Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Heart Strings Garland

I realize I promised myself this post would happen a week ago, but....life happens!

The house was feeling bare after taking all the Christmas decorations down. I'm usually not one to push the season...I usually the one that barely gets the tree up, barely remembers the wreaths, barely gets the Easter basket together, barely...well, you get the idea.

For Valentines day, I really got on the ball though, and made this heart strings garland. Sorry about the crappy pictures--I took these at night. :) The bonus is that I used some left over Christmas scrapbook paper.

Another blog with a great heart garland is Made By Rae, who has The Easiest Heart Garland Evar. It's one of those "I-wish-I-would-have-thought-of-that-first" posts. (I swear I read other blogs...I do realize this is the second time I've linked to her blog...)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nothing. I've got nothing.

One more day of teasing I suppose.

This has been an unusually unusual week. I have taken a big of a blog/creative hiatus, but hope to return soon.

I will have a project post sometime tomorrow night that I will post.

So much for keeping up with my blogging schedule. I should know better than to give myself a deadline.


Friday, January 15, 2010


In the spirit of trying to get into a regular posting schedule/habit, I have come up with another catchy daily post title.

Friendly Friday.

Don't laugh. I'm serious. LOL I don't know why I'm laughing. Probably because it sounds geeky.

I don't care. I'm a geek. :)

The purpose will be to connect anyone who comes across this blog to a blog/blog post that I love or have found inspiration in. If you loved something, let me know!

On to my first Friendly Friday!

I found this blog a few weeks ago called Freckled Nest. It has a wonderful post on how to stay motivated while you craft.

Who doesn't need a little motivation?? (Heaven knows I do sometimes...a lot....almost always...)

Jump on over and read the post on 5 Ways to Stay Motivated While You Craft.

After you're done reading that, go back to her main page and look through her posts. She has some amazing pictures!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Introducing Teaser Thursdays!

I've been enjoying an extended Christmas break due to... inclement weather (that's what the automated system tells me when it calls to tell me I don't have school). One would think that with all the extra time off work (7 extra days to be exact), I would have a ton of time to sew, craft, and be merry. Not so much. There was a little sewing (which I'll share in a post later), but mostly I chased after my toddler. :)

Back to Teaser Thursdays!

In order to get myself into a regular posting schedule, I have decided upon this: a Thursday post that shows what I'm working on. By the weekend I should have a completed project to share.

Why Thursday? (I was hoping someone would ask) Thursday is my night off. The "baby" (I don't know if I can still call a 2 1/2 year old a baby) stays with my in-laws, and the hubby occupies himself with school work or farm work.

The picture is a sneak peek at tonight's project. Obviously it's for Valentine's Day. I'm so proud of myself for not waiting until the week OF Happy Hearts Day to whip up something. I'm also happy that Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice are back on so I can indulge in that guilty pleasure while I work on it!

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Buttercup Bag

I finished my Buttercup Bag!

(the fabric I found at Hobby Lobby, by the way. Of course...)

It was super easy, super quick, and (if I do say so myself) super cute.

The only change I made to the original pattern was adding a sew-in interfacing to the lining.

It is quite small, but I think it will be a great bag for a date night or girls' night out. You know, when I don't have to carry around diapers, wipes, or other baby paraphernalia. ;)

All my thanks to Made By Rae for making this great pattern available!