Saturday, March 26, 2011


OK nothing to do with crafting butttttttttt.............I started my corn and green beans today!!!  I am starting them a little early (in the house of course) so I can have a shorter garden time.  Ok, so my dad and I are doing a Garden together this year-- yes, it's finally my time to do a garden with my dad!!!!  I am super excited because my sister has had a garden with my dad the last two years and this year it's my time.  I went ahead and started my corn and green beans in the house today because believe it or not last week we had 70-80* weather and this week its like 40-50* weather.  I am trying to talk him into growing a super pumpkin but he's not biting.  Maybe, I hope, oh it would be so cool to grow a 500 pound pumpkin!!!  Blah, Blah, Blah, I am so excited.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Look what I made!

So very proud of myself!  I posted a couple days ago I was going to try painting, and I did.  My painting turned out well and I think I will continue painting.  I made this with an 8X10 canvas, acrylic paint, mod podge and accessories.  I am very pleased with the way it turned out and hope the recipient is pleased as well.  It's for my long time friends daughter, Hannah.  Her Birthday party is tomorrow and she will be 11 years old.  Something to fancy up her room a bit.  The two pictures are the same project- one was taking with flash and one was taken with-out flash. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


   Decided to try my hand at free painting tonight.  Not finished yet but will post picture when it's done for all to see.  I am hoping it will look ok, I pick on myself so bad I was already to give up after 10 minutes into the painting because I had already messed up!  Oh well, live and learn!

Not off to s good start.

Ever in a rush to start a project?  Once you get going on it you realize you already SCREWED it up???  This is what I did today.  I started to make a blue jean skirt for my daughter (you know with the fabric panel insert in the front and back).  Anyways I start taking out the seems on the legs of a pair of blue jeans and to my dismay, I was taking the outer seam out instead of the inner leg seam out!!!!  BOO!!!  So I thought ok I can save this and add 4 smaller panels- one in front and back and one on each side.  I get the front panel sewed in and grabbed my rotary tool to do a little trimming, and I am unaware I had the fabric over lapped and when I cut it.............I cut a hole in the panel that I just sewed in!   URGGGGGGGGGGG

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lil Blue Boo Update!

Not sure what I did wrong?  I followed all rules and made exact cuts, but still this dress came out huge!  Made this in a size 6  for Abby who is 6 years old and this is my 8 year old daughter modeling it for me????  What happened to the size 6??  This is to big for my 8 year old as you can see.  Any ideas??

Lil Blue Boo Dress!!!

Super excited about receiving my pattern for  the Halter dress made by Ashley at Lil Blue Boo.  Haven't checked out her blog you say???  Well click on over and see what all the creative fuss is about.  She has awesome patterns, tuts, and info waiting just for you.  I hope to be cutting and sewing in a few hours!!!  Wish me luck
Lil Blue Boo?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Crafty Mommy

I can't do this....

I really want to have an awesome active blog with giveaways and great info, but, I can't get anyone to follow me.  I currently have 12 followers that I am grateful for but would like to have at least 25 before I do a giveaway.  I am not a computer person so I can't fancy my blog up like the ones I follow.  Not sure what to do.  Any tips or tricks to getting followers?????  Please any info/comments are welcome!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Awesome giveaway

There is an awesome giveaway going on right now at
This giveaway is for Vintage Sheet Fat Quarters!  Open for entries until March 26th, winner will be announced March 27th.  Good luck.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's almost here!!!

What are you crafting or have crafted for St. Patrick's Day???  I need some ideas on what to make the kids for St Patrick's Day to wear to school.

Large Rag Round Hair band

I attempted to make a (I call them) Rag Rounds and it turned out really good, or I think so.  I was surfing the web on how to make different/ unusual hair pieces for head bands and barrettes and came across this on some little forum--no instructions just a pic so I tried it and this is what I got.  Not exactly the same as pic but I suppose thats what makes it mine.

Felt hair thingys!!

So anyway I tried to make Shelby a similar hair clip to this one featured at (awesome blog with awesome GLUE GUN projects) A girl and a glue gun. 
Mine seemed to turn out way to big but it's still cute

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Skirts, Skirts and Bloopers!!!

I attempted to make a few skirts for Demo purposes.  Messed one up totally and the other 2 were, well just OK. 

They turned out well, just OK.  I want to add more flair, bling, and individuality to them.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Awesome VS fabric giveaway!

I was browsing the blogs I follow and came across an awesome contest going on right now!  The winner will recieve a package of Super Chubby Fabric pack, which contains 30 12" squares.  Go on over and check this out and be sure to *follow* The Vintage Sheet Blog as well!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Denim, Denim, Denim!!!

I made this cute little pouch this morning- 1st time sewing with denim and it was actually awesome.  I especially like the way denim does shift, roll or stretch (to much) when sewing on machine.  This zipper gave me a little trouble because I kept trying to sew over it (I read on another blog that you could do this), it kept locking up my sewing machine so I had to have a change of plans.  It all worked out well in the end.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cute little Pouch!!

First time trying something like this, especially something that has a zipper!  Turned out almost perfect-needs a little tweaking but I love it!!  I love the Owl pattern and the size is nice for make-up, money, cell phone, personables (ladies) or for a child to tote around and feel like a grown up!  I will be making more and more of these cute things in different fabrics and styles.  Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monthly Contest!!!

Monthly contest will begin when I reach 25 followers, so please tell your crafty relatives/friends to come by and follow me on a crafty journey!  I would love to have a community of awesome people who love doing crafts and sewing.  We could swap comments, articles of interest and stories about our crafting adventures.