Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Girly I Spy Quilt

I had so much fun making a quilt for Munch that I had to make one for his friend in Austin too. I haven't heard from her Mama yet, but I'm hoping they already have it. They are moving to Taiwan next month and I wanted her to have it for the plane trip.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pick a Scarf

For Christmas I made my sister's boyfriend Mark a pick bag. Which apparently was a wonderful idea because he's always losing his picks. The electric guitar is from a kit by Sublime Stitching.
To make the bag I used a tutorial for a snack bag by i have to say.

I also played with a new pattern I found and made this scarf for my father's girlfriend.
I PROMISE it was cleaned after my handsome pup modeled. I couldn't get the kid to stay still long enough or keep the scarf on long enough.

More to come later...provided I can find the pictures that I thought I took!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Cupcakes for Lunch

My sister requested a lunch bag for her to bring to work. So I made these cuties using a tutorial by The Purl Bee. It was SO super easy to make them and they would totally make adorable gift bags!
Alice with her Eat Me Cupcake was designed by Cate Anevski.
I also made this bag based using a tutorial by The Long Thread. I found the embroidery pattern on Flickr and it was created by Jacque Davis.
Arianna really likes case you hadn't guessed. She loved her all her bags.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Purple Cross

Finally gave my sister-in-law her birthday present yesterday. I really liked how this purple cross turned out.
Luckily, so did she!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wish List Wednesday

I have been doing a lot of embroidery the past few weeks and have managed to draw blood several million times. It's amazing that I still have fingers. It's also amazing that I don't own one of these.
This pretty little thimble is from GypsysVardo and at a pretty good price too!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Pin Up Wreath

Thanks Martha! This wreath took only minutes to finish and I somehow managed to NOT burn myself in the process.
Looks kinda sad and lonely with only one card, but I promise it will look SO much better once I have more on there. I'll take another picture of it at the end of the month to show it off in all it's glory.

Friday, December 04, 2009

MIL 60th Birthday

My mother-in-law turned 60 yesterday so of course I had to make her something! To be honest I had a hard time giving up this reversable bag. I just LOVE the fabric so much. However I already made a skirt with the gray fabric so I decided that I didn't want to be to matchy.
I still have a bunch of the yellow left so I think I'll make something for myself with it.
I also gave her this cross I made a while ago, but wasn't sure who to give it to. Turns out her favorite color is blue, so it worked out perfectly.
My Sister-in-law has a birthday next week and she already requested I make her one too! I have a few completed projects ready for Christmas, but I'm not sure who reads this so obviously I'll have to wait to give before I post.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
note: One year olds do not like making stamp prints of their hands. This project took way more patience than I thought it would. I'm so happy I did it though!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Adorable Thanksgiving Cards

Designing Moms has this fantastic little idea on their site. HAD to share. Don't know if it will work with Munch and his little one year old hands...but I'm going to give it a go!! Just need to wait for Daddy to get home tonight!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Little Gnome

So far I haven't gotten as many pages done as I had planned. To much on my plate I guess. I did manage to complete these two pages though. The pictures are from our trip to The Dallas Arboretum the day after Munch's 1st birthday. It was so much fun. Wish we could make it to the Christmas festivities too!

Created using:
That October Kit (Day 5) by Piggy Scraps Designs
Hanging Frames by Lindsay Jane

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My First Quilt!

I've been wanting to make a quilt for a while now, but up until recently have been to nervous to take it on. I finally sucked it up and made this for one of Lyndon's Christmas presents.

It's a Mini I Spy Quilt from Make and Takes. If I had known it was going to be this easy I would have made it a long time ago. The bias tape and I had a couple arguments, but other than that it was SUPER easy!! I think I might be ready to tackle another...after my four million Christmas presents are done of course!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Note on Crafting-A-Long and Wish List Wednesday

In case you missed the comment from Holly here it is:

"...a craft-a-long is where we make a project together. someone is the "leader" and post a set of instructions periodically--could be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, daily, or sporadically. "

Alisha and I kinda talked about it and decided that maybe we could start in January. We had mentioned doing one per month. The host could list the project on the 1st of the month and then it would be due on the last day of the month...the host could list a link to all the splendid completed projects then as well.

We also mentioned maybe doing a theme a month ahead. So for January we would do a Valentine type craft. February would be St. Patrick's and so on.
I was also playing around with the idea of having a kids craft-a-long every month too. Mostly because I love this one for Valentine's Day.

Anyway, that concludes my spill on Crafting-A-Long. Would love if we could do this. The more people the better!
And now for my Wish List Wednesday portion.
Kaiser needs a new doggie tag and I just love this one from Make Your Dog Smile.
Of course if he gets a new tag he should also get a new collar.
This one is from K-nine Couture and they also make leashes to match!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday

It was Alisha's birthday on Friday and I was having a little scrapping block so I decided to make a page for her. She's getting her family's pictures done again this month, but I love these ones she took at the beach this summer and I hadn't gotten to use this kit yet. Hope you like it girl and HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!
Created using:
Beach Glass Kit by Ginger Scraps

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Couple of Digi Pages

Scrapbooks Please is having a sale on Digital Scrapbook pages until the end of the month so I'm going to try and step it up on page making this month.
Here is an Autumn page using pictures taken at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve:
Completed using:
Crisp Autumn Kit by Megan Poulton
Next I decided to use a picture I took of John on our road trip a few years back. I've already made two scrapbooks of the trip, but I've always loved this photo. Completed using:
Breath Nature Kit by Jackie Eckles from Little Dreamer Designs

Monday, November 09, 2009

Holiday Wreaths

Alisha and I were talking about starting a craft-a-long since we haven't been able to get together for a craft night in FOREVER. We thought about doing holiday wreaths in November so that they would be ready to be hung in December. She has already made a very cute Square Fall Wreath with her kids. Today I was looking at my daily blogs and found a tutorial for this fabric wreath.

Now I'm REALLY wanting to make one.

I'm also really liking these:

1. Pinup Wreath
2. Button Wreath
3. Present Wreath

I'm for sure doing the Pinup Wreath for this year. I always have trouble figuring out what to do with all my Christmas cards and this idea is perfect. Plus I don't think it will take to much time out of my gift making.

The fabric wreath I want to do for next Autumn as I know I won't get one done in time for this year and I already have a pretty Christmas wreath for my front door.

I also still want to do a monthly Craft-A-Long if anyone is interested!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Stocking Was Hung...

Since Lyndon's 1st Christmas last year I have been searching for his permanent Christmas stocking. A couple of weeks ago I found it in Better Homes and Gardens: Holiday Craft magazine.

I have to say this is my favorite project so far. It didn't take me very long at all and I think it turned out SUPER cute.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wish List Wednesday

Here is my massive to-do list:
Sadly that's not it either...not even close. I need more material...lots...and Christmas is quickly sneaking up on me.
So this week, I would like to wish for lots more time.
Or this cute guy to keep me smiling while I stay very busy!!

Monday, November 02, 2009


I made this frame in August for my hubby's birthday...and am only now getting around to posting it.

The caterpillar is Munch's little 9 month toes. Got this idea searching around for thumb print art and thankfully found some toe art too. It's super hard getting a 9 month old to cooperate with you when you are trying to paint his fingers and use them as stamps. Toes were much more fun and a lot more ticklish!
Here are some places to find more ideas:
Thumb Print Zoo
Ed Emberley (You can also check out his books at the library!)
Shoreway 77


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wish List Wednesday

Today I'm wishing I were an that I could majorly multi-task.
However, I may have to settle on this adorable shirt instead.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Stampin' Birthday

For my mother's 60th the girls went over to my Auntie Nancy's for dinner, drinks and cake....AND to make a couple fun cards. The cards were a little complicated for women drinking champagne, but I think we managed just fine. Nancy has a friend that does Stampin' Up and she taught us the cards. It was the first experience I've had with anyone from that company where I didn't feel pressured to buy anything.

I forgot my camera, so this is the only picture I got of the night. My sister and I with our beautiful rose cards. Hopefully my Aunt will send me the ones she took.
Here is a better picture of the rose card. It's embossed and then water colored using stamp ink. Did anyone else besides me ever emboss over their toaster?

Here is the second card we made. Much harder than the first, or I guess much more detailed. Our teacher had special stuff to line everything up correctly, but I have no patience so I just eyeballed it.

Here is what it looks like when you open the card. I'm thinking about making cards with my non-digi scrapbook there may be many more in the future. Hopefully at some point I'll have the heart to give them away.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

60 Year Old Blanket

Today I finished a throw blanket for my mother's 60th next week. My sister picked out the colors. At first I wasn't sure how much I would like them, but they look fantastic together. Part of me really wants to keep the blanket to myself.

On to the next project!! I'm thinking pillows for my living room and then starting on Christmas presents!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wish List Wednesday

I wish I had a NEW and WORKING oven...because I think these are the cutest!!
Actually I wish I could make everything at Bakerella,
but oven...maybe I'll sneak over to the old house one weekend and bake...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dinosaur Birthday!

I feel like I've been working on this outfit FOREVER, but it's finally finished!! Lyndon is having a dinosaur themed first birthday and so I made him this outfit. The hem on the pants gave me some trouble, so they aren't perfect, but I think overall it came out well.
Here is a detailed picture of the shirt.
Hopefully the next project won't take so long to complete!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Tale of a Boy and His Turtle

Received some pictures from Alisha today and was inspired to scrap. I made it 8 1/2 by 11 so it would print easily (I hope). Happy early b-day little man!

Created using Stone Soup Mini Kit by DeCrow Designs
and based on Andrea Gold's Template #245

Spun Carnival Throw

It is entirely possible that my sister has lost her mind. She saw this throw at Anthropologie and decided that I was talented enough to make it for her.
I'm not sure if I should laugh because she's crazy (I promise I have no idea how to do half that many stitches) or if I should be proud of myself because someone thinks I'm just that good. I think I might have to give it a go...even if it's going to take me 100 years. It would at least be a decent learning experience.

Friday, October 02, 2009

N is for Newspaper

Created using Wish by Aja Abney
The Letter "n" brought to you by Back 2 School Alpha by Delicious Scraps