Monday, April 23, 2012

Crafty Tuesday -- Ruffle Pants and Flourish Shirt

I belong to a group, Appliqué Forum, which is full of some of the most creative and crafty ladies on the planet. There is seriously no end to their great ideas...or to their willingness to help answer anyone's questions.

A few weeks ago one of the ladies posted a picture of an outfit that she had created for her granddaughter...and it was so adorable I just had to seeing I could recreate it! I did the best I could -- and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!

The ruffle plants are from a pattern by Romeo and Mae, and the shirt is embroidered with designs from Embroidery Boutique.

See what everyone else has been creating at Carrie's!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crafty Tuesday - First Birthday Edition

I realize that technically it is no longer Tuesday. But these days being on time seems to be something that is a struggle. So, for this week, Crafty Thursday it is!

One of my coworkers saw something on etsy, and wondered if I might be able to recreate it, since she needed it sooner than the two weeks the seller had listed in her shop. And while I wasn't sure that I could do quite as good of a job, I told her I would give it my best shot. And I have to say...I was pretty happy with the final product!

It's a tie, a birthday hat, and a diaper cover....and a birthday shirt to match!

To see what everyone else has been crafting, see what is being shared at Carrie's!

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Monday, April 2, 2012


I will be the first to admit that, while stressful, my life is pretty awesome. Tough (and whose isn't?) but awesome.

One thing my life is not is luxurious.

Not that I am complaining. I don't think I would really know what to do with an abundance of luxuries if I did have them. And yes, I know that there are millions of people for whom food and clothing and shelter are luxuries. But this is not about them. It's about me.

I do have one little luxury that I have (somewhat) recently re-discovered...

Having my nails done!

There is nothing that I find more relaxing than sitting for an hour or two and having someone make me look better. It's a complete and total luxury, but it makes me feel so good!

And every time someone comments on how nice my nails look, I am re,indeed just how much I love them too. Which is highly ironic, given that until a few months ago I was a stress-induced nail biter and had absolutely horrendous looking hands!

So tell me, Internet....I am not the only one with a self-indulgent, luxury pastime, am I?

Surely not...

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