Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I'm pretty dang excited about the paperwhites I planted about two weeks ago. They are growing so fast. I can't wait for them to bloom and then when it's raining on bare trees and all nasty outside I'll have beautiful white flowers to enjoy. Here's what they'll look like when they bloom:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Too many cards

These are really fun to make and I love having mine in my purse because my wallet is full of grocery store club cards and it takes me FOREVER to find the right card when I'm checking out making sure to get my rewards or points and people are wondering if I'm for real.
So this cute little pouch has all my club cards in order. Voila! problem solved no more angry eyed, finger tapping meanies behind me, only googling eyes wishing they had a super sweet pouch to house all their cards.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Goodwill is fun

I like to get Annabelle out of the house in the mornings before lunch (mostly so the house stays a little cleaner). Sometimes we go to the library or the parks that have streams to throw rocks in but with the cooler weather in Oregon comes the rain. We also like to go to Target or Fred Meyer but when Jas has the car it's usually a stroller trip to the Goodwill. Oh, I made a sweet find this week. A nasty white shelf. Doesn't look that bad with the boogers sanded off. I also found some white vases. Not sure if they are suppose to hold flowers or candles but the are sweet. Total for a booger shelf and three vases was just under 5 bucks and look how sweet it all came together with a little paint and some other things I found around my house.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Refashion Fun

I haven't done much refashioning (to be honest the only refashion I have done is the all-time popular, but cute nonetheless, jeans -to-skirt). This time I tried and succeeded at the men's shirt turned toddler dress. I found this jewel of a shirt at the Goodwill the other day. It has some amazingly sweet snaps on it. They are pearlescent, very attractive. The shirt didn't fit me and so, as fate would have it, I turned it in to this beauty for my little two-and-a-half-year-old.what a trooper. This little cutie wasn't feeling the best today but she was sweet enough to model and even smile for me. Unfortunately, her little summer/fall cold wasn't enough keep this squirmy girl still though. As I was trying to hold her still for a pic her dress got a little turned at the bottom. It did line up for the first seconds of wear. It's gonna look killer with a pair of boots and leggings and a longs leave shirt in the cold.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Home and SEWING!!!

Watching my neice and nephews along with my daughter in California for the past week was fun an' all but I am so, so, So excited to be back at home with my husband and my sewing machine. Today, after a long (and much needed) nap, I went through my material statch and got all giddy as I re-aquainted myself with all my sweet fabrics. Oh I love matching fabrics for projects I wanna get done. This is what I matched up and cut out today
and one hour later:

It feels good to be creating again.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Belle Bag

Here's the finished diaper bag my friend ordered. It turned out really cute. I was a little worried about putting in the inside zipper pocket but it went in the first try. I love it when that works out. My favorite feature of the Belle Bag is the elastic side pockets perfect for a bottle for baby or waterbottle for mommy.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I decided to have my husband pick two numbers between 1 and 7 and the lucky ones are 4 and 6. So if Emily and elbadash e-mail me their addresses I'll mail your winnings to you guys. Sweet!!

So I just got back from vacation with my family. Among other adventures, my sister and I left the kiddos and went to this AMAZING quilting store in Sisters, OR called Stitchin' Post. Dang that was super exciting. They sell my new favorite patterns which are oliver+s which has the cutest vintage style clothing for children. Most of which are quite do-able for the moderate sewer - that qualifies me.

My sister and I had to make a round through the store before committing to any fabric (there was so much to want, want, WANT)! BUt I finally decided on some Valori Wells designs. THey are to DIE for and I am super excited to turn this

fabric into a very cute coin purse.