Char's Christmas Dress


Char's Christmas dress was so much fun to make. I was inspired by a dress I saw at Gap....I'm not very good at following patterns, but for some reason, I can just make it up, and usually it turns out.

2011 Calendar only $8


Looking for a last minute gift? My 2011 Printable Calendar is now only $8 until Christmas! So, feel free to go to my etsy store and purchase one!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Christmas Card Glitch


So, for some of you who wanted to type on the card instead of hand write it in, I have finally fixed the problem. Well, actually my husband did. He's the smart one. All you have to do is download the new card here {right click to download}.

Just open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader and type in the designated area. It's that simple. Thanks for being patient with me!

and the winners are....


2 Year Anniversary Winners are!

2011 Printable Calendars
#6, Audrey {Crisp}
#16, K├╝tti
#19, Sarah @ Sugar & Shimmer
# 13, Sharon
#2, TKrusi [Please email me your email! mufninc {!at} gmail {dot} com]
#11, Johanna
#24, Our lady of Isham Street

Since all of you wanted the 2011 Calendar, you are all receiving it! Thanks everyone for entering! Have a wonderful Holiday Month!

i love u- wood block tutorial


This is a great way to say "I love you" to any one that you may love! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3... well, maybe a few more steps after that...

12 kids blocks
scrap wood, to make the box
wood glue
razor or scalpel
washcloth or scrap of material-to wipe off stain
paintbrush-to put on stain
letters- I, L, O, V, E, & U
white craft paint
crazy glue or hot glue

1. Start with kids blocks. You will need 12 of them. Then, using a razor or scalpel, cut them up and beat them up to make them look all grunge like.

2. Stain them. I used a darker brown and only stained one side. I did several coats, wiping off after each coat. Allow to dry.

3. Measure your blocks 4 across and 3 down. After measuring, you will need to cut out a box. Make sure that the box fits all around your blocks. I just used scrap wood and cut two pieces that were approximately 4 inches and 2 pieces that were approximately 4.25 inches.

4. Using wood glue, glue your box together. Let dry completely and grunge and stain to your liking. I stained the inside of my box as well.

5. Put blocks in box. If box is measured perfectly, the blocks should be kind of tight. I even had to hammer mine in. If your box is a little big, you may want to glue your blocks together first and then put them in the box.

6. Using a little bit of white craft paint smear it onto your letters. I used some sweet metal letters from We R Memory Makers metal alphabet letters but I noticed they were out of production. I had some left over from a different project. I smeared just enough paint to grunge it up a little, but not cover it. Then I wiped it off.

7. Glue down the letters. I used crazy glue. It was the quickest and easiest.

And, it's finished! Let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy!

happy 2 year anniversary to me!



Here it is folks! I'm giving away...
• 3 of my Printable 2011 Calendars
• 3 of my Printable Happy Birthday Girl Cards-set of 3
• and one lucky person gets a Custom Holiday Card, made just for them. You can send me a picture and I'll include it in the card, or it can be all text. I will suggest places to print them, etc.

All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT here telling me which one you would like to get!

Good luck everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

One more thing: Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 30th


a giveaway


It's my 2 year anniversary!

Petite Lemon is LIVE!!!


I'm so excited to tell you about this! Petite Lemon is finally live! I told you I was busy all Summer. I've been waiting so long to show you these.

This one is my favorite. My husband, Christopher, and I collaborated on this project to make this fabulous style of princess. Isn't she cute?

And this is the classic Princess.

This is the Owl Growth Chart, in pink.

Night Owl.

Don't you love the mustache? I thought that was a nice touch!

Super hero monkey to the rescue!

I only drew the duck, flamingo, and monkey on this one. But I organized them all into this stylish stack...  It comes in boy colors too!



I fit right in there!

The Evolution of the Geek

Flowtown - Social Media Marketing Application

FREE Hand Drawn Christmas Card


I've decided to design a hand drawn Christmas card that all of you can enjoy for FREE. For the free card just click here {right click to download}.

I've left the area on the bottom right for you to put you name. You can type it in or just write it in by hand.

Enjoy the card, but remember, if you download it please use it for personal use only. And if you want to blog about it, please refer your readers to this original post.

2011 Calendar Patterns


Here are the close-ups of my 2011 Calendar Patterns. I'm thinking of turning some of the patterns into fabrics. I thought about putting them into coordinating sets. I can imagine making some ruffly aprons or place mats. Ohh, that would be fun!


I know what you're thinking, that was a long post.... well there was a lot to see. Enjoy! But please remember, all images are copyrighted! Thank! And if you want to post about these patterns, please contact me first. Thank you!

Owl Eye Mask Tutorial

I'm an Insomniac. There, I admitted it. Well, to help me sleep I've decided to make one of these adorable owl eye masks. I lined it with flannel and it took me less than an hour to make. You are welcome to download the printable pdf directions here {right click to download}.

First, cut out 2 of every piece, except the beak. I used flannel for the inside and it is nice and soft. You will also need a piece of elastic long enough to stretch around the back of your head (10-14inches).

After cutting out the pieces, using Heat 'n Bond . It's a now sew interfacing that sticks things together. Cut out each piece and follow the directions to apply the Heat 'n Bond to each Eye piece and beak.

Then Iron them on. After ironing them on, you will need to zig zag around each piece.

Put right sides together and sew front to back, leaving opening on ends to sew in elastic. Put in elastic, hold with pins and sew a topstitch around the top of the eye mask.

Viola! As simple as that!

2011 Calendar


My 2011 Calendar is now in my etsy store .

Each month features an original floral pattern on the back, ready to frame at the month’s end. Share them with friends or give them away as framed artwork. All of the patterns coordinate so that you can even frame them all and hang them on your barest of walls.

Size: 9.5in x 3.5in (24cm x 9cm).

Purchase it once and print it as many times as you want! Enjoy!

a new deck and kitchen


This summer has been a long one! Tearing out our driveway and ugly back porch and putting in a beautiful deck, driveway and wood fence. It took all summer long, but we finally finished. I'm so happy and seriously couldn't be happier with the outcome. But we couldn't have done any of it without our amazing neighbor, Tom. He is the most amazing talented man. I give him the best neighbor award! He's so great! Thanks Tom!

Here is the before picture of the back porch.

This is during... 

And this is after! Isn't it amazing!!!
We also put pavers in. Which I absolutely love!

This is one of my favorite small details. These adorable lights! I got them for my birthday and have just been waiting to put them up.

This is another before and after. Dave, my father-in-law found this at a garage sale for $10 in Colorado. He knew I was looking for one, so he drove this over just so I could fix it up. He put on some new tops, sanded it down, and then I painted it! Whad'ya think?

We cut out the vinyl stove tops at my sister, Rose's, house using her Silhouette vinyl cutting machine. It took some time to figure out, but we did it! Thanks Rose! I made the curtains out a piece of scrap material from JoAnne's.

The pots are from IKEA. Thanks again IKEA!