December 19, 2011

X~Mas Slide Show

Happy  Holiday's Slide Show & Music.  

Ok so I can't wait another stinking second to have hubby come and fix my stinking slide show. First thing this morning I was certain I would have a beautiful DVD show for you all, but now at 4:31.  I am defeated, and laundry is done. Too bad Craigers has tuns of stuff to do and can't help me for more then a few minutes at a time. He is how ever kind, and helpful and this is the whole reason you are able to see the show!  Make sure the volume is on.  The music is so super sweet, right from Isabella's chorus class.  
Hopefully after bed time this will be all fixed up!  ;) 

November 21, 2011

It's time to blog!

blog Blog Blog!!!
Notice how attentive I have been to my FB pages? OMG I can't stop. Every few hours there's more good stuff! I must belong to the most amazing pages. Vintage Lucy, Forty Toes, Alisa Burke to name a few. It's like a non stop craft shop... ...daily! Although I love my FB I must get back to my blog as I have freedom here. Freedom to not feel judged. Freedom to feel non annoying! How great it is to feel free~
It took a long time to figure out how to keep track of all my craft~tastic peeps. It's all very clear and simple, FB. If your not there connected to Forty Toes, well you probably don't exist. If you want to sell anything, share anything, or just be annoying, you must be there on FB. Threw FB you can have your Big Cartel, Etsy, Blogger, or any type of web page. Ahh.... ...I found my circle.
Since April I have been sewing. Girls, I have had so much fun! Yes, Girls! 95% of us bloggers are female. Fantastic! It kind of goes with my ideas that I just don't ever need a male doctor. Ok, my doctor is male currently and a stones throw from my front door, but still, why a male? They don't even think, look, or act like us. How are they suppose to take care of us? Well that's for another day's blog. Back to sewing. I can't stop, don't make. It's my happy factor and with out it, I could die. Seriously. I have started an etsy shop, one Lilly dress. I am yet to be involved with the Craft circle so hence no sales. Besides my photos STINK! I owe Etsy $0.20 cents before they shut me down. HA HA HA! It's a nice place to gather info on selling with there emails, and a great place to advertise, yet I know the inside scoopage! Get in a craft circle, offer to donate something amazing to the next give away and your in! 100's and even 1000's of new fresh potential customers. So what to sell? SOmething easy I love to make. I will have to come up with a few good items that mesh well together and don't need a serger for speed. Serger will be the next big ticket gift, next year. Not in a rush, it will just make me even crazier to sew than I am already.
Camera. If I don't get one for the holiday, Craig will have to shoot me down. I ask him to borrow a camera almost every day. It's being used, it's in the shop, I forgot it at the office. Hello! Your main office is in the stinking garage sucker! He's so kind to me, yet where's my camera? If I am on the back side of the hill, it's my own fault. (hence we live on a cliff, lower level is more then 50ft down. Ry and I checked with a mesureing tape several years back.)
It's super late and I can't sleep so I better at least try now. Here's a picture of my besties with my phone camera.
Peace and good night world, hopefully.

November 08, 2011

Vintage Lucy's Look to the right -->

Go and check them out!!! Totally cute stuff. See that cute little button on the top right? Click it!

August 30, 2011

Can't seam to find or put on your "Jewelry"? Here's the help you need!!!

Note: Since I have opened my eyes to crafty blogs over the last year or so I found "Make it and love it" several times. I don't think she has any idea who I am and that's ok. With in the last year my crafty neighbor mentioned the site and I ran over to her blog. I found her again! Fantastic. I get these really great emails most day's with great ideas. I don't subscribe to many craft~tastic emails as it can be overwhelming. I just place there link here on my main page so I can follow as I like. That was a long learned lesson. Thank You to Erin from the button on the right. You see the green one with cute kids, "My little Miracles", for showing me the light!

So with all that said, lets begin. The other day my email from MI&LI was a hanging jewelry holder/space saver. I had been looking at these for some time and thought how ugly! With the nice new spin, MI&LI gave me inspiration. My mission this year will be to shower before sending kids to school (happily) and to wear my jewelry. I know so silly, but a mission of great exploration! So where is all my jewelry? In a box. Can I see it? No. I thought for sure I should purchase an expensive jewelry chest to help me out. So get this. I don't wear jewelry because I don't see it, so I thought a larger more expensive box would do the trick. NOT! HAHAHA!!!! Did you check out the link yet? Here it is again, just incase you didn't see...

Now lets put a ZoBe~N~Me spin on this project. I would love to right now run over to Joann's, the night before 1st grade and start this project. I just don't have enough time or money to spend at Joann's. Not my first pick of stores, but none the less the only store with in 30 miles that I can get to. Since this project is number 15 on the list of must does, I found an easier solution. I was in Bed Bath & Beyond last weekend. I found there jewelry organizer for 10 bucks.
I added some craft paper that Zo & Be fell madly in love with. Bam, I have my mini project. I can't wait to actually get to my 15th project and make the real thing. Number 16 is pouches from the left overs, exciting! All from MI&LI.

I will do the trickle down affect for the girls and they can have this one we made tonight.

Petticoat Tutorial From:Alisa Burke

This is more of a test to see if you can link up to this wonderful Petticoat tutorial. All thought it's just so super sweet and I have to make one for my self!
Here is a beautiful picture of the skirt and it's creator.

Now I better get busy!!! Have a wonderful morning everyone... ... all 5 of you!

August 29, 2011

Girl Summer Update/Photos/Questions for YOU!

We have had an amazing summer. Too bad we were not able to go and do everything on our list, yet we had so much fun!
The summer started out with our BFF's across the street going out of town for several months. Boo!

Of course we had lots of family time, swimming, and hugging dolphins!
Of course there were plenty of down day's while I sewed my little fingers off! I am pretty proud of my sister skirts and of course my first quilt. Did I mention I loved to sew? Funny, right?!

Of course there was so much fun in Lake Lopez & Gull Lake. I can not seam to find photos currently. We have had a trickle down affect computer wise. I am so happy about that, yet I missing one month's worth of photos. Second Boo! But that's OK. We also went to Ventura Count Fair and eventually Santa Fe, NM by train. It was super wonderful to experience the Indian Festival. I had no idea there was such a huge market for Indian items. It was amazing to see so many booths, so much art and even meet my sisters friend at a booth. We all winded up with a corn on the cob and the kids with corn kernel necklaces which I just love to wear! I was shopping for a musical instrument for the children when I came upon a man sitting on a bench. He had a bag filled with wooden flutes. When I asked him where he purchased them he said he made them. How exciting for me! I proceeded to ask how much and he told me $500.00. I almost fell over. OK I get it, it's handmade. I just didn't expect that number. I have to remind myself I am surrounded by artists and I better get my butt over to the "5 & Dime" if I want to pick up anything for the kids. People were in line with checkbooks ready to purchase items. It was all so beautiful. It's a must see on your list one year.

Thank You sissy for letting us stay with you in your beautiful home with your lovely family. Well now that I have burned your eyes out with all my photos, I have a small question. Is there a place here on Blogger where I can make a collage of photos? What about in iphoto. I have no interest at this point in using photo shop. Give me till next summer! Oh and I am borrowing a very fancy camera. I can't wait to get over to Paramount Ranch!

August 16, 2011

MY Quilt!

My Quilt! I did it, I really did it!
Ok so you read the first post and it was a work in progress. Yes it was lots of work. My poor kids have seen way too much tv in the last few days. Sorry girls! So before we go swimming, few, here she is!

Voila! I love it. I have plenty to comment on but will post when I have a moment free. So much fun! I would suggest everyone try this. Cheers!

August 15, 2011

Sew much is happening~

Ok so where to start? I Know go check out ZoBeNMe on Facebook. Copy and paste if you like: That should sum up the sewing avenues, but it won't. Yes, I still love my Brother and would be lost with out it. Was thinking of painting it bubble gum pink or Tiffany's Blue. Don't know how that will work out since it's plastic and I do need to see the numbers. It's a work in progress. Well most things are... my quilt! I had a friend suggest that I save the scraps for a quilt. Well I really thought she was nuts due to the amount of scraps I had. So I recycled most of it, and saved some rather larger pieces. Thankfully I did. You see I found this rather amazing link from All Free Sewing and I just have to share it!

Do you see what I am saying now? This is a fantastic quilt I just had to make.
I saw this quilt about 1 month ago. I could not get it out of my head. Not for one day.

The other day, going threw the Joann's fabric coupons I found this cutting system @ 40% off. It's still on sale and with a coupon well, it's the same price all year long!
This Fiskars is rather nice. It complements my virgo~ness. See!
Currently I am in the ironing phase of my quilt.

I want it to be perfect. I did a few youtube videos. I learned you need to have the fabric going in all different directions when sewing, not all in the same direction. This is probably taking an extra day or two, but who cares? It's a quilt in the making!!! I even purchased a sewing machine who likes to make quilts. So tomorrow I will be doing some more research via Brother and youtube before attaching the pieces together. I will repost my final product here in a few more days. Wish me luck I get a square or rectangle and not a lumpy rhombus. =)

I know you just love that 8 dollar iron on the wood table! (there's a heavy fabric place mat for my ironing underneath. Promise.)

June 28, 2011

Love of my life "Oh Brother"

After much research I introduce to you...

What the heck is this you ask? Take a better look.
Still not feeling it?
Here this one should do you some cutie~pieness
Yes this is my Brother cs6000i.

How did I come to purchase this sucker is a good question. I was entertaining the idea of sewing projects beginning of this year 2011. I have always loved to sew and on broken machines (not so much fun). I decided to beg borrow or steal a machine. Lucky me I found a singer I could use. It was so old and fun. Twist dials you add to make new stitches which I totally did not understand.
I decided to purchase a newer machine. $150 was the price range in which I was comfortable. After harassing Vicky @ Joann's for 2 months I found a Heavy Duty Singer. I waited for the sale and bam! I had one heavy sewing machine. It was beautiful and a nice dark gray. Right before I brought her home I purchased 6 patterns. My very first e~pattern purchase. Ebooks from Gingerlouise on etsy. I was so happy and could not wait to get some projects on the road. My first two items were not easy, yet fun. Paints with ruffles & cow girl skirt.
Yes I pleated by hand :0!

Then came some cowgirl dresses and some tunics~
Now the list continues, but by day 10 we had all and enough of the Heavy Duty. It was so loud. So very loud. It could not sew threw 5 pieces of cotton. I was also jealous of other machines who had options. I found that I liked to use decorative stitches on the bottom of the yoks. So I ran to Joann's for a return. Vicky was not please. She did not have any other options for me so I started my research.

First i read every blog possible about sewing machines, found a consumers report magazine, and inquired with friends. Blogs are not a fun way to do research is one thing I found. I was more confused then ever and hear I go blogging about my machine, ha ha ha! Next, I had a friend tell me about her work experience with Brother. She was more then pleased. She even recommended this model to me and forward me a link to amazon which had a video. (I was pretty much sold at this point but not good enough research yet) The consumer report had just a few top models and one of them was a Brother Project Runway model. Which was very pleasing. Then I called the company up several times. They had great customer service and directed me well. I found loud and clear, Brother. It fit the budget, Check. It fit the quite noise issue, check. It fit the, "I need some options", check. It fit the great customer service not Vicky, check check check!

So all that was left was to find the best price. Now most of you know I am an ebates fan. I love how easy it is to use too. All I do is go to the site, sign in and type my product or store name. It directs me in 3 seconds flat. Once I make a purchase I get a percentage back from ebates. I usually get 80 bucks back from x-mas shopping & around 50 bucks threw out the year. It will only take you 30 seconds to sign up, and there is no junk mail! Go... it now!

Are you done already?
So back to my Brother and gladly! There's really not much more to say except I love it! I was thinking about painting it pink or giving her a name. Not sure yet.
Oh and yes, she can sew threw a few layers of jeans too!
These were cut the moment i pressed pay on the computer.

I threw this funny photo in as I love how silly my girl can be~ Experimenting with upcycling.

I will post some of my new projects next. I hope you enjoyed this and found some helpful tips.