Thursday, February 23, 2012

Look wHOO sewed her first bag!

HI!!!  You guys may have not known this but I have been without the internet since Monday!  Seriously you would have thought I lost a limb.  How did I survive most of my childhood without it I will never know! With that said I want to apologize for not replying to emails, comments, or stopping by your blogs and saying hello.  My google reader is a bit overwhelming at the moment so I am slowly catching up on what you guys have been up too.

A few moths ago I bought The Make Your Getaway Duffle PDF pattern by Gingercake.  My intentions were to make each of the girls a duffel bag to use when we travel.  Once I got the pattern I felt like I had bitten off a little more then I could chew but I tackled it anyway.  Well about half way through I got frazzled and put it away hoping that I would get the motivation (and guts) to finish it.  During this last week in the "dark ages" I was able to do just that!!  And I must say I am pretty proud of myself.  Not only does it look like it is supposed to but it came together without a hitch!!  All the pieces matched up perfectly.  It definitely was a boost to my sewing confidence!  

What do think? Isn't that the cutest fabric?  I added the piping and made my handles wider.
I am in love!  Now just to start on the next one.

Does anyone else dislike cutting out fabric or am I the only one?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gifts for baby Oliver

Okay so I am about to burst from the anticipation.  One of my dearest friends, Ali has a twin sister, Lisa who is in labor as I type!!!  He may even already be here by now because the last update I got was that she was about to begin pushing and that was over an hour ago.  His name is Oliver Cash and he is one lucky little guy!  Not only does he have a family who already loves him to pieces, look at his nursery!!

via Lisa @ Turning Tables

via Lisa @ Turning Tables

via Lisa @ Turning Tables
How cool is that?  Makes me wish I was in the blogging world when I decorated my girls' nurseries.

And since Oliver is clearly going to be the trendiest and of course cutest new kid on the block I had to send Lisa and her husband, Josh, some cool and hip baby gifts.

Every baby needs a blankie, lovey, or in the case of my girls, a "taggie".  Babies love tags.  So I made a tag blanket for Oliver.  I used organic cotton flannel from the Cloud 9 Forest Friends line. This is G'nite Owl and Crumbs in Earth. The back is chenille.

When I purchased the flannel I also bought a bundle of fat quarters in Monaco from the MonaLuna line by Jennifer Moore.  So I made some drool bibs and a couple of burp cloths.  I also had some brown zebra fabric left over from my stool makeover and I thought it would make a fun, modern drool bib.  I mean if you're gonna be drooling why not look cool while doing it? ;)

How cool are those vespas?

And I wouldn't be a true craft blogger if I didn't send Ollie a freezer paper stenciled onsie!

Lisa received the gifts yesterday (just in time!) and loved them.  And I just got another update and Oliver has arrived!!  Mom and baby are doing awesome!  Welcome Oliver!  XOXO

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Goat lips and other answers {I've been tagged}

Hi there!!  I have been tagged by one of my bff's, Cassie, and since I am ALWAYS the one to break the chain I thought this time I would actually try to keep it going. So here goes...
**You must post the rules
**Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you & then create 11 questions to ask the people you've tagged
**Tag 11 people and link them in your post
**Let them know you have tagged them

1. If you could meet any person in American history, who would it be and why?
I think Abraham Lincoln would be awesome to meet, preferably before his Ford's theater exit ;) I just think his life story is interesting.  And of course my first question would be about his wardrobe choices.

2. What do you consider to be your greatest talent?
Well besides my awesome goat lip impression ;) 

I would say my ability to draw almost anything I see, although I wouldn't say I was an artist...I'm just good at copying.  Coming up with my own stuff is hard for me.

3. If you could go back in time and live in any period, decade, era, where would you land?
I think the 50s...mainly for the it all.  The June Cleaver stuff...not so much.  And I sometimes I wish my life was just like "Grease" :)  

4. If you could have unlimited credit at any store, what store would it be?
Such tough questions!  Anthropologie first, then maybe the Container store, every closet in my house would be elfa-sized, and Etsy, I know it's technically not a store but wouldn't it be awesome to have unlimited credit there?!

5. What is your most prized possession?
These two of course!  I couldn't imagine life without them and my life is better because of them.  And I try to let them know everyday how much they mean to me.

6. What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
Inner peace...whatever that entails.  And finally meeting one of my best buds Ali in May!!

7. What is your favorite season and why?
So hard to choose but probably Summer.  I don't like the icky gross humidity but I love the beach and wearing flip flops everyday.  I would probably like it even more if I was in better shape and felt comfortable in a bathing suit.

8. Do you have any bad habits?
Does coffee count?  Because I really don't see anything bad about it. :)

9. What do you miss most about being a child?
Everything!!  Haha!!  I had an awesome childhood.   There was a lot of love, laughter, and dancing.  
I always felt safe, loved, and respected. 

10. When you go to the zoo, what is the animal you can't leave without seeing?
If it's the DC zoo then the pandas, any other zoo, the elephants!


11. If you could rename MY blog, what would you name it?
But I like the name you already have.  Um...everything I think of is super lame.  Painted Haven? Rehab refuge? That's all I gots.

And now for my questions:
1. If you had to eat the same thing everyday for the rest of your life what would it be?
2. If you woke up one day and were an animal, what type would you be?
3. If you could pick any profession other then your current one, what would it be?
4. How many states have you visited?
5. Ever been overseas? If not where do you dream of going?
6. If you had to choose, would you rather be an awesome dancer or an amazing singer?
7. What is your favorite beverage? (alcoholic or non)
8. What would your dream home look like?
9. What trait about yourself do you value most?
10. Have you ever tasted the rainbow? ;)
11. Mac or PC?

tag you're it...

Allison from Fab Rehab Creations
Amy from Ameroonie Designs
Laurie from Little Blue Chairs
Gwen from Gwenny Penny
Mary from Crocheting the Day Away
Meri from Meri-Goes-Round
Jenny from An Apple for the Crafter
Amy from Increasingly Domestic
Jamie from The Creative Imperative
Nicole from Home for Hire
Lu from Just Lu

And ladies...please feel no obligation to keep this going.  If you just want to answer the questions, awesome.  If you don't want to participate at all, I am totally cool with that too!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

25 things

I'm sure you guys have seen the 25 things blog posts around blog land and since I have lost my crafting mojo again I thought what the heck!!

1.  I need a's starting to look like I should be driving a trans am and sportin' some acid washed cutoffs.

2. Speaking of hair...I find a new gray hair EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. At this rate I will be all gray by Friday.

3.  If being able to figure out a Rubix cube is a measure of intelligence, then I am DUH-umb!

4.  Mexican food rocks.

5. I only like Coke from the fountain, I think it is gross from a bottle or can.

6.  I always get Cherry Coke when I go to the movies but regret it every time because the popcorn and soda combo always upsets my stomach.

7.  I think it's unfair that I am half portuguese and have a hard time tanning.

8. I am only on number 8 and am strugglin' :)

9. I have a secret dream to be on So You Think You Can Dance.

10.  I can't dance.

11. I am more upset about Picnik's demise then I let on.

12. If I ever had another kid and it was a boy, I would name him Jack.

13.  Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman is hot.

14. My parents let me watch Poltergeist when I was 7 and I had nightmares for weeks.

15. Drinking a Pepsi at 9 o'clock seemed like a good idea.

16. I've never had a pedicure.

17. I dream of owning my own organizing business.

18. I miss my parents and sis, mucho.

19. In and Out Burger needs to franchise on the East coast

20. I'm famous for my goat lip impression.

21. I have started working at a local veterinary hospital on Saturdays and I LOVE it!

22. I have an unhealthy obsession with Teen Mom 2 and the Real Housewives of Orange County

23. I can't stop listening to Fleetwood Mac's rumours album, it's been months.

24. ALL of my jeans have a hole in the knee.

25. It took me a really long time to come up with 25 things.

How's that for random? :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Better late then never...

Remember when I used to run?  Remember when I decided to run a 5K for an awesome cause?  Remember that I told you I would post pictures soon? Yeah I had forgotten too.  Then I got a wild hair and thought I would straighten up the black hole garage and whilst (??) cleaning I found some pictures that my mom sent to me...

Me, Cassie, Sarah, Kate, & Kate's hubby

"Cha...I can like totally run this in like 33 mins..."

"Bring it!"
And since this post is about long lost photos...lookey at what I found...

Oh yeah...10th grade baby.
First year without glasses.
But apparently my eyesight was still poor, I mean look at those mama jama eyebrows!!
I was in need of a serious plucking intervention.

You're welcome.


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