Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stroller Cady-SYTYC

Well, I have been pre-occupied with family things that I didn't get to post about this...

I didn't make it to week two of SYTYC; which is a total bummer. I guess my head just wasn't in the game and dude, the competition was...AMAZING!  I needed to have a craft ready for week two if I made it and the theme was baby items.  I made this stroller caddy. It was so much fun to design and make.  I will try and write up a tutorial for it, I sort of just pinned and went with it.

With out further ado: I tried to think of something I would want as an expectant mother.  When you have a baby and you need to run in to a store and I never wanted to carry the diaper bag, tada, a stroller cady. 

It has a large pocket for diapers and a small container of wipes, two smaller pockets with flaps that hook closed and back pockets to slide your cell in, and a key ring/toy hook.  The little pockets are card, money, extra nuk (or two), snacks...I could go on and on.
Happy Expectant Baby!


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Friday, July 23, 2010


After a four month battle with bladder cancer my grandmother peacefully passed away yesterday afternoon. I am very thankful my mom, papa, and her favorite nurse, Marie, were with her. 

She was an amazing grandmother and Memo (great grandmother).  I am very thankful for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers for our family.

Memo, you will be dearly missed; thank you for caring for me, loving me and my kids!  I love you!

Memo and Livy (around 2 months April 2005)

Memo and PJ-September 2008

June 2010

Memo and PJ-June 2010

Alyvia and Memo-June 2010
Me and Memo-July 5, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

tweet...someone got married.

Happy Wednesday Everyone.

Today I am going to be blogging about a little project I did for a fellow co-worker. M just recently got married in May, her theme for the wedding was very natural, earthy, nature inspired.  She made the vast majority of her decorations herself. Ok, her hubby made a few things that required power tools. I was really honored when she asked if I could make her pie (I said pie) topper.  Sticking with her theme I went with birdies.  The pattern I used I found on the internet, and forgive me I have since lost the site but I found this one at Lolly Chops blog.

With out further ado:
Print the pattern or make one of your own.  You will only need scraps of fabric for these, cut out the pattern and pin your belly to the bird body.
Sew about 1/4" seam, watch out for the pins they will get you...I use a lot as you can see.
After sewing leave the tail end open for stuffing, I used regular old stuffing nothing fancy.  You want to stuff it so they are firm.  Add a little extra because once you sew up the tail you can push it down to make that a little soft too.
I apologize I didn't take any pictures of sewing up the tail, it was not  fun.  Perhaps you will have better luck that I did.  I finall got it done however.

I a pleased to introduce the Groom:
And the Bride:
I added a couple little fabric rosettes to make her have some embellishment, I sewed them on by hand.

After they were ready I hot glued them onto a wooden plaque I got at AC Moore. I painted it cream to keep with the colors. And I didn't like how plain it looked so I glued some ribbon/string around it.


Congratulations M & P!


Monday, July 19, 2010

just my opinion....but...cancer SUCKS!

I do not typically blog about person items, but I just have to say cancer...just plain sucks. 

My grandmother was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer back in April, they told us at the time she would have 6 months to a year if we are lucky. Well I guess our luck is running out. This past week she has been progressively getting worse.  She is in so much pain now, it is just not fair.  Its not fair to her first of all, she is a kind, amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife and so on, its not fair to my mom to have to do this alone (her sister passed away a few years back), my children; they love Mema, and to me. I am not ready  to let her go...I am just not. I love her so much! However deep down I know she is in pain so I must find a way to be strong so she can feel ok with letting go. Its not about me or us, its about her. Making her comfortable, making her feel ok with leaving us...I also know deep down she is scared, which I would be too...all we can do is tell her we love her and thank her for 79 amazing years of life.

These past four days she has not been out of bed, has not ate or drank anything, they do have her morphine and some other pain pill so she isn't really with us, so to say. She hasn't even spoken in days, a few things here or there to my mom. Yesterday I was sitting with her sobbing like a small child holding her hand and she sat right up in bed, I instantly responded with "Are you in pain? Do you need something" and she puckered up...she wanted a kiss. So I obliged-and I said I love you. She said it back. That is one special moment in time I will never forget.  The next days to weeks are going to be bumpy ride...with the use of A LOT of tissues.

I just had to share my personal opinion of cancer...yep it sucks!  (I guess that's my favorite word right now). So may I please remind you to take every day as a special gift and hug your loved ones today.

Love you Mema!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

SYTYC-Only one day left

Just a small reminder that tomorrow is the last day to vote on SYTYC--please vote!!!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, July 12, 2010

SYTYC-Dollar Store Crafts-Starts today!

Good morning all! Well today is day one of the So You Think Your Crafy competition! You can find the crafts at

Now, I cannot tell you which is mine, all I can ask is you vote for your favorite craft!  There are some really AMAZING  crafts.

Again, thank you for your support!

Happy Voting and Monday!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Let them roll, around the track

 Having a son now I need to start thinking of more boy crafts, thanks to awesome bloggers around the internet world you can find awesome things. Jill from Homemade by Jill and Dana and Made always provide amazing ideas! The first thing I saw that I knew I had to make for PJ was a car cozy! This may have been back when he was a little guy, say 5 months old or so, but still I book marked that! And I did it!  I love the way it came out.  I had so much extra felt from the house I used that, it holds up so nice...steardy!

First I started by measuring out my flashy green felt, and my o-so-crystal clear blue pond.  I used canvas as the outside fabric...must be tough for boys...right?

Then I added a very vibrant red pocket and ric rac trim to cover the seam and sewed away.  I made four pockets for the cars and put two straps for closure on the cozy.
Top stiched it all the way around, and don't get me wrong I love to sew but man did this take
F-o-R-e-V-e-R!  Well, ok, maybe not but it seemed that way!

I then drew a nifty little race track out of black patterned fabric and used iron transfer to put it on the felt. I was a little nervous that it would burn the felt but it didn't (thank goodness).  And as an added bonus I didn't have to sew it on. I am sure if you wanted to you could, I however do not feel overly confident in my curvy sewing.

And just because I wanted a little extra texture I added some grass out of a lovely grassy green embrodiery floss, cute and fun.
Other Car rolls:


Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July

I cannot believe that the 4th of July weekend is apon us already. Where has half the year gone? I wonder.

I want to thank all the service people, past, present, and future for taking such a huge and amazing risk protecting me, my children, my family and the country everyday!
Thank you. 

I have to admit I do enjoy the 4th Holiday. We will be attending the local fireworks show tomorrow night, the kids (and secretly myself) love fireworks!  Monday we will be attending the 4th of July parade in my home town.  Sad, but true, I love this parade.  Every year I look forward to the same things in it. Floats, the local Kirby band, local politicians, and of course a fire truck from every neighboring county!  Here are some pictures from the past couple of years...

The famous Kirby Band

Phil Jordan-it is amazing to me he can ride this thing...talent!
Mema-3 years ago on the 4th, in healthier times.

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!!