Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PJ fun

So here's a few pics of how the pjs turned out for the birthday girl. I used the pattern from Habitual however did use buttons instead of ties so that it didn't come off if she was a mover in her sleep. I did find a site (not sure I bookmarked it) that said how to make bias tape, it really is easy to do.

For the pants, I used a pattern found on JCaroline Creative. It is a pattern for a smaller size, so added about 2" to all sides (it's for a smallish 4 year old). And they're great for her. Added a small back pocket so you could tell which was the back easy, and for fun (everyone loves pockets right?) Then to tie shirt to the pants, added the border at the bottom.

Next up, is my first purse. Then I'll have to make some pjs for my daughter, she really likes the way these ones turned out. I think I'm starting to get the hang of this sewing thing!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Pattern

So here is a pic of the new pattern I've been working on. I have two different patterns in one with this one, but haven't gotten the other pic taken. They are both rocket ships. The bottom wings are different however. I like them both, but I know my hubby likes this version a little bit better. Although not the colors of this particular one. Hoping to have the pattern listed in the shop by the end of the week.

This one was made for my daughter, gotta love the pink and purple! Made one for my son as well. His is gray, white and blue. Oh and I've been playing a little bit with photoshop. Thought it'd be a fun background to use.

In the mean time, my kids are going to a sleepover birthday party. Should be fun for the kids, feeling bad for the adults! Lots and lots of kids 4 and under. Brave souls. Figured since it was a sleepover party, I'd make the birthday girl some pajamas. Found a few patterns online to try out. Will share once the pjs are complete.

Also have plans to sew up a purse for my mom. She bought a ticket and is coming out for a visit in less than 2 weeks! So excited to get to spend some time with her. Feels like forever to get to spend time just us girls. Although I will have to share her with my brother, being that he's a Navy man living out here in SD as well. Shoulf be a fun visit.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Here come the Elephants

Received our elephant tote in the mail yesterday. My daughter was very happy with the addition to her purses. She said it would be great for the next time we go on a walk. She'll be able to carry snacks for her and her brother as well as her camera to take pics along the way.

I haven't taken a pic of it with her wearing it yet, but she really does enjoy it. Thanks again to Project Mommyhood for the giveaway. And to Maggie Blue Designs for the superb craftsmanship! It really is adorable in person.

Figured I'd leave you with some pics of elephants, as searched on Etsy. First is made by Snuggle Herd. Isn't Elsa cute?

Next, is by Lollywood... pink elephants...
Softie made by Peaslee... pink elephants...

Pink elephants on parade! Ok, so they're tags, but adorable tags and this photo fits the song from Dumbo... Maybe it's just me, but when I think elephants, it almost always comes to mind. Tags by Designs By Trisha.

Have you Etsy'd your day today?

Monday, April 27, 2009


In the land of eternal sunshine and palm trees, (photo by Honeytree Photography)a land without seasons, there is always yardwork to be done. Although the locals talk about "May Gray" and "June Gloom" like it's horrible for the two months where it is overcast for a few hours and the breeze from the ocean brings a nice chill before the days warm up and are gorgeously clear again.

It was a beginning for May this morning you could say, with an overcast sky (slip top by Claire La Faye) and that cool breeze I've come to love. We are transplants from Colorado (where it is said there is 300 days of sunshine a year, which isn't quite true, but it is a fairly sunny beautiful state with it's mountains and snow). So living in very southern California a mile from the ocean is a different experience.

The yard was in need of some mowing and trimming. The trimming hadn't been done for awhile. Dandelions (mosaic by Earwings and Things) were taking over! My kids love when they do, blowing the seeds, spreading them more. There is something about making that wish on a dandelion. I've learned that it is the official flower of the military brat. You see, like the dandelion, they move and grow and spread through out the land. Since my children would be classified as just that, military brats, it always makes me smile when they play with those dandelions... even if they are spreading them far across our yard!

In the end, the yardwork was mostly finished. The kids had fun helping pick up the seed pods as well as dandelions and checking out the bugs. After all, what fun is yardwork without a little investigating? And when you are done with your investigation, don't forget to Etsy your day.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

What Dream Is This?

I'm not one who usually dreams, or at least I don't tend to remember them. Last night however was a very strange one indeed. I was back home in Denver, working and living downtown. When there appeared a spaceship... (image from Busy Little Elf)
Only it wasn't a spaceship... it was a brand new office building that appeared next to my office within a day. (art by Gocco*Boom)

But people didn't seem to notice. They went to work as usual. And new people even started in this new building. Then suddenly, it started to come apart into different sections and fly into the sky. You could see the people in the windows as it left... (doll by Hapslappy's House)
Only, they weren't really people... They were aliens in disguise... (alien by Adopt an Alien)
I suppose I've just been spending too much time on my latest pattern, or it could be my mind was trying to tell me an invasion is emminent? Or that I feel office work is alien since I've been out of one for so long? Either way, it was a dream that stayed with me for quite awhile and figured I should share it. And if you feel the need to share some strange fairly vivid dream, send me a link so I can see what it is.

Pictures are all from Etsy shops. They all have some pretty neat things to check out. Don't forget to Etsy your day today! Just think of all the fun creations... waiting for you.