Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dear Anonymous

In reference to your comments on my right to life post: You are entitled to your opinions, however:

God does not kill children, humans do.

If your birth control fails its still a miracle that you conceived the very same night your BC failed. Pregnancy is not a coincidence or a right but a gift and a miracle. Ask any woman who can not have children or has trouble conceiving - its amazing babies are born healthy at all.

If you aren't willing to accept the possibilities of the outcome of intercourse keep your legs closed. Sex was not created or intended for your selfish pleasure but for procreation - the creation of a child. Sex only "feels good" because if it didn't you wouldn't do it and, thus, no procreation.

If a fetus "is not a concious being" at what point does it become one? When it is tangible and you have feelings for it? When it's heart beats? When it can relieve itself? When it has hair? That all happens far sooner than you might believe.

Friday, February 13, 2009

After only 6 years....

After only six years I've completed this dress. I originally started it to wear to my cousin's wedding. I picked up the fabric at a little store in Austria while visiting my dad. I think it was a store that caters to Indian and Muslim women's fashions. I'm surprised that it even fits me after six years and a baby. It's a little snugger than I'd like but it's wearable.

The pattern is #6586 from Butterick. It was a super simple pattern so I am off to make another dress with more fabric that's been sitting around my office for far too long.

Yay for Spring!

My newest book.....

Through I found a new (or new to me) way to sew up a handbound book. It's called Swedish Binding. Here is my completed handsewn book.

For the covers I used an old pillowcase and the inside is covered with some scrap swiss dot fabric. I had much better luck with the glue this time.

The book is large, about 9x11, but it is going to be my "possibilities" book so I needed it to be large.

The book is sewn together with orange embroidery floss.

I made some mistakes with this book so it's good I was only planning on using it for myself. But, now I know how to do this technique so I'll be trying it again (and getting it right) for a new book soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine Giveaway Winner

Using the List Randomizer from I have a winner for my Valentines.......Princess Golden Hair, Congratulations!

Thank you to all who entered.

Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stop the Freedom of Choice Act

To sign a petition to stop the Freedom of Choice Act click here.

"The human embryonic heart begins beating approximately 21 days after conception, or five weeks after the last normal menstrual period (LMP), which is the date normally used to date pregnancy." Wikipedia

"The Bible teaches that the child in the womb is truly a human child, who even has a relationship with the Lord" courtesy of Priests for

As young as 7 weeks you can see your baby on an ultrasound and you can see the little heart beat. At just 10 weeks your baby has it's major organs and fingernails are beginning to grow.

Don't punish your baby for the mistakes YOU'VE made.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vintage Inspired Funky Floral Jumper - Size 3

My latest completed project. I figure if it doesn't sell I'll save it for Ada (but if it does, no biggie! I certainly don't need to be storing clothes for three years!)

I made this using a vintage pattern (my mom used to make this dress for me) and a great Robert Kaufman print. To see the 1000Markets listing click here.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Need a great but cheap picture mat?

I have a GREAT tip for anyone who hates to pay for mat boards and they don't know how to cut mats:

I had my daughter's pictures done at a major dept. store and they wanted 30 bucks for a collage picture and another 20 for an ugly frame (on sale!) so I figured I'd just do it myself. When I went to find a collage frame and mat board the over-the-counter frames and mats didn't fit the size of the dept. store pictures (how convenient). But, I found my way around that!

Buy a sheet of art paper and cut out areas for the pictures. It looks just like a mat and it cost a heck of a lot less than a custom mat! $2.49 instead of $22.00! I bought an 11x14 frame from Micheal's for around $9.00 (55% off) so that's a huge savings! (I'd do the math for you but I suck at math :)

And the bonus? There was some left over room on the "mat" for a little scrap booking detail that reads: Ada 6 months (you know, to distinguish these pics from ALL the other pics around the house)

I can not take all the credit for this grand idea, however. The nice employee behind the Micheal's custom framing counter gave me the idea. Naughty her for saving me so much money!