Thursday, August 30, 2012

How to lengthen kids pants/jeans!

After me& the hubby decided that I would stay home with the kids we knew we would have to start being more .... money conscious. Not that we couldn't splurge on something like... well pants, but that's not the point. My daughters pants fit her amazing in the waist& terribly for the length. 

Am i the only one raising a little bean pole? 
course not. 

So here is how to get one more year out of those pants. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Bandanna Bib **easy breezy

Good morning everyone! 

I know I have discussed my love for instagram in posts like insta-love
but if the photos I post on my blog just aren't enough to tide you over, follow me on instagram at lovexxmae !!

I obsessively take photos of my children, projects, outings, friends, food & drinks.

The Bandanna Bib
worlds easiest project. be warned, the tutorial is short& almost unnecessary. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp

Hello, happy hump day from Iowa. 
As I may have mentioned before, I have a lot of events happening this month (ooh the wedding reception i'm attending in a week will yield the most amazing photos, i'll be sure to post!) ... &all of this has kept my crafting on high gear. 

This afternoon while my biggest little monster napped rolled around in her bed, I created a few cards! After an hour she tip toed out of her room stating she had "thought she heard someone saying her name... oh- no? well.. what are you doing??" &so i agreed to let her quietly craft with me while littlest monster slept. 

FLASHBACk to my CHilDhooD.

Oh how i loved sitting in the recliner next to my grandmother sewing. To be back in that time& to spend another day just talking to her, it makes me cry a little just to type this. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's GO time


This time of year is so crazy for my family. The Iowa State Fair starts today & while it doesn't seem to be a game changer, it is when your hubby works at the fairgrounds. His work schedule gets insane during this time- working 7 days a week& for the last two days he's worked 13 hours + each day. Ick for him& lots to do for me. I'm trying to keep him fed, the kids& house in order, & we have events up the wazooo that I'll be attending for the rest of August. 

Well, that was my rant, er kind of. Point being, is that I have been creating quite a few cards for all these lovely occasions. Yesterday I received a new package from Simon Says Stamp
I purchased a few new paper packs, the SSS July Card Kit, Lawn Fawn Stamp Set, Brads, MFT Doily Pack... oh the happy dance i did when i got it. :) 

Friday, August 3, 2012

shirr thing! Pillowcase to Maxi Dress

Shirring : sh er 
gather (an area of fabric or part of a garment) by means of drawn or elasticized threads in parallel rows. 

Shirring is a technique that I hadn't gotten the to try yet. &today when I was using an old set of flannel sheets to sew cloth baby wipes for Archer, I came across this pillowcase& thought decided to take a break from sewing square after square after square... etc. 

I wanted to use the pillowcase to make Lily a dress. I wasn't sure what style, and I haven't ever sewn her a maxi before.. but what the heck. I'm trying new things today right?