Welcome to the monster house, which is tended by me, mom of 4, student, baker, crafter, laundry queen, maid, taxi driver, referee, lego wrangler, glue keeper, master of the mop, fixer of all that is broken, and the list goes on......

Monday, July 16, 2007

What have I been doing.....

Okay, so I am back, trying to fit in a post while the kids are at vacation bible school. I posted awhile back about the swap that I was doing, and although I got the package from L. about a week ago I had not posted any pics of anything. I do want to let everyone know that I am not a photographer, I look at all the pics out there in blogworld and ooh and ahh. I wish. That will be on my list of things to do right after I master the sewing machine. So here is a sample of some of the great fabrics that L. graced me with.

She also sent me lots of zippers and bindings...she hooked me up. Thanks!!!!!

I also made my very 1st messenger bag, and I must say I am proud of myself for this one. This is for son #3 who saw all the tote bags, but could not bring himself to have pink. I had this Shrek fabric for a while so I decided to see what I could do. If you look closely, you'll see that the lining is from the green striped fabric sent to me by L. (I couldn't wait to use it). It has an adjustable strap courtesy of velcro and a great pocket on the front. My son loves it, and friends have put in there orders. I guess I should get cutting :)

and, last but not least.....I am floored by how well (neat) the homes of fellow bloggers are, and have come to realize that mine will never look like that. Here is how #3 and #4's room looked yesterday when I went upstairs.

To which #3 advised that his brain told him to do and wouldn't let him clean it up. That boy is genius...now we will just have to wait and see if it's an "evil genius". Either way I got to clean it up and now it looks like this.......

Which is much better than yesterday for now. Man they have a lot of stuff.

I also made my a couple of pyramid bags, but darn that camera the batteries have died, and I am too lazy to go to the store right now and get more. So, that will have to come later.

Friday, July 13, 2007


So, it's been a little minute since my last post, but it's my birthday this week so I have been celebrating.....all week long. I have lots to tell and more to show. I promise. So, be on the lookout for Shrek,mail,The brain,a messanger bag, and a teepee.(You'll see what it all means in the next posting. So, I will leave you with this Happy B-day to me!!!!!!!!!

Friends...and food....

what could be better.

Sunday, July 8, 2007


Well, have I told you that I am addicted to fabric? I haven't? I must say that since I have decided to reacquaint myself with the craft world, it seems as if I have been on a never ending high. There is sooo much out there that I could never have imagined.

So, when I found out that a local fabric store was going to be having a one day sale where everything was going to be 50% off, I could not pass it up. The catch, the store was going to be opening at 6 a.m. and you had to be there to get stamped between 6 and 7 a.m. to get the discounts. So, as if it was "Black Friday" I prepared by never going to sleep, who could miss this opportunity? Who?
My heart sank when I arrived to the store to see.........a line....I knew I would never get what I wanted with this line, but to my surprise...I got everything I wanted, and more....so I will tantalize and charm you with my wondrous finds....happy salivating :)

Now, I started this blog as many others to share about crafting, and oddly there are hardly any examples of crafting listed, so I will leave you a pic of a fabo tote that I created and can be purchased here ...it's made from a vintage tablecloth that had some hand embroidered light and dark pink flowers and some thrifted denim. I have 2, and some other fabo things for you.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Something Finished......

So I have officially finished something.....an apron, I know that I may be the last person on the face of the earth to make an apron, but I have just gotten into my craftiness. I love the pocket on it, it's pleated and trumpet shaped. I did a quilters binding. It's made from a kitchen towel.

I have finished some coasters...I just have to stitch them up!...I think I'll start on some tote bags next. Today I will leave you with #3 and #4 getting around the house on their backs.

Boys will be boys :)