Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I miss you.......oh how I miss you!

I miss my cupcakes!!

So I decided to really watch how I ate. I decided to eat 5-6 small meals every three hours through out the day. I started this on Sunday. So far so good. I have noticed I don't crave junk food because I am always full. And I drink lots of water. It's very much like the Body For Life plan. I also give myself one free day to eat WHATEVER I want. The only thing I haven't done is working out................I need to dust off my DVDs and decide which one I want to do! Okay really I don't want to do any of them but I guess I should.
Saturday I made sure I ate BAD. I wanted to get all the junk food I could in. I finished the day off with something I love. CUPCAKES. I made strawberry cake cupcakes. They were so good. I didn't eat them all, I decided to freeze some to save for my next free day. :-)
Aren't they cute!

Just look at them all. Sitting so pretty and colorful.

Oh my!! Mouth watering................
My daugther did the sprinkles. So pretty!
Hope your day is going great..........if not go eat a cupcake then it will all be better.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Push Up the cat

The other day I was outside taking some pictures and my furry little boy Push Up was in a playful mood. Happy Monday everyone!

I love to lay on hard rocks and dirt!

I can roll up like a ball..... I can!

I can roll me.
Here I come...........

Yay me, I did it....told you I could roll over.

I can play shy too.

And I can be the most handsome looking stud cat on the block!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I love Mail

So yesterday I received the fabric I ordered from Home Grown Pillows over at Etsy. LOVE IT!!
I also picked up some other fabric and supplies at a local fabric store. Just look at the fabric. I love fabric......I have a hard time cutting into new fabric. It's too pretty to cut.......!

This weekend I will be cutting into that pretty fabric. I have 5 seat cushions to cover for a friend of mine, and I have a custom purse order to get started on.

I am waiting for one more package to get here next week from another Etsy seller I order key fob hardware from. I heart Etsy sellers!!

Have a great weekend......!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Little Mini Key Fobs

Just look at these cute mini key fobs!!

The mini size is great to hold over your fingers, or the perfect size to slide into your pockets. They can be tossed into your everyday purse.

Size ~Fobs are 1.25" wide and approximately 3" long with a heavy duty nickel hardware and a spilt ring for keys. Please check out my shop for more fun items.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung! Okay, not really but I am so ready for it to get here. Last week we had 70 degree weather, it was so nice to see and feel the sunshine. This week....well, it's a whole other story. It's back to 50 degrees!!! COLD!
I love the spring because we get our vegetable garden ready, do yard work with out freezing, wear flip flops with jeans, buy a new pair of sunglasses, smell the food cooking on the grill, playing in the back yard with Shelby, start talking about vacations we want to take, watching blooms opening up......and more!

I have a few little blooms popping out!!!

Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Don't you hate it when you have to.....

Dig and dig around in your purse to find your keys?? Well I have a solution for that.

Wristlet key fobs are a stylish way to carry your keys.

They make great gifts for teenagers, teachers, teachers aid, your hairstylist, secretary's, Mom's, sisters and friends.

They can be easily worn on your wrist or carry comfortable in your hand. Toss it into your everyday bag. Easy to spot in your bag, so no more digging around to find your keys.

Long Lasting ~I created this key fob in a heavy duty cotton webbing with a high quality ribbon. The ribbon has been heat bonded and top stitched for long lasting use.Size ~Fobs are 1.25" wide and approximately 6" long with a heavy duty nickel hardware and a spilt ring for keys. You can find it HERE.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My handbag is featured.....

What....two post in one day!!!
I just had to share that my one of my handbags was featured over at Thanks so much Debbie for featuring it. You made my night!! Please stop over at her blog and see all the wonderful people she has featured and read her great blog.

Have a great weekend.

Love is in the air.....

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Okay I know it's not Valentine's day until tomorrow but it sure feels like it is here. Shelby made up 9 goody bags with candy to give to her close friends today at school. I think they turned out really cute.

Oh and she has a "boyfriend" too. It's so cute to hear her giggle and smile when he calls. Major crushing going She wanted to get him something so she picked it all out herself. She got him a heart shape box with candy and a cute little stuff dog. She even picked out a cute gift bag to put it in.

I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Valentine's Day!!! Go out and spread the love........!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Don't you love this sassy handbag??

It will have you standing out in the crowd for sure. I love the zebra print. I added a cute pink fringe to add some sassy style to it. You can read more about this bag at ETSY.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New bag in shop

I listed this new bag in the shop yesterday. I just love it. It's made with Michael Miller Fabric designed by Patty Young called Andalucia - Birdie Damask Earth. It's such a pretty fabric.

You can read more about this bag and other ones here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Slow Start

I am having one of those's starting off slow. So this morning I decided to go even slower. Yes, I decided to take my time at breakfast. I wonder if I am the only one that scuffs down breakfast without even knowing what it taste like, just so I can get the day started. If I don't then it seems I don't really get a lot done.

It was nice to slow down, taste the bagel, and not to worry about my "to do" list.

Right now I am loving plain bagels with Strawberry cream cheese. While eating I looked through my favorite sewing book. Anna Maria Horner has a wonderful new book called Seams to Me. It's all about sewing and has projects to do too!

I just LOVE this pillow. So Spring like, and I am so ready for Spring. Bring on the warmer weather. I hope to make some cute pillows for my living room.
I think it's so fun to create with fabric. I like the way Anna Maria Horner used frames, fabric and buttons to add style to decor. Too cute!
I need an apron.....I make a mess when I cook. I like this one!
Well, I am at the end of the book, the bagel is almost gone, and the coffee needs a refill. I guess it's time to speed it up and get that laundry washing, dishes loaded into the dishwasher and make my way into my workroom and turn on the sewing machine.
Have a great day!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

It went from plain to darn cute......

So I had this red hand towel that I like to put out in February (for Valentine's) and in the month of December (for Christmas). It was just plain red....... I wanted to add a little something to it. I wanted it to be cute....ok?

So in about 20 minutes later I had it looking too cute!!!

I love polka dots and I had this cute red ribbon with white dots in my ribbon basket and I got excited when I saw it in there, I knew right away what I was going to do with it......!
*(I don't know why, but in this pic my wall looks yellow, it's not, it's a sandy color tan, like the first picture!)*

I love the way it turned out so I am going to share the way I did it.....just in case you want cute hand towels too.
Step 1: Supply list
1 hand towel
heat bond (you can find this at walmart or Joann's)
sewing machine and matching thread (if you don't sew I will add how you can do it at the end)

Step 2:
Wash your towel and dry it first. Then lay ribbon across the towel (where you want the ribbon to be) to see what length you will need. I went a little longer than the towel.

Step 3:
Take your heat bond and iron it to the back of the ribbon. Let it cool and then peel off the paper backing, it will leave the sticky glue on the ribbon. **I used the head bond that was smaller than my ribbon because I am also sewing the ribbon and I didn't want any glue at the edges where I am sewing, so my needle will not get sticky. If your heat bond tape is wider than the ribbon just cut it down on the sides.**

Step 4:
Turn ribbon right side up and place where you want it to go and iron it down. **I didn't iron the ends down b/c I am sticking them under the edges of the towel like in step 5.**
I took my seam ripper and open the little folded over edge (just enough to fit my ribbon ends into) open and stuck my ends into it and folded it back closed.

Step 6:
Stitch the ribbon down both sides, once getting to the end of one side, stitch down the folded over part to close up the opening.

Step 7:
Cut all strings and go hand up and step back and admire your cute hand towel.
It's SO easy and fast too!!
****Okay if you don't have a sewing machine, well you can still have cute towels.****
First cut ribbon so you have a 1inch extra on each side of the towel. (Basically 2 inches longer that the towel, you will want 1 inch on each side to fold over). NOW take a lighter or match and heat seal the ends. To do that just light the lighter and hold the end of the ribbon across the flame, it will melt the ends of ribbon. BE CAREFUL!!!!

This picture shows how to heat seal the ribbon ends.
You add the heat bond to the back of the whole ribbon. (If your ribbon is wider than the heat bond tape, just cut an extra piece of HB tape to fill in) Let cool and then peel off paper backing.
Place ribbon right side up, leaving a 1 inch on each side, and iron down. Let cool, and then turn over and iron the 1 inch on each side down to the back of the towel. Let cool , then hang it up to look at and it's ready to be used.
I hope you get the chance to make some!!!! If you do I would love to see pictures of them and let me know if you have any questions about this tutorial.....!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blog Award!

Yesterday I received a pretty blog award from Marie at A day in my and more. Thanks Marie!!
I hope you will visit her blog....she has a cute little Mini Schnauzer name Peanut.

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."

So here are my 8 bloggers I enjoy reading.

1) Cthings She has beautiful jewelry!
2) SimplySaidCards She has pretty cards, and she just had a little baby!
3) Flytie I think this lady is so talented. She creates beautiful dresses with the most pretty fabric.
4) Moxylyn She makes very pretty journals.
5) Bookwormz She makes the cutest book wormz .....go check them out!
6) Michelle She likes scrap booking and quilting and I enjoy reading her blog.
7) Lucky Ladybug Designs She likes to crochet and make jewelry too.
8) Tins and Treasures I love reading her blog. She has some yummy looking recipes too!

I am so glad I have blog friends. I have enjoyed getting to know each of you.....if your name isn't on the list please don't worry, I love reading yours too! I do! :0)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


We woke up to some more snow. It's only about 1-1/2 inch, but very pretty. They didn't have to cancel school but did go in on a 2 hour delay. So I took some pictures this morning and on the way to carry Shelby to school.

I love the pics of Push Up playing in the snow and the railroad track photo is nice too!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Birthday

My Dad, my nephew and one of my sister's neighbor all have birthdays this month. So we got together at her house and had lunch to celebrate all the birthdays at one time. We had fun!!

I love this picture of my Dad and my daughter. He has that look like he was doing something he shouldn't be.......maybe opening a gift earlier than suppose too!! You see, he is like a kid when it comes to opening gifts, especially at Christmas time.

At my sister's house.....That's my brother over there beside my Dad and Shelby. And if you look really hard you will see my sisters foot at the bottom corner and mine above hers.

This is my nephew that has a birthday today too!!! How cool is it to share your birthday with your Papa......

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you both!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Computer Update

My daughter and us were so happy to see the laptop come on and work. My husband cleaned it really good and cleaned all down under the keys. He's the best...............!!

Hubby cleaning under the keys

Making sure the keys weren't sticking. The milk was spilt over the corner up to letter D, where my husbands hand is.....

My daughter back with her laptop.....happy as ever!!