Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

Tomorrow on April 27th, I turn 42 years old..

Wow where does the time go?  We love watching Cake Boss in our house and I found these images and thought they were perfect for the sewer!

I would be to afraid to cut into one of these..

I still feel younger than 42, so I guess that is a good thing :)  I will be spending the day cleaning house and being Thankful that I have found a few ladies who DO NOT like to clean house and do not mind paying me to do it :) 
I hope you all have a great day and if today happens to be your birthday, then Happy Birthday to you! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Reverse Surprise Birthday Party

A what???? A reverse surprise birthday party..
How??  Well the birthday girl knows about it and she has her mom invite a few friends by telling only the mom of the girl.. and they show up at your house at 8:30 in the morning and get your girl out of bed, or off the sofa, in her pj's and take her their house for breakfast and birthday fun!
Macy was invited to a party for a friend of her's Clair.. and I thought it was the cutest idea I had ever heard.. So we made Clair a new tote and a few headbands.. Macy had no idea this was for Clair, until I handed her the birthday gift bad I had hidden..

What a fun idea!  Think we will have to try this.. You should of seen Macy's face when the doorbell rang at 8:30 and here in our door were four of her friends.. she just sat there looking at them. It was too cute!
I hope you all have a great Easter..I'm off to stuff eggs and finish up baskets.. Then off to work, shop for Easter clothes (yes I know I am VERY late) and then get ready for the weekend.
See you all next week!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The MESSIEST sewing room and Flea Market Finds

A while back.. a long while back.. I was bragging about my walk in closet turned sewing room in the basement.. Well I have been really enjoying it.. And it is a total MESS!  Infact I should host a contest for the messiest sewing rooms and have them sent in!  You won't really win anything, but you will find out that you are not alone.. if you keep your sewing room like mine is most of the time.. Maybe I am alone.. Maybe I not only hosted the contest but I also won! Hmmmm that would not be good.

My once organized shelves are a MESS! Oh well.. I am getting ready for an art show on May 1st and between that and trying to keep things at the shop, it will just have to stay a mess.. It is a WORK room, not a show room, right? 

I did manage to get to a flea market this weekend.. FUN!  But super muddy.. I found  few things..

Loved the graphics on these old feed bags.. They are stain free, just need a good washing.

More sheet music to frame and hang up at the shop..I have to tell you ladies.. Framed Sheet music is just so pretty, try it and it is cheap too.

Tons of lace and trims.. (like really needed any more)

And these two old fella.. Do any of you remember having a set or more of these?  We did while I was growing up and I just had to have them..

And this is the soccer ball killer, aka.. Sampson..

He LOVES soccer balls, softballs, baseballs..anything he can find and claim as his own...

He even likes to sleep with them, to make sure no one will take them.. Like we could even use them after he gets a hold of one.. but we love him any way!

And we have been doing a LOT of this.. Baseball.. My son Jake plays for the Madeira Yankee's.. He plays first base and he LOVES this game...

My husband helps coach and he LOVES this game, almost as much as Jake!  Softball games have not started, just practice.  The next few weeks will be super busy with schools stuff, sports and art shows, but we will get through it.. My house will be a mess, but my kids will be happy and that is all that matters in the end. 
Hope you all have a great day!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Sweetest little Chick's in Town

Oh My Goodness.. are these not the Sweetest little Chicks you have ever seen?  Do you want to make some?  Then hop over to Here to make some.. How sweet they will be in an Easter Basket! 
We have a full weekend.. Baseball starts in our house this weekend.  Jake has his first tournament of the year.. We are super excited!  The girls will start softball in a few weeks.. I will be spending my days sewing and my nights on the baseball field. 
I hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Too much time on my couch

I have been sick a few days and spending way too much time on the sofa!  I hate that...

I did find this great tutorial over at Funky PolkaDot Giraffe on these ruffled headbands.. And I did get a few done and I LOVE them.. My girls are wearing them to school and I think they will be a big hit and a great way to use my scraps!  Lord do I have scraps....
I am finally feeling better and get to spend my morning at the dentist getting my teeth cleaned with Macy.. We may stop at a junk store by the dentist and have some lunch before I take her back to school.  As soon as I stop and BUY batteries for my camera I will post pics of my girls wearing their new headbands.  Have a great day!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Showers, bring May flowers

Boy do I have the BEST idea to hang on our door for spring!

Yes that is an umbrella.. Here is what  did...

You take an umbrella with a curved handle, silk flowers, ribbon and newspaper (not pitured)

unwrap the little thingy that holds your umbrella together.. then stuff a little newspaper inside, just to give it some body and help hold the flowers..

Stuff your silk flowers in, I fed mine through the wire spokes and rested them on the newspapaer (my picture is sideways)

Tie a ribbon around the center and hang it up..!  Isn't this too cute and fun for April?  My friend had one hanging on her door yesterday and I had to make one to share with you all!

I wish I could put scratch and sniff on here.. This stuff is at Walmart and it is just as it reads.. Fabuloso.. It smells wonderful and it cleans so nicely too.. They have it in a Lavender sent as well.. Either one is great and it is CHEAP too!  Try it, you will love it! 
If you make a Umbrella Door thingy, send me a picture I would love to see.. go ahead, share this idea on your blog, it is just too cute.
Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Laundry Room Envy

I have Laundry Room Envy so bad!!!   Look at these beautiful places to do laundry.. do they really exist, or are they just in fancy magazines?  Mine is in the basement.. I will spending my weekend down there finishing up my week long project of re-organizing the entire thing!  Not an easy job..And hopefully I can see past the room and invision a space like above... What does your laundry room look like?  Send me a photos.. Make me feel better :)
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!