Monday, June 15, 2009


uh hi. so i have still been sewing up a storm, but keep forgetting to take photos. i recently had a new niece join the ranks and have made some super cute things for her, but yeah no photos. i will take some because the stuff i made her was super cute and because they named her after me and she has now taken on the legendary LKB monogram and mostly because she is adorable and they are moving soon so i have to do it now.

in the meantime... here are some library bags that i made the moosentwits. dylan wanted a dragon and wren wanted some butterflies and flowers. shortly i will have some of these as well as some bigger ones up in the etsy store.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


its all the rage these days... or at least in our house. i have been sewing like a mad lady lately. here are a few of my latest projects:

a little purse for the neighbor girl's birthday

grocery bags for the farmers marketthe flea market bag for my sister-in-laws birtday

and my new little friend, miss ginger and her eggs. isnt she awesome. we love her and will be sad to pack her away for the season. boo hoo.

Monday, April 6, 2009

woo hoo...

so i was featured on tip junkie. i am really excited. thanks so much laurie for posting about my teacher gift.

here is the link if you are interested!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

grocery bags...

i made these gems for my sister-in-law for her birthday. joann's has some amazing new home decor fabric in. i got the idea from this cool website and since finding this site i have been sewing up a storm. hope she likes them!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

fondant and gum paste...

final cake. here is is people... i got the idea from my sushi plates. i was really happy with how this little fellow turned out. the cake underneath was a complete success too. i decided to play with some ingredients and came up with a yellow cake base filled with homemade blackberry jam and almond paste. i piped homemade cream cheese frosting with goat cheese substituted inside as well. i then made a marscapone cream cheese frosting with a hint of almond emulsion that i frosted the outside with and let me tell you it was divine. i love this cake. i had a really hard time eating it.

wilton cake decorating class...

yeah so a cute neighbor friend and i took the wilton course 1 and wilton fondant and gum paste decorating classes. they were super fun and i really want to take course 3 tiered cakes too. here are some cupcakes that we made for little misses preschool and my first fondant cake just in time for valentines day.

steiner dolls...

introducing beardo ken and john pennybones, respectively. i made these little fellows after checking out this tutorial courtesy of sooz. these little guys are so fun and my munchkins are loving them. thanks for a great tutorial, i will be making these again and again.

Monday, February 23, 2009

CPS sketch 104 & color challenge #42

well nothing like killing two birds with one stone, eh?
two challenges:

one card:
paper: SU! kiwi kiss, more mustard, really rust & whisper white
stamp: PTI around & about sentiments
ink: SU! kiwi kiss
misc: SU scallop border punch, flower punch & circle punch
crocheted flowers & buttons & joann brads & michaels white linen ribbon

Monday, February 9, 2009

friends til the end challenge...

my goodness... the ladies at papertrey do not disappoint. i am so depressed that i will be out of town without a computer for the big release day. we are heading to a cabin for the long weekend, it should be fun but i will be wondering about all the hoopla!
here is my challenge card!

cs-dark chocolate, ripe avocado & ocean tides
ink- versa mark
stamps- floral frenzy & faux ribbon
ribbon- ripe avocado
misc-martha stewart scallop punch & clear embossing powder

Sunday, February 8, 2009

cps & pti...

joined forces. my goodness, my heart is about to explode from all this excitement.

the sketch & my attempt:

cs: dark chocolate, sweet blush & berry sorbet
ink: berry sorbet & versa mark
stamps: heartfelt basics
misc: dark chocolate satin ribbon, SU scallop edge punch, oval scallop nestie, clear embossing powder

Saturday, February 7, 2009

papertrey bitty dot...

another challenge from PTI. this has been so fun, here is my try at the sketch!

papertrey ink: around& about sent. stamp set, pure poppy, dark chocolate & sweet blush cs, pure poppy & dark chocolate ink
brads are from michaels

Friday, February 6, 2009

papertrey over the rainbow contest...

here is my little card. i love this color combo.
happy anniversary PTI!!

stamps: pti polka dot basics & around & about
ink: pti, ripe avocado, pure poppy, ocean tides & SU apricot appeal
cs: pti, pure poppy, ocean tides & stampers select
SU apricot appeal
ribbon: pti ripe avocado
misc: martha stewart punch

Sunday, January 25, 2009

PTI Blog HOP...

my first blog hop. its nothing special, but wanted to make a card that would fit with anyone... male/female/child/parent/grandparent/friend/etc.
happy hopping. all supplies are PTI!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009


unfortunately some legislation has been passed that will make the selling of handmade toys illegal come february. this would be a travesty as the bill was meant to protect our children from toxins that have been found in toys produced in china and other places. please take a minute to support handmade items and check this website out. please pass this information on to others, we need to take a stand and save handmade items!!!

also you should attach a button like this one to your blog, website, etc to help spread the word:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

color challenge #36...

here is the latest challenge from kristina. i am usually leery of pinks, but this was a really fun challenge.

so here is my card. i got these adorable stamps from the small object for christmas. i love these little guys. my hubby and i both have short hair, so they worked perfectly for his valentine card:

my little girl lives for macm, so she made little card as well. we tried to get all the color challenge colors in, but she was not having the old olive. oh well... she loves herself some pink though.


cs: papertrey ink (stampers select white)
ink: stampin'up! (old olive, rose red, pretty in pink)
stamps: papertrey ink (love songs) the small object (my little sweeties)
misc: copic (warm gray 1)

cs: papertrey ink (stampers select white)
ink: stampin'up! (rose red)
stamps: papertrey ink (love songs) stampin'up! (heart)
misc: mamking memories (paper flowers with brads)