Sunday, January 31, 2010

A lil bit better...

Well... I havent posted in a few days.. ive been sick as a dog!! it really sux. especially since its been so beautiful outside. weve gotten over 3 inches of snow in the past 2 days. the roads have been too icy to really go anywhere but its nice to enjoy the pureness of the white snow. and luckily we live right next to walmart so we can just walk right over when we need something... over the past few days all ive really been doing is sleeping and crafting. over the past 3-4 days ive made 3 or 4 beanies, workin on my hubbies blanket and a few other things. ive appliqued a few onesies, etc. some more of my completed projects include...

A "reupholstered" headband for the kiddo

Applique added to my boys vest. hoping to touch it up a bit.( found the vest at goodwill for $1)

Felt applique onesie

my favorite: Father and son matching beanies...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crochet me up Baby!

I am currently 6 months pregnant and have been crafting up a storm. so far i have made multiple blankets, and also have just taught myself how to crochet in the round and i made beanies! some of my completed projects include:

Liams Baby blanket!
Made from 'Caron simply soft' in black and blue mint

Liams baby beanie, and my first ever crochet beanie
Made from 'Caron simply soft' in grey heather and trimmed with black.

sized around 18 months

Another baby beanie made from 'Caron simply soft' in blue mint and black
Sized for around 18 monthsModeled by Mr. Gilla, My daughters 'eric carle gorilla' from
Im also working on making my husband a beanie and a blanket as well...
I also have a blanket and a scarf that i completed for myself , a scarf i made for my husband, and a beanie and scarves ive made for my daughter, but no pictures yet. ill post more pictures of completed work soon...

Scarfs and a beanie for my 3 yr old in her favorite colors

Take me on Safari

My husband and I both enjoy the different cultures of the world. our dream is to one day have a home that has the feel of touring the world. my daughter is indian and will have an india inspired room, I love anything asian, so our bedroom will be asian inspired, and so on and so forth.
no matter where i go i like to keep and eye out for even the littlest pieces that can add to the overall look. Im kind of a frugal person so my favorite stores to look are the dollar store, walmart, biglots, and even consignment shops/ goodwill. you dont have to spend alot of money to make a big bang to a rooms look. currently we have been working on making our bathroom safari/african inspired. my husband already had a few pieces, which we used as inspiration. weve been adding to it piece by piece and are getting close to the look we want.
The Mask and candle holder and picture were our original inspiration (from ross). The candle, bamboo and fan leaf were all from the dollar store!!
The holders were from the dollar store and were originally a light wood color. i painted them a dark brown with 57 cent paint from walmart, and voila! a perfect blend to our bathroom. great for honding toothbruses and soap.

The 'rug' is made from dollar store bamboo placemats sewn together. the bottom is covered with no slip cabinet liner to keep it from.. well... slipping.
The most recent purchases for the bathroom have been the shower curtain ( $8 from biglots) and the towels ($3 a piece from walmart).Im hoping to add accents to the bottom of the towels and also to the shower curtain. their a bit too plain for my tastes. lol. Maybe something similar to the pic below.....
Im also hoping to Frame the mirror with a mosiac frame, and when we move im looking to place a mirror in the frame to hang anywhere in the bathroom in our next home...but thats a future project.... ill update when i start that one.
Ive recently added new 'artwork' to our bathroom...
I Found these awesome frames at the dollar store and this cool scrapbook paper. im looking to add a pic of a zebra and maybe a elephant to the upper and lower pics.
*the canvas art was a piece i found at ross for 97 cents!!
I loved the frames so much i had to get more!! while shopping at the dollar store i found the frames and a bamboo weave placemat, and even the 'tropical' leaves! i cut the placemat to size and frame it all together! turned out awesome. havent decided what to put in the center frame...

Fire it up!

There is a pottery store in town that is going out of buisness. i decided to stop by and check it out. The place is pretty neat and its kind of sad that they are closing. there were tons of people taking advantage of the time left and were in the studio painting plates and figurines to their hearts delight. i found a cute lil dragon that i wanted to try painting. i decided to take mine home and paint it. they let me bring some of their paint home and told me to bring the figurine back the next day to be fired. I had a good time painting the figurine. The paint looks very neutral and flat but is supposed to brighten up and be glossy by the time they get done. Ill be able to pick it up on wednesday and will post a final pic

The dragon turned out awesome!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome To me, You, and Everyone Else

This is my first attempt at a blog, so please bear with me. lol. I am currently a stay at home mom with alot of time on her hands. I have a wonderful and supportive husband, a beautiful and intelligent 3 year old daughter and am currently expecting an addition to our Family. Were all excited to be welcoming William Craig Wiedenhoeft AKA Liam to the family this coming April.

Weve just recently moved from the hustle and bustle of California to the slow paces of Tennessee. I cant complain though. were all still trying to settle in and make ourselves at home here. We have a nice comfortable 2 bedroom apartment and love having our own space after living with family for so long.
I have a crafters spirit, but sometimes just cant find the ability to follow through with the millions of ideas i get. Ive always loved being able to show your creativity and tried many ways to express it. I used to draw alot in high school, and i am curently now a self taught scrapper, sewer, and crocheter. Im still trying to learn though. so much to lean!!! Even my husband is a crafter. he himself knits and also likes to woodwork a bit. when we were living in california we had a woodshop and used to restore old furniture.
Since i am currently expecting and am also in a new place my current drive has been towards baby crafts and also thing to make our house feel more like a home. since it is an aparment i have to make sure i dont put too many holes in the walls and can move it with me
well, i guess ive already wrtote alot for its 2 Am so i probably should get to bed. I will be posting current crafts and pictures at a later date. please check in again.. and thak you for taking your time and dropping by.
Peace Be With You, From My Family To Yours
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