Sunday, February 23, 2014

Planes, Posters, and other things :)

First off-my camera cord came off of strike-so now I have photos!

Have you seen the movie Planes yet? 
It is pretty decent, all things considered. 
The plot has some pretty close ties to the original Cars film,
but overall it is a good, family movie night film. 

Needless to say, it has become rather popular here
at our house! And even though birthdays a re a bit off, 
one of the kids has decided on a Planes party.
Yes! I get to make stuff now!

So, the above photo is my attempt at 
"Pin the Prop on the Plane"
In case you haven't seen the movie, the plane
on the poster is the main character-special request 
from the Birthday Kid :)
Everything on the poster is paper, except for like, 
four lines I did with a marker. I am so excited
about this birthday-can you tell?!
Planes and I were already friends (remember my mural?)
so I was more than happy to get to play along! 

And the other thing I wanted to share with you 
is that Kid #6 has arrived! And they came home from the
hospital with a free diaper bag

I think we can all agree that this is a bit boring,
at least everyone at our house did....
So my mom gave it to me to make cool and kid-friendly!
Here's what I did:

Excuse my mad photo-taking skills, lol!
And that's all I have for you today,
than ks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Remember this?

So, I had a post all planned out.
And then my camera USB cord decided to run away.

Remember looking for stuff as a kid,
and you would tell your mom you didn't have it last 
(no one had it last!)
and she always said "well, I guess it just grew legs and walked off then!"
I always thought that would be cool.
Pretty sure Toy Story just fueled that idea.

Oh-remember VHS tapes?! 
They are the real reason we "rewind" DVDs now.

My mom got rid of all of our VHS tapes in the past year.
We had those two-tapes sets, for Fiddler on the Roof,
and Sound of Music. I was so sad, I loved those films.
On the bright side though, we can no longer
just pop in those insanely embarrassing home videos
of my sister and I singing music from the "Aristocats" in shower caps
and pajamas. We were so young. Don't judge.

I remember my mom always telling us to stop the tape 
before we rewound or fast forwarded parts we didn't like.
I never did know for sure why we had to do that....

Remember Barney tapes were white, with purple letters
and Blues Clues were (usually) orange (then they came out with that 
blue one and it threw everyone off) and green Veggie Tales....
Oh, how poorly animated the originals were. 

Remember ours were like this:

And then we were so thoroughly impressed with "Jonah", and the 

Pretty sure Larry had a lisp back then too....

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Puffy paint

Some people  never learn.
That would be me.
I have not learned that it is a bad idea to make 
giant messes and try new projects while
mom is out. 

Just for clarification-this one was not my idea.
My mom emailed me this happy little link
for puff paints, that said
"You could make this while I'm gone!"

I never learn.
But! We had fun.

We're thinking of taking our gallery on tour now that we are experts
at puff paint. 
I let each kid pick their best picture for the blog :)

Kid #5-it's a heart. definitely a heart.


Kid#3-couldn't decide which one was his best work,
so he chose two.

What? I tried okay, I tried so hard.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snow? Nope, just ice.

We had a little ice-over last night!
Complete with slightly droopy trees,
dropping temps, and a quick power flash!
Of course, our family was planning for sub-zero temperatures, with
the kids all hoping the power would go out. 
Remember wishing that as a kid? We were all like,
Oh! If the power goes out, then I won't have to do school tomorrow!
Now I was more like-if the power goes out,
then my laptop will die. Also, my sewing machine won't work.

It was still ice-y this morning, so I took some quick pics :)
I love how you can see the twists in the wire through the ice :)

My cow was all like-feed me.

Drooping hay-grass in the pasture

Okay, no idea what these are. But they look cool.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

In case you didn't know....

Nutella is awesome.
If you like nutella, then you are awesome.
If you give me nutella, then you are the best.

My logic is flawless, promise.

whenever i see this guy's face, i think of Brad Stein

pretty sure Frank Sinatra likes (liked?) nutella. if not, then he should.

yes, this post just became educational

In case you didn't know-you're awesome.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Paint fever, Baby flu

If you haven't seen the Pixar film "Up",
then I feel bad. Because this post is about "Up".
Well, at least the first part of it.

See this picture?
It is just one of the several reasons that movie is amazing.
Color, color, everywhere.
Wonderful animation.
Terrific storyline
Plenty of comic relief.
Summary: It's a great film! Go watch it.

This wonderful film (and namely the above quote/photo)
inspired me to pull out my fabric paints and freezer paper. 

I promise, it's almost addicting to take a plain,
$3.00 Walmart shirt, and make it something cool.
And, you can't tell in this picture (bad lighting, I know)
but the words have white marble/cloud things. 
I really wanted this shirt to be sky blue,
but...Walmart was out.

And, as for the second part of this post see here:
Baby stuff. It is literally everywhere.
This set is actually for a lady at our church though,
who asked me to make a set for her niece's baby :)
I love making baby stuff, because it's so...

So, the blue fabric has little signs that say "nap zone"
and little road blocks. *supercute*
and the back!!! I love this backing fabric. Like, a lot.

I did the baby shoes in the backing :) 

Okay-even as a child, I was always very concerned with my
footprints, and I would try to check and make sure my shoes would 
leave cool prints-not that the baby wearing these will be walking or anything...

HAHA! We've seen these thingys before-haven't we?

Bibs. I have a love/hate relationship with bibs.
On the one hand, they keep the kid sorta clean.
On the other, if they are too cute, I don't like to use them. 
Plus, when they get old enough to pull them off, they
end up getting painted with peas, and dunked in the bowl, then 
they wipe it in their hair.

Well, thanks for stopping by
-go make something....
or something.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

I finally made something!

Every so often, I need to break the monotony
of constant vest-making for my Etsy shop
And it's then that I check the projects I have bookmarked
in my "Sewing and crafts" file.

This week I made two of those lovely bookmarked crafts!
The first one was inspired by the Knit Heart Dress Tutorial <--click to see it

I really loved the dress, but I decided to add my own little twist to it!
I wanted the shape a bit more tailored, and little longer for Kid#5,
So I added a bodice, and box pleats to the skirt. 
It was looking a little plain though, so I did vertical ruffles down the bodice.

I also did 3/4 cuffed sleeves, and I decided to do the hearts differently as well,
just because one giant heart didn't look quite as lovely.

Kid #5 loved it, and she wanted to wear it to bed when I tried it on
for size! That's always the best feeling :)

Then-for Project#2, I made these Baby Mittens <-linked up here :)
She has such a fantastic tutorial with several pictures, so these were a breeze to make!

I ended up using the leftover knit from Kid#5's dress for the cuffs,
I love it when I can use up my scraps!

I loved this tute because they are lined (I used super-soft gray knit)
and there are no exposed seams anywhere!!!
Can't wait for Kid#6 to get here so he can wear them!

Thanks for stopping by-hope you got some craft-spiration!