Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pink and Green

The problem with crocheting baby blankets is that I'm always torn of whether to sell them or not. They sometimes sit on my lap being worked on for a month or so. I get attached. I LOVE this one, it screams spring and it makes me so happy, even though it was so simple to make. Plus, the colors were my Mimi's favorite. My sister thinks I should hold on to it...until one of us has a girl. Watch I'll save it and neither of us will ever have girls. It's almost big enough to use as a throw.

What do you think? Keep or Sell?

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Boys Monday - Two by Two

Got a chance to applique some shirts for the boys today. I LOVE this print all the animals are so fantastic. I really had a hard time choosing which ones to do. I went with elephants for Munch. Grasshoppers for Nox. And then cause I couldn't help myself I went made two more. A size 3-6 month Pelican. And two adorable walruses on a 6-9 month. The two extras will make their way to The Enchanted Artist soon. I'm still trying to figure out shipping details, but if you are interested in purchasing let me know by email or messaging me on Facebook. I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with more.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 10

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Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weight: 178
Current Weight: 178
Weight Loss This Week: 0
Total Weight Lost: 22

Sweet...exactly where I was last week. Love these plateaus. I haven't given up though. Just need to push past it. I made sure to bump up my protien intake and it worked! I'm not as hungry as I was, still hungry, but at least not starving.

I felt super sick on Tuesday and I missed one of my running days this week, cause we went over to my mother's. I actually considered doing week 2 of C25K over. Then I realized how silly that was (at the last second, I was on my way out the door) and I sucked it up and did Week 3 Day 1. It seems crazy, but it actually seemed easier than all of Week 2 was.

I saw the tutorial for this sign over at WhipperBerry. Don't know if I'll make it, but I love the quote. It's just something I need to remember.

Speaking of excuses; I've got zero as to why my blog hasn't had any posts in a week. Pathetic. I PROMISE to be better this week.

Finally got another recipe page together!! My hubby likes to cook up this meal in double batches, cause it's SO yummy. Here is the recipe and nutritional info my hubby entered on Spark People: HERE. And here is my page: Created using: Blog Freebie Template 8.4.2010 by Jennamy and Wimsy kit by Three Paper Peonies

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 9

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Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weight: 178
Current Weight: 178
Weight Loss This Week: 0
Total Weight Lost: 22

No pounds lost this week. Boo. BUT I kept going with C25K....I even was a brave girl and started week 2 instead of redoing week 1 like I was thinking about doing. If I had known how hungry running would make me, I'm not sure I would have ever started. I'm STARVING. Spark People is awesome and tells me if I'm burning too many calories and not eating enough...but they are mean and haven't told me that since I started running.
Running exhausts me and I can't breath and I'm sore....did I mention I'm STARVING? At the same time I really love it, which is slightly confusing. Why do I like to torture myself? A friend of mine tried to talk me into doing a 5k next month, but I'm a serious wimp. I run at night...I tell myself it's because that's the only time I can run, the boys are asleep and the hubby is home. The truth is I could do it when the hubby gets home from work, when it's light outside...the boys don't care if I'm there. The truth is, I don't want anyone to actually see me run. Which is probably the same reason I don't want to join a 5k. Cause I'm a freaking wimp.
Anyway, I have a few recipes to share, but they will have to wait, cause all I really want to do is jump into bed and stay there...maybe have someone bring me a mountain of chocolate ice cream and a steak.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Funky Finds Spring Fling

Saturday we went to the Funky Finds Spring Fling. I love going and looking at all the amazing crafts and art that people come up with. Here are some of the goodies I came home with.

A t-shirt for Monkey Munch from XYFactory:
Onesie for Nox from Take Flight Boutique:
Spidey for Monkey Munch from Pegged: (She also does customized peg families....want...)
Pretty fabric necklace and matching felted earrings for me from Beat Art:
After enjoying the crafts we went next door to the Flea Market.

I was really tempted to buy this game, just for the fun box:
Monkey really loved this globe. It's super fun to spin :o)
AND I couldn't pass up these patterns for a dollar each. I know I don't have a girl, but I totally couldn't pass on Rainbow Bright.
And so ended an awesome crafty day.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 8

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Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weight: 181
Current Weight: 178
Weight Loss This Week: 3
Total Weight Loss: 22

Sweet! Gotta say I'm super surprised about the weight loss this week....cause last week was so horrible. I'm so happy to have jumped right over the 20 pound mark. Only 5 more pounds till I reach my pre-preggie weight again!!

My hubby bought me an arm band for my ipod touch (for my b-day on Tuesday) so I could start C25K. He had one I could have borrowed, but it is SO much nicer having one of my own. I started on Wednesday and loved it. I ran again tonight and thought I was going to die before I hit the half way point...but I pushed through and made it. We'll see how the next jog goes...there are three runs per week...and I'm thinking I might have to repeat the first week...LOVE the program though...LOVE that I get to use my own music. I really have to go through my music though, since I've only got 22 songs on there and I can only listen to those so many times before they will start to drive me batty. What's your favorite workout song?

I have a new recipe this week! My mother made some ratatouille and it's super easy to make. So I wrote up the recipe for Gigi's Ratatouille on Spark People. I'm still hoping to do a digi page for it...just didn't seem to have the time this week. Enjoy!

Hope everyone had a great healthy week and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sham Rock

I decided it was finally time to try out some freezer paper stencils. Not as scary as I thought, but the cutting took forever because I had to get everything perfect and I was so worried about screwing up. I didn't have the right color fabric paints so I just went with acrylic. The shirts are a little stiff, but it's not too bad and the shirts have been through the wash a couple times without any problems.

We got the chance to show the shirts off at NTIF this past weekend. It's always nice to overhear people say how "cool" they think your crafty projects turned out. :o)
I got the idea for these shirts from All the Small Things. I love how they turned out. Punkin Patterns has a great tutorial on freezer paper stenciling if you want to check it out: here.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Meet Jim

This is Jim, aka The Lizard King.

Thursday I woke up (or rather gave up trying to sleep and got out of bed) and felt the strong desire to make a bear....so I found a pattern in one of my craft books (The Toy Box) and went to it.
It consumed my day.

Jim was easy(ish) to make. He certainly came together a lot faster than I thought he would.
He did however take a LOT of hand stitching. His ears were the hardest.

He doesn't have eyes, because I didn't have any and buttons didn't seem like a good idea. I think being blind suits him.
Munch loves him. Even though he insisted that Jim looked like Mickey Mouse at first.
Nox does too....which Munch does not like, don't worry I'll make another for Nox (or Munch, they can fight it out.)
I adore him. Everytime I look at him I love him more. I don't usually feel that way about anything I make.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Scrappy Saturday - Good Bye February

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 7

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Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weight: 182
Current Weight: 181
Weight Loss this Week: 1
Total Weight Lost: 19

I didn't do quite as bad as I thought I was going to do after eating out last week. However I'm worried about this coming Monday's weight in....cause this week was horrible. It's been emotionally and physically draining...I did manage to get a 3.25 mile walk in today, which was wonderful. The weather was perfect and it helped to clear my head and cheer me up. Hopefully tonight I can get a good nights sleep.

Next week will be better.

Goals for March:
Start Couch to 5K program (planning on starting Monday)
Lose the rest of that baby weight!!

Next week I hope to be back on track AND have a new recipe.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Cars and Cowboys

Finished a couple things for the boys this weekend. Munch and I both LOVE the car fabric I got at Ikea, so I had to make him a shirt.
Here he is doing his best dinosaur "ROAR!" (He can say Stegasaurus now. The dino below isn't one, but he know which one is! I'm so proud.)
Then I made some cute cowboy pants for Nox.
I cut them a little while ago when he was still in 3-6 month so they are a tiny bit short. I made the waist big enough to grow into so I may lengthen them later...or not they are flannel and it will soon be too warm to wear them.
You can't see them in this picture cause he's chewing on his orange ball, but that adorable smile now includes a pair of bottom teeth :o)
In other news: Craft Cherry is now on Facebook. I created the page and then discovered that while I enjoy creating for others and I love writing this blog I do not like self promoting. It's like I don't feel worthy of being liked or something. Anyway, I would love it if you liked me.