Monday, April 26, 2010

fabric travel doll house

I recieved One Yard Wonders  by Yakers and Hoskins for Christmas this past year. I have flipped every page about 100 times, put post-it-notes on the projects I wanted to complete.This this darling is the first project I have completed, a fabric doll house, it is apporperiate for Livy right now as she plays with Polly Pockets all the time! I just love the way it turned out, and I think that Livy does too, she has played with it nonstop for days!

This is the outside of the house when it is all buttoned up, 5 buttons hold the sides together. The walls and roof are padded with batting around plastic grid. (I am not sure that is the technical name for it-the plastic sheets you cross stitch yarn with...)

The super cute and fun fabric I used.

The house open, I used felt in the inside (I have tons  left over from the felt house I made)-the girls (redhead  PP and brown haired PP-they don't have real names as Livy changes them all the time) are loving their new home!

This was a fun project for me and so happy the way it turned out. At first I was not really sure what it would look like but after reading the directions, and again, and again, I just started sewing and it all came together.  I am making PJ a barn, I thought these would be great for vacation, dinners out, or just a little quite playtime.


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Sunday, April 25, 2010


Well, its been a very busy weekend. I had this past Friday off...ahh three day weekend you say-but just one more day to do more stuff. And stuff  we did.  This post is going to be such a hodge podge of items.

Friday-PJ and I took Livy to school came home and played, just the two of us, we hardly ever get to do that.  Picked Livy up and later we went to Friendley's for dinner and the toy store. Livy had some tooth fairy/Easter/Birthday money just buring a hole in her pocket and since Polly Pockets were BOGO she was in 5 year old heaven! 

Saturday-Livy, PJ, and I spent the night at my Nana/Mema's.  Hubby was installing hardwood floors Sat. and Sun. therefore I thought it be best the kids and I just were not there! Smart women (its ok to think that-right?).  We played outside for a while, it was so nice. PJ loves wearing his rainboots-even when its not raining. 

Sunday-just a lazy day, my hubby did an amazing job putting in the floors. Yeah three years later and I have a carpetless dinningroom! I was in 31 year old heaven! Later B and I went and saw The Back Up Plan-so funny! Highly recommend it! Literally laughed out load!  Here is the link incase you want to check it out:

I finished a small project I was working on I just need to take some pictures of it, and I am in the process of washing some fabric I got to make myself a skirt. So excited-I hope it turns out ok.  I have never sewn anythng for myself before! Wish me luck!

One last thought-Today Livy says to me "I literally couldn't find it."  Did she just literally use the word literally?  I proceeded to think to myself I must use that all the time-whoops! It was cute anyhow.

What did you do this weekend-sew? movie? be with family?


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Hi Everyone! Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day I made a special treat for ladies night and for Alyvia's pre-school class...dirt cups! What you say, that sounds so gross! Well, I am here to tell you no they are not, and super easy to make!

List of needs:
Small cups
2 pks of instant chocolate pudding mix
1 smaller tub of cool whip
4 cups of milk
Chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, one bag
Gummy worms

In a mixing bowl add the milk and pudding mix, beat until blended and let rest for 5 minutes. After waiting (and maybe a little quality control) fold in the coolwhip and had about a 1/2 cup cushed oreos. Then the fun part, start with a small amount of crushed oreos, pudding mix, oreos, and a gummy worm.  Place in fridge for about an hour prior to serving. This will yeild about 15 cups.

Yum, enjoy.

Today and everyday treat our planet with kindness and respect, make it a better place for our kids and our kids-kids.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

White walls, bright lights...its an ART GALLERY

All over the blog world you see very cool projects for creating an Art Gallery for your kids. Well I loved the idea.  I was digging in my box of decorations for something different for my kitchen table and came across this sign I no longer use...AHHH its perfect! So here we go!
BEFORE: (cute but just not really used anymore)
I painted the outside fram a brownish color (I was originally going to do white-but after 4 coats trying to cover the blue...I moved on)
Then I popped thehears off the inside part of the sign.

I used some fun patterned fabric and Modge Podge and covered the words.
Can you believe how strong and stiff MP makes things! Its an amazing little product.
I then cut my letters using my Cricket and MP those on as well.

The clothespin I covered with corrdinating paper with MP and hot glued them onto the frame.
Here it is hanging on the wall. I like it, I think it came out well!  I hung it low to the ground so that the kids could put up what they wanted to.

Check out this link for another one in the blog world:

Have a great day!
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Books: information, inspiration, guidance…

I love holding new craft book in my hands.  They are so rich in information, inspiration, and guidance, along with stunning and flawless pictures.   I am not much of a reader when it comes to regular books; I am a magazine person in that aspect.  However, craft books…bring on the pile!

For Christmas this year I received some outstanding books.  My mom, who is not a crafter but a gardener, didn’t really understand why I need/wanted such a variety.  She thought they were all the same. Oh no, my dear!  I cannot tell you how many times I have looked in these books. I just flip over the pages again, and again, and again.  My daughter is starting to do the same (I think I may be creating a monster). I am actually starting my first project from one hopefully over the weekend.  

Without further ado, the list of books I received for Christmas: 

Wish list of books to come (hoping my new library card will help the wallet with these ones):
There you have it a list of my current books and very long wish list!  Now, go to the library, Amazon, or B&N and grab one or two or three today, happy reading!


Monday, April 5, 2010

Birthday Gift Bag

Hello, this past weekend I attended a birthday party for my childhood friends little girl.  I have to admit one thing right now...I dispies buying wrapping paper and bags...its such a waste! Seriously, they rip it to shreds and then we just put it in the garbage. I need to find a better way for wrapping I made a flannel lined goodie bag (aka drawstring bag).

The overall measurements are 8x8 inches.  I used a pretty yellow fabric and lime green accents (the initial and the ribbon).

I filled the bag with a gift card to a famous T store and a couple LPS that she likes. I figured after her birthday she could keep her favorite LPS in there.  (And in case you didn't know what LPS is, they are Littlest Pet Shops)
After cutting the fabric and sewing together I cut  the M out and ironed it on to the bag.
Flannel lined (those are the LPS-aren't they cute (they are really like bobble head animals))

All filled and ready to be given away!



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

(btw, I made the quilt runner, Easter sign, and painted the wodden eggs)