Saturday, July 9, 2011

Where have I been? Well, I still have been sewing and have tons of things to show, but I have been so busy that I haven't even tried blogging. But I could not resist showing my most favorite thing I have made. Ok, I say that about everything. I have wanted to make a petticoat tutu for a long time, but could never find the right material for it. Well, I finally found it. And 4 1/2 yards later, yes that is a lot of fabric. I made the perfect little skirt. Don't you just love it!!!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


At The Quilt Shoppe in Stewartsville, where I work. They have this fabulous book that has tons of sewing things to do for your kids. One of them was this wonderful book bag. How could I pass this up. I mean how cute is this. It is a mushroom house. It took some work, but the results were great. They do have a boy version which my youngest son wants me to make. It is a cute little robot! Since I am snowed in this week, maybe I can get a chance to make it for him.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I Don't Know Where She Gets This!!!

I can't for the life of me figure out where my daughter gets all this girlie-ness from! I am not girlie. But she wants the dresses the dress up shoes the bracelets the make-up and the ATTENTION!! My older daughter, Parker, is nothing like this. yes, I have more kids than Hadlee. I know that I always show pictures of Hadlee. It's just easier and faster making things for her.

Speaking of making things, what you think of my new skirt. It is all my idea, no pattern and I love it. There are some things I am going to fix on the next one. I can' wait to show you, just need time and motivation to get sewing. Went to Walmart today with four kids. Need I say more.

And one more thing, my camera is old so excuse the less than perfect, ok terrible pictures. Don't get me wrong it was a really nice camera five years ago when my husband bought it for me, but from all the kids dropping it, because I never did that, it has seen better days. Anyone have a great camera they want to tell me about, please do. Valentine day is just around the corner

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My daughter, the one who is crying in the top picture, is OBSESSED with stuffed animals! If I would let her, the bed she sleeps in would have at least 15 stuffed animals in bed with her. Well, I decided to make her a stuffed animal. The first, the pink polka dot bunny, was a pattern I got from a book. The blue bunny was just an after thought of scraps that I had. So when I wanted to finish the big bunny and put on a face, or even take pictures, Hadlee has decided that those are hers and no one can have or touch them. i.e. the picture at the top. Loved making these bunnies!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Vacation Time!!!!

Over Christmas we decided to take a break and head to Colorado!!! Probably, if not, my favorite place to be. My Husband, Ryan had never been, neither had any of my kids. How excited they were to go to another state. It was so much fun!!! The three older kids all took ski lessons, or snow boarding lessons. I decided to try to learn how to snow board with my husband. It was pretty hard! But it was fun learning something new with him and being with him all day. He was a lot better than I was, and I am still feeling all the falls. My kids had a BLAST and can't wait to go back. We are already planning our next trip, where all the kids, including Hadlee will be taking lessons, and maybe one for me too. It is nice to have something that all the kids can do and like no matter what age. I just love Colorado. What is you favorite place to visit and why?
Drew age 3

Carter age 7

Parker age 9

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I have one babysitter, two preschool teachers, one second grade teacher, and one fourth grade teacher to get gifts for. What to give them? During the summer teaginnydesigns had the perfect idea. Of course I decided to wait to the last minute to finish them, along with a blanket and a robot back pack I need to make. Oh the holidays brings out the best of my procrastination. In my defense we are heading to Colorado this year for Christmas and getting things ready has been a little chaotic to say the least. I love this idea of making cards. It was super easy too! All you need is some nice cards, any size and some scraps. Oh and you need a sewing machine. I just cut up some scraps and sewed them directly on the cards. Super easy, super fast, super cute. Nothing is better then getting a card that is homemade!

Monday, December 13, 2010

What more could a girl ask for!

A little over a year ago I was teaching 20 preschool kids. Christmas was around the corner and I had no idea what I was going to get my 1 year old. She had everything and with four kids space is a huge problem. I decided that I might try my hand at making a quilt. I went to a quilt shop in Stewartsville, The Quilt Shoppe to get all my fabric. On my second trip I met a young lady named Tula Pink. Little did I know who she was or what she did. She invited me to attend a Modern Quilt Guild. The first meeting I went to Tula was there and also Angela Walter, one of the best if not the greatest long arm quilter. Mind you, I had no clue what a long arm quilter was and I had no clue what Tula did. All I knew was that I had met some gals that I had something in common with and enjoyed spending time with. Fast forward to over a year and I am working at that shop in Stewartsville with some of my best friends, Angela, and Tula. How lucky am I. I am working with two of the most talented girls in the business!!!! So looking back I am so glad my kids are spoiled other wise I might of never went to The Quilt Shoppe that afternoon!