Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's been HOW long?????

Wow. I cannot believe it has been 3 months since my last post. Not sure what happened, but I'm back now! Lots of stuff to share. I have been fooling around trying to make faux cupcakes. Anyone who knows me knows I cannot cook, and the same goes for "faux" food, lol! Two tubs of "icing", lots of Styrofoam balls and cupcake liners, I THINK I have it down. Having some trouble getting the vanilla cupcakes the right color, but I am loving the chocolate cupcakes. I want to get a few more under my belt so I can add them to my Etsy shop. I have ditched the balls (too expensive and not the right size) nixed the liners (didn't work with my "new" cupcakes) using nut cups instead, and figured out the icing. I have sooo many ideas for Christmas tree ornaments, I cannot wait!

*Notice the fingerprints in the Marie cupcake? I woke up this morning and I guess curiosity got the best of Mia and she admitted to touching them. :)

I have been busy getting ready for our "Adults" only Halloween party. I have never had a Halloween party, so this is all new and exciting. I will share more as it gets closer to Halloween. I will say that Big B and I are going as Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. I got my costume last week, no we need his.

Alright, I have to pick the girls up from school, I promise I will post more tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm back!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks! My mom just left after coming down and staying for a week to watch the girls dance recitals, so I barely had time to breath between the dress reherasls and recitals. Ella has her preschool graduation tonight, and Mia is done with school on friday. Yipee!!!!! I can sleep in!!

I have to admit, they were the cutest ones in the show! ;)

My mom and I stopped at a thrift store, and I could not believe my good luck! I found a HUGE bag of vintage seam binding for $5.00!!!!!!!! I snatched it up!

I managed to steal a few hours to myself while my mom watched the girls and I went to an antique store and found a couple of goodies...

A little peak at what I am working on...

Ok, have to run. I hope to get a few things done tonight, if I do, i'll post tomorrow. Have a great night!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Antique store finds!

I had a wonderful day yesterday! I had the day off of work, and for mother's day I wanted a few hours to myself, so I went to an antique store. I found a vintage sewing basket, and I literally squealed! The people around me thought I was nuts! It is so stinking cute!

I hope everyone had a wonderful mother's day!

Friday, May 8, 2009


I just finished up a mermaid shadowbox for my Etsy store and realized I haven't posted in a while! I have been working on a new Marie shadowbox (sold) the mermaid shadowbox (just listed) and a fairy box I hope to have finished by monday.

I made this sweet little box for me, I like the simplicity of it. I thought it needed more at first, but I like her the way she is now.

I am almost at week 4 of no smoking, and I tell you it's been pretty rough. Hopefully it will get better soon. I'll post more once I have the fairy done. Happy Mother's day!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Monday

I feel bad that I have not posted much this past month. Today marks day 7 of no smoking, and the past 2 days have been the worst so far. It's hard to concentrate on anything, I feel like I'm walking in a fog. It's a really bad feeling, and I wish the cravings and the depression would just stop. I woke up this morning, and realized I had forgotten to print out something very important for Mia's school, and just had a meltdown. I couldn't stop crying for a good 10 minutes. Poor hubby is doing his best to be very very supportive, but my constant bad mood is starting to wear on him. Hopefully by next Monday this will become bearable. :)

I am happy that I finally finished my Marie-Antoinette theater. I have been working on this for almost a week (see what I mean about concentrating, lol??) and I feel it needs more bling, but I cannot stare at it anymore. So I am putting it aside for now, maybe I will come back to it later.

I realized my mom's B-day is Friday and I hadn't made her anything yet, so I worked on this cat all day. She loves anything with cats, and she loves country (So NOT my thing!) so hopefully she will like it!

I used my 50% off coupon at Jo-Ann's and got this sweet little book I have had my eye on for a while. Can't wait to sit down and look over all the pages...

I am reading Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll (a spin off of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice) and LOVE it! If you take it as a sequel to the book, it's very disappointing. But as a book by itself, I am enjoying reading it. Reading seems to be the only thing I can concentrate on for more than 5 minutes...

Have a great night!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

sweet goodies found at the thrift store...

I went to the thrift store yesterday and found some sweet vintage costume jewelry! I can't wait to use them in a project.

I finished a batch of my "cookies" and just added them to my Etsy store. I started another batch of just pink and white frosted ones, but my eyes hurt from staring and beads, so I think they will have to wait until tomorrow.

Btw, day 2 of no smoking! Yay for me!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Marie Antoinette "shoe"

I am in love with the new Marie Antoinette magazine, and decided to make a "shoe" like the one I saw in the magazine. I am so happy with the way it turned out, I cannot wait to make more!

I made Ella another dress, but I forgot to take pics so I will post it later. Also, today is day 1 of no smoking. I have quit before, so I know today is the easiest, it's day 3 and 4 I'm worried about. :( Wish me luck! I was up to 2 packs a day (I know, horrible huh?) so this is going to be very difficult for me. But I do have a wonderful incentive. Hubby said if I can go 6 months smoke free, we will go to London again for a week. I would say that's a pretty good incentive if you ask me ;). I love London. We went a couple years ago and I have wanted to go back since. I keep joking that we may just not come back,lol!

Have a great day and keep your fingers crossed for me!