Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Busy sewing me

I've been busy the past few days making things like crazy. I made a new purse today. I just love this fabric, it makes me happy to look at it.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Swap apron

I made an apron tonight, this was my first one ever. It didn't take as long as I thought it would, it came out just as I imagined. I'm so excited, I hope my swap partner likes it. Now I'm off to bed, enough posting for today.

Williamson County Candles and Red Poppy Festival

I had a chance to finally make it to the Red Poppy Festival this year and didn't have enough time to fully see everything it had to offer. I went to see my candlemaker friend who was selling candles that day. I bought two new scents, Pipe Dreams and Warm Vanilla Sugar.

If you are on the search for the BEST candle I HIGHLY recommend these candles. I love love these candles. Did I mention that I LOVE them? I first discovered them at Cabbages and Kings when I bought an Iced Tea and Coconut Lime Verbena a couple years ago. I was blown away by how good they are and continued buying strictly these candles. I am on a few message boards and one day I find out that the girl who I buy candles from was part of the same board I frequent. I had no idea b/c her name is different then her business name. A friendship is born and we have gone to a candle conference before and stay in contact via email. She has become a friend to me and my favorite candle maker. I don't promote her candles just b/c she is my friend but b/c she is truly a wonderful candlemaker. She has been written up a couple local newspapers around town. Here is her website if you are interested in where to purchase her candles. If you do get some tell her Angelique sent ya. ;)

My roses

I tried to post pics this morning but like I mentioned before I couldn't get photoshop to open but it's all fixed now. It's great to have a computer savy husband. :) This is just one pic but when the other rose bush on the other side of my house blooms I'll take a pic.

Sunny Monday

What a beautiful day this has started off to be so far, the sun is out and it's a bit chilly but that won't last for long. I have a few crafts to finish up and get them mailed off to my swap partner this week. I am enjoying this swap, it is a letter "A" swap and I send my partner things that start with the letter A. I have some great things planned, I just need to put them in action. I'll post them once my swap partner get them in her hands. Today is a busy day.

I tried to post this earlier with some pictures but I couldn't get Photoshop to open so hubby has been scanning our computer for viruses. So far things are fine but he is doing so maintenance so I can't post some pictures I had wanted to.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A week ago

Last Saturday the 19th I took a class on fabric jewelry. The class was given by Jennifer Perkins who is the host of the DIY channels show Craft Lab. It is my favorite craft show and it is not on the air currently. I hope they bring it back soon, I am missing my daily doses of crafty shows. Jennifer teaches a couple different classes and the one I took was on fabric jewelry. I had so much fun and learned a lot. I had to get a picture of Jennifer and I, it made my week. To me I am more excited to meet craft celebrities than the ones on regular tv shows and movies. Crafting is so dear to my heart. Here are the pictures of the bracelet and rings and yo yo's we made in class and of course a pic of me and Jennifer.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another day another purse

I made a new purse, I've had a dry spell and haven't made one in months. This one was a bit harder than most I have made in the past but it is all worth it. I really like the way it came out. I did not add a pocket like I normally do, I was just tired and wanted to be finished with it. lol I've been busy the past week with a sick kid and then I picked up the bug. I'm feeling better now and getting back to things.
Over and out for now.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Oops, I haven't posted. :(

Okay, I've been busy as usual but there is always so much going on around here and making my self use my brain and write words is sometimes hard to do. lol I got a new haircut today, it's still about the same but a bit different and it feels great and still easy peasy to take care of when I'm in a rush. It's short but I can pin back my bangs for exercising. I bought some new fabric today for our couch cushions. I have a couch thingy that covers it and then I take the three large cushions off and cover each one of them individually with co-ordinating fabric. I like to put the cushions on top of the liner instead of tucking it into the couch crevices because it always comes out and looks messy. This way the cushions hole it down and it add some extra color and texture to the whole look. I'll post a pic maybe when it's finished.
Okay, off to take care of Daph, she hurt her foot at Nicholas' game last Saturday night and she is home recovering. It's an ugly owie.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Busy day

The kids were home from school today so there was lots of things to do with them. We didn't get to make anything fun but we still plan to this weekend. I'm tired, not much to say. It's late and time for bed, a busy day is ahead for tomorrow. G'nite. zzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Day 2 and I'm here again

Woo-hoo!! I did it, two days in a row to post. I added some music and a slideshow, this is getting easier and not so frustrating.

Today was a busy morning. I was off early to see my personal trainer to help get me in shape. Then after my workout I had some strength to make it to Joanne Fabric to do some fabric shopping. I am in a letter "A" swap on a message board so I had to pick up some things for that even though I have no idea who my partner is. I have to send only things that begin with the letter "A", so this will be fun.

Now I am home and have showered and ready for lunch and the kids will be getting out of school soon. They have no school tomorrow so we will have to do something fun. Maybe we'll make it a craft day and sew stuffed animals from this cute book I bought recently. It's called 'Cute Stuff' and they are simple enough for the kids to do. I bought Daph a sewing machine for Christmas last year so this is a project up her alley and of course Nicholas is cool with sewing too. (just don't tell his friends).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Some soaping

I love to make soap. Did I mention I love to make soap? lol I have made several batches lately, it takes time to cure and be a nice hard bar for using in the shower so I made a lot of batches to last a long time. I am not through yet but still have more to go. Here are some pics of what I have made lately. I still have 3 batches I need to take pictures of and post.

Me again

I have changed the colors and added some cute things. Still lot's to learn.


I love that term "cornfused", it came froma message board friend.

Okay, I am so cornfused about setting up this blog, I'll keep working at it.

A whole new blog

A new day and a whole new blog. This is new for me and I hope to keep it up. I'll be blogging more later, stay tuned. :)