Thursday, June 28, 2012


I saw this on pinterest and almost printed it out and cut then remembered that I have the most fabulous machine ever invented (next to the sewing machine of course). A Silhouette Cameo! All 4 designs are available on the Silhouette site (except I added Emily's name to the sun and Ava's name to the butterfly. Did you see Ava's name??). I enlarged each design in the Silhouette software as big as I could. The girls loved tearing up tissue paper and gluing them on. And no they are not pretty on the back side (the side that faces out to the neighbors) but I'm ok with that:) These are all from the old house.
I tried to post this 3 times from the library but it wouldn't stick. It's a good thing because I was pissy! But I'm better now because we have internet and phone! My sewing room is put together (99% finished) and I can't wait to show it. It's sooo big and has an island for cutting!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


We are all ready to move! In fact if the packers came right now I would be the happiest girl (well not as I write this because it's 8:30pm and True Blood season premiere is tonight!) but instead they will be here Monday. Boo. I want to move now! Tomorrow we will go up there again to drop Frank off and some other stuff. We went yesterday to get the keys and brought up all my machines (sewing, etc.) DVD's, a large TV, DVD players and other expensive stuff that can get "lost" in a move. I'm happy we can do this. When we move back to the states we'll have to have the packers move it all. No carrying it on the plane or costly shipping before hand. Emily had her last day of school this past week and will be a 2nd grader next year! She'll also be 7 in a month. My baby will be 7!!! 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Heat Transfer: Pretzel & Russian Doll

Try to look past their faces (they were both mad at me for making them take photos. They are cursing me in their heads and wishing me a slow death)...aren't the shirts cute?? I used my Silhouette Cameo again (both designs from the website). Emily's is sparkly iron-on and Ava's  is plain white. The t-shirts are from H&M; a 2-pack I think. They are from last year and possibly too small for Emily but she so badly wanted me to make her a shirt too.
They chose the designs they wanted. The pretzel is my favorite!! I can't say enough about this machine. it's just so easy to use and makes the coolest stuff!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Castles, Dinosaurs and Mickie Mouse

 We went to Garmisch for the weekend and couldn't decide to whether to take the girls to Neuschwanstein or Hohenschwangau castle. I have seen both but my tour of Hohenschwangau was cut short but a gassy 14 month old (or there-abouts) Emily. Jon had only seen Neuschwanstein. We decided on Hohenschwangau because Neuschwanstein was under construction (see left photo? Nice pretty castle. See right photo? Castle under construction!). Hohenschwangau (for those of you that don't know) is the "sister" castle to Neuschwanstein and just down the road from each other. Where Mad King Ludwig's parents lived. Neuschwanstein is the castle that Disney modeled their Cinderella castle after. I'm not even going to look up this info to see if I'm correct so if I'm wrong..just pretend like I know what I'm talking about:) 

And another big deal this past week was picking out and signing for our new house! I'm so in love with this house. It's only attached to one other person so it's a step up from our place now (6 units in our apartment building). It's: 4 story/4 bedroom, garage, fenced backyard, 2.5 bath and the basement has 3 finished rooms for laundry and one will be a playroom! My sewing room will be the master bedroom (it's about 14ft by18ft) which is on the top floor. We move in about two weeks. I can't sit still I'm so excited!
Just a random: a dinosaur planter for Jon's sister. This is Tina. I also got her Tanya (a t-rex). Since we are over here and couldn't help take care of Jon's mom, I had asked his sister can I give her money for groceries or whatever and she told me to just send her something fun every once and a while. So I did! It was fun looking for fun stuff every month. I have something coming to her that is just the coolest! When she gets it I'll post it. His mom is gone but I still wanted to get this thing I can't mention for her. This is the etsy shop I got both dino's from. I realize you can make these yourself but I can't send plants from here I don't think (?). 
Another random: Jon's mom's name was Mickie and loved Mickie mouse. So as a tribute to her Jon's sister and niece and some friends got these tattoos. I opted out:) But I LOVE this photo.On the day of the memorial service I ran out and found a 12x12 frame for it and we put it along with other photos of his mom all around the tables.

That's all. I have crafty stuff to show too. But I need to spread things out since we'll be moving and no crafting:)
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