Monday, January 31, 2011

Feeling Crafty...

I made this for Brooklyn for her 4th birthday.. I'm making one for Clara too, so I'll have to take pictures and post how I did it..

I love making these new flowers.. I think they are so cute! And so easy.. Again, I'll take pictures next time :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

I want to know what all the fuss is about:

Everyone is always talking about CSN, and I want to know why. So I entered this drawing, and thought I'd share :) Also, I love this blog! You should definitely check her out..

It's called Housewife Eclectic. Go check it out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Another giveaway :)

Mmmmm, I always love DownEast :) And their home basics are soo cute! You can enter HERE..

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pretty Things, Pretty Baby

I decided to learn to crochet a few weeks ago, so I asked around, and a friend sent me to a youtube video. Once I watched the video a few times, I had it down. I had never really crocheted before, but I was able to do this.. I bet you can too!! Check it out HERE :)

For baby's newborn pictures, I really wanted to do a tutu picture, but I didn't want to buy one. So the morning of her pictures, I went to the store, and I made one. It was really easy to do! I know I'm going to make up some more, so I should have a little "How-To" up. But, until then, isn't she a pretty little baby?? 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Awesome Giveaway!!

Kartootie is doing a giveaway throught Tatortos and Jello's blog, and seriously.. Cutest stuff!!! Just thought I'd share :) check it out HERE!!

A little somethin' somethin' I forgot:

Sometimes I bake. So be prepared to see some posts about that as well. I'm not terribly good at it, but I have fun! This is a fun cake I made for my niece's one-year-old Hawaiian themed birthday party :) The inside was a yummy yellow cake covered in buttercream frosting, "sand" (brown sugar), and flowers. Complete with a giant blow up turtle.

The Start of an Adventure:

When I was pregnant, I went through a crafting phase, of sorts. And I haven't been able to kick it yet. I follow so many crafting blogs, they're coming out my ears! I've been wanting to blog about some of the things I made, but never really got around to it. So I made a blog specifically for the stuff I've made/want to make/will make in the hopes that I actually do half the stuff I want to do. Someday.

So here's a few of the things I made while with child:

I'm not a painter, by any means. But I had a canvas, and a strong desire to paint something for the baby. So I did. I found a tree sillouette in Google Images, and used it for inspiration. to start, I painted the whole canvas brown. I let it dry, and then penciled on the big branches, and few of the smaller ones. Then I just let my imagination go. I pretty much just painted till I thought looked okay. Pretty easy. I did paint her name on the bottom right hand side (painting letters is the hardest thing ever), but when I took the picture, I didn't want to spoil what we were going to name her. So now it says Clara Rose on it. If I can find a picture (or remember to take one) with the name on it, I'll post that as well.

My mother-in-law sells jewelry (you can see some of it at and does home shows. She was wanting to add a little variety, so I made her a few aprons. They modeled a few, and I hung some on the wall because a preggo lady in an apron is so not cute. Sadly, I gave a few of them away as wedding gifts before I remembered to take pictures of them. These are the few I do have pics of.

My sister-in-law was wanting some costumes for my niece's costume box. Brookie was in a Little Red Riding Hood phase, so one morning, I whipped up a little cape and hood for her. I made it long so she could grow into it. She loved it though!! It turned out really cute.

Using the same pattern, I made my older brother a cape and hood so he could be Obi Wan Kenobi for Halloween. I'm sure there's a picture somewhere of him wearing it.

Well, that's it for now. Perhaps I can build up some energy and motivation and make a few things for the blog :)