Friday, March 18, 2011

We're getting closer

The turtle pen/pool bench is almost complete.  And I'm pretty sure I love it now!  It looks sooo much better with stain.  Plus, we rearranged the patio furniture and I pulled all of the cushions for the furniture out of the garage (they have been sitting on top of Brandon's old Volkswagen for months now) and scrubbed the crap out of them yesterday.  And I do mean CRAP.... literally!  We have a very nasty dog that lives in our garage.  If you ever thought you wanted an English Bulldog you were WRONG.... and I mean seriously mistaken. 

Anyway... Back to the new piece of furniture in our back yard.  Here is a little sneak preview.  It will be so much better when I get all the cushions in place and the plants start to fill in!  We can not wait for SUMMER!  It's going to be sooooo relaxing sitting out by the pool EVERYDAY! 

And when you look carefully inside the structure you can see some of our box turtle friends...
And because I previously mentioned the English Bulldog issue...  Here is our little sweetness, Klaus.  You see him and just want to grab his little cheeks.  Until you start to approach him and he begins to growl.  We've decided it's a bad breed.  Don't let the pictures fool you!

I've got a Scentsy party tonight that I need to prepare for....  Tomorrow I have big plans to get some sewing done in the morning.  Perhaps I might actually get some new shirts done.  We shall see...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sew Busy!

Well...  It's almost the end of my spring break and I actually feel like I have started to accomplish a few things.  Here are some of the awesome things Diddles and I have been doing around our house.... BTW, I think I love our house and our awesome neighborhood more and more everyday!  It's okay if you are jealous...  I mean, we have plenty of room for all of our hobbies, awesome places to walk and ride bikes, beautiful weather and everyone knows our names (and they always stop to say hi)!!!
Anyway, let's get back to the projects:
This is a little something I whipped up for Parker...  Pretty sure she is one of the best dressed kids I know.  And about 90% of her wardrobe has been personalized for her!

And this is a shirt I made a few weeks ago for our school nurse so she can support her daughter at basketball games.

This is one of the projects I am MOST excited about!  I've been desperately trying to figure out a good way to store my ribbon.  As I was sitting in the craft room yesterday I looked in the corner and saw some curtain rods that we used in our old house and no longer had a place to use them in the new house.  It hit me...  DUH!  This would be the perfect way to store my ribbon.  So, we put them up and added a couple of cafe rods below for wrapping paper.  I am soooo in love with this!  I also have a few other cafe rods set aside for a couple more rolls of paper.  This uses up some of my blank wall space and it makes everything so much easier to access.  Yay!

 This is the beginning of our new turtle enclosure/pool side bench.  Brandon and his awesomely talented dad finished the building process on Tuesday.  Today we stained and added a few plants.  The turtles should be living in luxury within the next day or two.  This bench is HUGE!  It may not look like it from this angle, but I'm sure 20 people could sit on it all a one time.  I can't wait until the new plants start filling in.
And finally (I really had more to show off, however my computer is rude and I don't feel like dealing with it anymore)...  My new Scentsy tester baskets that I will be using at parties.  I have a party tomorrow night and I can't wait to use them for the first time.  Thank you Target dollar isle!