Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Witches and Stitches!

I have started my decorating! Woot! My amazing Hubby and his Dad helped me out to make this super fun witch for the front yard. I need to get a broom for her empty hand, but other than that she is haunting my yard. She looks really neat at night with the spot light behind her, but it doesn't make for a good photo. I'll try again tonight.

I also finished another 3 D star table topper! These are so fun to make! This is another Day of the Dead inspired one. I added rick rack for a festive touch, and I just adore rick rack and think it is highly under used.3D Star Day of The Dead Table Topper
Here is a close up of the fussy cut center!Close Up of Star

Can you believe my little girl is 4 months old!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

WIP Sunday: Hauntingly Fun!

Fall is upon us! I woke up this morning to the smells of fall coming in my bedroom window! I was so inspired I had to bake some cookies. My special only for fall and winter time cookies, Great Grandma Hurley's cookie jar favorites. That is what she called them, to most they are molasses cookies. Yummy!

Here they are in my favorite cookie jar!

I also got started on a new yard decoration for Halloween! I'm going a bit nuts since it is the baby's first Halloween and of course my favorite holiday. I found an awesome witch via pinterest. It is from Martha Stewart's website. I taped my printed pattern together today so I can go material shopping tomorrow! Squeee! I'm trying to talk the Hubby into running the skill saw so I don't chop off any fingers. Witchy Pattern

I also finished up one of my 3D star table toppers! This is the one I was working on in the class. It is already on my dining room table. This pattern was so fun I have 2 more in the works and one planned for a Christmas gift.

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Here is a close up of my fussy cut center! I adore this fabric and it was hard to cut a piece out.Camera dump 390
Off to have rueben's with the in laws and watch last nights episode of Doctor Who! Have a lovely Sunday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I'm Back!

New computer, new computer, new computer, yea yea yea! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!
I feel so much better now that I have access to my stuff!
The Hubby had surgery on Thursday so my crafty pursuits have been limited as I've been taking care of him and Avinell! (What a job!) I did start working on Halloween costumes for my Sis and Avinell! I can't wait to complete them! I'll give you a hint: BRAIIINNNNNSSSSS!

I haven't really managed to craft much. Things just got slow. I've made some drooly bibs. (Yes, my little girl digs batman!)

Happy Friday! Batman drooly bib!

A little ATC sized painting.Little owl

And a piece for the annual art auction held for the art center. (This isn't a pic of the finished piece. I just realized I didn't get a finished photo. I'll take one Thursday.)A Dream Of Whimsy

I have a class tomorrow night with my favorite quilting instructor! I'm super excited to get out of the house and sew with my friends! I have my fabric all cut! It is an amazing 3 D star table topper! I'll share it as soon as it is finished now that I can use a computer for reals!

I need to catch up and figure out what I have and haven't blogged! Yikes. I've missed this!

Friday, August 17, 2012

I'm Still Around!

Sad news my friends, my desk top computer is dead....
The old girl had a great run, she was 8 years old! This explains my absence. I have been only using my ipod touch and the notebook computer I have for work to acess the internet. I hate using the netbook as it is super slow and I hate typing on the stupid tiny keyboard. Also I don't have access to most of my photos and such to do my blog posts.
Good news though, we are going on a trip to a magical place with a computer store so I can buy a new one! It is my 7th anniversary gift from my amazingly wonderful Hubby! Next week I will have a new computer! I can't wait!
In other news, the Hubby and I spent the day trying to recreate some cookies. My Hubby worked at our local bakery for a few months before it closed. In case you don't know, my Hubby is a trained chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. He doesn't cook for a living anymore, but he is still an amazing chef. These cookies were famous. Big sugar cookies with glaze and goofy frosting faces. They were known as "face cookies", of course. My Hubby was promised the recipie, but didn't get it when the bakery closed. We researched and found a cookie we thought was close, made a few modifications. Next came frosting research. We found a glaze that needed a lot of modifications and then the perfect frosting recipie for the faces and ta da!
We nailed it! They taste amazing!
Look for my welcome back blog post when I get my new computer!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Two Little Monkeys

I finished up my last project that popped up! Two little monkeys for a friends twins 2nd Birthday! They will get their presents today and I can't wait to see if they like them! Homemade toys are always better!

Meet Ethan Monkey! He wears a green checked shirt, denim shorts, a polka dotted tie, and little wee converse style sneakers!Ethan Monkey

Meet Emily Monkey! She has polka dot socks, purple mary jane shoes, and a fun patchwork skirt!Emily Monkey

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

I love pinterest! Damn, it is so distracting to a girl that is trying to work on WIP's! Avinell needed an itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini after I saw one in pink on Pinterest. It only took maybe 15 minutes to complete with the assistance of my sister who kept Avinell entertained while I sewed. I forgive myself for straying from my WIP's after I saw her wearing it!

Squee! Adorable! OK, so I can't stay on task. I have one other "just popped up " project in mind. A couple of gifts that must be made!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Back In The Swing Of Things

Avinell is officially a month old!

This is her one month picture with her monkey Sunshine. I'm going to take a photo of her each month with Sunshine to watch her grow! 

Now that she is a month old and not as needy as a true newborn it is time for Momma to get back in the swing of things! Today is cleaning the craft room! Avinell is going to "help" by looking cute sitting in her chair sleeping. After the crafty room is clean I can start on my "Summer of WIP's". I want to finish up a million projects that have gotten shoved to the back burner while being preggers. So to keep myself motivated I will share with you lovely people and make myself accountable by continuing to share as I check projects off my list!

1.Chair Before 

Remember this? My rocker I am supposed to paint to match the little Zetti style chair I did ages ago. Well it is going to get finished! It is part of the way painted so I just need to buckle down and finish it up so I can sit in it this summer!

2.Daisy Seeds Block 1 
How about this, do you remember it? My Grandma's quilt blocks that were started last summer for her Birthday. I have 5 of 12 blocks completed. Time to get busy on this too!

3. I have 3 quilts to hand bind as well. The Grinch quilt for myself, Avinell's memory quilt, and the X-Quisitly Amazing quilt for Heidi's Mom. These will become quiet time projects.

4. Avinell's crib quilt needs finished too! I need to put the block components together and then put the blocks together into the finished quilt top. Then off to the quilter and another hand binding project!

For now that is my list! Some large projects to finish! I have a few other small ones, but these will take precedents over the small ones. Oh, and NO NEW PROJECTS! That will be the hardest part to stick to! I love fast "instant gratification" type of projects and I tend to get so over inspired that I want to do a million things. Please help me stay focused my wonderful bloggy friends! Off to get to cleaning with that sweet little helper of mine!