Saturday, December 19, 2009

Giveaway from Etsy Fort Worth - Little Boys Backpack!

Look what I found! You can win this! Deadline to enter is TODAY, Saturday, Dec. 19th.
Just click HERE (Etsy Fort Worth site) and leave a comment! Easy as pie.

The item up for grabs this week is a darling little boys backpack provided by Makayla Creations. It comes with a zipper close top, adorned with vintage cars and emblems and made with quality deep blue denim. backpack.jpg

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Blue Coat

This little blue coat belonged to my husband as a little boy. It's been hanging in my son's closet since he was an infant, waiting for the day when he could wear it.

Well, he can wear it - and I decided to load the kiddies up and take them out to take a few pictures. I just had their Christmas pictures taken, and stressed over what outfits for them to wear - wish I had remembered then, that this little coat was in his closet.Ah well, the donning of the coat has been documented - I'm loving the pictures. Love my camera - a Nikon D60 - great camera!

and Great kids :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holly Hobby Sheets and Blingy Jeans Fashion Emergency

One of my dear friends requested me to make her and her daughter matching pajama pants out of her Holly Hobby sheets that she had as a child. I don't know why, but this project was so hard for me to start! I think it was because I was making them for a friend, and I was also using her treasured sheet - so if I screwed up, there was no going back!, or just throwing it into the scrap pile and using it for something else later.
Anyway, I think they turned out super
cute - now I just hope I was able to get the measurements correct and that they fit like they are supposed to. I was even able to make a matching pair for an American Girl dolly - what do you think?

The picture taking skills weren't the best this morning - sorry bout that. I've been running around like a chicken with out a head these last few days (like many of you mommies out there!) It doesn't matter what I have on my to-do list, Christmas is going to come on Dec. 25th, and I will not have everything done that I intended, that's just the way it goes. But, Christmas will come to pass, and I'm sure it will be a fun one, with my family being way too spoiled in the gifts department, food department, entertainment department, etc. (well, maybe not the clean house department....that one is failing miserably!)

The kiddies are excited because they will have a sitter tomorrow night. The hubbs and I are headed to a limo....dinner at "Bobs" (love the pickles and homemade bread :) yum) - it's actually a great, swanky, white table cloth, steak place....then off to a Mavericks game with some friends. How fun does that sound?! Just add some booty shakin tunes to the mix and I'm good to go...but

Seriously - can't be too formal b/c of the basketball game, but need to be dolled up to some degree, b/c afterall, we are taking a limo and we are eating at Bob's....
So, I decided that I needed new swanky/blingy jeans to little boy has been drug all over town this morning, first to the boutique where low and behold (thanks to the advice of my fashion forward friend!!!!!!) I was able
to buy not one, but 2 pair of jeans....then off to the tailor to have them hemmed (I do sew, but....don't have the machine you need for the double thread most jeans have) - and lucky me, she's going to have them finished in time to wea
r them to the game tomorrow! Little boy got lunch at McDonald' he's happy.
Fashion Disaster Adverted! (Yes, that is my butt - you go right ahead and believe that, I'll let you .)
(wait....what about jewelry?)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's Santa, Baby!

Had to share this picture - It's a milestone for us, my daughter finally smiled with Santa!!!!
Just took us 7 years! Wahoo!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Shhhh..... It's a Secret's a secret. There are 3 certain little boys in my family that will be getting matching robes for Christmas this year. One belongs to me, two belong to my sister in Indiana.
Now to ship them off. Surprisingly I should be able to do it without paying overnight shipping, wow! that never happens to me. Usually a day late and a dollar short. Well, they aren't in the mail yet - so we'll see!
One project checked off the list. On to the next - this time several customer orders.
Hope you're getting your list of to do's marked off too!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Trunk Show Fun!

Loads of fun! Hot cider, awesome things to buy, great friends, Christmas music, fun time!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snowing at the Homestead

Woke up this morning to "It's snowing! It's snowing! It's snowing!" We get real excited around here when it snows. My parents arrived yesterday afternoon from Indiana - they like to escape to Texas for the warmer weather, don't think they are getting much of an escape this visit! The kids are excited though - and frankly, I like the change in the weather too!
I've got some great vintagey stuff to share with you soon - Mom and I will be getting my Christmas decorations out today and tomorrow. Trying to get ready for my Trunk Show on Monday (do you live close by?? Would love to have you over - lots of great shopping! - Support Handmade, you know!). Contact me and I'll send you an invite :)
So, Mom and Dad brought me these awesome plastic candles and a cute snowman - they plug in - may have to replace the bulbs, we'll see.
My head is spinning today, too much going on, ....I need a personal assistant I think. Shopping, blogging, Etsy posting, baking, decorating, site seeing, the list goes on and on......
Oh! AND - my sewing machine quit working yesterday!!! I about died. Thank the Sewing Machine gods though - the repair guy actually called me last night at 5:30pm (after dropping it off at 9:30am) and said that it was DONE! He initially said that it would take a "few days", so I'm thinking....ok, I'm without a sewing machine for a good week - at Christmas time, not a good I started asking around and several sweet, sweet friends offered their machines for me to borrow - then Low and Behold! Sweet, sewing machine repair man called! Yeah!!!!!
Got to run make more coffee, and take care of the fam. See you!
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