Monday, July 26, 2010

My Style Discovered!

So, I promise I have been crafty lately. I just need to take some pics first, then I post about the many projects I’ve just finished and the many more I’ve discovered. For now a side topic…

I feel like I have been narrowing down and pinpointing my own personal style over the last couple years. (Is it sad that it’s taken me this long in my life to discover that?) It’s hard to describe,  so I came up with a list of items that represent me:

  • ice cold lemonade
  • prairie skirts
  • big porches and rocking chairs
  • chocolate brown
  • distressed edges
  • leather sofas
  • silhouettes
  • white painted bead board
  • clean lines
  • tiny flowers'
  • cool spring days
  • cherry blossoms
  • fitted tee and favorite jeans

I guess you could say it’s a combination of contemporary, rustic, country, and feminine. Does that make sense? Now for some pictures! These are from the wonderful clothing and home line by Robert Redford called Sundance. I love this line! Totally my style..

These are a few lovely ones from Shabby Apple.

These are from Anthropologie.

These are from Modcloth.

Now, unfortunately, my inspirations cost more than I can afford. So they will remain inspiration and I’ll try to replicate them with what I buy and make. Some of these I am already planning on trying to make on my own, so watch for those in the future.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Funky Fun Ties

Just read this post and I had to share! How fun is this tie?! And the tutorial makes it seem pretty easy. Once I finish my current project, I will immediately make a large stock of these for the two boys. Getting dressed for church each week will be so much more fun! Check out Sewing in No Mans Land for her tutorial and cute pictures of her boys…
funky tie

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I love it when I find great second-hand treasures! We were at Goodwill looking for a couple of tees and onesies to repurpose into dresses when I happened upon this beauty (sorry, for the sad picture it was taken at naptime in a sleeping child’s room)…DSCN2128

A wooden play kitchen for only $10!  Score!

I have been contemplating making one for Aubrey for Christmas. So, I quickly snatched it up.  I learned my lesson last time, when I talked myself out of the perfect craft desk for only $12…still sad about that one.  It needs a little TLC like a new back board, screws to hold on the bottom piece, a faucet handle, and maybe a new coat of paint. But, I love it! Now, I’m thinking it might be a birthday present since Aubrey’s 1st birthday is next week and she is already trying to play with it. Then, I can get some plastic dishes, and make felt food, and a little frilly apron, and appliqu├ęd towels, and ….oh, the ideas!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Full of Craftiness

Sorry, I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been busy brainstorming, crafting, and as usual taking care of little ones. Here a  few of the things I have done as of lately…

I turned this…


into this. I don’t quite like how the sleeves turned out, still working on that.


  A piece of the wedding stuff we were working on…DSCN2023

Soccer pancakes to celebrate World Cup fun…



Decorations for our church’s Fourth of July Party (which we were in charge of)…

DSCN2042 DSCN2044 Firecracker centerpieces (inspired by this)

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(It looked much cooler in person!)

I’m also working on (at the same time of course) a skirt for me, a shirt dress for Aubrey, and 2 ruffle skirts. Once those are done, I need to start a Aubrey’s birthday presents.  AND I’m working on some items, so that I can open my Etsy shop. Of course, I’ll post pictures when I’m done. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!