Monthly Archives: April 2012

These Poor Fingers…… {photo of the day}

My Hands, they are both the tools of my trade, and victims of my abuse. This week I managed to get blisters, a 1/4″ splinter under the nail, stain, paint, sand my nails (not in a good way!) callouses, burns, and general aches and pains due to too much use and abuse from embroidering for…

New Season of Project Run and Play! Week 3

The new season of Project Run and Play is in full swing, and I have been following the competition but not playing in the sew along thanks to a sewing machine that needed to be serviced. This week’s challenge was Earth Day, so you could use any recycled, upcycled, or organic fabric. I got a…

Emmie’s Bed

Oh my goodness, this week……. I was working on a project for the sew along for Project Run and Play for last weeks theme of pattern remix, and then my sewing machine died…….. Well, it didn’t DIE die, but it started acting up and I just can’t make myself sew something badly (the lower looper…

Emmie’s Curtains

Here’s a terrible camera phone peek at Emmie’s new curtains. They are made from 8 different Anna Maria Horner prints (mostly her Innocent Crush line)sewn together in strips (my living room rod is obviously too short since they are dragging on the floor) and they go with Emmie’s already existing bedskirt. I used giant rick…

Isaac’s Footlocker, part 2 / Tutorial Tuesday

I wanted to start off saying thanks to all the people who have followed me recently, welcome! I hope I am exciting enough to keep your interest (tell your friends!) The kids are on spring break now, and I am loving having them at home! Isaac went with Paul to work yesterday, so Emmie was…

What’s Up? Wednesday

So it’s the middle of the week and I can’t believe that I only have one more day before the kids go on spring-break this Friday! YAY!!! I love it when the kids are home, I don’t plan any special activities necessarily, but I just love having them here with me as little presences in the…

Isaac’s Footlocker, part 1 / Tutorial Tuesday

I got Isaac a trunk at an estate sale for $10.50, which was killer considering it was an original WWII era footlocker with it’s original insert and everything. I decided that it would be amazing storage for the bottom of his bed in Korea, but there are going to be several phases to the trunk’s…

Homemade Monday!

I feel like I need to add a DON”T LOOK MOM!!!! disclaimer since my mom hates it whenever I paint wood! (Not all wood is good mom!) But really this will work out better for the house plan in Korea, the walls will be so light, that the dark would just look so stark against…

A Quick Alteration

I went a little bit ago to a J Crew tag sale, and found the most amazing tunic top in the children’s section. I was given the top for free since it didn’t have a size on it, and it was a designer’s sample, so for all I know it’s a one off! What I…