Friday, September 27, 2013

"dumb, dumb, dumb"

In the words of my precious grandfather.

"dumb, dumb, DUMB."

I decided to go through my pictures to show you what a great job I did at keeping some of my New Year's resolutions (until June, anyways) because I really did do a good job! But I did NOT do a good job at documenting the things I accomplished. Apparently. I thought I took all kinds of pictures of projects I finished but I only found ONE from my fancy camera and  then a select few in my phone pictures. Also, I read 5 books by June. Which was almost one book a month. I'm considering it a success. But now it's September... never mind.

Book One was a parenting book called Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. It had some really good points but most of the time I remember thinking it was stupid. Who needs parenting advice anyway. Not me. (I'm soooooo just kidding!)

Book Two was From Simms to Zanzibar. I really liked it. It was like a big pep talk and it only took a few days to read. If you ever need some motivation in your life, I recommend it.

Book Three was The Hobbit. I love, love, LOVED it. How is it that I made it to Age 27 without reading any J.R.R. Tolkien books???

Book Four The Hound of  the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes #5). Loved it!

I don't remember what the 5th book was. I started to read No Doubt About It by Sheri Dew and I was really loving it until I lost first, the book and second, the motivation to keep up with my goal. I am going to keep going though! But I don't think I'll reach my goal of 12 books by the end of the year. I know to some of you that goal is sad and lame but for me it's pretty good. Even though I won't even make it.

and here is my ONE sewing project that was fortunate enough to be photographed:

Kaylee and I made a bag for her friend's birthday back in February. We filled it with yummy valentine treats.  I have made this bag lots of times and I love it. It's so cute and so simple. HERE is the tutorial  used.

and here are the projects that deserved better photography but had to settle for being photographed by a dang phone.

I made 2 of these shirts for my niece, Kenzie and my cousin-once-removed, Hazel.
The pattern is from Oliver S. I have made outfits from several of their patterns and I HIGHLY recommend them. The patterns are so adorable, I wish I had them all. The instructions could not be easier to follow, even for the more complicated patterns.  This one is called the Ice Cream Dress (or tunic in this case) and can be viewed and purchased HERE.

A tooth bag from when Lily lost her first tooth!
I didn't use a pattern; it was pretty basic.

I made this for Riley's 4th birthday. The shirt is from walmart. I cut a minnie mouse shaped head from an old shirt of Michael's. I had the perfect ribbon in my stash for a bow and I made it detachable so the shirt could be washed easily.

Hat and scarf. These are actually knitting projects from last year but I love them so much and I know I never blogged about them. I didn't use a pattern for either one.

Let's not forget this important creation! It should be complete in about 5 weeks.

I really must try harder to post projects as I complete them.


  1. I love the lil models you have Katie =) your girls are so precious and the lil one you have on the way will be as amazing as your girls =) I hope to start a blog once I'm not so busy and distracted with school. Luv you guys <3

    ~Tasha Lee

  2. Katie, you inspire me to create things. I love creating! Do you buy your craft supplies at porter's? Baby boy=best creation of them all. I love your blog and I love you.

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    2. Thanks, Rachel!! All the fabric in these photos is from Porter's but my favorite fabric website is They have the cutest prints!!! I shop for yarn at joann's mostly. You can get good deals at, too. I love online shopping. It's my favorite. and I love you, too!