April 26, 2011

Dig it

I'm "digging" these gorgeous colors spots everywhere in our backyard. I finally got this gardening thing down (I think.)
I'm embarrassed to tell you how many rose bushes I killed. Yikes! Don't even go there. But I'm determined to be able to grow roses. I have more hope this time around than ever before.

I love looking out our windows and see Spring colors popping up everywhere.
I went to Lowes today and got some Celosia. I will probably do some more planting tomorrow. The smell of soils, getting my hands in the dirt, breaking the earth down, watering, pruning, ahhh I'm in heaven. I'm telling you I'm a bit odd when it comes to what is considered relaxing to most people! It's so relaxing to me. My husband catches me in the backyard just staring at my flowers all the time. hehe

I get to enjoy all of these hobbies before baby No. 2 arrives. I blame it on "nesting" everyday is a new project!

April 21, 2011

Perfect Afternoon Sweets

This afternoon Z and I decided to bake some cookies and cut up some fresh fruits. Mommy has sweet tooth and so does he! When I was trying to take pictures for the blog he wanted to get into some of the action too. I gave in and gave him point and shoot camera. (shhhh don't tell sugar daddy)
He looks like he knows what he was doing. This is the first time trying out Brown Butter and Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Cookies. OMG! These are delicious... but the best part is the smell (brown butter goodness.) It's not like your typical chocolate chip cookies recipe so give it a try. I didn't have the fancy French sea salt so I used the regular sea salt and the cookies turned out just fine.

He was elated with the results and couldn't wait to dive right in!

So the big question is...

Whose melon is BIGGER? hehe =)

April 20, 2011

Hooter Hider by Me

I must put it out there that my husband is the most patient/supportive person ever! I always come up with projects after projects and he has been so supportive! My sewing machine has been on our dining table for weeks! Pile of fabric and scraps are everywhere! Not a word of complaint!

He knows that at the end of the day, "crafting" is what makes me sane!

So what did I sew? A hooter hider!
(I made this a few weeks ago but forgot to post.)
I got the tutorial from here.
I didn't follow the instruction to the T but close enough. I made some changes; added the lining and bow instead of d-ring.

April 15, 2011

Word Book - "Stella"

Here's another mini album I created using SCAL! Don't get me wrong I love my Cricut cartridges and all but I loooove looove SCAL. It will cut true type fonts among other things!

This mini album is for my friend's daughter. We are due one week apart! Pretty cool huh?

(Sorry about the lighting and a boring narrator!)

April 13, 2011

Another Favorite

As I was browsing around the world wide web I stumbled upon this gorgeous color; CORAL!

(click on the picture for more info)

It's officially another one of my many favorite colors!

Now I'm inspired... I need to be inspired in a responsible way though. Maybe it's not a good idea to go on a Coral Shopping Spree. I can definitely go on a treasure hunt in my craft room and create something that screams coral!
Maybe that's what I should do even though it's almost 9pm. I will definitely keep you posted if I make anything coral. This color makes me happy and I thought I should at least share it with you.

April 10, 2011

Easter Egg Shadow Box

I found some cheap paper mache egg from Hobby Lobby awhile back and I finally had time to jazz it up.

I will upload video via YouTube and explain how I made it.
So stay tune!

Go ahead and gather your supplies together. There should be some sale going on in your Spring/Easter section at your favorite crafts store!

Dress Version 2.0

Here's another dress that I made. The original pattern can be found here.

April 7, 2011

New Trends Alert!!!

I just saw the new collection at my local Michael's tonight!
Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the "BRAVISSIMO" line by Making Memories!

To be honest I'm not sure if I'm in love with this collection or not. The price point isn't friendly to my pocketbook either. It might grow on me. My thoughts on these were I can make my own for a lot cheaper and maybe cuter!

Can we say rosette on steroids!? We will be seeing a lot of rosettes, award ribbons, wands, streamers, sentiments, banners, and medals.

So what do you think of this collection? Love, hate, or indifferent?
I wanna know!!!

Oh and by the way Studio G (ditto line) has some new cling stamps and ink pads.