Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Take Me Back Tuesday

I hate it when I can't find what I am looking for. I searched and searched for photos of my sister Melissa with us 3 older kids. My sister Stacy or mom must have them. I need some copies if that is the case. This is what I did find.
There is Melissa in the front carrying the teddy bear that is as big as her:) You can't see her sweet little face in this one, so I did some more searching and found this. Stacy and Melissa a little bit older. Are they not so cute?! Look at how proper Melissa is sitting. She is still like that. I love it:)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I have a few random things to share. Matt took these 3 fishing for the opener on Saturday. They woke up at 4a.m. :/ I managed to roll out of bed to hug them all good-bye and wish them good luck. As soon as they walked outside it started pouring rain! I secretly was hoping that they would turn around and come back in (what can I say I am a mother and felt bad that they were going to be wet and cold). They had a good time and came back by noon when dad had had enough of fishing with 3 young kids who needed him to do everything for them. Look at their little faces:)Little Miss Ava May turned 9 on Monday! I can't get over how old all my kids are getting. Every year goes by faster and faster. We just had a little cake and ice cream her real fun will be at the end of the month when she gets to have a party with her friends. Preston is loosing more teeth and now has a goofy little grin, but lovable:)

I added some NEW bookends to the shop yesterday.I have used big buttons like these on a bookend before. It turned out really cute:)

I made a rag doll with these fabrics last year and forgot how much I LOVE them together. So CUTE!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

And then there were 3:)

WOW, 2 weeks in a row!!

Take Me Back Tuesday!

Our sister Stacy was born:) I am 4, Adam is almost 2 and Stacy is NEW:)Here we are a little older and the same ugly couch.

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

New in the shop!

Yesterday I added a few NEW Hoots to the shop!I LOVE this bookend! There is just something so right about pink and black together:)It has been awhile since I have had these LARGE owls in the shop. This green and pink fabric by Amy Butler is to die for! Chenille is a hot seller in the shop! Meet Lemon the Owl!Amy Butler and Riley Blake for this hoot. I don't know if I have more Riley Blake fabric or Amy Butler, but I love them both.

Another cute Riley Blake owl:)

Come check them out in the shop today!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Take Me Back Tuesday

As my kids grow and get older (and me:)) I tend to think about what I was like at their ages. This morning I was looking through old photo albums and the ones that brought the most emotion were the ones with my dad. Even though I am an adult I still feel like my dad's little girl quite often. Plus, he was so handsome so it is fun to look at him back in the day:)

It was really hard to pick one, but this is the one I will share.

There were no dates or ages on the back so I will guess. I might be 3 and my brother Adam must be 1. It was my dad's birthday so he must be about 24. The photo just brings a smile to my face:)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Remember when............

Remember when you were a preteen and all you wanted to do was be just like your friends? Every night Carmen has me french braid her hair after her shower so it will be crimpy (even though her hair is curly and beautiful). She set a trend and now her friends are all going to school with the same hair:)

The other day she had a couple friends come over after school and this is what they looked like walking home.Notice the same school bags? They were all giggling because I was going to pick them up, but they wanted to walk so I followed them and snapped some pictures with my phone.

I made them turn around so I could snap some more. They were being too silly to get a really good one.Speaking of silly....................I have tried and tried to get a good picture of myself by taking it the mirror:/ This will have to do. kiss kiss:)))

On another note, I added 4 bookends to the shop today!! Can you guess my favorite?

Trying to get back to the blogging thing. We will see how it goes:))

Friday, May 6, 2011

What Have I Been Doing???

It has been a LONG time since my last blog post:/ I do have good reasons. The biggest one is my family, it is really hard to find time to blog or to do the computer stuff. A mom of 5 keeps me busy and well they also take over the computer. I Sew Lucky keeps me busy which is a good thing:) Annnd, I have been on a few little house kicks lately.I have rearranged these items 85 times. Ok, maybe not 85 times, but close. If I had it my way I would paint this breakfast hutch white. I do love it, this was the biggest reason I fell in love with this house. The mantel has been rearranged a million times as well. The think is, it is just not right. I know what I want to do with it now, but we will see when I get around to that.

Another thing I have been up to is making pillows for the house. Do you see them in the back there? Some on the bench and some on couch.These two are my favorite. I would love to make a quilt with the brown fabric.
The quilt I did make is this one. I also made like 5 pillows to match and realized way too much of these colors in one place. Oh well, they are comfy.
This is the biggest quilt I have made. It is ALOT of fabric to work with. I bought the fabric on a Monday and finished on Saturday. I was in the zone with this project.
Here is the back fabric. After all that cutting and sewing the squares together I like the this side the best. Annnd I realized it doesn't match the living room very well. At least it covers the ugly brown couch. I would really LOVE a white slip cover. Probably not a good idea with 5 kids. Darn:/

Believe it or not I have made some NEW owls for the shop and have filled orders. It has been awhile since I had these bigger hoots in the shop that have a lot of details. Buttercream the Owl
Raspberry the Owl
Chaz the Owl

Hopefully I will have time to add some bookends to the shop today. I may end up just enjoying this nice sunny day because it looks like we are not going to see the sun for awhile after today:((

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you mama's!