Thursday, May 22, 2008

and the winner is...

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Roxane....congratulations! I guess the chances are a little better when there are only 2 comments! I will put your prize in the mail when I get back from my holiday trip!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

fix'r up...and 100th post...

I've been blogging for a couple years now and have finally hit my 100th post...pretty pathetic, but it just means I need to be doing this more regularly. Hopefully I can hit number 200 in less than 2 years!! For this post leave a comment with some object that is your favorite (like an animal or a fruit, or buttons) and a random person will win something fun!

I did a fixer up yesterday. I love it when my husband will help out with some household chore, but I hate it when I find out that he didn't empty his pockets and an ink pen gets left in a load of clothes!!! This happened last spring and to one of my favorite pairs of pants.So I took this pair of pants and cropped them down to capri's and added a little embroidery floss..

and voila! Just like new again for me. I wanted tone on tone, so this this the best I could do.
Now hopefully the ink pen episode will not happen again!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

an after without the before...

I scored a must have at a garage sale last week and only paid $5.00 for it. As you can imagine it had the most awful upholstery..think some 80's style tapestry. After I removed that it had some faded shambled pink velvet upholstery on it. I picked up some home dec fabric and quickly recovered it. I love my cheap find!!I wish I would have taken a before, but it was one of those projects where you just wanted to hurry up and make it look better!!I bought Maxton a little table set from Ikea back in March and finally got outside to give it a couple coats of paint. I figured he would enjoy a little table to color or play at, then someday maybe if we have a little girl it would be perfect for tea parties! I decided to paint it white to match the crib, and I still plan on making some cute little cushions for the chairs. I've sat Maxton up to his table and all I get is an ear to ear smile. It's too cute! In other news, I'm surprised that he has been in such a great mood. My little man has 3 new teeth! I always heard that once they get one the rest are soon to follow...well, that's true. The 3 all came this last week!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

pillow post...

I've been doing a lot of hand embroidery lately. It's something very relaxing for me. I had started a bunch of Hello Kitty blocks about a year ago and only finished 2 of them. I decided to stitch up a pillow for my sister, since she is a HK freak! My mom made a quilt for her, so I decided not to do all the blocks for a quilt.
This one is reversable...i personally like the lavender one since purple is one of my favorite colors.
I made this "party pillow" for my cousin's wife who turns 25 tomorrow. I got Sublime Stitching
around Christmas time and have enjoyed the fun funky designs in it. You can also visit her site and blog.
I love some of the patterns on her site, especially the craftopia one!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

weekend recap...

My very first mother's day was a wonderful one! Maxton popped his first tooth, so that was a gift in itself. It's so much fun seeing the changes in my little boy everyday. I never know what to expect from day to day. We visited family in Fairfax, SD and were even able to get out and visit the cows. Since it was a dreary day for the most part on friday and saturday, I didn't get my camera out for that. I did however snap a few pictures of Maxton and Aunt Amanda with Moony on sunday.Before we headed out of town on friday Maxton enjoyed watching his favorite dvd, They Might Be Giants. I swear, I put that in and his eyes are glued to the screen!
I have forgotten to post my bento box quilt. I still need to get it on the frame and quilted, but hopefully I will do that this week. Here it is:And here's my newest addiction: 3D bow tie blocks! They are super fun and easy. I'm using some of the fabrics from Amy Bulter's Midwest Modern collection. I used 3" squares for mine. For this, you need 3 patterned 3" squares and 2 muslin or plain 3" squares. Try it!here is a link to the tutorial...enjoy!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

to flash, or not to flash, that is the question...

Not not anything close to a photographer, but my goal for the year is to become more acquainted with my camera. I would like to learn a lot more about lighting and of course the dreaded f-stop! I purchased 3 yards of canvas at the fabric store since I got a deal of 40% off on it. For my white backgrounds I've just been using a sheet, so this is definitely a step up from that. Sorry that Maxton has been in so many of my posts, but he's really all I have to work with when it comes to taking portraits. I edit my pics in photoshop and my main thing to do right now is collages. They are super fun and usually are nicer to look at then just single photos.I order my pictures from, and I love them! It only takes about 2 days to get your orders and you can order die-cut wallets and everything. My biggest addiction right now is the metallic paper!! Check them out!