Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm boring

Things are crazy around here.

I have nothing cool to update about...

But some day soon I hope that will change.

There will be baby shower crafts appearing here eventually.

And possibly some other exciting things.

We'll see.

P.S. I love Something Corporate. So so so much. We got to see them last weekend and it.was. awesome.


Thursday, August 12, 2010


I am obsessed with these bird mobiles, I'm pretty sure I've shown a picture of them before...

Seriously, I love it so much... and I WILL make one of these for my future child, I can tell you that right now.

The other day, after staring at these adorable birds for probably twenty minutes and wishing I had a bird mobile above my bed, I decided to try and make one.

The directions that I read said to hand sew these babies, but I used my sewing machine... so maybe that's why mine did not turn out as good as these did.

Here is my first attempt... I just grabbed some random fabric out of my box and cut the pieces.

Starting to pin it together... Blurry picture, sorry.

Finished bird!

I didn't realize until the next day when I decided to try another one that the tail is not supposed to be stuffed. So that is part of the reason why I felt my first one looked goofy. And I think I WAY over stuffed the entire bird, so it looks pretty lumpy.

The second one didn't turn out a ton better. And I wasn't too worried about making these look real nice because I'm just trying them out... so excuse the obvious seam on the tail.

I will try again another day. Tomorrow maybe. I am determined to get these right. It frustrates me so much when things don't turn out the way they are supposed to. Grr. Maybe I'll even try to hand sew one and see if it turns out better.

I'm kind of hoping it doesn't, because using the sewing machine is so much faster :) I didn't really take my time on either of these birds. And, like I said, I was just kind of messing around and trying it out. If I ever get serious about making a mobile, I will try a lot harder. But they are fine to make, so I'm having fun practicing :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Maybe I should stay up past my bedtime more often?

I am up so far past my regular bed time right now, I'm pretty impressed with myself. It is 11 PM... I haven't seen this time of day for a very long time.

How cool am I?

Anyways, I started making little ice cream cone name tags for the kids at work tonight. I don't really know why, or what we'll do with them... but they turned out pretty darn cute.

Thank goodness for this huge desk... I used to get so frustrated using my little card table because I would run out of room so easily and it was no fun. And I didn't feel like dragging out the nice camera so these pictures aren't too pretty.

But look how cute these little cones are. Thank goodness for Cricuts too. They are pretty fun.

Man, these pictures really are no good. It is hard to see these cones, but trust me... they're cute. Next week our theme is Ice Cream, and we get to have an ice cream party, and I am in looove with ice cream. Delicious.

Also, this isn't really worth sharing, but I'm doing it anyways. I bought this picture frame/magnetic dry erase board at a garage sale last weekend, and had no 8 x 10 pictures to put in it, so I just found a fun piece of paper that I was willing to sacrifice for this picture frame. I think it is cute in there... it's hanging on the wall now, but I haven't taken a picture of it up there yet.

And the last project of the day was a pretty random one. I have been wanting to make an abundance of baby booties just for fun, for gifts, or for whatever. They're just cute and fun to make. So I whipped up a pair... and when I say whipped up, I mean struggled over for far too long because I have serious issues with getting the elastic even on each shoe, and ended up cutting the wrong side of the elastic after I had finally gotten it sewed. So I cut it in half rather than cutting off the extra end of it. I'm smart.

But they're done, and most likely not wearable by any human baby because one of them is much tighter than the other one. But they're kind of cute, right? I'm not sure I would even put these on my non-existent child, but I think they're sort of cute... I hope.

I am really tired and I need to go to bed, but I was feeling pretty accomplished this evening and wanted to get this post over with.

Today was a good day. For lots of reasons.