Friday, May 29, 2009

Hot Fudge & Straight Pins

Sounds kinky, doesn't it? Don't get too excited I'm just referring to my recent craft result: a sundae pincushion.

I found a vintage sundae cup at the thrift, added felt and some crafting love and ended up with this:

It looks nearly edible and the straightpins make great sprinkles. I just loved how this turned out! I know I'm gonna be making more pincushions. I just have to find recipients for them.

This beaut found a proper home with my girlfriend, Jen for her birthday. I hope she enjoys using it as much as I enjoyed making it for her!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


My beautiful second-born son turns one today!


A year ago today Quinn blessed me with his golden blonde hair and bright blue eyes.


His first year of life has been nothing short of wonderful, adventurous and amazing.


He already has such a distinct personality. Energetic. Outgoing. He's just like his brother.


He loves to smile. He loves to eat. He loves playing hide-and-seek with Caleb.


How lucky I am to be chosen as his mother and nurture him as he grows into a man.


Happy Birthday Quinnie!

How do you like the Birthday shirt I made for him to wear today?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fabulous Chicago!

We are wrapping up our much needed get-away to Chicago. We've seen many taxies, cocktails and done a whole lot of walking.

In our short stay we packed a lot in including Navy Pier, an Untouchables tour, shopping in Lincoln Park, Chicago pizza pot pies(unbelievable by the way) and a White Sox game(boys only).

Now we need a vacation from our vacation! Can't wait to get home. I'm dying to take my boys to the pool and get my craft on.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everybody! I hope yours was as memorable as mine.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Windy City Bound

I think parents who travel with multiple small children are brave. I count Joe and I among the brave.

We gotta just make it these 5 hours and come out of them sane.

Luckily Quinn fell asleep (after an hour of screaming) and Caleb can be hushed with snacks.

Gma is gonna watch the little whipper-snappers while Joe and I spend a couple of days downtown where Jerry and Sara are gonna meet us for an adults only getaway.

More windy city reporting soon....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sopranoholic--Seeking support group

Hi. My name is Chrissy and I'm a Sopranoholic. There. I said it.

Joe and I are addicted to watching the Sopranos. We are watching each season episode by episode and we can't get enough.
It's infiltrating our lives.
We make references several times a day to the show.
We fall asleep watching it.
We alter our schedules around it.
I'm starting to crave cannoli.
We may soon need an intervention:)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday Night Craftiness

Finally I get a moment to craft something up in my craft studio! Okay it's not really a studio, more like a desk and a few shelves, but I love saying it.

I've needed a pincushion for awhile since I'm always petrified my precious children are gonna step on or in Quinn's case eat a straight pin. So using a teacup and vintage pillowcase I bought recently at the thrift I crafted the most adorable pincushion for under $1.

I think I might get addicted to making these. I'd love to claim this cuteness as my own original idea but I totally was inspired by
Gingham Cherry's tutorial on her blog. What a great gift this would make!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Got Soul...But I'm Not a Soldier......

We had so much fun at the Killers concert!

All expectations definately met!