Monday, February 28, 2011

This Made Me Smile

You may not know this about me, but I went into this blogging thing with a bit of a fussy attitude. At one time I may have even tried to say I was forced into starting a blog... I'm so glad I succumbed to the pressure because now it's something I enjoy. I have met nice people. One of those nominated me for an award. I've never met Jan over at Isisjem but I feel like she's a friend. I absolutely love one of the things she said about me..... Her blog is a mix of all the different things she makes with other stuff thrown in. Including some very gorgeous pictures of her grandson ....   Someone I've never met gets me! ha ha Anyway, Jan, thanks for being out there and liking my crazy. I love how you are always going outside your comfort zone and doing things I'm not brave enough to do!

There are a few rules to accepting an award and one of those is that I have to nominate 3 -5 blogs that I think should get an award. All of them have under 100 followers. These are all people that look forward to reading when they post. Thanks for being out there!

Parrishplatz -  Jennifer is extraordinary. She makes me want to be more creative. When she decides the time is right, you will want her to be your photographer. 
Insanely Crafty - Jessica is one of the most clever people I know. She's also my daughter but I'd say that anyway. 
Kelly's Korner - Kelly is perfect mixture of brains and creativity. One of the most busy people I know, when she gets to post, you want to see it. 
theblackforrist - Kara is energy. She makes cute things. Then she makes the patterns. 
H'sCreations - Heather is full of love. A mom of three, she still makes time to do nice things for others. Being as  I've been there and tried to do that, I admire her. 

If any of you feel the urge to tell someone else that you enjoy what they do, follow the rules below. If you don't, then by all means don't!!! You can still tell the world that I think you're amazing! 


1) If you are tagged, and you want to accept, then create a post on your blog and add the Liebster blog pic.2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept. 3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.The aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, (less than 50 Followers is ideal), therefore, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Simplicity 2866

I made this a couple of weeks ago and yes, I am just now getting around to showing you. It's finally warm enough to take pictures outside comfortably. For me. I'm a wimp. 
 I got the fabric at Joann's back in October. Kinda forgot about it until one Saturday morning when I woke up and decided I needed a new dress.
 I really like the embroidered flowers.
 The pattern was super simple. I did change the front to have tucks instead of pleats... 
 I'm not sure it's the best style for me but it's easy to wear and I just needed something new. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The winner of the hexagon pillow is...........
Number 13!
Who said,

Um, it shouts "Kara!!!" it's orange... hello...

February 19, 2011 2:36 PM

I hope you enjoy the pillow Kara! It will be on it's  way to you shortly!

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments!

I haven't had a photo of the boy in the last few posts. This is one of him on Friday when he, grampa and I were hanging out in the backyard. 
He kills me.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Something For You!

Well, only if you want it.....

I am over due for a giveaway. I'm sorry for neglecting you. Especially since you have always been so encouraging and kind. Really kind. Like all of your encouragement for me and my Etsy endeavor. Did I tell you it all sold? So thank you for everything.

Way back when I started indulging in my love for hexagons and before I decided that I was going to make a quilt and make it a charm quilt to boot, I made a lot of them. The other day I decided to make a pillow. I liked it and thought maybe you would too. You won't be hurting my feelings if you don't, but if you would like a chance to have this lovely, just leave me a comment.

The insert is included because it's an odd size so I had to make one. Comment up until Monday midnight EST.  This is open to anyone, anywhere. Now I'm off to try and restock my Etsy shop.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mom's opened shop!

Go check it out!
A new logo for my uncles consulting business
 And more pictures of the wee one... fat rolls for all of you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you everyone for the well wishes on this newest adventure. 
Most of all, thank you Joan, Katelyn and Amy for being my first customers! 
I hope you enjoy your new bags.

Leather Fun Part 2

The Spotted Pillow - because who wouldn't want one?!? This was my second idea for the leather.

I cut circles out of the leather and then decided to add a punch of color in as well so I used 100% wool felt in 3 shades of blue. I didn't plan the layout as well as I probably should have but I think it turned out ok. The leather spots are smooth and rough side out to give the brown spots texture.
I then hand stitched all of the dots on with pearl cotton.
It was a really fun project. Though not baby friendly since leather probably wont go through the wash that well. But that's ok because it was made with someone in mind who may or may not have a problem with circles.... that person may want to locate a 14x26 pillow insert... if that person is reading this and wants it!

And here is a Micah shot for you- he's playing with a gift from his Aunt Sherie sent him and he LOVES it! Its a maple wood teether. I just put it on his play mat the day we got it in the mail and he found it all on his own and started chewing
It's now one of his favorite toys. He loves that his Happy Apple and his pirate bear- golden beard who I need to get a picture so you all can see him!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I've Finally Did It!

With some help from a sweet girl......
I've opened an Etsy shop.
Tell me what you think!

Let's see if I can keep this up! 

Happy Valentines Day

We had a lovely Valentines day hope you did too!
 I made a GIANT cake the idea is from here - but I saw it featured on a lot of different blogs.... I didn't really follow the directions... or read them... it was so close to an epic fail with the amount of things I did wrong... but somehow it all worked out in the end!
 My mom keeps telling me that I need to read directions... but so far I don't see a reason to... She also says that I can do these things because when I was little she told me I could do anything I set my mind to ... she just didn't realize how far I would take it... Sounds like she can now take credit for anything I do : P
I tortured Micah this morning with a quick photo session... Uber totally is not jazzed about this one--
HAHA! Isn't it awesome?
Micah is all get me out here... blast my legs!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Leather Fun

Well where did that week go? Sorry about that it was a long week- not bad just long and I didn't find time to update here. I would tell you about it but then you would just be bored! So instead I will show you one of the things I managed to complete!
Mum had a project (that she's yet to show you...thbt!) that involved a fair amount of left over leather- this stuff is like butter people and it smells SO GOOD! So we have been brainstorming ways to put it to good use. One of the ideas came from my Aunt who told us about Sundance Catalogs bracelets which are fun, funky...and ridiculously priced. So we went to work making our own versions---well I only made one but mum made a few so check hers out too!
 My version wraps your wrist twice - here's a shot of it not wrapped
 and  I used a heavy duty snap closure
 We used a punch to cut the holes for our designs and then used a really yummy variegated pearl cotton to stitch the design. The bead is dyed shell.
It's really soft and feels nice to wear- unfortunately I am not keeping it, it will be making it's way to see someone soon... not sure who that someone might be!

Check back for another leather project tomorrow!

To catch you up on other random news- Micah went for his 4 month check up (a week ago) and he is 15 and a half pounds and 27 inches long now! It's absolutely ridiculous how fast this kid is growing!  We were also told that we could go ahead and start introducing him to food.

 Let's just say he was not a fan. We took a video but I think this picture about sums it up!

And other fun news my Aunt Rhonda started a blog! Check her out! 

Oh and I figured out how to edit my HTML for bigger pictures (while Micah screamed at me!) I am so excited that I was able to do this! Hopefully you will all enjoy the larger images!

My Sister Made Me Do It

A few weeks ago while talking to my sis on the phone she mentioned some bracelets she liked on sundance. They are funky leather bracelets at a precious price and she wanted one. Bad. My sis is has style. There are things she can do/wear that I can only wish I could pull off. The fun part about this conversation was, I had leather......

I have some butter soft leather left over from a project I have yet to show you. It's one for the all but defunct house blog. You know, the one I haven't posted on in two months. I'm busy, don't judge. Jess and I got together and made a few to try things out and maybe send a couple off to "someone"...

I'll be making more unless someone tells me to stop.