All posts tagged: Finn

Miss Matatabi Noodlehead Divided Basket for the Dogs!

Okay, okay… I had one last project to complete before jumping into Halloween! You’ve probably heard me mention BDAR on here before (just a time or two…) ;) If not, they are a super great organization I volunteered for back in Wyoming. They take in dogs from shelters all across Wyoming… lots who are “high risk” of being put down including those who either don’t photograph or show well in the shelter (i.e. black dogs or those who stress out too much in the shelter environment) or are just unlucky to be in high kill shelters that fill up too fast. They are pros at adopting out these “less-adoptables”. They also brought this guy into my life, so that’s a win right there :) So anyway… a while back I found this wine while on a wine tasting adventure and thought it absolutely needed to go to BDAR :) Perfect for their annual Bark & Wine fundraising event silent auction, don’t you think!? I made something for the event 2 years ago but missed last year. …

Cream of Wheat: Sweet or Salty?

Danny really doesn’t like oatmeal. He says it’s a texture thing. Unfortunately, I can’t imagine not having oatmeal in my life (I mean… come on! It’s so healthy and delicious… am I right?!). I tried buying some steel cut oats thinking maybe that would help with the texture issue. He will eat it, but he’s still not a big fan. So cream of wheat is a nice sort-of substitute for us. I know, it’s not the same, but equally delicious. As long as it’s not instant. That stuff is weird. Back in our beginning days, Danny was sweet one morning and made us some cream of wheat for breakfast. I took one bite and wasn’t sure what I had just put in my mouth. I made a face. He looked at me funny. It was salty! I’m sure I said something along the lines of “Who in their right mind puts salt in their cream of wheat!?” and/or “What did you accidentally put in this cream of wheat?!” but then I soon learned that he meant to …

Baby Gifts for Sis

Talk about crazy days! Oh my goodness; work is insane. Only 4 weeks left! I’m definitely counting down! :) I got a little teaser trip home last weekend for my sis’s baby shower. Her gifts were so much fun to make… Wee Wee Wigwams! haha… made from this tutorial with leftover fabric from the little hat I made a while back for my little cousin. Animal applique minky blanket. Made using this tutorial. For the animals, I found silhouette images from Google, printed, and traced them onto the orange fabric, then sewed them on. Lastly, a baby basket made from the Noodlehead Divided Basket Pattern. I love this pattern! Her instructions are awesome and detailed and I’ll definitely be making this again. This was another shower curtain project :) Also used this fabric for this clutch and this bag. The blue is some grandma fabric I also used for my mom’s grocery bag.   As always, here’s my adorable little helper: :) Until next time,

Sunday Sew Love: 7 September

 (top/left) no time to sew Summer Wardrobe Staples | (top/right) Thread Theory Kimono (bottom/left) Two Random Words Jenna Cardi | (bottom/right) The Felted Fox DIY Pleated Skirt Basics on the left… not-so-basics on the right! I love all of these! I really need to get my sewing mojo back! :) Actually, I need to get my selfish sewing mojo back… I’ve been sewing, I just can’t share any of it yet ;) Oh, and check it out… had big plans last month for the TMS Let Them Sew Cake Challenge… planned to make this and this. But after I spent two evenings taping my pattern together… some puppy that I know (Finn!) thought it would be fun to do this: Yes. He ate it. After that, I lost my motivation. He also munched through one of my fun vintage patterns from my grandma :( Anyone else have this problem!? :/ Oh, pups! Luckily, all of my patterns are now out of his reach! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Until next time,