Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Craftgossip.com is having an AMAZING give-away!!!!!!
They are giving out 3 etsy shopping sprees!!! ($100 each). Can you believe it?!?! It's like a dream come true, right?!?!?! I know it is for me...

Well, part of the deal of entering, is to blog about what you want to use your shopping spree for! Let me tell you, the wheels in my head were going CRAZY trying to decide what to get and whom to get it from and if that's what I REALLY wanted......all that jazz :) :) :)

I would first pick these super fun earrings (found here)! My sister and I are very proud of the fact that we have Irish heritage, and we love to let people know it. I think these earrings most definitely do the job, right?!?! Besides, I like green jewels :)

However, I would use the bulk of my spree to get me some new fabrics...
I am in LOVE with Riley Blake fabrics, and all the fun things I can do with them, however, they can be quite expensive for a stay-at-home mom of 3 :)
These are some of the fun fabrics that I like best, but there are so many that I would get.

Yup, I would most definitely use the bulk of my shopping spree to get Riley Blake Fabrics from The Fabric Store on etsy!!

Here's to hoping that I win!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I was Featured......

A few weeks ago, Hannah over at Sherbet Blossom asked for ideas on organization. I submitted one, and she USED it!!!So, head on over to Sherbet Blossom and check out my post :)
(Thanks mom!)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


So, I sew all the time for my daughter, but feel bad because my son kinda misses out! So, I ask him about 2x a week if he wants me to make him something - he usually says no. However, yesterday he said YES!! He told me he wanted a CAPE!!!
I thought, really?!?! But, ok...
So, I had him pick out colors and got to sewing...but then of course, sister wanted one, too!
So, they each got capes, but my son refuses to take a picture in his.
He did tell me that he wants a PIRATE cape (didn't know pirates wore capes), so now I have to go find pirate fabric.....

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Here is another in a LONG series of skirts for my baby girl! She refuses to wear pants (really....REFUSES!) so I make her about a billion dresses....and she loves them all. This one's pleated different, and that's why I like it :).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nelli's Apron

My super cute sister sent me this AWESOME apron!! I like to wear it when I'm sewing so that I don't get threads all over my clothes. My kids also think that it's the funnest toy ever :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Skirt for ME!!!

Most sewing and crafting I do is not for me, but for others. However, I got in the mood yesterday and decided that I needed a new skirt. I have a great reason....my sister's best friend from when we lived in Hawaii is getting married in 8 days (yeah, tuck!) and I decided that I needed a new skirt....so I got to sewing...
I used the pattern that I got from Joel Dewberry and some fabric that my mom got me in Hawaii...and got to it! It came together in just a few hours. I had to do some adding and adjusting for length, but I think it's totally worth it. All I have left to do is add an eye-hook at the top and then wa-la!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Pattern Testing!!!

The other day I received an e-mail from Laurie Dewberry asking me if I was willing to do some more pattern testing! I would have to be on something to say no, right?!?!?!
I immediately said yes, and anxiously awaited the arrival of these gorgeous fabrics.
The pattern was for a bag and a super cute one at that. It was different from any that I had made before so I was very excited to get started! I got everything all pinned and cut and ready to go when I realized that I didn't have enough cording for some pieces. Darn it! So, I had to postpone finishing until this morning when I could get to the store.
But, it is now finished and it is AWESOME!! My 2 year old calls it, "MY pretty!" and carries it around the house. Every time I take it away from her, she sneaks it back. I guess that's a good sign!
This pattern will be coming out with the skirt pattern that I tested here. Definitely keep your eyes open for it - it's worth the purchase :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I'd rather be busy than bored...that's for sure!!

My son has been working hard on his garden... He has the most gorgeous flowers growing in the world. He does it all himself too. He waters them every day, and I can't believe how beautiful they are. Makes me sad because my grass is busy dying while his flowers are THRIVING!! Guess I'll let him work on the lawn, too....

I have also been working on this super fun project. I got tired of binding placemats and started working on something else... It still has a super long way to go, but it's super fun, and I like being able to see my progress... It still needs some words, and embellishments to make it complete...
My sister thought it had something to do with a witch, but I told her that witches don't wear green......