Thursday, March 27, 2014

Designed & Stitched by ErikaJean

I have always used patterns done by others.... this time I decided to switch it up. I designed this beet with the mad beats and stitched it up on a tea towel.


My music notes suck, but other than that... I love this little guy! There is a saying next to him that I found online. It's trademarked so I didn't post it. It is the vegetable version of "Let-us turn-up the beat."

I wonder what the beet has on his iPod?





Monday, March 24, 2014

Gossip Bench / Phone Table

My mom and I had the day off work today (Thanks Caesar Chavez!) So we did a little shopping and stopped by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We came across this cute phone table / gossip bench and I just HAD to have it! It was a good deal and in pretty good condition, so we purchased it and squeezed it into the car.


Gossip

I am going to have to get a few more babysitting jobs before I can afford the fixing up materials I need (and I have to research what I need). But I can't wait to get my hands on it. I might go-ahead and do the reupholstering first so I can live with it ;-)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Peeps!

Fluffy sugar coated marshmallow deliciousness. Is there anything better?


I decided to make some bunny shaped peep garland. with a quick Google search I was able to find a template. I used felt that I had on hand, which will make my stash a bit smaller (thank-goodness!). I did have to buy some beads for the eyes and noses though. 

These will probably get hung up at work.

peeps 

Update: Okay so I made some more and just used puffy paint for the eyes and nose. SO much easier. Why do I always try to make things more complicated than they have to be?? Here they are drying...

peeps

Do you like Peeps?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Seven Falls

I've been wearing a Fitbit for the last couple of months.... it is basically a high-tech pedometer. It calculates my steps, miles and calories burned (you can see more if you get a higher priced model).  It syncs to the Fitbit site when you are near your computer and various programs like MyFitnessPal.com. Pretty neat stuff. Helps me realize how LITTLE walking I do at work and motivates me to get up and take a lap every once and a while!

I usually average about 6-7,000 steps a day.... but on Sunday I had 28,000+ steps! Crazy!!

Why so many steps?

I hiked up to Seven Falls! Officially it is a 9 mile hike, however my Fitbit had me down for a total of 11.91 for the day. That total includes the whole day's activities though (running around the house getting ready, walking to/from various places). It was a fairly easy hike, but the distance was crazy. I have blisters on the bottoms of both feet to prove it!

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The destination was worth it though. WATERFALLS!


I know my video sucks, so here are a few snap shots...

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7 Falls


The pools were FREEZING, but there were a few brave people (kids) in the water. I couldn't resist sticking my feet it for a few minutes, bbrrrr.

BRR!!

Saw this road runner on the hike back.


I was with non-geocachers but I might have to tackle this one again if there are caches up there!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bunny Hats

Made these cute bunny hats for Ashlei(go visit her blog!), who is expecting twins! She picked out the pattern last week, and I got to work...They are small, so they crocheted up super quick.


I used Lion Brand Homespun, Bulk (5)

Bunny Bottoms

Monday, March 3, 2014

Welcome March

I couldn't resist taking a quick shot of the sky/mountains Saturday evening. Amazing. Other parts of town got to see a FULL rainbow. I'll take the little sliver I got. We had some MUCH welcomed rain on Saturday and the day ended with this spectacular view.

March 1st

On Sunday I went to visit the plants I planted over at my Mom's house last year. The ice plants are blooming.... and it's not even officially spring yet ;-)

Ice

Ice

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Six!

The little girl I nannied for when I first moved to Tucson just turned 6!! Of course I had to make her a shirt for the occasion. I'm thinking it will be the last one of these I'll be making her. She is growing up SO fast! I still watch her and her little bro some days after work and here and there on the weekends. Love those kiddos.

This shirt is up there on my favorite list. I bought 2 striped shirts and used the pink one to cut the 6 out of. I carefully lined up the grey stripes and sewed on the 6.

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