Hey again, I am determined to be a bit more devoted to staying updated on here! So far it has been a good run don’t you think? Well today is one of those days that I have not been able to get my serger or sewing machine out so . . . when I have gotten a few moments to myself I have been flipping through my Make it yourself magazine This is my second one this year . . . I have fallen in love. Getting some good ideas from it for future projects.
Here are a few shots I took to refer to in the future.
Well this is too cute, and the right size for your smartphone and necessities. I think when I make one I will be adding a couple card slots inside for the cards I Need when I am just out for a small time
Is this not cute for just a little digital camera My case right now is kind of big and bulky for my little Sony.
I love this, My youngest will have his first birthday in September and already I am dreaming of what decorations I will be doing. This will fit as it is a Woodlands theme <3
I WANT this book!! With my birthday coming up in a months time– perhaps if I hint hint hint!!!
What are your inspirations for your next projects? I love this magazine and stuff like this cause when I look around my home, I see how much I have made for other homes and get a little saddened, as I don’t seem to really take the time and use my stash for around here.
I will also be starting my son’s birthday gift very shortly so it will have no excuse for not being done in time. Doing a quilt made from my favorite creepers that he wore throughout his first year!! Lots to chose from!!
By the Way before I leave this post, I would like to also bring attention to a couple Give Aways that this magazine has shared. Please check out the links and try out for them.
First one is from Elmer’s Craft It: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=521608264543462&set=a.344959018875055.73763.320894531281504&type=1&theater
The second one is from Make it yourself’s facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=432355930194728&set=a.334316803331975.75257.318071724956483&type=1&theater
Hope you get to try out for it too! Good luck if you do (although I secretly hope I am chosen, but will be delighted if you win too haha! Stay Silly Guys and feel free to post some of your inspiration too! Stay Silly
Hey guys and gals,
Hope everyone’s Wednesday has been fantastic. Mine has been full of giggles and lots of play with Mr. M and Handsome H!!
Lets see, for projects today was a little less on the productive scale *guilty pout*. That’s fine though, I will make up for it one of these days I swear it haha.
Alright, so on the productive side I did actually close my first hosted Give Away for That’s Sew Silly. I was really excited and impressed as I told that I would be lucky to receive 10 entries as I am a very small service and am just starting out really. Well I surpassed this with 28 entries between my FB shares, likes, and purchases made within the Give Away time frame also received an entry! The lucky winner seemed excited and that in turn made my day!
2 Burp Cloths
$15 Gift Certifcate
I also caught a couple minutes to start documenting my current project. Re-sizing a sweater to fit a teddy bear. The most significant part of the sweater was actually the back which I have now turned into the front as its the reason for this entire project so I thought that if she were to put the bear somewhere to sit so she can see it often. I have yet to add the second sleeve, also the hem on the bottom and the hood. I will update when it is completed!
Far from completion, and the fit for the sleeves is pretty good considering that the bears arms are over stuff in some places and less stuffed in others. Poor Guy!
You may not be able to see in this photo, the leg on the left is actually on backwards. I will be fixing this for her before she receives her bear back!
Well, that’s really all I have to share tonight. I am zonked and need some zzzs as my other half is, to our dislike, on his night shifts for the next couple nights. Don’t get me wrong, feel completely blessed to have my boys home with me everyday, but it does make for a more appreciative bedtime Thanks for stopping in guys, Stay Silly!!
Well I haven’t gotten as much time in sewing today as I would have liked. I had a neighbour today in need of desperate help with his laptop, so I played around with that for a while (2 hours) to find he does not have a recovery disk ?? I will never understand how people bypass this, it saves a lot of money down the road! Anywho after which point when I did get to sewing,my serger needle decided to break. I can’t be too dissapointed it looked as though it had been around for ages and the sweater I was resizing (to fit a teddy bear for a sweet lady who’s Mother passed away) was quite thick! So that had to be put on hold until we packed the boys up and went to a trip to the ol’ WalMart. I know I hate that store and generally never set foot, but upon desperation I really had little choice. Got home in time to tidy, fix the needle, finish attaching one sleeve and then the bf had to go to ball practice, so I had two little boys to chase and feed and well I wish I could say they were a handful of distraction, but I mostly just got caught up playing puzzles and fake phones haha. Then we had a lovely visit from a friend we have not seen for about 7 months. Her 15 Yr old was in love with the Serger, but I did tell him what he really needs to do patches for his cadets would be a nice simple sewing machine. Even a portable mending machine would be ideal for him! So I am thinking that could be a gift for his summer or even is birthday! Hmmm . . . It would be cool to have a sewing buddy No one around here sews– it does get quite lonely. Anywho sad face behind us . . . My Give Away online is ending tomorrow noon. I have gotten some new likes and feel like it has been a success this far and just cannot wait to draw a name tomorrow All in all, been a pretty busy day and I doubt I will have the usual problem of just laying for hours before sleeping. Hope you all are having a great or had a great Tuesday! Stay Silly!
Hey so today is Monday, and for some people this is the start to their work week, but alas, today most have off as it is Victoria Day!! So enjoy your extra day off guys and gals!! Hope you enjoy it and it is either productive or slack as you want it to be
So last night I entered a Swap event hosted here http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/05/aswc-fabric-swap-sign-up/#comment-2896 .
I am so excited, I cannot wait to see who I am partnered with, and go shopping for them Also thinking of what little trinkets I can send with their fat quarters!! Going to be exciting I have never entered a swap before! If you have any interest I believe the close date for sign up is May 24th! I am sure there will be many many participants looking for partners! You also don’t have to feel obligated to be willing to ship internationally if you would rather ship to only US or Canada. I chose to do either, but just cause I thought it would be kind of fun to start a new friendship from anywhere over the globe! But in reality, who knows what shipping will accumulate too when it’s parcelled up and ready to land on her step
Anywho still working on my project on hand which is another gift set for a 0-3 mos girly! This time I went a little bold and am using a symmetrical pattern! I don’t use stripes much in fear of not lining the pattern up perfectly, but I figured the feeling of accomplishment will be worth overcoming the anxiety of it all! Here are the cuts so far, I want to add cute little snaps from babyville to the shoes! The circle on the right of the photo is for a yoyo to do a bigger silly headband. I am hoping it turns out in terms of lining up the pieces to be straight! Wish me luck! I am also trying to figure out how to do a boys diaper cover as well, but need to figure out what kind of material to make them just as cheesy as these little bum huggers! Anywho hope you are all having a great Monday, where ever you may be! Remember to stay Silly, the World will love you for it! I do x0x0
Well hello again, so I have a great project list starting as of tonight, so my blooging may have to wait for a while yet! I have an opportunity to participate in a table sale for June 30th! Which Is exciting and it is for a Women’s Tradeshow! Pretty pumped!! So I have some items I will be needing to put together within the next month! Obviously a rather large to do list will be in order!! It is going to seem endless for a while, but I am hoping to even sell a little but market a lot? If that came out right?? Well wish me luck, I imagine I will be around to update occasionally and perhaps I may even have a little bit documented.
I really need to find a niche in the blog world, as impossible as it seems right now! Stay Silly guys!!
Hello, sorry about the lack of activity, my little Handsome H has been having some health issues that will ofcourse always take priority over my scheduled projects. We have been trying to find a silver lining the last couple days, and will continue to do so! Our Ped right now has been less than helpful so we are trying to find alternatives to what should be a simple process. With that said, Daddy will be off work in the evenings this weekend so I may be able to sneak in a project or two the next couple days! Handsome H is holding up fine, was healthy going into the Doctors and by the time we came home and tried to implement some recommended changes, found that Handsome H clearly had none of those issues to begin with So today is fix what they did day and help him return to his handsome happy self Will defiantly get to posting this weekend (even should I have to wait til after midnight to do so). Hope everyone else is having a great start to their weekend where ever you are! Take care and enjoy!!
Confessions of an awful time manager.
Hey guys and gals, thanks for stopping by, I have not updated in a couple days as I have been working on some projects and trying to use up time wisely as I am most defiantly a crafter and not a blogger. In all honesty I have to use my sticky notes on my laptop to remind myself that I need to update this more often. Truth is between the boys and when the man is off work I don’t get too much time to work on my projects so I tend to forget to document or give up the notion to when I am crunched for time, and I absolutely cannot stand having a project started and left undone for too long. I am going to try to get some better habbits here that will allow me to be a little more blog happy. Right now the traffic is not really enough to keep me feeling like I need constant uploads and such, but always a dreamer right!! I have been in the mindset that as a SAHM I don’t get a big budget to enduldge in all the pretty and eyecatching materials that would turn out beautiful handmade items that I wish I could, but I can honestly say I work within my means. I hope to be able to do more soon for sure so I tell myself with every project “You have to start somewhere!”
Now, I have been a very lucky daughter as my Mother seems to spoil me lately on whim and thinks of me often. She is inspirational in so many ways and I have learned so much from her. She has taught me how to find great deals. I wanted to do something nice together for Mother’s Day and thought we never get to go out to eat just the two of us. Well, this is the type of women my Mother is . . . after we eat she decides that she has a special surprise for me and takes to me a house where a man had a house full of craft items. She wanted me to have a Serger that I did not have to take apart each time I try to use it. She found one . . . she got a great deal of $75 with 3 almost full serger spools of thread included. It runs nicely and is SO quiet. I also got to pick some fabrics, and lots of notions including 45mm and 25mm Rotary cutters with 2 replacement blade each, lots of ribbone and lace, a couple new machine foots, straight pins, Minky fabric, apron, dye, containers, cute bells, threads, and tons more. Pictures will defiantly follow, basically it adds up to about $400-$500 worth of things that will easily be used and this lady got it for $220 :0 Craziness right? She certainly did it. Pictures are below and that is just some and not all, as her stuff is left out as well as some smaller things I have already put away Will update with some projects I have been working on here in a few days!!
New Fabrics my Mama Bear got me today– Some Minky, Faux fur, and more!! The Minky will be used for some cute little stuffed owls I am already dreaming up different patterns!!!!
- Just some of the Notions my Mom got me!!! Rotary cutter with 2 replacement blades. Lots of Serger thread, tons of ribbon and lace, bells, dye and earrings and tons tons more!! The Earrings are mouse and cheese how adorable!!
Hey guys and gals, I don’t have any photos of projects today, as I really am just checking in quick- this week will be devoted to doing up some table projects for the Farmers Market. I am hoping to take a table the first or second week of June, or perhaps my birthday weekend even as a little pick me up (24 this year). It will be my first time setting up a table to sell my items! I really am hoping to have a decent variety of house items a few baby ones, and tons of silly. If anyone has any advice on table selling and attracting traffic, I would love to hear any and all you have to offer!
Where has the time gone, snow has been gone for long of now that it officially feels like Spring here on PEI! Even suppose to hit 18 by Sunday! Excciittedd! That will be an outdoor bubble and maybe even paint crafting day for the boys! So today I received my fabric.com order minus the babyville boutique book, but the snapper tool and flannel will be put to use by tonight for sure, Infact I already added a couple snaps to the nappy wallets I have featured in the previous post! So tonight I have to finish the details on about 3 or 4 more Diaper Holders, and I would like to get started on the flannel burp cloths as well! I have 2 girly ones to do for my Give Away on Facebook. Check it out on That’s Sew Silly on Facebook for more details! Even if you are not on PEI I will still be giving entries, and am more than willing to ship the set should you live anywhere else! I don’t believe in leaving anyone out because they are not local So keep an eye out on my FB page, contest starts May 15th.
Well tonight, I hope to be more than productive as I have some household shores to finish up on too! I also fell inlove with a new Pinterest business board check it out for sure cute ideas and lots of inspiration http://pinterest.com/babyvilleboutiq/
Anywho, off to further productivity of today! Check in later and update as much as I can. Have a great Tuesday everyone!