Sunday, May 27, 2012

Look what I made!

          Meet our Little Daffodil, also known as Daphne! We found out we were adding her to our family shortly after my last post. She joined us, happy and healthy, in late April. She’s growing beautifully and is a very mild mannered babe. She sleeps wonderfully and gazes into your eyes as if to read your soul. She is all around wonderful!
          Between being pregnant, having Scouts and PTA, and taking care of everyday life blogging took a hiatus. A little longer than I expected. But now Daphne is a month old, Scouts is slowing for the summer and PTA is straightened out so I’m giving it a go again! I’ve been at my desks lately, organizing and making my list of projects to be completed. Soon I will be sharing new tutorials and crafts in general. Once I get my Mom’s Mother’s day gift done I will share it! Yes, I know it’s a bit late. I didn’t give myself enough time and every time I picked it up, a little someone had something to say about it! But I’m excited to start sharing again and it is on the top of my list of things to get finished. In the mean time, enjoy some baby cuteness!
"What in the world is that?!"
Cozy with Mommy

"We're gonna do what?"


Monday, August 22, 2011

Back in Action

                Doodle Bug started first grade today. We had a lot of family time this summer. Now that school is back in, I’ll be able to regain my every other day blog schedule hopefully. Crafting and sewing went by the wayside for a bit too. I went days without even touching my machines or computer!
We started off summer with a shaving cream mess and ended with another one. 

The second was better because we also played in the sprinkler and Hubby made a homemade slip n slide! PS my kids don’t know how to slide! But they both had a blast none the less. 

Here are a couple of things I’ve made this summer as well.

I made Peanut this little outfit from left over fabric from one of her birthday gifts. I used an old 18 month onesie that was kind of masculine and had a funny shape. Cut off the bottom, serged the edge and the sleeves and appliqued on some of the trains from the fabric. I gave the waist band a little ruffle at the top by sewing a line across the top of the elastic casing before I put the elastic in. It turned out so cute! And my little GIRL Thomas fan gets something just for her! Have you ever tried finding stuff for girls with Thomas? It’s not happening! Which is totally irritating because my little fairy princess likes a whole range of things! Also, boycotting Party City because Thomas the Tank Engine is apparently just for boys! Rant over, moving on!

A bag I made for myself!

PUL envelope I made to carry Peanut’s WIC vouchers because the paper one they give you is just horrible!
Peanut’s 3rd birthday is coming up soon and maybe I’ll be able to get blogging some of the projects.

Monday, July 25, 2011


               Since money is nonexistent tight right now I have been encouraged to take on the projects and try the ideas I have for the items I already own. This led me to my yarn stash. It's not the largest of my stashes but does take up a considerable amount of space on one of my box shelves and the back of one drawer! Now I own knitting needles and crochet hooks but I don't knit and I don't crochet! I've tried both but get frustrated and push it aside. Hubby can crochet though which is pretty cool! One day I swear I'll learn one or both!
               Awhile back I bought one of those kits for kids that has a little loom and loops to make pot holders. My sister had one when we were growing up but I never figured out how to use it since the instruction sheet was gone. So after I made 3 potholders (and subsequently gave Peanut for her play kitchen) I never ordered or even check the craft stores for more loops. I just set the loom aside and went on with my life. Until recently when I started to feel claustrophobic in my craft space and felt like I needed to use things up to regain some of my creative space. I started to wonder if I could weave on the loom with the yarn I had accumulated. And seeing as I was up at 4:57 for some ungodly reason this morning I gave my idea a try! This is what I ended up with.

               I'm going to throw it in with the next wash and see how it comes out. I'm not sure what the yarn is made out of but it is really soft and I'm thinking it may make a good face cloth or something. As soon as Peanut sees it though, I'm sure she'll want it. It does match her room perfectly!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

What I've been up to

This quilt has been in the works for quite some time now. The animal prints were all bought as rements at different times with no known projects in mind. I knew after a while they wanted to be in a quilt together so I cut the 3 inch squares and they sat for a while longer waiting for more fabric friends. Those two extra friends arrived Wednesday after a trip to Miami with a good friend of mine! Now they have all joined together in this cute little baby quilt bound for a fall baby!
Also I am posting from my phone to see how well it works in the event we may need to let the internet go for a bit. So hopefully it looks okay! Let me know!

Monday, July 11, 2011

I'm not abandoning ship!

Image courtsey of   (It was too cute not to share! And I have cookies in the pantry so I'm all set!)
               Sorry, I told you I want to be your french fry then disappeared. Life happens, ya know! Doodle Bug is even behind on his summer school work because when life happens sometimes it happens HARD! But we're getting things situated and hopefully soon, very soon I will be able to get some great new content to y'all. So I'm not going anywhere! I'm also about a month away from my blog-iversary so things should pick up nicely. Thank you if your one that's hanging in there with me.
               I did however participate in the Great Pouf Challenge over at Homemade Mamas and my idea for a bath toy bag won! Theirs turn out awesome, go check it out! I'll show you mine soon as well.
               Also, what do you think about the new background/header?