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Friday, November 30, 2007

And the results are in.......

It's a BOY!!!!! Yay! We are so excited. Of course we would be so excited no matter what! But now I know what to shop for :)
Blues, greens, trucks and all kinds of boy stuff. I got my ultrasound on the 19th, and I know I have been so bad about keeping my blog here current. Life gets so hectic!
I have pictures and I will get them scanned and posted ASAP so you can see our baby boy Connor William (well in black and white at least)

All three kids are super excited to meet their new baby brother in about 18 weeks! I can't believe that it is going by so fast and yet so slowly at the same time :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Black Cat and Pumpkin Swap

Here are the wonderful goodies I received from Karen of Bluemuf's Corner
She sent me the softest hand towels, a really cute primitive kitty and pumpkin statue, some Halloween cookie cutters (that the kiddies can't wait to make cookies with!) a pumpkin pin cushion that Karen made with hand dyed fabric, a black cat needle book and a really cute fabric panel with kitties and pumpkins! Thank you so much Karen. My package was wonderful and I had so much fun opening it. Just as much fun as I had shopping for Karen's swap package. In hers, I included (NO PEEKING Karen!!) A handmade bag with pumpkins, kitties and other Halloween characters, a really yummy smelling frosted pumpkin votive from Yankee Candles. I really wanted to eat this candle, although I refrained, lol. Some pumpkin peeps, a pumpkin PEZ dispenser, some 3D stickers, a pumpkin Chinese takeout box, a really soft stuffed black kitty, and a really cute Bear statue with a black cat and a pumpkin. I also sent a cute pumpkin card. Oh yes and the most adorable metal black cat on a spring! I just loved it when I saw it! I really hope Karen loves her package as much as I loved mine!

First Baby Picture!

Here is our very first baby picture. Of course baby is still too small to know if she is a girl, or he is a boy. We are very excited to find out though! About 7 weeks until I will be 20 weeks along and can get my second ultrasound. Aside from being pregnant, which makes me sooooo tired. I have been super busy making some really pretty stuff for the Fall Craft Show. It is October 6th and 7th. I can't wait! Also I have been busy filling a few custom orders.

I just finished this skirt made with Fresh Cut fabric by Heather Bailey for Tabetha of Reminisce Heirlooms. Bless her heart, she waited for a really long time for me to finish this for her and she was so patient! I hope her daughter loves it! Please go check out Tabetha's blog. She makes the most wonderful keepsakes and with the holidays right around the corner, you may just find that perfect gift for that special someone!

I also finished these three sets for Kendall. She is my California customer.

So this is why my blog has been neglected, once again. But I am updating it now! I have more swap pictures to post and also I have some pictures of my goodies that I have been working on for the craft fair to share.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Swaps, swaps, and more swaps!!!

The first picture is what I got from my cotton candy partner, and the second is what I sent her.

So I have done three totally fun swaps and shame on me for not posting about all the awesome stuff I got and sent to my partners!!

I did the Vintage Kitchen swap, and my partner was Liz. I got a really cool rooster statue, a sunflower spoon rest and a rooster apron. I sent her a cinnamon broom, a wooden box with vintage cherry labels on each side, a really neat bag that I made from 2 vintage curtains, some wild cherry earrings and some cherry magnets I made. Oh and a really cool vintage repro. cherry towel for her kitchen.

The next swap was the cotton candy swap. My awesome partner was Alison and she sent me so much chocolate!! Thank you Alison, it was all so delicious! I also received some lavender pillows, a pink and white polka-dot towel and a pretty star ornament from her.

The very last swap I did was the black cat and pumpkin swap. My wonderful partner Karen has yet to receive her items, so those must be secret for a bit longer!

I will post some pictures in just a bit...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Long time no see...

Wow. I cannot believe how fast time goes by. I have been so busy sewing and shopping for school supplies that I have not really done much else. As you can see, even my poor blog has been neglected! This is a picture of me, my husband Terry and our youngest daughter Lorelai at the zoo in Chicago. I just got some yummy new fabrics called Barefoot Roses from a really cool fabric store Flapper Girl Fabrics
I cannot wait to play with these and make some pretty stuff! I already have some ideas in my head for what to do with these. I am also in the process of cleaning out my fabric stash. Ahhh, out with the old and in with the new. Perhaps I will list some on Etsy and also give some away on freecycle. I am also trying to get some stuff made for a Fall craft show that I am going to be in! I am so excited about that. It will be my first ever and as well as being excited, I am also super nervous. I have found some great advice online so i am doing my homework to try and be as ready as possible and although I am new at this, I want to appear as though I am an old pro. If anyone has any advice on set ups and inexpensive equipment to use for the show, please share! That is one area that I am having trouble with. I will be bringing purses, tutus, some skirts and dresses, and maybe some headbands and other small items. I am pairing up with my partner in crime Theresa from TRS Designs So at least I will not be alone.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Our first baby outfit, blankie and burp cloth

Awww, isn't this stuff just adorable?? (I apologize for the poor pictures! Our lighting is horrible inside and it is pouring rain outside!)
This was all made by Sandra of joeyandaleethea

She is such a sweetie and does the most awesome baby stuff ever! I can't wait for our newest member to sport "Aristotle"
Go check out her shop for monsters, owls and much much more! Thanks Sandra, you rock!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Feelin Crafty!!

Wow, I am loving this posting thing lately, lol. I have been feeling so crafty these last few days! I kicked butt and made about 6 tutus yesterday. I got inspired by my black and red rockin roller tut and made this totally awesome t-shirt for my littlest daughter, lorelai. I love the way it turned out! Think thre would be a market for these? I just took one of her plain t-shirts and added some bling, some iron on roses and skull and cross-bones and then finished the edges with some silver disks. I think I want one of these for me!! :)
And here is my hallway of tulle... I had to hang these cuties somewhere!
I am hoping that these might sell for Halloween and stuff. These tutus can be used for all kinds of costumes; fairies, witches, pirates, ballerinas, princesses, punk-rockers, you name it! With some cute accessories you have a one-of-a-kind outfit! I have almost all of these in my Etsy shop, so we shall see...

Bunny Swap

Here is my cutest bunny from the bunny swap. My partner was Missy from the Crafty Carnival ( i am still trying to figure out how the heck to put links in here) her blog is listed in my favorite blogs over on the right. Go check it out! She is totally awesome. Anyhow, the lighting is not so good but I have wanted to put a picture of this darling bunny up forever, so here she is fist sitting with my adorable cupcakes from Frostings N Sparkles (another totally awesome chick!) and then sitting by her lonesome in the big, big chair. She is too cute holding her little mushroom bouquet. And she is totally pose able!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Harry Potter!!

Ok, we went to Borders on the eve of the 21st of July this 2007. Theresa (my good friend) and myself. It was SO PACKED!! We had fun though, even though by 11:30 we were trying not to fall asleep... there were lots of great characters there. We got our pictures taken with, ahem, Hermoine (in her male form that is) and Mad Eye Moody. We even got to sport some S.P.E.W. badges that we recieved from hermoine. unfortunately a couple of our pictures came out blurry, but you get the general idea. We took a picture of our feet at midnight, for no other reason than we are dorks, lol. Then as we were leaving we took a picture of the very looonnngggg line of people waiting outside for their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows books. can you believe i forgot to get my picture taken with my book!? We went to the book store at 9 am that morning in order to get a bracelet. We had to wait an hour, but I got a silver one which was the second color. Luckily we were outta there by 1 am.

I read the book and it is wonderful! I am so sad that it was the last one though.At first I wasn't really into Harry Potter, but as soon as I finally read the first book I was hooked. My kiddos and I love going to see the movies when they come out at the theater. It is a tradition for us :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

We are gonna have a baby!

Yay! We are pregnant! We are all so excited. Just wanted to share the happy news.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Just had to share this cute picture :)
Aren't they sweet?? I love to get these pictures with all three of them standing within close proximity and all smiling at the same time. These are rare, lol.

Check out my friends new Etsy store!

This is my friend Theresa's new stuff that she listed at Etsy. She is super cool and has great ideas. I get lots of inspiration from her :)
She just opened her store and just listed this stuff today. Hopefully she will have her blog up soon and everyone can go say hello.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My Website...

My website is finally up!!! I am just playing right now and adding some things that I made a long time ago. All this stuff is still new to me, but it looks great! At least I think so :)
I will be adding actual items for sale soon. I want to get my gallery up with all my past work and a page with pictures of fabrics I have available for custom work. That is my goal over the next few days. Please go check it out and let me know what you think. I will take any and all constructive criticism and any ideas you may have!!! Thank you!
My link is to the right under "My website and Photo gallery"

Monday, June 25, 2007

Awesome fabric shop

This is an awesome place for beautiful fabrics!! Go check it out! I am definately ordering some pretty fabrics from here for some projects I have in mind.


Kids Health Expo

Wow did they have fun! They got goodie bags filled with stuff and they got to ride a horse and a pony! There was also a bounce house, games and crafts. It was a great way to spend a few hours on Friday morning and it was all free- Even better!