Happy Father’sDayAnniversay!

Ryan and I saw RENT last night.  IT was amazing.  After I thought I had missed the tickets going on sale, I was super upset, to say the least.  Jesi to the rescue though and she REALLY pulled through!  It was hard to tell where were sitting just from the tickets, because there were SO many numbers and letters going on.  One thing I did know was that we were on the floor and that’s all I really cared about.  We ended up being in the 10th row right smack in the middle!  After we got settled in I got super nervous.  Mainly because Ryan is SO not a theater person and secondly if he didn’t like it/got bored that he might try and talk to me through it.  He was right in the middle on commenting on how little seats were(and they are) when Anthony Rapp walked out.  Then after the first bars of music I saw Ryan’s eyes go really wide and I knew I didn’t have to worry and I let myself get lost in the play.  When Katie and I saw RENT back in 2007 we had the worst seats EVER, but it was still amazing.  From where we were sitting you could almost pretend the cast was original.  Almost, cause the guy playing Roger?  Well he was British.

I fell in LOVE with the guy who played Angel, he did an awesome job and Ryan’s jaw hit the floor when he realized that some dude just jumped off a table in like 4 inch heels.  Angel is my favorite character and even though I knew what was going to happen I bawled later on.  Such is life and lady next to me was nice enough to hand me a tissue.  She asked me afterwards if this was the first time I had seen the play.

I have this thing about just crushing on supporting cast members.  The last time it was the guy who played the waiter.  He was awesome!  This time it was the tiny little Asian girl that played Alexi Darling, the guy who played Gordon, the waiter/window washer for his simple Feliz Navidad and one of the people sitting at the table during La Vie Bohem who stood up and said EW.

There were parts that I was dying to hear such as Anthony say “Mark, MARK, I’m Mark!”  and Adam sing “Who do you think you are/barging in on me and my guitar” lol

As we were leaving and, I had a brief moment of wanting to sit outside the stage door like a stalker, Ryan said that this was teh best Father’s Day present.  I told him it was actually our Anniversary gift, but THAT is a whole other story!

Published in: on June 22, 2009 at 9:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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I’m licensed!

I am an approved LICENSED Fattycakes Seamstress!  This was one diaper that I had just LOVED as soon as I discovered them.  I loved that they were wahm made and I finally caved and bought the pattern and fell in love.  I soon discovered the owner lived right by me!  I finally submitted my pictures yesterday and got approved!  Here are the pictures!

Published in: on June 21, 2009 at 9:51 am  Comments (4)  
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Creative chaos

When I craft I am messy.  Today Katie was coming over to test out my new machine, to see if she wanted to buy one similar or not.  I don’t know what possessed me, but I took all the fabric out of the china hutch and decided to refold and organize the entire thing.  Yeah.  I have a LOT of fabric and notions.  Here is a picture of some of the progress though!  Not too bad, I still have to work  on it some more.


That’s just my diaper making stuff.  I put all my fleece on the bottom and I have a few yards of things to give away on Freecycle or maybe take it to the Goodwill.  Hopefully I will be sharing pictures of my fancy new craft room soon!

Published in: on June 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm  Comments (1)  
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I don’t “do” Bees

No ma’m!  In an attempt to get our jungle that we call a Yard under control, we have been weed eating and raking.  Today I raked over a bees nest/hive/pod or whatever they are called when they are under ground.  You know what I did?  I dropped that rake and hightailed it so fast out of there.  As I’m running away and screaming “BEES” at the top of my lungs, I hear Ryan go “Just punch every one of those bees in the face!”  LOL

The rake is still out there…

Published in: on June 7, 2009 at 3:26 pm  Comments (1)  


Something is going to change.  I can’t put my finger on it, but I can feel it.  It’s in the air and I can sense it like there is someone behind me.  I hope it’s welcome, whatever it is.  I feel antsy, it’s the weather.  It makes me want to move or pack up everything in the car and drive.  It most likey has something to do with the fact that since getting married we haven’t been in one place for more than 2 years and it’s about that time.  I dunnno.

I am getting ready for my non-kid week and have all sorts of projects lined up.  I am implementing a NO material buying rule for myself.  I have SO much and I really just need to work with what I’ve got.  These projects include: a few newborn sets, a diaper bag, skirts, tops, dresses and diapers of course!  I hope to also build a light box since I really need to learn how to take better product pictures.  I get too impatient by the time I finish up something that I don’t really care what the pictures look like.  Here are a few things that I have finished up!

A dozen Rita Rumps one size.  I LOVE how these go together!

A teeny tiny preemie hat.  It’s SO sweet, it’s hard to tell how small it really is, but I took this picture for Katie who work with the serger thread in the picture.

Preemie sized pants.  I’m always curious about what patterns consider to be preemie sized.  These are more a newborn size in my opinion, but not too difficult to shave down the size.  Still working on the cuffs, since I don’t like how the directions on the pattern says to put them on.

Tiny diapers for a super sweet mama, who made it ALL the way to her due date when she found out that she was expecting TWINS!  She is at the moment STILL waiting to have them, bless her heart.  Those two diapers gave me so much trouble too.  I sewed the size tag on upside down, FORGOT the tag on the other and would just not lay nice for pictures.

Published in: on June 5, 2009 at 10:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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I’m on a roll!

Sorta…I got a teasing email about my last post and the fact is that, YES I do listen to country music.  I find myself listening to it more when I am wanting warm weather.  I don’t know why, but I do.  I also listen to Jason Mraz in the summer as well.  What of it?  LOL.  It’s a well know fact that I should be in LA or GA or the like 😉

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song!

Published in: on May 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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It happens!

Life that is.  Every time I sit down to update, I get side tracked.  My latest project was a custom order and I love how they turned out.  There are 3 Larges and 3 Mediums.  I’m not even going to apologize for the crappy picture.  I seriously need help with taking product pictures….whine, whine, whine….

Then the night that I finished the last of the soakers I started on a dress for Lilli.  I ended up staying up late.  Very late!  I was a chatting with Katie, getting to know her, and sewing.  I finished at 1 am of Mother’s Day and she got to wear it to church.

I love the look of the dress, but I HATE working with those type of collars, so I am going to try a different neckline with her next dress.  Lilli picked out the fabric AND the dress pattern.

I am enjoying my new machine too.  It takes a lot of the guess work out of the machine, my one complaint is that I can sew when the foot is up.  It’s ok though.  I am still keeping my old machine as a back up and for the kids to work on if they show an interest.

Hopefully it won’t be so long in between posts, but my next project is all newborn stuff.  Including a layette set, diaper bag and a few diapers as well.  I have yet ANOTHER pattern that I am trying out.

Oh and just because I love this song, lol.  I love listening to it in the car

Published in: on May 13, 2009 at 9:41 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tweet, Tweet!

No, I’m not talking about Twitter lol.  This is Sissy’s new diaper and so far, this has been my favorite diaper that I have made!  I love the pattern on the fabric.  I love this pattern.  I love the kiddo I made it for!  My one regret is that I don’t have an raspberry colored snaps!



Published in: on May 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm  Comments (2)  
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Just popping on to let you know that I have not gotten run over by some non blogging wagon!  I finished up the the JBF sale last weekened and sighned up for another one!  So I was busy printing out more tags and this afternoon I get to shop the presale!

I STILL have to get the few pictures that I took of Lilli on Easter up as well.

I’m also in the testing phase for a new diaper pattern!  Email me if you would like more info, I have room for 2 more testers.

Hopefully sometime next week I can built my light box to take some nice pictures of said diapers…Or you know, find someone to take them for me!  Anyone want, um, product photography pictures for their portfolio let me know!  I’m serious 😀

OK off to run and get these kids ready for playgroup!

Published in: on May 1, 2009 at 7:54 am  Leave a Comment  

Just Between Friends!

I didn’t mean to take such a long blogging break!  I have been so busy and I feel like I have been running non stop.  I have been having to drive my mom to all her doctor’s appointments and such, plus we just had Ryan’s parents up for a visit.  Most recently though I have been preoccupied by this up coming consignment sale called Just Between Friends.  It’s a HUGE kid’s consignment sale that will be going on this weekend!  It will be held at the Puyallup Fair Grounds.  I have been gathering stuff up and have been having a lot of fun sorting and tagging all the clothes!  If you have little ones or know someone who does please pass on the word!  Not in the Tacoma area?  That’s fine too as there are sales in Seattle and just recently added one in Spokane!  Hope to see you there!

Published in: on April 19, 2009 at 7:49 pm  Comments (3)