Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baby Inspiration

I few years ago, I'd read tons and tons of blogs! Every day I'd read blogs. About sewing, crocheting, and crafting for kids. Obviously at the time, we didn't have kids. We weren't planning on kids yet. It didn't stop me! I had a folder on my computer, that was bursting with fun projects!

Fast forward a few years. And I'm pregnant, and in "Craft Overload." Most woman, spend their 9 months of pregnancy, shopping, being a little nervous about their newborn, and just preparing. Me? Not so much! I was working 100MPH. Trying to get all my projects done. :)

This happens to be one of those projects. I fell in love with it! The first time I seen it. 2 years ago, Jill posted it. Since then, I've probably visited this post, 50 times. I'm not sure what it is. But something about this picture, calls my name!

I started 2 little rattles. One for Miss B. The other for Sofia. And that blanket, I just adore it! I emailed Jill a few times about it. But never got an answer. So I studied this picture. It looks like a blanket of single crochets. That's it! That color, is just perfect too!

Not long ago, Vanna's yarn was on sale at JoAnn's. And I bought a bunch of the pink. The perfect pink! I just knew, I'd need it soon! :) I'm going to start this blanket soon. I'm hoping, that this will be my project, for our upcoming trip. We're flying across country! I'm so giddy, just thinking about all this goodness!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Poppy Love!!

Last week, when we went to Lola and Guy's new house, I wanted to take them a small gift. But I had no clue what to take them! One, Lola is the most creative person I know! She gives me 98% of my crafty, garden, cooking, baking, and fashion ideas. No lie!

I thought really hard. I asked my hubby. Her primo, and he had no clue! Then I remembered this pattern. I'd seen it on Ravelry. Years ago! I spent a long time, trying to find it. But I got lucky. :)

As I was crocheting one night, I remembered this Poppy fabric that I have. It's vintage. And I'd never found the right project for it. Now I had an idea...

Lola collects aprons. Of all kinds. Her favorite being a "Cafe Apron." So I made her an apron. I made these. But with a larger hook, so they'd be more like potholders. And we bought some poppies. Oh it was a cute little basket! Filled with one of our Prima's favorite flowers!

She loved it! And this pattern, made for some fun potholders. I think I'm going to make some for myself. And maybe we'll head back to the nursery. I'm wanting some poppies now too!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Pinks and Greens

By now, I'm sure that you all know about my LOVE of all things Aqua and Red! :) It would surprise you, but not all of my home, is in this color palette. Only our Kitchen, my Craft Room, and Miss B's Nursery.

Miss B for the most part, has been showered in this color palette. And it makes me smile. There is just something about it. I can't explain it! But when I saw this blanket, in pinks and greens, I fell in L-O-V-E!!!!

This is my new project. The Hexagon Blanket. In this color palette. It's like Spring, wrapped up, in a little blanket. Perfect for Summer evenings, spent outside on our lawn. Gardening, while Miss B enjoys exploring our yard. :) Oh and Attic 24, might just be my new favorite blog!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Casa Blanca Please!!

Have you ever seen something, and said yes, that's what I want! I felt that way on Easter. We spent Easter at Lola and Guy's new home. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! An actual tropical oasis in the desert! But really got me, were these beautiful flowers!

They are Casa Blanca Lilies. And they surround the back of the house. Gorgeous! Breathtaking. And they smell delish! I asked Lola about them. And she told me, that J has the same lilies. Where have I been? After some digging, I found them here. The prices range from $1.90-2.40 a bulb. The catch is, you have to buy 12 bulbs at a time. For $29.00. I want them. So bad! I even told my hubby, that he could just get me 12 bulbs, for Mother's Day. No flowers needed. This would be the gift that keeps on giving! :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

From Roots

Lately, I've been seeing picture, like this one, all over the internet! By now, I'm sure you know about my love of "Gardening." And how I just adore growing things. But when I saw people growing green onions, and lettuce, from roots....I stopped to read about it. Then I dug out some Mason Jars. Tonight, after dinner, I'm "starting" our Romaine lettuce. This should be interesting.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!!!!

Today is such a magical day! I'm sure that I've said this a thousand times, but life is just more magical, with a baby. :) You see life in a different light. I've always enjoyed Easter. The rebirth. Knowing that Jesus gave us everything. Including his love and life. With our daughter, it feels like we're experiencing everything, for the first time.

See that cake? I found it, doing a little Google search. The minute I seen it, I knew I had to make it. Why? To take to Lola and Guy's house. Today. After Mass. We're going to be celebrating this beautiful day, with so many people that we love. Happy Easter! I hope the Easter Bunny remembered my chocolate!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dreaming of Cupcakes

I haven't baked cupcakes in forever!! I miss them. So darn much!! I haven't been lacking of cupcakes. Not with all the birthday parties, that we've been going to. But I sure do miss baking cupcakes. This picture, immediately got my attention. And now, I'm pulling out my recipe box. Looking for the prefect recipe!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Where have I been? This is such a delicious idea! I seen this picture on Pinterest. And oh my, it tickles my fancy!! I'm ready to create my own awesome, Nutella Easter candy. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cute Booties

Although our family has had some sad news this week, we got to see Lola. Which is ALWAYS a nice treat!! And while we were catching up, Lola was crocheting the cutest booties. I just had to know where she got the pattern. It's one of the Featured Patterns at Free Patterns, this week. T-Strap Booties.

The minute I got home, I printed the pattern. And went searching for some yarn. I'm almost done with the first pair. Red. :) I can see many pairs, in our near future! I'm sure Miss B is going to love them!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sleeping Bunny

Today while Miss B napped, and my hubby was working on our yard, I took to Ravelry. :) And I found this adorable little bunny. Perfect for Miss B's Easter Basket. This is a quick and easy pattern. That I whipped up, during naptime. I can't wait until Easter!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Posies

With Spring officially starting next week, I'm looking for fun crafts to make. :) That's why I just had to buy this pattern! These Posies just put a smile on my face! I'm waiting to get the pattern. I just bought it! I have the perfect dress for Miss B. To wear on Tuesday. This headband is going to be the perfect, finishing touch!

Monday, March 12, 2012

An Easter Bunny

Easter is just around the corner. No lie! I'm just now, finishing my Easter/Spring decorating. I know! But I'm still getting used to being a Mommy, and getting things done around our home. :) But I did find a picture, that is inspiring me, to dust off my sewing machine.

Isn't this Easter Bunny just too cute? I adore it! And I think Miss B, will treasure it. Lately, if she can stick it in her mouth, we're all good. And what better way, to get into the Spring spirit? A cute Easter Bunny! Now to decide on some fabrics....

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Has to Be Close!!

How do I know this? Besides the crazy weather, that we're having. One day it's H-O-T! Feels like Summer. Next, it's snowing! What's with this? I don't know. Our plants are in shock. We had lilies that bloomed. Gorgeous and big! Only to freeze, and get snowed on. The very next day!

We're not going to talk about the weather though. Nope! I think Spring is around the corner. How do I know this? Today Free Patterns has the cutest pattern. The Free Pattern of the Day is, Baby's First Easter!

Perfection! I'm going to make it for Miss B. Not to wear for Easter. Her Nana already bought her the cutest dress, I've ever seen! But I'm thinking, this would be perfect for Palm Sunday. I've never really made something like this. I'm definitely not comfortable with thread crochet. I'm sure, my Tia is going to get a ton of calls! I can't wait, to dress up Miss B. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Sweetheart's Dress

Almost a year ago, I saw this pattern on Ravelry. I still remember it. How I wanted to make it immediately! I knew I was pregnant. But obviously, I didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl.

I downloaded the pattern. And waited for the day, when I'd get to make this dress. Somehow, this dress pattern, got lost in the mix. And at the oddest of times, I remembered it. On Christmas Day!!

As Christmas celebrating came to a close, I hunted down this pattern again. I had even bought the yarn. Almost a year ago! And I got to work. :) I'm making a white dress, with a red heart! I'm so excited!!!! Miss B is going to look like a doll!!!! This is going to be her Valentine's Day Dress!!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Did You Say Polka Dots?

It's no secret, Miss B, has plenty of beautiful crochet blankets! She'll never be in need. Believe me! We cherish and love, each and every one of them. It just shows, how much love, we're showered with. :)

But when I saw this pattern, I had to just stop. And stare! My hubby thinks I'm nuts! Our Baby Cakes is only 15 days old. And I'm going to start this blanket for her.

It doesn't sound too hard. And I have a nice amount of yarn, in my Craft Room. I think it will be a nice project to work on, when Miss B is napping. And I can't sleep. I can't wait to see what it turns out like! Oh, and this blog, is AMAZING too!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Making a Sweet Lovie

I was wondering around Ravelry today. And I found this pattern. I had to buy it! It's just too cute! The perfect little Lovie, for my Baby Cake! It looks like a fun, and easy project. The pattern was $5. And I'm sure, I can whip this up, over the weekend. Oh, I can't wait!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sweet Teddy Bear

I've been crafting away! Like a crazy woman. Times like this, I'm so glad that I get to stay home. And we're able to live a lifestyle, that allows me to be a Stay-at-Home Wife and Mommy. It means a lot to me!

With that being said, I've been making lots of things. Getting ready to meet our sweet little girl. I'm also trying to make some sweet gifts, for some friends. We're all due, around the same time. I found this pattern, and I'm so excited!!

I can just imagine, this Teddy Bear growing with our sweet girls. Something that they can love and cherish, for a long time!! Everything about this little bear, just makes me happy!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Candle Maker Wanna Be

I don't know how I dream up some of my ideas. They just come to me. They hit me, like a ton of bricks. Then my ideas, completely consume my brain. Do you ever get that way?

Never mind, that I'm nearly 6 months pregnant. All I can think about, is making candles. I think it all started, when I used to watch Port Charles. Between, that was my favorite Soap! And I miss it a lot!! Ever since I seen Alison with her Candle Shop, I've wanted to make candles. I know, I'm nuts!!

Now with my pregnant belly, I want to be a Candle Maker. I'm nuts! I know it. But it just seems like a nice hobby. Something I'd really enjoy. I probably buy 4 candles a week! :) I'm trying really hard, to distract myself. With hobbies, that won't cause much harm to my tummy. Because hot wax, doesn't sound like the best idea right now....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Spring Booties

I'm starting my first pair of Baby Girl Booties! I saw these booties, and I just knew I had to make them! Aren't they adorable? Perfect for Spring! I know, I'm thinking far ahead of myself. But I just can't help it! I'm so excited! I'm going to make the Tapestry Rose Baby Shoes. By the time Spring rolls around next year, our Baby Cake will be around 6 months old. I hope they fit her, all the way through Spring!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Precious Hat!!

When I came across this hat, I about died! The cuteness, is almost too much for me to handle! I immediately printed the pattern. And dug through my stash of cotton yarn. Which is not much at all. Note to self, stock up the next time Hobby Lobby has a sale! But I'm in the middle of this hat. And I just started it. Talk about an easy pattern!! And I just LOVE the way it's coming out. When I finish with this on, I'm going to make another hat, in this exact color palette. It's just perfect for a little girl! The Dainty Daisy, is such a great blog too!!