Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Newest Project

Hello everyone. I had a few hours to spare today, with my husband feeling better and spending time with the children. So I took the opportunity to sew a little accent pillow. It is a pattern called Wind-Swept Sue that I found on . I wanted to put a border around it but didn't have enough material as I made it using scrap fabric. Now I have to make one for Justin named Overalls Bill, I believe. Just wanted to share my newest project with you all. Still haven't finished my apron, but I'm working on it.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone! I haven't been MIA, just really busy with the children being out of school, and my husband home on leave. We drove up to North Carolina last week Friday, and just returned back yesterday. We had a wonderful time though, always nice to see family and friends. Now my dear hubby has come down with some sickness and has been laid up in bed all day, poor fella. Anyway, just wanted to give a quick hello to you all. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and I will chat with you again real soon.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Baby Placed First!!

Justin is one of Rapides Junior Runner's, and had a race on yesterday. He ran with other 6 and 7 year old boys and girls. He placed 1st of all the 6year old boys. We are so excited for him.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I am finally able to share these pics with you guys. I try to blog when I get a free moment, but then the computer acts up and won't let me upload any pics. Anyway, here are pics of the crafts the children and I did over the holiday.
At the very top is the door sign I made for Anaya's room. It's still not hung yet, but at least it's done. Below that is the clothespin christmas wreath we made. It's used to hold Christmas cards, but we decided it looked best on our coffee table with a few candles in the middle.

I actually managed to take pics of the children as well.
So we have Alani and Anaya posing for the camera. And then Justin. He wouldn't smile any more than that because he doesn't want anyone to see the space from his two front teeth coming out.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Holiday Apron Giveaway!

Yes, you read that right. There is a holiday apron giveaway going on. I am a member of The Apronista, as you can see from the button on the right of the blog stating so. Anyway, my friend Jan, also an Apronista, is having an apron giveaway on her blog. So, check out Jan's blog, to see the beautiful aprons she makes and the complete info about her holiday apron giveaway.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy After Thanksgiving!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Haven't had any time to take pics this week like I thought I would. Three children at home keeps me plenty busy. I did manage to make a door sign for Anaya's room, and the children and I made a Christmas wreath out of clothes pins. Will try and post some pics before I go back to work on Monday. Till then. Tootles!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Yo-yo doll it is not

Okay, so I said that I was working on a yo-yo doll, and here are the yo-yo's I made up for the project. But, I grew tired of making the yo-yo's and wanted to start on something else. I do that a lot. There are just so many things I want to do that I often lose interest in what I start, and move on to something else without completing the first. Well, instead of having another incomplete project sitting around, I still have a purse in the works for Alani, I decided to use the yo-yo's to make this little critter. I saw a vintage pattern, sold out of course, that had a pic of a similar critter. So I thought, instead of the doll, I'd try to make something like that. Now, had I been able to get the pattern, I'm sure I wouldn't have had so much trouble trying to figure this out. But, none the less, here it is. Alani says it looks like a caterpillar, so that's what we're calling it. I haven't decided what to use for the antennas yet, and knowing me it'll probably go without just so I can start on my next project. And yes, I know that it's sideways, I don't know why that is though. It wasn't that way when I uploaded it. Anyway, just crank your head a little to the right, and it'll look just fine. So, with that done I'm off to start my next project. I'm not going to say what it is because I may change my mind again midstream.
Enjoy! Tootles!!
P.S. I haven't yet figured out how to fix the time on this thing. It may not be important to you all, but it's driving me nuts. The time now is 10:28pm CT

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pics of my babies

Okay, so I've been trying to upload these pics for some time tonight, and I must say it has not been easy. I don't have any recent pics of the children, but these were taken this past summer which wasn't too long ago. This, of course, is my baby boy Justin. He's hanging in a tree we have in our back yard.

Just look at my angel Anaya. I must admit she's not looking too angelic in this pic. She actually looks a little divafied(okay, I know that's not a word but you know what I mean). This was taken after church one Sunday.

Here's Alani one Sunday after church. She was actually playing on the computer, one of her favorite past times.

I will be taking some more pics during the holiday, but for now these will have to do. Enjoy, tootles!

Friday, November 21, 2008


WOO-HOO, I'm so glad it's Friday. I like my job, but sometimes, I'd rather be home crafting. And speaking of crafting, I have started a new project today. I am in the process of making a yo-yo doll. I have been at work today making yo-yo's using my new clover yo-yo maker, and I must say that little tool makes it so much easier to make a yo-yo. I'm off all of next week for the Thanksgiving holiday so I will be able, hopefully, to upload some pix for you all to see. Can't wait to start sharing with you guys. Till then, tootles!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

And so it begins...

I have decided, after countless months debating with myself, to start a blog. So here I am, Mahogany Blue. I will be using this blog to keep you all, my family and friends, updated with the three ring circus that is my life. At least that's the plan. I'm new to the blogging world, but luckily you all know me enough to put up with my incessant rambling. There are so many things I want to share with you , but it's going to have to wait till another day because America's Next Top Model is coming on in 6 minutes. So, tootles!