Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tys first easter egg hunt

Saturday we ended up at the Whetman home for an Easter egg hunt. Ty is to tiny to
 really participate so we just pretended.

Jays helped him and I snapped the pictures.

ha see not to interested

but he can hold it

and put it in his most things

LOOK what the Easter bunny brought:)

and again straight for the mouth:)


Monday, April 25, 2011

rag burp cloths

I have a TON of prego friends right now... and I got to thinking that
I cant afford to buy them all something big or even an outfit...
so I got a couple yards of flannel material and decided
on some burp cloths for them all..That was one of my most favorite
gifts I received at my baby shower...and honesty the ones I use most...
I made a few different sizes. guess it just depends on
how much spit up you need to clean up..hehe
and yes...I do wear lime green socks!

I didn't do pictures of the process on these, cause honestly I was not
even sure if they were going to turn out that well...
however I LOVE them and could not be
happier with the turn out.

on the girls I used a middle piece of just cream cheaper flannel...
most people like to use warm and natural, but I think it is
a bit this worked fine.

I ran out of the middle layer by the time I got
to the boys, but I actually think I like them more.
I found that on my burp cloths that are similar to these
I have some that are two and some three
I guess its just preference.. both should do the trick

I sewed two rows around...that's how the ones I got
for my baby shower were...I'm not totally sure why.. I think
one row would work fine, but I like the look of it...
also on the larger ones there is a seam down the middle
I'm sure its so the material will stay nice..
plus that's where you put it on your it works!

I fell in love with them as soon as I I kinda just kept going
and going.. They were so easy and didn't take long at all.
To go with these I will be making stuffed animal toys 
to match...Ill post soon!

I linked up with


The Girl Creative

Friday, April 22, 2011

Heathers pillow

This pillow was for Heathers birthday. I have had a few questions on how to
make it...I didn't take any pictures in the process, so I thought I
would just explain it a little....
TOTAL RANDOMNESS... Its a lot like this project I did.
Just pile a lot of fabric and sew it RANDOMLY..some of the
fabric I cut into hearts, stars, her nickname..
 Seriously get out your scrap box
and I bet you could do the
same thing...

love  it

happy earth day

Earth Day Facts and Figures
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970. In that inaugural year, 20 million people participated in the United States. Today, it is projected that more then 1 billion people in 180 countries will celebrate Earth Day.

•By simply recycling one aluminum can, you are saving enough energy to watch a TV for three hours. Recycling one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours.

•We use more than 80 billion aluminum soda cans every year. It takes 90 percent less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones.

•Recycling every newspaper would save about 250 million trees each year. Unfortunately, only 27 percent of all American newspapers are recycled.

•The average individual throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day and uses about 12,000 gallons of water every year.

•The average car burns an average of two gallons of fuel a day. Each of those gallons releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air.

•It takes plastic and aluminum cans 500 years to break down, and organic materials, cotton, rags and paper only 6 months to break down.

•Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year.

•We throw away billions of dead batteries away every year. This makes up 88 percent of the mercury and 54 percent of the cadmium deposited into landfills.

•Recycled paper uses 64 percent less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp and can save many trees. Every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees.

•Approximately 1-billion-trees worth of paper is thrown away every year in the U.S.

•Half a million trees must be cut down to produce each week's Sunday newspapers.

•Every year, 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the oceans. Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1 million sea creatures every year.

•The amount of wood and paper thrown away annually is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years.

•We use seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2 billion trees per year!

•Nearly 80 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day. That's enough recyclable aluminum foil to cover more than 50 acres of space or 40 football fields.

•Every year, Americans discards 16 million diapers, 1.6 billion pens, 2 billion razor blades, 220 million car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the U.S. commercial air fleet four times over.
go plant a tree and have a picnic

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


TY is still a bit young for a quiet book...but I'm sure when he can play with it he will LOVE it:) ....well that's my dream!
Page 1: the letters all have snaps on them, so he can match them up
Page 2: Robots arms are elastic so he can pull on them as hard as he wants, also his body opens up so you can see his heart.
Page 3: the gum balls all have Velcro on them, so he can match his colors.
Page 4: the tent can open..where you find a bear inside that's a finger puppet.
Page 5: the apples on the tree are all snaps, also the basket has an opening for him to put the apples

Page 6: the barn opens where he will find more finger puppets.. a chicken, pig and cow
Page 7: the tractor wheels turn and the loader moves up and down

Page 8 and 9: Mr. and Mrs. Potato head, made with lots of different face features and accessories
Page 10: the rocket moves up and it can fly to space
Page 11: the tool box opens where he will find all sorts of tools to play with

Page 13: the piggy bank has a slip in it where he can put money in and out of

I will make one last page --TO TYGER LOVE MOMMY--
then I am done
The cover..

I love how this turned out and I cant wait for Ty to be able to play with it.
In the mean time I am now working on a SPORTS quiet book ....
they are addicting