Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Terrrrrrific Tuesday!!!

Now that the Baby Shower is over, I can finally share what I made! :)

Stevie used to be an old coworker of mine and on Saturday her new boss threw her a baby shower! Stevie is a very unique soul. She loves to be a trendsetter and is always up on her fashion. She's got a girly side, but she can keep it real.
I saw this fabric at Joann and thought 'That would be *perfect* for her blanket!'
I have to be 100% honest.. I kind of fell in love with this blanket lol.. and now, I'm jealous to see that someone else got to keep it!!!!!!! I guess I'll just have to grab another couple yards and put them to use, huh?



So bright and colorful... girly, yet, punk lol..

Alright, back to work for me.. I'll probably be back to write some more later since everyone has left me.. and I'm @ work forever today :)


Friday, November 21, 2008

A tisket a tasket.. there's too much junk in my basket!

So, I'm working an incredibly long shift today and I'm seriously losing my mind. I really have so many things I need to get done and sitting here for hours on end isn't helping!
  • I've gotta RSVP for the Christmas party @ work
  • I have Christmas cards to write up and mail off
  • I have FIVE handbag orders to make for Christmas
  • And finally (which sums up everything else) I have a billion other small projects to complete!!!!!! lol

I DO have a sneak peak for you though,...

Find out what these become..... duhn duhn duhhhhhhhhhh

OMG! This is what boredom will do to ya!! lol

I think Rascal was tired of seeing all of this baby boom stuff going on and decided to give in to his natural parenting instincts.. Congrats on the new puppy! (LOL)
Ok,, so Rascal didn't really have a baby.. But it's funny right??
And I guess boys can't give birth.. UNLESS you are Thomas Beatie.. (who is actually still a woman parts wise, but legally a man.. ?... )
ANYWAYS! Look how cute... Too bad babies will never be in Rascal's future since he has been 'taken care of' ::: cough:: lol


He puts up with my madness lol.. What a great dog.. :)

Well.. just thought I'd post these..
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pens pens pens

(yay for camera phonessss)

I have so much junk at my desk @ work... So instead of tossing our 8 billion highlighters, pens, and scissors in the desk... I grabbed some stylish paper and an old soup can.. and TADA! Now I've got a nifty new pen cup! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ok.. Now if I could only make about 20 more lol

This is the newest addition to my collection of creations... Once I got the hang of things it took maybe an hour to finish.. Next time.. I'd say I could do it in about 30 mins.. :)

I chose a nice soft baby flannel.. with a little stretch to it ;0) I figured this pattern could be unisex.. so it was perfect!

First, I cut out my pieces of fabric (yay for camera phone pictures lol)

Next, I sewed the sleeves onto the front and back panels.

:::stitch stitch:::

This is what it looks like with the sleeves attached.. not too cute, I know.

Now you sew from the bottoms of each sleeve, down and around each leg, and then to the other sleeve bottom.

I wanted to neaten things up, so I made a nice 1/2 inch seam on each side of the front panel opening.

Look how much better it's looking... "Can I get a partial 'aaawwwwweee' now??"

After we've got this cutie looking somewhat decent, we need to add some elastic to the sleeves, snappies to the front, and a collar!

Cut out a wider opening where the neck goes ... whatever you think looks comfortable.. (I have to guess without a baby model around to measure lol)
::snip snip::::
Either buy binding.. or make your own...
I used some extra fabric, ironed it up.. and it turned out fine!

Here I am sewing on the binding to the neck area to create a clean looking collar area.

For the elastic in the sleeves, I created a seam with a small space to feed the elastic. Once I threaded the elastic in I sewed it closed and repeated the same on the other sleeve. Looks even better now, huh? :)

Finally, You can sew on your snappies! Since, I don't have a baby to measure, I simply sewed on one snappy for now just to close it up temporary. If, you have a baby around, you could measure the fit a little better and add about 4 or 5 onto it to close it up

Just a quick sew to fasten.

Look how happy! lol.. Now you have finished jammies! Yippeeeeeee!
Now I need to make a hundred more.. and in a few different sizes! Time to make some patterns!!!
----~*~Steens ~*~

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A few pics from Halloween 2008


Halloween fun @ work

My costume made from red duck tape and black trash bags!.. I was a Trashion Queen :)
The cutest..

The Scooby Doo Gang.. How creative..

Scooby hanging out the sunroof lol

Morgan looked awesome lol..

OH NO! Who ran this guy over??

Oh.. guess we found the guilty party.. LOL..

Overall, definitely a fun day :)

Trying to get organized!!!

I really needed to get some stuff organized in my craft area so last Thursday, on my day off, I got to work!
First, I went to Home Depot and bought my supplies... Peg board, hooks, and spray paint.

Next, Go to your parents house at the butt crack of dawn.. (cause they have a yard lol)

Hmm.. I don't wanna spray the grass... so take the board over to a tree waaaaay in the back.

Lean the board on a tree and then spray away.. not too much or you'll get drip-----age...

Now, while you're waiting on your board to dry, take your cutie pie dog for a walk.
Me and Rascal went around the block for about a good 40 minutes before the board was about finished.

Attach your hooks in your living room (because it's freezing out)... and enjoy gawking at it while devouring a warm bowl of Chicken and Pastry..
Fill and hang all your gear on your newly decorated wall piece. I'll post some pics when mine is complete!