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February 26, 2013

Abandoned book "Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash" by Dixie Cash ♦◊◊◊◊


Though you know that could apply on many (most?) occasions, this time it's official - It's my day for the It's All About Me blog hop!



Thanks to Madame Samm for the clever idea, Amy Bradley for the springboard pattern (and permission to change it up!) and special thanks to our cheerleader, Marlene. I've had sooo much fun looking at others' projects throughout the hop!





So here's what I got - this is my first try, the picture that I drew that nobody agreed looked like me.

Done with crayons (yay!), I used this tutorial I found via Pinterest to make a notebook cover.

And yes, my hair is blue like that.




Here's the back (I love that wavy fabric!)...




...and an action shot!

Hey - isn't the pencil holder/closure clever? I thought of that all by myself!!

Of course I had to do something else, too. Here's my little wallhanging. Since I finished it a whopping 43 minutes before I needed to get this posted, I didn't take a lot of time to muck with the color. It's close, though.







See? It's a sparkly chicken - guaranteed to distract me!




And speaking of sparkly chickens? I had so much fun adding bunches of thread to my little masterpiece that I completely forgot that I had embellishments for the yellow in the background. :smack:





You see, my UFO storage is most often empty Corn Dog boxes. The yellow background WAS going to be stacks and stacks of corn dog boxes. I guess I just have something to look forward to...



Don't forget to visit my other blog hop buddies who are posting today!

Wednesday, February 27
The Passions of Cliodana
QuiltMamas
Marathon Quilter
Marla's Crafts
Fiber Babble
Simple Sew
Sewn Seabees
Charlotte at That Other Blog
Nini's Patchwork
Charlotte's Creations
Ipiece2-Mary
My Spoolish Art

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permalink 69 Comments:
At 2/26/2013 9:52 PM, Blogger Judy B Babbled Back:  

Love your colored notebook cover, but the distractible you is a wowser! Thank you for sharing.

At 2/26/2013 10:04 PM, Blogger Robin Babbled Back:  

Yes they are totally you! Good job and I too would be distracted by a sparkly chicken!

Robin in Washington State

At 2/26/2013 10:17 PM, Blogger Cher Babbled Back:  

great sense of humor!

At 2/26/2013 10:34 PM, Blogger Lorna McMahon Babbled Back:  

Nice book cover. I love the chicken, too!

At 2/26/2013 10:41 PM, Blogger Farm Quilter Babbled Back:  

Great notebook cover and I love your sparkly chicken!! Made me smile!!!

At 2/26/2013 10:55 PM, Blogger Martina Babbled Back:  

What a great notebook!I love both versions. The chicken is just so cute! Great job!

At 2/26/2013 11:46 PM, Blogger Sue Wild Babbled Back:  

I like the notebook cover, a really useful use of the picture. I like the wall hanging too. brilliant. Will have to have a go at crayon colouring.

At 2/27/2013 1:32 AM, Blogger Susie Q Babbled Back:  

Love the quilted notebook cover what a great use for your Mini Me quilt. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

At 2/27/2013 1:40 AM, Blogger lorene Babbled Back:  

Both made me laugh! Great job!

At 2/27/2013 2:02 AM, Blogger charlotte Babbled Back:  

The notebook cover is good, but distractable you is awesome. I love the sparkly chicken. Made my day!

At 2/27/2013 2:10 AM, Blogger Britt-Inger Babbled Back:  

I love the distractible you. You are fabulous. Thanks for sharing

At 2/27/2013 3:26 AM, Blogger Sharon Babbled Back:  

Great job ....did you like using the "crayons"...I have not tried that yet but I hear it is allot of fun....

At 2/27/2013 3:49 AM, Blogger Madame Samm Babbled Back:  

how delightful images...the chicken did it for me too lol

At 2/27/2013 3:59 AM, Blogger JoyceLM Babbled Back:  

Love both projects - thanks for sharing.

At 2/27/2013 4:02 AM, Blogger Judy Cooper Textile Images Babbled Back:  

Both are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

At 2/27/2013 4:04 AM, Blogger Jeanie Babbled Back:  

I love both ladies.....love the blue hair and the sparkly chicken...yes...I would be distracted too!

At 2/27/2013 4:08 AM, Blogger Cindy Babbled Back:  

Both ladies are wonderful, you did a fantastic job. Love the chicken...

At 2/27/2013 4:24 AM, Blogger Marjorie's Busy Corner Babbled Back:  

So much imagination!!!!!

At 2/27/2013 4:53 AM, Blogger Tammy Babbled Back:  

Great projects. So creative. Love all of them.

At 2/27/2013 4:59 AM, Blogger Sowing Stitches Babbled Back:  

I want to see a room filled with sparkly chickens! :)

At 2/27/2013 5:08 AM, Blogger gpc Babbled Back:  

I love what you've done with 'yourself,' dahling. LOVE the sparkly chicken and all the ways you made this pattern your own! :)

At 2/27/2013 5:37 AM, Blogger Dee Babbled Back:  

I think all chickens need bling - rock on:)

At 2/27/2013 6:00 AM, Blogger Linda Babbled Back:  

I got a good laugh with you this morning! Both of your "portraits" are cute and funny! Great job!

At 2/27/2013 6:15 AM, Blogger Carol Swift Babbled Back:  

Such a fun post and a great way to start my morning with a laugh. Love the two YOU's and the yellow chicken. The pencil closer was a great idea!

At 2/27/2013 6:17 AM, Blogger Michele Babbled Back:  

Fun, fun, fun!

At 2/27/2013 6:21 AM, Blogger Vicki H Babbled Back:  

Both projects are great! Thanks for being part of the hop.

At 2/27/2013 6:39 AM, Blogger Agnes B. Bullock Babbled Back:  

Bravo- love both the cover and the wall hanging!

At 2/27/2013 6:41 AM, Blogger Patty D from NC Babbled Back:  

very nice changes to the pattern!

At 2/27/2013 6:44 AM, Blogger Connie Babbled Back:  

What fun projects and love the sparkly chickens!

At 2/27/2013 6:45 AM, Blogger Charlotte Thompson Babbled Back:  

Your ladies were very nice! Really like that cover and your pencil holders!

At 2/27/2013 6:51 AM, Blogger Carrie P. Babbled Back:  

your self portrait looks great on your notebook cover. both versions are so fun. seems like the sparkly chicken is a hit.

At 2/27/2013 6:53 AM, Blogger SIMPLESEW Babbled Back:  

great idea

At 2/27/2013 6:53 AM, Blogger Gwen Babbled Back:  

I love the chicken! We have lots of chickens around here and they can be quite distracting! I also love that notebook cover, especially with the pencil closure. Well done!

At 2/27/2013 6:58 AM, Blogger Linda J Babbled Back:  

Too cute on both projects! Looks like you were having a lot of fun working with the pattern.

At 2/27/2013 7:08 AM, OpenID Nellie Duclos Babbled Back:  

Love your version of the AB pattern- refreshingly different!

At 2/27/2013 7:14 AM, Blogger Thearica Burroughs Babbled Back:  

Well I surely thought the Distractible you would surely make one of the top honors for today... It did on my list! Great job!

At 2/27/2013 7:21 AM, Blogger Patty Babbled Back:  

I LOVE your 2 gals. And thanks for the notebook cover link.(Love the blue hair)

At 2/27/2013 7:23 AM, Blogger Gmama Jane Babbled Back:  

Oh, there goes a chicken...I get it!! I SOOO get it...oh there goes a rabbit!
Gmama jane

At 2/27/2013 7:41 AM, Blogger patchouli moon studio Babbled Back:  

Both of your YOU's are great. I like the notebook cover. I have some of that wavy purple and red fabric too from several years ago.

At 2/27/2013 7:44 AM, Blogger Sallie Babbled Back:  

How fun! Thanks for sharing!

At 2/27/2013 7:52 AM, Blogger Vickie Babbled Back:  

I must say.....SUPER CUTE GIRL ! WAY TO GO !

At 2/27/2013 8:07 AM, Blogger karen flick Babbled Back:  

CUTE CUTE!! perfect! Love the bangs!! and smile!! and link....thanks!!!

At 2/27/2013 8:43 AM, Blogger carla Babbled Back:  

Hi!!! Love your lady!!! Love the chicken and the hair!!! So much fun!!! Thank You

At 2/27/2013 9:14 AM, Blogger Suze Babbled Back:  

I really like the adorable notebook cover. The wavy fabric is terrific. I'm glad that you finished that block even though no one thinks it looks like you. You are a very creative lady, with the pencil closure, the chicken, the glitz, the embrodiery, the symbolism of corn dog boxes. Thanks for sharing about yourself as well as the project. Hope to see you in more hops.

At 2/27/2013 9:24 AM, Blogger Gill Babbled Back:  

I love both projects!
Thank you for sharing!

At 2/27/2013 9:29 AM, Blogger Jean Burke Babbled Back:  

These are truly adorable! The chicken is awesome!! Great job!

At 2/27/2013 9:43 AM, Blogger Brenda Babbled Back:  

Superb! From reading your post it sounds as if you had a great time filled with giggles and love! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

At 2/27/2013 9:55 AM, Blogger BizyStitches Babbled Back:  

Enjoyed your fun blog. Thanks for sharing and I think the corn dog back ground would have been great.

At 2/27/2013 9:57 AM, Blogger OhioLori Babbled Back:  

Notebook cover is great...but soooo love the wallhangin' best!!! Lol!!! My daughter would looove it even more...the chicken is amazing!!!

Thanks for the chuckles...your story is soooo fun! :)

At 2/27/2013 11:16 AM, Blogger Daphne Lewis Babbled Back:  

The notebook cover and wall hanging are great!! Loved the pic of you with blue hair!

At 2/27/2013 11:39 AM, Blogger Kathy H Babbled Back:  

Love both of your quilty ladies and that chicken is lots of fun.

At 2/27/2013 12:54 PM, Blogger Cliodana Babbled Back:  

love love your distractible lady! very cute, thank's for sharing with us

At 2/27/2013 1:36 PM, Blogger Pierro Babbled Back:  

Rosemary B here: I love both of these buuuut I adore the second YOU the most. Good grief this is adorable! You are so cute, and snazzy, and that chicken is really funny.
Oh my I am very distractable too.... it is a cross we must bear

At 2/27/2013 3:03 PM, Blogger Di Babbled Back:  

Both your versions are so creative and fun. Thanks for the smiles!

At 2/27/2013 3:16 PM, Blogger krislovesfabric Babbled Back:  

Gotta love a sparkling chicken!

At 2/27/2013 4:34 PM, Blogger StitchinByTheLake Babbled Back:  

Well I love them both! From the blue hair to the sparkly chicken to the glasses - both are wonderful! blessings, marlene

At 2/27/2013 4:37 PM, Blogger Createology Babbled Back:  

I am loving this hop and each unique Ms. Biased. Your book cover is very clever. That sparkly chicken is uber cute! Thank you for participating. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

At 2/27/2013 5:24 PM, Blogger Mary Babbled Back:  

Cute ideas. Love the book cover.

At 2/27/2013 5:31 PM, Blogger LJ Babbled Back:  

Very neat that you made 2 of you. Each of them with a different hairdo and each with it's own twist. Both of them are lovely.

At 2/27/2013 5:38 PM, Blogger Lou Babbled Back:  

Great job!

At 2/27/2013 6:21 PM, Blogger Caroline Babbled Back:  

Love that sparkly chicken on the second one! Do love the bangs on the first. Good job on both!!

At 2/27/2013 6:43 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Babbled Back:  

The notebook cover is great, especially with the pencil holder closure! Awesome! And the wallhanging!!! How CUTE!!! LOVE the chicken! I have friends raising chicks now, so know how easily they can distract anyone! Great job!

At 2/27/2013 7:58 PM, Blogger Emily C Babbled Back:  

Hahaha, I love the sparkly chicken. Guaranteed to distract most of us tbh.

At 2/27/2013 8:44 PM, Blogger Quiltsmiles Babbled Back:  

Your sparkly chicken is a winner! Both of your projects are too cute.
I also made a notebook cover. Check it out if you have time. Jane

At 2/28/2013 5:03 AM, Blogger Sue Babbled Back:  

Very nice, love the chicken! good job!

At 2/28/2013 5:07 AM, Blogger PatSloan Babbled Back:  

totally love the hair!!! This is such a fun hop, my day is here http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

At 2/28/2013 5:17 AM, Blogger Scrapbook-ChickADoodle Babbled Back:  

Terrific notebook cover. I especially like blue hair and the pen closure.
Your Distractable Me is awesome. Love the sparkly chicken. I've checked out a couple of your links. Great stuff and wonderfully fun stories. Thanks for sharing.

At 2/28/2013 1:54 PM, Blogger Robin Babbled Back:  

Hehe, so cool! Love that chicken too!

At 3/01/2013 3:12 PM, Blogger Bente-I like to QuiltBlog Babbled Back:  

Fantastic!!!

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