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May Craftiness

Hello friends!

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I’m finding it hard to have interesting things to write about when all I feel like I do is work all the time.

But, there’s been some fun stuff going on so I’ll share that!

While working (aka sitting in training and listening to people ask the same questions 10 times even though we’ve been over the info 15 times) I’ve been crocheting to keep my sanity. I’ve seen all sorts of patterns for Amigurumi or crochet critters as I’ve been calling them and I started my first pattern, a bunny.

Springtime Bunny

Springtime Bunny

I was in the process of making him over a few days, and when I first showed him to Garrett with just a head, ears, and body, he decided to claim and make the bunny his, once he was finished. Garrett’s only request was a blue tail instead of purple:

Blue bunny tail!

Blue bunny tail!

So he got a blue tail and this little guy has sat with Garrett at his desk ever since 🙂

Over the weekend, Garrett and I hung out with some friends, Bryan and Kim. Kim was the one who Sarah and I threw a baby shower for, and it was nice to see them and all their boys. We went to lunch on Saturday for Bryan’s Birthday and then hung out at our house since the weather was so nice! Plus, I got to hold Baby Sam and I was in heaven!

Me and Sam, hanging out at the restaurant

Me and Sam, hanging out at the restaurant

Not the greatest picture, but holding babies are more important than selfie 🙂

And then later Bryan, Kim and the boys came over to our house and we all sat outside, chatted and watched the older boys go through our game collection and run around the yard.

After dinner and a diaper change, I got to snuggle with Baby Sam some more:

Cuddle monkey!

Cuddle monkey!

I was thrilled and in complete heaven, just sitting with Baby Sam in my arms and chatting with everyone.

On Sunday, I took a trip down to JoAnn fabrics as they started a huge Mother’s day sale, that put every bolt of fabric in the store on sale (score!!). I found this delight on sale:

Dress pattern!

Dress pattern!

As Garrett and I have a wedding to go to later this month, and I can’t find a dress I like anywhere, I decided to put my sewing skills to the test and make my own dress.

Monday and Tuesday after work found me holed up in my craft room, cutting and sewing away. After a brief consultation with Cj, (my God-mother, who taught me to sew) about a confusing bit of the pattern, I finally got it done!

Almost done

Almost done

And here it is!

All finished!

All finished!

I’m really excited cause its pretty, comfortable and was not that hard to make. It’s definitely something I can wear all summer, and dress up for the wedding in a few weeks. Plus, this patter is so quick that I can keep a look out for more fabric like this and make more versions of this dress, using the longer hem options or even the short sleeve options.

That’s all for now, but come back FRIDAY MAY 8th for the SECRET SUBJECT SWAP post and FRIDAY MAY 15th for a new USE YOUR WORDS post!


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Like a Fly on the Wall

It’s that time again, where a bunch of us bloggers give you a glimpse into our lives. So here goes:


~We somehow managed to control the flow of water into the basement, and have moved back downstairs. We got rid of the wet, ruined carpets, rearranged the living room, and got the musty smell taken care of.


~Somehow, despite the standing water and flooding, we’ve got mice again. Fortunately we have an awesome trap and we caught another bugger the other night. That now makes 2 adults and 9 babies. They’re not catch and release traps or live catch traps or whatever-they’re-called, cause 1) we can’t afford them and 2) this trap is the only one where the babies haven’t been able to eat the bait right off and not trigger the trap (that happened with the first 4 mice and it got old, fast).


~I got a new job! I got hired on at Convergys, a work from home agency, where I’ll be doing call center work (from home, yay!) and troubleshooting people’s internet issues. I start April 1, so wish me luck! We moved the craft room around a little too, so that I’ve got an office in there and I won’t bother Garrett, who also works from home, in the living room.


~I started  a 365 photo-a-day challenge (check out the blog posts about it!) and while it was easy the first week, its proven to be more difficult as I go along. For a while I was beating myself up about not taking a picture every day, but I’ve decided that since its my challenge, then its ok if I miss a day or two 🙂


~My friend Sarah (that awesome chick at The Momisodes) and I are throwing a baby shower for our mutual friend next weekend. I found out last month that they don’t have anything for this baby (number 4 and totally unplanned) and since this friend is convinced no one would come to a baby shower, Sarah and I are out to prove her wrong. She’s not due till the end of April, but this friend told us the other day that the doctors aren’t sure if the baby will stay in that long. So it might become a “Look who’s born!” shower instead. I guess we’ll just have to see what the little guy decides to do.


~Hung out with that same Sarah this week. She invited me to a Mary Kay party at her Church and this week on her day off, I went over and hung out with her and her kiddos. According to Little Bit, I’m her best friend now. And then Girl Child said I was her best friend too. So all 3 girls in that house are now my best friend 🙂 I helped Little Bit with her math homework (I love math, Sarah does not) and then we played on the whiteboard giving each other math questions and trying to figure out what words the other was spelling. Sarah’s girls decided I should stay for dinner, so I got to share in the yummy Meatloaf Meatballs 🙂


~Garrett’s Mom and Dad came back from Florida last week. They were going to do Mom’s cancer surgery down there but the doctor wants her heart to get stronger first, so they’ll go back in June for the surgery, giving Mom the time to work on that and finish out the school year (she works at the middle school).


~Garrett went to Louisville last weekend to play in a card tournament. He won one of the raffle prizes, but he forgot to tell me how many games he won. He came home very happy and was glad to get a day with the guys out of the house. By the time the weekend rolls around, he’s usually a bit stir crazy so its nice when he gets to get out and do stuff like that.


~I got really crafty this week, starting and finishing both a jewelry holder for my bathroom and a thread holder for my craft room (I’ll get pictures of those up as soon as I can get my new camera synced with the computer). Next big craft to finish is quilting and binding the baby quilt that is a gift for next week’s baby shower. Guess I should get on that 🙂


Now that you’ve buzzed around my house a little, take some time to buzz around these other ladies’ houses:


http://www.BakingInATornado.com                     Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/               Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                   Follow me home

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                       Menopausal Mother

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/          Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                         Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                           Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                        The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                   Someone Else’s Genius

http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                          The Sadder But Wiser Girl

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

https://gndisney.wordpress.com                              Disneyland in Kentucky

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                     Juicebox Confession

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com              Searching for Sanity

http://www.gomamao.com                                     Go Mama O.



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