Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Halloween that was...

Oh I love Halloween!  It is probably my most favorite secular holiday of all!

And it's not just because I have kids, although that does make it better.  My husband and I have dressed up for the majority of Halloweens that we have been married (sometimes there was a lot of nagging on my part).  I love the whimsy, my little mini-competition with stores to churn out something better then what they are selling, knowing that it doesn't have to be perfect because it is likely going to only be worn once - so many great things about creating for Halloween!

Here is a look at Halloween present and past (I may put up a couple tutorials here in the upcoming days - I know it is past Halloween but hey they will be there next year!)

The Incredibles

Mario, Princess Peach, & Toad

Old McDonald, Farmer's Wife, Chicken

Red Riding Hood & Wolf

Punk Rocker & Groupie

Today I'm linking up to The Train to Crazy:  Make It Wear It.  Come check it out here.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Fabric Swatches - Bow Ties

Please see below for some of the fabric options currently available for bow ties (and vests).  Let me know if there is something you had in mind that you don't see here as this is just a small selection of my significant fabric stash!

In addition to these patterned fabrics, bow ties and vests are also available in a wide variety of solid colours (black, red, brown, green, blue, pink etc....) 

When requesting more info on custom bow tie or vest orders please include the number and description of fabric choice as seen below (or solid colour selection).

Thanks for your patronage!


1.  Black/White Checkerboard

2.  Black/White Stripe

3.  Red w/ Black Circles

4.  Red/Orange Pattern

5.  Red/Black/White Check

6.  Coral w/ navy and light blue ovals

7.  Black/Blue Squares and Circles

8.  Green Gingham

9.  Green Vintage

10.  Mossy Green

11.  Green/Teal Gingham

12.  Navy/Forest Green large stripe

13.  Blue/Yellow large stripe

14.  Red/Charcoal large stripe

15.  Earth Yellow Wood Grain

16.  Red/Green Christmas

17.  Blue Christmas Trees

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thanksgiving: Items 2 - 4!

Soooooooooooooooooooooo......   I've been a little tardy on posting my thankfulness of the day posts!

Here is three to kick start the week!

ITEM 2:  Windy Fall Days

I am thankful for windy fall days because it makes my laundry smell lovely and fresh and dry so quick!

It is always great when chores take less time!

ITEM 3:   3 Hour Naps

Who does not love naps!  I like to take naps on lazy Sunday afternoons but the naps that I am thankful for in this posts are the naps that this little guy takes on a daily basis.  I am ecspecially thankful when the naps stretch out to 3 hours!

Look at that smile - he is thankful for 3hour naps too!

ITEM 4:  Long Weekends

We usually spend some of the long weekend visiting friends and family but the day I usually enjoy the most is the Monday.  Why you ask?  We usually reserve Mondays for recovery, rest and puttering around the house.  Here is a picture of my three favorite people to putter around with.

I am always thankful for long weekends and the chance to slow down and putter with these guys!

Thanks for reading!  I'll be back soon, I'm only 10 items behind!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fabric Swatches - Ruffled Aprons

Recently several people have asked me about fabric choices for custom aprons.  Please see below for some of the options currently available.  Let me know if there is something you had in mind that you don't see here as this is just a small selection of my significant fabric stash!

When requesting more info on custom apron orders please include the number and description of fabric choice as seen below.

Thanks for your patronage!  


1.  Vibrant Pink with Pink Flowers

2.  Soft Mauve with Butterflies

      3.  Pink with Black Polka Dots
4.  Pale Pink with White Flowers

5.  Country Blue with Blue and Red Flowers

6.  Purple with Purple Flowers

7.  Green Damask with Green/Brown Vine  
 8.  Earthy Yellow with White Polka Dots (currently sold out)
9.  Teal/Blue Mash-up

10.  Blue with Blue, White, Red Ovals

11.  Pale Yellow Eyelet

Thankfulness: Day 1

In light of it being Thanksgiving this month I thought that I would do 31 days of thankfulness - I know... I know... I am already behind but I hope to quickly catch-up!

DAY 1:  I am thankful for Crayola 'washable' Markers

From the pictures below you would think that I would be cursing Crayola Markers but in fact the situation could have been much worse if these hadn't been washable markers!

This is what our child does with 5 mins of unsupervised time (I was changing L's diaper) and a marker, and yes, by the way he did have a colouring page in front of him!  Maybe he was getting ready for Halloween. All I can say is thank goodness for crayola washable markers, this creative misadventure came off of J's face with no soap and minimal scrubbing and provided us all a good laugh in the process!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Glimpse...

It's funny how the weather outside can often dictate our overall mood.

 Today was wonderfully breezy, but not the cold kind of breeze typical of fall but warm breezy, reminiscent of summer.  The perfect weather for hanging laundry and playing at the park!

Waiting patiently to go to the park while I hang laundry.

Although we never seem to be able to catch it on camara, L is actually our easy going smiley guy while J is the more serious one.

L is getting better balance every day

Feeding doggy a snack

"look mommy, a bug!"

finally we made it to the park!

you found me mommy!

zooming down the slide

arrrrgh!  that's all for now mateys! 

Get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather while you can!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hope you are having a great sunshiny St. Patrick's Day.

Here is a picture of my littlest little one in his St. Patrick's Day flair:

I have recently been working on a little revamp of the blog and I will hopefully be unveiling the new look on Monday. 

Until then sit back and relax and enjoy a Shamrock Shake from McDonald's (mmmmmmmm YUM!).   Or if you are feeling ambitious try out this homemade version from Hungry Girl - it is a tad more healthy and looks delish!