Tuesday, May 3, 2011

another doll

i've been sewing more dolls
i never made any for my own daughters
so i've been working on that
but i'm not sure what happened
with this little gal...
 is it just me 
or does she look like a rotisserie chicken?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

a thomas the train birthday party

Noah's birthday party was featured today on ohdeedoh
click here to see it

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby shower for a little boy named Bryant

 On the menu for brunch:
Challah (America's Test Kitchen recipe)
Store bought spinach dip
Strawberries, honeydew, cantaloupe and kiwi
mini Quiche (adapted from this recipe)
I made in in a muffin pan sprayed with cooking spray
left out the potato crust and tomatoes
it was delicious and everyone loved them
vanilla cupcakes (America's Test Kitchen recipe)
with these cupcake toppers
banana nut muffins
store bought shortbread cookies
and orange juice
 Heather made the welcome baby sign using her cricut
 newborn onesies on a clothesline of ric rac
 in our frames above the couch i did
B is for Bryant
The guest of honor, Andrea.
We're so excited for baby Bryant to arrive.
Congratulations, Andrea!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

black apple doll

i love handmade gifts
i so prefer giving something i made
as a gift
than just buying something generic
here is my take
 on martha stewart's
black apple dolls
the tutorial can be found
they are so fun and easy to make
i've made 10 of them
and i'll be giving them to my nieces this year
for Christmas

Thursday, October 21, 2010

easy apron

super easy tutorial to make aprons
out of fat quarters
here's the link
and a picture of one i made

Friday, September 17, 2010

fall wreath

When I saw this non-traditional wreath at Thrifty Decor Chick I could not get to the dollar store fast enough to get leaves to make my own.

I love the idea of a not circular wreath!
If you want to make one of your own check out the simple tutorial at

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

dumpster dresser to tv stand

over a year ago we found this old dresser at our dumpster
and since i love a good project
we brought it inside
it was missing the top drawer
but we decided we could use it that way, anyway
as a shelf
here it is before
here it is a few days later
in a super light minty blue green
with free knobs we accumulated
and a few months later
we painted it white
and added some baskets
in the end we sold it for $40 on craigslist
but it just goes to show you can make money 
by giving furniture a facelift
and dressers make pretty great tv stands
with lots of storage