Tuesday, May 4, 2010


The theme over at SO YOU THINK YOURE CRAFTY is "Teacher Gifts". There are some pretty great ideas, so go over and vote for your favorite.

To go along with this theme, I thought I'd feature my cute cousin, Joanna. She is a mega
talented crochet-er, super mom, and a profesh violinist. She recently started up a blog shop.

Wouldn't this be a great end of the year treat for a great teacher? My kids love this book!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I know this SUPER TALENTED GIRL. She was my wedding photographer and a few years after my wedding, I worked for her hubby at their studio.
She makes everything. Food, crafts, jewelry. She also gardens, writes and is an amazing photographer. (This girl is a real photographer, the kind that was good even before you could buy Photoshop Actions on almost every street corner).
Anywhooooo. She is having a very generous giveaway on her blog. Go over for a visit.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

BATH TIME week is over and we are on to the next theme. Remember to head over to S.Y.T.Y.C starting MONDAY to vote.


Here is my entry for the week. It was the Spa Art.
Some people are surprised at my decorating style when they first see my house. It is very minimalistic. I like to call it Swedish Modern. I think people assume that my house would look more like my art work or crafting projects. I love simple and cheap projects like this, that make a big impact on your decor. I think I am going to do a tone on tone in whites and creams next.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


We are still on the search for a new camera. No decisions yet and that means that there are no photos for tutorials or new ideas. I have given up on my ancient Nikon D100 and looking to get something else. Does anyone have a camera that they are dying over? I am not in the market for a fancy DSLR. Call me crazy, but they are not convenient. I spent years lugging that big thing around with all the lenses. So, for me. I need an in between. Something that has a few manual settings for low light. Do you have any ideas?

Monday, April 26, 2010

So You Think You're Crafty is in week #2. Check out the crafts over there and see if you can spot mine.
I now know that the cute guitar dress was by Guitar Dress by Lynette @ Get Your Craft On.
Check it out. I just love it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

SYTYC Week 1

WHO GUESSED IT?? I think I stumped a couple of my friends on this one.

This was my entry on the SYTYC craft contest for the "Folksy" themed week.
I will share a tutorial on this one soon. I am just waiting for my shiny new camera (I need a replacement for the one that my kiddo dipped in to my 44 ounce drink. )
This is the entry that I voted for. Voting for your own is no fun when there are plenty of others that were fabulous. This is stinkin darling, and very well done. I don't know that I would have the patience to hand stitch those strings on the bodice. I would love to give credit where credit is due....but I don't even know who's entry this was...yet. Great job huh?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I have had so many requests for MODERN ANIMAL DESIGNS LATELY. I have just added giraffes. Coming soon...hippos, rhinos and whales!