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Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekend Wrap - 6/21/2010

We had a wonderful Father's Day Weekend.  Somewhat relaxing, good weather, and good cooking!

The Spunky Diva blog received it's first award "Beautiful Blogger"!  Thank you, Joy! 

I made the guy's in the family these M&M Bow-Ties which they all thought were great.  Who doesn't love M&M's?  Many thanks to Alison at Oopsey Daisy for posting this idea, and sharing the pdf of the cards.  It was very helpful late Saturday evening, LOL!

For my hubby, I made some guitar polishing clothes by using soft duster cloths for a dollar at HEB (Texas grocery chain) and using some embroidery to personalize them.  I used two clothes sewn together to create the final cloths to hide the back of the embroidery design, and to make the overall feel of the the cloths thicker.

If I made these over again, I would lay out the two clothes and trim them down to match.  I didn't realize when I started how unevenly cute the fabric was.  I should have trimmed them down to matching sizes before placing the embroidery designs.  Each of these designs was an embroidery design that I customized for Randy.  Here are the steps to make these:
1)  Figure out embroidery design,
2)  Stitch design on cloth,
3)  Place two clothes with right sides together,
4)  Stitch around the outside, leaving a gap to turn it right-side-out,
5)  Turn right-side-out, and then stitch around the outside 1/8" from the edge.
6)  And you are done!

I still have my "Spunky Diva" booth banner looming over my head...  Maybe that will get finished next?


  1. LOVE those M&M Bow ties!! I have to do that next year!

  2. What a fun idea!! I'll have to remember this next year, thanks!


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