Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baby Shower Gift

What a week. And not in a good way. Sorry for the absence. Its probably a good thing as I would just sit and rant about every bad thing that is going on and then sit and eat candy all day.

Instead of boring you with all that, here is my little baby shower gift for my dear friend Suzie from Suzie Homemaker We are friends from school/church when we were younger and she is having another boy soon. I was unable to go to her shower as I hurt my back (yet another fun thing that happened), so she gets to see the pictures before I mail them to her in Utah.

Have you heard of the Cricut?! Well, sadly, I had no idea what it was until my mom informed me that she bought one for my sister and I to share. I wasn't super excited about it, because I was confused as to what it does, but now... WHERE HAS IT BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!!!!! It cuts everything! Including fabric! Did you know this?! Well, here is a super easy idea for your next shower when you are short on cash and time.

All you need is a package of plain onesies, scraps of fabric (mine came from the car seat! Lol), your favorite iron on adhesive (mine is Heat 'n' Bond) and thread.

Iron your fabric to your iron on adhesive, cut out the pattern you want, iron it on, and hand stitch or use your sewing machine and stitch around your fabric applique! That's it! I hand stitched these, just because they look more boy-ish that way to me.
Love baby feet!
My kids call this the Pirate one.

This is what we call our son and I have a feeling that Suzie's little boys are "Bubba Boys" too.
There you have it! Easy, inexpensive and uber cute! Enjoy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Big Pile of Oy Ve!

Hello all! Yes, I am still here. I have been a little busy dealing with some health issues, sick kids, never ending projects and bad weather that makes you just want to sit in your jammies and snuggle something. All of these things are not super conducive when you have readers that like to see what you are up to. Rest assured I am well and doing much better and my kids... well they are healthy as of 5 minutes ago, but you know how kids are, they get sick at the drop of a hat. Or maybe that's just mine, hmmm.

Anyways, here is what I have been up to. You know how I said I was dealing with the project that never ends? Well it ended. And not only did I do a jig I also threw my hands up in the air like a cattle roper! A few months ago an old friend from high school asked me if I knew how to recover car seat covers. I said, "No! But I love a challenge!!!" These words would come to haunt me later. I'm not saying this was a terribly difficult project. If you can sew, its a wonderful thing to make! The problem I had is that I am not uber great at sewing, my seams are not always straight, I tend to curse while doing it, and cheat whenever I can. This happens when I am sewing for myself, knowing that I could fix it or tweak it at a later date. However, when making something such as this, that gets used daily, is for someone else, and you want it to be PERFECT, it tends to make you a little crazy. I honestly cannot tell you how many times I ripped out seams, second guessed my markings so I stitched an entire section upside down, threw it across the room, took a lint roller to it, hand stitched places "just in case", invented new curse words, and finally went to bed angry with my self for "loving a challenge." So, I pretended it didn't exist for a few days and then received a call that baby might be induced within the next few days. GULP!!! The good news is is that baby is not going to come until Monday and I finished it YESTERDAY!!!! WOO HOO!!!

Here it is ladies! The final product! Doesn't it just make your uterus hurt?!
Here is what it looked like before I ripped it all apart.
I bought the tutorial from this Etsy shop It was incredibly detailed and if you have loads of patience and time, DO IT! If you are like me and can only sew and craft during nap time and after the kids go to bed, please give yourself ample amounts of time.

Now, onto more fun things, I GOT AN AWARD TODAY!!!! Rachel at A Little Bit Vintage gave me the "I Love Your Blog" award! She rocks my world! Her room for her little girls is amazing and I have informed her that she needs to adopt me post haste so she can decorate a room for me. She is due any day now with baby #2 and is still crafting! WHAT?! Crazy lady! But like I said she rocks my world. Thank you so much! I'll post my award tomorrow.


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