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Friday, September 30, 2011

Let's Hear it for the Boy!

I totally have the Footloose song in my head now...

Anyway, I have been making some fantastically cute things for my boy lately!

Here's a few:

Toddler Sized backpack from Made By Rae.
Utterly fabulous.
We keep these in the car with small toys, crayons, etc to take into restaurants or other places where we need something to do for a bit.

I love Preston's with the little cars on it!
Peighton picked out her bright fabric of course.

I added a few outside pockets to the pattern and I left off the piping. 
I'm just not into piping.

The original pattern also does not include lining. 
I don't like that.
I don't want to see the seams.
So, I did add a lining which is a bit more difficult with the zipper but I made it work and I like it a lot better now. 

I also made one for our little cousin who has a birthday coming up.
I actually made this one first.
I figured practicing on Hawkeye fabric would be good because if I messed up I wouldn't be too sad about the runied fabric!!!!
But it turned out great! ;-)

Can't wait to fill it with some fun stuff for his birthday or Christmas!

Peighton thought she should model hers for me.

My absolute favorite thing I have made the past few days though is this fabulous shirt:

It means I love Iowa State Fair!!!
And we all know how I love "hearting" things...

I found the adult sized shirt at Goodwill for a couple dollars!
The pattern is from my new Ottobre magazine.
LOVING this magazine.
So many fun things to make in it I have a hard time picking something.

And a couple more quick ones:
Same pattern, but I added long sleeves.

And here I will show you that even I make mistakes.
I was trying to make sure all of the design fit onto the shirt and in the process the neckline just got too big.
So, yes there are a few puckers in it.
But I don't think Preston will complain and it will make a great jammie shirt!

So there you have it.
I love making cute stuff for my boy!!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the Winner is...


Sorry I am a day got away from me yesterday!

I love that you won Heather because I know you have a sweet little girl!
Send me a message and tell me what size she is and I will send you a fabulously cute surprise!

As for me, I will be enjoying the little things in life today with my sweet boy.

Our day will probably look something like this:

A little nudity, a lot of toys and lots of fun!

Hope you have a great day too!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Time for a giveaway!

I love to give things away!

I have just listed a TON of stuff on my etsy site at fabulous prices.
I really need to clear out some inventory!

When you purchase any of the items on my site I am also sticking in a very fun little gift too!

Some very cute examples of my craftness:

These photos were taken by Spotlight Photography-love them!

We're obsessed with zebra print right now...

Who wouldn't love this adorable pantsuit!!!

Now, for the giveaway:

I am giving away a surprise item to one lucky winner!
Who doesn't love a surprise?
It could be an outfit, a bag, a it doesn't matter if you don't have a little girl, you can still win!

All you have to do is share a link to my etsy site on your blog or facebook page with your friends and followers!
Then leave me a comment on here letting me know you did it.
I will pick a winner one week from today, Monday Sept 26th.
So go share!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mini Doughnuts!

So, I bought a mini doughnut maker.
Yep, I did.

We've been having LOTS of fun trying out our cute little doughnuts lately!

Our first try was of course Chocolate.

It only took 4 minutes for them to be done!
And look how they are BAKED, not fried!
I also reduced the fat even further by replacing half the oil with'd never be able to tell!

So, really these doughnuts are totally healthy!!!!! ;-)

Who doesn't love fresh hot doughnuts!

I made a standard powdered sugar frosting, but instead of adding plain old milk...we added some of my Almond Joy coffee creamer.
That might have been the best idea I've had in a long time!
Seriously, like little bites of heaven.

I had a very happy little taste tester!

Apple Spice doughnuts are up next!