Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Erica's First Sewing Experience!

My 12 year old sister-in-law Erica has sparked an interest in sewing lately so for Christmas we got her a sewing book. She has this week off for Christmas break still so she is spending the night tonight so we can have some sew time! We plan on making:

-A Nintendo DS Case
-A DS game roll
-A Drawstring Backpack
We've been to the fabric store and made the DS Case already. After dinner we plan on making the DS roll and then tomorrow we'll make the bag. Here are some photos of the DS case that turned out SOOOO cute!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Craft Fair

On Saturday Rachel and I had a booth at the Lutheran High School South Craft Fair. It was slower than we thought but we did sell some things and had a good time! Here are some photos of our booth!Me with my crafty stuff

Rachel with her awesome photography

Monday, December 14, 2009

My Etsy Shop

I have some new items posted in my etsy shop and will be adding more during the next week or so!! Go check them out!! My Etsy Shop

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Decor!

On Friday Jon and I picked out our first real Christmas tree!! I am SOOOO excited! Christmas is my favorite and I love to decorate. Since we moved into our townhouse this year we FINALLY have enough room to get a big tree! WOO HOO!! Here are some photos!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


If you read my blog you know that my sister-in-law Rachel is a fantastic photographer in the St. Louis area. She called me yesterday telling me that she has a newborn photoshoot on Sunday with a cute little baby girl. Well, Rachel has two boys of her own so she is able to use lots of their cute stuff for props, but she doesn't really have any girl stuff for props. Since I like to craft she called me for help!! I made her a cute little flannel blanket and a pink tutu with a flower detail! I've been wanting to make a tutu for a while so this was a great reason to finally try it! It was super easy and one of the cutest things ever! Let me know what ya'll think!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

7 Crayon Rolls and a Scarf!

So my craft fair is a little over a month away and I need to get busy making stuff to fill my booth!Today I made 7 crayon rolls, two with the same fabric and 6 other different ones! Below are some photos! This week I also crocheted a blue and green scarf! Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

3 Snails and a Snake

Today I made 3 cute snails (design from Moda Bake Shop)
and then I made a snake that I designed myself (tutorial to come)
Snail Family

Small Snail top

Small Snail side

Big Snail 1 top

Big Snail 1 side

Big Snail 2 top

Big Snail 2 side

The snake made Gibby curious


Thursday, October 29, 2009


...that is one word that describes my sister-in-law Rachel! If you are in the St. Louis area and are looking for a photographer she is the one! Whether it's couples, senior photos, newborn, or family she is the one to call (especially with Christmas around the corner: present ideas and Christmas cards)!! She is very easy to work with, it just feels like we're all hanging out while getting amazing pictures taken at the same time! I'm not just saying this because she is my sister and I love her; the proof is the the photos....see for yourself below and also check out her blog!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I won!

I WON!! I can't believe it; I never win anything! I've been entering this birthday celebration and finally won! The Quilting Cat's blog is so much fun to visit as I am a quilter and cat lover! I won a Moda jelly roll- Garden Inspirations and two patterns! WOO HOO! I will post photos as soon as I get it! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Xavier's Bag

Today I made a trick-or-treat bag for my 2 year old nephew Xavier! Here are some photos!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Almost There...

I organized my craft space today; it's about 90% finished! Here is what I need to do....

-Make a larger table/ironing space (you'll see what I mean after I make one)

-get a rug (that's Jon's job-he can get a broken one from work, we just have to wait for someone to break one)

-hang cork board squares on the wall (like how I had them in New Orleans)
Not too much left to do, just playing the wait game. Here are some updated photos from today!