Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 in review

2009 was a wonderful year for me and my family.
I gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl.
Spent time with family. Started blogging.
Moved into a house. Kept busy crafting, sewing, and baking.
And enjoyed every minute.
Here are a few of my favorite projects from this year.

I'm excited for the start of 2010
and plan to craft, sew and blog more.
I hope you will join me along the way!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Coal for Christmas

I wouldn't mind getting coal for Christmas
if this was the kind I got.
chocolatey. cakey. yumminess.
cake balls
cute bags
= perfect gift for friends and neighbors!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ruffle Duffle

ok, so it's not a duffle, just a tote,
but I couldn't resist the rhyming.
I've been trying to use up the fabric in my stash
so I don't feel guilty buying more.
It's a tan muslin like on the outside and lined
with a white cotton (pocket and all!)
with taffeta ruffles.
So cute! and so easy to make!
Check out more great ideas over at Somewhat Simple
and ASPTL!

Friday, December 18, 2009

anthro inspired apron

I got this apron as a bridal shower gift,
it's from anthro and I love it!
If only I could wear it out!
I love the ruffle detail, fun fabrics,
and cute pocket!
I decided to make one inspired by this
with some extra fabric I had in my stash.
Here it is!
I am really happy with the result.
I opted out of doing the belt, maybe next time.
But I did add some cute coordinating
buttons to the pocket.
What do you think?
If you love it so much, you can purchase it in my shop!
Check out more great ideas day over at Somewhat Simple
and ASPTL!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree...

Oh Christmas Tree,
I'm so glad I'm done with thee!

So I love this advent calendar from
PB Kids, but I didn't love the $80 price tag,
and the fact that they discontinued it!
So, 4 dollars, and 2 weeks later, here's my version!
Yes, it took me 2 weeks because I got burnt out from it quite a few times.
And yes, It still needs numbers.
And yes, the pockets aren't perfectly straight
(I swear they were when I was sewing them on?!)
But it really only cost me 4 dollars!
I had tons of scrap felt from previous projects.
The beads, sequins and ribbons were already in my stash.
So all I bought was 1 yard of green felt!
But even if you did had to buy the felt, ribbons, sequins, and beads,
it still would only cost you about 12 dollars!

And, although it's not perfect,
I made it, which makes it special!
What do you think?
Successful or unsuccessful knock-off?

Monday, December 7, 2009

snowed in

It has been snowing for the last 24 hours,
and it's still going strong!
Here's a view from the front of our house...
from the back of the house...
and the killer icicles on our roof!
So, it seemed like the perfect day for a project!
I saw these napkin rings a while back on PB
and fell in love!
they are no longer available, so I didn't catch the price,
but I figured I could make a cheaper version myself!
I picked up these at the dollar store a few weeks ago.
I cut off the cheapo fabric,
and was left with a gray plastic napkin ring.
I then bought some mini jingle bells from Michael's,
which were on sale last week.
And, hot glued them right on!

Here's how it turned out!
I love the chunkiness of mine,
and the fact that they were most likely cheaper than the PB price!
What do you think?
Need a set of your own?
Send me an email or convo me on Etsy,
and I will make you your very own!

I'll be linking up to Strut Your Stuff Thursday
over at Somewhat Simple!