Little Dino

3 Jul

While my Aunt was in town, she was telling me that Joann’s Fabric sells fabric that has directions on how to make little fabric books. So immediately I knew I had to give it a try. These sound much too cute and let me tell you, they are super cute!

So here’s my first attempt and it’s not too shabby. There are definitely some mistakes but most of them I can over look. Here’s my first book and I say first because I will most definitely be making more of these and mostly as gifts considering I have no use for them.

Well, here it is…

the lovely cover.

and a peek at the inside.

So, even if your really new to sewing, you can do this. I promise, it’s really easy and if you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Good luck!!!


Have you seen it…

29 Jun

Sorry about my looooooonnnnnnggggg absence. I really do love and miss blogging. Things have just been crazy around here. My brother, his wife and their baby have been here for a couple weeks, then we had relatives come into town as well. There was a wedding. Everything has just been kind of hectic. So I hope you haven’t abandoned me yet.

Well, I had to jump on here and ask you if you’ve seen it yet.


What am I talking about, the new show Craft Wars of course. I’m absolutely loving it. They’ve only had one episode so far but it was so fun. I can’t wait to see what people come up with and what crafty bloggers out there end up on the show. 🙂 So if you love anything crafty, I suggest, START WATCHING IT!

Enjoy your Friday! and Happy Birthday to my dear wonderful dad! (we celebrated yesterday) Just another reason for my absence.

Something Lovely

23 May

Today was a lovely day, other than the fact that I only got 2 hours of sleep, but I had to run up north right near Archivers. How convenient. The best news was that they are shutting their north store down and moving only 10 minutes away from me!!!! Yippee! Of course I was over joyed and now my bank account is no longer safe. 🙂

Anyway, I picked up a couple goodies and thought I’d share them, because well, I love them!

Look at these little people! So cute!

Both of these are great, but, I’m a huge fan of these Jillibean stickers. I have several other ones as well.

Absolutely CAN’T wait to try these masks!!! I mean look at that ampersand! Eeeekkk!!!!

I want to try spraying the ampersand onto the front of a smash book! Cross my fingers that it’s going to look amazing!

I promise I’ll share, whether it’s a fail or not. 🙂

Enjoy your wednesday!

Make Something Monday

21 May

So the other day I mentioned I had a secret. I couldn’t give it away yet because it was a surprise birthday party for my mother. I had to keep things quiet just in case she chose to read, but here’s some of the goodies my friend and I put together for the big day.

If you can tell, the party was asian themed. I made this banner following the same set up as this one.

This is my lovely mother! I sewed the kimono my mother is wearing. I was going to post the tutorial for it, but it was more of a fail. It fits her well, but other than that, it didn’t turn out so well. So I probably won’t be sharing the tutorial. All her gifts were asian in some way. My mother has loved all things asian (martial arts, paintings, the language, food, basically everything) for as long as I can remember. So we kept the gifts centered around her theme.

My brother and his wife got her the necklace she’s wearing, it’s a chinese dragon, my friend got her a lantern, my dad got her chopsticks and wrote her a beautiful certificate adopting her into the asian race. It’s very beautiful and funny.

Here she is with all her loot. Sorry the picture is so dark, it’s the only one we got of her holding everything.

We had all asian food to, egg rolls, yum!

Well, enjoy your lovely monday!

Shhh… It’s A Secret

15 May

I’m working on something fun right now. Should turn out cute, hopefully.


I’m sure you can tell what kind of theme it is… 🙂

More about this later!


Make Something Monday

14 May

It has been a while since my last Make Something Monday, but this one I’m pretty psyched about, because it was sooooo easy and the results are way too cute!

I made a bow tie for my nephew for his six month milestone following this tutorial and I love it!

I don’t have a little bitty baby of my own to be my model but I found a substitute and let me tell you, it’s insane how CUTE he is.

So here he is…

and one more bit of cutness!!!

I have no words…

Thankful Thursday

10 May

Hi guys!

Okay, so the first thing I’m thankful for and excited about is the book destined is finally out and I’m tearing through it so my sister in law and I can talk about it. She finished a couple days ago and is eagerly waiting for me to finish. It’s a four book series and this is the last one.

I’m also thankful for old pictures! Yep, this is me and the husband. We were just babies. Crazy, crazy…

Um… I’m also thankful for these gorgeous boots, that I’m drooling over and wish that I had. Hmmm, maybe I shouldn’t be so thankful considering they are expensive and I probably won’t be able to get them. oh well…

Oh another thing I’m thankful for is this awesome picture and the fact that nobody got hurt. I think I just really want an excuse to show you this crazy picture. he he he This is what happened the other day when things got really windy.


Well, I gotta run, my friend is waiting in her car for me. We are going to the mall. To bad I can’t get those boots right now. Lame.

So what are you thankful for…


Happy Thursday, be thankful for everything in your life. 🙂

Sunkissed… Or Should I Say Burnt

9 May

So by now I assume most of you have read about my adventure kayaking. Well, the after math resulted in being so very burnt, mostly on the tops of my hands, shoulders and shins.

They’re worse than they look, especially the shins.


The burn was so gross that my legs/ankles swelled. It was no fun. I could barely walk, today is the first day that I can officially movie around without tons of pain. Lesson learned, I think I need like a whole bottle of sunscreen and probably need to keep my self better covered.

I’ve always been this way, the only sad thing is I can never get tanned or should I say sunkissed. I get tired of always being the girl in the shirt. Yuck! Okay, sorry just a little bit of venting.

For those of you who get a nice tan every summer enjoy it and rock it for me. 🙂

On the flip side, I still loved going out on town lake and will definitely do it again but I’ll just make sure that I’m covered head to toe. So if your ever on town lake in Austin and you see an eskimo in 105 degree weather give me a shout! 🙂

Enjoy your Wednesday!



Thankful Thursday

3 May

Hey Guys!

So this post is much later than I wanted today but I had such a fun afternoon and just barely got home. I’ve got some pictures to share so I think I’ll just kick this off with, I’m thankful for Town Lake and Kayaking. Yep, you heard right, I went kayaking. It was such a blast. I LOVED it. I’ve got several pictures to share so I think I’ll just stick with one thing today so that this isn’t the worlds longest post.

Our lovely little skyline

My lovely sister-in-law getting some sun.

I’m so buff, ha ha ha actually no I’m exhausted.

I tried to get a shot of some beautiful blue fish, but I’m pretty sure I just got some grassy lake floor. They were huge and there were so many and don’t even get me started on the zillions of super cute turtles sunbathing on every tree branch near by.

Some how she managed to be completely sunburn free. Lucky lady!

Well, that’s most of what we took but it was just so much fun. Kayaking on the lake and lunch together. A much needed girls afternoon. If you’ve never been kayaking, you’ve got to try it!

So what are you thankful for?

I Can Feel The Tension…

2 May

I’ve never really watched Dancing With The Stars but one night I couldn’t sleep and I noticed Maria Menounous was in the competition and I’ve always kind of liked her, but since getting caught up in the season all I have to say is she is AMAZING!

I’ve loved every dance she’s done but Monday’s was so intense I could feel the tension. Also can I mention that I want her figure, she is gorgeous, in every way! Even if your not into the show you have to see this, you’ll find yourself holding your breath for the two of them. So you have to see this, I mean right now, so stop what your doing and click here!

Awesome right? No? Then your crazy, cuz I know you liked it!!!

Yep, I have a bit of an obsession right now.

I bought her book the other day and I’m loving it. It’s really just a guide for everything in life.

I’m totally going to use it to get myself organized. I’m finally ready to start spring cleaning, I know I’m a little late, but oh well…

Wish me luck!