Archive for April, 2012

A Perfect Saturday…..

Posted: April 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I haven’t been feeling well lately, and today was no exception.  But it’s my darling step-daughter’s weekend, and we needed to get out and have some fun.

So we headed to the Beebe Sale barn to “check out the critters”……

  We watched this guy wrestle a hog…..

Wonder what they were talking bout???

Then we found some lunch, went to Wal-mart, came home, chilled for a bit and had dinner!

Didn’t the Strawberry Shortcake look AMAZING??? (it was BTW)

Sunset finish….

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So easy, so basic, but I am so proud 🙂

My sister saw this fabulous “DDLM” fabric I picked up for 50% off.  I have been using it to make my DD an adorable outfit that has yet to be finished ( I have never been good at planning out projects, and this following a whole template thing is kicking my butt).  When she saw it she said it would make a great bandana she could where at our family’s Cinco De Mayo party (aka Bernita Hanson Davis Day) that I don’t get to go to because I live 2000 miles away.  So being the awesome sister I am I jumped up and made her this way cool bandana….

Pretty easy, I cut out the main fabric and backing by measuring it against a store bought bandana. (I actually made it a little bigger because bandanas never fit my head).

I pinned the fabric with the ‘right sides’ together (see I know the lingo now :), and sewed almost all the way around.  I used pinking shears to trim the excess from the edges(very carefully) and pulled the fabric right side out through the small opening that I left.  I used a ruler to poke in all the corners to make the edges square again.

I ironed the seams flat, carefully folding under the section I had left open so my top stitch will close it for me.

My sewing machine has a bunch of seriously cute stitches, so given the seniorita theme here, I used the flower stitch to top stitch all the way around.  And AyeAyeAye! a beautiful Day of the Dead bandana worthy of any Cinco De Mayo festival.  Or if you are like me, any day of the year!

At least my craftiness can be represented at the party!

Hello world!

Posted: April 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

I am starting my own blog…..my very own place to share some things I’ve been working on, and keep track of them.  I don’t expect to go global, just hope my friends and I can have some fun!  Thanks for tuning in!

I am 34, mother of 2 girls, 11 and 18months, and step mom to 2 way cool kids, 17 (boy) and 6 (girl).  I am a registered nurse at a children’s hospital.  I have lived in Arkansas for 2+ years, but I am an Arizonan through and through.  I struggle with missing my ENTIRE family, and being so far away, but it’s the price I pay for getting to marry the love of my life!

I have always loved craftiness…. if you knew my Aunt Cher you’d understand.  I grew up learning about all sorts of cool things from various people, like photography (my #1 love/hobby), embroidery, floristry, baking/cake decorating, paper mache, and lots of other crafty type stuff.  In my adulthood I have taught some scrapbooking, taught myself how to loom knit, and now am throwing myself into sewing.  I am loving the feeling of making useful things and finishing projects.  My friend is very into repurposing, and making her own household stuff like laundry soap etc, and I am trying to pick up a few things from her too!!

Let’s have some fun!

Amy