Tuesday, June 30, 2009

So, in my business to make Hannah something for camp and making this and that...Mikayla was feeling left out. She picked out some hankies at the store and wanted for me to make a shirt out of them. Of course, she couldn't just get one color but two-see below.
Who would of thunk...she wanted LSU colors...Too cute..and she loves it!
Hannah has taken to really liking Tennis. She asked me to make her a tennis bag for her balls and specifically wanted me to use THIS material...she is such a fashion diva...smile!
I found a tutorial for how to make these quick headbands online...super cute and super fast. Took me 10 min each. The girls loved them!

Gifts I've made

This is an apron I made for my sweet niece for her birthday.
I made this...well...just to make it! Thanks to Paula...I figured it out...smile!
All 3 of the girls received a LSU poncho and hat for Christmas. Cozy...Cozy!
Anna's Blue and white daisy pillowcase dress/top.
SO I made this swim suit two weekends ago. I wanted something that I could put over her washable swimmy pants. It turned out cute. Warning: Lycra swim material is not the bomb to work with unless u feel you are having an awesomely patient day. I had no pattern except copying one of her dresses and giving it a 1/2 seam allowance...I learned a lot making this. 1. Buy a pattern 2. Buy a swimsuit instead!

The painted room

m These are the afters...can't you just see the ladybug ideas!

The horrid bubblegum pink before!

So the only room in the house that didn't need painting....is the one we painted. I wanted to do a ladybug theme in the room....so it had to be painted green of course. This color was making me sick by the 4th coat. Should have kilz the walls...always kilz the walls...hum...lesson learned!

Candy so sweetly helped me with trim...trim...my arch enemy! Blue tape-my new enemy...sneakin underneath the tape and getting on my wall rail...I am ashamed to have even of loved you at one time! No more! Be gone Blue Tape forever!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

May Creations at our house

Hannah's easy peezy ladybug dress. I just had to measure her, stitch up the back seam and add some ribbons to keep it on her...too cute!
I made this shirt out of one of Chad's old shirts that had shrunk up on him (short wise). Autumn looks so cute in orange and white gingum!
These were some "HOLY" jeans that Hannah did NOT want me to cut off...but they were very sad looking. I convinced her to let me put some trim on the edge...now they are a favorite pair of her shorts...too funny!
So, I LOVE the idea of switchflops but just haven't sucked it up to buy a pair...so I am thinking...why can't I make a pair...seems easy...well I am sure her first prototype didn't go so well either. At least these are still presentable...I just need to make some different ribbons to switch them out with...smile!

Autumn's pillowcase top with ruffled pants. I love the coordinating colors...so springy! Click Here for more info on this!
I had to just try this for the DS case. This is from an old pair of Chad's jeans. It was originally for Hannah but she didn't want it...so I gave it to Mikayla...she was super excited about it...then Hannah wanted it back...go figure!
My Attempts at switchflops. Love them...not the price!
Hannah's Bandanna pillowcase top for the Hoe-Down at summer camp. I made a matching one for her friend that she went with. Click here for more info about this top.
Another cutting of our plants outside...so pretty.

I was a busy girl in May. I had a lot of ideas and things I had to put together...when I get a bug...I am just about unstoppable...smile!
I painted this LSU Bird house. It was one that Mimi "Left" for us...Click here for more info.

CUte Lady bug birdhouse I found at Old Time Pottery

Hannah's cosmos' she planted...I'll have to take a picture of how tall they are now...smile!

The lavender we planted. It is dead now. The Daylilies I think sucked all their water supply...smile!

My recent Creations

This will be a long one...well...because I am playing catch up adding all these pics. If anyone wants the directions or how-to on these....just email me and let me know!

I've been dying to get our backyard looking pretty. So first, we found this swing! Awesome deal off of craigslist-$40!!!

Our friends came over to help us til up the yard...ewww...that was messy work!!! This was back in March or April of 09

What's the blog all about?

We'll I was putting too many side items in my homeschool blog so I thought I would start a new one. Hum...what will this one include:

1. My Sewing Projects: Some of you know that my 2nd Mom passed away last summer. This was an intense summer of caretaking for her as well as my children. Her cancer came quickly and took her quickly. The sting is still very much here. Anyhow...I inherited her sewing machine and have began to do little projects here and there. Each time I used her sewing machine , I think...she would be so proud. I've always wanted to sew but lacked the confidence to figure it out on my own. So there ya go...

2. My ramblings about life, crafts I insist on making, and just ongoing projects I am tackling because life is too short to wait til tomorrow!

3. Whatever else evolves here...who knows what the Lord will give me to say!