Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Winter Snow Day Fun!

Building "Dora's Town"...


We started with this...


and this...


and ended up with this (template). 


This was just the beginning though!

Added some Washi tape, black cardstock, printed online building templates, 
(found here, here & here)



my old "Cowboy & Indian" figurines (from the early 80's), 



some animals, princesses, cars, Boots & Dora and tada! 


 You have....

DORA'S TOWN!





Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine's Day Fun

Yesterday was a snow day and me and the girlie got to spend the day together. It flew by rather quickly actually and we didn't have a whole lot to show for it. No house cleaning got done, not much cooking worth talking about, no catching up on work, not even any shoveling and our trip to town got cancelled. But, we did manage to begin decorating for Valentine's Day!
Heart Garland - So Easy and Cute!

Made Tissue Paper Flowers for hanging on the wall!

Made homemade ornaments to hang on our "fake" evergreens! haha!

After leaving them to dry overnight, we painted them! The heart was made from August's fingerprints. 

And this is how it all turned out! When the lights are turned down low, it's quite peaceful and a little whimsical!
(Note: "My Valentine" and frame was added using the Beautiful Mess App.)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Well summer is flying by and me and the girlie are having lots of fun. I haven't had much time to sew though. There's just so much more to be doing; bike rides, playhouses, pools, walks, baking, drawing, and so on....

I did get a few days a couple of weeks ago to create some new zipper "cassette" pouches. They are available at Urchin Art Materials & Papery on Water Street, St. John's. 





I have a bunch more items to get to... new block printed bibs, cross-over bags, shoulder bags and materials to source for new products but there's just not enugh time in the day! Stay at home mom's have as little time as working moms for getting things done for themselves. 

I finished up a zippered cross-over bag for myself today. It's my first attempt at a recessed zipper closure and I had started it ages ago but was having some difficulty getting my sewing machine to sew through the thick layers neatly. I had tried using the walking foot but found it very clumsy. After reading several articles online about how amazing the walking foot is and several people telling me as well, I finally gave it another try! And they're right! It works wonders! I have been doing some research on buying a more heavy duty/industrial strength machine but my Janome is getting me by for now.
I'm thinking I should add a block print on the front grey panel...maybe a feather?
Anyways, that's it for now...
Hope my next update/post won't be so far in the future as this one was!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Summer Fun with August

Making pancakes...

Rides in the woods...

Playing in the pool...

Baking cookies...

And of course, eating the cookies...

I'm so lucky to be able to spend my summer days with this little girlie!

Summer Days with August

Walking in the busy-bee flowers...

Playing with GOOP...

Caplin watching...

Building sand castles...


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Etsy Update

I have a few new items in the Etsy shop today...

I am also beginning to add my block printed cards to the shop. I have two in the shop currently. Looking to add more as the week goes on, so keep checking back.