Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Break Vacation

Last week for spring break we went on a wonderful family vacation in Florida.
On our first day of our vacation we visited Universal Studios in Orlando. This was a first time visit for us all and we absolutely LOVED it.

The girls love the movie Despicable Me so of course we had to ride the Minion Mayhem.

They had to have there very own unicorns (from the movie) so they could squeeze them with love and say with excitement, "He's so fluffy!"

The second day of our vacation, we visited the most famous castle of them all in Disney World.

Shortly after our visit, we had to take cover because of a tornado warning. The storm hit while we were riding the teacups which put a damper on things.

We were blessed to have decided to go to Universal Studios the day before because a tornado did touch down there during this storm tearing up a few rides. We were lucky enough to have only been drenched in Disney.
We took the lemons that mother nature threw at us and turned them into lemonade by drying off with a fun ride on Space Mountain. Then we visited Zella's favorite Disney princess EVER, Merida from Brave.

For our third day of our vacation, we visited Island Adventure of Universal. Our first stop there; Hogwarts of course!!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was AMAZING!! We went inside the Hogwarts castle and rode the Harry Potter The Forbidden Journey ride. This ride was AWESOME and is me and Xiera's new favorite ride of all time!

We visited Honeydukes candy shoppe. It was so neat to see the most popular wizarding sweets from the series there! Zella got a bag of cotton candy and Xiera got her very own pink pigmy puff.

On our fourth day, we visited Jupiter Beach and spent most of our day there soaking up the sun, playing in the sand and ocean, and watching daddy boogie boarding.

On our fifth day we had a shopping day in West Palm at City Place. Zella took her giant unicorn with her EVERYWHERE she went.

On our last day of our visit, we climbed the 105 steps to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was built in 1860 and is supposed to be haunted. People claim to feel cold spots, and the feeling of being touched. We didn't feel anything unusual although Xiera did say she felt someone tap her on the shoulder going up and glanced behind her to see that no one was there....hmmmm...
The scene at the top was GORGEOUS! You could see the beautiful coast for miles.

In the evening, we took a stroll along the beach and dock, collecting seashells and taking in the beautiful beach scene one last time.

Happy Easter everyone! Today we are coloring eggs and visiting with family. Then tomorrow it is back to reality with school and work.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hoppity Hop Easter orders are all finished

I just finished this adorable order for two Easter bunny hats. It has been awhile since I have made this style of a hat so I was really thrilled when a dear customer of mine placed an order for them. I upgraded my design and made the base of the hat a bit more thicker by crocheting with two strands of yarn at once instead of just one.
I just love the lavender and pastel yellow color choice. They compliment each other beautifully I think.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Treasure the Bunny Purse

My dear friend Linda had asked me if I could crochet a bunny purse for her granddaughter Adyson. I had a pattern for one that I always wanted to try. Meet, Treasure the Bunny Purse. She is perfect for your little one to hide and carry all of her special "treasures".  photo bunnyedit.jpg I found the pattern in the Cute Critter Purses to Crochet pattern book designed by Cindy Harris.

I wanted to make the bunny more girly and sweet so I added a pink bow instead of blue and sewed pink and white polka dotted fabric inside the ears. I also made the tail more fluffy and fun by using white soft textured yarn.
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Isn't she sweet?

Zella wants me to make her one now so I know what I will be working on this weekend. :)
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Snow Days Put You In The Cleaning Mood

Yesterday we woke up to this beautiful scene.

The girls had their second snow day from school, but instead of sledding and building snowmen, I decided it was time to take on this not so beautiful scene... the scariest room in the house; the playroom.

Yes...shameful, I know. I had always walked passed it and ignored it by shutting the door. I knew it was time to just get in there and do something about it. So I gathered up the girls, mandated jobs for both of them, and put them to work. Our goal was to downsize unwanted and outgrown toys, and organize what they still wanted. Our unwanted toys always either get passed down to their cousins or donated to our local Goodwill store. Hubby brought up 2 shelves that he no longer needed in his office. He just finished organizing his office. I guess you could say that his cleaning bug bit me. At first, I couldn't imagine shelves actually fitting in this room. The thought seemed preposterous to me.

But as things started thinning out and getting organized, the shelves made sense and did indeed fit.

Before, the purpose of the bench was for the lalaloopsys to sit on it. Now the lalaloopsys have a shelf to call home. The bench is now open, inviting, and it is great to sit on while playing the Wii.

I can't wait to start painting. I am thinking a light blue, possibly turquoise with a touch of red accents. I was thinking red and white polka dotted curtains, and a pink, red, and blue crochet bunting hung around the room. ;)
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Daddy and His Girls

Tonight my handsome husband is taking our daughters out to dinner and then to the father/daughter dance.

They looked so pretty with their dresses on and hair spiral curled.

My husband is such a lucky guy. :)
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Just a Touch of Love for Something Much Bigger

I just love it when I receive pictures from my customers using my crochet designs. This picture was sent to me by a dear customer who ordered the Flounder and Sebastian appliqués I had made recently. Her mother made this beautiful Little Mermaid baby blanket as a gift for a baby shower. I just love how she used the appliqués to frame the gorgeous Little Mermaid she stitched in the center.
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