Monday, December 27, 2010

Away on holiday

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I know my family and I have! I'm still out of state and in the boonies so I actually have no Internet access. Occasionally my iPhone will work but most of the time I'm searching for signal or have 1 bar. It's amazing how not having Internet has made me feel so secluded and shut off from the rest of the world! I use the net to communicate with pretty much everyone. Looks like I'll be away for a few more days. I can't wait to get back home where I'm in the comfort of my own wondermus bed and snuggling with my 2 month old kittens who are probably wondering where everyone has gone.

My mother in law and I went to the fabric shop today and I loaded up on some fabric! Found some to make as curtains for our livingroom and then some others for a quilt. I also found some at walmart that was precut and some funky designs! I also picked up a pattern for a purse that I can't wait to make!

I grew up watching my mom craft and sew and I said I was never going to do that myself. Within the last 8 months I have bought my very own sewing machine and I have also indulged and become obsessed with fabric. Today I have committed myself even more...I actually bought three crochet needles and two scanes of yarn. I have so many ideas!! Lol I keep saying I cannot believe I bought that and I am so turning into my mother. Lol I have finally come to the conclusion that neither is a bad thing. Lol

Anyways...I hope to post pics of my finds when I'm back home and have access to a pc and Internet. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I hope everyone had a happy and safe new years! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Coloring Tote

I made a coloring tote for my 8 yr old niece for Christmas. I didn't have much fabric to chose from and had to use some my mother-in-law so graciously gave me to start my stash with, but I think it turned out ok. I started with the idea from A Girl and A Glue Gun. You can find her AWESOME coloring book and tutorial here. There were no measurements in her tutorial so I just kinda guessed and measured the same way she did. Here's how mine turned out...(warning: crappy iphone pics, esp the first one..bad bad lighting...i apologize now!)
 horrible lighting! it's actually two tones of pink. I wanted to put her initial on the front, but i totally screwed that up and got in over my head on that.
 one item of each. lol i was too lazy to fill it up for a photo.
 this side didn't take so much to fill up hehe
and the whole inside. not everything's straight, but the 8 year old won't notice (hopefully)

My niece carries a tote bag to church with her full of crayons and coloring books, so I thought this would work out perfect for her. My 7 year old DD has ooh'd and aah'd over it so I guess I'll be making her one. As anyone knows who has more than 1 child (esp DDs) if you make one something you have to make the others one as well. So I should have this down to perfection by the time I get the 4th one done (my niece and then my 3 DDs). 

Seems like everyone's blog I have been reading lately is posting about amazing homemade gifts, decorations, and even cookies. While I don't have any cookies to post or anything spectacular and profound to post or say I'll be leaving it at this. I'll be out of state without internet service starting today until next Tuesday or Wednesday. When I get back I plan to start my 2011 crafting resolution list. I see so many people posting these and feel inspired to do the same. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I wish all of you a safe and wonderful time!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quilt in Progress

I started quilting during the Thanksgiving holidays and I am totally and completely hooked! Here's the 9 patch quilt I'm working on and hope to get finished soon! I haven't worked on it in a few weeks though. I ordered a 1/4" quilting foot and a darning foot (I think I called it the right name. it's the one with the spring looking thing with the plastic circle on the foot) for my machine and have been waiting on them before I did more. I got them in about 2 weeks ago, but have been working on other projects. I'm going to my inlaws for Christmas and I'm taking my sewing machine and material (she sews too). Anways, here's my QIP (quilt in progress)...

Happy Crafting and Quilting! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fabric, Oh My!!

I loaded up on fabric Sunday! Although it's Walmart fabric I got it at 50% off and I'm totally okay with that! LOL I think I ended up with 20+ yards. Here's what I got...(warning: crappy iphone pic)

I also got some sheer fabric as well as interfacing. Interfacing was .73/yard (yes that's seventy three cents)! I also caved in and bought a good cutting u can see the big purple in the back as well as a large ruler! I have started my fabric stash...ooh and I have a little something extra coming in over the next couple of days! More pics soon!

Until next time!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

ooh la la!

Check out this giveaway retromummy is having on her blog!! 20 fat quarters of the gorgeous Flower Sugar range from Lecien! 
Click the picture for retromummy's blog and enter her amazing giveaway!

I would LOVE to win this! I have NO stash what-so-ever! LOL I spend most of my time searching the net and drooling over fabric I wish I could own. haha! Good luck to everyone that enters!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Leaning tree and teacher's gifts

I have been on a crafting spree the last couple of weeks! I am working on a tissue paper tree and then made Christmas presents for 2 of my daughter's teachers.

I first saw the tree at Spunky Junky and fell INLOVE with it! While I have never done anything like this before I followed their awesome tutorial, which you can find here. I didn't have a cone form so I used a large poster board and rolled it up into a cone, hot glued it, and then cut the bottom even (hence mine ended up leaning, but I think it gives it character).
I ran out of tissue paper so I'm probably going to trim it down as you can see at the top. Also, the package of tissue paper I had bought actually changed in color on me and I didn't want to get back out to buy more so my bottom is a greener blue while the top is blue. My oldest daughter says it's a princess hat. LOL

I made pocket hand warmers with hand embroidered designs on them. I then put them in felt gift bags I made.  Both teachers got a set of two.

I'm working on one more project for my niece for Christmas. I'll post pictures When I'm finished.

Thanks for looking!! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

In Need of Inspiration

I am in total need of inspiration for this blog. I Love doing all things crafty, but seems like my budget is always so tight that I cannot do anything. I'm also just getting started with crafts so I don't have stuff "just laying around." I have however started a new adventure...quilting. I have started my first quilt. I LOVE it so far. It's a very basic 9 patch. I decided to do it without borders around the blocks. Not too sure what the size with be when I'm finished. I'm hoping it'll be the size of a queen bed, but not sure that I have enough material. My fingers are crossed though!!

Back to the whole crafty inspiration thing...I follow so many blogs and so many crafty people. They seem to be always inspired and always crafting. It's like I have a crafter's block (if that's even an word). I have this want to do crafts and sewing stuff, but I'm kinda at a loss as to what to do. There's so many great ideas. Also, have to remember limited resources.

Well, until next time... Chow!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Completely devestated!

My desktop pc messed up and I have managed to lose ALL my photos. Even the photos from the births of my 3 children. Plus I have lost about 80GB of digital scrapbooking stuff, all my layouts I've done, and all my design work I've done (even if it wasn't much). I'm just absolutely devastated! It was all because I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing when I was reformatting my computer. I deleted a 200gb hard drive that we use for storage. I also reformatted it. I'm HOPING with fingers crossed that my husband, the tech guru, can fix it and recover everything. I'm just sick!! It wouldn't have been so bad if I wasn't the one who messed it up instead of just a stupid computer crash. UGH!!!

Well, until next time...chow!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Creativity abounds

I have spent the last three weeks or more painting my kitchen and cabinets. I have FINALLY finished! WOOT! Here's a couple pics...


Huge difference if I may say so myself. Much brighter, too. I personally wouldn't have gone with that shade of blue, but my husband brought that color home one day and didn't give me much of a choice. LOL I also changed all the hinges and the cabinet knobs. :)

I've managed to do two digital scrapbooking layouts today. Both were for challenges over at Scrapbook-bytes. First was a sketch challenge and the 2nd was a journaling challenge. Both kits used products from SBB made by Kari Hentzelt. She has her entire store on sale for $20!! Such an AMAZING steal! So proud of this purchase! Without further's my horrible attempts. LOL

I suppose that ends today's random post.  Until next time... take care!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bad Blogger

I am such a bad blogger! I have the intentions of blogging every couple of days but it seems I can't do that. First off I would not have anything interesting to say and would bore anyone who would even stumble upon this place.

So here's a run down of what's been going on the past week and a half...
Princess #2 lost another tooth so that makes 2 total. She still refused to allow the tooth fairy to enter her room. She's having a birthday next week and will be 6! She's a young 1st grader, but she loves it!

Princess #1 informed me yesterday when she took her lunch to school for the first time that her teacher would not let her eat it b/c she brought at PB&J sandwich. Apparently they are not allowed to bring anything with peanut butter to school! I was so mad! I understand the whole reason for kids being allergic to peanuts, but CALL me and let me bring her something else. The whole point was to save some money! They've been in school 16 days and I have already spent $80 for two kids to eat breakfast and lunch at school! This is going to change! I know I can send them to school with their own lunch for much cheaper than $80! $80!!! That just blows my mind!

Princess #1 also put me into the most uncomfortable situation last week! Her and her new little best friend had conjured up some kind of get together and didn't inform us mothers until they gave us the phone and decided we should talk. Can we say AWKWARD!! I'm pretty sure the mother thought I was least that's how she talked to me. So after that uncomfortable conversation we hung up. Guess what?! The DAD called me back and was trying to figure out what the kids were trying to do. Once again..awkward! At least he didn't talk to me like I was crazy! LOL He tried to explain how the mother was just caught off guard, etc. Ummm HELLO??!! So was I!!! We agreed to get the girls together sometime to play, but let me tell ya..i won't be calling them to schedule it. LOL They are so gonna have to call me! I don't want to be known as the weird overbearing mother who gets on everyone's nerves. Hahaha!

Guess that's pretty much it! Until next time...Chow!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Starting Over

I recently had a blog on here that I rarely kept up with, but I decided it was time to start fresh with a new look and new content. Not too sure what I'll have to say, but who knows...with 3 princesses in the house I'm sure it's bound to be interesting!

Princess 2 lost her first tooth last night. She will be 6 in a couple weeks. She just giggled like she was high on sugar. It was too cute! What's even funnier is Princesses 1 and 2 are terrified of the tooth fairy!! They REFUSE to keep the tooth in their room for fear of the tooth fairy coming in there while they sleep. They leave the tooth out on the table IN the kitchen to avoid her. Guess it just makes the her job easier since she doesn't have to search for the teeth under their pillows. My children are so funny!

The highlight of my day...guess you can call me frugal, or inventive, or even crazy! You ready for this?!  I hung a curtain across a 6ft section with dental floss. Yep, you read it right!! I said dental floss! Now imagine how silly I feel when I actually announce this for everyone to see, but I'm still quite proud of myself. Hahaha! Then I turned around and hung up another curtain over the door the same way. LOL! It works great so far!

Until next time! Chow!


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