Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My first embroidery project

Well my wonderful husband bought me the Singer embroidery machine that I wanted for my birthday. I finally have done something with it, and it only took me 2 ½ months. A friend of mine wanted some hand towels for her mother-in-law for Christmas so I agreed to do them. The first one I tried failed miserably because of me of course. I was not lifting the presser foot before I changed the thread…who knew that would be such a big deal? Well I of course didn’t. So the thread would bunch up under the towel in the bobbin area..I think it is called a bird’s nest, not too sure about that. Anyway after much frustration, a ruined towel, and lots of reading I finally got it to work. I think in the end they turned out great. She seemed to really like them and, of course, that is all that matters.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantabulous day!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Help deciding on a new cutter

I am looking for suggestions on the available cutters that are out there. I currently have 2 Cricuts, but I am wanting a cutter where I can use Make the cut. I do have the plugin that allows continued use of the Cricut with make the cut, but with the newest version of make the cut the plug in will no longer work. I do not plan to get rid of my Cricuts. I want a cutter that handles intricate cuts as well as being able to cut foam and chip board. If any of you could provide me with suggestions of what to buy or what not to buy I would so appreciate it.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and have a fantabulous day!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My daughter's 13th Birthday

 I  never did get a get around to posting the pictures from my daughter's 13th birthday...Now here is where I hide my head...this was a year ago now. She just turned 14. My computer has crashed 2 times since then, and I was not sure what happened to the pictures. Today I found them...I was so excited. I do have to say though it makes me realize just how fast time does pass. I can not believe that it has been a year already. So, like her room makeover, her birthday was black and white damask with fuschia (or hot pink in some cases). I made a paper cake that we used for the goodie boxes. We put mirrors, nail polish, and lipstick in them. We also had fans with the damask pattern as well as manicure sets. Because I know how cups get all mixed up at parties I made each one of the girls their own cup. I bought the cups, and cut out each name in vinyl with my E. This was also something they got to take home with them. Meag (my daughter) wanted red velevet cupcakes, and she wanted me to make them not buy them..(of course)...so I cut out the cupcake wrappers on my E to go around them. There were other goodies as well that the girls got to take home. One of Meag's favorite movies is Finding Nemo...so we put a sheet across the fence in the back yard, and the girls watched the movie outside. We also set up a tent for them, and they all slept outside all night long. We did refrain from sneaking up on them and scaring the bageebas out of them, but I wanted to;). The party was a great success.
Thanks for taking time to stop by today...I hope you have a fantabulous day!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Help with blog makeover

While stalking ;) many blogs I am amazed by all the awesomeness that people have created. I like to think of myself as some what computer savy, but for he life of me I can not figure out how to create my own blog design. So I am hoping that someone out there in blog land can point me in the right direction. I plan to be much more active with my blogging, and I want my blog to be something I am in love with, and right now I'm not. I currently using a template that I found online..nothing personal to call my own....Sooooo enough of my whining...if anyone could please help me with information on how to accomplish this I would so appreciate it.
Thanks to all of you...and have a fantabulous day!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Long time no post

Well it has been quite some time since I have made a post. Since we sold our house and are waiting for our new one to be completed I am not able to get a lot of crafting done. I am going BANANAS!!! We put all my crafting supplies into storage...only after my loving husband agreed to get a climate controlled storage facility. Well lately I have been buying more and more crafting supplies again. I just hope I do not have too many duplicate items sitting in storage. There was no way I could go cold turkey though. So even though I have not made any cards lately (which is my most favorite thing to do) I have been busy doing some other things. I decided that the colors for my new craft room are going to be black white and turquoise. I am repurposing bins, making over a filing cabinet, and crocheting a blanket specifically for the craft room. I will post some pics of those items as they are completed. I am getting rather excited as the house is nearing completion. We have walls inside now, and the brick and stone are up on the outside. I can not wait for the house to be complete so that I can get in there and get my craft room decorated then up and running.
Well I have made this long enough. I look forward to getting back into posting on my blog, and reading others.
Have a fantabulous day!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Life without crafting lately

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything, and it will be a while longer. We have placed our house on the market to sell, and plan to get a bigger one..I am very excited about this because I will finally have my own craft room. No more pulling stuff out use it then have to pout it all away again so we can use the table to eat. However, until we get the new house all my crafting stuff is in storage. I have so much that it was easier to pack it all up. I told my husband we had to get a climate controlled unit so the weather (heat here) did not ruin anything. I am bummed because I can do any crafting at all, but I so look forward to my new craft room. I have been scouring the internet to get ideas on all the storage that is out there. I have also been looking at other craft rooms for inspiration. I will still "stalk" other blogs and such because I don't want to miss all the new gadgets and gizmos as well as any new tips and tricks. I have a list of all the new things I must buy once I am settled in. I will be sure to post pictures and such once we get in the new house. Until then we are just waiting until someone put an offer in on our so we can move forward. I look forward to seeing all the projects you all create.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me bore you for a moment..Have the most wonderful day!