Monday, March 21, 2011

Fun Baby blankets

SO sweet!!! She kind of makes me Baby Hungry!! I LOVE those lips!!
(and check out that ruffle bum! Don't worry I have a tutorial coming on one of these babies!I just made one for a friend and they are super easy)

This is one of my friends darling angel modeling a Rosies blanket. She wanted a car canopy and then decided why not some blankets to match too, and can I just say I could not get enough of these blankets!! They turned out so so cute!! (Not quite as cute as the baby but cute!) Seriously the fabric you choose is KEY to any project! I don't think she could have chosen cuter prints.  For one of her blankets she decided to use a bright pink terry cloth material (like a bath towell) At first I thought kind of weird, and now I am obsessed with the idea. I love that if baby spits up or spills the blanket soaks it right up and then you just throw it in the wash, and the bright pink just made the whole blanket!!
(This fabric line is from Michael Miller and I am pretty sure she ordered hers through an etsy shop)
These pictures don't even give them justice because the lighting is all off. So just trust me!

Just had to share! Have a happy Monday!!
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Winner Winner!!!

Ladies and Gents according to our winner is............
Can I get a woot woot!! Holla!!!

Tracey I just emailed you all of the details, Happy Shopping!!!
Tracey said...

I follow via GFC-traymona.


Oh yikes I almost forgot the Rosie winner for sharing what you would buy. also chose this one and it decided to go with REDBUS55. Alright big red I have also emailed you, lets chat together and figure out a little custom order for you! Thanks for playing everyone!!! And Thanks Sean and CSN for offering us this great prize!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

I like it...

I am kind of loving this office craft space!! This is the perfect compromise if you just don't have the room for a full on craft room. I actually have a good friend/neighbor who turned her walk in closet into her own little craft space as well. She has a desk, lap top, and TV all inside with all of her supplies right there. I LOVE IT! Sometimes I want to kick a kid out of one of their rooms so I can have my own craft room and then I am reminded of how very selfish that would be!! DANG KIDS!!

Mostly I love how really the hubster would get ZERO say on what goes on in this closet, Colors wall paper EVERYTHING would solely be up to me!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Anthropology Inspired curtains

I have had the fabric for these babies since August and basically I have just been really lazy and have not felt like sitting down and sewing them! Well I finally did it! I finished!!! And I LOVE THEM!!! They just complete my little Madi's room. I can't stop looking at them, I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I basically sewed 12 ruffle strips to a pair of  $7.00 Ikea curtains that I had bought. I didn't do a tutorial but if anyone does want to try these and is not sure where to start email me and I'll give you some pointers!!

Remember this fun print I made! So cute! (ps glad this is my blog so that I can say that everything is sooo cute without feeling like a big fat snot! I'm entitled to my own opinion right?)

PSS this is where I got the idea, but I kind of like mine better!! :)

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Is it too late for Valentines?

My daughter loves any and ALL holidays. She thinks she needs to have a new outfit or some kind of party for like every day of the year!! So I know this is kind of old... But these would be great for birthday parties or even St. Patty's day coming up. This year for Valentines me and my little girly girl stayed up late poking holes in gum balls and stringing them up for her class room Valentines. I think they turned out absolutely darling!!! So easy and so fun! I got the idea from tip junkie and when I saw them I knew I would be making them. You can buy gum balls in bulk or by certain colors at different party stores. We lucked out and just raided Grandmas gum ball machine! Easy enough free and free!!!

The boys got blue green and yellow ones and the girls got the girly ones. The arrows were big tootsie roll cupid arrows for my Max man's joy school group.
Nothing like a new skirt from grandma to help celebrate the day of love! The necklace just made the whole outfit right??

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Friday, March 11, 2011


First of all can I just get a thank, you really quick. Come on let me hear it! Because this giveaway is good! I mean really good! So, I was recently contacted by Sean from CSN stores asking if I would like to sponsor a giveaway for all of you! And I am not going to lie I am kind of jealous about the whole thing. Can I get in on this? I mean would you all believe me if I won my own giveaway? Would you believe that I didn't cheat??? OK fine! I won't enter but you all definitely should.

So Seany Boy offered a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky reader! $50.00 bones!!! Just for entering a contest! SERIOUSLY??? I mean have you seen CSN stores? I was amazed with everything that is offered and basically had my imaginary $50.00 spent the first two seconds on the site!

What first caught my eye was the amazing furniture! The hubs and I purchased a big fat flat screen for Christmas this year and we looked EVERY WHERE for a TV stand. I couldn't find one that I loved and that just screamed my name and I ended up just settling.
Then I find CSN stores and I am kind bummed! I could not believe all of the options for flat panel TV stands  over there. I am loving the modern TV stands like these ones right now.
Don't you love them? If modern/contemporary isn't your style they have several other styles,woods, and finishes to choose from too. Why oh why did I not know about CSN a month ago?!?

So then I kept browsing around, I am currently in the market for wall paper, rugs, and dining room chairs. (ok lets be honest, I am in the market for EVERYTHING and ANYTHING) but these three things I have been thinking alot about lately. And CSN did not fail me check these out...LOvE them all!

Oh How I love ALL of  this wall paper!

And finally chairs...

SOOOOO what are you going to spend your $50.00 on????

Here's how you play. You have only 2 ways to get your name in the drawing. Leave two separate comments for both.

And 2: Facebook about the giveaway
CONTEST ENDS Friday March 18th at midnight! Winner announced Sat. March 19th.

And for fun, why not head on over to CSN and leave a comment saying what you would buy or what you like best! Maybe I will throw in a little extra treat for those who go the extra mile on this one! :) yep that's what I will do anyone who comes back with a comment of what they would buy from CSN will be entered into a rosie giveaway. Not sure what it will be yet, but I am sure it will be fabulous!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The funnest part about being crafty

I think the funnest part about making stuff is seeing people use it or wear it! I love seeing people in the things I have made or seeing them smile or get excited when receiving the package! My favorite thing lately is whenever I have a friend get pregnant with a little girl. I get so excited because I start thinking about ruffles and lace! Remember the little swaparoo me and KATIE did? This is a pic of her darling little Hayden wearing my ruffle bum onesie. I think it's darling if I don't say so myself!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011


It's that time of year again where I am just kind of blah about blogging. But I was inspired today to sew and create, I kind of want to put my kids to bed right now at 4:21 and go sew!! But Unfortunately that is not going to happen and I have a yummy dinner planned with some of my best friends tonight so maybe tomorrow???

So a few months ago I got an email from KATIE! LOVE this girl!! Check out her gorgeous smile!

She asked if I was interested in doing a trade with her and of course I jumped all over that. I LOVE trades! Mostly I love getting special packages in the mail! So I was snooping around her blog and realized if we lived by each other we probably would be best friends! SHE IS DARLING! I love all of cute creations that she makes her girls, she is so talented. Also She has a daughter named Mia, (like me) and her nickname is Moo (like my Madi moo!) too funny!!

So I got busy and started up some stuff for her and she got busy and started some stuff for me and days later we spoiled each other!! She sent me the CUTEST hair clips silk flower ones and a way cute felt flower one. And also the cutest Valentines necklace for my girl ever! So cute!

I love Katie's sewing but I am dying over her jewelry right now! Seriously she is a doll go check her out, you won't be disappointed!!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Valentine treat for your Honey.

Ok, so this is SOOOOO old!! about ten years old to be exact!! I made this pillow as a gift for Valentines day for my hubby (but at that point he was my almost fianc'e) . I was inspired by this fabric that I had found at Walmart in my small college town. I loved the whole "How do I love thee let me count the ways" thing so I went with it and began thinking up all of the ways I loved my man! The fun part about this pillow was that I re-read the list for the first time in ten years the other day and it reminded me of all the little things that I loved and still love about my honey! And for the last couple of days I have re-noticed all of those little things that made me fall in love with him way back then! I know this is so cheesy! But fun!

So I typed up my reasons and printed them on transferable iron on paper. and then Ironed it onto a white piece of square fabric. The pillow is 16X16 inch square and I just used a pillow form for the stuffing.

This such a simple project and would be great if you are a beginner sewer and just looking for a fun little project. All straight lines and really no way to mess up.  And if you don't love the whole pillow idea just type your reasons up, print them out and frae them. That works to and is even easier then the pillow!!

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Monday, January 24, 2011

I was bored...

So you know how your craft to do list is a mile long???? I see all of these ideas all of the time but I never find the time to try any of them. But not this time. The other night I actually stayed up a little late and played around. I bought this awesome old window from a yard sale last summer for $5.00 and it has been sitting in my basement. I thought of several ideas to use it for and just couldn't decide. Finally I just went for it and hung it on my wall. Then I decided to actually cross off something on my "crafts to try list" and  I made a paper wreath. I have seen these done all kinds of ways using book pages but, I was having a terrible time deciding on what book I would want to use. (I am really weird and I feel like things hanging on my wall have to have some kind of meaning. It's really frusterating because that means I have a horrible time buying art and I LOVE FUNKY art.) Anyways so I decided to skip the book and use sheet music of music that I just love and that means so much to our family. I love the way it turned out, but I need to figure something out to put in the middle, and I also need my husband to stop laughing at it and asking what on earth it is.(obviously he is not a blogger!! :) )

So I just rolled my pages up and hot glued them all together. Some of my music was very old and already colored and textured but some I used a brown ink pad and distressed the edges. I also had an old wreath that I had bought from the dollar store forever ago so I glued it all to that. Easy Peasy.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Modge Podge never gets old

One of my little family's new years resolutions is to read our Book of Mormon more regularly as a family.  I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we are counselled to read this book daily. I love it and it is something that I am very passionate about. I wasn't sure how to get my kids equally as excited. So for family night a couple of weeks ago we talked to our kids about our beliefs and about how the Book of Mormon came to us. Before hand I had hidden these books and at the end the kids had to go on a hunt to find their books. I thought they would like them, but I HAD no idea how much they would love them. Even my little three year old just lugs his around and has to show everyone. They now see this book by their bed every night and beg us to read to them. Not sure how long this will last but I am gonna love it while it does. 

I had seen these done for a girl's camp craft with little mini book of Mormons but I wanted the kids to have big sized ones and hard cover ones. For Max's I just modge podged scrapbook paper on and hot glued the red ric rack in for a book mark. Then I just printed off the label on my computer and inked the edges with an ink pad. For Madi's I actually painted the book!! yikes I hope that is ok. But I painted it and then modge podged some paper on and used stickers and ribbons to embellish. And I love them I love that they are personalized for my kids and that they are special for them. This can totally be done with any kind of book. Anything that you want to personalize, think their favorite stories, a song book, a journal, a drawing book, ANYTHING.

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