Sunday, November 2, 2014

Great Grandpa's Table

My Great-Grandpa's Table got a fresh coat of paint and now lives on my patio. I also did some quick cushions (too quick if you notice my dumb mistake). Anyway, I LOVE it. It's in the 70's and 80's. This week... But I work during the day - maybe I can eat a chilly breakfast out on the table? I'll have to enjoy it on the weekends ;-)

I don't know what, but it definitely looks cuter in black & white...

Great Grandpa's Table

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I've had a lot of Craigslist success in the past. I've gotten a few babysitting jobs and even a nannying job. I've only been on ONE interview where I said NO way. I've actually had more success with Craigslist than

Anywhoo. I wanted to write this post because I made my first Craigslist PURCHASE this weekend. This sleigh bed frame for $65 (a STEAL, in my opinion). I asked they guy if he'd deliver for an extra $20, and he said yes! Thank-goodness, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to get it home.

Ignore my wrinkled sheets. I don't iron them, ain't nobody got time for that!!


I'll be keeping my eye out for some new night stands, hopefully ones that match (each-other & the bed) and I have some fabric for decorative pillows, but I'm saving that task for another weekend!

Above my bed I have some fabric covered canvases covering two windows. The windows have to be covered because I get street light at night and blaring morning sun. It was a quick fix, but I'm trying to think of a better one (bigger canvases?) An ideas!!!??

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Crochet Flip Flops

A friend found these cute baby sandals and wondered if I could make them (I could and did!). There is a free pattern over at Whistle and Ivy. She even has some videos to go along with her instructions - super easy. For me, the pattern ran too small. I ended up making the larger size(6-9mo.) and if I remember correctly they ended up being 3.5 inches long. The middle size (3-6mo) ended up around 3 inches long.


If I end up making them again I will probably make the top strap skinnier. I thought they looked fine but once I saw them on the tiny baby feet the top strap looks too thick - but sill super cute!


I've also been making washcloths/dishcloths while watching Big Brother (my FAVORITE summer show), riding the bust to work and on my lunch break. What can I say, I like to make use of my time! I found a really good pattern that doesn't require much thinking. Three of these will be included in a gift for a soon to be born a baby boy. I'm not quite sure what I will do with the rest but I figure they are cute little gifts (paired with a smell-good body wash) for people here and there if I don't have anything. Maybe even guests? Who knows, maybe I can sell a few...


Friday, July 11, 2014

Nails, Babies and Mouse Ears!

Apparently now I like painting my nails.... waiting for them to dry is another story! This photo is after a whole week of wear. I think they held up rather nicely. These colors were from my tub of random colors. I love the purple, but it only matched my outfit on Monday ;-)

In other news... Baby cacti!


I recently made this 2 shirt for someone who is giving it as a gift for a 2 year old's Micky Mouse themed party...


Monday, June 30, 2014

Gettin' Festive

It is super hard to do your own nails.... They're not perfect, but they will do!
Happy early 4th of July!

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Here is may latest bit of craftiness. I still need to work on the whole attaching limbs thing(any tips?). I'm just not sure I have that part down yet... I think it could look a little more seamless. The eyes are sewed on felt circles. I didn't want to use buttons, because I included this in a gift for a baby. and the small safety eyes didn't seem all that "safe" to me.

It occurs to me now that I should have taken a picture for size comparison. This little guy is pretty small. It could stand in the palm of your hand with it's trunk reaching out over your finger tips. I don't know that I will be making anything THIS small again. It was super difficult, but turned out pretty good!