Monday, April 25, 2011

Bringing a new monogram series into the shop

It's been a busy spring break. Filled with chasing, errands, sick kids, school activities, work projects, home projects, yard projects and on and on...but I did manage to get started on the new monogram series for the shop.

I've got a few more coming soon.

We also did a bit of work out on the back porch over the weekend.

We picked up a pretty purple hanging basket. {Love the color}

We also picked up some colorful daisies! {My favorite}

Spring break didn't go exactly as planned but we did manage to squeeze in some time to float in the pool. I loved having a bit of time to kick back on a float with a good book and just relax with the kids. Tommy missed out on this but I'm sure he'll make up for it this summer.

Are you getting your house all set for spring and summer?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DIY Mouse Pad

Today my daughter and I ran a few things up to my hubby at work and there on his desk was an old 2006 calendar mouse pad from some random company {you know the type}.

I had asked a couple weeks ago if he had one so that my daughter could use it with her laptop on the livingroom coffee table rather then using an old magazine. Anyway he handed it to my daughter, which in turn got him the typical 9 year old eye roll that you’d expect at this spectacular gift. As we walked out she looked at me and said “mom, it’s ugly, I think I’ll just keep using the magazine.”

So errands finished we headed home where I asked her to dig through her fabric stash and find something that she’d like as a mouse pad.

I grabbed the fabric she picked, set up the ironing board, grabbed the fabric heat and bond sheets {can’t think of the real name} and set to work. I worked away for all of about 2 minutes and presented her with her new mouse pad…

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's spring break and I swear we're all over the place.

It's spring break which normally means my kids are home and we're doing some fun family stuff. But this year, my kids are out of school and it's been a bit crazy around here.

My oldest son has been working with one of his teacher's in the shop and is building a night stand for his room. They built the mock up version yesterday. {see below in the blurry phone photo}

He has a DIY project due after spring break which will involve him building an entire living room set in a similar manner. This table will be good practice and learning how to use the cool equipment in the school shop has been great.
My middle child, Tommy has been sick since spring break started. After a dr. visit today, we found out he's got pneumonia. So he's had an IV and some heavy duty meds. and we'll go back in tomorrow to see how his breathing is. If it hasn't improved, he'll be checked into the hospital. So much for his fun spring break.

Then there's my daughter, just kicked back and taking it all in stride. We had alot of plans for the break which unfortunately, because of Tommy being sick, Sam busy with school, my hubby facing work deadlines, just aren't gonna happen. So rather then complain she's set herself up out back to catch some rays and read a good book.

.....and in between that I'm working on my to do list. I've got so many idea's floating around, it's just a matter of getting it all into production. I hope to have the prototypes ready to unveil shortly.

So tell me what do you when life hands you a great big bowl of crazy?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Personalized skull and crossbones decal

available here

This week I'm working at getting a few new designs into the shop and getting a bit of spring cleaning done around the studio.

What do you have planned for the week?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cherry blossom

available here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Project

I wanted a quick/easy/inexpensive way for my daughter to give her best friend a small Easter gift and of course decided to check the $1 section of our local Target store. These little pails are so cute and for $1 make the perfect little Easter basket.

Mackenzie and I decided to customize this little pail with her best friends name.

Now all that’s left is to fill it with a couple little goodies and give it to her for Easter. I love quick and easy projects like this. These are available in my shop. The fonts can be customized to suit your style. I have them listed in my shop as available in girl style fonts and boy style fonts, but if you have a specific font you’d like me to use just let me know and I’m happy to work with you.

Need a few idea's for goodies to fill it up:

for girls ~~lip gloss, a puffle, headband, hair clips, cute pens, a tiny note pad,itunes gift card, candy, favorite store gift card, book, silly putty.

for boys~~matchbox card, candy, lego’s, ds game, trading cards, itunes gift card, book, favorite store gift card, silly putty.