Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I've been busy!

Even though I haven't been blogging much, I have been busy! I was scrambling a couple weeks ago to finish all my well-intentioned Christmas gifts. And, let me say, I got the essential ones done! Hurray! This dinosaur was one of my most favorite projects and was made for a friend's daughter.

I'm just starting to try my hand at making some stuffed animals. When I'm learning a new craft, I find it beneficial to learn by making projects from patterns that have already been created by others. No sense in trying to reinvent the wheel, right? Once I've learned basics and become comfortable with a form, I can branch out from there.

This dinosaur pattern is from Morrissey Dolls. It was a very fun project to put together and the instructions were quite easy to follow. It didn't take me nearly as long to complete him as I was afraid it would! And, of course, Lil' Kay is convinced that he needs one, too. He wants his to be green. And, he thinks Sally needs a purple one!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cute Kids

I know I haven't blogged in weeks, and the fact is I have lots of stuff to show you, but I'm terribly behind 0n my photo taking. I've been busy sewing for Christmas and going to Christmas programs and all the other things we do at this time of year.

This is Lil Kay and Sally this morning before work. They're wearing their matching Godzilla tees. Can you tell that Spongebob was on while I was snapping this photo? Neither of them is paying attention to me.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Cyber Monday!

All of the bags in my shop are currently 1/2 price! I've got them all marked down, so there is no need to wait for a revised invoice! Just head on over and shop to your heart's content!

I convinced my dear sister Jessica to venture out with me on Black Friday. We only wanted to go to Target and WalMart, both of which opened at 5 AM. We also agreed that we didn't REALLY need to be there when they opened. That's just for crazy people! **snort** We agreed to leave my house at 6 AM.

I set my alarm for 5:00. At 6:00 I heard a knocking on my front door. Yeah. Alarm did not go off. But, hey, I was ready to leave the house at 6:10!

Overall, it wasn't as bad as we expected. Target was our first stop. It was busy, but the staff was helpful and the customers were friendly. We snagged a couple of the bargains we went for and then waited in line. The line looked more imposing than it was. We got out of there in fairly decent time.

With fear and trepidation, we drove down to WalMart. We were shocked! Where were all the cars? We parked in the front row!! We went in, got our items and checked out at the Christmas department with no waiting! The employee back there said, "You should have been here at 4:30. It all died off at 6:00."

Really, the only things I didn't get were the $29 digital photo frame and a copy of Elf for $3.99. I was pretty pleased with my purchases, and it was a low stress experience. Except the over-sleeping part. Thank God Jessica went with me. I'd have been pretty annoyed if I woke up at 8:00 and realized I'd missed it!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tooth Brush Needle Rug

This weekend, I attended a very small craft show in my hometown. I didn't buy much, but I did purchase this beautiful handmade tooth brush needle rug. I had never heard of such a thing, so, of course, I googled it when I got home.

Turns out, these rugs were orginally made using a needle made from a tooth brush! Back in the day when tooth brushes came with a hole in the handle. Have you noticed they don't come that way any more?

The Mennonite woman who made this rug, told me it was made from strips of sheets. It's very nice and squishy under my feet. I have it laying in front of my kitchen sink. I do think I need to put some kind of rubber gripper thing underneath it though. It slides quite easily at the moment.

Want to make your own tooth brush needle rug? (Apparently, you can now buy tooth brush needles, so you won't have to find an "antique" tooth brush to make one from.) Here is a pretty good set of instructions. Personally, I'm going to leave this art to the rugmaking experts, but it is an interesting idea!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Obsession

I've been wanting to learn to crochet for a long time. I'm constantly finding the cutest little amigurumi animals and figures on Etsy, only to find out that it's a pattern for sale, not the actual item. So, if I can't buy the figures, I'm gonna have to learn to make them myself.

I mentioned that I wanted to learn to crochet, and my mom said she could teach me, but somehow, that didn't seem like such a good idea. I picked up a learn to crochet kit at Hobby Lobby and took it with me when Sally had to be in the hospital for jaundice. I learned a little, but when I got past single crochet, I felt like the instructions were a bit lacking. Stuff wasn't making sense, so I put it all away. It wasn't like I didn't want to learn anymore, it just wasn't coming all that easily, and quite frankly, I'm a little lazy.

Over my lunch hour yesterday, I happened to pass buy the local bead and yarn store and decided to stop in and see what kind of crochet books they had. The owner showed me two or three that she said were very good. When I asked which one would be most helpful for both learning and reading patterns, she recommended The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.

Last night, while I was watching tv with Mr Kay, I broke out the yarn and hook and went to work. The instructions in this book are amazing! All the things that I just didn't "get" with the other book were fully explained in language I could understand. The diagrams made sense. It addressed common mistakes with phrases like "here" and "not here". It kind of feels like you're learning with an actual person sitting there teaching you. I am loving the way the hook and yarn feel in my hand, and it's so exciting to see the actual progress. And it actually looks good!

Today over my lunch hour, I learned the double crochet stitch. Tonight, I'm going to tackle the triple. I can hardly wait to get to the end of the book which is full of simply adorable patterns! There are at least two scarves, two sweaters, a couple hats, a bag and a blanket that I want to make. It should keep me busy all winter long!

Make sure you get the most recent edition of the book. Apparently, the original book had a number of errors in the patterns, but those have been corrected in the latest edition. (I nearly panicked when I started reading some of the reviews, but was relieved to find out about the corrections.)

I'm sure there will be future posts about my foray into this new hobby. Maybe I'll get brave enough to post a picture of my swatch!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Work in Progress

Owl - work in progress, originally uploaded by BeckyKay Designs.

I've had this little design sketched up for some time now, but had been focusing on my fruit pillows. Over the past few days, I've been bringing my owl to life.

After I had the front stitched together, I held it up for Mr Kay. He just stared at it. "It's an owl," I said.

"Oh. I see it now. I thought it was a cup."

Seriously?? A cup?? Granted, I didn't have the eyes on it, but still, a cup??

So far, I have the front, back and sides done. Now, it's just a matter of sewing the three components together and attaching the eyes. I found the perfect buttons to use as eyes. I think they're supposed to be a flower design, but they make awesome owl eyes!

I'm hoping this little cutie will be in the shop very soon! If I can get decent pictures. Winter has arrived in Kansas, and it's wet and cold!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Art by Lil' Kay

Layton as an octopus, originally uploaded by BeckyKay Designs.

My son is a prolific artistic. Our house is a veritable tinderbox of paper. That child can go through a ream of paper in a week! I am constantly picking up papers and sneaking them into the trash can. I have to bury them under other stuff, because he knows my trick and checks on me.

But, every now and then, I run across a drawing that is so funny or so accurate, that I simply must not throw it away. This year, my nephew was an octopus for Halloween, and this is Lil' Kay's depiction of Layton in his costume.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation, originally uploaded by BeckyKay Designs.

Lil' Kay brought this little airplane home from school. It was a prize he received for selling a certain number of items (all bought by me!) in a fundraiser.

Mr. Kay and I just scratched our heads.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2009 Christmas Ornament Exchange

Last year, I participated in the Christmas Ornament Exchange organized by Beki of PamperingBeki. It was lots of fun to create a special ornament to send to my partner and receive one in return. When I heard that Beki was doing it again, I jumped at the chance to join! I suggest you do, too!
Go to Beki's blog to sign up and get more details!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sally's Quilt

My grandma is a quilter. She's been quilting for longer than I can remember, and it's always very special to receive one of the quilts that she has worked on. In recent years, my mom has also begun to do some quilting, and she wants to make sure that each of her grandchildren receives a quilt that she has made for them.

When we found out that we were having a baby girl, Mom immediately started to think about what kind of quilt she should make for Sally. I found this pattern in a quilting magazine and helped her to pick out the fabrics. Let me tell you, there are a lot of different fabrics in this pattern! It took quite some time at the quilt store to find the necessary number of coordinating prints!

My mom did all the cutting and piecing for the quilt and Grandma did the quilting. So, it's been worked on by both Sally's grandma and her great grandma. Talk about an heirloom!

Mom presented us with the completed quilt this past Saturday, and isn't it gorgeous? Very feminine without being too pink. Just the way I wanted it. It's also huge! Definitely not a baby blanket, but that's perfect, too. Now, Sally will be able to enjoy this blanket for a long, long time.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Highlights

Phew! The past few days have flown by in a flurry of pumpkin guts and duct tape!

Thursday night was our annual pumpkin carving party. We had ten people over to eat chili and carve jack-o-lanterns. Lil Kay and I decided to take a cue from Family Fun Magazine and carve a shark eating smaller fish. Mr. Kay carved his pale green pumpkin with a bit of a scary face. We were so surprised and delighted to see that the green pumpkin actually still had vivid orange innards! Our white pumpkin, on the other hand, was white all the way through! I have to admit that we didn't get all six of these pumpkins carved on Thursday night. Three of them were finished on Saturday morning!

Here in Kansas, we had beautiful weather for trick-or-treating on Halloween day! Lil Kay's scuba diver costume was a big hit, and everyone was gushing over how cute Sally looked in her goldfish suit. Mr. Kay and I both agreed that it looked a bit like she'd been eaten by a giant goldfish.

Lil Kay's diver costume was so much fun to put together. I have to give credit to Mr. Kay for making the tank and flippers. The flippers were created out of duct tape and tubing and finished just a couple hours before we left for the big Halloween event downtown. Unfortunately, they were a bit hard to walk in and were taken off shortly after we arrived downtown!

After trick-or-treating downtown, we drove over to my parents' house, and Lil Kay got to do more trick-or-treating with his cousins who were dressed as a mermaid and an octopus. Anyone detect a theme here?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I've been thinking a lot about new items that I've been wanting to add to my Etsy shop, particularly items in the $10 to $15 price category.

This past weekend I worked on a fun little wristlet that forced me to conquer my fear of zippers! It also encouraged me to think about trimmings. Unfortunately, I misread instructions and didn't think things through. My first attempt was going along brilliantly! (I thought.) Then when I finished everthing and turned the wristlet right side out, I discovered that I had a raw seam in the lining. All right. So, it was a learning experience. Typically, my first attempt at any project doesn't turn out perfectly. That's how I work out the bugs. I knew what I had done wrong, so I wouldn't make the same mistake on the next one.

So, I started on the second wristlet. Same fabric, same trim. This time I sewed my label into the lining, because I was confident that this would be the first one I would list in the shop. And, it would have been, too, if it wasn't for poor pin placement. As in, I placed the pin directly into the palm of my hand and bled on the wristlet. It's just a small dot on the lining, but I certainly don't sell products that I've bled on! So, my sister and I will be sporting matching wristlets this fall. I'm going to let her decide if she wants the one with the raw seam or the one I put so blood, sweat and tears into. Okay, well, blood, at least.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Time

Every October, my side of the family all gets together at the pumpkin patch for an afternoon of fun and pumpkin gathering. This year, we chose to go to the Smoky Hill Bison Pumpkin Patch. Of course, it was Sally's first trip to the patch. Unfortunately, she spent most of the afternoon under her carrier cover thanks to the brisk Kansas wind. We snuck her out a couple times for photos, but that's about it! I was pretty thankful for her cute little pumpkin hat to protect her tiny ears.
There were plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. We conquered the corn maze, raced rubber ducks, nailed wooden chickens with bean bags and climbed on a giant spider web. My sister and four year old niece even braved the zip line!
Obviously, our main goal was to gather the perfect pumpkins. We came home with four small to medium sized pumpkins, including two orange ones, a blueish-green one and a white one. Well, I say "we came home with", but actually we forgot them at my parents' house. I'll be making a trip over there to pick them up before our pumpkin carving party next week!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sally's First Craft Show

Mom, Sally and I spent Saturday in our booth at the Central Christian's Market Square craft show in Wichita. Business was a little slow, but we had a good time showing off Sally in her cute little "Future Crafter" onesie from MuthaCrafter. She was quite the popular little lady and extremely well behaved. (Let me assure you that I only bring my kids with me to these kinds of things for the first year of their lives. You know, while I can still shove them in a carrier and stick a bottle in their mouth!)

This is pretty much how the weekend went:

Passerby: How old is your baby?
Me: One month.
Passerby: Look at all that hair!

If I had a dollar for everytime I had that exact conversation, the craft show would have been a HUGE success!

As it was, we didn't sell a lot, but it was a very nice show! Well-organized and wonderful quality exhibitors! I would definitely consider doing the show again. I even met a fellow Etsian - LindsayLouCreations!

I'm all done with craft shows for this year, so my new patchwork fruit pillows are starting to show up in my Etsy shop. Stop by and take a peek!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween Decor 2009

Friday evening, Lil' Kay called a family meeting. He sat us down on the couch and informed us that it was time to put up the Halloween decorations. Over the course of the weekend, we finally got everything put up. Here's a peek at our Halloween decor for this year! We printed these jack-o-lanterns off of the Playhouse Disney website. Then we colored them, cut them out and taped them to our bookcase for a cute pumpkin patch border!

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Not Easy Being Yellow!

It's been quite the adventure this week. I really thought that when we took our perfect healty baby girl home from the hospital, that we'd be done with the hospital for a while! Last Tuesday, we took her to the doctor for just a quick check up and ended up at the lab to have her bilirubin levels tested, because her skin was looking a bit yellow. When the results came back, her levels were well over the 15 the doctor wanted.

So, they sent out a bili-blanket for us to use at home. Unfortunately, we got pretty poor instructions, so we didn't use it correctly the first night. The next day, her levels were over 20. The doctor wanted us to bring her in to the hospital so they could put her under the larger lights. We were not at all excited about that, so we asked for more time so we could use the blanket more effectively. Her levels went down by one point, but the next day they were back up to 22, the highest they had been so far.

At that point, the doctor was insistent that we bring her in to the hospital, and I agreed. I just wanted to get it fixed as soon as possible. So, we spent this weekend in the hospital with Sally. She got to spend most of her time in a box under the "smurf light". She hated it and especially hated the little mask she had to wear to protect her eyes.

Fortunately, on Sunday morning her bili level was down to 10, and the doctor sent us straight home. Unfortunately, Lil Kay, who had been staying with Grandma and Grandpa has been running a fever all weekend and complaining of a sore throat. The doctor thought we should keep him away from Sally, so he's still there, but is seeing the doctor. Hopefully, he'll be home soon!

Seriously. I thought I'd bring my baby home, and we'd settle right down to being a family of four! This is harder than I expected!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Introducing Sally Rebecca

Our family officially grew by one whole person last Thursday at 3:55 PM. Miss Sally Rebecca has made her grand entrance into the world, and we are all completely in love with her! She weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20 inches long.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Counting down the hours!

Tomorrow is Baby Day! Unless she should decide to make her appearance earlier, I am being induced tomorrow morning. I'm very excited and very nervous! It will be quite strange for our family of three to turn into a family of four.

Yesterday was my last day of work, so I'm at home today trying to figure out what I absolutely must get done before I go into the hospital tomorrow. So far, I've put our sheets into the washing machine, so we'll all have nice crisp clean beds to sleep in tonight. I need to pack Lil' Kay's bag for Grandma and Grandpa's house, and I'd really like to finish this last strawberry pillow that I have started.

One project I did manage to finish in time was a special hospital gown, so I can look all "purty" in those post-delivery photos! I had seen these pretty gowns on Etsy, but I just couldn't justify the expense. So, when mypinkytoes posted a listing for her pattern, I jumped on it! I love how it turned out. I did make a couple alterations due to my own sewing errors and preferences, but really a very easy pattern for anyone who has done some sewing. And coming from someone who does not sew clothes, that is saying something!
So, the next time I blog, I'll be a new mommy - again! And, yes, there will be pictures. Probably more than you'll ever want to see!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Produce

Well, we are getting down to the wire with this whole pregnancy thing and the craft show thing. So, I've been busily sewing and sewing to prepare for both! This weekend, I finished up two more pillows - a pumpkin and a pear!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Home Stretch

I am now officially 37 weeks pregnant and definitely feeling it. You know those pictures they show of the itty bitty baby all curled up in the fetal position? That's a load of crap, I say! This baby is friggin' kick boxing in side me. I'm pretty sure she spends most of her time head down spread eagle inside me. As I'm typing this, I can see my belly moving. It's sort of creepy, but it's also my favorite part of being pregnant.

Last week, I had a complete break down and was insistent that there was no way I could way four more weeks to have this baby. Then I made a list of things I want to accomplish before the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair on the 19th and said, "Whoa, Baby! You better just stay put for a few more weeks!"

Anyway, I'm feeling pretty good this week. I had my last baby shower last night and got lots of cute teeny tiny pink things, and I had a pedicure over my lunch hour yesterday. The house is reasonably tidy and the baby's bed is all made. However, I still haven't packed a bag for the hospital. I'm a teensy bit silly like that. I figure if I pack a bag ahead of time, I'll probably have to be induced. If I don't pack a bag, maybe I'll go into labor and be rushing around at the last minute to do it! Yep, I make my husband crazy!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Screature Day!

For months, Lil' Kay has been saving up his money to buy Screature, a battery-operated dinosaur with motion sensor technology that makes him snap, growl, purr, laugh and even shoot water depending on the situation. Everytime we went to Walmart, we would visit Screature and play with him, but at $35 I wasn't going to give in and just buy it for him. Instead, we encouraged him to save. My son spent all summer searching, asking, bribing and pandering to gather enough funds. Okay, we tried to encourage him to EARN the money and he did a little, but he's a little lazy. "If you'll clean up this area, I'll give you a dollar for your Screature box." HUGE SIGH, "I wish I had a metal detector so I could go look for money."

Anyway, Saturday night we discovered that he was only $5 away from having enough to buy Screature. So, after a fairly well-behaved morning in church where I had instituted some new behavior rules suitable for a first grader, I agreed to make up the difference so he could go buy his new pet.

Without a doubt, it was the "best day of his life"! (Granted, this is coming from a kid who has been known to have the best and worst day of his life within the same 24 hour period, but he was pretty happy.) In no time flat, Screature had his own bed with a pillow and blanket, and Mr Kay and I were being told to turn down the t.v. so we wouldn't wake him. Screature has been terrorizing the cats, and I swear, if that thing snaps at my nose one more time, I'm removing his batteries.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Sunglasses, originally uploaded by BeckyKay Designs.

"Do I look hot? And sweet"

Seriously. Where does he come up with this stuff? I love this kid!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


That is a picture of the second prize winner in the "other" category at the 2009 Old Settlers Pet Show! Well, I guess, it was actually the hermit crabs that won second prize, not Lil' Kay, but he was pretty darn excited! Okay, there were only three entries in his category, but he lost to a fainting goat, so that's pretty good. I mean, it's hard to beat a fainting goat!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hot off the sewing machine!

My fruity patchwork pillow line is coming along quite nicely. This strawberry is probably my most favorite yet. I'm particularly fond of strawberries, anyway, and this just makes me happy! It's going to be hard to part with, so I'll probably have to make another right away.

I'm a little tempted to embroider a cute little face on this and make it a bit more kawaii. What do you think?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dotee Dolls

Shortly after joining Swap-Bot, I started hearing about Dotee Dolls, and of course, had to know what the fuss was about. Turns out, they are are cute little handmade dolls made for swapping and gifting. No selling them! The dolls generally measure about 4-6 inches and have a hanger and a tail. The rest is totally up to the artist! I love the folk art feel of these dolls and am anxious to make more.

The original creator of the Dotee Doll is Dot Christian, an Australian doll designer. She even has a shop on Etsy where you can purchase Dotee kits to help you get started. Or you can do a search and find all sorts of instructions and variations.

After doing a search for Dotee on flickr, I was totally blown away by the variety and uniqueness of each of these dolls. There are simple Dotees, extravagant Dotees and everything in between.

I decided to try my hand at making a Dotee and found a swap for color themed Dotees. The theme for this swap was black. I gathered some supplies and went to work this afternoon. I was so excited with how it turned out. I just kept adding to it as ideas came. You can see my final version on the left and the back view on the right. The "wings" were a last minute addition. I also added a bit of blush to her cheeks after I'd already taken her photo. (She seemed a little pale.) I hope that my swap partner will be as pleased as I am!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Times When I Question my Parenting Skills

Sometimes, I think I may be raising the weirdest kid on the planet, but he is funny. Lil' Kay was invited to a birthday party this weekend for his friends Brandon and Heather. They're twins. I asked him what he wanted to get Brandon as a gift.

"Ummmm..... maybe a picture of me?"
"A picture of you? Why?"
"Well, so he could put it in a frame."
"That's weird. Would you want a picture of Brandon for your birthday?"
"No!" (Said like I was totally out of my mind.)

So, I'm taking him shopping tonight for gifts. I worry that maybe he's a bit selfish, but I think that's a little normal for a six year old, especially an only child. I'm just not quite sure how to get him to think of others before himself.

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Addiction

I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who are already familiar with Swap-Bot, but I'm a newbie. And when I say "newbie", I mean really new! I just signed up last Friday. I've already signed up for my maximum number of swaps as a newbie (5). I've even got one all packaged up and ready to mail!
Getting mail is very high on my list of things that I love, right after, God, family and country, probably! I'm also a big fan of making and buying stuff for other people, so swapping is right up my alley.
I just finished a swap called $1 Store Scavenger Hunt. Yesterday, Lil Kay and I took a trip to our local Dollar Tree to find five things: Something you would display; something you would find in a drawer; something you would find in the bathroom; something you might find outdoors and something you would buy for yourself. I'm not telling you what I bought, because I don't want to accidentally ruin any surprises. So, I'm sending off five items and someone else is sending me five items. Can't wait to see what I get and find out if my partner likes what I sent!
Now I'm working on a swap involving stationery. Notecards and letter sets and pens and stickers, oh my! Maybe this will inspire me to catch up with my pen pals!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More Fruit for Your Basket

I finished up the watermelon pillow last night, and I'm excited with it. It was easy and it's cute! I'm thinking I'll work on the pumpkin next. Or maybe the strawberry.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Stuff!

You know, since I'm not really busy getting ready for the baby that will be here in two months (insert eye roll), I've been working on some new stuff! It's a line of patchwork fruit pillows, and I'm pretty happy with how the first one has turned out!

So, in case you couldn't tell, this is an apple. I've also got sketches drawn up for a pear, a pumpkin (which I know isn't really a fruit), a slice of watermelon and a strawberry. I think I'm going to go with the watermelon next.

Tell me what you think!

Friday, July 17, 2009

She Made It

Mermaid, originally uploaded by BeckyKay Designs.

I am so stinking proud of this that you would think I'd made it myself! My sister Jessica showed me this beauty last night, and it was love at first sight.

This pretty little mermaid is at least two feet tall. (I haven't measured her yet.) She's made from fleece, so she's soft and cuddly, and I'm thrilled with how the fleece hair turned out. What little girl wouldn't want to snuggle up with this friendly beauty?

She will be debuting at the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair in Hillsboro, KS in September. If there are any left, we'll add them to the She Made It store after that!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Earlier this summer, I picked up this cute little sewing box at an auction for about $12. I've been wanting one of these for ages, but have never actually won the bid. This was my lucky day, I guess! It was one of several items up for grabs in a "your choice" kind of deal. I waited as the bigger pricier items were snatched up, and then managed to get this for a song.

I brought it home, slapped on some primer and paint and voila! Total cuteness!

I have to admit that I meant to go for a deeper redder red, but I'm a total nincompoop when it comes to choosing paint color by those silly little swatches at the paint store. I need a 12x12 swatch to really get the feel for how a particular color will look. But I'm still happy with the results. My favorite part is the vinyl decal I purchased from Single Stone Studios! It is actually a 23" long decal that I cut in half so I could have birds on both sides of my sewing box. The directions that came with the decal were super-easy to follow, and the quality of the decal is excellent! I'd highly recommend them!

I've always wanted to be one of those people who can take a flea market find and turn it into something lovely!

If you'd like to see a play by play of how this project went down, you can check it out here!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The King of Pillows

I have today and tomorrow off work, so this morning, Lil' Kay and I met my mom to choose fabric for Sally's baby quilt. While Mom and I were choosing fabrics (and let me tell you, that is a time-consuming task) Lil' Kay found a dinosaur fabric panel that he absolutely loved! Now, fabric panels are typically used to make a wall hanging or small blanket, but we decided to turn this one into a giant body pillow!

I did the cutting and sewing and then turned Lil' Kay loose with a bag of polyfil! He did a fabulous job of stuffing his pillow, but it took a lot of "fluffy" to fill it! He kept telling me, "It's almost done!" and I kept say, "No, it's not!" He was quite the trooper. I really expected him to get bored when it didn't fill up as quickly as he wanted, but he just kept stuffing.

Lots of "fluffy" later, Lil' Kay had a huge body pillow covered in his favorite dinosaurs. Lately, he's been trying to determine the "king" of everything -- king of dinosaurs, king of animals, king of candy (which, by the way, is chocolate). He was very quick to dub this project the King of Pillows!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stay Tuned

Tiki Mon, originally uploaded by BeckyKay Designs.

I know I haven't blogged for a while. It's because I'm working on lots of projects that I want to share with you, but not until they're finished!

My new craft area is in the works. I have my cute little sewing box almost done. My belly is getting bigger by the minute. And, I've got a fun little project for the nursery that I just ordered supplies for yesterday.

That little guy up there is my most favorite firework that we blew up this year! How could I resist that face?? And when we ignited him, his eyes and mouth lit up! So that's what I'm up to! Working on projects and blowing things up!