Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
go to my etsy store to find this one and more.
okay so now go on over to the blog and get a chance to win a honey bun (you know the one i made my baby girl quilt out of) yeah that one.
go on go tell em what you like about my etsy store for a chance to win!
tomorrow i'll be updating (if all goes well) patterns for the ruffle pillow and for my pincushion.
thanks for playing!
phew now to air out my armpits cause i'm sweating up a storm!
pattern and pillow will be available to buy.
yeah i know it's early.
but i don't know when the other blog is going to do their spotlight so i have to make sure i get everything in there before hand.
and well, if i don't get spotlighted till like 10 pm then i guess you guys get the head start on things like that cute little ruffle pillow.
don't forget they are doing a giveaway of my choice that day as well. i'll try to stay on top of it and let you know when to run over there.
and no i haven't forgotten that i said i was making a tutorial on that skirt.
i've been busy sorry.
soon my friends soon...
hope to see you wednesday bright and early.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
it's like i've been having a good streak and yesterday the universe decided that it needed to uh how do i put it?
hand me my rear end on a silver platter.
with the morning off to a super rough start, i ended up needing to go and buy some new sewing needles (i got 10 so that i can break 9 and still feel comfortable) then i went and bought new fabric.
just because i liked the green color.
and those look like polka dots so i thought "why the heck not." yeah i bought the rest of the bolt. why the heck not.
i've also been eyeing this necklace every.single.week.
my other favorite one broke not too long ago, so there's my justification. it was $10 and sooooo worth every penny.
why? well because when i thought my bad day that started before 7 am was starting to look up...
at the check out line at walmart...
after one whole year of avoiding her...the woman that makes me get hives:
jerry happened to me once again.
if you don't want to read the whole dang post dedicated to just jerry let me give you a little cliffs notes if you will of "us":
*the woman and i don't mix. (she doesn't know it and i would much rather have it stay that way) *i move in fast forward motion most of the time.
*she does not.
*i am known to sometimes be an "A" type personality
*she's a "Z" type... as in snoooooo"zzzz"e
*i am no nonsense when i am shopping with my kids. i want in and out as quick as possible.
*she likes to look at every.dang.thing.i.buy. and everyone else's for that matter.
*she likes to talk to everyone she knows in line before me after me and passing by me but not to me, probably because i'm having a nervous reaction to her and break out in hives.
*she knows a whole hell of a lot of people.
*she makes my eye twitch every damn time.
this time was no different.
but lets just say this time it also included me mopping up pee off the floor because after the thirtieth time that katie screamed " i go pee" she really did go pee.
at that point i looked up to the sky and said : okay you've made your point...move on already.
and i realized maybe all those times that i joked about going to hell...
really weren't worth it.
so. okay. sorry universe.
if i promise not to joke about going to hell anymore and promise to make my bed every morning will you promise to keep jerry in the other lane?
thank you and amen.
here's to a better day.
or a lot of alcohol.
wait i don't drink.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
this last weekend (before we went up north to the big city for an army thing) i got the power sander out and the paint that i had on hand.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
did you read that amy?
no posiblities of sweaty hairy men on this skirt!
i think it was the martha stewart christmas collection at kmart.
i saw the pattern on it and thought it would make a really cute something or other.
now if i have made a handkerchief and put it on my head i would look like i belong in a tree singing "doe-a-deer, a female deer!"
but because i didn't, i think it turned out a little less sound of music-ish
while in the middle of making it, i thought to myself "should of made a tutorial out of this." well i think i will, but it has to wait till next week sometime when i go back to the "big" town and get me another table cloth. so stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make this skirt.
oh and did you notice the legs?
not so pasty eh?
yeah been working in the garden so freakin' much that they don't have a choice.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
a wire wreath thingy that i think is used for christmas cards. now that would be fine if it were close to christmas, but it's not so....
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
from left to right:
cousin alba luz, aunt bertha, cousin pam, my mom, cousin tania, me, aunt elba, and my grandma.
i just want to give a shout out to the women in my family who basically raised me as one of their own. either as a daughter or as little sister.
who call me and pray for me and laugh at my stupid jokes. seriously you guys are my rocks and i appreciate your love and kindness.thank you for you and thank you for being an example of what a strong mother/daughter/sister is.
and to my mother in law who basically adopted me as a daughter (and personally likes me more than her son sometimes) i give you the shout out of thank you as well for creating a son that respects women and takes my BS pretty well.
and what would i be without you bloggers? you laugh and cry with me, and you guys keep thinking i'm funny and buy my stuff in my shop.
dude i love you guys
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!
now go buy yourself something nice and put my name on it.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
all i have to say is wow,
and thank you.
thank you for making yesterday a wonderful etsy success.
as you can see i have an aftermath to deal with.
it ain't pretty.
and if i want a little bit of sewing for me time...i better get crack-a-lacking!
edited: okay more fabric bracelet tuts are now available thanks for the emails telling me that i was "sold out"
what would i do without you? ;)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
my shop has some new things in it
okay so some of you expressed wanting the stitchery in Katie's room:
find it here
i also included another stitchery that will be made available at fabric stores in utah by sometime later this month:
buy it here now (it's cheaper cause it's in pdf form)
also you will find:
throw pillows here and here sold out thank you
and table runners here sold and here
and "new" fabric by the yard here
thank you all for taking a gander of my shop.
i got real nervous last night that no one was going to like the things i made...i got sick to my stomach, and then i thought "well if they don't like it then at least i have some new stuff for MY house."
and then i didn't feel like i wanted to throw up anymore.
speaking of my house...
it looks horrible
i think my kids have been wiping their boogers on the couches.
they've been getting away with a lot these past two days.
so i'm off to register a kid for kindergarten.
yes, looking rather scary.
and then i'm coming home
i'm going to sweep up my house of strings, pieces of cut up fabric, and dirt from kids running in and out, in and out, in and out.
and then i'm going to take a shower.
i've been smelling something wierd and i'm starting to think it's me...
and then tomorrow, i think i'll clean, and scrape up some of the boogers off my couch.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
go see my little interview with makebabystuff.com here.
thanks amber love your site and thanks for asking me some great questions!
oh, and some other great news, you can see some of my ideas being used in the minneapolis examiner here and here .
thank you renee from cottage lifestyle for asking me to be a part of her exciting new gig!
Friday, May 1, 2009
as in i tried not to check other's people's blogs and tried to live as if blogging weren't a part of life. it was a nice little break.
i think i need those every so often.
in that time i made katie a little stitchery that goes well with her "colorful" room. her room has become the hodgepodge of colors. i think when i put her in a "big girl bed" i'll decide what exactly i'm going to do with colors and such things. but for now you will find almost every color of the rainbow except PURPLE... (okay there's a smidge of purple on the ballerina card in the picture but that's it for the whole room)
yes that's a quirk.
for some reason i do not like purple.
purple has never done anything wrong to me.
but i just don't like it.
i like it in other's people's homes and clothes...
but not on me or my house.
i know i'm weird.
anywho, i'm working on some pillows, table runners, and patterns for my etsy shop. i'm shooting for wednesday.
lets see if i can do it!
oh yeah did you see you can follow me on twitter now. yeah a friend told me to do it so i did. i'm not that exciting but if you want to follow just check out the side bar and go to "follow me on twitter" maybe i'll just start making up crazy things to make it exciting. ;)
have a relaxing weekend.
i need to start lighting a fire under my butt so i can make things happen by wednesday!