Thursday, March 25, 2010

I love organization...especially when it's cute!

First off, I should start by saying someone ought to begin by monitoring my trips to Target! Wow, I can't seem to get out of that store without dropping a lot of $$. Today's trip was actually for a bottle of Motrin for one of my sick ones home with me today. I should know, a trip into Target is never just for the single item I walked in for :-) Spring is definitely in the air as I was admiring all the fun things they are lining the shelves with. I love all the bright colors that remind you that poolside parties are just around the corner. I saw these fun utensil caddies in all different colors. I grabbed my favorite color red already knowing exactly what mine was going to be used for. My sewing room can be quite a disaster zone at times. I've got things stored all over the place and have collected quite the number of tools(yes, we females have tools) attachments, fabric pens, rulers and more. I thought this would be the perfect way to store them. I loved that it had some height to it so my scissors didn't go toppling over and the individual compartments made space for lots of things. I grabbed one of my stickers designed and made by my good friend Cathy and added it to the front to personalize it. So, if you are in the same mood to Spring Clean and brighten things up in your own design center, these silverware caddies are great. Now my girls want one for their room for all their art gear.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Photo Shoot with Vodka...

I guess that title might need a little explaining! I am fresh off of a wonderful Spring Break vacation and ready to get back to things. I've had this one piece done forever and have never gotten around to getting it photographed. Since we're still off from school, I grabbed my kids and announce we needed to grab a few pics. Their reward? I'll let them download a few more games on my iPhone. It seems that little device holds a lot of power in the house these days and minimizes their complaints when promised a few more 99 cent apps. I've found a little spot that has the color siding that I absolutely love. It happens to be a drive thru liquor store. Well, one can't be picky with locations :-) It happens to be the color I love. I park, ask the guy if we can do some photos and he tells us an unenthusiastic "sure." While we're doing our pics, what looks like a wolf walks our way. He's no doubt the guard dog and definitely a scary looking fellow. One husky blue eye, one hazel colored eye. My daughter is tensing up and I yell to the attendant is the dog friendly and what is his name hoping he'll call him away. He grumbles that his name is "VODKA" Well how appropriate! He watched over us the rest of our stay. He may have looked like a wolf, turns out he's sweet as sugar. We got our photos with my favorite red background and made a new friend in Vodka the dog. You can find these double ruffle capris on Etsy now.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Brand new eBook...Ruffle Pants

Big ruffle capri pants were some of my favorite things to put on my girls when they were little. Easy to move around and play in, perfect for them to get up and down all on their own. We all know the importance of wearing something that has your little one saying "I do myself!" Whether she's getting dressed, heading to playgroup or potty training, these capris are the perfect choice. I've written an eBook that is a step by step tutorial on how to make them complete with lots of color photographs. You can find this currently in my Etsy Store. The basic tutorial is for single ruffle capris but I have also included some additional notes on how to make double ruffles. Double ruffles are fun to make when you want to add just a bit more color, another layer or play up the colors of a holiday like Christmas, July 4th and more. The options are endless for what you can make for you little one.