Thursday, January 22, 2009


I've been keeping busy (as always). My biggest project was organizing my bed/craft room. I got all the big things done within a week and now its just down to organizing papers and little supplies. My bed has been put away and I am now sleeping on a futon, once you get a queen size bed out of a tiny room it clears up a lot of space. I don't have any before pictures but just imagine a bed taking up over half the room.
My fabric is now in front of my face wanting to be used instead of stored away in a closet.
All my scrap fabric for stuffing. I told you I can't throw anything away!
Books :D
Sheets needed to be cut, easy to get to. And my button maker that I need to use more!
Last but not least a little dresser with all my ribbon, buttons, zippers, thread. I painted it a pistachio color last week. Can you believe I almost threw it away because I thought it was useless and ugly!?!

A little break and some fun we had.
I am going to start posting a blog every Wednesday with my work in progress projects (WIP Wednesday, maybe you've heard of it??) I snatched the idea from my sil who snatched it from somewhere else. I was not able to get mine done this Wednesday so here it is a little late. I ended up making two batches of soap last night, one lavender and the other uncolored/unscented.
I like how natural they look and hope to incorporate recycling with my packaging. Once they are hard enough I'll be putting them in my etsy, the shop isn't up yet but it should be by the end of the month!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Milo's Birthday and Salvation Army Finds

So Saturday I made it to Salvation Army and got to look at the sheets. I am sooo happy I went! They had half off on white tags that day so everything except for one set of sheets was half off. Now I'll just have to go back for all the other ones when they're half off :)
I absolutely adore the sheets in the last photo. I didn't have much shopping time so I really didn't look at what the set came with, I thought it was a bedroom set but it ended up being three fitted sheets and two loose sheets. I'm thinking of making it a bedroom set for Milo and I'm sure I'll have some left over. Any other ideas?
Sunday was Milo's birthday, every year my grandparents come over with cake and presents. So we all started cleaning, that led to deeper cleaning and I ended up downstairs in a big mess (I'll be blogging about that very soon). Around four we started making supper (veggie lasagna!) and everyone (grandparents and my best friend Madelyn) got there around six. We played wii had supper ate cake and opened presents, very long day. Milo had a blast and didn't want to go to bed at the end of the night (to excited about his train sets he got). Here are a few (of the many) pictures.
All in all we had a fantastic weekend hope you did too! Now I'm off to finish cleaning!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday Finds!!

So I usually go thrifting on Wednesdays but since I missed this Wednesday I went Friday. I think I'll be going on Fridays more often now. I also only go to Value Village, although I usually plan on going to all of them it doesn't happen and I need to work on getting to all of them. Anywho I found oodles of sheets and fabric, I also picked up a telescope for my brother for his birthday some embroidery hoops for my sil and some contact paper for wall decals. I found a lot of goodies but limited myself to the ones I liked best (that and I only brought a $20...ended up spending $17). Without further ado
This one is actually from last week
I love this one and wish it were bigger. It used to be a picnic table cloth so its about the same size as the top of a picnic table, bummer.
This one is only a pillowcase :(
Hopefully there's a sheet somewhere in the back they will put out eventually.
Hope you enjoyed! I'll be back next week with more!! Hopefully a nice selection too :)
P.S. Decided to not make my own soap molds and just search for things I can use as molds, so until then my soap is going to be done in loaf pans :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

100 Things

1. I'm a mess (it's okay I'm sure you are too)
2. I'm horrible at spelling
3. My right foot is bigger than my left
4. I hate it and wish you could buy a pair of shoes in different sizes
5. No meat for me please, it's a personal decision please respect it
6. I hate people with no manners
8. I think I'm pretty polite
9. I have self worth
10. Self confidence, not so much
11. But I don't care what others think of me
12. I get very anxious at random times...I hate it
13. I cut my own hair...never said I was good at it
14. I think I'm pretty crafty
15. But not all the time
16. I WILL someday own my own business
17. No clue what it will be
18. Reupholstering???
19. Own a store???
20. The sky is my limit
21. I know I can do anything
22. I get discouraged easily
23. unless I'm very determined
24. I love cute clothes but don't know how to wear them
25. I love heels
26. Unlike my sister I can walk in them...jk...kinda :)
27. I'm plain
28. But exciting
29. Not funny
30. But I make people laugh
31. Mostly at me and the ridiculous things I do
32. I love it
33. I love thrifting
34. I plan on never buying anything new again
35. Except underwear
36. And food
37. I have goals
38. I should write them down
39. I procrastinate...a lot (obviously)
40. I take on to many projects at once
41. After spending way to much money on them I forget about them
42. I need to declutter my life
43. I love coffee
44. I may love tea more
45. I haven't decided and probably never will
46. I'm short...even in heels
47. I love it
48. I've made clothes before
49. I would love to make clothes that actually look good on people
50. I spend way to much time online
51. I actually don't think I'm on that much...maybe
52. I want to buy a house
53. I'm on my way in doing so
54. I LOVE cowl necks!!!
55. And mango's
56. And of course Milo :)
57. I'm a positive person
58. It's hard to be positive around negative people
59. I hate it and how it makes me feel to be around them.
60. I hate feet
61. I want to spin yarn
62. I'm trying to focus on only one or two things at the moment
63. I keep to myself and don't go out much
64. I don't think its a bad thing but it might be
65. I believe in karma
66. I believe in God
67. I go to church
68. I love corny 80's horror movies
69. I need more books
70. My parents own their own business and are doing good
71. Doesn't mean I'm spoiled or get things from them
72. I grew up with very little
73. I'm grateful that I did, it taught me a lot
74. I would like to change the world and help others as much as I can
75. I think abortion is disgusting and don't see how someone could ever do that to themselves or a child
76. I have strong opinions
77. I don't always voice them
78. I am open to others opinions
79. I love my family and don't know what I'd do without them
80. They drive me nuts sometimes
81. I have amazing patients
82. Most of the time
83. I love knee/thigh high socks
84. I don't wear flip flops or shorts to often
85. I would like to wear more dresses
86. I wish there was more time in the day
87. I'm sure I waste a lot and I should work on that
88. Old Saturday cartoons are way better than the new ones
89. I always used to think there was something health wise wrong with me
90. Now I hope there's not
91. I use to think I knew a lot
92. I wasn't even close, and am still not
93. I need to go back to school
94. I hate throwing things away
95. Even garbage
96. I hate grape/watermelon flavored things but love grapes and watermelon
97. I say sorry way to much, people think its odd
98. I've gotten better with it
99. Looking back this doesn't seem to interesting
100. Sorry

Monday, January 5, 2009

Be My Valentine Children's Swap Hosted by Wee Pereas

My sil is hosting her first swap! Be My Valentine Children's Swap check it out! I will be participating, and it will be my first! I am very excited and can't wait!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Keeping Busy

I've been getting a bit done this week, not nearly as much as I would like though. I got a few sheets all cut up into fq's (what a pain!), started infusing some oil for soap, and knit some washcloths.
Cut fq's
Mass amounts of sheets that need to be cut
Here is some soap that I made a couple of weeks ago. The Whit is unscented, the rose color (looks like purple in the photo) is lavender, and the purple (looks kind of gray in the photo but it is a really pretty purple) is rosemery and mint. I used some soap colors I got from Hobby Lobby to color them and after that I've decided to stick with natural colorants. The soap did turn out really good but the coloring process did not work one bit for me, they are pretty colors but those were really the only colors I was able to get out of what I had.
I received a lovely fq from Nine Fireflies from FFF giveaway, amazing fabric I may just have to go buy some!
I am having a little bit of a dilemma though. I've been searching for some soap molds but I can't find the size I want. I don't want my soap to come out square, I would really like it to be more rectangular and I'd rather not have to do a custom order so I think I'm just going to have to add another thing to my to do list and make some myself. I would like to make some soap this upcoming week so I am going to work on getting it done tomorrow, hopefully I'll have another post up before the end of the week with new soap molds!
Oh yeah Happy New Year!!!