Friday, October 31, 2014

Witch's Bottom Cupcakes Ya'll!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Pumpkins ain't just for Halloween.

I personally like my pumpkin in a pie mmmm, mmmm good! If you opted to put your pumpkin on display you ain't all by yourself. Each year I say I'm going to take my kids to pick some pumpkins and then I am either going to carve them or decorate them but that never seems to happen. Maybe one day, maybe this year or the next? Who knows but what I do know is that I located some prime examples of why I should make it happen sooner than later.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Tricks & Treats in the home.

My trip to the City of Brotherly Love this summer included a stop to West Elm, which you can check out HERE  This table setting would be an awesome tribute to Halloween. You'd be the talk of the town with this on your table. Snake x-rays on plates.........whhhaatttt?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Blog Hop...Hip Hop Hooray, Hooooo,Heyyyy, Hoooo!

Sue of Fadanista  caught up with me to participate in the blog hop, cool invite. I accept  the challenge and thanks a bunch Sue!

1.Why do I write?

Hmmm, I'm not sure you can really call it all writing on my blog but for the sake of these questions we will. I started writing on my blog because it was about dang time! I have always been interested in blogging but I was always afraid, afraid that I wouldn't be any good at this blogging thing. I like to talk about what I know and lately it's been about DIY's. I like sharing how to make fabulous things with others. I try to put a spin on the way I tell a story to my readers because I want them to laugh, learn and come back...often...I mean really often.

2. How is your blog different to others of the same genre?

There are a lot of bloggers out there blogging about DIY's, sewing, fashion and crafts and those are some of the main things that are on my blog. I look at the other blogs to be inspired and to educate myself. I have been learning the things that I should do and some things that I should not do. An artist at heart I'm on the top of my game when it comes to visual simulations, meaning that I am a serial picture taker and I proudly wear that badge on my chest! I try to push the boundaries in my creations, you know to give people something to talk about. I can only hope that I am more interesting than the others with the things that I create and my photography skills. Also, I like to share things, if I find something created by someone else I'll share that too. If I complete a DIY that is not my own I tell my readers exactly where I got my ideal/DIY from so it's not always about me....I mean most times it is but not always! But back to the question, is my blog different? You tell me.

3. What are you working on right now?

Too many things! Seriously, I just finished this awesome 70's maxi dress and I have a dress to cut out in three different sizes for the monthly stitch that I'm aiming to get done before Oct 31st. I have a new purse that I'm trying to put together as well. Oh yeah and my daughter is moving out of my house.....Whoot! Whoot!  so we are about to get down to do some serious furniture shopping in the next few weeks. I have two chairs in the garage to reupholster for her so, there will also be some Interior design projects in my horizon....and I'm also fixing up my basement for my sewing area....Ummm......I think that's about it right now.

4. What is your writing process?

Don't have one! Well maybe I do, I try to come up with a catchy title for my posts and I love to play with words that are so on the verge questionable taste that you just have to see what it's about. Everything after that is on the fly.

Whew, now that I'm done with that I want to share two bloggers that I found and are so inspiring for different reasons. The first blogger speaks to the Artist in me. That would be the one and only Cassie Stephens She is a Art teacher and not only is her work awesome she makes these spectacular outfits to boot. She loves felting and she makes me wanna try it when I get a second me to start that project.  And the reason that I started sewing again was because of Mimi G  She makes the most awesome clothing and watching her videos, reading her blog took me back to when I used to sew, I went out and bought a new machine dusted off my old ones and began creating again. She is so inspirational it's crazy!
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Mori & Giselle in all their stunning glory


Sew What? The Giselle Dress that's what! Monthly Stitch contributor


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SGBC October Book-Of-The-Month: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Happy reading!
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DIY:A boring little skirt.....make it FA-BO--LO-US (in the words of the great rapper Fabolous not to be confused with Fabulous)


Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Copy-Cat : Ralph Lauren Blue Label Dellora Tweed Dress


Sunday, October 12, 2014

SGBC: September Book Party-When Morning Comes By Francis Ray

This book was chosen by book-club member Capucine for September. I often ask her how she picks her books and for some reason she can never answer that question. I say that to say when I saw this cover, I didn't know what I was in for with this book. If you really know me, you know that I am a visual person so if the cover isn't appealing then it's a no-go, I ain't buying the book. This is a struggle within myself that I am working on and I must say over the years I have gotten better.  So due to time constraints I opted to buy the audio for this book.

My review on this book starts like this. It was a cute story and everyone had the happy ending that you expected. There were no big surprises and most of the story was predictable. I would recommend this book if you have some spare time and wanted to read something nice.

We had a great meeting as always and Capucine's theme was a  "BREAST CANCER REMINDER" to get ourselves checked! 
Book-Party favor: Book references refer to either a character, occupation verse or something in direct relation to the book. Can you guess or do you know?


They loved their purses so much, they framed them......Is that too much?


Saturday, October 11, 2014

DIY: Fringed Perfection, that's what I call this Over-sized clutch


Friday, October 10, 2014

October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and boy have I got something pink for you to pin!

Pinning Pink, that's what I'm talking about! 


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sew What? A Page Boy Cap that's what!


Friday, October 3, 2014

DIY: The Great I'm not a super hero, I just want to look like one!

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