Saturday, December 31, 2011

A good year...

Make that great! 

Just a few of my favorites my projects from 2011.
I have so enjoyed the sewing community this year!  
I am looking forward to a very creative and inspiring 2012.
Much love to you all!

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Be right back!

Hi Ya'all!
I'm giving myself permission to 
kick back and enjoy the holidays with my crew. 

Lots of movies, eating and playing to do!
See you in January :-)
p.s. I'll still be updating my Etsy store if you need anything.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Label it!

I died when I saw these labels!

I mean, seriously, there aren't better words.
*unfortunately I have no source for these labels.  
The link takes you to a dead end Etsy page, sorry*

Quilts are my favorite way to say I love you!
So I just had to have some for all of the quilts I make for my loved ones.
I have top secret plans to make a new quilt for my husband using Curious Nature 
(since my kids have taken over the last quilt I made for him).

I really wanted to use the circle heart thingy from my regular labels.
So I had some printed up from my usual Twill Tape Guy.

I also adore these labels!

It's kinda rude but oh so true!
I think for now I'll just enjoy the idea of them.

*click on the picture to go to the source*

Friday, December 9, 2011

Please don't tell...

I'm headed to an adult's only Hale Family Party tonight.
Every year we get together for a party sans kids.
We eat the most gourmet, five finger licking Italian dinner
and then we duke it out over white elephant gifts.
And I'm pretty pumped about mine!

Spray the Loo before No. 2 and no one will ever have a clue!

I wrapped it up most gorgeously along with some flushable wipes!
And I always like to bring something that people will wrestle each other for.
Once I brought a box of Cookie Crisp and it was all out war.

So, my second white elephant is simply a box of See's chocolates.
No one will ever suspect!

This box was wrapped in the ugliest wrapping paper I could find.  
Honestly, it looks like my 3 year old wrapped it.
It's gonna be a blood bath.
(Insert evil laugh here!)

If you want some spray for your own No. 2's 
click here and go to their store locator.

Happy Friday!

P.S. I'm keeping my Rise and Shine rug!
Thanks for twisting my arm ;-)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

To keep or not to keep?

Lemme' lay this on you....
I ordered this rug from Company C to put under my dining room table.

I worked really hard and saved my pennies for a looong time!
Once I got it home and put it under my table it looked terrible with my hardwood floors.
This rug requires a gorgeous uber dark hardwood floor.
And guess what.... no returns on special orders.

Plan B?
It actually looks totally perf in my downstairs family room!

Forgive me for not closing the closet doors or even waiting for good lighting.  
I was in a hurry :-)

Anywhoodle, here's my dilemma...
75% of the time this room is occupied by loads of kids playing xbox on the big screen.  
Only on the weekends do we hang out downstairs as a family.

Do I dare keep this expensive rug downstairs 
or should I come up with a new plan B?
And before you speak, refinishing our hardwood is on the list but it's pretty low.

Please advise....

Monday, December 5, 2011

In the nick of time...

Stacey is at the hospital this very moment having her baby.
It's a good thing I finished her crib bedding 
over the weekend!

Stacey had a very specific plan for all of the fabrics
to the exact quilt pattern she wanted to use.
She has this very eclectic mis matched style that she rocks so perfectly.
I hope that it all turned out exactly the way that she imagined it!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Making your dreams come true!

Hop on over to DesignHer Brands for the 
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Melissa of DesignHer Brands is looking to change the life of one lucky winner
Were talking $4,500 worth of prizes! 

Whether you are starting a new business 
or want to give your current business a total makeover 
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