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?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Let me be your french fry!

               You know when you order onion rings and every now and again your munching along and BAM! French fry! Or maybe your a french fry person and every now and then you end up with an onion ring, either way... yeah, well, okay. You with me still, okay, moving on! I want to be your french fry (or onion ring, whatever). Let me explain. When I grow up I want to be a Craft Blogger. I want to be a big fish. I want to be one of those bloggers that companies send things to because they know it'll get the word out. I'm working on it. I do everything I'm told I need to do to be successful, I try to add my own personality. Sometimes my creative juice runs low though and then my content kinda lacks though. Gotta change that!
               Anyway, I hang out around other blogs a lot, Totally Tutorials is one of my favorites. I check it at least twice a day and have submitted a few of my projects. Since I do check it often, I don't miss enough to scroll down very far. Saturday, however, I did and I found this link and the author of Totally Tutorials saying they mention some of our tutorials. Following the link and getting way down to the description of Totally Tutorials I find my Christmas Card Gift box tutorial is listed as one of the favorites! Ha, awesome! I love it when this happens. I'm just around some random corner of cyberspace and voila, there is a little piece of me there!