Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Not so fun

I've hemmed 3 pairs of Ryan's pants...that may not feel like much, but it's a huge nagging project off of my to-do list. I make him buy things that are too long because they are so cheap (like these pants, which I got an additional 45% off...$9 for a pair of pants for work is not too shabby). I always promise to hem them. Sometimes it just takes me 6 months (or 3 years as was the case the first time I learned to hem).

Today was going to be a "start-drawing-Teagan's-tree-mural" day. That's up next. I think.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Rainbow Cake

I woke up this morning with the "guilty mom" feeling. Today was T's 2nd birthday and we had nothing planned. Yes, her presents have been wrapped for months (thank goodness, I was exhausted from our flight yesterday), but nothing else was planned. No party. No cake. No friends. She is only two after all. But I quickly remembered this. And then I decided to be a good mom & make her a cute cake. She even kissed the oven door as it was baking & loved pointing out all of the colors. So cute!

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Ready to Fly

Three more dolls ready to head to DC. Two as gifts for my friends & T's...because you know that two two-year old girls might battle over just one doll. And wouldn't you?

And while running some last minute errands at Target, I saw many pieces of the new Liberty of London stuff. I might be in love, especially with this line that T's new piggy bank is in. I got a cute box in this line too, which fits perfectly into her nightstand. I'm hoping that no one else likes it so that I can buy their bedding set on clearance and cut it up to make my own quilt. Wishful thinking has never hurt anyone.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Perfect Gift

That little baby quilt that my mom made for Teagan...made with pinks & light icy blue & browns & all sorts of colors that look great in T's new room. It will definitely be inspiration for good things to come. Now, if I only thought I had time tomorrow, I would work on these two things--Lincoln and Obama. Wouldn't they be perfect for our trip to DC?
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Time for Beds

Today was project day, in a big way. Teagan's room was pastel sage (think ugly mint) is now a pretty, icy blue (thanks in no part to our own efforts mind you...a big thanks to some lovely friends who auctioned off their services!). This bed was black this morning and is now white. Love spray paint. Don't love the cramp in your hand leftover from using six cans. On to the tree mural...and painting the nightstand...and finding a new dresser...and doing something cool with her lamp. I thought about painting it pink, but I might be too boring. I may just do something cool to the lampshade instead.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

To repurpose or not...

I bought this fantastic tablecloth months ago at Target (75% off score!) with the intention of using the fabric for various craft projects. But then I contemplated using it for it's intended purpose. It would be an awfully cute spring time tablecloth...and it would make the most darling Market Skirt. Why on earth didn't I buy two? I'm going to tell myself that it was the only one...it will make me feel better...and it's probably the truth anyway. As much as I need a new tablecloth, I think the cute skirt is maybe going to win.
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A New Home for my Netbook

A little bit of product placement, yes. Because Ryan works for HP. But both of us think his MacBook is far superior. That aside, here is the new home for my netbook from the tutorial found here. I think I'd do it next time more like a diaper clutch or stocking so that the lining inside had more of a finished edge. If I'd noticed the unfinished insides earlier, I may have changed it. But it works for now.

Ryan hopes this little sleeve means I will use my netbook more (instead of commandeering his Mac)...likely, that will not be the case. At least it will be cushioned and accessible on my flight to DC next week!

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Doll Has a Name!

I feel like I've made it in the world. Not sure if I should be more flattered that I made it to Sarah's blog, or that "Simone" had her own photo shoot. Either way, I feel like I won an Oscar myself tonight.

No projects this weekend. Had too much fun visiting with old friends on Saturday. And enjoyed a Sunday afternoon nap today. Perhaps I'll tackle something tomorrow.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I hired someone today...

to paint Teagan's bedroom. No picture needed of the huge smile on my face. (Oh, and the money will help send the girls to camp!)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Toy Bag

Great idea in theory & such cute fabric from Hobby Lobby. But now that my Mega Bloks are in the bag? Not so user friendly. I believe the blocks will find a nice new home in a basket under our coffee table.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oh. My. Heavens.

I just keep saying that...over and over and over again. "Oh. My. Heavens." This is SO cute. It's not perfect (nor finished...need elastic in the bottom)...but I LOVE it. And look at the sleeve! They look professional (well, they are...from the Gap...from the bottom of the shirt that shrunk too short for Ryan's taste).
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

For a Boy!

To be clear, this is for someone else's Boy. No bun in the oven here.
I love blogland. I love all of the great ideas out there. I love the idea of re-purposing items in our Goodwill bag. And, I especially love free patterns & tutorials...just like this one.
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Monday, March 1, 2010

Define Project?

I think laundry should count as a project. Especially 5 loads.
*Please don't mind Kai's unmentionables. We sure do go through a lot of those.*
But in case I'm not counting laundry, which I think I do, I did make my first Texas sheet cake (after being in Texas for almost FOUR years now!). It's Pioneer Woman's recipe and Kai "rubbed his tummy" it was that good. This is in celebration of the finale tonight of a beloved show. Who will win? Vienna? Tenley? Only Reality Steve can tell us. And heading to get that link, I see that he had a nearly 2 hour interview with Roz! Perhaps too much Bachelor is getting in the way of my crafty projects. Forgive me.
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