Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Backpack Update

I revamped the backpack tutorial a smidge.  

{The lengths of the pieces for the sides of the backpack changed-
it would work the old way but now you can line up the sides with the pocket on the front}

And I needed a new place to store the pattern online
for you lovely people to download.

If you have any trouble with this link, let me know :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Does anyone run this blog?

{only when I want to!}

So what have I been doing?

In other news, I am working on updating my 
backpack tutorial and finding a free upload site to store it at. 
Anyone have any preferences?

Here are a few things I made for Christmas:

I made purses from this pattern, it was simple and sweet.
I made them out of vintage tablecloths.

And an arts and crafts travel case for my niece, Maile.  
My mother in law made some like these for her kids when they were little :)

Chloe's birthday is coming up and she would like an 
American Girl party so that's what I'll be working on the next few weeks.
{Make It Do had a very sweet 1930's American Girl Party,

Happy New Year!

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Recipe Box

I had to upgrade-
too many recipes
& they just wouldn't all fit.

Unfinished box + Heather Bailey Paper + Silhouette=

It makes me and my kitchen happy :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Making me Smile

I got it at Anthropologie at Irvine Spectrum.
I wish my kids were there
so I could have gone on the ferris wheel.
{But then I wouldn't have gone into Anthropologie}
I should have gotten this, too.
{I can't remember why I didn't!}

The little scale is staying there.
I'm not sure what to do with the sugar dispenser.
And I need to hang that sweet recipe holder
It's got a hole on top but I don't want some
boring picture-hanging nail sticking through.
Any ideas?
{Strawberries are were from the Kula Country Farms. Divine.}

A little box of goodies from my dear Mother in Law

Fridge happiness.
My Awesome card. (found via pinterest, of course!)
My timer (which only gets used for time outs).
(just high enough the kids can't really read it
but it makes me smile)

Crochet yellow blanket from the St. Joseph Thrift Store
with Bailey's pink knitting yarn.

My antiquing goodies combined with some
family treasures on the office book shelves.

And of course these two make me smile:

Such goof-balls there's no doubt we're related :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well, Hello!

Summer is just ticking away!
I went for a nice long vacation with my family
through three different states and five national parks.
I am a very proud parent of a five-time junior ranger!

After more than three weeks of bliss with our little family
my wonderful husband took the girls home &
I got to go see my Mother and Grandmother and Aunt
{in which copious amounts of antiquing was done!}
It was lovely.

I have so much to show you
but I will do my best to pace myself
as not to bore anyone to tears.

Before we left I made some accessories for Chloe's baby Isabella

I also decided Bailey needed a safe place to put her
American Girl Doll while on vacation.
So I took this backpack:
and turned it into a doll carrier:

I made the girls little sun visors for summer
I used a cute little tshirt I found thrifting.

Bailey will be starting a new school this year
complete with full uniforms
She needs to wear all white socks so
to keep them separate from all her other socks I made a little
laundry bag to hang in her closet.

I needed a cover for my new date book.
{I think I'm starting school quite back-to-school-ish}

And last of all we must discuss Pinterest.
You either have no idea what I am talking about
or you have already left the me to go check on
what's recently been pinned

It is fantastical.
Look what I found:

If you would like to check out my boards
you'll need to request an invite
(email me)
or if you're already pinning you can

I will warn you though, it's like computer crack.
once you've tried it there's no going back :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Love this.
You can get one here on Etsy.
Found via Pinterest.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Countdown Board

and decided I needed to make my own

I used chalkboard paint on the bottom
so that we can countdown to whatever comes next.

What summer fun are you looking forward to?