August 29, 2011

This Week's Project

As I discovered last week, sometimes crafty supplies are trickier to come by than I think they should be here in Hawaii. Maybe part of it is I live in a small country town (we dont even have a real stoplight people!) or maybe I just dont know where to go (entirely possible) or maybe its just that Hawaii is odd (but I still love it, it is Hawaii duh!). But this week I think the supplies I need will be easy to acquire. We may not have a stoplight, but we do have an Ace Hardware.

This week's project is a simple one. I've seen it going around Pinterest for a while now and I think it could be really cute! See this post for an explanation of what Im up to...

Link to my pin here or go straight to the blog it came from here! Its an awesome blog.

Im headed to Ace!!!

Never heard of Pinterest? Beware, its slightly addicting but oh so fun!!

August 26, 2011

Pinterest Project #1 Complete!

Surprisingly, I had kind of a hard time getting the supplies for this project. Hawaii is an interesting place. Luckily it all came together!

I like these little sheep!

I decided to make my little sheep into a book mark. See this post for my inspiration.

Embroidery is not my strong suit. But with I slowly got the hang of it.

I chose a nice soft rosey linen for the back

And a little grograin to stick out the top!

Im so glad I tried this project. These sheep arent 100% perfect, but I still think they are cute :) I want to improve my french knots and maybe one day work on a more ambitious embroidery project!

Also, can I recommend this book that is modeling the bookmark?
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
I LOVE this book, its a series. Check it out. Its fun, cute, hilarious, and charming.

Check back next week for another Pinterest Project!

August 22, 2011

Pinterest Project #1

For my first weekly project I chose one of my very first pins,

My in-laws are serving a mission for our church in England and my MIL was telling me some charming stories about all the sheep there. I am going to try to make a few of these little guys on a fabric book mark for her.

Plus Shaun the Sheep is maybe the cutest kid show. I love it. So Im totally loving sheep right now :)

I found a very helpful and simple video tutorial for french knots here.

Original post of these sheep link back to this cute blog

Getting back underway!

I think things are starting to calm down around here. Here is what we have been up to:
  • School is well underway for both boys! Its weird for me to say that! Baker goes to preschool two days a week while I work, and Avery is in full day kindergarten. They both have great teachers! (who knew how much paper two kids could bring home the first week of school!)
  • Baker is pretty much potty trained!
  • I am back from a 10 day work trip to DC. It was great to be back there! More on my trip later
  • Ive got so many projects on the brain! Is it too early to decorate for Halloween?
That brings me to my latest plan. Raise your hand if you LOVE pinterest!?! I no longer mind the super long Costco line. Waiting for my ground turkey to brown is no problem. I just browse and pin and repin! Like most of you I am collecting a long list of fun potential projects.

So Im going to start a weekly Pinterest Project! On Mondays I will browse my projects pin board and announce my pick of the week, and by Friday I will blog about how it went and maybe some tutorials or status updates along the way.

I would love for you to join in the fun and do some projects with me! Or if you have a fun project pinned send me an email with the link, Ill pin it and maybe Ill make it! Just send your project to :)

Click the link on the side of my blog to follow me on Pinterest.

Ill post my first pinterest project later on today! I have to do a little work around the house first. Dang priorities!!

August 01, 2011

Kindergarten Boy!!

My little boy is a kindergarten boy!

He did great. He likes his teacher a lot.
After we got home he was explaining to me all the fun stuff he did. There was some talk of dancing, eating graham crackers, and something about the girls rode horses with wings (he was impressed that I knew they were call Pegasus) and the boys rode warrior horses. Not sure how that all went down in room 4, but sounds like a good time.

I did good too!
I got a little teary when he did the pledge of allegiance (it just made him look so big!!)
It was a good day!

Way to go Avery!!

The next test of my courage is tommorrow. Baker goes to preschool...
Wish us both luck!!!