Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Mom's Birthday

Last weekend was my Mom's birthday! She is otherwise known as "Mungie" to my kids and that's usually how I refer to her here on the blog. :-)

We were all able to go visit and help celebrate her special day. We had a nice lunch and cake, followed by present opening and some outside play. Poor Mungie got pretty bombarded with leaves, but I think she and the boys had a blast!

Miles showing us how big he is

Miles and Grandpa Rodger


Aunt Bev, Lisa, Tyson, and Miles

Five generations - my Grandma Casey, Mom, me, and the boys

My Grandma Nora and the boys

Surprise attack!

Uncle Ross got it on the fun

Love you Mom, and hope you had a great birthday!!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Recent Mom-Made Sales

I have some photos from the weekend that I should be editing, but I wanted to do a quick sewing update post first.

I am cranking out my "best sellers" like you would NOT believe for an upcoming craft show on Saturday. It's a big one - 140 vendors! If there are that many vendors, I can't imagine how many customers will be coming through!! Geesh. Gonna be a busy day!

Back to those Mom-Made sales...

Large Pleated Tote Bag

Small Pleated Tote Bag

Large Cross-Body Tote Bag for L.B.

Bow Zipper Pouch for L.H.

Crayon Roll

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

More Fall Fun

I thought I would get these "playing barefoot in the leaves" pictures posted before the temperature abruptly drops 30 degrees between today and tomorrow. :-(

That's the stink eye

Another odd Tyson pose

Fun on the glider!

Take us home, Captain!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sewing Update

Well, it's been awhile since I posted any sewing-related projects! I've had a few Christmas orders coming in, but haven't been too terribly busy. I've got a new item in the works but I am still (slowly) working out the kinks and getting all the details ironed out.

Right now I am getting ready for my first craft show of the holiday season this Saturday! That's only two days away, eeek.

And here are some orders that I have been tardy on posting. Hopefully after this weekend there will be plenty more to post!

Large Cross-Body Tote Bag for M.J.

Medium Tote Bag for M.J.

Baby Doll Diaper Bag & 2 Diapers for C.S.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Cozy Coupe Makeover

I wanted to share with you a fun little project that I worked on over the past week, with Tyson "helping" me in the afternoons while Miles napped.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe to John Deere Tractor Makeover

We had an old faded Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, like many other families with toddlers, that had a couple broken parts and needed a bit of revitalization.

Enter Pinterest, with all of its cool Cozy Coupe makeovers, and the seed was firmly planted in my head to "upcycle" ours.

It looked more faded in person, I promise you

I hadn't seen any that were made-over to look like a John Deere tractor, but I thought that would be perfect for Miles, our tractor lover. Tyson also loves the color green, so even though he is almost too big for the Cozy Coupe, it's a win-win situation for both kids!

This past week was warm enough but windy, so we had to pick and choose our days to work on this spray painting project. I chose the Rust-Oleum colors Meadow Green and Sun Yellow (in gloss), which are suitable for plastic/outdoor use, along with a clear gloss top coat.

First I took everything apart - there are only two screws, so it was simple enough. Tyson and I took buckets of dish soap and water outside and scrubbed it all down.

The next day, I tied grocery bags around the tires to cover them, laid down my drop cloth, and got to spray painting. After doing a couple coats, I ended up using the whole can of green and most of the yellow.

After spraying on the top coat, putting it back together, and adding the John Deere decals that I found on Etsy, it was complete!

The paint is already chipping in a few places, like where the door opens, but I'm happy with the finished product and more importantly, so are the boys.

What a good model!

 When Miles woke up and saw it, he yelled, "YOU MADE ME A TRACTOR!!"

And there you have it, the simple Cozy Coupe to John Deere Tractor Makeover.

It sure is worth it making these little people happy. ;-)

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