Monday, March 30, 2009

Check out this Giveaway!

Arn't these blocks darling? Do you want a chance to win them? Go here!!!

I've got some big stuff I'm working on so don't give up on me. I really will do a "real" post this week!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sorry for slacking off in blogging this week, I guess I needed a little break. The good news is I found a fun new blog. You probably already all know about it, but just in case you don't it's called Retro Mama. I love these Easter eggs that she made out of fabric and wanted to give it a try. She has a great free pattern and tutorial to make them.

So, here is my version of them. I have to admit, I had big plans to make some for my mom and the ladies I visit teach, but I just don't think it's gonna happen!

I think I'll use my left over fabric to make a table runner. Her tutorial really is a good one and very easy to follow. You'll have to go and check it out.

And just in case you were wondering.............What takes off Black Sharpie Magic Marker from your desk and year old chair that you spent way too much money on and goes to your dining room table, let me fill you in.

GOO GONE - Does not!
WD - 40 - Contrary to popular belief, does not!
Toothpaste - Will work eventually with a whole heck of a lot of elbow grease!
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - Thank you Mr. Clean - it worked!

Monday, March 23, 2009

We have a Winner............

Thank you again to all of you who entered the giveaway! Especially those of you who came out of your bloggy lurkedom to enter! I hope you'll come visit again.
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:45
Timestamp: 2009-03-22 22:45:17 UTC
We do have a winner! #45 is Melissa from 320 Sycamore. She has a way cute blog, and a house that is small like mine so I really like her :) If you haven't visited her before go on over and congratulate her!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Giveaway is Now Closed!!!

Thank you so much to all of you that entered my giveaway! I was so excited to see that so many people participated. I will post the winner first thing tomorrow morning. And be sure to come back soon, I will definitely be having more giveaways!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I haven't done a give a way for a very LONG time so I thought maybe it was time. I also wanted to thank all of my blogging friends for their sweet comments! If I was rich and had all the money in the world I would make a little something for each one of you. I hope everyone will like this ok, it's always makes me a little nervous when it's something I made. This giveaway is for the pieced and machine quilted Spring/Easter bag and the matching pin cushion.

Soooo........ if your interested, leave me a comment and make sure I can either get to your blog or leave me an email address. This will get you one entry!

If you'd like three entries, help me get the word out and blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post.

It's that easy, I will announce a winner Monday morning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Paticks Day / Look what came in the mail!

First off, Happy St. Patricks Day. I hope you all have a wonderful, lucky day! My friends Family is Irish so they make really make St Patricks day a fun one. She asked me to make this little shirt for her 5 year old daughter McKayla, who is the cutest little thing on earth.

And, look what came in the mail last week.
Ok.......I know it doesn't look like much, but look what this cute girl made with them!
I saw them on this blog called Crafting Chicks. I actually copy a lot of ideas from this blog, like my Birthday Banner, and my Bracket Album, they are definitely some very crafty chicks.

Soooooooo, I thought these books were so adorable, I wanted to make some for my kiddos. They are very reasonably priced, but you do have to have a minimum purchase of $25 dollars. You get a lot thought, I got 8 5x5 board books, 8 8x8 board books and then these two Noah's Ark books for my kids to take to church and color in.

If your interested and want to buy some for yourself, just click here.

Oh, I almost forgot, be sure and come back tommowow, I'm having a big giveaway!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Big Reveal!

Have you ever had fabric that you liked so much that you had a hard time using it? I bought this fabric like eight years ago when I was working at Sew N' Save, I love it........a whole lot. But, it has been eight years after all and the time has come for me to use it.
I made this bags for my etsy shop and I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I really love how they turned out. And V and Co. if your reading this, I really hope you don't mind that I stole your cute little yo yo flower idea, it was just so cute I couldn't help myself.
I just cut a bunch of random sized strips then sewed them all together and quilted them on some warm and natural. The inside of them is lined with some muslin!

I think they would make a fun little easter or spring bag, for a little girl or even a grown up girl!

Ok, I think I've shamelessly promoted these enough now, sorry I hope you don't mind!

I will be putting these in my etsy shop a little later today. Right now I need to get ready to go to lunch with my mom. My hubby has been out of town for the last three weeks (except weekends), and I'm about ready to pull my hair out. My days seem to last forever, even with American Idol to look forward to yesterday. I just really miss him, and I think the kids miss him 10x more, he's the fun parent!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Super Duper Craft room, and a sneak peak!

Ok, when you have a 1400 square foot house and three kids there really isn't room for a craft room, but I'll just pretend!
Here is my sewing table, that conveniently can also be used as a dining room table!
Oh, and here is my fabric drawer, otherwise known as a post office box filled with fabric on an ironing board. (I know your all way jealous now!)

This here is my scrapbook shelf, also known as a shelf in my closet! It's not nearly as full now that I've gone digital! I still can't give up all my pretty paper though!

Here is my custom built craft drawers! My hubby got them from the neighbor down the street who was giving it away!

I'm not complaining, I am so thankful the rooms in my home are filled with my beautiful children. But..........don't get me wrong, someday..............I want my own craft room!

Here is a sneak peak at a project I'm working on and will post about on Wednesday! I love this spring fabric, (maybe because it's snowing outside right now, and I am soooooooooo ready for spring).

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Double the Fun!!!

Both of my boys were born in February, so we decided since they are still young and don't really care we'd celebrate their birthdays together. So that is exactly what we did this Saturday!
I made this banner with some paper from designer digitals. It was easy and fun to make! My daughter even did the ribbon tying for me!

Opening presents............the only part they really care about!

This one still needs a little practice!

Hmmm..............maybe a little practice on blowing out candles too!

And what's a party with out a treat bag. I made a tutorial for this bag, and wouldn't you know it, I deleted all the pictures. I'll get working on another one soon!

A day of partying can wear a little guy right out!

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm trying to decided what would increase my chances of winning this more. Letting you guys know about it so I can get two entries, or keeping quiet so I have more of a chance. Well I guess I've made my decision! Go on over to V and Co. Not only does she have a way cute blog, but she's having a incredible giveaway for these fun jellyrolls!