Friday, August 12, 2011

I've Moved!

Hi All!


I've had a few life changes and felt I needed a new BLOG.

I would so LOVE to be in touch again, so if you're up to it,

come on over to:

I miss you!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunsets and Soccer

It has been a while! I was just looking up an old post and realized how much I miss this blogging business.
Not much time for it lately, but I thought I'd post a few pics as we move on into Summer. Oh I can hardly wait for the sun to heat up again!!

In the meantime we've had some blustery days which don't so much make for sun bathing but they do make for some big beautiful skies, and a chilly little boy at his very first soccer practice!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

beware of boobs

So being rather big busted I have a real tough time finding nighties. I want just a short dress thing, a internet search tells me it's called a "chemise". Anyway - a "chemise", but with some structure up top. Some support, you know? I'm not of the bra-less sleeping set. Not comfortable at all.

They don't exist from what I can tell. I've seen close - but way out of my price range. So this weekend I took one of my wonderful and indispensable Bravado nursing tank tops, and sewed a skirt onto it. Voila! Just what I've been looking for! Why can I not find something like this to buy?

The skirt is made from the bottom of three old tshirts I layered. I did no measuring and cobbled and jerry rigged the whole way - in fact it's still a work in progress, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I think I will keep an eye out for sports bras and bra-in tanks at Goodwill to which I might add different types of skirts. I'd love one with some black laciness attached for a certain degree of sex appeal.



Monday, February 14, 2011


Me and Willie got our craft on with a little help from Boone and made valentines ornaments for his daycare party.

so fun.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Power of Positive Thinking - An Experiment

I want something. I want it really bad. For so many really good reasons. And I've been struggling. Because it would be such an unlikely and miraculous thing for it to happen. So I'm afraid to want it. I want to cower in "oh well, who cares" land, where, should this thing not happen, I won't be let down.

But I do believe in the power of positive thinking. So I'm trying to be brave and think positively and pour all the positive energy I have into the work I am doing to try and make the "Thing" happen.

I thought maybe you'd help me?

These pictures sort of summarize the dream for me. I'd tell you all about it, I'm not trying to be cryptic, but they probably explain themselves and I just don't yet have it in me to take my positive thinking to pen...or...whatever these words are made out of...pixels I guess.

Anyway, gaze on them, will ya? And think some positive thoughts for me.

Much positive thinking and coming true of dreams to you and yours!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

More Stuff I Made

So I continue to have no time on my hands. It's New Years Day and my boys are all outside playing in the big fat snowflakes that are falling down....and I really want to join them. But I also wanted to wish all of you who may still read this a very Happy New Year and post a few other things I made, because, frankly, nobody around here is much impressed!

OK, totally kidding. I didn't make that one. But thrifted it! For THREE DOLLARS! I know, right! 

 But I did sew this robe (sorry no time to edit and rotate). Using my first ever bought pattern. I'm so proud. And the little guy loves it. And it was good timing because Joann's McCalls patterns went on sale for $.99. I bought 8 and my receipt said I saved $129 - sweet.

And then there was this ball. With that Alexander Henry fabric I love, and some bee-inspired fabric that was on sale at Joanns too. I had big plans to make a big version of this ball, but could not BELIEVE the amount of stuffing just this little guy took! I scrapped the big ball idea. Oh, and a great note I found on my search for fabric ball tutorials...cut the fabric on the bias and you don't end up with pumpkiny shaped balls. 

And that's all I got for now. I'm gonna make some placemat aprons (courtesy of this tutorial over at MADE) for my best friends little girl whom I've decided will be the recipient of all things girly that I just cannot resist making. 

Much love to you and yours and best wishes for the new year!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just Real Quick

I've been blogging in my mind. But no time to blog for real. But I'm making it happen today. If anybody ever read this blog before, you're probably long gone. I miss you!

Anyway, I personally like going back and seeing what I've been up to, so I'm gonna soldier on when I get a sec. And oh, there's been so much to blog about! 'Tis the season! I'm hand making up a storm this Christmas. Which is just plain crazy because there is SO much going on in work world that I really should set this holiday aside for letting myself off with doing store-bought EVERYTHING. But the more I work, the more ideas I get for homemade stuff....and oh, its a vicious cycle....or a mental problem...or both.

Anyway, the only thing I have pics of is from quite a while ago, when Joanns put their flannel on sale for $1.29 a yard. And I should have gone crazy, but didn't, then had to go back when it was on sale for $2.49, and went just sort of crazy. Next year, it's on.

Anyway, made pillowcases for most family and friends. Am in the process of making rice bags/hot compresses/whatever you call them for work folks. With peppermint tea bags emptied into them. They are awesome. Hopefully will post pics before Valentines Day.

Hope you all are having a wonderful gearing-up-for-Christmas season!

P.S. Have you SEEN this fabric? It's Alexander Henry and I forget the name...something about rain. I'm in love with it.

Our tree is doomed.

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