Thursday, August 2, 2012

Time Really Flies!!!

Eeek! It's August 2nd! Eeek! I'd been doing so well on keeping up with my blog and now it's been over a month since I posted anything! Eeek!!!

Okay... deep breaths and happy thoughts! I do have things to post. Whew! I've just been too lazy to get them posted. I'm going to stop being lazy in 3... 2... 1... now!

I made several little bags a while ago that I thought turned out pretty cute. My mom thought they turned out cute, too, and asked me if I could make a bigger version of one for her to use as a purse. She picked out the fabric and I enlarged the pattern. Here's the finished product (sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures).

I think it turned out well! The owl fabric is super cute. I didn't get a picture of the inside, but it's green with a large white floral print.


My husband and I worked on this project together. We saw a wooden American flag in a catalog that we both liked, but the price was way too high. After looking at it for a few minutes, we realized we could make something similar for a much lower price. 

Here's what we made:

It's landscape stakes and spray paint from Lowes. The stars were a stencil of sorts made by my husband's co-worker on her Cricut (Thank you!!!). I am pretty proud of this. It ended up being a Father's Day present for my step-dad.

Okay! No more being lazy! I have more posts in mind and will get them up after I feed my daughter ... she insists on several meals a day!  :-)


  1. Both project...very nice! Good Job!

  2. What size stakes did you use for the flag?

    1. We bought 24inch landscaping stakes from Lowes. I think they were about 1 by 2 by 24. They came in bundles of 25.

  3. what did you use to fasten them all together?