Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Mugs

Hey, Mother's Day is around the corner and I am excited. I am always excited when I get close to a holiday that involves making crafts, and this time I picked a craft that was a "Pinterest Fail" for me in the past, modified it and it turned out awesome!!

So you may have seen the Nail Polish Mugs that were a big hit about 2 or 3 years ago ... well, mine just wouldn't turn out right. They look like a goopy mess. The project has been known to have parameters that can alter your outcome such as temperature of the water, the type of nail polish, etc. Mine were so bad that I didn't even blog about them, and you know I would have been really frustrated to not at least make a comedic post about it. I think one came out right and I gave it to one of my grandmother's for Christmas. They have to love stuff their grand kids made, doesn't matter how old the grandchild is (mid-30s).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time for Tea (Towels) ...

When I first got married, I had just started stitching tea towels. When I lived alone before we were married, I loved having holiday and seasonal towels in the kitchen. When I started cross stitching tea towels, I loved how quick they were and I found lots of free and budget-friendly projects that fit both seasonal and holiday themes and some that could be altered to fit several.

Friday, April 21, 2017

I Am Terrible, Horrible, No Good ...

I am a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad ... at finishing projects.

I haven't always been, there was a time when I finished what I started in a timely manner. When my husband left for his first deployment, I used crafting and cross stitch to keep me busy, and I finished a lot of projects that year .. and the year of the second deployment. 

Now, I didn't complete them all, there were some large projects that I'd set aside because I needed a change, but I made vintage-style ornaments for Christmas, stitched matching kitchen towels and pot holders, and other home decor projects. I hadn't started quilting at that point, though I had as a teen since my mom was a quilter.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This Kid has My Creativity but His Own Style

This week I have not had any time to do anything craft-related. There has been a lot of work and charity things to do this week and cleaning after Easter activities. This morning was the Volunteer Thank You Breakfast at Lil Monkey's school. He was so worried last night that he made a thank you card and that I wouldn't get it.

I didn't know what he meant until I got there this morning and saw that each child in the school in 1st and 2nd grade had made a card ad they had mixed them all up and decorated the long tables with cards down the centers. All I knew was that his card was blue ... I was slightly panicked.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Adventures 2017

What a wonderful Easter weekend we have had! Its always a joy to be able to spend extra time with your family, and this weekend was no exception! 

I think Lil Monkey may be get to the last years of believing in the Easter Bunny by we will both continue to hold on to letting each other believe there is still magic as long as possible. A week or so ago he made a "letter" from the Easter Bunny and left it for us to find. It was so sweet.

I spent some time organizing the studio this weekend and found his kitchen towel and pot holder I made a few years ago. It never ceases to make me smile when I see it. I want to say the pattern was on the Commonthreads/DMC website, but I can't be sure. I can't find it on there now.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Follow Me On Bloglovin'!!

Hello Blog Reader! I hope your Easter weekend is kicking off with lots of fun and family! I have finally found a little time today to work on my studio and blog while my husband and son take friends fishing. I'm not sure how much time I have considering they two dads are juggling two excited 7-year-olds!

I got a set of 8-Sterile totes to organize most of my craft supplies. Surely I won't fill them all, right!?! We'll see! That's post for next week.

I will tell you that I finally got around to doing what I push my blogging-clients to do, sign up for a blog feed site, in my case Bloglovin'!