Thursday, February 26, 2009


It seems handbags are my new obsession. I joined Charming Handbag Swap from the "Bend the rules Sewing" book, and since I had never made one before, I thought would try the pattern out. I have to tell you, I'm not a fan of the handle, but I love the overall design of it. I modified it for another bag I made for a swap where the colors are pink and yellow. I LOVE how cute it is! I really want to keep it for myself, but hubby says it's too "Young" looking for me and my old age of 32! ;)

This is the one I love!

I found ADORABLE Easter glitter houses yesterday and HAD to have them. They were calling my name! I have a weird obsession with Christmas Putz houses, and am always on the lookout for them. Aren't they just too cute?? There were 2 more different ones, but those will have to wait until payday :(.

I have the house to myself for the ENTIRE weekend, and am looking forward to SILENCE! (Something that is unheard of in my house!) I will post more later!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Swap goodies recieved...

I opened the mailbox to find I had 2 swap items! Yippee! I love getting mail, lol! I recieved a very cute pincushion, and a Valentine ATC.

I think my mojo decided to take break, so I didn't do much crafting today. I made a cute felt Easter egg, not sure what I am going to do with it, but there you have it, lol.

I'll post more tomorrow!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A good cry never hurt anyone...

So as I said last night, I do not like my hair. Add to that the girls would not stop fighting, and snapping at hubby which made him angry, I literally sat in the middle of the floor and had a SOBBING cry for about 10 minutes. And let me tell you, it felt so good!!!!! I woke up this AM feeling so much better!

I was very productive today. I finished the pink eggs, (I blew out all the yoke, painted it pink, then added glitter) and started some Robin's Egg blue ones which I plan on making into an egg garland.

I made the girls a cute tooth pillow (even though poor Mia has lost most of her teeth, she has a loose one now and Ella has not lost one yet, so it should get some use) which I had had to make 2 times. The first one didn't turn out right, the glue was not sticking, so in the end I scrapped it and sewed the pocket on. You can find the pattern here:

And I just finished a little change purse to put inside the one I just made, but I realized I do not have any snaps. Sigh, lol. Every time I go to finish something, I have to run to the store because I forgot something. I really need to start making list's.

I was looking forward to having the entire day to get things done, but hubby's friend just called and asked us to bring the kiddo's for a WII tournament, lol. I guess there will be 2 WII systems, lots of kids and milkshakes. FUN! Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 20, 2009

New goodies and swap stuff

Today started out really good, i was excited to get my hair cut. It's been a couple months and I was ready for something new. So I told her I wanted something funky, and she could do whatever she wanted. Well, don't ever say that to your hairdresser!!! I Really really do not like my hair, and feel like crying. Poor hubby keeps assuring me it will grow out, but my hair grows at a snails pace, so I will have to walk around with this for months. Sniff sniff. Sigh. It put me in a bad mood. Oh well. Moving on, I finished up a couple of swap things:

A cute little box for my swap partner:

And I am in a swap where the theme is The Four Suits ( as in playing cards) which is proving to be very difficult. I made her a matchbox:

I went to Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off coupon to buy this ADORABLE pink pipe cleaner tree! Perfect for Easter, but also for Christmas! I am so excited!

And I used my 40% off coupon at Michael's to get this cute Martha Stewart Bunny punch I have had my eye on. I LOVE sales, lol!

Not sure what I am going to get into tonight, I think I might pop in Sense and Sensibility and have a good cry. :( Have a great night!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New bag!

I made a purse/bag with my new fabric yesterday, and am soooo happy with the results! I even made a button hole! My sewing machine does not have a foot for buttons, so I improvised. What do you think?? I really should have added a pocket inside, but I had already sewn it by the time I realized it. :(. I guess I could make a little change holder to go inside.

I just joined an Easter swap, yippee!

Ok, off to clean the house, YUCK! LOL! Have a good day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Swap Goodies

Wow it's been a while since I posted! This whole week has been a blur, lol! Today I finally have some time to breath and look forward to doing something creative! I finished my Penny Pockets for the swap I am in, I hope she likes them! This was the first time I have made them and look forward to playing with fabrics and making more. Maybe a banner for Easter or Christmas...

I recieved my toys from the Handmade toy swap I was in and LOVE what I got! Aren't they just the CUTEST????? My girls love them. I will take pics with the girls tonight after school. Thank you Susan!!

I ordered FREE SPIRIT DARLA fat quarters the other day and I am honestly AFRAID to use them! I have fallen in love with the line, and my next purchase will be the Ava Rose line! I keep staring at them, lol! They have "Charm Squares" that I am going to attempt to make a quilt with, but they were out of stock and I have to wait. :(

Oh, and I am patiently waiting for my new shoes to get here! They are taking forever!

I just love these shoes, they are so cumfy. Hubby thinks they look silly, but I don't care, lol.

Have a great day and i will post if I get anything done today!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine ATC

I finished the ATC's I am sending for a "Vintage Valentine ATC" swap.

Oh, and I had to share this! Mia made this in school yesterday, and when I saw it I couldn't stop laughing!

Have a great day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Vintage Easter Bunny

Not much going on, I haven't had much time to craft the past couple days. I did finish the matchboxes for the swap I am in:

I found these cute fury Bunnies and couldn't pass them up! Aren't they cute? And I found a cute glitter bunny at the thrift store for $2.00! I just LOVE Easter!

Oh, and I sold One of my felt cookies on Etsy! Yippee!!!!

Have a good night!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I have joined "2nd Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap" and it looks fun! I'll share pics when I get mine! Check it out!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I got my "Tiny valentine swap" in the mail yesterday, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! She even personalized adorable pins with my daughters names on them! Please check out her blog, her work is AMAZING!!!!!!

I made a cute felt cupcake yesterday, and plan on making a set of 4.

I am so proud of myself! Now you have to remember, I am VERY new to sewing, so I made a few mistakes, but I am happy with the results! Plus I did not use a pattern. I think I will look cute when the girls and I go to the park. What do you think??

Have a good day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Vintage Easter nut cup baskets

I finished the "baskets" I started a couple weeks ago and listed them in my Etsy store! I had so much fun making them and really like the way they turned out.

I made this one for myself!

Have a great day!

Vintage Valentine Swap recieved!

Look at what my partner sent me!!!!!!! I LOVE the heart garland! And she sent THREE boxes STUFFED with ribbons and trim! I cannot thank her enough!

Thank you!

Not sure what I am going to get into today. Things are back to normal, and I am enjoying listening to SILENCE! LOL!

If I get anything done today I will post pics later!