Tuesday, April 30, 2013

little gifts

my mother in law gave me these little things on saturday. i really want you to see the embroidered piece.

i have never seen anything embroidered this way before, she got this in mexico. really pretty.

if anyone knows about this embroidery technique please comment. whoever made it did such a beautiful job.

and look how neat the back is!

matching pillowcases for my guys

made my husband a pillowcase with his name embroidered on it this morning. i'm sure he'll think it's really silly to have one with his name on it but...i think the embroidery came out a little better this time around...

Monday, April 29, 2013

stringing tags

stringing tags take a surprisingly long amount of time. i ran out of green/white twine so i decide it was time to quit and get some housework done..

sewing again

i am really liking sewing lately! i made another washcloth...

a felt circle rainbow garland for mikey's room...

and a pillowcase for mikey w/ his name embroidered on it...please excuse my embroidery..haven't done it in years... ahh what next?

pretty little things

to keep and give.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


i got mikey these gymboree pajamas on ebay. expecting another one next week. he is growing up too fast. the days of cute clothes will soon be over. my boy will be 10 next month..

mikey has been enjoying the nice weather and especially watching construction and dad took him out to see the machines which he was not scared of at all.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

new little things

good advice for me and my crazy life.

i got this pretty mug at walmart. i've had a few mug casualties lately so i thought a new one would be nice.

perfectly cute dishcloths. family dollar.

and hubby got me this markers from blick yesterday.

zulily order (for mikey)

new things for mikey!
i picked this book for him because it is a touch and feel book and also because mikey still loves blankies.
couldn't resist.

i love these shirts. so realistic. mikey likes the dog one her got before so i think he'll like these too.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

for mikey

mikey really likes these schleich animals. he has a few but i haven't gotten him a new one in such along time. so after watching him carry the alligator around all day and even take it to bed with him i decided to get him another. i decided on this cute turtle. i hope he likes it!

Monday, April 22, 2013

making things

i painted this watercolor painting to hang in mikey's room. not 100% happy with it. maight make another sometime..now i need to find a frame.

these napkins are made from some vintage fabric i found awhile back. napkins are super easy to make.
and last some washcloths from flannel. thank you Amy for telling me how to make these.  i'd love to see what you've been making.. leave a comment with a link to your blog.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

new kawaii goodies

a few new kawaii things from the past few weeks. the bunny is correction tape and the cat is a keyboard cleaning brush.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

tea towels

since my tea towels are starting to look like this...

i went in search of some new vintage ones. these are the ones i found. not the cutest ones i've ever found but pretty nice.

also a really pretty table topper and a table runner.
i love the lace on this one.

a bit of vintage kitchen fabric.

and half of a victorian glass buckle. probably a mourning piece.

thrift store finds

books for mikey. i remember the "a chair for mother" book from reading rainbow. also one that is in french. i can't read french but i thought it was interesting to find and cute pictures.

a 1980's activity book with illustrations very similar to strawberry shortcake. and a really cute pvc cat figure. i have a hard time resisting 1980's things.

and books for me.