Tuesday, February 23, 2010

it was the best of times...it was the worst of times....

so here it is.  i promised to share and i never rarely go back on my word.  girl's craft night...in all its glory.  sewing machines, pins, scissors, papers, mt. dew, thread & fabric everywhere.

this picture of us smiling with glee was taken just moments before 'the incident' where the husbands told us "this is the sadest thing i've ever seen".  does this look sad to you?  look at those grins!
rachel made this precious little owl for cory's babe.  it turned out so well.  i only have a "before," no "after".  {sorry}.  for her tutorial {click here}

jenna & megan made these rice bag heating pads following darby's tutorial found {here}.  here's jenna's account of the evening {click me}.  they heated them in the microwave when they were done and then wore them all night long.  megan suggests that everyone make a cold one and a hot one.  good idea megan...i'll take one of each!  megan's husband steve kept saying "this heating pad smells like cake."  i had just made cake.  the heating pad smelled like tea.  it was a good night. 

and what did i make?  why, i made this pillow and a travel diaper carrier. 

i totally winged it on this pillow {wung it?  i don't know the right tense}, had no idea what i was doing and used a small about of fabritac.  i made a little envelope flap out of fabric that i really loved for the office/craft room.  if i ever can decide on an accent color i will probably add a big ol' button or some cute accessory to the add to the front, center of the flap.

the travel diaper carrier i copied from {here} but didn't take any pictures of...i'm sorry.  it was made from two placemats & a ribbon.  definitely was a really fun / quick project.

lastly, this little gem.  what could make this night worse better, you ask?  three girls in the same cardigan, duh!  what a blessing to stay in on a saturday night with 3 of your favorite people, craft, create, bake, drink carbonated beverages & match your friends {on accident}.

.in other news.
i followed my dear friend angie's advice and ran right out to gordman's to try and find some cheapity cheap wire baskets.  i wanted to go immediately after she told me but instead i had to wait a week or so.  but the 'house ware fairies' were smiling down on me because once i finally got the chance to go these little gems were waiting for me.  i got 3 wire basets for $16.70.  friends, that is so cheap in the wire basket world!!  they said they were $7.99 a piece but then must have been marked down again!  they had some prettier colors than these but since i cannot make a decision about color to save my life i got the lightest colored ones.  i like the way they are now and if i want to someday give them a coat of spray paint, this will be the easiest color to cover {i think}.

i've filled two of the three so far. one with all my notecards, stationery, some yard & twine.  the other is filled with my scraps of fabric.  one basket left for treasures...i'm not sure what will live there yet.  i am hoping to put a shelf {higher up} on the wall to store my baskets & other knick-knacks.
you know who i think told ang about all those great deals?  this little guy...isn't he so smart & cute?


  1. this makes me SO SO happy! can we PLEASE do it again? bringing back betty-lou's - without the books.

  2. I just love those curtains you have, please tell me where they are from. I think I need them. :)

  3. Oh.MY.GAWD.!!! I WANT those baskets! I NEEEEED those baskets!! I've never even heard of that store, so I'm pretty sure there are none here. I'm SO sad!!! I'm going to get on their site & see if I can buy them online. Because I mean, I really, really NEED them. {I'm sure my husband would agree} :)

    That craft night looks like the funnest night ever. I'm pretty sure funnest isn't even a word, that's how fun it was. Breaking all the grammatical rules kind of night.

    ♥ that 3 of you wore the same thing, lol.

    I ♥♥♥ that pillow. I need to learn how to sew, b/c I'm going to be making some pillow covers for my shop.

    And SO don't paint those baskets. They look chippy & vintage.

  4. I think I have the same cardigan. Old navy?

    And I think I saw those curtains at World Market while I was in Charlotte visiting Jess! super cute!

  5. i was going to make a list of everything i loved in this post, but then i realized i loved EVERYTHING! from crafting to wire baskets to matching to silas...i mean it really doesn't get any better :)

  6. It looks like you had such a great time with friends. Love the sweater picture - what are the odds?!! Oh, and I love those wire baskets. They're perfect for all of those crafting supplies. Yahoo for good deals!!

  7. are you all 80 or 25? if you weren't in the picture I would have to say this could be taken from a retirement home! j/k. i love you guys, especially my sister

  8. I think a craft night is a great idea for a get together. I think your pillow turned out great. Mom

  9. Thanks for the comment, otherwise I would not have found you! I love the idea of having a crafting girls night in. So fun.

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