Thursday, June 26, 2008

Here it is.....

My new VW Beetle. Just kidding, do you know how impractical this car would be with A., no back doors. However I do think it would be fun to drive and buzz around in.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What's on my mind....

What I've been up to lately:

  • Researching a new and used car because my lease is up. A friend reccomended two really great sites for this and . To be honest I have spent a ton of time on edmunds there is a wealth of info on that site!!! I have also found US News and World report very helpful!!!!!
  • Sewing I sewed my second Built By Wendy shirt. I'll try to post pics soon.
  • I bought Petty Little Patchwork last weekend at JoAnns with a 50% off coupon.
  • I am going to Mystic Conneticut very soon for the Wooden Boat Show. On the way back I will be stopping in Albany to visit some dear friends.
  • Thinking about doing something nerdy on my blog, I want to add a tutorial list for ya all. Last time I got nerdy on my blog I added music to it, which by the way you can pause it and stop it or pick a new song.
  • Got together with an old pal last night at Starbucks and chit chatted for hours. It is so nice to talk to other mothers who can relate to what you are going through. We used to teach together in Brighton and both stopped when we had families. She just got a job in Webster and I may be able to sub for her next year. Yahoo!
  • Thinking about whether or not I need to put A. in preschool next year.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bandana Checkers...

Hello There Blog friends! Sorry it has been so long! I am back to share with you another creative endeavor and very FUN project for KIDS!!!! Or even adults....
Drum roll please.....
Bandana Checkers...
You make the board with fabric markers and the checkers below are made with Crayola's model magic clay.
I will be teaching this class at the Webster JoAnn Fabrics store on Monday June 30th from 1:30-3:30 and again July 15th from 1-3. The checkers roll up in the bandana and tie at the top, the kids have a very easy transportable game for the summer! Here is the link to the tutorial on the crayola website which explains how to make these:
P.S. I beat DH at a game, the first one anyway, he hadn't played in so long he forgot the rules.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Freezer Paper and T-shirts...

Update more cute pics:

Who knew.... I made freezer paper stencils and then stenciled on these onesies. I have two baptisms within a week so I needed two gifties one for a boy and one for a girl. I LOVE how they came out and sooooo easy. Well maybe except for cutting out the stencil with the exacto knife, a bit tedious and tiring for my wrist. Why didn't I think of my Cricut first!? Whale with freezer paper on it above.
Baby pastel paint I used, special for fabric.

I also got some iron ons that I thought were really cute.
this is how the girly gift turned out. The princess crown was done with freezer paint.
Google freezer paper and t-shirts and directions pop up all over the place.

Monday, June 09, 2008


Remember the placemat purses I did with my MOPS group and the one I made. Well my friend has gone great guns with these. Check out this AWESOMELY super idea....
She made all of these for her kids teachers, she has four kids. Each one has a pair of flip flops, sunscreen and a gift card to Barnes and Noble, plus you can see she put a cute little tag on each one! I think all of those teachers will LOVE their Beach Bag Totes!!!!!! Go WENDY!!!!! She even matched the flip flop colors to the purses!!!!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

More Jar Gifties and a Dirty Little Secret

I had some of the MOPS over and we finished up the Jars I had and each person took home three more jars to give away. One is an M&M bar mix and the other is a Dreamsicle Mix.
After staring at these for weeks now. I broke down and made the M&M jar bar mix. It was pretty good, although the reason this is a little secret is because technically they were suppose to be given away. Well I DID give some of the bars away on Saturday at our Lemonade Stand that DD and I did, well they were 25 cents each, so we had help with them. I thought they were good but a bit crumbly, the mix was that way too. Still haven't tried the Dreamsicle one, the jar is just too pretty and MAYBE I can think of someone to give it to as a Thank You gift, just maybe...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

I Love me a good garage sale....

My new found button collection!!!! I want to make some of those button bouquets that Nikki over at WhiMSy Love makes. So I got me a few buttons, oh just a few will do.
Two more thrifted sheets that I have turned both into skirts already! I used the 10 cent zippers and put those in both skirts! I still haven't cut into my Summer Skirt Sheet Swap, sheets yet, I'm too afraid, until I practice more. So I practiced on these instead. The top fabric was actually a FITTED sheet and I was still able to cut off the elastic and make a skirt out of it.
If you want to see what other people have made with their sheets that they swapped you can go to:
The packaging on the zippers and bias tape is so VINTAGE looking that I almost felt guilty opening. The prices were listed on the outside 10 cents and 35 cents. I paid 10 cents for each, so 50 cents for the bias tape and zippers. I don't know how much they are in stores tho.
I also bought a bunch of light switch plate covers to cover with polymer clay. Yahoo, it was a good shopping day. Not pictured is also a Wiggles book for Miss A. and a pop up Winnie the Pooh toy that she really wanted, I thought she was too young for it, but it was only 75 cents, so I splurged!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Neighborhood Child: Is that your craft room?
Me: No, that is my dining room.
(My craft room is in the basement and my sewing room is upstairs.)


Monday, June 02, 2008

My new placemat purse...

Here is my new placemat purse. I love it. I used some velcro strips to close the top and glued them in with Fabric Tac Glue, I also used a plastic type of placemat and cut it out to fit in the bottom, so the bottom will hold its shape better. I used grommets and rope for the handles. If you'd like to make one, just Google placemat purse.

Rope and grommet detail...

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Our Garden at Our Land....

This is our garden at our land, that building in the background is the outhouse that we built last year. no joke!
We have a nice rock path that we all like to use.
We had a few bushes that made it through the winter. I planed marigolds in a circle in hopes to keep the deer away. We'll see there is a TON of wildlife out there, so we just need to keep our fingers crossed.
Last year we weren't very successful with it, so we hope to have more success this year!


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