Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Card

Say Happy Father's Day with the iDad card.

 I don't know about you, but I am always looking for 
fun, new DIY ideas to greet the men in my life.
Is it just me or are guys harder to find stuff for? 
Any hoo I found this cute idea for an iDad card for Father's Day.
I don't know about your yours but my dad loves, loves,
loves his who doesn't right?

So, if your a procrastinator like me and have not started on dads
gift, here is a good place to start...Father's Day is today
you know. 


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ruffle Toddler Shorts

I decided to use the same idea and tutorial from my Simple Toddler Shorts
to make these Ruffle Toddler Shorts. I used up cycled fabric from 
a pair of cargo pants and scrap fabric used for the ruffles, some buy Muslim
I use up cycled fabric to make a practice pair or to get my sewing skills where 
I think they should be before giving a project as a gift. 

It works great and 
heck I bet if you look around your house too you will find lots of things to up cycle. 
Up cycling not only works with fabric, there are lots of things in your house
with a little creativity that can be up-cycled into something beautiful or fun. Give it a try
you not only re purpose something you are not using anymore but you are recycling 
as well. 

Now I just hope they fit! (8


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sew! Sew! Sew!

                       Sew, I bet you thought I forgot about my blog...not a chance! I love my blog
                       as much as I love sewing and crafting and sometimes it's really hard to keep
 up with a shout out to all of you who have amazing blogs...because I
 know you work hard for it! I thought I would share some vacation photo's today...
just of the amazing view we had from our Beach House rental in Malibu, CA. 
We had three decks where you would find us most of the time...

                                                           The locals call it the BU

We and the neighbors had a private little
low tide it was even better.

I love using my DSLR when the charger decides  
to charge the batteries for me (8 ...I even took an 
action shot here cool! woot woot
my new charger came in the mail today!

They say this coastline area is the best in the area...this is part 
of what they call the "Queens Necklace"...I wasn't able to 
get a full picture of it...but we are going back for another 
week and now that I have a new charger...I will be on 
a mission and hopefully bring something worthy of posting
as I am merely a beginner behind my lens. :)

woo-hoo! Look at the action shot! (8
The house was right on the water at high tide see!

It was a little chilly there but overall great 
weather and while I was out there I spotted


Oh silly me it's just a pod of dolphins playing 
in the surf, right outside the house! 
WAIT! The charger is not working! 
GRAB YOUR CELL PHONE! Thank you god for cell phones.
They actually were much closer than they appear...
it was pretty neat. (8