Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
I haven’t had much time to craft since my little guy was born but this past weekend me and my kids made the trip to my parents house and my mom and I played with her sillouette and some shirts we found on clearance. I am wanting a sillouette more now then before and love the things you can do with it! My daughter loves her new shirts we made and I am sure my son will look adorable in his when it fits him! The white on the butterfly and the body of the sheep are flocked and gives it just a little extra texture that makes it that much more fun!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I came across a “Create with me challenge” on Ucreate, and just had to play along. Recently we bought a new couch and it is screaming for throw pillows. After a quick trip to IKEA for pillow forms (down 20” pillow forms are only $7.00, what a steal!) I had to then figure out what I really wanted to do. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money either, so I just went through my fabric “stash” and found a couple of things I really liked. Left over canvas from one project, and some light blue jersey knit that was given to me. PERFECT!
I followed the tutorial found here and went to work… It ended up taking a bit more time than I had planned, but the lack of sleep last night was worth it. My 4 year old came to me this morning and said “Mom, I sat on the couch this morning to watch cartoons and saw a new pillow, it is SO CUTE!” What a compliment :)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Introducing our newest model….
My little man was born June 1st and doing great! Weighed in a 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long, a full 2 pounds 10 ounces bigger then my daughter. It is awesome having a full size baby! I can’t wait to find boy projects to create and share with everyone. My daughter is a very big help so I am sure she’ll help with some projects for him.
I did finish his quilt and love how it turned out. I haven’t got a picture of him with the quilt but here is a picture of the finished product! I almost want to just hang it on the wall to look at because I know how much time and energy went into it but would be sad if he didn’t use it and love it.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
But on to the second project I have been spending all my time on...
My little boy just turned 2 years old and I wanted to do something awesome for his birthday present. I have noticed that every time we visit one of my sisters houses, he goes directly to their little girls play kitchens and never leaves. It is time for him to have his own kitchen!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
My kids have been obsessed with waffles lately, asking for nothing else each morning. I have been trying to get creative, making different flavors, and adding things to our waffles each day to mix it up a bit. Some days prove to be successfull, others, not so much. Today, was lucky for me, a success! Here’s our take on Apple Pie Waffles. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
When I'm learning a new skill, I'm not smart enough to start easy with solid instructions, I just kind of go at it, with things that are probably WAY over my head (my mom can attest to this), and quilting was no exception. I got an idea in my head, kind of had some instruction on appliquéing from Jenni, and went for it. I found a picture I liked online and duplicated it. I have no idea where that picture came from or where it is now, so I can't reference it.
This quilt was started about 4 months prior to my daughter (my oldest, now 7) being born, and promtply finished shortly after her 2nd birthday. I really had no idea was I was getting myself into. Everything is hand appliqued, with 3D wings, and then hand quilting in place. It is so imperfect, and her poor face isn't done yet (still haven't decided exactly how to finish that), but I love every aspect of the quilt. Every ounce of my creative energy went into it and figuring out how to piece it together and get it to work. I would never do a quilt in this same way, but I learned to much from this first quilt. Also, my daughter loves it, and really, that's all that matters.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
I have been MIA for awhile and I really do have a reason. Every spare minute I have had has been used getting a quilt ready for this little one…
I am now done with the quilt top and can focus on other projects and getting ready for the arrival of our little boy in June! Once he arrives, I will post a picture of the finished quilt (after being quilted and bound) and our little bundle modeling it! I LOVE how the quilt top turned out and had to share! I found this pattern at a Quilt Shop Hop a few years back and fell in love! When I found out I was pregnant, I knew that if it was a boy I had to do this quilt. It was intimidating at first but not too bad once I finally got started. It was worth every second of work I put into it. If you would like the pattern or to see what other fun quilts the designer has done, it is done by Chitter Chatter Designs. And now for my bragging moment….my super cute quilt top!!!!!!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Jenni posted a few days ago Osh Kosh is collecting origami cranes and will match each one made with an article of clothing for Japan kids. Their goal is 50000. I got mine made and want to challenge everyone to make a few. The info was posted by Jenni on Mar 30th. Go to that post for more info.
While you are on their website check out all the pictures others have sent in on the cranes they have made. It is very inspiring.
I’ve been spending the cold wintery spring days playing with my Silhouette. It is so much fun. These are a couple of the things I’ve done. Others are still in process and I will show them later.
My downstairs family room is decorated in a woodsy look so my hubby’s deer fits along with my collection of bears. When I saw these pine trees I knew I had to come up with somewhere to use them. I love them.
This on is headed for AZ but I think I may remake one similar for my entry where it will be at home.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
I'm sure most of you have heard about CSN stores. They are all over blogland right now and it's easy to see why. They have a great selection of anything you can think of.
Right now, I'm working on replacing a bunch of the lighting for my house, I want new fixtures for my dining and kitchen really bad and they have lots of great choices, the problem is narrowing it down to only one. I'm also making a list of new cookware to replace all the hand me downs we've been using since we got married 8 years ago (I told you, I'm NOT the chef of the family). They really have something for everyone.
CSN Stores is offering a $20 off code to one of our readers to be used towards any purchase! If you'd like to win, simply make sure you're a follower and comment on this post. We'll pick a random winner on Monday Apr 4th, and send you your code!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I received an email from OshKosh with a way that they are helping the children affected by the Tsunami in Japan and wanted to share this opportunity with everyone that may want to help. This is a great idea that OshKosh has come up with and I love that you don’t have to live near an OshKosh store to help out. View this website for all of the information http://www.carters.com/Cranes-For-Kids/cranes-for-kids,default,pg.html?id=oshkosh&cm_mmc=ETOshKosh-_-campaign-_-Crane+Japan+Reactive+2011+03+29-_-Shop+Learn+Moreemail@example.com