Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Trick or treat from our little teddy bear!

first Halloween

first Halloween

first Halloween

Until next time...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Playing the Name Game

Have you ever wondered about the My Crafty Crap name? If you're interested in the story behind it, I'm being featured over at Live a Colorful Life today as part of Cindy's fun Name Game series. I know I've enjoyed hearing the story behind lots of my favorite blog names.

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program...

I was thinking about the Sew Along the other day, and was wondering something - would anybody be terribly heartbroken if we wait to finish up the last three bags after the first of the year? I know a lot of people got busy & couldn't participate over the summer, and I'm sure the coming months will be even busier! Many of you are starting your Christmas crafting & shopping already (personally I don't even want to think about it yet!), and unless you're planning on making one for a gift, you probably have other things to do with your time. Obviously you can still make the bags now & link up when we pick up again.

I'm thinking about waiting until January or maybe even February to get started. What works best for you?

We have three bags left:

The Everything Wristlet. Check out Sourkraut's review over at Langes Fädchen, Faules Mädchen.



The Miss Maven Ruffled Handbag.



The Take Flight Handbag/Shoulder Bag. Be sure to check out Sara's review of the pattern over at Sew Sweetness!



I'm sorry if it's disappointing to any of you to put off the rest of the Sew Along, but I'm hoping you can understand. I'm definitely looking forward to getting started again, and hopefully if things go well, I'll have time to work on the bags so I'll be ahead & ready for questions!

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's my party & I'll cry if I want to...


Okay, so technically there's no party, I told Cooper there's no crying allowed today, and it's barely even still my birthday. :) But this year has been leaps & bounds better than last year. Most of you probably weren't around at this time last year, or probably don't remember, but hubby's uncle was in a terrible farming accident on this day last year. I couldn't be happier to be able to tell you that we got to see him dance at not one, but two weddings in September & he has made an amazing recovery that we are all beyond thankful for.

So like I said last year, hug your loved ones a bit tighter tonight. This will never be bad advice.

And yes, that's the cupcake from last year, which was only recently moved from the dining room table to the China hutch.

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blossom Bag - Link Up!

I'm so sorry that I'm a few days behind! It's time to link up your finished Blossom Bag! I've seen a few of them already, so I know you're out there!

This bag was very detailed and instruction-intensive, so great job if you gave it a go and/or finished in time!!