Sewing

A week in our lives

Still playing the 2015 catch up game at Casa Chavez.  Our to do lists are never ending alongside the bazillion hours we work a week.  We cram every second of our day with something to do and it is beneficial yet hazardous at the same time. Here is this past week in a nutshell What… Continue reading A week in our lives

Thrifty Finds

UPcycle – Entry Way Table

FINALLY!  After more than 1 year of searching for the perfect entry way "table"... I found it! Remember this progress pic of the entryway? I had a vision for this super tiny area next to the front door.  The amount of time and energy I've spent on this corner is a little much, but if… Continue reading UPcycle – Entry Way Table

Keeping it real

2015 – Keepin’ it Real

Cleaning up the dust and cobwebs off this little blog.  Wish I had exciting news to justify my absence, I don't.  But, I'm back.  Hi.  After throwing myself several pity parties the last couple months I'm ready to get back to  sharing my stories. Even though I have not been active here.... I have been… Continue reading 2015 – Keepin’ it Real

Crochet

Police Baby Photo Prop Set and Puppy Growth Spurts

The last several weeks have been extremely busy and stressful.  Feel like we are being pulled a million different directions with all we have going on.  Luckily we have a few constants in our lives:  work, crafting, and Great Dane adventures.  I will do my best to get back to blogging and decorating. Im too… Continue reading Police Baby Photo Prop Set and Puppy Growth Spurts

Crochet

Whats on the hook Wednesday!

Well, its been a while since my last post.  So much to talk about!  Things at home have been a little hectic, actually a lot hectic.  In the midst of it all I have found my new obsession..... embroidery letters on coffee cozies! I am excited about ALL of them and have started to slowly add… Continue reading Whats on the hook Wednesday!

Thrifty Finds

Entry Way Progress

I've had big dreams for our entry way.  It's difficult to describe vaulted area that leads to 3 areas in our home.  I have been determined on adding features that would set this tiny area apart, we are 6 months into it now and it's still haunting me. This is the view as you enter the house...… Continue reading Entry Way Progress

Crochet · Sewing

Camo Bows and Hand Painted Baby Swaddlers

To celebrate this month's holiday I've been working on some very 'Merican projects. I'll never get sick of these little bows I took the risky newbie challenge of hand painting fabric for a baby swaddle blanket. Stars and Stripes SUCCESS! These blankets are huge, 45 inch by 45inch. So I did it again with an… Continue reading Camo Bows and Hand Painted Baby Swaddlers

Keeping it real · Sewing

DIY Camera Strap and the Miserable Cow

I've had the pleasure of experimenting lately with my first DSLR camera and its been a ton of fun.  Slowly learning how to use it and researching all the tips and tricks for great picture taking.  While searching for camera accessories I came across some amazing camera straps!  Some are leather, others made from colorful and vibrant fabrics....wayyy… Continue reading DIY Camera Strap and the Miserable Cow

Sewing

Baby Teething Rings

I've been itchin' to complete some sewing projects trapped in my mind.  Carved out some time I probably should have spent doing something else to make these amazing little guys. Adorable right?!  I used a gender neutral "bumble bee" pattern for this one backed with absorbent chenille. This one in a fun baseball print is perfect… Continue reading Baby Teething Rings

Crochet

Little Lambs and Dog Selfies

After seeing the most adorable photo print of a tiny lamb while visiting Napa, I found myself searching Instagram for the hashtag #lamb and #lambing to fill my heart with the over overflowing cuteness.  I know nothing about lambs or sheep as farm animals, except I want one...or a few.... like a little girl wants a pony. … Continue reading Little Lambs and Dog Selfies

Built That · Thrifty Finds

UPcycled – Metal Grates into Pin Board

 Playing catch up on the blog to show everyone all the awesome projects we've been tackling at home.  While working on the custom thread holder a couple of weeks ago, we simultaneously took on a memo board of sorts. Awesome transformation right?? A little background first, my crafty friend Heather and I have a favorite salvage… Continue reading UPcycled – Metal Grates into Pin Board

Crochet

Teeny Tiny Crochet Bow and The Angry Bird

This week's happy project is this awesome crochet bow. This lilac color is one of my all time favorites and can be seen in a lot of my yarn work.  The bow is on a chain and can be worn as a headband or even as a bowtie! Find it here in the shop. Dog Chronicles:… Continue reading Teeny Tiny Crochet Bow and The Angry Bird

Crochet

Springtime Crochet Owls

I've been so preoccupied with house projects that my poor crochet hooks have started to feel neglected.  To remind myself how much I love that craft I brought out some of my favorite owl creations that were stashed away.  Took the opportunity to photograph them for the Etsy store. This toddler "purse" is done in a single crochet… Continue reading Springtime Crochet Owls

For The Home

Garlic Sprouts and the Fight for the Sunny Window

After getting my herb garden going I was inspired to continue with some other edibles.  We've all seen the images floating around the interweb of "how to regrow your veggies".  This concept isn't new to me as I've always watched my mom and grandmother propagate plant/tree cuttings like magic.  I thought about planting some garlic cloves to see… Continue reading Garlic Sprouts and the Fight for the Sunny Window

Built That · Thrifty Finds

PINspiration – Be The Good Sign

This phrase has been on my mind for a long time now.  Saw it first floating around on Pinterest, of course.  I have plenty of empty wall space screaming at me for good ideas.  I love how the "Be The Good" stands out from the whole thing!  This is going to make a great daily… Continue reading PINspiration – Be The Good Sign

Crochet

Yoda, R2D2, and a Great Dane Jedi

More of our regularly scheduled programming..... yes, more crochet coffee cup cozies.  This is not stopping anytime soon by the way. How can I when when I got this awesome little Yoda and R2 to brag about! * After lots of trial and error, both can be found in the Etsy shop! ************ Dog Chronicles:… Continue reading Yoda, R2D2, and a Great Dane Jedi

Built That

PINspiration String Art

The latest Pinterest search for good DIY decorating projects resulted in one of the coolest DIY blogs I have ever laid my eyes on.  Her name is Mandi and she is Vintage Revivals.  Her ideas are HUGE and I love alllll of them.  I am obsessed with her blog, and might or might not stalk… Continue reading PINspiration String Art

Crochet

Princess Leia Cozy

I have yet to get tired of making cozies.  Remember the Thanksgiving cozies last year that started it all? I have been experimenting with all kinds of designs this week.  Some not so successful but others turn out as awesome small bits of hand-held happiness.  Scored a big win today with this Princess Leia inspired… Continue reading Princess Leia Cozy

For The Home

Gardening With Dinosaur Dogs

Its the first day of Spring! We are excited... can't you tell?  The sun is really cutting into naptime. Been juggling house projects, shop orders, and this head/chest cold that will not go away.   Lets throw in a gardening project for the heck of it.  Every year around this time I tell myself to get… Continue reading Gardening With Dinosaur Dogs

Crochet

Yellow Puff Stitch Cowl and Sink Fountains

The puff stitch is one of my favorite crochet stitches and is very fun to create with.  I've got quite a stash going of these gorgeous infinity scarves, my favorite colors so far are the tiffany blue and canary yellow.  These scarves are light enough for spring yet warm enough for fall.  I am known… Continue reading Yellow Puff Stitch Cowl and Sink Fountains