Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween and what I have been up to this week.

I made this fun little Halloween dress for my daughter. I got this material for $1 and I thought I would use it to test my dress making skills. It is a really simple dress. I didn't have a pattern I just made it up as I went. I drew a pattern for the top part and then just cut a big rectangular for the skirt. I lined the the top part and gathered the skirt before I sewed it on. I made button holes on the top front, but then I never went and got buttons for the dress so I just put the straps through holes and tied a knot. It worked great and added a little cuteness to the dress.
Also this week I had to make some scrapbook pages for my husband's grandma's 80th birthday (they are making her a book). These are the pages I did of our family. I think they turned out cute and I almost didn't want to send them off. Hope you enjoy grandma and happy 80th birthday wish we were there.

On a none crafty note someone ran into our car going 50 mph while my husband was stopped at a stop light. No one was really hurt but our car was totalled. We were planning on having that car for a long time. So intead of buying another small car we took the plunge and got a mini van. So I have been car shopping all we and when the insurance check gets here I get to go pick up our new (to us) mini van. Yeah!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


One of my favorite inspirational bloggers is opening a store to sell her stuff. I am so excited I love her stuff and she id the one who inspired me to try and sew my daughters cloths. Check out her blog she is awesome.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Giveaway Winner

So I put everyone's name in a stocking (can you tell I have been working on Christmas stuff) and pulled out a name and the lucky winner was Tee (her name is Makenzie, but we call her Tee). But wait, that's my sister she can't win so I decided to do it over and the lucky winner was Tee. Wait not again. After the third time (I mixed the names up each time) of pulling Tee's name out I thought why am I putting her name back in each time. So After taking Tee's name out I did it again and the real winner is Rachel. So since Rachel already expressed what she wants in her comments she is getting a set of customized magnets. And do worry Tee I will make you some leg warmers too. Stay tune for more giveaways and thanks to everyone that posted a link to my blog.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Busy, Sick, and my first giveaway

So I know I haven't posted anything of my own lately, but I have been busy. I have been busy making Christmas presents which I can't really post yet, because some recipients of such presents check this blog, but I will post a Christmas present idea list soon and some of the things I am making for Addi since she is only 6 months old and won't even know. Another thing that has kept me from posting is that my sweet little baby got sick. At first I didn't know what was wrong she would just lay there so sad and then every once in a while would start crying and could not be calmed down. After a couple of days of that and getting peas thrown up all over me we took her to the ER (it was after office hours) and found that she had an ear infection. She is doing much better now, but she got me sick.
So since I have been such a post slacker and because I am curious if anyone even reads this blog I am doing my first giveaway.

If you would like your very own pair of baby leg warmers
or if you don't have babies your own set of customized magnets then enter my giveaway. I know not as exciting as some other people giveaways but it is Christmas making season and it is my first giveaway so they will get better with time.
So if you would like to be the recipient of these fabulous prizes leave me a flattering comment on this post. If you would like to enter twice than put a link to mommy creations on your blog (if you put a link let me know in your comment just in case technorati doesn't pick it up). That is easy enough right? Since I only know of a few of you that even look at my blog this could be the easiest giveaway you ever entered. I will randomly pick a winner one week from today.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Beautiful quilt

I love this quilt from pigtails and snails she made the pattern herself. You could win this beautiful quilt on her web site. Check it out.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Apple t-shirt dress

I bought this apple t-shirt at Stuff (a consignment store) for $3. It was brand new it still had the gap tags on it and everything. I thought it was cute but it was way to big for Addi and to small for me so I decided I would use it as fabric to make Addi a dress to where to the apple orchard next week. I used the hems fom the bottom of the shirt and sleeves as the hems om=n the bottom of the dress and dress' sleeves. This made it really easy I just cut out the body of the dress and then the sleeves. Attached the sleeves to the body added edging around the neck and sewed up the sides. I love it and for my first attemt at sewing baby cloths it turned out really good.