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From Hiatus to Halloween

So wow. It's been 8 months. Ok well like 7.5 months, but who's counting. 

A lot has happened this year. Went on a cruise, lost some weight, ran some races, and enjoyed life. 

Did you know that having three children is a juggling act? I mean not like, oh look, I can juggle three balls, but like hey look at me juggle these three balls, and a chainsaw, some machetes and a goat. All at once. All of this has left little time for me to focus on the house or crafting. Any sewing I've done has been a necessity. Not just because. Until now. 

There's been some sewing. And crafting. And general mayhem. Anyways, I've digressed. A lot. 

I have returned to dolling up the house for a holiday! Halloween has arrived. It's up a little later than usual because Small Fry's birthday was last week and we had his party on Saturday - more later. 

Even if I did get most of this crafting done today, doesn't mean I haven't been scouring Pinterest for some cute Halloween ideas. I decided that I didn't want anything too over the top because I'm going to have to blend/hide it for Little Miss' birthday at the end of the month so low key was the main idea. So here a few pics I snapped of the latest a Halloween decor. 

How cute is that wreath? I love how simple it was to throw together. After all the googly eyes were glued to the letter. 

So here's inside. 
You can't see a lot of my high quality cell photo? Hmmm. 

These will help. 

See these crystal balls? Yea that idea is totally from Flamingo Toes and The Graphics Fairy. I love the vintage women in costume. 

So that's what I've accomplished today. I think I'll sit and finish up a Tinkerbell costume. 

Oh and one final pictures. The little vignette on the sofa table, because what's Halloween without candy corn?


No Time to Post!

How is it already the end of February?!

Where has time gone? It seems like it was just yesterday that we were celebrating the new year. Sheesh! Time is flying.

Things have been busy here, but its a good busy. I've been working on lots of projects, the boys are enjoying the snow, Rae is sprouting teeth and rolling over and the hubs and I have been kicking our butts getting in to shape with T25. So much stuff is happening that I haven't had time to write one blog post!

I figure now is as good a time as any to share a barrage of pictures of what I've been up to.

 Getting back into shape. I gained 40 pounds with Rae and I am 15 pounds away from my pre-baby weight! I've even started batting around the idea of making me a bikini for the cruise the hubs and I are taking. So excited about our belated 10th anniversary get away!

I've been making a lot of jewelry! Mostly crocheted projects and some I like, some not so much.

A lot of clothes have been made for the little Miss. I've even got another shirt in the works right now.

I've been dying onesies as well. I need to add the finishing touches to them. I really need a clone.

The whole family got involved with the pinewood derby races. The boys had a lot of fun designing and coming up with some awesome cars this year. Rae's car was the hubs and my vision. :) Dev took 3rd place for the Wolfs. I even got a Valentine's day wreath made. I used stuff I had around the house and I love how it all turned out!

I am just about to finish a sweater and another top. Then I've got another sweater planned and sometime soon here I'll need to start sewing for myself! So much stuff is happening!



While I'm waiting.....

So while I'm waiting on the iron to heat up to I can iron some fabric for the Little Miss, I figured I'd write a quick post about some more shirts I altered.

This alteration is for me, and I love how it turned out!

The inspiration for this shirt came from {HERE}
I don't normally 'do' hearts but I like the cross-stitched nature of this one.
 (I can hear that my iron has reached temp, but I'm not done yet!)

So I just followed her tutorial and used heart no. 3, on Rae's onesie I used heart no. 1

So here are just some silly pics while I was trying to get a decent picture of the shirt. Selfies are hard sometimes. Doesn't help that I didn't realize there was schmutz on the camera lens on that first one.

Apparently, I also had a thing for stripes this year. Whelp there's my first V-day shirt for me and it even has a heart. I may have to cross-stitch more crap on shirts. It was quick and easy. Oh yea, and total cost for this project was $7.30. Not to shabby!

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