Tuesday, December 22, 2015

C is for Cookie

Last weekend my daughter and I hosted a cookie decorating party for some of our friends.  I was busy with my planning.  I made personalized plates for each of my little guests.  I also monogrammed stockings and made mommy/kid aprons and monogrammed those.  The party was so much fun!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Instagram Party

My niece's birthday is coming up and in the midst of Thanksgiving chaos (I actually hosted dinner for my family and friends this year), I was able to make a few items for her party.

Party Invitations

Photo Booth Props

Party Favor Tags

Party Favors- Monogrammed Fleece Blankets

Photo Booth Props

Photo Booth Props

Photo Booth Backdrop

And a few pictures from the actual party :-)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

It's Fall Y'all

I decided that my front porch needed a touch of fall, so I spent 2 hours one night experimenting with outdoor pillow shams.  I drew my own pumpkin pattern, and use the satin stitch on my sewing machine.  I think the pillows came out pretty good (considering I didn't have a pattern for the applique nor the actual sham).  You can learn so much by just engineering your own stuff!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Itsy Bitsy Spider Halloween

I've never been a big Halloween fan, but I'm excited about my daughter's classroom parties and our own "Itsy Bitsy Spider" Party. I love any excuse to get together with friends and craft/sew.  Let's hope I can complete all of my little projects before Halloween :-)

Monogrammed Aprons and Personalized Treat Buckets

Embroidery is awesome :-)

Kids love anything with their name on it!

Classroom Treats

With 3 classes, I made a total of 55 treat boxes!

Party Time!

My trick-or-treat stash for my neighborhood friends

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Loads of Fun Coming Your Way!

Things have been super hectic!   Being a wife, mom, project manager, daughter/sister/friend, and community volunteer does not allow a lot of time for crafting.  However, I have been working hard in the crafting department late nights and extremely early mornings (I start my real job every morning at 6:30 am and log off at 6pm).  Anyway...My little cousin's 1st birthday is quickly approaching so I volunteered to make party favors.  I think the kids will enjoy these little favors (toy trucks with personalized favor tags).

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Goodbye Ms. Nikkie

Today is my daughter's last day at a great in-home daycare.  I prepared gifts for her little friends and the best childcare provider ever!

Gabby and I made hand print artwork for her friends and Ms. Nikkie.  I was actually surprised that Gabby enjoyed the project!

I personalized some crayon banks (from my favorite place-Target) and canvas bags.  I also added a book and some color puzzles...I love the dollar section :-)  I also embroidered the children's names on colorful aprons.

Finally, I made a quilt for Ms. Nikkie.  It has some pictures of Gabs along with some of her major accomplishments (while with Ms. Nikkie).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

L is for Lemonade

I can't take credit for this at all, but it's so adorable that I had to share.  One of my best friends is an amazing photographer and wanted to do a lemonade stand photo shoot.  I hosted a small party at my house last weekend and wanted to share the lemonade stand she built.  How cute is this!?!?!


"K" is for ...

It has been a while since I posted.  Well, I moved recently and have decided that I HATE MOVING :-)  The good thing is that I finally have my own office/craft room/sewing room!!!

One of my best friends is having her second daughter any day now, so I had to make time to create a special gift for her.  Although life is hectic, I had so much fun making this gift for someone who means the world to me.  Love you Yari!

I made bibs, burp cloths, and washcloths

 Of course I had to make a quilt...although her mom is a quilter too ;-)

 I ordered personalized onesies for baby  and tumbler for mommy

I made double sided receiving blankets and yes, I monogrammed them!!!

 I became addicted to my embroidery machine, so I monogrammed the bibs too

Finish touch...vinyl monogram and accents on tub

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Allied Organic Farms

My close friends own a beautiful organic farm, and that was the site for my daughter's birthday party.  They have a train that attaches to a tractor and allows guest to tour the farm.  I decided to make wooden vegetables to place along the trail.