Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hello Again/Hello Sailor

Hello again! It has been over a year since I have posted and oh boy has alot happened. My husband got out of the Navy and we have moved back to Washington. We have been home for a year now and it has been a crazy one! I have a job that I love, with people that I love and have been spending time with my family. I haven't been crafting as much because I haven't had that much time but I am starting back up and wanted to post my current project today!

I put together a little layout of my husband and I from May 2012 after he got home from deployment. I loved the pictures and got inspired looking at some sketches online that helped me throw this thing together.

I hope anyone who checks out my blog forgives me for my absence and I hope you enjoy this layout. I think it turned out pretty cute : )
What do you think?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shoe Mat

Hello again! I have been crafting and organizing my apartment after my roommate moved out this past week but now I am motivated to start posting a lot more on my blog. Yesterday I sat down and from start to finish made a small mat with stones covering it. I have seen them made before as spa mats but I had another plan for mine. I am not sure if I have ever mentioned before that I live in a small apartment. Small. I mean 700 square feet kind of small and when you have an apartment that small you don't generally have a lot of extra space for things like closets and places to put your shoes. So, I made my spa mat to sit under the bench at the top of my stairs to set my shoes on so my carpet stays clean.

To make this I bought a place mat and bags of stones at Walmart. I simply glued down each stone with hot glue and then put a coat or polycrylic on top so the whole thing was shiny. I think it turned out pretty cool. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Last Saturday I had a friend call me later in the afternoon to ask me if I could watch her babies that night while her and her husband went on a date night. I said "of course," but was a little sad because I had planned on crafting that night. I then decided that it would be a perfect time to get together my fabric that I got to buy for one of my Christmas gifts and washed and ironed it all. When I got to their house the kids were in a bed so I had the whole night to start my new hexagon quilt. I am using the english paper piecing method and it is so much fun! I have finished a little pile of the hexagons and even put together a flower out of one of them just to see what it would be like to sew them all together. This project is perfect for busy work to do in front of the tv (or sitting at a friends house keeping an eye on the kiddos). Here is a sneak peek at what I have done so far. The fabric is Lakehouse Annie's Farm Stand.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Terrarium Time

My mission today was to get plants small enough to fit into a wonky fishbowl to make a terrarium. I found a few good plants at Home Depot and found a perfect little glass owl in the garden section at Target! They also had a little gnome but his metal stake would not budge without heavy tools so I went with the glass owl which was more fitting for where I want to put the terrarium anyways! Let me know what you think : )

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Scrapbook Layouts

Hi everyone. I have been scrapbooking for the past couple of days so I thought that I would post a picture of some of my favorite layouts that I have made in the past and the layout that I finished this afternoon.


This is the layout that I finished this afternoon.

Also, as I promised before, I thought I would show you my quick thriftstore project. I refashioned a sweatshirt by basically cutting the collar off. This sweatshirt/project cost me $2 and turned out adorable in my opinion.

Don't mind Avah. I couldn't get her to behave and get off of this thing! You can see the line that I quickly drew on there to cut along.

This is me wearing it after. It is so comfy! I wore it babysitting and grocery shopping.
I also had a periwinkle-ish blue sweatshirt that I did this to. I love how they both turned out and will probably be living in them from now on! Hope you like my projects. Give me a shout out : )

Monday, February 20, 2012

Craft Mood

I have been in a major crafty mood the past couple of days. I refashioned a few sweatshirts I found at the thrift stores and made a couple bracelets. I even went and bought more supplies to make more bracelets. I still need to take pics of my thriftstore finds to post and then I will also post pictures of my current projects!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thrift Store Madness

My friend and I went on a thrift store shopping spree day today and hit the jackpot! We went to our normal thrift store and also tried the local salvation army and the local DAV. Not only did we find a ton of clothes to alter (which is why we went in the first place) but I bought an old Samsonite suitcase to redo! I have a few things to do tonight and then I plan on taking before pictures of all of my cool finds! Hope everyone is having a great Friday!