Welcome to my weight loss journey! I was sleeved on 6/6/11
Went in for tummy tuck and breast reduction 12/11/12

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I made a hat!

It's a kitty hat...and Madi loooves it. She loves anything girly and loves Tink! So just wanted to share today's creation!

Monday, October 27, 2008


So I am not the type of person that ever gets a big head or thinks that the things I do are amazing.... The only amazing thing I've ever done is given birth to happy and healthy twins. I don't really like people doteing on me, but it is nice to know that I have inspired people. It's a very humbling experience to be sitting at a park and a dear friend say how amazed they are by my creations. And to know that they take times out of their busy lives to look at my boring ol' blog. It makes me so happy to know that I am in some way shape or form impacting their lives. I know it's just sewing and I know it's not a big deal to many people, but it is to me. I put alot of myself into my projects. Even if they are just following someone else's pattern and to know that people notice my execution of the project makes me happy. So for once in my life I can say I'm really proud of something I've started doing. I've been watching quilters and crafters and sewers my whole life. But I never really embraced it. I'm so glad that I went to a bow making party and met Christina. The spark she had for sewing got me excited about something I had been trying to run from my entire life! Sure my friends back home make fun of me and my "old lady" activities...but I'm happy! And I'm truly enjoying my life. I'm friends with an amazing support group and they know what it's like to have an absolutely horrible day and come to the park with a smile on their face. Many are afflicted with their own troubles, which are way worse than my screaming ass kid.... but they always ask how I am that day and want to hear about my life! LOL! and I do the same to them! I love it. So I guess you could say that today I was humbled....or I had a humbling experience.....or a really happy experience....either way, it made my day! Thanks.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rag Quilts are for insane people!

So count me in....this was the most tedious project I've done yet....and it about killed me....not really...it's my own fault. I took one day to cut it all and to put it all together....then the next two days to cut the back up. It's awesome so here's the breakdown.

So here's all the material I cut up!!! 6 hours of cutting to be exact...............woah.

Here are my little sandwiches that you have to assemble. A top a middle and a bottom! There is green flannel in the middle....

Next I had to figure out my pattern for my four block.....it sounds easy enough....but you're doing what they called backwards sewing...and that's way more difficult than you think......LOL

That's my little demon helper there in the picture...boy did she have fun...and she was pretty cute doing it.....lol

Then you sew all of those squares together with the solid squares and you get this!

Last but not least you sew all of those strips together and get the almost finished product......

After cutting the back of your quilt to shreds and washing and drying it....you come out with this beautiful rag quilt...pure craziness....and probably the best project yet!!
In other news.....I finished Madi's Scrubs...they are perfect! and I finished my desk!! It's almost perfect too!! I'll leave you with a pic of my little princess in her new scrubs!!! I can't wait for Halloween!!!
I love them....................

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The TuTu

So we braved it...and she didn't puke all over it. Please forgive my homely child...lol...but here's the tutu!

I'm a copy-cat!

LOL...but really I am....My dear friend Christina and I always chat back and forth on the computer, and today she stumbled upon a Tutu Dress....it's absolutely amazing and I hope to one day make Madison one. Here's an example of that dress:

So now that you've caught your breath!! Here's my copycat story...she decided today was the day for her to use her Organza, and make a cute tutu for her little princess!! And it's adorable! Perfect fall colors! and it's shiny! Which I think it awesome! So here's a pic of her little princess modeling!!! You can go check out her blog here: www.tryingsewhard.blogspot.comSo I decided I might as well make one too. I was going to have Madison be a polka dot witch for Halloween so I bought all this really cute black and orange tulle! Well that plan fell through, so now I have almost 10 yards of black and orange tulle....plus I got a piece of sheer black cat fabric from the remnant bin at Joann's. It's awesome...So I needed to do something with that too! So here it is....it's been a hell of a day, but I made time for this. My model is MIA today. She's come down with a stomach bug today and is puking everywhere...niiice right? I'm sure you wanted to know that. Needless to say the only pics I have are done on my dining room table...this thing is ginormous! and I loooove it! So....here it is!It's huge! And I don't think the pictures do it any justice at all...the colors are awesome.... and possibly a little tacky....but I've seen them selling for over $50....sooooo...maybe one day I'll make and sell stuff, but for now, I'm just going to keep making Little Miss Madi stuff! Until next time!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm 26 now! ... and a whole bunch of other crap...

HA! I had probably one of the best birthdays ever......or at least since I moved away from Canyon. I have some of the coolest friends ever and an amazing hubby.... I woke up to a ginormous box sitting on the counter....it was all wrapped up pretty and I felt like a little kid again. We're not so good with keeping things from each other, and he hid it for about a week! Chance got me an awesome 22" widescreen computer monitor!! Totally awesome....so he left for work, and I hear my doorbell ring....and the cutest blonde ever(Barbara) was delivering me a beautiful bouquet of flowers!!! Then.....we went to dinner that night with Karen and Ryan...lots of FUN! We dropped the kiddos off at Cory and Christina's house and she had made me the coolest sewing machine cover ever and an awesome pin cushion AND.....an awesome case for my scissors! My Dad forgot to call again....no worries...he's excused and my entire family called all throughout the day! and all my friends! PERFECT DAY!!!

So in other news I have been sewing! and garage saling! and walking at the park...(well the walking just started this morning, but I'm doing it so I can claim it).....here are lots of pics!

My new Kick Ass desk!....well it's gonna be kick ass as soon as we're done with it!

Yet another awesome garage sale find! The seats even open up and hold toys! The kids looove them! They cost me a whopping $10...total.....sweeeeet!

Madi's scrub pants for her halloween costume! Scrub Top coming soon!

Jaxon's new pajama pants!!! Cutest fabric ever!

Our Boxer KiKi smothering my daughter....lol (just a cute pic.)

My friend Barbara decided she wants to dabble in the world of sewing, so I threw her in full force! She has never touched a machine before...other than home ec....a long time ago....and she did great!!!! This is her new baby blanket quilt top! She sewed it all by herself!

Sew until next time...................................