Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Advent Calendar

Capricious and I are planning on doing a craft fair this summer and we were thinking Christmas in July. Here is the first Advent calendar I made.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Yard Art

Capricious and I went to the craft market and I got a candle that smells like a blueberry muffin and a metal pig for the front yard (isn't he cute)!  Capricious also found Chase a giant caterpillar - it is seriously the size of my pinky!  Anyone know what kind it is???

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pedicure Love

I love how pedicures make you feel human again. I love girly toes. The girl next to me was having her toes painted white and I was intrigued so I ditched the hot pink I had and went white. I love it!

Another IKEA Idea

I love IKEA stuff!  We found these perfect picture shelves there. It is a great way to decorate a large area.

Chase's Graduation

Chase "graduated" from preschool today (not sure how I feel about a graduation for every year but it seems to be the trendy thing now a days).  Honestly I felt rather out of place in my jeans and sweater given that all the other moms were in teeny tiny little dresses / full make up / and heels.  Not to mention all the grandparents that had flown in for the event?!  I suppose I don't really fit in with the moms at Chase's school - granted I couldn't even motivate myself to go to my own high school or college graduations so maybe me and graduations just don't mix.  Chase had a good time although he was rather over stimulated by the event which resulted in some wild and silly behavior.  We ended the morning with lunch with Pops and a quick Skylanders level - the perfect way to wrap up a school year (or as Chase would say "only until Tuesday" when summer school starts).

Next year he is off to Kindergarden - wow!  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Anniversary B!

B and I have been married for 8 years!!!  I can't believe how fast it goes. I love you B!  Looking forward to 8 more.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Great Weekend

Here are a few of my favorite weekend photos.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there (especially to my mom - the best mom in the world!)

It's been quite a Mother's day weekend!  I made my mom the above little purse - so cute.

I have been totally spoiled all weekend!  What fun!

We did end the weekend with some barfing by Chase at our Mother's day dinner but you know I guess that's how life goes.   Still the best weekend ever.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Another Zipper Pouch

Love these pouches!!!

A Lined Zipper Pouch

Check out the adorable lined flat zipper pouch I made today. This is the fastest easiest project - I want to make billions of them!  Here is the tutorial I used:

Wake Up World

This is what my adorable family looks like first thing on a Saturday morning. Sleepy goodness :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Art

Check out the cute card Chase made me at school. Don't you love the oversized belly button and butt. Lol.

Applique Pillow

Chase has been so jealous that I have been sewing and making stuff to sell (or in his mind for other people) and he keeps asking when I am going to make him something so I whipped up this little embroidered pillow for him. It gave me a good excuse to try the applique feature on my machine too!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Modern Twin Quilt

I finally finished this twin quilt!  I have had the top done forever but had to quilt and bind it.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mid-Air Adventures

If you live in the Denver area and are looking for a fun kids activity I highly recommend Mid Air adventure. It has a few climbing walls and more importantly a bunch of zip lines. Chase was a little nervous at first but ended up having a blast.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

White on White

I made my first white on white baby quilt with lime green and electric blue binding. The pictures don't really do the quilt justice it is cuter in person. I was a little bummed that the detail is so hard to see. Not sure if it is because the flowes are too far apart or if it is because I used warm and natural batting and the quilt is crinkly or if that is just the nature of white on white. It would be a cute table runner but for the next quilt I will probably use colored thread.

Bugsy Love

We had to put our dog Bugsy down last weekend and I was too sad to blog about it but I am doing better now. Bugsy was our first family pet and we will all miss him.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Baby Quilt

One of my neighbors is having a baby girl and they decided on a peachy pink nursery so I made them this baby quilt. I am in love with the backing fabric and the brown polka dot binding is so fun. Every baby girl needs a quilt like this right?