Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rick Rack

I hit the jackpot with all the crafting supplies my mom-in-law had sitting around her house that she wasn’t using. Tons of fabric, ribbons, wreaths…

But what do I do with all this rick rack?


I made this shirt for my son for Christmas. Basically a crappy version of this adorable shirt from Brixton Lane. I’m going to make a cuter one for my baby girl as soon as I find some thing to put it on.


Why yes… That is a blob of hot glue you see on there. With a two month old I really don’t have the time or patience to hand sew it on. Besides,  it’s almost too small for him so it was a last ditch effort to get more use out of it.


What do you do with a million yards of rickrack?



Sunday, December 13, 2009

Homemade Christmas

WOW… It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy taking care of Ella and chasing Christopher around.  This year, because most of us are short on funds, we have decided that instead of the family gift exchange we’re going to make gifts. Let me just say… It is a blast! I love actually coming up with things to make for each different person rather than settling on something that I found in the store. This week I have been working on my sister’s gift and my brothers girlfriend’s. I decided on hair bands. I’m totally addicted to making these  fabric flowers they’re all over my house.

I had a old pair of shoes that we’re falling apart and added some flowers and it spruced them up for at least one more night of wear. I wore them to my husband’s company Christmas party.


The headbands I made…

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I love them! Too cute…

While at the Christmas party this happened to my little boy at the sitters…


He got bit by their little dog.



Poor little guy. It hurts me to see it.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009


It’s time for…. Halloween pictures! Let’s start by taking a look at the past few years…


Halloween 2007. Baby Christopher was about 2 months old.



Halloween 2008. Christopher had just turned 1.


My cute little squishy bear!


This year the whole family was dressed up. I even got the hubbs to dress up.


I don’t bother with buying myself a costume. I just search my closet and can come up with a pirate outfit any day of the week. Everything the hubbs is wearing is mine except his shirt and boots.


My little “Flog”.



Our little princess!

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Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin trick-or-treating with us.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Our Kitchen Cabinets

Don’t you just love my flashy titles? Anyway, with money being short having to completely rebuild pretty much our whole house (foreclosure) we were only able to afford the upper cabinets for our kitchen.

We bought them unstained and the hubbs and my brother hung them up.

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Then I got to pick out the stain. I really don’t like the look of stained wood, so I picked out an ebony color.

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I like them a lot. I think the color will look good with all our black appliances. The front of the doors still need sealer and then handles.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Little Man’s Stool

I bought this ugly green stained stool at a Goodwill for 2 bucks. It was going to be a chair for the computer, but the desk that I ended up buying came with a bench already. Plus my son loved it too much and though it was his. I don’t have a before picture.


You can’t really tell in the last two pictures, but it’s dark brown and the “S” is silver and gold-ish brown.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Ella’s Halloween Costume

I had won a tutu at a luncheon that my Mom, Sister and myself went to  a few weeks ago, but it was too big for her. I had already planned on making her one for her costume and had bought all the stuff  from the store. I started it last night and got such a HUGE headache I couldn’t finish it. It only took like an hour and a half altogether to finish it, probably less.

Miss Ella modeling her new tutu.

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PS. I took these pictures with the vacuum on. Don’t I feel smart.



Thursday, October 22, 2009


I’m a little behind and was catching up on reading my comments and saw that I was featured on the blog Someday Crafts for Ella’s ragamuffin garland in her room. Kinda cool so I thought I might share.

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Christopher’s Room

I’ve been meaning to put pictures of this on here for a while. I made another ragamuffin garland this time for my son’s room. He saw the letters at the store and wanted them. They were only a dollar each so I was like “What the heck”. I actually made it the night before I had Ella. I was crafting away trying to get my mind off the surgery. Which turned out to a piece of cake btw. I’ll come up with a less cluttered place to hang it, but this is where it ended up seems how I also hung it the night before the extraction.

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