Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shout out

I would like to give a GIANT, OVERSIZED, HUMONGOUS, THANKS to KIM at 733 custom blog design!!!
She is the one who restored my blog for me- out of the kindness of her heart! I can't tell her enough how grateful I am to her generosity! When she saw I was having technical difficulties, she offered to help. I emailed her my blog info late one night, and figured it would be a few days before she'd have time to help, but nope! - when I woke up the very next morning- my blog was fixed!!! Holly Cow Woman- you rock!!!
So- if any of you are looking for some custom blog design (I know I am!) Then stop by and check out her blog- she has amazing talent and great prices! Keep an eye out in the near future for my blog makeover- I just need to figure out what I want her to do first. :)

Friday, December 10, 2010


I need professional help- I can't figure this out!
Somehow I have erased my blog template and I can't get it back!!! This is why I shouldn't be allowed to touch computers...Have no idea when I will have a cute blog again. :( I have lost all my linky things, my followers, everything!!! I HATE computers sometimes! Feel free to cry and pull your hair out with me!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

American Girl Doll

The dreaded birthday wish at our house was the American Girl Doll! For the past 4 years I have been crossing my fingers that she wouldn't want one, but it didn't work this year! :( Seeing as how the doll alone ate up more than we spend on birthdays, my daughter wasn't getting anything else. What fun is a doll without clothes to change though? Thanks to JoAnnes and their $1 patterns, I picked up a few of the 18" doll patterns by Simplicity. I got enough fabric for a pair of jeans and a shirt for less than $2- and went to town! I decided to duplicate my daughters favorite outfit- because I knew she would wear it on her birthday. Good thing I was right! It was priceless seeing her open her doll, and the surprise on her face when she saw they matched!!!
The simplicity doll patterns were super easy to do, and I am excited about making more!
For the shirt, I just found a pattern that was close enough (it was a basic peasant shirt- and I just added elastic to the waist band and then I just added the ruffles and sequins to match my daughters shirt) So Cute!!!
I LOVED doing the stitches on the jeans - so easy and cute!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rag Stockings

When I told my husband that I wanted to make our stockings, his only request was that they be BIG! So BIG they are! :) (better for stuffing!) I made the first three stockings six years ago, when we only had our baby Rachel. From the get-go I decided to make them all different so that I wouldn't have the stress of buying enough fabric, or having a surprise child later on, and having to do a stocking that didn't match- so I eliminated that problem by just making them as the kids come! I love our stockings- and I especially love how you can tell how the styles of fabric have changed over only a few years! :) Mine is the not-so-cute red and green, my husbands favorite color is blue, so that is his, then it goes in order from our oldest daughter to our two younger boys.
I have saved the pattern so that with each kid I just have to make a new one. They are so fast, simple, and inexpensive to make.

If you would like a pattern, I will send it to you for $3 (to cover paper and shipping costs) I will cut it out of sturdy cardstock and I will mark the joining seams, and include basic instructions. Happy Holidays!!!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Extra Vinyl

So I learned that vinyl should be left to the professionals! :) While cutting the vinyl for the stockings were hung sings, I made a mistake and cut it too big. If anyone would like to buy the vinyl from me, I will sell it at cost = $9. You can still use it on a 4 foot sign like the ones we made, you will just have to leave out the word "all" and the "..." at the end. So it will read. "the stockings were hung" Plus I have extra stars that you can disperse around the lettering to make it extra festive. I have sold 2 already, so I have 5 left if anyone is interested. I don't think it would cost more than a dollar or two to mail either.
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