Saturday, February 19, 2011

Finally Lovin’ IKEA

I have been to IKEA many times and bought a little something. Last year I bought a shelf for Sophia’s room which I love.  But overall never really enjoyed the process.  I tend to get overwhelmed easily in large store. (Which is why I don’t do Wal-Mart).

Well yesterday was a new experience.  I found some really cool things.  Plus I bought another shelf, inspired by The Nester.  And, I LOVE it.  What a great improvement to my room. WOO HOO. Here is a peak at my new acquisitions.

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The shelving unit is what I have been wanting to do for so long but since we are trying to sell our house I didn’t want to spend the money.  Well now it will probably help sell it.  The toys aren’t all over. Yeah!  I also got the pillows.  The are gorg!  and only $15. each.  Embroidered and great bright colors on white!

Oh this is my Valentine Mantel.  I guess its time to change it but I was proud of how nice it turned out.

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I got a few toys too. So cheap and Sophia loves this. IKEA 010

I got the white tray and I think it goes.? IKEA 011

I got some fabric discards in the AS-IS section that where $3-$5 for large pieces.  They are actually cushion covers.  I have a few re-fashioning ideas.  We will see  how they turn out.  This was an idea from one of my favorite reads…MADE.  She is too cool. She is doing a series this month all about BOYS and stuff to make for them.  Last years was great.


Have a great day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


We had a visit from my mom.  We had a good time.  Dad likes to go way too fast on this rider but the kids love it. Especially Noah.  He was mad he had to give Sophia a turn.

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This is the tree in our front yard.  Even though its only February the sweet pink flowers tell me spring is right around the corner here in Southern California.Feb172011 057

I love this fabric.  I had been wanting to make a bag out of it.  I wanted pockets. So I used this pattern.  The pattern calls for fabric straps which I wish I had done.

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All the baby dolls in the house are always naked so I thought they might need some diapers.  I have had this pattern for so long.  It was so easy and fun. I’ve got two more to stitch up tonight.  They are lined with flannel.

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At least some one exercises in this house.  I am not sure how he learned to use these:-) Feb172011 082 Feb172011 085 Feb172011 088

I really wish my desk didn’t look like this.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I am taking an online sewing class through Whipstitch Fabrics. So far it is going well.  I made these beautiful cloth napkins. I am working on the placemats. Only one is done.

reversible placemat with coordinating napkins and stitching


Sickies AGAIN

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Uncle Austin and Aunt Jessica came for a quick visit.  The little one is quick to get the diaper off any chance he can.

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