Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I hope you had a wonderful Halloween! We enjoyed our trip to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday. They only had a few left. It was a beautiful day though. The Pumpkin Patch is always a great time.

Tonight we gathered with family and friends in my sister's neighborhood for a hayride and trick-or-treating! There are always chili dogs and Rockband too! I have so many pics I want to share. I need to put a better one on of Gina's costume. She was a Skully princess. I made her crown, cape, skirt, and scepter! Everyone loved it!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I am blessed!

.I have been feeling a little under the weather lately, but the other day I got the most wonderful present in the mail. Jacquie sent me the most adorable mini quilt. I had been secretly loving her little houses she made a while back. I was trying to figure out what I could make using them. I would love to make a large quilt, but I have a million projects started and only a few finished
This little house is so adorable! It matches my Christmas decor beautifully, but I love it so much I am going to keep it out year round. Of course I had to show the back of the quilt too.

Thank you so much Jacquie! I love all of the wonderful things blogging has brought to me. The ideas alone are worth blogging, but the sweet friends made along the way are even more precious! I feel truly blessed by all of the new friends I have made. Thank you all :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Twelve Years Ago Today!

My husband and I were married twelve years ago today! We were so young. I just turned 22 and Kerry turned 22 a month after we were married (yes I am older and wiser LOL). It was a beautiful day 12 years ago, and the weather proved to be just as lovely here today. We spent the afternoon at the park. I think we look even happier 12 years later, don't you?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My friends new Etsy shop and a giveaway!

My blogging friend, Sandra, has just opened her own Etsy shop. Be sure to pop over and wish her much success! She has a little giveaway going on right now for one of her adorable bags :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I won!

Melly & Me had a little giveaway the other day and yours truly won! I am super excited. I won a pattern for this super cute hippo softie! Head over to their blog and check out all of the super cute patterns they have.
I feel like it is time for me to give back a lttle to such a wonderful blog community. I will be having a little giveaway in the next week or so, be sure to keep checking for it.
* Photo from Melly & Me

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Little Blue Bird of Happiness.

One of Kerry's coworkers had to leave work early yesterday because his wife went into labor. I had to quickly come up with an economical gift. So of course sewing from my stash came to mind. I have never met his wife, but who doesn't love a new baby. I am still on a little high from the Candy Corn softie I created, so I thought I could create a cute little Blue Bird toy. The inspiration was the little blue bird hanging from the carriage on the fabric. I put a little bell in while stuffing so it would make a sweet little sound when baby shakes it. I can try to make a tutorial if anyone would be interested. I also whipped up some sweet baby shoes. The onesie is just a given. I love how quickly this gift came together.
It is a cruddy rainy day here, so sorry for the bad pic.
* I have the placement of the eye wrong on the bird, I also want to add some legs :)*

Monday, October 6, 2008

Flickr Group for Vintage Sheet Swap

I started a Flickr group for the things that you make from our swap. There is nothing in it so far, because I haven't made anything from my FQ's yet. So please hop on over and post your creations :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Meet Ms. Corn, you can call her Candy.

Lera is hosting a candy corn contest. I could not sleep at all last night thinking about how I would make this little cutie. I don't like Candy Corn, but she is so sweet! Don't you think? The entire time Gina and I were making her, we were singing "I don't like candy corn..." courtesy of Moose A. Moose on Noggin. That song gets so stuck in my head this time of year.
Gina loves candy corn and this little doll. Adler has his eye on Ms. Candy Corn too. I have lots of friends having babies this month. Is this doll to corny* to include in their gifts?
*I couldn't resist :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Adler's first sucker! It's love.

* He was having a rather destructive day. Notice the shredded Ottobre magazine in the background :( *

Thursday, October 2, 2008

So Thoughtful.

I was busy working on a special little Thank you for those that participated in my swap, when Gina asked if she could do some arts n crafts. How could I say no? I handed her a sheet of Shrinky Dink paper, gave her some sharpies, and told her to draw whatever she wanted. She wasted no time getting started. I assumed she was making a little something for her little BFF, but I was wrong. She had drawn our family. She asked if I could make them into a necklace with her. I punched holes in the pictures before we baked them. After taking them out of the toaster oven she said she was making me a bracelet! She choose the colors from her bead stash and I prepared her wire. She is so into patterns right now and pink, blue, purple are her favorite. I made the pictures into dangle charms and she strung them all up. I LOVE it! When she finished she said "Mommy, I should have made this for you for Mother's Day!" I Love her too!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Swap packages sent :)

All but 2 have left my home. I am waiting on 1 return address and I have to drop the other at UPS :) Such a relief. I can't wait to see wait to see what you all are going to create with them.


I put out the first load of packages from the sheet swap yesterday and my mail carrier took them. Yippee! Today I put out the rest of them and she took some of the, and left some from yesterday? Why? They have postage, right? Well because they are over 13 oz I have to drive them to the post office. Really? I called the post office (got a help desk I am sure of it), the girl that answered, Bridget, was not confident in any of her answers. From what I understand the postage is fine, but I need to drop them off. She offered no reason why. I asked. So if any of you know why this is, please fill me in. I will try loading the kids up with 18 + packages this afternoon, after nap. BIG FUN I assure you. Sorry for the delay to all of you patiently waiting for sheets ;)