Friday, November 12, 2010

Bonsai Bag & Oven Mitts

Happy Friday everyone! Today is a full work day for me so while I'm on my hour lunch break i decided to do my Friday finish post. This week sewing has been crazy. Doing some last minute things for the craft fair this Saturday over at the Bennington elementary, and Wednesday was my twin sisters 25th birthday. Soo of course i was crafting for them too!

One of the twins recently moved away to live with her boyfriend in MS, and i decided i would make her some oven mitts. Her first place, and i thought they would be a very use full tool.
I made them using this pattern
i made them out of the PEZ fabric that my mom snatched up at a local quilts shop's HUGE summer sale.
They have been shipped and are on there way to her. I hope she likes them....also i hope she doesn't read this!!! woops!


For the other twin i made her the Bonsai Bag found at Rae's Blog. My sister loves purses and big ones so she can put a lot of stuff in them. She is always on the go, and hardly ever stops so she needs a big bag.
I think that it came out awesome and i have fabric all cut up and ready to make one for myself!!! Its a great pattern and very easy to follow.

i used piping for the trim, first time using it and it came out not to shabby!

Here is a picture of some ornaments waiting for ribbon

 Have a great weekend everyone!

Make sure to check out Amy's blog for other finishes!

Peace & Love J-me

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cold Hiking Trip

Happy Sunday everyone! The clocks have been changed back, and it's been kinda a weird feeling day all around. My normal routine on Sundays is get up around 10 with Garrett, make break fest watch TV and basically nap all day. Sometimes we go on errands, other times Garrett will go for a bike ride or an outdoor adventure and leave me to sleep all snuggled up in his bed.

This day was a little different. We got up at 9, and made some breakfast, watched a little TV, the nova special on the Chilean miners. We then went to Garrett's Dad's house that he is flipping which is right across the street from my house, and helped move a HUGE fridge and stove into the house.

We went over and visited my mom next and Garrett said...Lets go climb Bald mountain. I have climbed this mountain before, but I'm not huge on climbing mountains, (I'm very out of shape, but need/want to get into shape), so i said sure! We packed up some food to cook, and lots of water, and an extra pair of shoes for me, because i was testing out the hiking boots Garrett got me for free from the dump.

The climb was really fun, and extra special because i had done it before and he has never. Before we got to the top i told Garrett about this "cave" like thing, so i took a picture of him in it.
Garrett was very impressed with me because i didn't complain at all! I had to stop a couple times to catch my breath, but there was no, how about we stop here? lets just go back! ugh I can't do this. haha. In fact i said a few of those things in my head, but not out loud! (haha I hope you don't read this Garrett!) I just said to myself just keep going, its rewarding, having fun with Garrett, doing something he really likes to do!

we finally made it to the top and it was a little cold! We tried to get the cook stove going to make some beans, but it wasn't cooperating, so we just drank some tea and took some pictures!
this is a panorama i took with my camera. We didn't got to the tippy top, but almost all the way. and the view was amazing!

This is our skills with the self timer and a small tri-pod
Don't I look cold?

We decided we'd better head back because we had no idea what time it was, and didn't want to get stuck on the way down in the dark. The walk down was fun because we just talked and talked about everything. He even mentioned how when we have children we should strap them to our...really my, back and climb mountains. :] That won't be for a while though!

When we got back we were happy to see that Garrett's dad, Nevan, had started a bonfire, so we stood by it to warm up.

It was a great Sunday, one of the best ones recently. I did miss the napping, but it was totally worth it! Now Garrett's back at school, and I can't wait for next weekend to see him again, and find another adventure to go on!

I hope everyone had a great weekend too!

Peace & Love J-me

*p.s. on January 9th (in about 2 months) Garrett and I will have been together for 9 years!!! wow that's almost half our lives! (were 22)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Finish! Crinkle Baby toy!

Hello everyone! Let me tell you this story about an amazing friend of mine. Her name is Miranda, and she has the cutest 7 month old baby boy whose name is Cyrus. When I heard of his arrival, I was so excited to be able to make him some fun baby things! I made him a mitered square blankie, and baby blocks with his name on them, and now i have made him a crinkle toy, with some fun tags on it.

I went over and visited with them 2 Tuesdays ago, and they are such a perfect pair! Lets just say I am super jealous and can't/can wait to have kids of my own. I spent the day catching up with Miranda, and watching Cyrus play with his blocks and his new toy. It was such a wonderful day! I can't wait to go over and play again, I will have to come up with another toy to bring him, or maybe some baby pants?

So  let me introduce you to Miranda and Cyrus. (Miranda is an awesome photographer by the way!)
(I also raided her facebook page for these pictures!)

His first time going apple picking. Isn't this the cutest picture?

I love the hood and the tongue sticking out!!

So on to the actual finish. I had read on the Internet about how babies love things that crinkle, and I had seen blankets made with tags, so I did a little searching on the Internet and came up with this.

I decided to give it a try and made my mom go to work on eating a bag of sun chips, because they have the loudest packaging!

 So this is what I came up with:

The tags are a bit long, but i didn't know, i just thought they would be better to tug on, and stick in his mouth! They are all different texture ribbons as well to for some added stimulation.

The only issue i ran into was I didn't make the whole to turn it big enough so when i started to turn it the bag started ripping off the stitching.  But i went extra slow and made it work.

I hope you like it! I will leave you with an awesome picture she took for me, just for this post!

Peace & Love  J-me

Thursday, October 28, 2010

an earring holder thinggy....

Hey Everyone. So I love earrings. i own a lot of dangle earrings. If you didn't know i have 5 holes in my ears, and none anywhere else.

here is some back story.... (i know you all wanted to hear this)

When i was younger my mother decided that the 3 older girls would get their ears pierced. She took us to the mall i believe, and my two older sisters went first. then it was my turn. I was excited to have pretty ears, but scared to get holes put in them with this thing they call a gun! I didn't want my ears to be shot! But mom told me how it would be fine and would only pinch a little bit. YEAH RIGHT MOM! I only ended up getting one pierced , because it hurt sooo bad and i cried and screamed so much that i didn't want to get the other one done.

Now fast foward....I'm not exactly sure when, middle school, i got the holes redone. and this time no flinching and It really didn't hurt! Then I saw that my best friend had her cartilage done, and i really thought that was cool, so i got that done as well. We used a normal stud and a normal gun, i thought i was cleaning it properly every day, but when it came time to switch it the earring was stuck! that was very painful! So i bought a stainless steel earring, and put it in, and it hasn't come out since. But that's okay because i like it that way.

One of my older sisters Christine, had let her holes close over the years and then she decided she wanted to get them done again. We were at the mall and she said that she would get hers done if i got my second holes done, so that's how i got those.

anyways...back to the holder thingy. I have lots of earrings and they all are just thrown into a little Wooden box, and I have trouble finding matching ones, and i hate digging through them all. So i wanted to find something easier to store them.
I searched online and I'm sad to say I don't remember the site for where i found this idea but it is perfect!

It is a Canvas that I bought for 1.99, and painted it with some sparkly paint!
Then you poke holes with something a push pin, and insert your earrings!

Then you can hang it on the wall and it's like art! (don't mind the messy desk!)

I  have it hung right next to my fabric covered tack board i made from One Yard Wonders.

I hope you like it!!! Check back tomorrow for a Friday finish! (hopefully)

Peace &  Love J-me

Monday, October 18, 2010

Things I Have been up too

Hey everyone! Long time no talk!! So if you don't already know, I have a new job! I no longer work only 6 hours a week! I work between 20-25 hours a week! Not full time i know, but its better then nothing, and it still gives me time to sew! Which i need!! If your wondering, the job I got is at a local NH bank, and i love it! The first two weeks were kinda crazy, full time hours and doing a lot of training! But now that I'm done taking mini tests, I'm so happy to be actually working! I love it, all the customer interaction, and its not a boring job at all!

So i have been busy with that, and I have also been busy painting my room, and getting everything together, There are still some changes needed to be made but for the most part it is done!

Everything seemed to come together nicely all at once, finishing my room, getting a job, and my car working and inspected. Garrett (my boyfriend) pointed it all out to me, he said hey are lives are beginning to come together. That made me soo happy!

Other things...My friend Tonia is having a baby! A boy, and I am so excited because I am going to be the Godmother, and I'm throwing the baby shower! She is due in early February! She just started a blog so you should go check it out!
I'm making her a cute baby blankie, but i cant put pictures up, because then she will know what it is going to look like and I want it to be a surprise!

So on to crafts. I have made curtains and two throw pillows out of fabric I LOVE, i got it cheap too at Mardens in Maine, amazing store for buying fabric!

Yes that is My first quilt in the pictures too!

I also recently went to a Quilt show, and picked up some fabric from the Pure line, and made a cute gathered clutch from this tutorial!

There is more to post about but, I think this is good. More to come tomorrow I'm sure, because it's my day off!

peace & love J-me

Friday, September 24, 2010

Amy butler sew-n-tell

So for the amy buttler sew-n-tell i made a coil basket from a book that my boyfriends mom let me borrow. Its called It's a Wrap: Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets, And Bowls. It is a very neat book

here are the pictures. Its kinda messy but i think it came out pretty cool for my first one!

Make sure you check out Amy's blog!!!

Peace & Love J-me

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gussy Giveaway!

Hey everyone! hop on over to Gussy has a lot to say {and sew} and enter to win one of her tote bags!! Depending on the number of comments/entires, will determine how many she gives away! So get over there and try to win one for yourself!

Peace & Love J-me

Thursday, September 9, 2010

giveaway sorry!

Hey everyone. Sooooo Sorry I know I said Tuesday I was going to announce the winner, but I got totally distracted painting my room, now that my younger sister is moved into college...I feel sooo old, but 22 isn't old is it?

Anyways I finally Walked into the craft room today and the prize to mail out was staring at me, as if it knew it was supposed to be in the mail already.

Well here we go:

The lucky winner is number 9, Carla who said "Who exciting to get your shop up and running! I love the Key Fobs you made"

unfortunately, my fault, i forgot to ask for  e-mail addresses! whoops. So Carla if you see this, please shoot me an e-mail at, with the subject giveaway winner. Please send me your mailing address!

Here is a picture of what you will be getting!

And look what came in the mail: So exciting!!!!

Amy Butler, lotus wallflower in pink!!!!
so exciting!

Hopefully I will have something to show tomorrow for sew-n-tell

Peace & Love J-me

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sew-n-tell Friday & Giveaway

Hey everyone! So I have been working hard on getting my shop up and ready and I have posted about 8 items last night! Here is what I have finished and posted!

Four Cute crayon rolls for back to school!

pocket tissue holders!

And Key fobs!

In the excitement of my shop opening up I would like to host a giveaway! I will be giving away One key fob, and a cute headband! I haven't decided what ones i will be doing, so it will be a surprise! this is a $10 value!

Here are the ways to enter!

1. Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is in my shop
2. Leave a second comment if you are a follower! (Become a follower to leave a second entry)

I will use Mr. Random, to pick the winner. I will pick on Monday Night, so the winner will be announced Tuesday Afternoon!

Thank you for entering!

Make sure to check out Amy's blog for other Friday finishes!

Peace & Love J-me

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sew-n-tell Amy Butler

Hey everyone. So Over at Sew-n-tell Friday on Amy's Blog she is challenging everyone to make things out of Amy Butler fabric or using amy butler patterns. I just love Amy Butler's Fabric! Here is a neckalace I made using her fabric and her free pattern on her website! It didn't turn out as long as it was supposed to because I didn't read the instructions completley right so I will now know how to do it for next time!


Make sure to come back and check back with me becasue I will be opening an Etsy Shop next week!

Peace &  Love J-me

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some new things!

Hey everyone. Those friends of mine who are also my facebook friends might have noticed today that I made a "Company" page for Made by Jme! If you are not a facebook friend but would like to "like" my page over in the side bar ------> there is a box where you can do so!

Another awesome thing underway is an Etsy Account! The site is:, but there is nothing up for sale just yet! After this weekend there will be. I am doing a craft fair in Hancock on Saturday for the Old Home Days, therefore I do not want to list items up for sale until after the craft fair. Wouldn't it stink if you bought something and the come to find out i sold it? So Come to the Craft fair in Hancock. Selling starts at 9am, and goes till I think 3. The booths are located in the old horse stables where the farmers market normally is held. I will also have some artwork (aka Photographs) Up for show as well in the annual photography exhibit so make sure to check that out too!

I wanted to update everyone on things I have been working on for the craft fair. I think my "hottest" item will be the Crayon Roll. It is perfect for back to school time! and it comes with 24 crayola crayons. Something awesome i noticed about these crayons is that they are now using solar power to make them! Yay for going green! (please note empty crayon boxes will be properly recycled!)

So make sure you stop on by and check it out!

I will leave you with some pictures of what to expect at the craft fair.

cute crayon roll outside


more pinned and ready to sew!

fun prints!

Yummy Key Fobs!

Keyboard key jewelry! ILU <3

Please remember to leave comments! I love hearing from everyone!

Peace & Love J-me

Friday, August 13, 2010

Christmas in....August..?

Hey Everyone!
So I have been a busy bee!
Last winter I was hanging out with a couple crafty ladies (my boyfriends sister and mother).
Sue, His mother came up with the idea that we should sell our crafts at a Christmas fair next year.
So I have been slowly buying things using my Joann's coupons
Just recently I started putting things together.
I came up with the idea for my yo-yo Christmas ornament using the scraps from my quilted ornaments.
Cute huh? And such a good scrap idea!
Here are the "Quilted Ornaments"
 I also have a craft fair coming up next weekend so I have been making some Key Fobs
I plan on opening up an etsy shop next week and making business cards to hand out at the craft fair
that way if people don't have money or cant decide if they want to buy they can go online!

Stuff I will have up for sale:
Key Fobs
Pocket tissue holders
Keyboard Key Earrings
Small fabric covered button earrings
Keyboard bracelets
Bottle cap earrings
And maybe some Crayon Rolls

So please come back and check up on me during the week!

Thanks for looking

Oh and don'
t forget to see Amy's blog for other finishes!!

Peace & Love J-me

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Hey Everyone. My Boyfriend and I got back from a weekend trip to Montreal on Monday, and I wanted to share with you what we did. We drove there, took about 5ish hours. Didn't get lost until we got into the city but we found the hostel! We took our bikes too because everyone rides bikes in the city! We went there for a music festival, and this was our 4th festival we have been to. We saw bands like Arcade Fire, Weezer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic zeros, as well as Pavement, Metric, and even Snoop Dogg! It was an amazing time. The only downside, the crowds. They were not as into it as all the other festivals we have been too. Part of the thrill is being squished and shoved, and jumping around. But I still had fun! Here are some of my best pictures from the weekend:



Arcade Fire

Snoop Dogg


Yesterday was my moms Birthday and i am in the process of making her some Place mats, because she loves them. So that will probably be my sew-n-tell for tomorrow, so make sure to check back!

Peace & Love  J-me

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Sew-n-tell Purse

So i know that it is almost the end of summer but I finally got my simmer purse done. I was spending all my time on my quilt i almost forgot about the purse. I finished it in one day, yesterday,. because today i am leaving for Canada for a music festival with my boyfriend. So here it is:

It is from a pattern i bought at Joann's when they had there 1 dollar pattern sale
I got the fabric from Keepsake Quilting a while ago and i finally put it to use! I got the button from my stash!

And it is just a sold pink on the inside with one patch pocket. I am wishing that I had put a zipper in but I was on a deadline. 

Make sure to check out other Friday finishes at Amy's Blog

Peace & Love J-me