Thursday, April 29, 2010

Goodbye sweet Booger Monkey :(

This morning my  sister's beloved Booger Monkey passed away. :(

Booger was the sweetest, most adorable and stinkiest little ferret.  I love you Boogie!  Rest in peace sweet boy!

I took this video of Booger playing with Sushi last July when I was baby sitting him. I will miss my chunky little nephew.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Office Chair Project

I was finally able to reupholster my boring desk chair!  I am so bad at remembering to take before pictures...I just get so excited to start on projects! 
This is the best picture I could find of the chair before I covered it. :)

I thought taking the chair apart and re covering it would be difficult but it was really easy and fun.  This is what it looks like now. :)

I really like the fun and bold pattern of this fabric.  Before the fabric arrived, I printed an image of  the pattern and used it to make the stencil for the shelf I made next to my desk. I think it turned out well! :)

Birthday Boy

On April 28, 2009 this sweet little kitten stole my heart.

This is how he decided to pose for his birthday picture.  What a little turkey! :)

I don't know what I'd do with out him. :)  Happy Birthday Sushi!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mother's Day Sale

To celebrate our beautiful mothers, I am offering FREE U.S. shipping on all items in my Etsy shop from today April 26 - May 9, 2010! :)
I am also offering a buy one get one half price sale for all of my blog followers on everything in my shop April 26 - May 9...Buy one item get the second item of equal or lesser value at half price...just write "MOTHER'S DAY SALE" in the message to seller box during check out and I will refund you through Paypal. You could also send me a message and I'll set up a special listing with the price already reduced! :)
Please share this with anyone you think might be interested!
Thank you so much!
Mary :)


Monday, April 19, 2010

New Iron!

My new iron finally arrived!  After a whole week of not being able to sew, I can finally get back to work! : )

I bought another industrial iron.  We used these at the place where I used to work and I honestly could never use a regular iron again!  I haven't tried this particular model before but it had pretty good reviews and I got a great deal on it.  My first industrial iron lasted four years and the one that just died only lasted a year and a half.  Hopefully this one will live longer than the last one! : )

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stephanie Levy

I just won a blog giveaway!  Yay!

I have be drooling over Stephanie Levy's artwork for a while now but I haven't been able to buy anything just yet. I love her use of colors and her compositions and all of her work is just amazing!  Check out her beautiful Etsy store and her wonderful blog

This is the piece I won.  It is titled Dublin.  :)

Here are some of my other favorites. My birthday is coming up soon...I think some of these will look perfect in my newly made over office!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

DIY Done! :)

I took a whole week off from working on my Etsy stuff and re did my office space!  I was going a little crazy watching all of those home makeover programs and I just had to change something!  Since we are renting this house, I didn't want to paint the actual room so I re-painted my furniture. 

I was so excited to take pictures of the diaper bag I made for my friend, that I accidentally erased my "before" pictures.  I managed to find pictures of my cat, Sushi, that show what my desk area used to look like and there are two surviving in progress pictures.

I warn you...I love bright colors and it is really hard for me to simplify my stuff! :)

I built a little shelf (with the help of my step dad since I am afraid of miter saws) to go over my printer and I painted it with a stencil I made. 

I raised the shelf inside my desk so I could hide my obscenely large computer.  I also made a curtain and panels around it so I could hide the unsightly cords and so I could keep all of the litter dust away from the computer.  Unfortunately, this is the only space i can fit the litter box. :(

I got a cute little shelf at Micheal's for $15.00 to put near my bed and I painted it too.

I love this mouse!

So, there it is!  I love working in my bright new space!  I still would like to re-upholster my desk chair and find new art for my walls...but that will have to wait.  Time to get back to work! :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Diaper Bag

I finally was able to make a diaper bag for my dearest friend Lauren!  I must admit I was afraid to tackle such a large project but it was fun and I learned lots of new things while making it.: )

I started out with a tutorial I found here Moda Bake Shop : Angela's Diaper Bag and then I altered it a little.

I added a zipper pocket to the middle section and made it detachable so more stuff will fit in the bag if necessary.

I also made a few wash cloths and a couple larger towels and a small matching zip bag.

If you are interested in this design or any other design in my shop, please let me know and I will be happy to work with you on a custom order! : )

I took a few more pictures of the diaper bag next to a regular wine bottle to show the scale/actual size of the bag.

I also added laces to the inner detachable pocket since the snaps weren't quite secure enough.  I think it looks even cuter now! :)