Friday, December 24, 2010

Early Christmas Present!

Yesterday my husband and I received our Christmas gift early from my inlaws. I am normally one who likes surprises but this couldn't wait!! A new Dining Room Pedestal Table!! I AM IN LOVE!! It is perfect!! It makes the dining room so much more open! I can't wait to have Christmas dinner in the dining room this year!! Look at those beautiful lines!
BEFORE: We used a black table cloth to cover the wood table. Don't get me wrong. I loved this table (it was my great grandparents), but it just didn't fit the decor.
AFTER: I am thrilled and my hubby is too, because if the wife is happy, everyone is happy!!
Thank you Grammy and Pops!! I love it!!
Is it strange that on Christmas Eve I am thinking about paint colors and rugs???
I truly wish every one a wonderful and joyous Christmas!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Hi Friends,
I wanted to invited you to join me at my new blog- Strictly Homemade. I decided in the New Year I needed to change my blog name from Procrastinator Crafter to Strictly Homemade. It's little more professional!! When I started this blog I truly was one of the worst procrastinators, but thanks to the support and love from family, friends, and blogging friends I have broken free from most of my procrastination habits (most of them). You could go as far to say I am then Reformed Procrastinator. As much as I have loved writing on this blog I felt like I was being led in a new direction that did not fit this blog.

I hope you will join me at my Strictly Homemade blog. One of my goals for 2010 is to make all my gifts for family and friends! So far, it has been such a rewarding challenge.
New Daddy Diaper Wipe Case made out of recycled rice bag.
2 year old birthday pillowcase tunic for Chick-fil-A Party
I am also busy making custom curtains, clothes for my children, crafts for my home, and crafts with my kids. I love being the Strictly Homemade Mom/Wife/Friend!! I think my new home is a good fit for me. Hope to see you

Monday, January 4, 2010

Preparing for Baby- Crib Bedding

The time has come, the time is now...Lauren go into labor!!

My sister is only 38 weeks so she still has time but everything is complete the baby can come at any time now!!! I am very excited about my sister becoming a Mommy and me becoming an Aunt. Yeah, a little girl to spoil that I can give back!! You know what I am talking about if you have a little girl.

The final piece to baby peanut's room is done. The bedding is complete. The crowning piece to any nursery I had the honor to make!!
Here is my sister's bedding!!

Up close! You will notice this is not your typical padding. but 4 bolsters going the length of the bed. Once she starts moving around they will be removed. Then we plan on making them into throw pillows when she moves into a toddler bed. Double usage!!!
I have 2 children and never attempted to make their bedding, so Peanut you are mighty special & we can't wait to meet you!!
Also, I should add I am changing over to very soon!! If you like what you see on this blog you will love my new blog. Be sure to follow me on the new blog so you don't miss anything!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to 2010!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Because I sew that's why...

And because I can...I am ALL ABOUT COORDINATING! I love Kelly's Kids and Rags Lands coordinating clothes for both genders. I could dress my kids like that everyday, but because money is limited I don't. Well, one perk of sewing...I can now have my Coordinated children...without the cost!!

Here are my children in their coordinating Christmas pajamas!!

Then we have my 5 yr Tree Skirt. I loved it so much!!

I had a few moments on my hand and made a matching hand towel
THEN just because I am no "Baking Diva" but I can pretend during the holidays I made a Christmas Apron!!!
But wait! My daughter loves to cook too!! Here is her matching apron!!

Finally, my favorite projects this season... The kids matching Christmas outfits. Made with 100% love!! I am all about appliqueing things this year!! It really gives it the boutique feel if you ask me!! I need to read some instructions- but I am the type who learns as I go!! I appliqued a hand drawn candy cane on my daughters dress.

Here is my son's jumper!! I made the pattern from tracing an old jumper and sizing it to Wesley.

Then appliqued coordinating Candy Canes to match his sister!!

I would of loved to get pictures of them both in their outfits before Christmas but it didn't work out that way!! Oh well, you get the idea!!
My point...when you create things yourself you can afford to have things match and coordinate! Hehe!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Christmas home tour!! Thanks for stopping by! I will make this short and sweet!! I LOVE decorating for Christmas! I love all the lights and the memories and the fact that the with all the decorations seems to cover up all of the unfinished projects that nag me all year!!

Here is my foyer...This year it is my favorite! Every area is covered with decoration

Here is the other side! Santa is watching you!

All lite up!

Here is our Christmas Tree this year. Lots of great memories here with my 5yr tree skirt

One of our favorite ornaments this year! To remember the one we lost!

My dining room...I love the simplicity of the colors

On each chair is the project we did last year. I love including my kids artwork in my deco

Our den is not overly decorated. We have the kids stocking in here with a Nativity set they can play with and help them remember the Reason for the Season.

Up close picture of the kids stockings.

This year is extra special for my daughter. She got her own tree in her room!!

It is all about the lights! My kids LOVE this little house.

That is my tour! Merry Christmas to everyone!! Hope your Christmas is filled with Joy and Laughter! Thanks for stopping by. I am participating in the following tours...LATE AS NORMAL

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sand Dollar Ornament Gifts

**WARNING- If you are a close family or friend and like suprises do NOT read on**

This summer my daughter got to spend some time at the beach. While she was there she had the experience of finding LOTS of sand dollars. So many it was slightly embarrassing. They were of all sizes and just beautiful!! This year our gift to our family and friends is a handcrafted sand dollar ornament.

I used a sand dollar, scrapbooking letters (yeah, I tried painting a letter on there I am not that talented) ribbon, glitter, glue, felt (for the back) and 1/8" ribbon for the hanger.

And because life happens when you have 2 small children about 10 of the sand dollars broke. So only select family and friends will receive a sand dollar ornament this year!! Sorry!!

Thanks Lawson for being the gatherer!!

I hope our family and friends will love them!!

Today I am participating in Kimba's DIY Day.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Pajamas- My Daughter was RIGHT!!

If you have been a follower of my blog you know I had tried to get a handle on my Christmas projects back in October/November. One project I had completed was Pj's for my daughter and son, however they were not Christmas pattern just and everyday pattern so we could wear them during the whole season. Makes sense to me!! Well, my daughter, 4yrs old, got a whiff of what I was doing and put her foot down that these PJ's were NOT Christmas-sy enough and she was not going to wear them.


Do you see this face...she is saying this is NOT CHRISTMAS-SY!! More like Flower Power!!

My son who is happy in most anything could care less what he wears Christmas morning!


My daughter was right!! I needed to make Christmas PJ's and I am SO GLAD I did!!

With a little staging...

Oh I am so looking forward to my kids coming down the stairs in their coordinating PJ'S Christmas morning!!

Can you tell they are excited?????

I am pretty sure my kids are going to get coordinating pajamas until they go off to college. Okay maybe that is a little extreme. A better idea, maybe next year I will make my husband and me matching pajamas too!! Oh he is one lucky man!! Haha!!