30 December 2009

I have been sewing....

A LOT. I have become one with my sewing machine again and have been trying all sorts of new repurposing projects and I even made TWO dresses from patterns of all things! Yes A PATTERN!!!

since Kamy is my one that is home the most time, she gets to be guinea pig :) I have been bookmarking lots of blogs as well to inspire me and thought I would share them with you to see if you are inspired as well...

Make It and Love It...this gal is SUPER inspiring and can make something out of pretty much ANYTHING!
Ruffles and Stuff...LOTS of very very cute ideas for little girls
Matilda Jane...not a repurposed site but a website for selling dresses. Their color palette and mixture of patterns is DIVINE and their pictures are gorgeous!
My Mama made it...another FABULOUSLY inspirational site for repurposing clothing!

I know this has started an obsession that will hopefully continue and I will get 'good' enough that I will even let the kiddies wear the clothes I make OUTSIDE of the home :)
Sty tuned for in two days is the January release for the Jenni Bowlin Studios papercrafting kit and design team creations! I have barely had time to scrap since the holidays let alone even get all my pictures uploaded to possibly scrap them...but promise to have layouts done already with the kit....YUMMMMMMY!

15 December 2009

Revisions to the etsy store...

and SLASHED prices!!

You can see my etsy store right here!!

Now off to try and warm up by the fire...-3 degrees is waaay too cold!

12 December 2009

Snow and LOTS OF IT!!

Last week my little home and pretty much most of Iowa was SLAMMED with snow and blizzard conditions shutting down school for 3 /12 days and making us a prisoner in our own homes. NOTHING necessary got done, just a lot of me being activities coordinatore for all the kids here making sure they stayed out of mischief, which seems to happen when they get bored :) We actually got to play in the snow before the temps dropped to sub zero...

Of course I have no pics of my son playing in the snow because he was out galavanting with his frineds and sledding. :(
But then the HEAVY snow came, over a foot, and the near impossible to believe temperatures....YUCK! Three snow days and a late start later, i't getting a little warmer. I actually did get to take the girls out again today to frolick in the snow while the boys of the house were deer hunting and before the bone chilling cold comes again next week.

I am completely OVER winter and cold weather and it just started :) Now the next two nights we get freezing rain and a couple inches more of snow.....eeeeh just pile it on what we already have!

And now to share my JBS Mercantile mid month releases!

And I wish I could tell you what in the heck is up with my camera sometimes....it is putting a blue ish tint on some of the pics. I know I have the settings right? Any suggestions??

05 December 2009

Taking pictures....

short post for now....been experimenting with manual focusing :)

01 December 2009

JBS Mercantile December Kit!!

I have two layouts up so far in the JBS Mercantile gallery for now and more to come on the 10th :) I havent even had time to touch the project kit but I know just what I want to do and can not wait to get started! You can find the JBS KITS on the
JBS Mercantile site!

Today all the kiddies were at school and I decided to try out making a crayon roll for my girls. Well I made two and I am going to make some more!! I am absolutely FED UP with the messes they make with their colors and markers and papers and I really really hope this helps in the process of staying a little more organized. Here is one of em...

These just might make perfect Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews :)