Thursday, October 29, 2009

pretty dresses

It is that time once again to look/drool at pretty holiday dresses.  Oh how I wish I had a big Christmas party to attend this year!  I am sure there will be parties, but nothing that requires something as pretty as this:

or this:

or even this:

Instead I am perusing the internet in search of cute inspiration for a dress for my daughter, who DOES have a very big party to attend and needs a rather fancy dress to wear.  First birthdays are a big deal aren't they?


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

a day at the patch

We finally made it down to the pumpkin patch with the kiddos.  Corn Maze and all.  It was fun!  Please enjoy a few pics from our little adventure.

At first, Big wasn't thrilled with the whole idea.

Squishy picked out all of our pumpkins.

"Mama, look.  This pumpkin threw up!"

Squishy designed his face for me to carve,
he wanted to make sure it was a happy pumpkin.

Little miss Big admiring her brother's pumpkin.

aren't they cute?

this is Big's pumpkin.
Her nick name is goo, so I carved her a little ghost saying "goo!"
(instead of boo...)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

quilt done? check.

It's finished!  The 2nd most challenging piece of the crib set is done.  Feels good.  The crib sheets and dust ruffle are next.  I am waiting on the crib bumper because that is the most challenging...and I like to procrastinate.

of course I couldn't have done it without kitty's help.

Here's one more completed project.
Its going to a very talented lady who has a blog that I adore.
Check her blog out... here
This adorable granny square clutch was inspired by the girls over at RVA

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

some lovelies for your saturday night

I actually accomplished quite a bit today, including finishing a few of my "unfinished" projects. 

Mary janes, these were tricky without a pattern.
I know they'll look better the second time around - practice makes perfect!

I was thinking of doing my first tutorial on these...

A flower headband, if only I could get it to stay on my little ones head.

Happy Saturday/Sunday to you all!

Friday, October 23, 2009

fabulous friday! round #2

No fashion to post today...and there are so many half finished projects in my home right now.  I am crocheting some cute mary jane shoes, without a pattern of course, so far I have the soles done.  I'll post pics tomorrow.  The crib quilt is half done too, well about 75% done.  Lets see...what else?  Uhm, some finger-less crochet gloves are waiting for me to buy another skien of blue yarn, so they can be completed.  You see?  I could go on and on.  I need to finish one thing BEFORE starting another.

In the meantime, because I really have nothing craft related to post,
please enjoy some pictures of our local volcano.

This is Mt St Helens before the 1980 erruption.

Here she is after.  There is a slight difference.  About 1/4 of the mountain blew up.

This is a picture from Johnston's Observatory,
this area was filled in with 150 ft of debris, mud, ash, soot, you name it from the volcanic erruption.
Can you imagine?  150 ft is pretty high.

The power of a volcano is really amazing.  Trees were flattened like toothpicks, rivers were moved and lakes formed in new places and were filled, in other spots.  The whole landscape was completely changed forever on May 18th, 1980.  (This just happens to be our wedding anniversary!)

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

my baby is walking

I can officially say she is walking now.  I can't believe it!  It seems just a short while ago she was only a little tiny baby, and now she is toddling all over the place!  Where does time go?

Here she is at 2 days old...

And now 10 months old...

In other news, I've completed the top of the quilt for my niece.  It's looking completely adorable. The trim is next, I'll be making lots of pretty purple ruffles tomorrow.

I am a genius and purchased a pattern for this crib set.  It was really silly to buy a pattern for something that consists of only rectangles.  All I really need are measurements.  Oh well.

Here are the shower invites I created for my sister. I wanted to hand print them but she was set on a certain font, and it is her shower after all, so I had to comply. Atleast I was able to draw the little bunny. It matches the bunny print used on the quilt.


Monday, October 19, 2009

weekend in review

my weekend...

1) Started working on the quit below. It is for my niece's crib set, she is due to arrive mid January. My sister wanted brown, tan, green and some lavender. So lovely.

2) Date with Hubby on Saturday night - we saw Where The Wild Things Are. Good movie...not for young kids though, its very thought provoking and slow at times. However, I really enjoyed it.

3) Visited my grandparents on Sunday and wandered around on "the hill" for a bit. All the trees you see, yeah those giant things. I helped plant those as seedlings. I also helped sell them during the years that my grandparents had a tree farm. Now they are like 40 feet tall, what was once a grass hill, is now a forest of noble and douglas firs. Its beautiful!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

fabulous friday!

No craftiness to post today, or I should say there were not pictures of craftiness taken today.  It was awfully dark, gloomy and rainy.  Not ideal weather for photography.  So I went shopping for ideas and cute winter clothes. 

I am really loving these trends this fall...

50's style cardigans with adorable embelishments...totally a DIY project I want to try.


Unique scarves

cape sleeve cardigans

and boots, boots, lots of lovely boots...

and of course tons of ruffles, petals and roses galore...

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I have a DATE with my husband tomorrow night.  Yes, that means no children are invited.  I can't wait!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

something for the boy

Having a girl is fun, she is my little dolly. I can dress her in whatever I want, no complaints (yet). Needless to say, I am really enjoying it. In fact I am enjoying it so much that I sometimes forget I need to spread a little pixie dust in other directions. Like my little guy. He is five, and very much a boy, so I can't exactly crochet him a beanie and put a big flower on it...or embroider him an adorable onesie...

But there are quite a few things I CAN do for him.

Like this...

A simple black t-shirt, embellished with none other than my absolute favorite: Pacman. I cut the ghost and Pacman from felt. The eyes of the ghost were painted on with fabric paint, then let dry over night. Then the felt pieces were stitched onto the shirt with matching embroidery floss and both were outlined in GLOW IN THE DARK fabric paint. You should have seen the look on Squishy's face when he saw them glow. I am so happy that he hasn't quite outgrown the ability to appreciate the quirky things I make for him. He even has a nice wool, blue beanie that is being started for him, and I promised to leave off the flower. :o)