish towels and cute slippers

I made these super cute and comfy slippers for some ladies for Christmas. They were all excited and put them on right away. To make them took very little fabric. In fact, the first pair I made I used a cute polka dot cloth napkin that I found at a thrift store for 10 cents. I found a suede jacket at a different thrift store and used it for the bottoms of the slippers for a more durable, non slip sole. It worked out really well. The inside is warm, soft fleece. Elastic at the back for a great fit. These were fun to make. Thank you Jacki for the pattern and the instructions that you had to email!! Below: I found these crazy guy looking dish towels and added ric rac to them. I got them for $1 each at Dollar Tree.
Here it is opened up. I wanted to give a gift to this guy who has always been sweet and helpful and whose family I absolutely adore! He is an amazing cook so I thought these were a great gift. He lives in Durango, CO on a cool ranch, so we also gave him super warm socks.