Monday, October 27, 2008

New Items

These are just my new items I posted in my Etsy store today. The Skull one was asked to be put on reserve before I could post it!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Ok so I'm tired of commercial costumes....They are over priced yet cheaply made. Well like last year I made my sons costume of him wanting to be a pirate...I hit the thrifts and freecycle for things and just bought the hat kit. I loved how it turned out and had so much fun making it. So with that in mind I got excited to make the kids costume again this year. Both costumes are extremely easy. My son wants to be a Rock Star which we have everything already no need to have bought anything and with my Daughter I've been drooling over these AWESOME tutus people make and sell on I put my feet in the water and tried to make a tutu for my lil girl and so Folks here it is......I just got finish making it today and HAD to try it on her and take pics, lol.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mommy and Son craft time...

So my son is going to a school mates birthday party today. My theme this year is homemade in the gift giving department. So I had the idea, this past thursday, of him and I making recycle crayons. We had alot of fun doing it. I also posted this on the kids blog. It makes me happy to know how proud he is to be giving such a cool gift that HE made.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Upcycle this.....

So earlier this week I was sorting threw the kids old cloths. putting a pile of keep to sell, Thrift and or freecycle. Well I loved the little monster on this shirt but it was so horribly shaped in the neck line cos of my son over stretching it. But while looking at it I had a "ah HA" moment! I'm thinking cool little rockn'roll wrist cuffs, a little pillow and who know what yet.....depends what I have left of the shirt.

Now if only my sewing machine was nice to me. She's mean to me sometimes. My sewing machine and I like to fight, lol. I tried to work on my ideas but I kept having issues with the threading tension then by the time I fixed that my bobbin ran out and I so with that I threw the white flag up for the night and hit the crocheting project I'm in the middle of. I HATE loading bobbins. So I'll try again tomorrow......LOL.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Go Green...GO PLARN

So as I've mention before I've been going crazy lately with making use of those stupid plastic grocery bags that collect under the sink and most people just use them as trash bags. Well this past weekend I tested out making a ring. I LOVE IT. I've been getting alot of compliments over my plarn cuffs and it's funny when I tell them what my bracelet is made of. It's like people can't believe it. But yea I was a busy crafter this weekend I made 3 new Plarn bracelet, a Spool Loom bangle with a vintage button embellishment and the plarn ring. All in which is put up to buy in my shop.

So what do you do that makes you happy to save our world in the GO green aspect?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My latest project

So awhile back I had an "ah ha" moment to recycle a uniform shirt of my hubby. Found a pattern online for a easy purse and whalah.....

Now it took me months to make....cos once I had cut up the fabric I kinda left it on the back burner and forgot about it till recently, LOL, I'm horrible at collecting unfinish projects. But now that I have my Crafty Mojo back I have my goal to finish all my unfinish projects before the year end.....BUSY BUSY ME :D

Once again I made this with using Hubby's work shirt and then for the humor of him being a CS (which means Culinary specialist in the Navy) I used a pair of his old cook pants for the lining in which I used one of the butt pockets as a inside pocket in the purse.

I'm actually debating making this a custom item on in my Etsy store. But We'll see. I have one Navy wife that's going to be my first buyer...I don't know her which makes it great cos if she loves what she pays for and gives me a great review then I may just put it up for the public to order.

BTW, Meet Andrew my bedtime buddy when hubby is out to sea or having the night watch. Hubby got him for me before we were married coming off the plane and telling me "meet Andrew". I used him to cover up the last name patch for personal reasons.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

just a little history...

Ok So I'm not the best blogger nor a great writer cos lord knows if your a grammer speller freak you'll be reading the wrong blog cos I'm sure I would have alot of red ink error marks on my page from yea. It seems to be the big thing with everyone so why not jump in as well. Heck I created a blog for my children last year but I'm to horrible at keeping up on it. So we'll see how I do with this one, LOL.

First I guess I can start off with my name being Victoria. I'm a busy busy mom of 2 little ones,a dog, 2cat, and 4 fishes along with being a Navy which I tend to be very active in being busy with helping out in our Navy commands Family support system. For years I was in a Creative stump. An Artist block you can say. Till earlier in the year websurfing late night, when the kids were in bed and hubby was out doing workups or whatever it was, and I found the world of very cool Upcycle crafts.....especially "Plarn"....seeing how cool it was to get rid of all my plastic bags made me look for my crochet hooks and check the plarn stuff out.

My first project was a gift basket I made for a friend's babyshower which I stuffed with some cute outfits and all.

I had so much fun making it I had to find out more things I can do with the plastic bags. Which websurfing again, I ran into how to fuse them...I'm still working on that one. It's a bit tempermental in making sure my iron is set right and all but this cuff I made was my first fused projected In which I made for a buddy of mine who's a great artist, too, but wont admit it.

From there I've been in what I've been jokingly calling it Creative overdrive.....I've got my Creative MOJO back!!! LOL. I'm constantly having these "AH HA" moments and looking at everyday stuff diffrent. It's crazy how much I've been crafting these days. I even started joining some crafting and go green crafters groups online. Cafemom has tons of get and give ideas to/from other creative mommies. Just recently, too, I got the guts to open up an Etsy Store!! Which also added me to joining the Etsy group on Cafemom, LOL. Which is an awesome group at that.

Your welcome to check out my store...just click the banner :D

So anywho....It's time to check back into my world of motherhood. We'll see how well I work with this blog. At least it will be a great way to show off my latest work and all, LOL. Please take care....Live life and SMILE