Archive for December, 2008

Hobby Hump day- Bike Basket

Piper Ann and Oliver got these really awesome bikes from their grandpa for an early Christmas present.



They rode them in small circles around the garage eventhough it was like 3 degrees outside.

Piper Ann was trying to balance a little makeup bag full of who knows what on the back step and it kept falling off. So, I whipped up this little bag that velcros around the seat.

Now the makeup bag doesn’t fall off when she makes her hairpin turns!

After the holidays I might try to make one for the front that a baby doll can sit in.

I hope you all have a very wonderful Christmas!

December 24, 2008 at 3:33 am 3 comments

Twas a Few Days Before Christmas…

…And mama in her kerchief and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winters nap…


December 22, 2008 at 10:43 pm 1 comment


My blogless friend Deanna took this Nutcracker…
And turned it into this…
I absolutely love the flower on her hat.

I wanted to title this post…”He had the surgery!, or “The hormones are working” but she’s too cute to use crude humor.

December 22, 2008 at 2:37 am 1 comment

Hobby Humpday- The Table, Revisited

So last week I showed you the beginning stages of Piper Ann’s table. You can completely disregard that. I ended up not liking where it was going and ripped the whole thing apart.

Here is my new and much better finished table. I think it turned out so cute. I know she’s going to love it. Hopefully Modge Podge is pretty durable!

I used 5 different papers and used them as petals for the flowers and on the backs of the chairs and the apron of the chairs.
I used the paper on the apron of the table sort of as a patchwork. I love how it turned out.
Hopefully she will too. Too bad Santa will get all the credit!
Leave me a comment if you want to play along.
Stay tuned for some editing to this post. My friend Deanna made the cutest Nutcracker I have to share with you.

December 17, 2008 at 4:26 am 6 comments

Hobby Humpday

I’m trying for a handmade holiday, but its stressing me out a little bit. We’ll see how far I get with it.


I made a reusable grocery bag for Nathan’s teacher.


I also made this matching pouch.

Hopefully she’ll like it! It sure beats something with wooden apples on it!

Now you can play

December 10, 2008 at 3:27 pm 3 comments

17 Days Until Christmas…

…and this is what my living room and dining room look like.



I’m stressing just a smidge!

December 9, 2008 at 2:20 am 2 comments

Twas a Few Weeks Before Christmas


The child was nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of Toys R Us danced in his head.

December 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm 5 comments

Things I Love Thursday


I love all the pepperminty goodness that comes along with the Christmas season.

I just bought a box “for the kids” of peppermint Jojo’s from Trader Joes. They are basically Oreo’s with peppermint filling. So good. Since they’re from Trader Joes they don’t have all the trans fat in them.

I love peppermint ice cream.

The other coffee drink I tolerate is a white chocolate peppermint mocha. Coffee drinkers would hardly call that coffee. Ricardo has to write down my order when he makes a Starbucks run. He’s just a plain black coffee drinker. The more robust the better!

I also love those peppermint nougat Christmas trees. I filled some of the advent calendar with them. I don’t think the kids love them as much as I do.

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December 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm 4 comments

Giveaway Winner

Holy cow! Almost 1700 visitors yesterday and almost 700 today. I overwhelmed.

And after almost 300 comments I have a winner. Congratulations to Camille.

December 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm 1 comment


giveawayI’ve joined the big give away from Sew Mama Sew.

This is what I have to offer


I’m giving away this girls funky Christmas tree apron.

Here’s how to win…Visit my store at take a look around. Come back here and leave me a comment with some feedback. I’d love to know what you think. Feel free to let me know what I can improve on, but be nice!

There will be a ton of people giving away handmade items so check it out!
I will draw my winner on Thursday morning.

December 3, 2008 at 3:28 am 297 comments

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