Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brassy Apple/Priddy Creations Giveaway

Oh my gosh, it has been a LONG while since I've blogged! Seems that cheerleading has taken over my life! Nothing new but with 3 different cheer squads, we are running in circles. I'm going to try to get back in the groove of things and keep you guys updated with the crazy life and times of a cheer mom trying to get back in the groove of sewing. ;)

I wanted to share a super fun giveaway on my friends blog! Come meet Megan of the Brassy Apple on my friend Amy's (Priddy*Creations) blog! Both of these ladies are uber talented!! Just click on the the Brassy Apple logo to go to the giveaway...

Have a GREAT day!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Adam Lambert

Peyton and I have been very impatiently waiting for Adam's new single to come out! Today is the day!! WOOT! I can't wait until the release of his album November 23rd!
For those of you who haven't heard his new single "Time for Miracles" it is! It's the theme song for the blockbuster movie 2012.

Friday, September 4, 2009

My BIG BROTHER addiction...

It has been awhile since I've blogged! I have been sooo incredibly busy with the kids going back to school and getting into a new routine. Of course my FAV tv show of all time started and it seriously consumes me and my time! I keep the live feeds on all day while I work. When I go to bed, I watch Big Brother After Dark on Showtime. It's seriously a sickness, LOL!

Last night my favorite player was voted out of the house. He is the cutest, most charming man I've seen on the show. So sad to see Jeff go! Needless to say, my time will lighten up a lot more now. I am not so interested in the final 4 and don't really have the desire to watch so much anymore. I had to share his interview with Julie so you can see for yourself the charisma this guy has! Will miss you Mr. Yummypants!

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Now bring on Survivor! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Hi all! It's been awhile since I've posted! I feel like I've stepped out of my life and into someone else's! It has been CRAZY busy around here! I'm so far behind on blogging! The pictures are piling up on me waiting to be edited! I promise, once I get through this and next week I will be better! The sewing machine has been calling my name :)

Wanted to share my two newest listings with you! I have my CARS set that I did as a custom and just LOVE it! Thanks to my friend Andrea for allowing me to photograph Brayden in it! It always helps me a ton to be able to do this! I LOVVVE this picture! This one will be hanging on my wall soon :)

Last but soooo not least is a fun collaboration that I did with some of my Sugar sisters! This was a BLAST! I'm soooo happy to introduce my new little model!!! Thank you to my sweet friend Meli for allowing me to use photographs of your sweet little guy! I just love him and he's sooooo sweet to look at!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Yep, the kid is always saying funny things! I have now started keeping a journal
of just funny things he says!

While fireworks are popping and they are playing "I'm Proud to be an American", he sings most of the time. When all was done and quite we got to hear what he was signing so proudly, "I'm ABOUT to be an American!!!"....haa haaa!!!! LOVE IT!

Laying on a blanket outside waiting for fireworks a June bug is crawling around.
He proceeds to tell us that they are actually now "JULY bugs" thinking

Happy Birthday America!

We watched a beautiful fireworks show here last night! It was a gorgeous night!
I captured a few of my favs and thought I would share them with you!
I hope everyone has a wonderful SAFE 4th of July! Happy Birthday America!

And my personal favorite...LOVE the moon in the picture!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Seat Belt Cover Giveaway WINNER

It's time It's time!!

I took all of the entries, 45 total and used The Hat to draw my winner. I love this program. I list all of the names, shuffle them and let it draw a name out of the hat. The winner of 2 seat belt covers is Linda Trendy Tykes! Congrats Linda!!! And just for fun, I decided to draw another name! Winner is The Perfect Trio!! Congrats!!!!

Thanks soooo much to everyone who played along! Thanks for all of your kind comments! I loved reading them! I appreciate the time and effort you put in to enter!

Looking forward to doing another one soon!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Seat Belt Cover Tutorial and Giveaway!!

One of my sweet Twitter friends, The Brassy Apple, has the best blog! She is doing these summer challenges and I just HAD to join in on this one! I've been wanting to make my kids some seat belt covers for some time. They are always complaining about the belts rubbing their necks. Heck, I even complain about it rubbing mine! I will be making myself one soon ;) So for this challenge, I decided to show you how I made mine. Please use this tutorial for personal use only. Thank you!

This tutorial will make 1 8X10 seat belt cover. This size is perfect for small children.

Supplies Needed...
2 8X10 fabric pieces
1 8X10 Fusible Fleece interfacing
Bias tape
Thread, scissors, pins

STEP 1...
Cut 2 8X10 pieces of fabric and 1 8X10 piece of fleece interfacing.
Layer them, fabric right side up, fleece, fabric right side down. See
image A for example.

STEP 2...
Iron all pieces together to fuse the fleece interfacing to the fabric. See image B for example.

STEP 3...
I like to quilt all pieces together to keep them together. This will make the cover hold together well for use. You can stitch your lines or pattern however you want. I like to do straight lines either vertical or horizontal for my designs. See image C for example.

STEP 4...
Now it's time to add your bias tape trip. If you look closely at image D, you can see that bias tape is made where the bottom side is a little wider. This works great for when you stitch it in place. It always catches the underside of the tape. Works perfectly!

STEP 4 continued...
Go ahead and pin your bias tape in place. I like to do mitered corners when I use bias tape. To see examples of how to apply it, go HERE. I didn't do mitered corners on this cover. I just added it to both sides and then added it to top and bottom.

STEP 4 continued...
When you get to the ends, you will want to tuck under a 1/2" or so of the bias tape. This just keeps the end from unraveling. See image F for an example of how I do this. Now you need to go ahead and stitch the bias tape in place. Make sure you use the same color top thread and bobbin thread.

STEP 5...

It's time to add your velcro. You can cut these pieces as big as you like them. Mine were 2.5". Measure where you want it placed and stitch it around the edges. Make sure the velcro matches up when the cover is folded before you stitch it in place. See image H for an example.

That's it! You're all done! Please email me with any questions!! I hope this was easy to understand :)

Now for the GIVEAWAY portion of my tutorial :) Some lucky poster is going to win a pair of these seat belt covers made by me. All you need to do is follow 1 or more of the steps below. The more steps you do, the bigger chance of winning :)

1. Go to my ETSY SHOP and have a look. Come back here and tell me what your favorite item is. This will give you 1 entry.

2. Buy something out of my ETSY SHOP and you get 5 entries. Please make sure to come back here and tell me if you did buy something.

3. Follow me on TWITTER and receive 2 entries. Again, please let me know you did this and what your twitter id is. After you follow me, TWEET about my giveaway and get an additional 2 entries.

4. Post my giveaway on your BLOG, link back to my contest and get 3 entries. Please post the link to where you blogged about it.

Contest will end June 29th. I will use my hat name generator to randomly draw a winning name from your posts.

Even if you don't want to enter the contest, I would still LOVE to know how you liked my tutorial :)

GOOD LUCK and thanks for playing along!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I have

Driving by a very large house in our town he says "That is a BIG BIG BIG house!...He WINS!"... When I asked him why 'he wins', he says "The guy with the biggest house WINS". Hmmmm.... is this something that boys/men are born with? LOL!

"It is HOTTER than HOTTER out here!"