Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Monday, May 31, 2010


I haven't posted in such a long time! I am so busy right now, we are heading into summer and spending lots of time outside and I am taking two courses this summer so it doesn't leave much time for crafting! I have a few projects in the works so hopefully I will be back soon!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Reversible Superhero Cape

I bought the fabric for this months ago. Originally it was going to be a Birthday gift for Alexis, then a Christmas gift, then a Valentine's Day gift- you get the idea ;) I finally started making it last week. The "original" fabric was this polyester satin stuff from the clearance section of JoAnn's for the "Super Alexis" side, along with a fake-y purple velvet for the "Queen's" side.

Satin is evil. Evil. Evil. Evil. Everything was a huge disaster! I kept trying to "fix" my mistakes and the cape was uneven and getting smaller and smaller because I kept trying to cut out my mistakes! Finally, I gave up and bought simple cotton. I am soooo happy with the results! It was so easy to make and only took one evening! These pictures don't do it justice (in my oh so humble opinion) and I probably should have ironed it before snapping these shots, but I am pretty sure Super Girl isn't afraid of wrinkles.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valentine's Day v2

I tried posting these pictures last week, but Photobucket and I were arguing and it didn't go well. So I am trying it again

I got this adorable idea from Skip to My Lou-- Alexis and I had so much fun making these for all of her friends at daycare!

I have wanted to make crayon rolls for awhile, and had leftover material from the girls' Valentine's outfits so I decided to make a few crayon rolls, but I altered them a bit so I could put little pads of paper in them. Did you know Michael's now has an entire $1 aisle?? Awesome. I got the crayons and notepads there. I made these for some of Alexis' friends, she was invited to a Valentine's Tea Party. Five of her cute little friends were there, so it was a perfect opportunity to make these. I have considered making these for her entire class, but there are like 18 kids in her class and these babies took forever to make.

I also made cute little outfits for each of the girls, but of course I didn't take pictures of them. I would put the outfits back on them and snap a few but they are sleeping right now and I am pretty sure if I woke them up for blogging purposes it would make me a bad Mom ;)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

I am not very good at this whole blogging thing! I make things and then either forget to take pictures, or forget to upload them! Whoops! So, here are two of the Valentines Day projects I worked on last week. I also made very cute outfits for both of my girls, but neglected to get pictures of them wearing them!

Well Photobucket and I are fighting so I will come back to this later

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My crafty little girl

Yesterday when I picked Alexis up from pre-school/daycare there was a list on the board asking each child to name their favorite machine. Most of the children listed, cars, trucks, washing machines etc.,

But my little girl? She said her favorite machine is a Sewing Machine ;)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Buttercup bag

I saw this adorable free tutorial here and decided to give it a try. It was very easy ( I had never tried pleats before), and it only takes TWO fat quarters! Score!!