Monday, October 26, 2009

Needle Book Tutorial Completed!!!

Ok so I know your wondering where the Kitchen aide tutorial is but it's just not ready yet!!!

I did finish up this little tutorial and it's currently up in the shop. I am totally in love with it. I used to have a little jar full of needles and I was always lossing them.... which is one of the few things that makes Uber disgruntled!!! Go figure! Now with my fun little book they all seem to stay together and organized!

Well I am off I have been cooking and baking up a storm tonight... I need to eat something!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A full weekend!

We headed up to Jekyll Island in Georgia Saturday morning for a beach side wedding. It was an beautiful morning and an absolutely beautiful wedding.

You can't beat a beautiful blue sky, the ocean and an empty beach as your backdrop.
The only decorations were sunflowers lining the aisle.

How great is that?
After the wedding we played tourist around the island. They have a Sea Turtle conservatory so of course we checked that out! They were having a Turtleween event so there were also birds and reptiles there with handlers.
My favorite bird was the barn owl. Isn't he gorgeous? He looks exactly like my favorite owl on the last growth chart I did. I really wanted to take him home!

This hawk was really funny. He kept trying to take flight because he wanted to eat the kite (another bird) that they had with them.
This one was Ubers favorite! He liked his yellow eyes. All of these birds are not releasable.The owls imprinted on humans and now can't survive on their own and the hawk is visually impaired.
Now to the turtles!! Look at this little guy!!
This girl was my favorite turtle because of her coloring she was about 100 pounds -
I know it doesn't look like it! She was supposed to be release already but she got too stressed out when they attached her tracking device and now they have to wait till the water gets warmer.

Another fun thing I dragged Uber to the hospital this morning to check out Everly Grace. She was born last night via an emergency C-Section. Her and her mom are doing fine though. She is a very beautiful baby!!

Monday, October 19, 2009


I was five minutes from having this done yesterday and it was all I accomplished tonight!

This is one of the tutorials I have been working on.... it's not quite there yet but I think I am getting closer!
I am at the point where I wish my mum was here so I could shove it all over to her and be like you explain it!!! Of course she is now happy that she isn't here!
She still has to test the pattern though so she might just wish she had written it to begin with!!
I hope all of your Mondays were more productive!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I love weekends...

but then who doesn't?

We have had a lovely weekend. It's been in the 60's which has been AMAZING we have actually been able to put on sweaters!! Of course the sweaters have been over shorts and tank tops but we aren't complaining!!

Saturday morning (ish) we headed out to our local state park with our bikes. The original plan was to hit some of the off road trails but we got a short ways down the trail and a face plant each in (not bad or anything... well not for me at least -I caught myself!! ) and realized my bike for sure wasn't in that kind of shape. Pavement was fine but the tires and tubes need to be replaced before we hit up tree roots and the craziness going on back in the trail. Of course when we pulled a map on the way out of the park we found out we had inadvertently headed down the expert trail... needless to say we will be going back with new tires and be hitting the beginner trail! I have to say the little slice I got was a blast... Also Mum and Dad will be happy that the park requires helmets on the off road trails so Uber is going to have to purchase one now!!!Since the trails were out for the day we ended up touring the whole park from the roads. Which was great we had no idea there was so much additional stuff out there! Then we headed out to the beach that is also part of the park and got in a good 12 mile ride on the beach.

We didn't take the camera on the ride (unfortunately) because we had no where to carry it but here is us cleaning up after the ride. Dad they have a station there to hose off your bikes!

Then last night we had some of the guys over for football and brats. And I slipped in my first apple pie of the season. YUM! No pictures of course because they kind of devoured it!

I thought I would share these two pictures with you. These are the decorations from the baby shower which are now being used in the babies room. How fun is that?

Well I need to get busy crafting. It's been quiet around here but I have been working on some tutorials. One's being tested and the other one is driving me crazy!!!! Hopefully I will be wrapping them up soon and back to fun things I can show you.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ready for Halloween

I'm all ready for Halloween after some quick projects with stuff I had laying around the house. Aslan got a witches hat. Which is totally cracking me up - it's HUGE! It took Uber a little while to figure out what I was doing... luckily he laughed when he realized!

After seeing Jennifer's bat garland I just had to do some for myself. It turned out really well though I wish the ribbon I found had been longer.
They're made out of felt with embroidered faces. I used a double stretchy stitch for the detailing on the wings so they crinkle and hold themselves up.

I wasn't to particular with my stitching just had fun with it.

This whole garland making thing is addictive I want to make more now!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Something New

I actually managed to not show this project before I finished it (can you believe that?) so this is going to be a picture heavy post.
I have been wanting to do a growth chart in the same style as my pillows for quite a while and I finally got around to marking it off my list.

The animals are a mix of embroidery and felt. I wanted them to be more on the realistic side I think it turned out pretty well.

The fox. I was a little worried about the fact that he is supposed to be a fox getting across because the felt is a little more brown then I wanted but a friend saw the chart at the shower and knew what he was right away so whew! Hopefully people won't think it's a dog or something.
I second guessed myself a LOT on doing the birds in full embroidery but I think they turned out.
Bees. I love them, but not in real life!
I am digging hives to. The Black Apple had a sketch a while back that had a girls skirt as a bee hive and I have been even more jazzed about them since... it would be a really cool costume or just to make a skirtthat looked like that... too bad I dont make clothes... or maybe it is a good thing because I think I would try it! Mum? What do you think?

Totally digging the nest. The twigs making it up were a lot of fun to do.

I used Song bird in Teal by Holly Anderson for the back and gave myself two ways to hang it since I couldn't decide what I would like more.
Well I am off to get another project started. It's totally going to be copying someone else (Jennifer) so I hope she doesn't mind! I will be back later with pictures!

Friday, October 9, 2009


So the shower was last night and I forgot to take pictures of the decorations prior to the shower. I cannot believe I slipped up with that I am blaming it on being exhausted. So here are a few that were taken during... they are kind of washed out but you will get the gist!
The baby's room is a butterfly theme so that is what we did for the shower.

This is the garland that hung over the food and cake. I made it out of punched paper adhered to grosgrain ribbon. I did them in four layers to give a 3d effect.
Over the gift table I did tissue paper poofs for the clouds and cut out butterflies to fly around them.

The mom-to-be really liked them she took all of the decorations home with her for the babies room, which is awesome because I would hate to have throw them out...and I think uber was really happy about it because I probably would have left them up for a while!!

last but not least here's the cake it was scrumptious. We didn't even put a dent in it. It's from Cinotti's bakery check it out if you are local.

Alright I am off.... to bed... at 9pm on a friday night!! Yes, I am that tired.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Problem Solved.

AGH! My mum and dad bought me a new machine! I am so excited about this. I bought it from a local mom and pop store that I drive by all the time and never noticed. The people were really helpful completely un-pushy and very informative. No trying to up sell just wanted to sell me what I needed. So hopefully this machine will work as well as they said!

Now if I could only play with it. All I was able to do was get it out of the box tonight. I have been crazy busy finishing up all the shower preparations because it is TOMORROW night. How did that happen?! I'll be back later with pictures : )

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