Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Wondering where I went?
Visit me at I've made a resolution to blog more.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Handmade just for baby and me

It started with a diaper bag pattern from the Little Stitches for Little Ones by Amy Butler and a theme of Owls. I thought the bag looked too plain when I was done, so I added some yo-yo's for decoration. I used velcro for the closure instead of a magnetic snap, and added some sturdy plastic inside on the bottom for support.

The inside of the bag has plenty of room for all of the essentials. 2 side bottle pockets and 4 more pockets for diapers and extras. The outside even has a cell phone pocket.

The tree mural is what I decided to do next. It took forever to finish, but it was all free hand. We started out painting the room a cloud blue with a grass green accent stripe along the bottom. The room is pretty small so we are trying to keep the amount of decoration to a minimum.

Next I made the crib bumpers from the same pattern book by Amy Butler. They were pretty easy but I think I would make them without the pockets next time, or maybe only 2 pockets instead of 4. I had to buy 11 yards of fabric to make the bumpers and the crib skirt. Thank goodness I got a good deal from, and I was able to find the fabric I wanted there by Alexander Henry.

I love that people were able to find some really cute stuffed owls for the baby.

After I finished the bumpers I made the crib skirt. It was really easy.

With all my trips to Joann fabrics I stumbled across and magazine called Interweave Stitch. It had a few patterns in it I couldn't pass up. This Kimono Sunggie Wrap being one of them. The pattern had a few mistakes in it and I spent a lot longer on this than necessary. Needless to say the company got a not so nice email from me. The corrections are still not posted anywhere either.

 That's all of my newest creations for now. Still hoping the baby will come out soon and once I find out the sex I will get busy making more fun crafts.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

There's a baby in there.

   You guessed it! Jake and I moved into our new house in Novemer and a month later we're pregnant. I know i've disappeared from the blogging world for a while, but i've been busy. I passed both my written and practical cosmetology exams and i'm happy to say i'm finally licensed.
  I have been so lucky with this pregnancy. No morning sickness or major complications so far, it's been great, but now i'm 38 1/2 weeks and ready to meet this little bundle of poop (and joy). I was supposed to be induced this week but different midwives = different opinions. Oh well! hopefully it won't be such a hard labor if I just go on my own. My family is amazing. I've had 3 baby showers and everyone has been so loving and supportive.

This is a picture of baby H's face at about 28 weeks?

Here I am at 37 weeks in the baby's room. I've done so many projects for this room, but there is too much to show in this one blog. That will have to come later.

Jake (my husband) and I, trying to take some creative photo's. Jake is so excited for this little one to come. He is great with kids and he's such a fun, crazy guy I think he's going to make a great father that will make me laugh and drive me crazy all in the same day.

Tomorrow is my birthday so let's pray that baby wants to share that special day with me.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New house

We finally got to move into our new house in November. It's been so much fun and it feels great to finally own a house.

This is just a picture of the shed, I just really loved the way it looked with the tree in the background.

Our backyard.

My sewing room.

The first snow of the season. It was a big one.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Simply smooth!

It has been forever since I blogged.
Here's a little update:
I'm going into my last semester of Cosmetology school in September, my husband and I just bought our first home last month and I haven't had much time to sew but I have been doing quite a bit of Crochet.

In school this past week my class asked for volunteers in this new Brazilian Keratin treatment for your hair called Simply Smooth Keratin treatment. This is normally at least a 3 hour process that costs about $300 in a salon, that I got free. It is supposed to take out about 50-60% of curl in the hair and completely take out frizz. Not that I don't love my curls, but it is nice to have a change.
I got the treatment on Thursday night and I can't wash my hair for 4 days after. I'm going so crazy here that i've started putting baby powder in my hair so I don't look totally gross. And I still have 2 more days to go. Oh well! This is what we have to do for beauty. Anyway, when I do finally get to wash my hair Monday night, I have to use products that are Sulfate, salt, and Formaldehyde free. There are no chemicals in the treatment so it's actually really not too bad for the hair. It's supposed to last for 12-16 weeks as long as I use the correct products and don't over wash my hair.

Here's the before picture

And the after.

P.S- i'm thinking of changing my blog name. Any ideas?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Crochet today part 2

I am so excited about this magazine that I couldn't fit it all into one blog.
So here is part two; For the kids

I Love, love, love this poodle and it would match Lauren's bathroom decor perfectly.

Halloween costume hat's. So cool!

Cute skirt.

Owl bookbag

And some great camping crochet

Crochet Today!

So, about a month ago I got an e-mail from amazon, giving me a coupon for a years subscription to a magazine for $8.99. I found this magazine in the list called Crochet today! I have received 2 issues already and I absolutely love it. There are so many projects I want to try, and the greatest thing about it is that most of the patterns are in the magazine.

I have been looking for a chrochet bag all summer just like this one and was unable to find it. Now I can make it!

These pillows (below) don't really go with my couch but Im sure I can find a good reason to make them.

Love this cover up! although it seems difficult.

And I can even make jewelry, halloween pot-holders, and chair cushions.
I'm so excited!