Category Archives: Crafty Stuff

apron mania…


My husband says I have been a bit manic lately about the apron making.  I can not disagree with him.  I got so excited after I perfected the art that I had to start making them for every woman I know.  So I thought I would do a little photo update on some that I finished and even one little adorable model I managed to get to cooperate for about one minute.

Isn’t she just the  most adorable little thing? She wasn’t feeling very good on this day…had a little cold.  She wasn’t feeling all that photogenic.  I taught her to play Angry Birds on my cell phone and at the end of the visit she said “I want to play the bird game.”  I told her I had to go home now and she stopped speaking to me.  I asked her if she was mad at me and she said she was.  The little munchkin wouldn’t even give me a hug goodbye! Sheesh…next time I better lead with Angry Birds before she gives me the cold shoulder again!

This one was one of my favorites.  I love bright colors and this fit the bill.  I made this for my oldest niece, Brooke.  She was so excited to be able to wear it for her cooking class.  I have to get more info on that from her Mom…sounds like a good time!

This little gem I made with a pair of my daughter’s old Capri pants.  My father didn’t fail to mention how crooked the tie is.  I’m claiming I intended to make it that way for artistic purpose and no one can change my mind.  This was for no one in particular and will probably get tucked away and await the perfect gift giving situation.  I made several others, but failed to get pictures of them.  I will have to see if I can sneak in some candid pics when I catch my mom and sister wearing theirs.

Happy Crafting!


wedding shower…


I am planning my sister’s wedding shower in June.  She wanted a camping themed shower.  In case you all have been looking lately…this is not a common theme.  It has a plethora (I know..great word) of possibilities, but I wanted it to stay somewhat feminine, but also outdoorsy!

Here is the invitation I reinvented from an earlier design…

I think she will like it!  Onto finishing up the other decorations and planning the menu.

Happy Crafting!!



Taylor was so excited to see her apron on today’s post of A Girl and A Glue Gun.  We have been a little behind on the blog, but that hasn’t stopped us from crafting away.  I recently made a dress for my niece out of a pair of my husband’s old dress pants.  We are so excited for her to try it on.  I wanted to post it after I get pictures of it on her.  I will also update when I get pictures of all the lovely ladies I’ve been making aprons for.  I’ve perfected the art I think since that first one.

Yesterday was my 35th birthday and my family is celebrating today with a birthday/Mother’s Day barbecue.  I made an Italian Cream cake with Cinnamon Buttercream – wonderful recipe from the Tidy Mom blog.  I wish I had doubled the recipe, but oh well!  It is going to be delicious I hope! I know the frosting is…even if the cake is a little lopsided.

My allergies are having a heyday with my life, so I’m ready to pluck my eyeballs out and shop for a new pair.  But I’m determined to have a great time today.  Big week is coming up…Taylor’s musical is Friday and we are in the midst of planning the big August Wedding “Ho Ha” for my sister.  First, the Wedding Shower “Ho Ha” is on the list.  I’m about to head over to my Heritage Maker’s Studio and finish up the Cupcake-in-a-Jar decorations and work on the invitations.  Pictures to follow as soon as they get finished!  Have a great Saturday ALL!

Thanks to A Girl and A Glue Gun for making my daughter feel like a ROCKSTAR!

Happy Saturday!



So I decided to try my hand at sewing after 15 years of hiatus.  I fell in love with an idea I found on A Girl and A Glue Gun’s blog  at I know there is an easy way to add this link, but being new to the blog world I’m going with the way I know how.  I apologize if I have broken some blog ettiquet.  I made this apron for my daughter who desperately wanted me to put a tie on the front.  She said, “I want to be all business when I’m cooking.”  I love that kid! I think it turned out pretty gosh darn cute for my first go at it.  Thank you to A Girl and A Glue Gun for her amazing inspiration!

I also made my sister one.  I haven’t attached the tie around the neck, but will do that tomorrow.  Looking at the picture did give me the idea to make a half apron though. I’m going to try it tomorrow I think.  I will let you know how it goes.

Happy Sewing!!



Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon.  Heritage Makers latest challenge has to do with creating something to show appreciation for a teacher I have had or a teacher my daughter has had.  I decided Cupcakes-In-A-Jar would be a perfect little gift.  I created  decorations and tags for the jars once they have been filled with cupcakes and frosting. I haven’t decided if I am going to tackle this project with all I have coming up in the next couple of weeks, but I wanted to share the submission with you.  Here it is:

Happy Crafting!!

scrapin Heritage Maker style…

I have been a new member of Heritage Makers Digital Scrapbooking website for about 6 months.  While some are incredibly dedicated to traditional scrapbooking I love digital.  It allows for me to be creative without having to store all the do dads, paper, tools and such.  I get to create it all on my computer and click a button and it magically arrives in my mailbox and then into my scrapbook.  Here are the last two projects I created for my nieces, Brooke and Addison. These will become 3-dimensional once they arrive with just a few cuts and folds.  They will look pretty in the girls rooms and they were so easy to do.  The hardest part was picking the paper.