May 30, 2011

Sharing Monday 10

Thanks to everyone who joined the party last week.
 I visited all the submissions but I am having issues commenting on blogs, I know I am not the only one having this issue...has anyone figured out how to fix this?

Well here are my favorites, I had a hard time narrowing it down this week!

Iron Violet Designs showed us her drop cloth curtains which she screen printed herself!

My mouth is watering over the chocolate chip cookie bake that Dishes and Socks shared.

I am in love with the Sunburst mirror, Girl in Air shared.

Lastly check out this amazing transformation where Conspicuous Style Interior Design shows how she added panelling to her kitchen.

Thanks again for sharing all your fun projects and yummy recipes.
Have fun, link up, and check out others projects!

May 24, 2011

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: cute baby + cloth diapers = new adventure!

Colten is getting so big!
And we have decided to start doing cloth is my favorite diaper I have made so far!
What a cutie!

Winterhawks Cake

Its been a while since I made a cake, so when my uncle decided to have a birthday party and asked if I would bring desert, I knew it was time for another fun cake!
My uncle is a big Winterhawks fan so I knew I had to make a jersey.
It took two days of working, the logo took the longest time, but I am really impressed with how it turned out!
Here is a close up, don't mind the holes left from the candles.

May 23, 2011

Sharing Monday 9

Well after letting my father, brother and husband work on the computer we have got it back to working with only minor losses. I lost my pictures and videos from 2011, but luckily I have been using some on blog posts, and posting on Facebook, so I only lost a few pictures. The computer isn't completely fixed but enough that I can do a little more blogging. So thanks for your patience, and for joining the last two linky parties!

I also added a link up your own party spot on the linky party page, so if you have a party link up so others can check your party out!

Here are my features from the last two parties!

I love the idea of making a cheeseburger ring which was shared by Jam Hands, when I told my husband about it he asked how soon we could try it out!
I love crafts that look so beautiful but are also easy to make, this Book Wreath by From Gardners to Bergers, is just that elegant and simple.
This one I think is my all time favorite, mostly because I love sushi and I love peeps! Small Fine Print shared her Peepshi which is peeps and other yummy treats made to look like sushi!
Sam would love the lego table Art For Little Hands made for her son, what a fun idea!
Lastly I really want to make this recipe for chocolate bon bons, by Hungry Homebody, but I know I really shouldn't!

Thank so much for everyone who has been joining the parties, I love to see all the fun things you are up to!

May 18, 2011

Crafty Thrusday: Make Your Own Pillow Buddy

For Christmas I made Sam a lion pillow buddy, after seeing the lion one my sister asked if I would make her a bear pillow buddy. I followed a fellow bloggers tutorial to make the first one,  but I had a really hard time with it because you hand sewed the head and eyes on after everything was done which was really hard and not very secure and the head popped off a few days later, so I figured out a different way to sew the head on. Warning there are lots of photos!
So if you want to make your own pillow buddy this is what you need:
  • 1/2 to 1 yard of main fabric
  • 1/2 yard of second color (brown on mine) for face and feet
  • 1/4 yard (that's the smallest I could get) for nose fabric
  • Upholstery thread (helps with hard play!)
  • Embroidery thread
  • 1 bag of pillow stuffing
  • Hook and Loop tape
  • Fabric or buttons for eyes
  • Optional: Felt for paws on feet.
  • Large Paper for making pattern

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May 16, 2011

Sharing Monday 8

So yesterday my computer died on me! I only have limited time on this computer so I will be featuring submissions from last week and this week on the next Sharing Monday linky party. Sorry if I told you I would be featuring you today. Hopefully we can get our computer fixed quickly and not lose all the photos I had taken for upcoming posts! Hope all of your weekends went better than mine!!

May 11, 2011

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: First black eye

On our beach trip Sam got hit in the eye with a frisbee, which resulted in his first black eye!
This picture cracks me up! We were trying to get a picture of his eye and he was wiggling around and laughing really had and we got this crazy picture!

Sorry they aren't great pictures...

May 9, 2011

Sharing Monday 7

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week, we keep getting more and more wonderful projects! I didn't have time to thank everyone, but I will do better this week! Here are my top three favs!

Walnut Acre shared her great idea for combining veggies and math!

Iron Violet Designs shared how to make this beautiful Mothers Day gift, check out her site to see how to make it!
B is for Boy showed how to make this beautiful photo flower pot! What a fun idea!

You know what to do, link up something fun, a project, recipe, idea, anything! Please take a chance to visit one or two other submissions...or all :)

May 7, 2011

Etsy Saturday Swap 5

Here are my highlights from the last Etsy Swap

The Squirmy Worm Studio shared her super cute Market Tote Bag, I love the flower on it!

You guys know what to do, link up something you are selling from your Etsy or shop and visit others shops!

May 4, 2011

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

We got out our jumper out and though hes not ready for jumping, he did like chewing!

Sam got a backpack for Christmas, lately he has been putting EVERYTHING in it. If anything is missing check in there! At one point he had 14 pens in his backpack, a pile of junk mail, an old phone, sunglasses and much much more!
He keeps saying he is going to school or he is on a soccer team. What a cutie!

May 1, 2011

Sharing Monday 6

 Thank you to everyone who joined in last week, so many beautiful projects, yummy recipes, and great ideas!
Here are my top three

Not Your Ordinary Agent shared her mouth watering Shrimp Pasta

Creative "Try"als showed us the elegant card she made for Mothers Day

I so want to try making the herbal soap that Henry Happened shared.

Now onto the party...
 party guidelines
  1. I would first love for you to follow my blog (but you don't have too, I wont delete you). I love followers. Plus it makes my day!
  2. Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor, kid projects, tips pretty much anything you have done that you want to share!! {Multiple links to different posts are great!} Please don't link up your shop I have a linky party on Saturday for that!
  3. Link back here by grabbing my button above or on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined