Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Addy

I'm not moved completely, but check me out over here.

I've been having way too much fun with picnik, but it's frickin' incredible!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

For Baby Nicole

Our neighbors just had their second child this week, so I whipped up a little something to take to the new mom once she arrives home:  a diaper clutch via diaryofaquilter's tutorial and coordinating burp and washcloth. 

The tutorial for the diaper clutch is very easy to follow and it's a quick sew, which you know I love.

I used some Urban Flannels Pink Friends fabric from my stash along with some light green cotton twill and it turned out great!  I just love the whimsical animal print and all of the colors.


I love making gifts for people.  I think it adds a special touch, something that's more personal than buying off a registry.  It's useful and it's beautiful... it's handmade but not necessarily homemade-looking, you know what I mean?

Speaking of making things... I've got a new tutorial in the works as well as a possible address change.  I'll keep you posted.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Gifts for the Teach...

I know these posts are usually done in April or May, as that is when most kids' school year is over.  Since my girls go to pre-school/daycare in the summer, they don't "graduate" to another class until early August, meaning now is the time to start thinking gift-giving.

I'll admit it.  I am one of those people who used to think... um, I pay a lot for childcare and this is their job, so why do I have to get them gifts all the time?  I have since come to my senses and realize that these ladies have played an important part in my children's lives, and heck, I know my kids.  These ladies deserve gifts for putting up with them some days!  HAHAHAHAHA!

So, on the list of things to make:

I don't know that I'll be able to choose from these great ideas... but I do know that better get to work!

***all photos courtesy of aforementioned blogs (Noodleheads, ginabean, howdoesshe, and bloomandblossom)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lost in Blogland

I've read many articles and posts about finding your blogging niche, and I have to say I feel like mine is a little multiple-personality.  Some days, I'm a mom-blog.  Others, a craft blog.  Still others, foodie or shopping blog.  It's all a mystery, really.

I began this blog when mom-blogs were all the rage, and as my comfort level with parenting has increased, my blogs about parenting seem to have decreased.  Does this mean I know what I'm doing now?  Um, no. 

I could digress a long time on this one.

But I won't.  Point is, I don't feel like my blog name truly describes what I want my blog to be.  I feel like I'm no longer a mommy in need of a time out, but rather a working mom with a passion for creating and my family and making pretty little things, more in need of an outlet than anything else.

So what to do?  Do I begin again, fresh with a new focus?  Will you follow this crazy chicky so I can tell you my story?

Cause I think it's high-time I'm out of time-out.