Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Good News!!!


That adorable apron pattern from Phat Fabric is mine, all mine! Woohoo! Thanks for the positive vibes I just know that is why I won. Ya'll are the best 10 followers a gal could ever have.

Now I am off to go buy that lottery ticket!

Thank you Crafty Crow!

Friday, July 17, 2009

I haven't won anything...


This may be my chance.

Crafty Crow is having a giveaway and boy is it ever cute. Now I suppose if I was going to choose to win something it would probably be a gajillion dollar lottery however this apron definitely makes the list, fo sho. If I win the pattern maybe I will make one for a giveaway!
What do you think?
I think I better go pick out some fabric to make my apron.
Well, no one can accuse me of not being a positive thinker!
(hmm, was that a double negative? Two negatives make a positive, right?)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Spy with my little eye...

An oldie but a goodie.

I Spy Bag

I made this I Spy bag awhile ago for the princess. She has little use for it now however the bitty beans have taken to playing with it. Since this one was custom made for her (the letters spell out her name) I figure it is time to make the boys their own. Church may just be a little bit quieter, no? Who am I kidding!?!

I think I may add pictures next to the words since they are pre-readers. There are a few tutorials out there already. Since I am not about re-inventing the wheel... here is a good one at My Crafty Side. I've also seen them made with plastic bottles and rice like this one at Her Cup Overfloweth.
These shaped bags over at Make It and Love It are super cute too. See, I told you there were quite a few tutes out there!

*edited to add a couple of tips:
1) if you use fleece you don't have to worry about fraying.
2) if you put a piece of tissue paper over the vinyl while you sew it won't stick and you can just rip it off when you are done sewing that piece.

It's also a great way to make useful all those little buttons and odds and ends that end up tossed in a junk drawer.

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
-- Robert Brault

Friday, July 10, 2009

Rockin' Robin!

Make that "Round Robin"

Amy at "Keeping up with the Schultz Family" is hosting a "Round Robin" blog get-together today.

My sister has decided to bring me along to the party so I figured I better get something a little prettier up at the top of my blog for my visitors to see.

It just so happens that last night I was thinking that even though my twins are not in diapers anymore we still go through a lot of these...

We use them for everything. I always have a pack in my car. Since I don't carry a diaper bag anymore I needed something cute to cover up the ugly packaging (sorry Costco, but it is ugly!).
I found this tutorial over at Patchyapple.
I thought with a few modifications it would be perfect. So in an hour...

this cute fabric...

became this!

I think we will be using these for a long, long time!

Head on over to Amy's to see what your bloggy pals have been up to lately.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kitty Litter Cake

In the words of Hannah Montana...

Kitty, say what?

Yes, this is cake. Yes, people ate it. I know. Hard to believe. Even harder to believe is that it smells delicious, lol! I made this for a co-workers birthday. You would have to know what I do to appreciate it. However, I have signed a non-disclosure agreement and if I told you I would have to kill you. Trust me, it was appropriate.

If you have reason to need to bake one of these cakes for oh I don't know, Halloween maybe? April Fool's Day? A passive/aggressive attempt at being nice to a friend for their birthday? You can find the recipe all over the internet. Just type Kitty litter cake in your search engine. Here is one from All Recipes.

Meow! (that was catspeak for Enjoy!)

We're here to fight for truth, justice, and the American way!

...to the Batcave!

My favorite little Superheros.

Even though they are reversible you know I had to make two. As soon as someone else has something, the other one wants it. The funny thing is "T" always wears it with Batman showing and "J" always wears his with Superman. Click on over to Puking Pastilles for directions to make your own reversible Superhero cape for your little caped crusader(s)!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Birthday Crowns

After finding this tutorial I went a little birthday crown crazy. My first crown was for my niece's 1st birthday in March however I have no clue where the picture of it is? Then I made one for a co-worker, again no pic. Next was a sweet 16 crown for one of Sissy Bean's besties. Luckily she took a pic...

Teenagers are so fun!

If I was going to make them for everyone else I had to make them for the twins birthday, right?
Fortunately I snapped a couple of pics at the party. Not the greatest pictures but you get the idea.

side view

King "T" with cuzzies

King "J " a.k.a. The boy who wouldn't wear his crown.

Last but not least was a special order from my Princess Sissy Bean for her sweet 16. She said she wanted it to look like Snow White so this is what I came up with...

I even figured out how to embroider words with my sewing machine!

My favorite part was the bluebirds holding the ribbon.

I'm guessing Brother Bean isn't going to want one for his 13th but I may just have to make one anyway!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This blog is the future home to all of my crafting, cooking, and photography endeavors.

Stay tuned!