Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Here are two more of Amy Butler's Birdie Sling bag:

I made one out of faux snake skin, here's a close up of what is looks like, really sharp!  It caught my eye at the fabric store I frequent.  You can find them here.  They have a great selection of fabrics and the workers are always very helpful!

The other bag, I made out of extra fabric from previous projects.  This time I added fabric studs I purchased from Kit Kraft.  They had the best shipping prices to Hawaii.  Okay living here, we (okay so I speak for myself) are very careful about purchases w/shipping costs that can double and at times quadruple the price of the merchandise.  Crazy!  It cost me less than $6 (okay $5.95 to be exact, plus tax) to get a full order versus another well-known business (no name, please) that only goes through an express carrier and would have cost me at least $26.00.  Go figure.  In today's economy, wouldn't you think that businesses offer shipping prices that are reasonable for repeat customers/business?  The USPS has a variety of Prioirty Mail boxes with set shipping rates that can be literally stuffed without changing the shipping price.  Duh!  Next time I need a refill on studs, I'm going through Kit Kraft.  since no one sells fabric studs in my area. 

I realized AFTER I cut the fabric on this side of the bag only , the peace symble was upsidedown.  Eeeeeeek!  So I did a test to a few people to see if they can see what I called an "obvious error".  They didn't.  My husband says I always look at things too closely.  Actually, I do, but to things that I make and do as tool to myself for improvement.  Then I realize that with things handmade, the "unperfect" are what makes them special and unique, right?  So, I'm okay with this "obvious error".  Main thing, I learned something....pay attention to the fabric before making that cut.

Of course, I had to put my BB & me label...The polka dots makes the bag youthful and fun.  I can totally see someone using this as a beach bag!  Or maybe even a sleepover bag.

So I had little b model the faux snake skin bag this morning.  Then insisted that she use it as her school bag.  To my surprise, it fit her binder, a text book, her library book a small water bottle really well.  Not heavy at all!  Don't it look cute on her! 

Here's a sneak peak of another project..  Basketball season is upon us and I thought it would be appropriate to do something for my son since little b talked me into giving her the faux snake skin bag.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you come back and see my finished basketball project!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


We woke up to a clear Sunday morning.  It was so nice we couldn't pass up a few hours at the beach.  After coffee for me and my husband, OJ for the kids, we drove down to Hapuna Beach on the South Kohala Coast.

 Over those hills is the sleepy little town of Kohala.

Waves started small and then after a few hours, it swelled up and it was fun boogy boarding for the surfers.  It got to a point where Little B and I walked the beach and then settled  in a little area where we dug up a "little pool".


Mr. and Mrs.:

Watching my son boogie board:

Another sneak peak of what I'm working on....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I'm back....I must confess, my camera didn't grow legs, it was I who "forgot' where I placed it.  Hre's a few pics of  my two "B"'s on halloween:

May I introduce to you the MIDNIGHT GOTHIC FAIRY.....Yeah, she was lovin', really lovin' the eye lash thing.

And this is the famous #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers...

We had two of these skeletons in the front yard.  The skulls light up at night and the trick or treaters had a blast w/ them.  Every halloween for dinner, I dust off the crock pots and make pulled bbq pork for our Pig Sandwiches, beenie weenies, cole slaw.  This gives us enough time to roam the neighborhood and go trick or treating, come home and get a hot meal.  For dessert this year, I found a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Bars.  The photo of it was to die for so, I just HAD  to have it.  Click here for the recipe. 

Here's a sneak peak of what I've been working on:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I have a few projects that I'm working on and can't wait to share them with you...BUT....My camera seems to have grown some legs and "ran away".....So here I go again playing HIDE AND SEEK with my camera.....As soon as I find it, I'll be back...Thanks for visiting!