Saturday, January 30, 2010

Baby Belly update

Week 34 (end of wk 33 beginning of week 34)
@ Dr. Apt. yesterday my measurements were:
Weight: 131 lbs
Belly Measured: 31 inches

No concern unless nothing changes by apt in 2 weeks. Then they will do an ultrasound.
Sorry for the horribly crappy pictures again. Not only is the camera not great, but my shirt totally shows every prego pants line and I wasn't exactly ready for the bad lighting...but it does the job:)

She has been kicking, moving, and wiggling all night and into today. Her heart beat was very strong and my blood pressure was perfect. I haven't been sleeping very good lately because I've been uncomfortable and I've felt pretty nauseous lately, but otherwise doing great!:)

Friday, January 29, 2010

newly made jewelry

Teal Necklace/Bracelet/Earring Set

The bracelet is a LOT cooler in real life.

Pink Necklace/Bracelet/Earring Set

Again sorry for the pictures...I'm not very happy with my camera right now.
These pictures don't give them justice!

Anklets I made for Jensea:)

Necklace I made for Crystal

neckalce I made for Crystal

Sorry about the extremely crappy pictures! My nice camera decided to be dumb on me so I'm using my old one right now....I haven't been too happy with my pictures lately.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pampers Codes

I figured I'd share the "Gifts to Grow Codes" that you get from the Pampers products with everyone. I'm not sure if you can use them twice on another account or not, but here ya go!:)





(above is 132 points worth! Enjoy):)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Things I've Made (or mom) From my "What I Want to Make" list

My amazing mother made this diaper bag (above). I did help pick out the pattern, the fabric, and such but she sewed everything together and did all the nice quilting on it:) It's alot bigger than I was expecting, but I'm sure I'll find ways to fill it up!

I don't have a picture of it all filled up sorry.

Pillow to match the Quilt:)

The amazingly adorable quilt mom made for Alli!:) Matches the Car seat cover too!

Before (see previous blog post about this one)

Boppy Cover:) I'm very proud of this!!!

My 1st afghan :) Pretty proud of this. I of course ran into some "oopies" and "redos" of course, but it turned out great in the end:)

the view of the car seat cover when folded up. I didn't do a fancy backing or anything and sense I don't have a big ironing board I skipped the whole ironing everything part!

So for the size of this project it really should have gone this way (below). But I put the ribbons on the wrong way so oh well:) I like the stripes going the other way anyhow.

Car Seat Cover:) I'm so proud!

(see it bunches a little more because it's slightly longer one way than the other, but it works out just fine. Plus it's kind of nice having it longer)

Mom made this while I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. She did a very nice job! I'm sure it would have been a very easy project:)

I made this as a cell phone holder for my diaper bag. But it's kind of ended up as my camera holder. This project I also "messed up" on a little.

Note how one side is pink flannel and the other the polka dots. Well, the flannel was supposed to be on the inside and the polka dot fabric on both sides looks cool and it still has a lining so that's all that matters:)

I think I did the lining a bit wrong on this one but I'm not entirely sure...anyhow, I had to kind of piece this one together to make the fabric long enough so that's why there's wavy stitching on the outside (to keep the seams in place). I think it turned out alright:)

By the way it's a Diaper holder. I'm going to put a small thing of wipes in there too sense it's big enough.

So it seems like I can't do a project without messing up at least once or twice or redoing something. I'm no pro that's for sure! That's why I choose awesome projects. Then I know I will finish them because I want to make them so badly! I'm still learning...

Things I want to make PART 2

I decided that I needed to start adding these things to another post sense the other one is starting to get really long! :)

*Shopping Cart Cover
GIF File

*Baby Crafts on Jan Andrea website

There's just a couple to get this thing started. I have more things on here to do than I know what to do with!:)

*Pillow cover
Tutorial HERE on Makeitandloveit Blog!

*Mod Podge Earrings

*Rag Quilt



Even more detailed tutorial

*Another Bag
Not a huge fan of the strap, but I like the pockets, the detailed tutorial and the cute stencil!

*Freezer Paper Stencils

Great/cheap/easy idea!
And you can make your own stencils. Can't beat that!

*Ironing Board Cover

*Wristlet Bag
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*Polymer Clay Earrings

Originally found on my new favorite blog: Crafter-holic

I want this book too! SO CUTE
About the Book
The Polymer Clay Cookbook
Written by Jessica Partain and Susan Partain
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $16.99

Another Brilliant thing! Cookie Cutter Stamp!
Message-in-a-Cookie Cutters

Okay, so pretty much all this new stuff is from the Crafter-holic Blog! It's all so amazing!
check this out! It's 27 Excellent Digital Photography Tutorials. How handy is that!?
Fantasy Landscape - Digital Photography Tutorials
I think I'd have to pretty much post everything from the Crafter-holic on here because I like almost all the ideas! Just go HERE and check it out yourself! I'm skipping alot of brilliant tutorials, but I'll still post a few on here:)
*Tetris Lamp (how cool is THIS)

*Another Great site I found on Crafter-holic is THIS Site (Cut out and Keep) with lots of projects and tutorials! Very cool

*cool string art...I'd like to try looks easy enough:) I'll have to find a tutorial on it...
DIY Chevron Art project by decor8.

*More ART Ideas! Maybe it's just me, but I think foreigners are so much more creative than we are! It's like there minds are more open or something. Not putting down anyone at all, but it just seems like they come up with so many DIFFERENT ideas. OR they come up with something that you've seen 100 times but it's just twice as awesome when they do it! hm, maybe it's just me. Anyhow, here's another cool art idea:

*Recycled Magazine Butterfly Collage
21 06 2009

I got this idea off Kassie's blog! I love that they didn't mess with all the velcro and stuff. Talk about a pain! I like this idea better!

*Fabric Wall Hangings (Could prob. just get canvases too instead of making a frame thing.)

Tag Wallet Tutorial

Unique looking and kind of fun! Not sure I'd ever use it that much though because I have a bigger wallet and it gets overflowed alot!

*Lip Balm! Plus they have printable tags for the containers you put them in. Very smart martha! I don't think the links copied over so the source is on the above link!:) Sorry about the huge gap!

Lip BalmsLip Balms
Spa-inspired presents, including these handmade lip balms, can be created from basic kitchen ingredients and craft materials.
To make more than one kind of lip balm at a time, divide the recipe in half and scent and color the batches separately. For lip balms, we like to use essential oils that have an "edible" scent, such as citrus. Beeswax pellets are available at crafts stores.
Makes two .15-ounce tubes and two 1/2-ounce tins or pots
Tools and Materials
1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
2 tablespoons carrier oil
A few drops essential oil(s)
Lipstick shavings in desired color
Special equipment: heatproof glass jar, plastic pipettes, cosmetic-style plastic tubes, slide tins, or metal pots
1. Put beeswax and carrier oil in jar, and close lid. Heat the jar in a pot of water over medium-low heat until wax has melted. Remove jar from pot carefully.
2. Stir mixture with a metal spoon. Using a pipette, add essential oil, 1 drop at a time, until strength of scent is to your liking. Stir in lipstick shavings, 1 at a time, until desired shade is achieved and color is even throughout.
3. Using another pipette, transfer lip balm to containers. Let set for 1 hour.

Gift-Packaging Idea
Top cosmetic tubes and tins with custom labels: Water-slide decal paper is clear, making the design look as though it has been printed directly onto the container.
Clip-Art Labels
Small Rectangular Lip Balms 1
Small Rectangular Lip Balms 2
Small Round Lip Balms 1
Small Round Lip Balms 2
Large Rectangular Lip Balms 1
Large Rectangular Lip Balms 2
Large Rectangular Lip Balms Blank 1
Large Rectangular Lip Balms Blank 2
Large Round Lip Balms 1
Large Round Lip Balms 2
Lip Balm Tubes
Label How-To
Always fill containers before labeling them. Download clip-art labels, above, and print with an ink-jet printer onto water-slide decal paper. Spray with clear-coat varnish, and let dry. Cut out each label. Transfer to a bowl of water; soak until decals start to separate from paper backings, about 1 minute. Slide decals from papers and onto clean containers. Blot excess water with a paper towel. Let dry for 2 hours.
Oval lip balm tubes with caps (#0807-12SP), $6.48 for 12; and Tins: Flat (pots) with rolled-edge covers (#5562-02SP), $12.12 for 12, and slide top in small (#5569-01SP), $17.76 for 12, and large, $22.56 for 12; from
Similar containers, from
8 1/2"-by-11" clear water-slide decal paper for ink-jet printers, $10.50 for 10 sheets, from
Varnish, $5.67, by Krylon Kamar, from

*Candy Gems*
Candy Gems
This would be a cute idea for like a treasure hunt!:)

*Chocolate Glaze Recipe


Makes 1 cup.
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup


  1. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Place chocolate and corn syrup in a small bowl. Pour hot cream over chocolate mixture, and stir until smooth. Use immediately.


Makes 18.


  1. Dip tops of each cupcake in chocolate glaze, letting excess drip off. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Fit a pastry bag with the smallest plain round tip. Fill bag with melted white chocolate, and use to write on cupcakes. Decorated cupcakes will keep, covered, for up to 2 days.