Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

More pictures!

These are from the Freemont experience and our hotel, the Golden Nugget.


Vegas Vacation!

Just thought I'd share some pictures...these are some I took on our flight yesterday.

The rest of the album is here

*hopefully these links work!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The hubbs and I have decided to go on a vacation this summer (an early anniversary trip). With the exception of our trip to Jackpot, NV (which was fun, but not much of a real vacation), we haven't been anywhere since our honeymoon.

We looked around for cheap options here and found that it was actually cheaper for us to go to Vegas, so off we go!!

I think we've finally decided where we're going to stay: the Golden Nugget.

It looks pretty darn awesome (Hello? 3 story water slide through a SHARK TANK???) and it's going to be like $50 a night for a 4 star hotel. Plus, we get a coupon book! Woohoo! :)

Seriously though. Waterslide through a SHARK TANK. Do I really need to say more? :P We can't wait!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Felt Dollhouse!

I *finally* finished the dollhouse for the little girl I nanny for. Only 6 months late! *grins*

And in case I haven't mentioned, it was based off of this tutorial. I just handstitched all of mine out of felt. I think I may have lost my mind!

Kitchen in progress (the handles aren't really that wonky. They're buttonhole stitches, so they stand out from the fridge and stove!)

Dining room in progress:

Living room in progress:

Side/back view:

All opened up:

Closeup: Vintage button

Closeup: Front of the house:

Closeup: Another vintage button (aren't they the cutest???) and little birdies on the side of the house

Another front of the house shot (but look! mushrooms!):

So, yeah...it's finished! I'm sure the neighbors loved watching me laying and crawling in the front yard to get pictures. What can I say? I am my father's child (he's also known for doing such things!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New table!

We have a REAL grown up dining table now! No more director's chairs!

Isn't it cute? Nice and solid and only $75! (there is a 4th chair too, it was just in the repair shop). I've got the chairs and she's dropping the 4th chair and the table by later. Woohoo! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Photo meme: Sewing room!

A friend asked for pictures of my sewing room for the photo meme, so....

Here's the sewing room currently:

Looking in from the door:

Turning to the left, my chair and the closet:

Still need to put the doors back on the closet:

Facing the door (from where the chair is):

Aaaand my machine and sewing table:

Please excuse the boxes. I'm not quite finished with my chair, and I've just been storing pieces willy nilly in those boxes.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Photo meme

I thought this looked like fun!

1. Ask me to take pictures of any aspect of my life you're curious about, spot in my home, etc.
2. Leave your requests as comments to this entry

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Look what I have!


My very own guard duck! Every sewing room needs one! :P

He's been sitting in the middle of our cul de sac all day. I think he must have a girlie duck and maybe some eggs nearby.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chair progress...

I finished the cushion. Still not perfectly happy with it, but I managed to break every needle I have trying to get through it. Ohhh well. It will do for now! Now I just need to get the sides, back and bottom stapled on. Almost there!!

Felt Book Complete! :)f

Elliot's book is finished!!

Close ups:

I think I'm in love with it :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My chair remodel: continued

I hand stitched the front piece on (in green, bottom front of the chair) and then sewed the piping onto the floral pieces and stitched the arm covers to that and stapled it all in place. Also, I washed up the old fabric and reused some of the nicer looking pieces to make piping for the chair. I hadn't originally intended to do that, but it matches, and yay for reusing the old, right?

I added some padding to the arms and back and wrapped the back piece around and stapled it:

Now I'm struggling with getting the side panels on. I just can't seem to line them up straight enough for my liking. I studied my pictures of the original though and I think I've figured out how to fix it.

When I got frustrated with the side pieces, I started working on the seat cushion. Bit by bit, it's coming together!

This isn't the original vision I had for the chair, but this is stuff I found for 70-80% off, so I think I only spent around $11 on fabric for the chair. Go me :)

Edit: Shoot. I just realized that I forgot to put the gray panel on the back of the chair. I wonder if I can figure out how to get it back on there without having to rip the back apart and start over. *sigh*

My chair remodel!

I don't think I've posted my pictures of the chair progress...

Here's what it looked like when I got it. I cleaned it as much as I could, but the old fabric was just worn out:

First step, taking off the old fabric. This involves a lot of pulling and prying to get the staples out.

There are a LOT of staples in this chair!!

Here are some "gutted" shots.

And back:

Once I got all of the fabric off, I used it as pattern pieces on my new fabric. Snip! Snip!

I need to get some pictures of the next steps in the process. It's coming right along!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Super Nermal!!

So, the trip to the vet started with this:

The stupid cat scratched herself and then obsessively licked it until she rubbed a huge bald spot on her chest (It looks puffy in the pictures for some reason. It wasn't...just hairless! :P)

So, the vet gave her a shot and some cortisone cream. I needed to make something to keep her from licking it off though...and thus was born...the Super Nermal cape/bib!!

She was pretty good about it at first...

But then she tore off and tried to wriggle out of it. She only got it down to her belly though, so she pouted

She seems to be doing a lot better now, so all is well. Hopefully the fur grows back quickly so that she doesn't look so pitiful!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Guess what?

I just put our LAST car payment in the mail! Wheeeeeeeeeee! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Felt Book Progress

Yes, I'm STILL working on the kids' Christmas presents. I'm the worst nanny. *sigh*

Anyway, here's the progress on Elliot's book:

Pages in progress. I still need to finish the detail work on these:

Finished pages:

Here are some closeups:

And just a reminder, here are the other pages: