Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Rockstar

This is my "Rockstar" Addie...
...she has been puking her guts out since Thursday night!
This morning she is asking for spaghetti and cookies,
go figure!?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Party Bunting...

So if you were wondering what I was going to make with all of that yummy fabric it was indeed this adorable bunting :) I'm just loving the colors and how it all turned out!

A few questions for all you lovely sewing peeps out there...
I wasn't quite sure how I should sew it together?
I opted for the easier version... 
sewing the wrong sides together and then using pinking shears to cut off the excess.
I could sew the right sides together and then turn the right side out!

Wondering which way people would prefer?
I need a fun name for these new beauties!

I'm off to cut out more triangles... I think I'm going to have to invest in a rotary cutter, (my wrists are killing me) do they have a pinking rotary?

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Decorating Spring Fling
I just entered this contest... a chance to win a iPod Nano :)

All you have to do is show her your spring decorating. 
The catch is: You can only use what you already had, nothing new!

Friday, March 27, 2009

TWiTTER me this...

Can someone please tell me what Twitter is all about. I know I could go to Twitter's webpage and read what the whole big deal is... but I don't know if I would get it?!

I've been on the site and all it seems to be is a basic status update like on Facebook. Is there more too it? Is it worth my time? Is it fun?
Please tell me

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Do you ever?

Do you ever lay in bed and think about your new fun idea? Well, I do and I could not fall asleep last night. Planning in my head, imagining the outcome of my fun idea!
Lately I have been thinking about what I could make for the shop with all of the fun fabric that is out there on Etsy.
I figured it out yesterday! I ordered these two sets last night along with a more boyish version too. I can't wait to get these and get started on it...

The only thing I'm going to tell you is, it has something to do with throwing a party
{trying to keep a theme in the shop}

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mantel LOVE...

My sister is here this weekend and I wanted to do a fun project.
So we decided to do the mantel. I'm loving how it turned out...

...especially since I spent $0. Yep that's right I didn't spend a dime :)

We went on a nature walk where we picked up some random sticks,
we grouped them together, added some green glitter to the tips, 
stuck on some flowers and birds that I had in my crafting stash and cut out the word, "Bloom" for the garland in Amy Butler paper.
It's subtle and delicate and of course my favorite part FREE :)
{I'm kind of on a tight budget, if you haven't noticed!}

Friday, March 20, 2009

A New Addition to the Shop...

A new delectable "sweet" cake will be in the shop sometime next week,
using this wonderful paper.

and Yes folks I went ahead and purchased this sweet dress box template
for the shop as well! I was sort of hesitant about it, but I think it will be fun and flirty.
This will be so fun to personalize!

Can't wait to use it :)

So happy that today is SPRiNG and that means warmer temps right around the corner, well at least more sunshine :)

Hope you all have a fun weekend! My littlest sister is coming to visit me until Monday! I am super excited and can't wait to chat, shop, craft and drink Starbucks together :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Who doesn't love Wendy's frostys
I am going out on a limb here and saying, "You're weird if you don't!" 
So, what do I do when I'm craving something sweet, but only have vanilla ice cream 
{which is SO boring and not sweet enough!}
in the house?

I scoop up my vanilla ice cream, 
sprinkle Hershey's baking cocoa on top,
let it sit around for 5-10 minutes,
stir it up

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trying to REMEMBER!

Where the time has gone! How did my babies get to be so big?
Hope you have a warm and sunshiny Tuesday :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Who's the WiNNER?

Yay, only 4 days until SPRiNG!

The lucky gal that won my GiVEAWAY is...

Please contact me through Etsy or my Blog so I can get your shipping address!


Have a wonderful day, it is 60 wonderful degrees here in Michigan today. We are off to play at the park :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Drum Roll Please...

...DAiSYS & dots will be featured in,
Modern Bride Magazine
in the
Aug/Sept 2009 Issue

As you probably can understand I am so EXCiTED, I almost peed my pants :)
Have a fun weekend!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Aha... I have an Idea

One thing is for sure my kids LOVE sweets :) I wonder where they pick that trait up from?
My sweet little one today gave me an idea... I have been wanting to do a photo shoot with the girls this spring outside! I have in my head a beautiful orchard with blossoms all over.
It just sounds wonderful!
I've been wanting some super cute and over the top outfits too! I know it's been done before, but I am so into these pettiskirts! I mean talk about over the top. Wouldn't it be fun to have bright pink cowboy boots and rainbow tights, with a personalized shirt :) I'm getting so excited!
There seems to be a slight hiccup in my planning... we have no extra income and these skirts run anywhere from $60-$100, SHEESH! Except for today I came across a blog that pointed me in the direction of Martha Stewart
I have confidence that I could totally make the girls these adorable skirts, for a fraction of the price. Now I just have to wait for fabric to go on sale and talk the husband into this great idea! I mean the money I would be saving, by doing my own photography, making the skirts and possibly making money since my friend has been wanting one of these pettiskirts for her daughter, but hasn't splurged yet;)
I know I have my work cut out for me so if you know of any sales on fabric right now let me know... I'm looking for satin and chiffon! Fancy shcmancy!

Don't forget to enter in the GiVEAWAY here
it goes until Monday sometime!
{March 16, 2009}

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gearing up for SPRiNG

It's almost SPRiNG... I can hardly contain myself! Warmer weather, birds chirping away, building their new nests, the SUNSHiNE, thunderstorms and playing outside all come to my mind!
Another fun thing in the SPRiNG is celebrating Easter. Easter is not the same for everyone. I love all the springy things that come with Easter, but the reason I celebrate Easter is the resurrection of Christ Jesus!
I am so thankful that my heavenly father loved me enough.
For fun and  just because I am really excited for SPRiNG I am giving away 6 carrots freshly picked from my crafty garden {minus the dirt!}
Ways to Enter:

-Leave me a comment telling me how you celebrate Easter/Spring = 1 entry
-Blog about my GiVEAWAY = 1 entry {make sure you link back so I can check out your blog}
-Any purchases made in the shop = 1 entry/purchase! {Make sure you let me know you are a blog reader in notes to seller!}
So get to posting, blogging and shopping :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What's on the Market for Housing?

I finally got my house pictures up on my new computer. Plus I made a new one. 
They are being listed on the market all this week!

Here is the new one! I love how it turned out :)

These can be custom made to say whatever your heart desires :)
More new goodies to enter the shop later this week :)
Oh I must show you!
Click here to see my new Amy Butler Paper Cake
It turned out so sweet!