March 31, 2010


I have been finishing some projects and starting some new ones lately. I finally wrapped up some headbands. I have some cute ones for the spring. My photos are over at Flickr. I couldn't get blogger to let me upload. (Some days, blogger, I want to smack you around!!)

I also finished a quilt block swap. I will try to get that up at little bit later for you to see too!

Off to get ready to go out for a Girls Night Out. Whoo hoo!

March 28, 2010

70 new postings

Check out my etsy shop. I added 70 new fabrics and fabric combos from my stash. I have to downsize my craft area. My area is just too much and is cluttering my ability to really be creative and enjoy sewing. Shop away and help me clean my house!!! You can reach my Etsy shop by clicking on the tool bar on the right of my blog. Thanks!

New Outdoor Furniture and A Challenge

I was able to find an wooden outdoor set for $20 on Craigslist. It was going to need some TLC, but I knew I could do it. I started on it yesterday. It is about 2/3 of the way stained. I still have to work on the cushions. We bought a umbrella from Garden Ridge for $10.00.
My goal is to dress up an area at the back of our driveway. We live in a very strange duplex. We have a huge yard in front, a tiny porch that basically allow two people to stand on it, so no room for furniture there. We have a tiny yard on the side, no room there. We also share the driveway with our neighbors and then it splits off into two parking areas. SO - the only space we really have without having to sit the furniture in the middle of the front yard and with lots of traffic and children is back in our parking lot area.

SO - with the husband starting school this summer and me completing school in August, we don't have a TON of money to make an amazing outdoor area. I feel a challenge coming on!!! I am going to make us an awesome place to hang out this spring and summer all for $125 or less. Let's see if I can do it!!

Here are some photos of the old table set, some of the new stained set, my cushion material and the picture of the old cushions. This challenge is going to be a blast!

The Old Table

One of the Old Chairs

Two-Thirds of the Way Complete

The Old Cushions - Nice condition, but not my style

The New Material for the Cushions

Here is the cost of our project so far:

Table Set: $20.00

Umbrella: $10.00

Material for Cushions: $12.00

Stain: $5.00

That leaves me $78.00 to finish the area. Piece of cake!!

March 18, 2010

Last Day in Seattle

What a trip!! I will be uploading all of our photos to flickr later this weekend, but here are a few highlights to Vancouver Canada. Canda is a gorgeous place. I had a funny experience with the border patrol to share later next week with you. You will notice from our first photo that the sunshine was SO bright in Canada. We are off to see the last to do on our list today and fly home tomorrow. I don't think I will be drinking tea or coffee for several weeks. I have to detox my blood!!!! See you later this weekend.

March 16, 2010

Coming to you from Starbucks....

where there is one every quarter of mile!!! I don't think we have had this much coffee/tea products in our entire life. Here are some pictures of our trip so far. I will have more when we get home, but here are some highlights!!

I have to say that in some areas we have been in there seems to be an affection for spandex and outdoor wear. While the outdoor gear is cool, spandex biking wear and walking wear, not so much!! We are having a great time and so glad we came to research. Some areas I would have moved into are not on the list anymore once visiting.
Off to more fun. See you in a couple of days!!

March 14, 2010

So much for posting!!

We are staying at a delightful little B&B but they are having internet issues. The issues may be resolved on Monday. If not, then I will update our trip when we return. Keeping my fingers crossed, otherwise see you next weekend!!! Having a blast and sunshine in Seattle. Nice!!

March 10, 2010

OMG - Have you seen what is out finally???

I just found my birthday gift to myself. I have been WAITING and WAITING for this pattern to come out so I could make a million for myself to wear this spring and summer. I am pretty sure I will wear nothing other than several of these. I am talking about....... Anna Maria Horner's Evening Empire Dress!!!!

This pattern gives you the ability to make 4 dresses all just a bit different. What a bargain!! 4 dresses for $15.95. Finally a dress style that is fit for my body type. I am to wear A-lines and tons of empire waists to hide or call less attention the curvy part of my body!! I know some of you girls feel my pain with the curves!! I am off to buy myself one before they all disappear. That may seem a ridiculous statement, but I have waited a year for this pattern. I am not taking any chances!! Go get one too!!

2 days and 5 hours......

until we leave for Seattle. I am so excited I can barely stand it. Of course, I still have a million things to do before we can leave. I plan to post a photo or two a night when we return to our room. Come back and see what fun we are having!!! I do plan to stop in a yarn store and some fabric stores to check out the goods. We are considering moving to Seattle and this is our research trip to see if it is a good fit and if my husband likes the schools there. I am finished with school in August and only pleased to hand the title of student off to someone else!!!

We fly out on my birthday. What a gift!! Stop in and see the fun and I will see you next week from Seattle!!

March 3, 2010

I have loaded some yarn into my shop. The yarn is Rowan Handknit Yarns. I have a little more I will try to add in toward the end of the week, but this is all the Rowan Handknit I have!!

Now get to shopping in my Etsy Shop!!

March 2, 2010

Attention Knitters and Crocheters

I hope to have some yarn in my Etsy shop by this weekend. Check in soon and see if there is any you can't live without. I have got to get this destashing moving!!!! Thanks.

March 1, 2010

My Latest Projects - The Photos

I couldn't get blogger to work with me to update my photos, so you can see my latest projects on my Flickr page.

See the PHOTOS here.

Some of the items are sold in my Etsy shop. Take a peek!!
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