May 28, 2012

My Week in Pictures - Week 5

Today is our first official day of summer!
Last week went by quickly and was jammed pack full of stuff for the last week of school.

Kira had her last baseball game and got to play catcher

She got a trophy!! All the coaches told her she was the most improved!

Kira also brought home her "Author's Journal" with the stories she had written this year.  This was one of my favorite pictures she drew of her and her BFF together.

Caed celebrated the end of the school year with a special award.

And without fighting!
A moment worthy of capturing!!!!

My mom got my a gift certificate for my mother's day gift.
There are 17 different yarn colors in this box!
I'm so excited!!!

Finally found one of the LOTR sets in the store.
We had to bring it home right away!

Some of my crafting this week included working on a bunting project at work

Starting a new blanket - this is my first knitted blanket!!

Making a unicorn with my new yarn!!!

And taking lots of cute pictures of these cuties!!!

I hope everyone's week is wonderful!
Happy Memorial Day 

May 23, 2012

Best present!

For Mother's Day my husband bought me the best present - two amigurumi crochet books:
These are the cutest books with the cutest ideas ever! I think I squealed out loud at some of the pictures and couldn't WAIT to make them!!
I've made 4 already from the books and I wanted to share them with you!

I fell in love with the bear and wanted to make it right away for me!
I used some left over "mermaid" colored yarn I had from another project.
He fits perfectly in my purse and loves going on adventures.

I then let my kids pick out something they wanted me to make them.
My son picked this duck with a bear hat and named him Gunther.

My daughter wanted me to make her everything in the books!!!
She finally settled on this duck and named her Sophia.
She has also requested that I make a bear and kitty hat for her!!!

Finally I made this polar bear!
I love that the patterns come with hats for the animals!
This pom pom hat made this polar bear EXTRA Cute!!

I can't wait to make more of them!!
My mom gave me a gift certificate for mother's day and I got 17 new yarn colors!!!
What amigurumi have you made before?
Do you have a favorite from these books?
Or do you have a suggestion for another book I need to check out?

May 22, 2012

Bow Ties are Cool

I have turned into a Whovian!!  
I was slow to catch onto the awesomeness of Doctor Who, but now I'm a fan!!

This weekend I was looking at a DIY for a crocheted bow tie.  I tried it out just because I thought it was cute.  I can't help but say "Bow Ties are Cool" since starting the 11th Doctor Episodes and then I knew I had to make this hoop!

I love the combo of crochet and embroidery.  I'm trying to think of more options for this :)

You can make this Geeky Hoop yours! It is now available in my Etsy Shop 

May 21, 2012

My Week in Pictures - Week 4

Another week has quickly gone by!
I can't believe this is my kids' last week of school!
Soon I'll be a mom to a 5th and 3rd grader!!!
They grow up too fast!!!

Here are some of the highlights from last week
We have weekly staffings at work.  I really enjoy them already because I work on an awesome team, but it is made even better with a cup of coffee and my Totoro Notepad from Ohstrumpets

Kira made this cute card for one of her friends.
I love her little pandas!!

My son is in cub scouts and we had our annual water balloon fight.
This was our last one since my son moves up to Boy Scouts next year
I think I am in the wrong place for picture taking!!!!

I don't even know where to start!!!
I am so overwhelmed by the kindness of the friends I have made through the online crafty community!
I ordered a few things from Becky and Olivia and got a whole package of goodies!!

Then they next day I got another package from Jenny!
Kira is going to be soooo excited!!!
Don't tell her, but I had to try the dresses on her doll!!

Speaking of Kira, she decided she needed to put a bunch of sticker jewels on her face!!
It seems to be the thing to do among our neighbor girls!

One of the best parts of my week was getting to go to The Austin Renegade Craft Fair with my bestie Maja.  I always have fun with her! We got to check out some of our favorite shops and look at some new ones!
I got some awesome goodies! I'll have to post about them later!
I didn't get a picture of us together because we were both sun burned, one more than the other! 
But here are some fun book bracelets we were checking out!!!

Sunday we made a trip to the Lego Store in Austin.
We always have a lot of fun there.  I love seeing my kids and hubby get excited about the different sets.
Caed was checking out the digital box - you hold up the lego box to the screen and then an animated set pops up on the screen and you can see what it looks like! We watched the storm troopers run all over the place!  It was way too cool!!
I even came home with a prize!  
Now my my keys are doubled in awesomeness with my new Batman Legoman!

Of course my week included LOTS of crafting, but I'm saving those pictures for another blog post!
I started a new geeky hoop last night!! I wonder if you can guess what it is in reference to??

May 16, 2012

Unicorn Request

One thing I really love doing is making things for my family and friends!
On Easter my cousin was showing our Granny a Crocheted Unicorn that she thought was cute.
Granny told my Mother-in-law and then the word got to me.
I knew I needed to make her a Unicorn!!
I really wanted to try to make one without a pattern and see if I could make it work.

I used different pictures on the internet to help me get some inspiration and to give me some idea on how to structure the project.
It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be and I had a lot of fun trying to make her!!!

Here she is with her horn and purple hair!

And all done!!

My cousin loved her! YEAH!!! 

May 14, 2012

My Week in Pictures - Week 3

This week went by really quickly!! 
We have just 2 more weeks of school left and then it's SUMMER!!

This week involved 
Lots of entertainment from my kids!
Kira is doing a puppet show
Apparently these snakes ate one of my family members and now was going after the fairies!!!

I thought my daughter was making a fence in the middle of my driveway.
She informed me it was really the Forrest of Doom.

The kids got these cool rock'em sock'em thumb wrestling toys at Wendy's

Update on my weight loss --
I've lost 10 pounds!!!
VERY Excited!!!

My daughter's Blythe arrived n the mail!
She is soo cute!!! 
I can't wait until June 17th gets here!!!!

I already bought her a dress from

I had a GREAT Mother's day!
Some of it involved
A Poem from my daughter

Amigurumi books from my hubby!

Goodies from my mom

Eating with my kids and hubby too

And as always this week included
My daughter helped me make some flowers for our mom friends at church

I made this new hoop this week

I started using my Amigurumi books right away 
and started making a bear last night!!

I hope your week was just as fun!
Happy belated Mother's day to all my bloggy moms!!

May 11, 2012

New Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Two Sundays ago I got inspiration for a new project!  
I got it from the cutest little outfit on my friend's baby girl!! 
She had this cute yellow and white dress with a pink crocheted flower on it.  
I loved how simple it was and also very fun at the same time!

I thought it might be the perfect combo for a new Embroidery Hoop Wall Art!
I used a two layered flower that was easy to crochet.
I loved this yellow chevron fabric that I got from Fabric Shoppe

I am planning on making some other ones - maybe trying different types of fabrics, flowers and changing the sizes too.  
What do you think? I'd love some feedback on it!!
I already have it in my Etsy Shop if you want to make it yours!

May 9, 2012

Blythes need Jayne Hats too!!!

I had been admiring Becky and Olivia's Blythes on their instagram feed and also on their Blog Oh Strumpets! Blythe too!  You need to check out their cute blog! Lots of cute pictures and even DIY for making dresses!!!

Recently Olivia asked if anyone could make a Jayne Hat for one of her dolls and I volunteered to give it a try. 

I think this might have been the turning point for me!

Ya, I'm a Blythe sell out!!!
I'll have to get my own so she can have a Jayne Hat too!!