Monday, June 27, 2011

Odds and Ends

Hello there my dears,

I truly hope all of you had a good weekend.
My Saturday started off early taking all 4 kittens to get vaccinated and blood drawn. Not a fun trip. Left one at the Fosters house as he was getting neutered this week and took another home.
Then off Thrifting with the MIL and Lizard.
Found some great baby clothes for $1 each. Score!
Dropped off some of Monkey Man's toys at the thrift store after cleaning his room. You never realize how many McDonald's toys a kid has until you dump out the toy box.
4 boxes of mega and duplo legos.  Where did all this stuff come from!?

On to Logan's for a good lunch and then Target for some shopping.
Have  you seen Targets swimwear for Women? OMG sooo cute.

Look coverage for the Ta-tas and the tummy! Now if it only came with a skirt bottom, but I guess that is what cover ups are made for.

Also, found a Duvet cover for my bed, although it is in a king size.
Imagine this with purple flowers

I decided to hack it up to make it a queen size and add a couple of more shams with the extra fabric.
Well the duvet came out fine.The shams on the other hand, not so good. 
  1. I have to remember not to cut fabric at 10pm.
  2. I need to write down my measurements
  3. I need to allow for seam allowances!
Ok... that is enough. I made myself cry when I realized that I cut wrong. At least it is just the side panels. the back is correct and so is the center panel. So I guess I will have to go get more fabric.

I am also hand painting a small stool in Persimmon Red by Martha Stewart. 

Not sure that I like it as it seems watery. Doesn't cover well and is streaky.

What have you been up to?



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Raye Raye Tray Part 2

Hello my dears,

Raye Sent me a Picture of both the bowl and tray together!
Check out the Facebook page to see it! 
You did know that I was on Facebook, Right?

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Raye-Raye Tray

Hello All,

Thought I would share with you one of the trays that I made for a friend. This tray caused me a bit of anxiety as it is multicolored, multilayers.

Raye had a bowl that she requested a tray made to match after seeing all the others that I have done.
Teal, Gray and Silver. The bowl was glass and swirled. I wish I had a picture of it.

Here is my version of the tray:
If you look close at the bottom you can see the top part of the bowl.

These pictures do not do it justice. You really have to see it in person.

And Raye LOVED IT!

Raye Sent me a Picture of both the bowl and tray together!
Check out the Facebook page to see it! 


Monday, June 20, 2011

No Sew Pillows

Hello there my dears,

Hope all is well with you all. I have had a H.E.L.L of A WEEK. I quit smoking 2 weeks ago, yes I know, filthy nasty habit. No more smell, no more stinky breathe! Wo0o0ot. But along with doing that my energy has been sucked into outer space. I have also been HUNGRY, like I haven't eaten in years. I have been trying to get myself back on a routine.
Thank you all for being patient.

We have had a baby born at the beginning of the month. A little baby girl! So excited for my BIL and SIL. Little Miss will be spoiled like no other.We have already been banned from purchasing any more clothing for a while.

Last weekend I got a rush of energy and decided to craft as I was sitting at the craft table staring at all the projects that I wanted to do. The piles of fabric, the inspiration board. UGH!

Out came No Sew Pillows

And they are just that. Open a seam in a placemat from Target clearance, stuff one of the pillow inserts in(also clearance at Target). Close up the seam with straight pins and add some fabric tac to said seam. Squeeze the seam closed, get glue all over your finger tips. Unpin it, trying not to pin yourself. And there you have a No sew pillow.
Great Color to add for summer.



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hoo Are you, Hoo Hoo?

Welcome to Dragonfliez Creationz If you are visiting. Stop on in and stay a bit.

This is my 2nd "Hoo are you?"


Here are this week's questions!
1. How often do you wash your vehicle?
2. When riding in a car with someone who usually drives, them or you?
3. How many states have you traveled to or through?
4. What kind of music do you listen to the most?
5. Do you prefer the window down or air conditioning? 

1. Probably not as often as I should. Maybe once every few months. With the weather changes here in the south and the pollen outbreak that we have had this spring, the Dodge has only gotten a real bath 2 times.
2. I prefer driving if I know where I am going.
3. I have been through most of them from I40 west to Colorado and Florida I95 to New York.
4. Whatever is on the radio, mostly pop, alternative mix. Though I like a variety of music. You should here my Pandora mixes.
5. Depends on the weather and how fast we are going. If we are in the city and it is spring weather, windows down. A/C if we are in the highway. But I do love the top down in the Jeep.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Lizard Made a dress

Hello my dears,

So Lizard was watching a video the other day on how to make a dress. The girl in the video didnt speak, just pointed to material, scissors and showed how to sew it.

It is really cool. This young lady has soo many tutorials on how to make dresses.

Here is Lizard's version.

Isn't it darling?

I love it.


Linking over at SYTYC

Sunday, June 5, 2011

a long break

It has been a week of ho-hum and no inspiration.

Now I am singing...
Welcome back, 
Your dreams were your ticket out. 

Welcome back, 
To that same old place that you laughed about. 

Anyone remember that theme song? Am I showing my age? (hangs head in shame)

So where have I been? to flea markets and back again.

Did I find anything? Why yes I did. Thank you for asking.
I found the cutest little chair that had been refinished for $5... yes five dollars!
Sorry about the background. My neighbor is refusing to mow his yard.
I also found some prisms for Lizards chandelier that she is working on.
All in all it was a good day.

Handsome Man is quitting smoking cigarettes and is going to the ecig. We will see how that goes.

What have you all been up to this week?


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award!!

hello my dears,

I got an email from my bloggy friend Connie over at The Crafterbug last night stating that she had given me an award. SOO NICE to see since I really haven't done anything in a week or so, just BLAH and summer heat is not helping.

That was very nice of her! She has an awesome blog!  I think I love her blog because she is so much like me except she is a much better free hand painter! Have you seen her sewing projects??
She always has such nice things to say and I look forward to reading her blog to see what she has been up to.  Thank you Connie!!

  A Versatile Blogger is one who......... 
1) Provides variety in his or her posts  2) Entertains, informs, inspires and intrigues readers  3) Continues to grow as a blogger
So the rules are simple in receiving this award. 
Rule 1) Thank the Blogger who awarded you this great honor 
and make sure others can get to his or her site!
Rule 2) List 7 to 10 secrets about yourself
Rule 3) 
Award this to 10 - 15 worthy bloggers!

Seven secrets about me... hmmm
1) I am fairly blunt with people that I know, but shy around those I don't
2) I don't  like surprise parties ( really, who does?)
3) If I could not wear socks, I wouldn't. 
4) I like my steak rare, but often than not ask for it medium rare.
5) I am afraid that I haven't raised my children to take on the world and want to shelter them some more. My oldest is 17.
6) I have been fired once in my life.
7)  I don't like quiet, even when I am reading. Need white noise or music to keep me going.
8) I love to go thrift shopping, whether for clothes or furniture. Nothing like a deal!
9) I have a giant dragonfly tattoo on my left shoulder. ;-)

Again, I would love to thank Connie for this award, like Sally Field when she won the Oscar, You like me, You really like me!! 

Except I am not a pretty crier.

I would like to send this award out to these 10 lovely bloggers who I adore:

1. Jessie from Imperfectly Polished
2. JessieLynn at A Geek's Wife and her Dog
3. Rebecca at Chasing Cottons
5. Susie at Susie Harris
6. Michelle at delicateConstruction
8. Rebecca at You're talking too much
9. Jessica at Two Shades of Pink
10. Mary at The Domesticated Mom