Friday, November 9, 2007

Blessings Friday: A Successful Week

I have been blessed to have some of my family here visiting me. While they’ve been off for a few days visiting the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, I’ve spent the time working on my projects. They return tonight and we have wonderful plans for the weekend.

The goals I listed the other day have been achieved and my week has been successful.

Goal 1: Two More Bend-the-Rules Clutches



I used Regina’s button (Creative
Kismet) from the Embroidered Button Swap for this clutch—it complements the lining fabric perfectly. The fabrics are by Kaffe Fassett.



This bag has a button I made from a little piece of the lining fabric which is a Michael Miller design. The exterior fabric is Bunkhouse by Moda Classic. Learning to make covered buttons is the most useful new skill I’ve learned lately.

Goal 2: Deck the Halls Ornament Swap Project

In this swap you make an ornament and buy one. This project is done but I can’t post it until my swap partner receives it.

Goal 3: Three Puppet Theatres



The final of three doorway puppet theatres made for Christmas. My husband wanted it to be patriotic. No one in my family reads my blog so I’m perfectly safe posting pictures.



These are the theatre cases.



Once again I put the covered button trick into play.

Goal 4: Operation Christmas Child



My husband and I shopped for two boxes for Operation Christmas Child: toys, Crayons, coloring book, hairbrush/comb, bars of Ivory soap, 4 washcloths each, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.


Have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

Ali said...

My mother is off to Vegas in about a week - she's so excited!

Your puppet theatres turned out beautiful - you're really cracking through the handmade presents. Must get started...

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love those little clutches. You have such a good eye for your fabric combinations. I bet your fabric stash is to die for :-)

Vonna said...

Every time I come and read your blog it is a treat for the eyes. Your fabric and creations are just wonderful. And what a big heart you have!

lisa said...

The little bags are perfect. I've been seeing this book around quite a bit. I think I'll have to pick up a copy for myself. Have a nice day!

Kristie said...

Busy week for you, June. It's all delightful, but my favorite was the bandanna-fabric clutch. Too cute! See you tomorrow.

Lynn said...

Your puppet theaters are gorgeous, you and your husband both did a great job picking out the fabrics. I think it's about time for me to make a couple clutches too!

a pink-bee said...

WOW ! What wonderful boxes you made up for the child, am sure they will love them !
Love those puppet theatres!I have got to make some of those :) Thanks :)
Have a happy weekend :)
crystal :)xo

Kari & Kijsa said...

Those puppet theaters are so cute!!! How much fun....you are so creative and sweet to support Operation Christmas Child....they do so much!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Yummers! said...

Cute puppet theater!! My favorite of the 3 is the first one... however they are all adorable!! Your gradchildren will love them. Do the puppets shown with each go with them?? Love Raggedy Ann and Andy!!! Your purses are darling... the button adds that special touch! I haven't covered buttons in years... but now I'm anxious to play with them again.

Have a wonderful weekend with family!
Hugs, Joni

April M. said...

I've finally found you...growing up everyone used to say, "hey April, where's May and June."

I just ran across your blog today, and I love it blog and the projects that you've made.

Sunny Kristi said...

I was so tickled when you said you went to Target to buy for your Operation Christmas Child gifts. I did the same!! I was wondering if we got some of the same things and see that we did. I also got toothbrushes, toothpaste, Ivory soap, washcloths and of the toys I see we got the same little bear. I did a girl and a boy box and let my daughter help. She is learn so much about giving! :-) Glad you got so much accomplished this week, it must feel really good!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wonderful projects all around JunieMoon! Love the raggedy puppets, they are so cute. What exactly is a theater case?? Are they the bags to hold each different stage and set up?
Smiles, Karen
p.s. Your package is on it's way! Thanks!

Scrappy Moments said...

Oh I Love Your Projects :0 You did get a ton done & You just Reminded me, I need to do Operation Christmas Child This weekend, I have been doing it every year for 10 or 12 years now. We do a Box for each child we have, so my daughter picks out for a girl her age and my son, a boy his age :) It's such a wonderful thing and such a Great Charity.

Angie

Saucy said...

Loopy and I do Operation Christmas Child every year. I have to finish it up and get it away. Where we live, we can drop it off at Safeway! Can you do that?

I love your puppet theatres so much. What a grand idea. Are you absolutely, positively sure that nobody in the family reads your blog? Only my mother and brother read mine, so I'm putting some spoilers up too.

Storybook Woods said...

So lovely !!! Clarice

Carol said...

I look forward to my Saturday mornings so that I can lounge around Junie Moon's blog. Such great projects this week!!!!!!
The lesson in love was great and besides that...kids really love that mickey mouse fabric *cringe*

Vickie said...

I love the clutches! I really like the colorful dots. You have some terriic goals.

SugarShop (Dena) said...

Oh my, you have been busy! Your puppet theatres are wonderful! Very cool to have your husband be involved!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

You are such a productive lady June. Love yet another theatre.
I MUST make one of those clutches too. I'm sure they would be great for anything.
I'll have much to show this afternoon......
Keep an eye out.....

Regina said...

Everything looks so wonderful!!

I love that you are actually using the buttons from our swap. I kind of have a problem with hoarding those kinds of things.