Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Giveaway!!!

Over at The Meanest Mom's blog, she is giving away a swimsuit. Come on, we all need to have one. Ours might be buried in that bottom dresser drawer just waiting to see some sun light right now but it's there if the need arises. Well maybe, if I ever get this body in some sort of shape I will put one on again! Go over to her spot and check things out. You won't be dissapointed!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Messy house give away!!!

Hey go and check out Jennifer at Hope Studios and enter her messy house give away. She suffers like the rest of us with trying to maintain a house and kids and somedays it's overwhelming! She is giving away a great sign that she made that says, Boring women have clean houses. Good luck!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Plastic Easter eggs revamped!

Do you have a large plastic bag full of all those colorful Easter eggs or is that just me???
Well this year I decided to try and do something with a few of them. I had all of this extra scrapbooking paper and my trusty bottle of Mod Podge so this is what I turned them into....

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hand made cute beach/tote bag!

It started like this.......
I have been needing a large bag for a while now and have never gotten around to buying one. I am always carrying library books or kids stuff etc... and need something large(but cute too of course)!I saw this great tutorial here a few weeks ago and loved the Orla Kiely print. This is made from 2 sets of dish towels! I spent all day yesterday sewing up this bag and I have to say it was worth the time.

So there it is, tell me what you think!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Spy Bag

I've been wanting to make one of those I spy bags for kids for a while now and finally got around to it today. We have been having major printer issues so I had to wait for ANOTHER print head to arrive from Kodak until I could use it.
I will definitely say that this was a good trial bag. I will have to make some changes to make these for anyone else in the future! It's okay for my kids though and they had fun playing with it. I ended up just using some fabric that I had here and it bled through the iron on paper. Next time I will not use that or use a solid colored fabric. What can I say, you don't know until you try!

And on another note, if Spring doesn't get here SOON and get rid of all of the sickness in my house, I think I might seriously loose my mind. Just thought that I would tell you all what I was thinking about at the moment. :D

Monday, March 2, 2009

Skull and Cross Bones Patch

Well I don't know if you can tell that this is a skull and cross bones design but that is what it was intended to be! My boys blow through the knee of ALL of their pants. I am at the point now of having a large pile of clothes that are considered "play" pants because of this. I tried this patch and my son loved it.
First I found a skull image just using Google and printed it and cut it out. Then I traced the outline over the large hole in the jeans and cut it out. Then I cut up some old camouflage shorts into a square larger than the hole. Placed some strips of fusible web around the edges and ironed it into place from the inside of the jeans. Then I sewed it on all around the design edges. You could use floss here as well and do it by hand too. I used a heavier thread and a small stitch on my machine and just went slow and it has held up well. Now onto the rest of the pile!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hubby's Birthday Celebration

Today was my husband's birthday and it didn't start off the best but ended up a great day. We woke up to realizing that the house was freezing and the furnace wasn't working. Luckily the heating guys came fairly quickly and took care of the problem and got us all toasty again!

I had planned on cooking and having my mother in-law over for dinner but the boys decided they would rather go to her house to eat. So, I cooked over her house and Karl's brother's family came and we had a nice night together. His mother went all out on the decoration's.... Yes I know he isn't 5 but it was cute and the kids liked it!!She made some delicious Greek chicken and lemon soup called Avgolemono. I need to learn how to make this! I watched her so next time I will write it down and let you all know the recipe to try it.
We had 3 desserts to choose from. Well I guess nobody really chose just one but kind of tried a little of each of them. I think we almost set the smoke alarm off with all the candles though! And this is my "little" nephew who I had to ask tonight to shrink a few inches because he is aproaching my height and that just makes me feel really old!!
Well off to hit the couch now and relax!