Thursday, September 9, 2010

Its A Boy!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Times They Are a Changing

Well I know that I promised a bunch of fun baby tutes. Don't worry that is still on. This baby has made life a little difficult. Morning sickness is not fun. There was no morning sickness with the Pumpkin, just horrible heartburn.
Now I am finally feeling better and its just in time for us to move... again. We are moving back to my home town of Las Vegas. With the new baby coming, along with new problems and complications, we think that it would better for us to be back in Vegas. So as soon as I get back I will put up the first of many tutes and baby project ideas.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I am Back

So we are all moved in.Well kinda. There are a few boxes that I am not quite sure where they are going to go. Its been a busy couple of weeks. We were with out phone, Internet, and satellite TV for over a week. I mean really whats a girl to do. I think I watched The Pumpkin's Backyardigan DVDs over a 100 times... OK not really, but it was alot.

I also have some news for you all. I am preggers. Its not the greatest news. We are so broke right now but we'll make it work. You guys can help. I plan on making a ton of baby stuff and I need tutorials and ideas. I plan on doing a huge thing on baby tutes and projects. Some by me and hopefully a little showcase of some other really good ones.
So if anyone has/knows of any kick ass baby tutorials and project ideas please let me know.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Moving Day

Moving day is upon us. I really hate moving. Due to our current finnantial situation we thought that it would be smart to find something cheaper. So we are leaving our yellow house that I luv and moving into a smaller more economical duplex up the road. I have been kinda packing, and sorting. I am not getting rid of any FABRIC !!!! Now for the next couple of days I will be absent from the blogging world. Hahaha its not like I've been real present lately anyways. I have something really big planned for the next couple of months tho, so be ready :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Dress and Design

This is my latest and I think  its my favorite. Its not done yet, it just needs a bow. Its for a client . She needs it for a photo shoot. I know it might seem silly for me to get excited about this, but it makes me smile just to think of my dress in a photo shoot. This design is a little more authentic to the whole rockabilly/1950's style. I love it!!! Look for soon in the shop.

there is still more to come!

I promised more and here it is. This dress is more of a cute little sundress, still totally vintage inspired. Its not quite as spunky as my other dresses. I love the fabric. It was on clearance last year at Walmart for $0.60 a yard. AWESOME!!! I wish that I would have bought more, but back then I had no idea that I would be opening an Etsy shop.

The bodice needs some tweaking. It comes up a little higher than the others and its got a small gather in the front.

And of course a twirly shot.

Well what do you think?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Looking for Inspiration

I know that I have been absent from the blogging world. We have run into a snag. You all know that I do in home day care, well the 2 boys that I watch just kinda up and left. Ok , well not really. They were going to be leaving in September when the oldest one started preschool. The preschool that they are going to have 2 openings for them now, so their mom decided to enroll them now. Its kinda put a snag in all of my plans. I planned on doing a give away last month, and posting pictures of our new garden, starting a whole new "line" in the shop, as well as making a whole ton of dresses for a consignment shop in Texas. Its just been so hard to focus when you don't know where the money you so desperately need, is going to come from. Not only that my focus has been on trying to  find more kids to watch.

There has been very little activity in the shop aside from custom orders. I was in the punk baby swap on craftster, and that was hard. I need some drive, some inspiration, or something to get me out of this funk. Sorry to all of my followers... all 17 of you!!! I love you all.

Maybe a give away or a contest is what I need. Some busy work would be good.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sparkel Power Giveaway

If you havent already seen this blog you should check it out. She's doing a giveaway, Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Girl Turns 3

I am so sad now that the girl is 3. I know it sounds bad, but I wasn't ready for her to get older. Despite of grief, I managed to make the pumpkin a birthday dress. I let her pick her own fabric and she wanted a "Marty" dress. Marty? The zebra from Madagascar. I think it turned out pretty cute. I think that I want one for myself. Which, by the way I am working on a womens line for the shop.


This is her poor, poor cake. It was going to be a 3 tiered masterpiece, complete with hand painted zebra stripes by yours truly. Unfortunately when I put the last tier on, the middle tier just wasn't strong enough. If I ever do this again DO NOT USE THE CAKE MIX WITH THE PUDDING!!! I managed to clean it up a bit and hid some of the damage with some ribbon. The girl still liked it. While I was making it I swear I could have been the next Food Network Star. I made fondant, colored it, rolled it out, put it on the cake and even did the rubbing thing that the cake decorators do when they put the fondant on. Watch out Duff Goldman. LOL!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Outside Fun : Picking Flowers

I normally do not let the children pick the flowers in the back yard. I have daffodils and tulips, along with some lilies. Lucky for them my yard has been taken over by dandelions. I don’t know why this simple past time of collecting a little yellow flower by the bunch, has small children so entertained. I see the kiddos’ walking by with fist full’s of flowers. The girls put them in their hair. Everyday the Pumpkin brings me a flower, which by the way absolutely warms my heart. Then she tells me to smell and she does too and says that it smells so beautiful. They "plant" them in their gardens. They even put them in little rows in the planter area.

My favorite thing they did with the flowers.

"Hanging Gardens"

Who would have thought that picking dandelions would provide hours of fun, free, entertainment.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Stuff In The Shop

This is a custom item.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Croc Upgrade

Her 1st of 2 pairs of new Crocs arrived in the mail today.

They are extremely cute and there is plenty of growing room. I love them. But, because these will be mainly the only shoes she wears in the sticky summer months I thought an upgrade was needed. Don’t get me wrong these are just fine as they are, but there's nothing wrong with a little dazzle.

The Upgrade
First you will need to gather your supplies. shoes, velcro, ribbon, a hot glue gun, felt and anything crafty you might have lying around.

Second- you are going to need to cut your felt to size. There really isn't a right way to do this. It’s all trial and error. So you do that until you get something like this. * A great tip is to do one and use the 1st one as a template for the other shoe, just remember to flip it over when you go to the next step.

Next you will need to cut 4 strips of ribbon about 2 inches long. You'll need ribbon that’s wide enough to attach your velcro to. After you've cut your ribbon, glue one to each of the "y" ends like this.

Now you need to attach the velcro.

Here's the fun part, decorating !!!

Pom Pom's

Fabric Flowers
These tie on with ribbon insted of velcro.
The posiblities are endless. I'm gonna get some silk flowers and some fake jewels for a blinged out Croc.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Outside Fun: Grocery Bag Kites

As you all may know I live up here in the frozen north- Wisconsin. It’s a place that hasn’t got the memo that it’s spring. So we’re all putting our jackets and jeans on to play outside. There have been a few warmer days but the wind is still a bit chilly. So when life gives you lemons, you make grocery bag kites. This is the easiest and fastest windy day fun creator. It’s so simple I’m not even going to give step-by-step detailed instructions on how to make them

You take a plastic grocery bag and tie yarn, string or ribbon to both handles. Then you run. It’s that simple. It’s also a great way to reuse plastic grocery bags.

Oh I got my new camera, so a better fat quarter skirt tutorial is coming soon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Make Baby Stuff

So I was surfing around today and I found the really awesome site called Make baby stuff. There's tons of free patterns and ideas. Check it out

Monday, April 5, 2010

Her Easter Dress

I've been eyeing this dupioni silk at Hancock’s for months. It made it to the value fabric section and then all value fabric was on sale for 50% off, so I knew it was time to buy. I love how it turned out. I used the same pattern from her lilac linen dress but I changed the grain of the fabric in the middle of the bodice for some visual interest. I did try to make her a petticoat to wear underneath but the banana was here and I should have known better- don’t try to sew things when there are 2 little girls running around the house. I'll fix her petti later so she can wear it under her Rockibaby dresses.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

And the Winner Is....

Becky Scipior!!!! You are the winner of the 1st ever Purple Pocket Giveaway!!! I did this the old fashion way put all the names in a hat and drew a name. I think next time I'll use that site. Be on the look out next month for the next giveaway.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010




sorry about my little BF there. I did not realize that no one could leave post on my blog. To leave a post click on "comments" below and it should work. If it doesn't just email me and once again I'll try to fix it.

I finnally got it open. I know that I have been blogging about for ages now. To get this thing started off right I'm gonna have a give away. You can win this lovely Rockibaby dress with a little crinoline. This dress is fully lined with a gathered layer of tulle at the bottom. I kinda makes it look like is has a petticoat. The skirt is a full circle skirt and is super twirly and fits a 4t-5t.


                                                                        I just love this picture with the Pumpkin and her buddy.

To enter the give away, you must leave a comment on the post and/or link me and let me know that you have linked me. It also helps to become a follower of my blog. It closes April 4th at 3:00 central standard time.

Good Luck!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Today is my birthday. 27 years ago my mother and father welcomed their first born, me into the world. I planned on posting pictures for birthdays past but I cant they’re all back home at my mothers house in Vegas. There weren’t any pictures to post from today either. The kiddos and I made brownies and stayed indoors and colored, danced and made mosaic rainbows. It was actually a really cute project and I’ll have to put up some pics of them latter. Last night the husband took me shopping at Hancock’s. That was quite a sight to see my hubby at Hancock Fabrics. Luckily for him the Pumpkin was a little worn out from dinner at Applebee’s, so the shopping trip was cut short. So, I got a gift card instead. Gift cards are always great.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Friday!!!

So I know that my shop was kinda supposed to me open by now. Sorry, I am waiting on my friend who is a graphic designer to finish my logo. Once that is done the shop will be open. So while we wait why not a new dress.

It’s a lilac linen  boat neck dress with a full circle skirt. Once I fine-tune the pattern this too will be in the shop.


it twirls!!!

                                                                            I haven't put the buttons on yet as you can see.
                                                                                                Its held together right now by safety pins.

Here's a close up of the hem. I was so proud of myself. I hemmed a circle skirt !!!
A dress cant really be a dress unless it twirls, and dont you just love linen. I know I do. Once again there is really bad pics... sorry.
Have a nice weekend!!!