Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vida de los muertos

I am really getting excited for fall.I like all the holidays, cool weather so I will be able to walk the dogs more often and all the family gatherings. I went to Joann's craft store yesterday and they already have Thanksgiving stuff for sale. Just a reminder of how fast time flies by. I found some great fabric for Dia de los Muertos or All Saints day. This is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latinos living in the U.S. and Canada. This holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It begins on November 1st and All Souls' day which occurs on Nov. 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite food and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. I went to a sewing class with my niece today and begin to make these purses/bags and I am still deciding which one I want to keep for myself. It was alot of fun and quick once I got the hang of it. Thanks Jessie for inviting me today!

Monday, July 6, 2009

I made another memory book!

I went to a new scrapbook place with my niece jessica and found this cute book idea. It is a book that came in white and you paint it first with acrylic paint then let it dry and scrapbook you pictures on it. So I decided to do it with my boys pictures. I came out colorful and better then I expected. I was worried about the painting part but is was easy and dried real fast. I am pleased with it and have it out on my dresser in my room for all to see.

Another finished project!

This blanket I made for my friend at Starbucks. She too loves brown and pink together. It was an easy blanket to make and a very different one from most of my blankets that I have made in the past. I am glad she liked it!