Monday, February 20, 2012

Im back!!!

Hello friends! Wow its been a while. Well Im happy to report that I finally have internet at the house and can get back to blogging :)

(My beautiful niece Hailey)

More on that later. So what have I been doing?

*Well most of you know that I moved to Texas, best decision ever, even though it pissed off the ex. I thought he would move closer to the kids but what does he do...move even farther away from us to live with momma. Men? He still wont sign divorce papers and is threatening to take the kids away (after walking out on them 2 1/2 years ago) Im getting a lawyer soon.

*Back in June I was in an accident. I was throw from the back of a truck going 40mph onto the beach. (Thought I posted this before but I couldnt find it, sorry if your hearing it for the 2nd time, I swear it has a purpose.) I was life flighted to Houston and came close to dying. I busted my lips away from my gums, my lip was in 3 pieces, tore my tear ducts, multiply fractures and road rash covering my face. I got 15 shots in my face and 5 hours of surgery to put my face back together. I still have almost no feeling in my gums, lips or chin.

*Fighting with the insurance company because apparently the driver lied the night of the accident and because I was to messed up to speak they are using it against me. Im $100,000 in debt and still need 2 more surgeries, reconstructive surgery on my nose and a lip tuck. Looks like we will have to go to trial.

So anyways on to the good stuff...Since the accident, it has been hard to work and so its pushing me to fulfil my dreams of crafting full time.

Current obsession: Tutus!!!

What do you think?

(Favorite picture)

Happy Sewing,


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Checking in...

Hello everyone. I'm just checking in. I just found out that our apartment is almost ready and we will be moving in on Monday. Yay! It got new paint, carpet and tile. I'm so excited. I hope everything fits, as we are moving from a 5 bedroom house to a 3 bedroom apartment. Most of you know that we moved from Illinois to Texas over spring break. The husband and I decided on a divorce, I guess there was no other way. This is a new adventure for us. I was born in Houston but haven't been home in 15 years. We love it. I will return to regular blogging next week. In other news I lost my camera and really have no way of replacing it any time soon, as my income right now consist of child support, and trust me that's not enough. So cell pictures, I guess. One last thing...there will be a giveaway soon for lots of lovely fabric. ~Maranda

Sunday, March 27, 2011


So Im in the middle of moving from Illinois to Texas. I miss having a house and I really miss my sewing machine. So until we reunite here is what some of my friends have made this week. 1. Pocket Full of Pink 2. Quilt Nut Creations 3. Carly of Quiltville 4. Twin Fibers 5. AmieJ Designs Happy Sewing, ~Maranda


Sorry this is so late. I had a family emergency and had to go to Texas and wasnt around a computer. The winner was Carolyn. Congrats. ~M&M

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Whoo hoo giveaway time!

Mary Beth from Ellie Mac Designs has offered 2 of her single flower steams up for grabs. (your choice)

I love this purple one, made from a Grape Crush can.
I love that everything is made from recycled materials.

Go to Mary Beth's shop: Ellie Mac Designs. Have a look around and come back here and comment about your favorite item.
1 entry-Comment & Follow Me
1 entry-Favorite her Shop
3 entries- Blog about the giveaway
That's 5 chances to win.
I will pick a winner on Sunday.
Please 1 comment per person!!!
Good Luck

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February Finish

Happy Sewing,

Friday, February 4, 2011

Getting back

First a big thanks to my sewing machine for not dying on me.

I have never done the maintenance and when I got it out last night, it wouldnt stitch the stitches right. Took it apart and was surprised to see this. There was alot more lint under the bobbin. Note to self: this is why maintenance is important.

Something new happened in our house yesterday. JJ got his 1st loose tooth. So I sewed this for him.

Very easy project. I was done right at 30mins. I patched worked the front, but its 2 9in. squares, with a 3 1/2 square for the pocket if you are interested in making your own.

I will leave you with the beautiful orchids my kids brought for me. I have such sweet kids.

Happy Sewing,

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