Ok, well not everyone but I am feeling the love of Indie Babies and Quilt Baby! I won one of their giveaways and I am super excited! I don’t have a little baby to use it for yet but I have a the perfect little one in mind who deserves it! Thank you to indie babies and quilt baby! I really never win anything so I am extremely thankful!
There was also a great little door hanger from Droolz and sippy cup saver fromwhich will be an awesome lifesaver when we go to Disney World later this summer!
I apologize for not posting much this week! I am busily crafting for a charity auction next week but I have until this weekend to get my pieces completed! I will be making a few bags and childrens items and I hope to get pics up for you all soon! But, for now I keep my sewing machine chugging along so I can finish everything!
And unwrap it whenever I have a rough day. This weekend started off to a great success of waking up to warm breath on my nose. No, not a puppy. It was princess Alaina patiently waiting for her mama to wake up. I happily obliged when she kissed my nose when she saw my eyes open. No amount of sleepiness could have kept me in bed against that encouragement to get up. We quickly got dressed headed for a quick stop at the ATM and McDonalds for her juice and my Diet Coke and to which were then fully ready to hit the yard sales. We weren’t didn’t find as much as we usually do but the few little things I did find brought me much joy! My favorite find were vintage embroidered pillowcases. I had originally passed by this yard sale but on my way back I decided to give it a chance. I was giddy as I thumbed through her large collection of embroidered sheets, hankerchiefs and pillowcases. I wanted to bring them all home with me. But, I resisted and only purchased a few. Upon bringing them home I was baffled on what to do with them as they were much to pretty to just go on any old bed. Which is when I had the idea to move my craft room to the basement and turn that space into a special guest room in which I could decorate with all of my lovely vintage finds. My taste is pretty eclectic so I am excited to find things I love all summer to create this room of handmade and vintage goodness! The fact that my dear husband agree to let me do this is even more amazing! I love that man!
On a funnier note, my lovely and very silly daughter, gave me a piece of blue cardstock from a project that I had been working on in which she insisted I make into a dolphin. I told her that mommy didn’t know how to make a dolphin and she looked perplexed. She then told me to try because Mommy can make everything. My sweet girl made me tear up that she held me that high of esteem that she thought I could do anything. I just may try to make her a dolphin because even though it may not be my craft forte, it will be much loved by the princess. I know someday that she will realize that I can’t do everything but in the meantime I will hold on tight to these tender toddler moments for as long as she will let me.
I had this grand idea that Alaina would draw the name I would capture it beautifully with my camera and you all could ooh and aww over my neat-o play by play photography…..however the princess decided right before she drew it that she wanted to keep it because the ticket was “Lainey’s pink ticket” The little booger even ripped it so I couldn’t have it! I am in so much trouble since she is already pulling these stunts at the early age of 3! But, I did wrestle her for the “ticket” and the winner of the 50% code is ANGELA S. I am thrilled for her! It must be good karma for her as she selflessly offers her sewing advice and tutorials to anyone who asks her! She is a peach and I am thrilled to be able to offer this up to her!
But, for the sake of how I really wanted to draw it I bribed her with a sweet tart and had her draw again for a consolation prize! This person with get a little something custom from me! I know it pales to the 50% off but hopefully you will enjoy it as well! That winner is CHRISSY!
Thanks so much for joining in my little contest! It was quite fun! Keep checking in as more giveways might come again in the not so far away future!
I want to thank each of you who visit my little blog each day! The emails and comments brighten my day that anyone out there is even interested in what I have to say or what I make! Since I was so lucky to get a free 50% off Gymboree coupon today I decided to share the wealth. If you would like the code. Leave me a comment on the blog and I will do a drawing for it on Thursday and will email the winner their free 50% off code. I know a lot of you visit each day so please delurk! If you are not into Gymbo and you win I will send you some fabric goodies for all of the crafty chicas!
This has been such a crazy week for me! It began with the start of my new job! I am so pleased to be able to be working in ministry again! I have taken a position at my church as the elementary childrens ministry coordinator. It is a part time position so I get to still stay home with Princess Alaina and get paid to do what I love most in the world be silly and be with kids. I couldn’t ask for a job that was a better fit for me!
I recieved my lovely cupcake swap from the uber talented Beth! It was like Christmas opening my package! She was sweet enough to make a crocheted cupcake purse for my daughter which she adores! Beth, if you only knew how many times I have tried to make that on my own and gave up! The one she made was perfection! There was candy in there as well, but I am sure it isn’t hard to guess what little candy monster took ate them already!
Now for more fun! I have a new toy! Enjoy my first shot on my new camera! I am the proud new owner of a digital Canon xTI Rebel. A HUGE upgrade from what my little point and shoot. I am in no way a photographer now but I know I am going to have a playing with my new toy! Expect the blog to become a little picture heavy!
Speaking of new adventures, I decided to take up quilting. My new friend, Nancy, decided to hold a quilting bee and the novice I am decided to take her up on her invitiation and lo and behold I became a quilter. Ok, so techincally I am still more of a stripper. Heads out of the gutter, people. I only cut and sewed strips so a stripper I will be until next Thursday until my next class where hopefully these strips will turn into something that resembles a quilt.
Now, I feel the need to be honest with you that I am not sure how quilting and I are going to get along. No one informed me of the over usage of the iron when you quilt. You see, I loathe ironing. Dare I say, I am actually terrible at it? One would think that getting a wrinkle out would be easy but somehow I end up with more wrinkles than I start with. Sigh…maybe my laundering skills will be elevated in this new crafting adventure. That would be a craft related miracle that even my husband would appreciate.
I also was able to attend my first yard sales of the year this weekend! (I had previously been working every weekend morning) So, I was thrilled with my little bargain hunt! Among my finds was 4 yards of flannel for a quarter and a neglected magazine rack. I plan on refinishing it for my craft room to store my latest craft magazines. Which, did you notice what little magazine I found? My in search of has been found! YAY!
Ok, that was a novel! Bless you if you made it through it all!
I had purchased 2 Jolly Packs of Anna Maria Horner’s Chocolate Lollipop Fabric from The Fat Quarter Shop not knowing what I was going to do with them. I don’t have a store local to me that sells Freespirit fabrics so I thought this was the best way to see and “pet” the new line to see what ideas came to me. I now know what I am going to buy my yardage in and with the all of my little precut squares of fabric goodness I decided to make a little patchwork skirt. Princess Alaina decided to pose in her new skirt only after Mommy bribed her with Cheerios and the bain of my existance aka Caillou. She said this was her “cute” pose. As her mommy, I think all of her poses were cute but she was especially pleased with herself here. The pattern is courtesy of my forum buddy, Angela!
I have seen the the tutorial for these glass magnets before but had not yet tried! I finally sent pictures to be developed (I won’t tell you how long it has been since the last time I actually had that done in fear you that the scrapbookers might hang their heads in shame at me!) But, the little index cards with all of your prints come in quite handy for this project! The project cost less than a $1 and I have lots of supplies to make more! Not Martha has a great tutorial for this project here.The project was much fun as everything is that involves squishing hot glue! I think when the princess actually undertstands a chore or good behavior chart that this would be a fun way thing to incorportate into it. However, if you ask my child to help clean up she pretends that she is asleep. There is no denying that this child is mine. We have a while before we get to the point of understanding chores!