Thursday, March 25, 2010


So, this is what we did this morning. :) Fun stuff.
(I like the blurry action shot, because it's so realistic...they were so excited, they couldn't stand still. :) )

Monday, March 22, 2010


I love packages in the mail! I'm just like a kid, waiting on them. Even FAST shipping is too slow for me. But my package came today, and I can't wait to start cutting out my next projects. The swiss dot will probably wind up a shirt for me...or maybe even a short dress. I really haven't decided, yet. The Heather Ross prints are for a broomstick skirt for me, except the brown piece. I bought that for cute little button-up shirts for the's so hard, lately, for me to find something I like for them. Most prints I like are either too girly, too cutesy, too baby-ish, or too expensive. LOL But I think this will work, plus the fabric is super soft, like all Heather Ross's is, not at all stiff like a lot of quilting cottons are.
Anyway, thought I'd share my excitement. I'll have to show you what I come up with...but, alas, not today. Today, I'm off to plant some of my seedlings in bigger pots. But that sounds like fun, too...only if it were just a teeny bit warmer!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chirp Chrip Tweet Tweet!

Thought I would share what I made for the little ones' Easter baskets this year. I made two like this for the boys, and I'm working on a pink one for her. I was happily surprised with how EASY and quick it was, and also how CUTE they turned out! And so soft and cuddly, too! I think they will like them, and I think they'll look just adorable all snuggled in the basket with their candy. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010


So, I'm debating about doing the craft fair again this year. (shrug) I haven't decided if I want to go, yet, or not. But either way, I figured I'd do well to make up some monsters...they were quite a hit last year, and my etsy shop has been void of them for a while--I've found I get tired of making the same thing over and over again, so I have to take a break every now and then and work on other clothes for me, the kids, etc. That needs to be done anyway. :) But I thought it might do well to get a few in etsy before Easter. Someone might be needing a little monster for a basket. :) You never know.

But here they are, the fruits of several nights' labor in front of the TV. :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Calm, Productive Afternoon

Here's a stack of fabrics that I cut out into clothes for the kids. The animal print is for shirts for the boys and a dress for Little Bit for Easter. The others are for shirts for Little Bit for her first year of school this fall. sigh. Is it really time? And here's a shot of the patterns I used.

And lastly, what Little Bit did while I cut out fabrics and we talked. :) A nice afternoon. Oh, and the boys actually took NAPS! What more can one ask for?

Off for a walk now to enjoy this nice weather with my family. Hope your day was as nice and productive as mine!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I love these things. WAY more than I remembered. I look at them, and I am instantly transported back in time to when I was about six or seven year old, hunting Easter eggs at my grandmother's house. She used to buy these kind and hide them in the grass. Weird how one little piece of candy can do so much to jog your memory...I hadn't thought about that in years.

And unfortunately, now I can't stop eating them! :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Mistake

This is the little flower tutu or "Fairy Skirt" (as Little Bit calls it...) I made it for her for Christmas, and she absolutely loved it...and ripped a hole in it the very same day (sigh). So, I FINALLY got around to fixing it today, but the thing is, I couldn't really figure out how to do it with it looking like anything, you know? Tulle isn't so very easy to stitch, at least where you can't see the stitches VERY well, and the tear was quite large and obvious. SO...I just sewed it up with purple thread, then got the idea to sew on a little purple felt heart patch, and my daughter thinks I'm a genius! LOL Got to admit, though, turned out pretty well. :) I love happy mistakes, don't you?