Friday, March 25, 2011

Wildflowers and Whimsy!

So I have this amazing girl to do a guest post today! But before I introduce her  I have something to say...

100!!!

Haha I woke up this morning and saw that I had 100 followers! Wahoo! Through out this week I was thinking if I get a 100 followers I am going to do a giveaway to thank all you awesome followers! So it will be coming soon, so look for it! Also, i told Brandon if we get a 100 followers we were going to go on a '100' date go buy ice cream with 100 pennies, take a 100 pictures or go out to eat and we can only chew 100 times. haha... we'll see..

Now onto our awesome guest post,  and here she is!


Hi!  I'm April from  Wildflowers & WhimsyI am so excited to be swapping with Shelby today! 





So, a little bit about me....I am a wife and mommy to two sweet little boys and one very outspoken little girl...all 4 years  and under.  I plan on homeschooling, but since they aren't of school age yet, I spend a lot of time sewing and crafting, and they spend a lot of time, ehem, "helping".   Which basically means they pulled the thread out of my sewing maching when I wasn't looking or like the time I left my scissors out by accident and Sophie cut up part of a dress I was working on...seriously, I was out of the room for two minutes!  How do they get into these things so quickly?!?





This is my oldest.  He's a sweetie pie.




My one and only girl...
and my little model




My sweet baby...he's a handful!  He climbs everything!  It's quite often I find him balancing on window sills....no, seriously...


My blog is mostly about my sewing and crafting projects with some of my  attempts at photography and modeling (lol) thrown in.  I started a linky party called Sew Crafty Saturday where you can link up whatever crafts, sewing, cooking, decorating, etc you have been working on each week.  I love being inspired to push myself outside of my comfort zone by all of the amazingly talented women out in blogland.  I am also starting to posting free sewing patterns  because eventually when my kids are older I would like to make and sell my own patterns and I figure it would be good practice and a nice way to get input on my designs...or who knows maybe by then I'll live at the beach and I'll just keep doing it for free because I am too busy hanging out on the beach to run a business... : )  that would be pretty nice...



Here are some of my readers favorites....















These were for a friend's dog...we don't have one  :(




These are some of the patterns I am currently working on that will be made available for free download on my blog:





This is my latest design, and I will be giving one away on Sunday as part of the Spring Fling ~ 14 Days of Fabulous Giveaways going on now through April 2.  You can check out my blog each day for a link to two new giveaways, and you can check out this post to get a sneak peak of all the 29 giveaways. 


I also do a lot of sewing for my local fabric shop, so I try to write reviews of the patterns and include tips on areas where I had trouble.
Like with this Princess Bella Dress...


And I just have to share one more pic with you before I go.   Last December I had the honor of making my  nanny's wedding dress (btw~when I say Nanny I mean godmother!  I am not a SAHM with a nanny as one lady thought....but a girl can dream...lol).   The satin was a little difficult to work with especially considering it was my first time, but I really enjoyed making it, and I think it turned out beautiful....



I hope you'll stop by my blog, and I love discovering new blogs, so make sure you leave me a comment so I can hop over and visit your corner of blogland!

Once again, Shelby, thanks so much for swapping with me!  It's been fun!♥

April's blog is so cute and so inspiration, make sure you stop by. Thanks April for being on my blog today it was fun!

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Stop it right now.. I can't believe all the things she has done. I'm going to visit her blog right now! Thanks Shelby for the guest post.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I love Aprils blog! I've seen your blog before too and now I'm a follower! yay. :)

the momma-kana said...

I love basically everything! And I love that she is going to homeschool bc so I am I and I love that you are cool enough to do a blog swap. Color me green!

the momma-kana said...

I guess my last comment did not post which is sad because it was really good. You will just have to use your imagination.
I am glad she is going to homeschool bc I am too! and I am just over here in TX DYING at all the cute girl things!

*[steph]* said...

Hey shelby!! Yay for 100 followers :) I just changed my blog address thought you would want to know :) its stephzoll.blogspot.com see ya!!

teresa said...

love your blog and now her's also.

marcia said...

fun blog.

Fiona (Phebes) said...

WOW!! what a great posting.. I love the meal at the top and the piano was obviuosly the best bit. :0)

Thank you for sharing

:0) Phebes