Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Princess Turret Reveal

I have been working on a princess turret for my niece Leyna for about a month now. She was born April 2, 2013 so I really needed to finish up this project so it can be used to decorate her room. I can't wait to deliver it to her on Sunday. I am going to share some photos of how I created it later.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pay It Forward Handmade Swap February 2013

Here are the "rules" (as taken from Aquamareen's blog).
1. I will create a crafty gift for each of the first three people who comment to this post. This is a surprise, and will arrive to you anytime within the next 365 days.

2. In signing up for Pay it Forward, you are committing yourself to the project...someone pays it forward to you, so you pay it forward to others! Just post this, or something similar so others can get involved. Basically you will create your own post where you create gifts for 3 people as well.

3. You need to have an active blog of your own...{or some way to post up your PIF info like a flickr, pinterest, or Facebook account. Basically you'll need a place to announce your own PIF and to post some pics of the process.}

4. After commenting on this post, post something similar on your you can spread the pay it forward love. I will email you asking for your mailing address {and the online address where you are posting your PIF info} so I can get your crafty treat in the mail. Please make sure your email address is visible on your profile or leave it in the comment.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Niece Leyna's Nursery Curtains

I just love Michael Miller's Pink Giraffe Love fabric. I lined the curtains with an orange batik fabric to make them thicker. The top of the curtain was a 6 inch wide strip that I finished at each end to put on a curtain rod.  Aren't they beautiful?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sweet Pouch Swap zippered pouch

I am participating in a great little zippered pouch swap from Sew Delicious

I am going to fill this with a selection of sweet treats and mailing it off to a special lady in the next week.

Cloak for drama group

 I was able to make a great black cloak from 2 rectangles where one was gathered to match up with the hood.  I used the tutorial found at

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The five F's of New Years Resolutions

I was reading Infarrantly Creative's blog post about New Year's Resolutions and I liked her reference to the five F's

faith, family, friends, fiscal and fitness

For me this year I want to resolve to do these things:

Faith: Read a proverb each day and consider its implications for my life.

Family: Spend significant time talking with my husband.

Friends: Use Skype to communicate with my friends and keep connections fresh.

Fiscal: Attend Dave Ramsey's new Financial Peace University 9 week class with my husband and implement 2 new ideas into our financial life.

Fitness: Get 30 minutes of moderate exercise as counted by my ActiveLink device 4 days per week. 

There they are, 5 resolutions that I think I can follow through on and that will make my life better.