Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas gifts

I am enjoying ALL of my Christmas presents. Don't mean to brag...but I have the best family ever! Everyone spoiled me so bad this year... I got a much needed comforter, Urban Outfitters gift cards, sewing scissors, first pair of TOMS...finally,






































































the cutest little owl book ends, and two books I've been wanting for forever now! Handmade Nation the rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design and The Handmade Marketplace. I am so stoked to read both of them!

-Brenna

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

21 before 22...

My 21st Birthday was the 22nd of December. It was the most amazing day ever! Even though I had to work, I got off early and then my friends Jennifer and Megan took me to lunch at our local bagel shop and went shopping downtown. Then my friend Kasandra flew home from collage and my brother and sister took me out to dinner. I loved it! Good, good day :)

I got this idea here. It was so cute and such a good idea, I just had to make one for myself. These are all the things I want to do before my next b-day. Some of them are silly and some of them my be unrealistic, but a goal's a goal and I'm going to try my hardest to do every single one.

Here's to another year! Hope everyone has an amazing next year. Make the Most of it :)

-Brenna

Hello and Goodbye

My sista' Kasandra got to come home this Christmas from school! It made my week so wonderful! She got here on my Birthday (which was the best bday present EVER!). I sent her back off to Philadelphia today... I hate goodbyes :( We didn't get to do as much as we wanted cause she wasn't here for very long, But it was so much fun :) Now only 5 more months until I can see her again...


I also had to say goodbye to my hubby today.
His band is going on tour for 5 weeks. This will be sad, but good as far as doing more sewing stuff... which I've kinda neglected this month (bad me!)

My Christmas was Amazing!!! I hope yours was too!


-Brenna

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

DIY Christmas

Cutest little diy Christmas projects that I've came across this week. I want to do every single one!








Finally got most of my Christmas presents done! Almost time for gift wrapping!

-Brenna

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So busy making Christmas presents! I have so much to make and not enough time! Oh well... it's been fun. I love sewing days and I've had quite a bit lately. I'll take pics if some of the things I make and post them AFTER Christmas lol. I did find this awesome DIY project that I may or may not be doing for someone :)
I found it HERE on Apartment Therapy.

I finally got CS5 on my computer! That means no more fooling around with stinkin' gimp. Oh and I also got a droid with an 8 mg pixel camera, which means no more crappy cell phone pictures. :P

-Brenna

Monday, December 6, 2010

Handmade Christmas Presents

Yep...That's mainly what we're doing this year. Handmade. It's so much more fun! and also so much more stressful! I wish I got this started a little earlier this year. I guess I forget that my family has more then doubled these past couple of years. Which is good :)

I promise I will have more stuff up in my Etsy shop sometime very soon after Christmas. I was going to try to make it happen before Christmas, but that's not gonna happen :(

I also promise to not neglect my blog. I will have lots more fun stuff coming up soon, including a new tutorial and hopefully a whole new layout, once I get pictures taken.

I just finished watching the first Wes Anderson movie. That means I have now officially seen ALL of his movies. They are some of my favorites! He does The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox a lot more. I highly recommended them.

-Brenna

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cats Cats Everywhere...

Like I said before, Chase and I are house sitting. I don't think I mentioned that they have 5 cats... that's right 5! It's been interesting. Some of them are pretty skiddich so they hide alot.
This is Carl. He's the most loving... (and the most annoying at times...)
Good thing I love kitty cats and we're not allergic!

I'm missing my kitty now :(


Slowly working on Christmas presents... I can't believe I only have like 25 days to finish so many presents. Plus I have to finish a few more things for a craft sale this weekend. *tries not to panic* Hopefully I'll get pictures of my table this time! And I'm sharing a table with my sister-in-law so it will be fun. She makes so really amazing stuff you can find her etsy shop HERE.

She's only 15 and is so talented! I am so blessed to have so many creative people around me :)

XO
-Brenna

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday

I braved it out and went black Friday shoping for the first time. Chase and I got up at 2:30 in the morning and went to the mall with a bunch of our friends. We only lasted until 6, but it was fun. We found really good deals on coats so almost all of us got new winter coats.
I love mine! It's so warm

Last night we went to a house that my sister and brother-in-law were house sitting and had yummy steak and black berry wine. Then played Texas hold 'em and went hot tubing in the snow! Winter's starting out pretty good this year!

-Brenna

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pillow Party

In the mood for making some pillows.... I really like all of these










So lovely! I think I like the boy and girl stick figure pillows the best.
Hope your Thanksgiving was as good as mine! The Holiday season has officially started! Time to start making Christmas presents!

-Brenna

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More Home Decor

I seriously love it so much! I don't know what it is, but I'm so attracted to almost anything to do with home decor. Even though I won't have my own house to decorate for a while doesn't meant I can't start planning right? I love these ideas...






Watching Florance And The Machine on SNL right now :) She's amazing!

-Brenna

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Craft Sale Table

Working on my table today for all these upcoming craft sales
 
My mom had this gargantuan jar and i wanted so bad to use it on my table, but didn't have anything to sell to put in it and I was having a hard time coming up with a way to put my name on my table. So I filled it with red and white balls of yarn and put my logo in it. I love how it turned out :)

This is my favorite part about my table. Probably cause the stuff in it took me more time to make... and I love the case <3
  Red Rabbit tags
I ripped up an old dictionary for a desk I'm refinishing (pics up soon) so i used the extra pages for my signs
I still need to make a few more things and I will definitely be changing the table cloth, but it's slowly coming together.

-Brenna

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Burnt Out

I'm in major need of some uplifting... I want my own handmade business so bad, but I'm at that point of just starting and there's so much more I still need to do that it seems the light at the end of the tunnel is so far away. I wish I could just snap my fingers and I'll be where I want to be!
But I guess the accomplishment is actually going through the whole process right? I don't mean to vent. I just need some inspiration or something...ahhh! Oh well, I will try my hardest to make this extra fun and have a positive attitude about it. I'm so happy to have Chase right now, not only is he going through the same sort of thing with his band, but he's so good at supporting my ideas when I start questioning myself.

On the brighter side...Chase made me some logos that are pretty sweet. I just need to make banners and stuff now!


Time for some much needed sleep. Hopefully my mind will be rested and full of new ideas in the morning!
 

Night :)

-Brenna

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

They're growin' up...

Just a few of my favorite pics of my niece and nephew these past few weeks!


Shyla

Everett


I love them so much!


-Brenna