Minature Monday's

Monday, November 30, 2015

Barbie is wearing a romper! She even has a chain!

I used some scrap fabric I had left over. Shoes were from eBay for $.99 (Free shipping) and the necklace I bought in bulk from eBay ( a couple yards for $1.99 w/ free shipping)

Support Paris Embroidery Pattern

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Buggalena did it again. She created a design to support the tragic events that happened in Paris. I made this keychain in Canvas fabric, used tear away stabilizer, and used fray check on the edges. What a pretty design!

Fall Foliage, Throughout Connecticut

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Love Mom Embroidery Design

My goodness... This is so cute but I don't know where I got it from... I may have bought it from Buggalena or Uncle Matts but I'm not sure at all.

I usually save the files in their pertaining folder but I had a brain fart while saving this little design.

If anyone knows where this design is from, please let me know!!!

It's cute, and I made it on Denim fabric, white thread, tear away stabilizer. I used Fray Check on the edges.

Miniature Monday's

Monday, November 23, 2015

I bought a shirt at Uptown Consignment, in South Windsor Connecticut, and I thought it would make a good dress for Barbie. I used a ready made pattern from Joann Fabric's, and crocheted a tie.

Embroidery Patterns, Buggalena's Family Keychain

I'm in love! I made these in Denim, and Canvas. I used tear away stabilizer. Because of the fabric type I used Fray Check on the edges to prevent fraying. I didn't use Snap Tabs, instead I just sew it shut.

They are done!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

They are done!!! I made a bunch of these key chains thanks to Buggalena's great designs, and my Brother SE-400 Embroidery Machine.

I can't wait to give away these as gifts!

Fall Foliage: North West Park, Windsor Connecticut Pt 2

Embroidery with the SE-400, Keychains- WIP

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Some works in progress thanks to Buggalena's fun designs! I'm addicted.

Key Chains!

Sewing Machine: Brother SE-400
Design by: Buggalena

These things are so fun to make! I'm in love.

Buggalena's designs are so smooth, clean cut, and beautiful of course. I use my Brother SE-400, and use her designs which are 4"X4". Until I upgrade to the 5"X7" my machine will due.

Fall Foliage North West Park

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Sewing

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I'm making some videos to post on the YouTube channel. I'm excited to post them.


Miniature Monday's

Monday, November 16, 2015

Red Red Red!!
I'm bringing on the fall colors with this red tube top dress that I crocheted!

Fall Foliage: Wickham Park

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Embroidered Snowflake with Brother SE-400 Machine

I was playing with my Brother SE-400 Embroidery Machine. I went shopping on Buggalena's website and I'm addicted!!! I bought 6 embroidery patterns. She had them on sale for $2.00!

I wanted to share how my machine worked just in case anyone wanted to purchase this machine. I absolutely love it! 

I will be posting more videos to my channel, and I hope you enjoy.

Had a better day...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

So, I must say it was a pretty good day. As my earlier post it was like yesterday n:ever happened. Grams ate well, she showered, and she smiled. The kids were great, and everyone is all smiles.

I'm not feeling too well, still under the weather, and I have one more day before my crazy work schedule starts up again.

My work schedule will be changing up again, which means I will have more hours. two additional 8 hour days, every other Sunday and Monday. So I will be working 4 over nights, and 3 day shifts, and I still have my 2 days off for school. I don't think I'll pick up more hours when I finish school, I'd like to stay home and be with the kids and grams, and sew, and craft and all that good stuff.

I'm not sure if my school is going to add two more classes for my certificate or if I'm done in December... I hope I'm done. When I signed up for school I didn't know how hard and how unmotivated I would be. I'm not sure if it's me, or my professors that are putting me in this funk. Either way I better motivate myself.

I keep on forgetting to change the caregiver hours from 7AM to 9:30AM... There is no reason for anyone to be here this early, Grams isn't up until 8, kids are just getting up.  If I change the hours the caregiver will be here from 9:30AM-4:30PM, and the aide will be here at 5 for an hour, then I'll be home shortly at 6 on Mondays...

Well, this post went from update to rant, to "I don't know" rather quickly. Have a good night everyone!


So Grams woke up like yesterday never happened. All is well in the world. FOR HER...

I can't forget the awful things she said yesterday, how she yelled at the top of her lungs for god to take her while my two kids watched on...

Sad thing, Sprout is used to it. He just continues practicing his karate moves. Bean looks on concerned...

Nelly came to help give grams a shower yesterday, but of course she didn't want it. She wanted to funk away, and bring us down with her. The whole house was feeling it.

I don't like how it's as if nothing ever happened yesterday. If I want to talk about it, it's like opening a scab and starting the whole funk all over again.

We don't tell the family anything, my grandmother doesn't like to bother them because she says:
  1. They have their own family
  2. They have their own problems
  3. They shouldn't need to know 
Honestly, if my family knew what was really going on, I bet they'd come around more than the 15 minutes every weekend. They assume things are all well, so they go on with their life.

I'm happy things are better today, but as of late, I don't like where this is heading. I don't want this life for myself anymore. I don't like feeling depressed because grams is feeling depressed. Who knows how the kids are feeling. 

Miniature Monday's

Monday, November 9, 2015

Say goodbye to the green leaves! This dress is the only thing I have left that reminds me of the summer!

Want's and Nevers

I'm honestly at a loss. We had a rough day yesterday. Grams is in the mood that makes the whole house down. These days consist of:
  1. Her wanting to go into a home
  2. Her wanting me to move on with my life
  3. Her wanting me to move in with James
  4. Her crying and feeling guilty because I've been taking care of her since I was 15
Honestly I wish she would stop. I'm almost 30 years old, I'm okay. Although:
  1. I never had a normal childhood
  2. I never got to go to prom
  3. I never went to my high school graduation
  4. I never went to homecoming
  5. I never went to a nightclub
  6. I never went to a bar
  7. I never went to a houseparty
  8. I never had a sleepover
  9. I never got to travel the world
  10. I never got to have a normal job, with normal hours
  11. I never had friends, because they always thought I was avoiding them, when I had to go straight home. 
It's okay because:
  1. I graduated college thanks to the Caregivers that cared for her while I was in school for 4 years
  2. I got to have 2 children, who we all love dearly
  3. I learned patience
  4. I self taught myself: Photography, Graphic Design, and many other outlets
  5.  I have a full time job although I have to work really weird night hours while she's sleeping
  6. I have my whole life to travel
  7. I have sleepovers every-night I can, with my grams and kids
  8. Night clubs in our house are listening to youtube videos and making our own light shows
  9. I never had a normal childhood, but my kids so far are
  10. Who needs friends, there's no time for it anyways, and they wouldn't understand my situation anyways. 
  11. Sorry Grams, you're not going into a nursing home, assisted living, or anything along those lines. 
Honestly, I've given up opportunities for better jobs and it hurts... It really hurts. In life you learn to give up things, and just hope for the best. Lately I've been thinking "What If." The way my grams acts when she's in a funk tears the whole house down, the kids sense it, and I don't like it. For a split second I feel like just letting her to into a nursing home since it seems likes that is what she wants.

At this point I don't know if this is a normal life for a 29 year old with two young kids, or I'm so used to it that I don't even know the difference. When I look up "Sandwich Generation" it says middle aged adults taking care of their adult children and older parents. NO Where does it say Young Grandchildren taking care of their grandparent...

Man we need more resources. I'm lost.

Rant Over... (For Today)

Miniature Monday's

Monday, November 2, 2015

Another crochet dress!!!! I love this multi color yarn I got on sale at Michaels!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Not crazy changes, nor life changes just blog design changes. I'm going to start changing around the blog style slowly. The big changes will come last. I've had the pink and white design for almost 3 years. I paid a designer to do it because I didn't have the time to do it. I asked for 3 columns, I got 2, I asked for a certain header, she put her own. She stated that her children were sick so she would have to change it some other time, me being a mom I understood, but I guess we both forgot. I paid almost $150 dollars for it...

Worst mistake ever, especially since it was missing aspects that I wanted, but I never got. I could have done it as well, but I thought I was too busy being a new mom and all. Now that I'm busy more than ever, I'm going to just do it on my own. Put my HTML and Photoshop hat on and get it done.

I'm thinking black and red, more red with hints of black. There is nothing dark about it. Nope I haven't jumped off a cliff of darkness or evilness. There is just something fashiony that I like about those colors. I'm also thinking traditional 3 columns. I need those columns, man I miss them! I had them on my graphic design website and I've always loved it.

I'm also thinking of showcasing EVERYTHING I do for fun one website. Which means, Gibmee.com will no longer just be a photography website. It's obvious the photography portion kinda failed... It's okay, It really is. Life has its way of telling you things.  I need to go to the town hall and fill out all the paper work to officially shut it down.

The blog will showcase crafty, artsy, fashion design, how to's, family things, and a YouTube channel. You'll see eventually...

So in the meantime you'll see changes, and I hope you like them. I'm open to suggestions as well.