September 30, 2008

Check out this kiddo!!

If you all could take a moment to visit a special site I would appreciate it. This website was created by a friend for her son. He raised $1200 this summer for a women's shelter in town. What a kiddo!!! Take a look at his website:

This website is meant to be used as a tool to help inspire other children to help in their communities!! Thanks for taking a moment to help support a child who is interested in helping others.

September 29, 2008

A Recycled Bag giveaway

This goes against my better judgement but Katy over at I'm a Ginger Monkey is hosting a giveaway. Check out the awesome bags and cloths she is giving away. Go over and leave her a comment and get another entry if you blog about it!!

September 27, 2008

A Day in the District

Today was an awesome day in Fort Worth. The museums down in the cultural district host an event called A Day in the District each year. All the museums down there open their doors to the city and admission is free. That's right - enter each museum at no cost!!!
I was shocked today to learn while we were at the Kimball Art Museum that we could get in to the Impressionists exhibit FREE!! I was able to see paintings done by Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir - just to name a few.
Van Gogh's "The Bedroom"
We also visited the Cowgirl Museum - which was also holding an exhibit from the Science and History museum while the building gets a face lift and new home - and the Modern Art Museum.

We had such a great time. Being that I am a student and working part time - anything fun and FREE = good times!!!

We rounded the day out by going to our friend's house to watch the TCU/OU football game and watched our Sooners win! Boomer Sooner!! What a great day!!

September 25, 2008

Trash ties are here!!!

I got my trash ties a couple days ago and I am playing catch up on posting. I am so PUMPED that they are here. I haven't played around with them yet, but I can't wait. Go check them out for yourself : Trash Ties

September 19, 2008


I have had some jars for quite a time that I bought for my kitchen, and then we moved. So, my kitchen ran out of counter top to store these jars on, so I decided to use them in my craft room. I also got a shelf a couple months back at Hobby Lobby on sale for like $5.00. I originally planned to put the jars on the shelf, but I had so much fun stuff I wanted to store, I had to use the shelf for that. Take a look at my newly organized craft desk with the jars and my shelf!!

I have to straighten up a little bit, but then I should take a photo of my craft room when I first organized it and what it looks like now. If I get some free time this weekend, I just might do that!!

September 18, 2008

Russian Doll Swap

I keep forgetting to post on here and show you all my awesome Russian Doll Swap that I received from Trash in the UK. Didn't she do a fantastic job? I have the cup on my craft desk and the box too. I love it!!

September 15, 2008

Giveaway on Momdot

Check out the awesome aprons found at Momdot - Carolyn's Kitchen. These aprons are to die for. Good Luck everyone!! You can enter until September 18th! Get over there and win an apron!

September 14, 2008

Flirty Apron Swap Apron

I can't tell you my partner's vacation dream location until she receives it, but you can see it at least!!! This could quickly become my favorite apron I have ever made!

I can't tell you my partner's vacation dream location until she receives it, but you can see it at least!!! This could quickly become my favorite apron I have ever made! I love the gun slinger hoops on the sides to hold kitchen utensils.

September 12, 2008

I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of all the giveaways that I wanted to win this year, it was totally the trash ties giveaway....... and I did. Thank you!!!! I will post a photo of them in action when they arrive. I can't wait to show my hairstylist and see what combos we can come up with.

September 8, 2008

What a model!!!

While visiting my husband's grandmother - I was able to see my niece. She is so big and the SMARTEST little girl ever! She was so kind as to model the dress that I made for. Pretty cute, huh?

September 7, 2008

We The People Two - Partners Swapped

All partners have been swapped. Email me if you have not received your partner. I emailed myself a copy each time to make sure it went through and I received all emails. Let me know if you can't find it and I will sent you a new one. Contact me if you are running into issues or need anything. Good Luck!

New Facelift

I decided it was time for a little Fall time cleaning on my blog. Do you like it? If you want to freshen up your blog - head over to Aqua Poppy Designs and see all of the free backgrounds that you can download!

Trash Ties Giveaway

You MUST head over to Sweet Life in the Valley and check out the giveaway! I have just learned about Heather Bailey and her fantastic fabric and then I learned about these Trash Ties. I have been obsessing over them ever since. You may think I am kidding, but I am OBSESSING! I have even considered taking the trash to the curb when the trash men come - just because I can't stop thinking about trash ties (Enter your gasps of shock - no worries - that is still the husband's chore!).

Head over to Sweet Life in the Valley and enter. Hurry - entries end on September 11th. There are several ways to enter the giveaway. Check it out! I would wish you all luck - but I just have to win these! SO - may they best gal win - ME ME ME! Ha Ha Ha!

September 6, 2008

And the WINNER is.........

Sarah R - my bestest friend - from A Needle and Threads! Congrats Sarah and I will get you an email as soon as I get it mailed out to you!! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do. Sorry to the rest of you! Partners will be swapped tomorrow for the We The People Swap II. Then it is time to get started!

September 5, 2008

We The People Swap - Part Two

Keep looking below for updated links to more sewing items projects!

Your votes are in and the second We The People Swap begins!!! You voted for the sewing items tote or holder. Here are some samples of what I had in mind when I listed it in the poll:

You can find info on this project at Tip Nut

You can find this project at Craftzine's Blog

This can be found at simplicity pattern

This can be found at Simplicity Patterns too

From the book Sew and Stow

Check this out on Sew Mama Sew Check this out at Pink Penguin (thanks for sharing Ellena!)

Here are some more: (thanks Ellena!)

Let's get to the guidelines:


  • Your Name

  • Your Address

  • Your Email

  • Your Blog or Website address

  • Are you willing to do international shipping if needed?

  • 3 types of storage items you could use (ex: fabric storage, utensil storage, button holders, multi storage solutions, etc)


  • Swaps have a tendency to be a risk - will I put hours of work into something only to get something back that isn't near the hours I put in? While we all understand the risk we take participating in swaps, I ask that you really put time and effort into giving your partner something they can use. I do not expect you to answer every single request your partner may dream about - but please put some effort into this swap and your partner. If you are unable to fulfill your swap (believe me - I know this happens and life takes over!!), please let me know ASAP so I can find an angel to help!!

  • This round I am going to include your partner's email address. I like being surprised by my partner, but I think for a swap like this, you should be able to ask your partner questions. Your email will ONLY be shared with me and your partner - NOT publicly.


  • One sewing items tote or holder

  • Two of your favorite sewing notions or items (ex: ribbon, buttons, thread, needles, pin cushion, zippers, etc)

  • One NEW sewing pattern (simplicity, mccalls, pink fig, etc)


  • Sign Up Deadline: Friday, September 5th

  • Partners Exchanged: Sunday, September 7th

  • Swap Deadline: Friday, October 10th


  • Tell all your friends on your blog and be entered into a drawing to win your own copy of Sew and Stow. I LOVE this book and the ideas you get out of this book are incredible. So, spread the word and then leave me a comment on this post that you have done so. I will then enter you into the drawing. Have your friends tell me that they entered the swap because of your post and I will enter you for each friend that joins. So if you get 3 friends to join, then I will enter your name 3 times plus 1 more for posting about the swap! Get the word out!!!! The winner will be announced by NOON on Saturday, September 6th!


  • Send me an email to punkrockertracey(at) to sign up for the swap and start thinking about what you need in your craft space!!!

September 3, 2008


I have found a cardigan I can't live without...... it also costs $325. No thanks! I want to make this cardigan but am totally lost how to do it. Here are some photos. It is a DKNY cardigan.

So I have a few options here. I could buy some old sweaters at a thrift store and try to piece it together. I could buy fabric and find a pattern (help needed there) and make one. I could try to find a LONG cardigan at a thrift store and cut the back off to make it like this one.

What do you think? I need some help ladies. I want this cardigan so bad it hurts, and I would love to say "I made it by reusing old clothing". I am going to the thrift stores this weekend. HELP!!!!!!

September 1, 2008

Sassy Apron Swap

I am a few weeks behind in posting this - but you have to see what I received for the sassy apron swap. How lucky was I to get YarniGras! - who is a great friend and AMAZING seamstress. Wait until you see the package she sent me. I am almost afraid to wear the apron because it is so gorgeous!! I don't want to get anything on it! I haven't had a chance to take photos yet due to vacation and then school starting! Head over to her blog and check out what she sent me. You shouldn't have to wait on my schedule to see this amazing work of art!!!

Here is my package on YarniGras!
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