Friday, July 16, 2010

And It's finished :)

I woke up this morning and just wanted to finish this gift. I have almost two weeks, but I just would rather do it now than later. I think it's pretty cute, and was simple (besides the lining... I've never done a lining before. Now I know what I would do different next time to make it easier :) I was going to make a scarf to go through the belt loops but had this way cute ribbon and decided it would be nice. There are no interior pockets, but I put velcro on the front pockets so she can still put little things in it.
I had the ribbon, thread, velcro and colorful halter top in my stash. I only bought the Hannah Montana jean capris. Oh, I used scrap denim for the strap (normally there is enough in a pair of jeans but not kid capris!). So, I spent 50cents on this present. Planning on getting a few things from the Target dollar spot to put inside as well!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sewing a gift...

Stay tuned to see what I made from these two thrift store finds tonight. Hint: it's a gift for a little girl who is turning 9 :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flower Pot Cards!

I got my inspiration for these from SCS as well. They are SUPER easy and besides the brown "pots" everything I used was from my scrap stash... even the ribbon :) So fun! I love them. I've seen a lot of them with a sentiment stamped and hanging from the ribbon. I may do that when I am sending them off... for now they will just sit in my completed card box. They are a pocket card, so when you pull the flowers there is room for writing on a white base. LOVE em.

I have been making a few cards lately...

I have tons of this paper I got as a door prize from Torrington Office Supply a while back... I have a rediculous stash of patterned paper so I kinda forgot about it. I thought it made a more "masculine" card. I need more of those, lol! I also haven't used my SU! set "Puns from the Past" that I just "had to have" so I am trying!
This set I got when I was a demo, I just love it but thought it needed a twist, so I hole punched some "apples" and made an apple tree. So fun!

I've been challenging myself to make cards with my scrap stash because it's so out of hand. I just can't recycle it, but I tend not to use it. So, this is just a quick card I made for my Nana to thank her for our Blackhawks t-shirts and lunch in Colorado.

I LOVE THIS CARD!!! I want to make a bunch more! I have barely used this pretty set, Backwoods? by SU! I actually attempted masking and I love it. I made this for my father-in-law for fathers day this year. I normally don't make him cards, but he seemed to like it :) Maybe I will again....

This was my Daddy's fathers day card. I got my inspiration from SCS. I couldn't find any tutorials so if anyone wants measurements I recorded all the steps I used to make this card. It was really fun and just so cute and creative! Again, the fish was from the Backwoods set. I have lure stamps, but they are too large for this card, so I stamped one in the background when I wrote inside :)
Thanks for looking, hope you liked my creations!
I've slacked so much lately on blogging, pregnancy is just exhausting... especially in the summer with a two year old. WOW! :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bunches of Burp cloths...

My new favorite thing to make for babies!

Made two for my friend Heidi's girl...
And two more for my sister's college roomate, Jenn. She recently had a sweet baby boy.
I just bought some fabric for our own little one on the way... I am thinking of trying a little different style burp cloth next :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Oh, Torrington! What am I going to do with you?!

When I moved to Torrington I did not recycle. In fact, I did not recycle since living with my parents in Illinois. There we had a "recycle bin" in our garage, along side the trash can. The recycling got picked up on the curb. When I moved out of state, I had no idea what recycling would involve.

I started cloth diapering Ella when she was 6 months old. I lived in an apartment and had to drive my stinky diapers to a laundromat every 2-3 days to make sure my baby had fresh diapers. It was worth every minute, every penny. I knew at that time I had so many changes to make.

I didn't start making those changes until we moved into our current home, last July. I had it. I've seen enough stuff thrown out. It disgusted me. First of all, recycling in Torrington is a major pain in the ass. There are 3 moveable bins around town to put our recycling in. Yeah, that's right... we bring it there. Fine, whatever, it's worth it to help save our planet just a little. However, the more pregnant I get, the more frustrating it is.

The most frustrating part of recycling in Torrington isn't even that we don't have a place to recycle glass (which DOES frustrate me!).... it's that the dang plastic bin is always so full. Now, I'm thankful I'm not the only one who gives a crap... but c'mon, Torrington! We need one trailer for ONLY plastic, and then another seperated for paper, cardboard, aluminum and glass. The plastic always fills faster and then it ends up blowing all over in the wind.

I also wish we had more resources around here. Wyoming is a grand and beautiful state, and its residents are pathetic. They litter cigarette butts everywhere, and can't simply throw a dang coke can in a recycling bin. Put up recycling bins on Main street next to the trash cans! Fast Food joints need to do the same! Plastic straws and lids go into the trash EVERYDAY. WTF?!

Okay, that's the end of my rant. I'm just sick of this mainstream lifestyle in Torrington. I want more people here to understand the importance of reycling, cloth diapering... and using toxic-free products in their homes. If I could only open my own little green shop... this city would be a better place!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

For A Meat Lovers Swap

I am totally addicted to 6X6 recipe pages. I joined a swap for meat dishes a while ago on SCS. I finished my pages for beef and pork today, I will wait to finish chicken til tomorrow. I used my From The Kitchen cricut cartridge again :) I just adore it! I have a few complaints... that it has the word poultry instead of seperating chicken and turkey... and then there is no crockpot graphic, and the tea kettle is not as fun as say... a tea pot and cup :) I could totally give them a list of a second cartridge I want...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January Iron Chef

I am so thrilled that we are back to swapping! This month's secret ingredient was CHEESE. mmmmm so I picked an amazing (and not that high in calories!!!) cheeseburger soup. We were to use paper from our scraps, and to stick with a snowy winter theme. Lucky for me, I had a few sheets of awesome snowflake paper that were half and 3/4 unused. I used all bazzil carstock except for printed the recipe on WW by SU. I found some cool silver cs scraps and cut the little pots from my "From the Kitchen" cricut cartridge. The silver cord is from SU. I am still debating on fulfilling the challenge to add brads...

The Holidays Kept me busy...

I painted all of these little dressers and decopauged them for my little cousins. The boys did not seem too thrilled, but, oh well... handmade gifts for tween boys are tough! Maybe I'll just give them the $5 next time haha...