Sunday, November 20, 2011

Turkey shirt for Emily and Bows

So here are my latest crafty endeavors. I made a Turkey shirt for Emily and this is my first crack at making her some hair bows. I think I did and okay job on the bows for my first time. They were surprisingly easy. I found the tutorial and pinned it on pinterest. So very easy. The shirt I was inspired by another shirt I pinned. Go take a look at my boards. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Skull Shirt for Emily

I made this yesterday! I had so much fun and I LOVE it and so does Emily! I got my inspiration from this shirt I pinned on pinterest.

Here are the materials that I used to make my version of the shirt.

Then I traced the skull onto the back of the felt . I chose the sticky kind of felt so I didn't have to buy heat and bond since I knew I was going to put some stitches into the felt to hold it onto the shirt. If you aren't going to put stitches around the skull then you will need to use regular felt or material with heat and bond.

I cut out the skull and placed it onto the shirt. Then I went around the skull with the embroidery thread. I used purple but you could use whatever color that you want.
At the end I added the bow so it was a little girly and I didn't have a fabric flower. I really love how it turned out. It's the first crafty thing I have made in a long time. I will post a pic of Emily wearing it when I give it to her. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New blog

I have a new blog. Come by and check it out. It's called The Road. This new blog is going to chronicle my journey down a new road. I hope to see you all there soon!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Favorite Blog of the Week and Giveaway

My favorite blog of the week is Treasures for Tots. I love this blog because Angie always has great ideas, tutorials, and cute stuff for you to buy! :)

She is having a giveaway right now for a beautiful dress for a special little girl in your life from the Shabby Apple. If you go and like their Facebook page you can get an entry. There are are a total of 15 ways to get entries.

Head over to Treasures for Tots and take a look at all the cute stuff she has!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Age brings perspective. This is a truth whether we want to admit it or not. Getting older and looking back over the experiences of our life give us perspective. I feel that sometimes our perspectives can be clouded with sentiment, expectations, and emotions. I also feel that I have not always used my perspective for my advantage.

At the moment I am at a crossroads in my life. I have come to the crossroad of early adulthood and middle age. I feel as though I have just grown up in the last two years. I have technically been called a grown up for eighteen years now, but I have not acted like a grown up. I have gone to college, been married, gone to graduate school, had two careers and working on the third, two kids, owned two houses, three or four cars, and now about two acres of land. However, I have never really grown up. I can act like a grown up for a little while, but I have a hard time sustaining it. I am stuck in all my muck and mire.

Sometimes the mud gets so thick that I am just wading through it. I am not actually living. I am only existing. I have gotten caught somewhere in my conflicts of my past. Our past is supposed to shape our lives and our future, but I am pretty sure it is not supposed to consume it. However, that is just what has been happening to me. I have been allowing my past to happen to me over and over and over again. I relive each portion of my childhood over and over and over again. Mistakes I have made in my adult life are repeated, and I get caught in this spiral of unhealthy choices, emotions, behaviors, and actions.

I believe that my perspective is allowing me to take a good look at myself. Surprisingly, I don't know if I like what I see.