Sunday, October 7, 2012

SUPER Kiddo!

A SUPER big brother just turned 3 and this called for a big celebration. We weren't able to make his party, but got to watch this super kid open his gift before we headed out of town. 

It isn't very frequent that the hubby helps with a sewing/craft project, but here is proof he helped out with this one. 

Matthew did a great job designing and cutting the SUPER Hayden logo! I sewed it on with my fave stitch!

Even the back looked pretty. 

All done!


SUPER flying powers included with the new cape!

Happy Birthday little H, hope it was as SUPER as you are!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Finally! A Bathroom Remodel

After 5 years of living in our little house and NOT using our master bathroom shower, I finally used EVERY component of my master bath tonight! Whoop!

This project started this summer when we finally decided enough-is-enough and got the project rolling. Before the photos, let's talk dimensions. The footprint of the master bath is 5'0" x 5'6". Really freakin tiny! It's hard to take photos when you can't step back far enough.

Here are a few before photos:

Before vanity. Fancy eh?

Before shower. Leaky floor, not used in 5 years...

Before toilet. Had to squeeze by the vanity and shower to get to it. Oh yeah, sweet stick on tile, huh?
 Let's get going on demolition! (we paid someone to do the dirty work...)

During demo. Had to sledge out the shower floor. 

Gutting the shower walls. 

Down to the subfloor and all clean. Subfloor was also replaced. 

Shower all cleaned up. 

Vanity and tile, gone! I like my medicine cabinet, so it got to stay. 
This was a MOMENTOUS occasion! See that plug in? Yes! I have a plug in now!

Plug in and patched up wall.

Tiled vanity backsplash (raised drain line too). 

Picking out a color for the walls. 
 Now time for the finishing touches. We couldn't find a shower curtain rod for the corner shower (well not for under $500) so we bought a bendable one on Amazon. Little time consuming to install, but we like it so far.

My boys hanging up the shower curtain rod. 

Yes, even the 6'6" tall hubby is too short sometimes :)
 All done!

New shower!

Shower floor. No curbs!

New toilet (which I love because the seat will not slam!)

Close up of vanity and backsplash. 

Bendable shower rod. 

Tis the season! Well almost. 

New light fixture. So bright!

Ahhhh, feels good to be done.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Croatia Futbol Inspired Bag

My wonderful friend is from Croatia and happens to be amazing at soccer and is a soccer fanatic. For her birthday, I wanted to make her something unique, yet functional and wanted it to be far from girly. My inspiration was the Croatia Futbol team jersey.

No way was I going to find red/white checkered fabric so I got busy making some. The bag is a very simple tote with handles and a pocket inside. 

I mailed the bag this week despite that her birthday was like three weeks ago. I can't WAIT for her to get it!

Hope you had a very festive -- middle of the week -- Fourth of July!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Vintage snaps

When you sew, people love to give you sewing stuff...really old sewing stuff. Today my mom gave me a box of vintage snaps that previously belonged to my great grandma.

There are way more snaps in here now than came in the $1.00 box (a dozen). The $1.00 price included the tools. I think you can get like 12 sets of snaps for $7.00 at Joanns, eeek!

Red! Awesome!

Even "laundryproof!". Didn't they hand wash back then? Hope they are machine-wash proof!

And just for fun...Speedbump hanging out beneath the tomatoes. Cute!

Last, but NOT least. Congrats to my hubby for passing the A+ certification exams today. Way to go, babe!

It's June. Schools out. It's hot outside.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Baby Season Continues

Made a cutie of a baby blanket tonight after work. Have a few more friends/babies to check off my to-do list. This one came out super cute despite me being a little nervous about the color combo.

The back is incredibly soft. I think this little blanket will really be loved by it's new little owner. 

The end of May is near eeeek!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Oh Baby

Tis the season for babies. Or the age for babies (you hit 30 and all of your friends have babies!) or something like that.

I had so much fun decorating plain white onesies that I picked up at Carters. Here are a few that I decorated.

lace ruffle butt

plaid bandanna!

cello silouette


neck tie!


basketball and ribbon


Let me tell you, these are so much fun and so fast to make. I need to get shopping and buy some more onesies. More gifts to make!

Hope wedding, graduation, and baby season is treating you well!