Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Book Slipcovers

Looking for that perfect gift for book lovers? These book slipcovers are so easy and fun to make. I gave these two to my mother for Mother's Day. She loved them and is asking for some more for her friends. I made two different sizes. One for smaller paperbacks and one for larger paperbacks.

You can make them reversible too! The one on top is not reversible because I added the flower embellishment. But if you want to leave off the embellishments, you can make it reversible.

This one is reversible.

This is the inside of the slipcover, but it can be reversed to make it the outside.

This is a great way to use up some scrapes and protect your books from all the fun stuff that comes with summer - i.e. pool water, suntan lotion, popsicles, etc.

I hope you enjoy some summer reading in style!

Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm Still Here...

Hello? Is anyone still there?

Wow, it has been a while. Too long! It has been a busy month for the Torrances. I had the privilege to stay with my niece and nephew while their parents took some neighborhood kids to Kids Across America. I had a blast with kiddos! Here are the outfits from this post. This is the twirly skirt that I love making. I need to get busy and make some more!

And the tie applique I made for her big bro:

Then there was lots of bubble baths. This child loves him some bubbles! He asked two or three times before lunch if he could have a bubble bath!

I love those kiddos. I can't wait to see them again!

Then I went to Atlanta to spend some time with my sister while Michael was on a motorcycle trip. And a week ago we were here:

Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica! We had a blast. We went with our old neighbors from Statesboro.

It was great hanging out with them and catching up. They are so sweet and so much fun. We spent a lot of time here with our feet in the sand...

And looking out at the amazingly clear blue water. It was so beautiful! And when we were not on the beach or eating, we could be found here...

This is the main pool. There is another one we spent more time at. It was a little smaller and about 20 feet from our room. I love the lounge chairs that sit in the water. So nice. I miss me some meat patties though!

These are just a few photos. There are photographers everywhere ready and willing to take your picture. We had mini-photo shoots just about every day!

And this was our dreaded last walk on the beach =( It was really hard to get back in the swing of things, but that's life. We can't make a living in paradise!

This was a very nice and much needed vacation for the two of us. I am thankful that we were able to share it with such good friends.

I hope to start posting more in the days and weeks to come. I hope that you will hang in there and wait for more to come! Hope you all are having a safe and fun summer!