Friday, July 8, 2011


I am so behind on everything.  I have making shirts and shorts out of the hubs old stuff for the boy, dresses for the girl.  Blessing dresses for the babes, cleaning my sewing room, I don't so much have time for tutorials but I can show pics.  Just not today.  When I get back on top of things I will post something good.  It may be awhile.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pink Ruffle Cake

Looking for the Sew into Spring Link Party?  It's here: Party

My Daughter's birthday is tomorrow and so on Saturday we had a cousin, family party.  I started making fancy cakes like a flower, a carousel, a butterfly when she was two. It doesn't matter how bad they turn out I still continue to make them.  I am really pleased with the results of this years cake.  I write this like I was in a contest.  Maybe in my thoughts.  Anyway, I saw this cake originally posted on The Pioneer Woman and the true link is from I am Baker.  She bakes and does some cool things.  But when I saw this cake I think I may have drooled a little bit.

See...Drooling a little aren't you.  Anyway,  here is my creation.  I couldn't go down as far on the plate as I would have liked because my cake plate had a lip thing on.  It was pretty easy as far as cakes go.  The one thing I did learn is that you can't have a warm house or your roses slide off the cake and melt.  A little time in the fridge fixed that though..

Without further adieu....

Linking up here:  Today's Creative Blog

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's Time to Party!

I am so excited.  April 15th has arrived and it is time to party!  I will be here and there posting some of the things I have been making for my kids.  I have had a few mishaps in my sewing lately but hopefully I can fix them and it won't be a big deal or noticeable.  So..without further adieu...

Here are the rules:

1.  Please use my button and post it on your site so we can spend the news.
2.  It must be a sewing item, preferably clothing but I am not going to be too picky.
3.  Please leave a comment on others items so we can all feel loved.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Let's Party!!

Okay, late time I talked about having a party.  Let's do it!  Here are the rules.  It will start on April 15 and run until May 15.  We are going to call it Sew into Spring.  Here is what it is all about.

I am on a limited budget and my kids need summer clothes.  So I decided that I wanted to make as many clothes for my kids without spending tons of money.  So all of you sewers out there, get on your sewing cap and start sewing.  You can sew, glue, refashion, upcycle, really however you want to do it as long as someone can wear it.  No pet clothes. 

Let's get started.  Ready, Set, GO!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

I just wanted all of you who ever check this blog, I have not forgot about it.  I do intend to post again someday.  I don't know how diehard bloggers do it.  If you know the secrets, let me know.

I work full time at a job outside my house.
I have two kids ages 4 and 2.
My husband had double hernia surgery awhile ago and is mostly recovered.
My husband also started school on the same day he had hernia surgery.
I can only park one of two cars in our two car garage.
We are finishing a master bedroom and bathroom above our garage.
I still have to cook and clean and do laundry for my family.
I am not a night owl, I like to go to bed by 10pm. Old huh?
I am not a morning person either. 2 pm is good, i think
I don't exercise, cause I am lazy, need to, people are wondering if I am prego

I am not trying to complain about my life in any sort of way.  I have a wonderful family who is very supportive and loving.  My life is good just a little cuckoo.  Sewing and crafting has really just become a thing of the side and not too often.  I am sorry to neglect this blog, however I have realized my priorities especially my top ones don't involve blogging everyday for hours.  They involve a 4 and 2 year old, husband, work, and making life work how we can.  Do our very best at it and learn to like it even though it is not ideal.

I do have lots of plans and ideas though.  When I finishing my cooking, cleaning, raising kids or lets just be honest.  If I have a spare moment when I don't want to do the other things I will sew.  I do have some before and after pics from our house remodel and some building projects and I had a thought to see how many clothing items I can make my kids for summer without spending a buck.  Do you think I can do it?  Would you be in if I had a party?  What should we call it party?  No names come to mind.  Let me think about it for a week or so.  Then maybe in mid April we can get this party started.

Thanks for stopping by those who are devoted or just happen across this blog.  I really do love my followers and sorry that you feel neglected.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I think that we all make goals to one degree or another.  Many make resolutions but a goal and a resolution to me are really one in the same.  I make goals every year, probably every day.  My every day goal list really is called a to-do list but I jot down the things I would like to accomplish that day.  

Last year about spring time, I made this full page, typed out list of things I would like or needed to get done on the yard and house.  Some were little things like clean furnace room and some were very large like finish house.  Some got done (like furnace room once upon a time) and some didn't (like the house).  But it is really a list of goals I would like to work on to accomplish.  I hung that list upon the fridge and kept it there for about 6 months.  In that time period, a lot of those things did get done.  When I took it off the fridge not nearly as many go done because I no longer saw everyday, every time I opened the fridge.  When I saw that list, I wanted to cross off as many things as I could.  Deep down, to be able to cross one item off the list just felt so good.  

Since I am a list person and you all know I make lists, it feels good to be able to write those things down.  I make lists in my head all day long but then I forget about them and they get filed away somewhere up there most likely never to be found again.  

The whole point of this rambling story:
It is good to have goals or things you would like to accomplish, even if it is just for the day.  This way, I think I stay focused on the project at hand and am less likely to let the ADD in my brain take over.  

So for 2011, I want you all to pick one word that is going to sum up the year 2011 for you.  Think hard and it can be whatever you want it to be.  Leave it as a comment and then attach that word to the top of your goal list and put that goal list somewhere you can see it everyday, several times maybe.

My word:  FOCUS

Reminds of a story that President Uchtdorf told in a talk about a plane crashing into the Everglades and killing all those on it.  It going something like this:

There was a plane flying over Florida area when the pilot notices a red light started flashing.  They (him and copilots) were so focused on why this red light was flashing that they did not realize that the plane was slowly descending.  They did not realize how much they had descended until it was too late and crashed into the Everglades.  Sad story but the parallel to our lives is that we tend to focus on so many little things that we may not think are little that we miss the big picture of what is really happening.

For me, I am so busy doing all of my little things (primary, work, dinner, managing life) that I miss what I need to be focusing on (my kids, my family).  Get it?

Anyway.   My list of goals for 2010.  Not listing them all because you probably all don't need to know.  But keep me accountable on the ones I do list.

1.  Give my kids the gift of me
2.  Exercise and eat healthier for my family
3.  Read and study scriptures daily
4.  Attend temple regularly
5.  Be okay with who I am

That is good for right now.  I could add a million things onto that but start small and simple and add later.  And I know I have said this before, but everyone really should read "the Happiness Project".  Great book, I am not saying that you all are not happy but she really does have some great insights on a lot of things.  

Good Things:
1.  Goals
2.  Health
3.  Family who helps a lot
4.  Love