Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tonight is the deadline

Get your pics into the flickr group for your Tie One On day!! I will be picking tomorrow morning!!

Finally, completely, done!

The last of the nightstand got finished today...a new hole drilled for the knob. The hubs said I needed to coat the drawer sides, so I did that. Now, it's official and will be put back in my room, minutes from now!!



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I have to wait FAR too long...

But then I guess I can keep the thrill of anticipation going...........

The official release date of:

EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I am way past ready!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Night stand d-o-n-e

Well, mostly. LOL
I turned it upside-down to reattach the top and I noticed that I was not a great painter. hahaha

The whole thing

New knob
Say it with me: burnt peanut Red.ahhhhhhhhh
Touch ups are done, now I have to wait at least 24 hours before I can put the drawer back in.

Oh yeah, the before shot:

Yep, it looks so sad in green and so happy in the red!

It feels good to finish this first step in my epic bedroom makeover!!
After the holidays, I just may paint my armoire........
Next stop on the makeover....headboard.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Finished Files--mug rugs and coasters from fnsi

Well, it took a little bit of time, but I finally finished the items from my Friday Night Sew In.
(check my side bar for more info)

4 tag shaped mug rugs using a modified sweetwater pattern

2 sets of Flirty Fifties Coasters  
(I have enough fabric for 4 place mats too.   eeeeee)

I haven't really decided what I am going to do with all of it yet.  I am in a swap and I pretty sure a mug rug will be going her way. :-)

On my to-do list:
1) stocking swap
2) spock dish a request
3) got a request to make a white sock cow (that should pay for the christmas fabric I just ordered )
4) a few gift card holders
5) put up the star trek universe and other christmas decor
6) christmas shopping and menu planning (thinking smoked turkey and tri tip mmmmm)
7) christmas cards

There is probably a bunch more stuff, but this is what I am thinking about the most.

Time to get bizz-ay! 

Just hear that jing jing la laaaaaaaaaa something, something sleigh ride together with youuuuuuu

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tie One On Day - I did it!!!

Did you? I didn't know if I was supposed to be anonymous or I went with anonymous. Although I have a feeling my neighbor will know it's me.
I put everything in a little bag and hung it on their door knob so the next time they open the door, it will be waiting for them.

I got such a thrill dropping and running!!!! I can honestly say that I love giving more than getting, and trust me, I love to get!!!

There is still time if you want to make a little love and drop it off.

I'm off to add my picture to the flicker group. 

FYI...the winner will get an apron just like the one I gave....twinseezes!!

Two loaves of banana nut bread and a neatly folded apron.

The apron! I am loving this fabric combo!!!!

I hope they like everything!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Coming this Wednesday.................

Project Tie One On Day!!!
Who's day will your brighten?! 
I am working on my aprons to give and one to give again!!!


Apron teaser:
 These are the fabrics I will be using...fab, right?

A little repeat from a previous post:

I firmly believe in giving back. Who knows, some day I may be in need.
Tie One On Day fits me to a 'T'. Feeding people and making aprons are two of my most favorite activities. I am doing it again this year and I want to encourage all of you out there in blogland to do the same.

The challenge Encouragement:
Make or purchase an apron; wrap it around a goodie; put a little note in the package; spread some love. Easy peasy. Ooooo, I'll even feature an apron tutorial....I know just the one! :-) 
Karen, Oh Karen.........

The prize: mmmmmmmmm...............
How about an apron made by yours truly? Yep, sounds like a plan!!

How to get said prize:
**Become a follower of The Distracted Domestic
**Deliver your apron o' love
**Post you giftee on the flickr group page
Post a picture of your little goodie package and a little blurb about your giftee. 

I'll give you a few days after Thanksgiving to get your pics up; it will be a shopping, eating and family kinda weekend, right?
Sooooooooo, The first Wednesday after Thanksgiving, I (or other family member) will draw a name from a little bag. (11/30/11) Heck, maybe even two. How about one prize for every 15 people that participate? Grand prize an apron. I'll make mug rugs and little bags and gift tags....oh and yeah, let's keep me super busy with sewing people!! Tell your friends!!

Let's see how many people we can bless this holiday apron at a time!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FNSI - November with Dooney and Bourke

Well, I got a lot done, but not a lot finished. LOL  Maybe tonight?

I made 8 flirty 50's coasters and 4 gift tag mug rugs. Everything just needs to be turned and topped stitched.

I was going to work on them today, but the Christmas shopping bug bit me while I was taking the man/child to work. Alas, I bought only three for ME!! Bad me, bbbaaadddddddd (but in love) me!!

Now, picture this really, REALLY RED. Now tuck in the long strap.....
Santa hubby doesn't know his shopping is done yet. 

This is the red I am talking about .
I can't even tell you how yummy it is in person!!
I wonder if there is a matching wallet?

I purchased it pre-sale to save 25% but now I have to wait until the sale to pick it up. It's gonna be a lloonnggg 11 days, then I have to wait until Christmas day....maybe....

Friday, November 18, 2011


The season of giving has begun!

I actually have wrapping done before Thanksgiving!!
I can't even tell you how awesome that is! 

I still have bunches to do, but now I have a head start that hasn't happened for the last few years!!

Let the festivities begin!!!!

Don't forget, you can win a apron made by me if you participate in the Tie One On Day event!
It's never to late to join in on the joy of making and giving!