Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lil Blue Boo/ Dharma Trading Company Design Contest

Okay So for the Lil Blue Boo Dharma Trading Design Contest I am also going to send a picture of one of the many dresses I have been into making. I Got the idea for these dresses because, well my daughter LOVES color and funky clothes... She loves to wear mismatched earrings and socks everyday and honestly... I LOVE IT!. She is almost 7 and as much as I hate to say it...ruffles and "plain" is just not her style anymore. So I have been mismatching away and have had a blast doing so. Every dress comes out completely different. There is no planning, just do as I go, so I have no idea what it will really look like till it is done! So much fun. NOW if only I could get that Etsy shop full....

Now go check out and "like"  Lil Blue Boo on Face Book also and look at all the pictures of other entries. Some pretty creative things have been popping up.....

Am I crazy???

Okay so I have decided to enter the Lil Blue Boo Dharma Trading Company Contest. I figured why not? It certainly can't hurt to send a picture and see.... right???  They give you pretty much free reign.... basically make something interesting and send it in. So... here is my first creation using Embelishments...surprised??? You know how I am with embelishing...never enough!!!! HeeHee  I LOVE these pants they are fun and have a 70's feel. On each side of knee is a strip of elastic for a cute tug on each side....and seriously WHAT would these pants NOT match???? I personally love them with sandals, Mary Janes, flip flops and of course the ol' Converse. These pants are a very light weight denim perfect for spring, cool summer nights and fall. They make me smile and better yet they make my daughter smile evry time they come out of the dryer!

Go and check out the contest and other entries...I am sure there will be some AMAZING things!!!        !Lil Blue Boo/ Dharma Trading Company Design Challenge

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Maddie James Foundation

For my first "real" post I want to make it an important one. Well, I don't think it gets more important then this.... I have "liked"  Rainbow Dolls on facebook for quite awhile and noticed a post she had posted about The Maddie James Foundation. I clicked on the link and instantly started reading a journal about Maddie and her family. I of course was in tears ( I am very emotional when it comes to children). I found myself still in tears just thinking about it a few days later. This is when I decided I needed to donate to the auction Megan was holding. I am sure Megan has many contributors that are out of my league but I just needed to do something.

If you haven't read about Maddie I strongly encourage you to do so. I myself have a soon to be 7 year old daughter and could not imagine my life without her.... She IS my life along with her brother! but not only was Maddie taken away from her family @ the age of 5...her family only received a 10 week notice. It just breaks my heart and makes me hug mine much much tighter and even a bit more often.

So this is what I donated. A huge Octopus Beach Bag to go along with the Ocean theme. I will post more info about the Auction as soon as Megan gets everything together!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I will never write a Blog....

I have never had the desire or temptation to write a blog....not because I don't like them. I LOVE reading them. I actually spend way to much "free" time (also known as laundry and dishes time) reading everyone Elses blogs. I search for tutorials and get inspired by all the creative people out there...some blogs I read just because their life seems so similar to mine and find amusement and comfort in them....But I will never start a blog...... I am eating my words today.

I guess It is the whole writing thing. I am a horrible writer. English was my worst subject. Math and Science were easy but writing a paper then actually having to edit it...HA... and don't get me started on spelling. And I would say the other reason is not having the time but from reading other Blogs I can not mention this. I read about moms with 5 kids and a steady sewing business and always posting items for sale...full Etsy shops and doing photography on the side for fun..... Here I am with only two kids and deciding whether I should make the husband happy and clean or make myself happy and skip it to sew during those few hours of "free" time.

So starting a Blog is not likely...And yet here I am.