Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tutorial Monday and Stuff

So we decided to escape the heat and camp at the beach…..with the whole family!!  My girl and her guy for a short bit, but at least we were all there together for a bit.  So fun……..045 here’s The Dots having breakfast and no doubt discussing what’s ahead for the day!  We took a day and went to the San Diego Zoo.  My sister in law, niece, nephew and their boyfriend/girlfriend also joined us.   523345_861681306949_1512138719_n

We were lucky enough to get to feed the giraffes.  Here’s my girl431502_10151337248628906_1847556058_n with a bucket of biscuits,

and my neice with a very

hungry friend.


Next we were off to visit the Koalas…Big Dot 484082_861682674209_1604210512_ncan hardly believe it and Little Dot488209_10151337252273906_1589801515_n with his



mommy was so excited and really, really wanted to touch that Koala!!!!524520_861683143269_1751199746_n   Here’s our guys hanging out at the zoo playground….notice the wet hair… was SO HUMID, we were all dripping.    Even so,  the day was


so perfect and ended with a fun train ride for the boys and their mom and dad.

Sewing, nothing here…too much playing this week for me!!  I do have some wonderful tutorials to share with you.  Thanks once again to the crafters for sharing their pictures with us, and please give a shout out to them on your blog if you use any of their tutorials.


From Tam at Sew Dang Cute Crafts is this sweet tutorial for these super duper cute pot holders. 

Amy at Ameroonie Designs has a sweet73183562664263938_Vfuz5yrO_b tutorial for this


wonderful Side-Tie Pillow that was featured on Gwenny Penny.  Love those bows!

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Melissa at Melissa Stramel has a great tutorial for a Child’s Activity Bag as featured on Moda Bake Shop.

The mother/daughter team of Lisa and Sarah from A Spoonful Of Sugar have done it again.  First189854940512182224_pLBUtIuY_b a tutorial for this sweet Felt Luggage Tag… that star!!!  Second, a tutorialWheat Bags - full for these pretty



Lavendar Wheat Bags.  You can almost smell them through the computer!

Here we are, month 8 of Christmas Through The Year.  The group is open to everyonechristmasthroughtheyearbutton…no sign ups, just jump in when you can.  Make a gift and link up to Darlene at the end of the month and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a prize…this months005 giveaway is a hand painted summer pillow.   Now the fun part….Darlene and I are shaking our pom poms like crazy, cheering you on so you will have some gifts made and done for Christmas….I know the vision you must have in your head!!!!   Happy week everyone.


shez said...

lovely post Cheryl.xx

Carol said...

What a happy, fun post! Love the zoo pics! Glad you got away for a few days to escape the heat...time at the beach is always a good time.

sunny said...

Sounds like many happy family memories were made! Thanks for all the links. I'll be checking them out later today.

Terry said...

How cool they got to feed the giraffes! :0)

Darlene said...

A wonderful family getaway. The Dots are getting so big and are stinkin' cute. :-)

Lots of great tutorials to share - woohoo.

Kris said...

Big fun with the family!!! The little guys are so darn cute!!!
Lots of good stuff going on with you!!
XO Kris

Allie said...

Well girl that's exactly what summer is for, spending time outdoors with family and friends - that looks like such a fun get-away! Love the pics of the Dots, they're so adorable. Wow month 8, where does the time go!