Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Baby carrier

This is a baby carrier I made for fun (we already had 2).
The pattern was very easy, I think it would be fine for beginners too! If your more experienced and crafty you can add more detail and even a little cell phone pocket for fun on one of the straps (just an idea, use your imagination and you could do ANYTHING!!!).
I found the basic (free) instructions
here but I didn't make the interchangeable panels part.

The little child in the picture is one of our cute foster babies (that's why I had to block the face out) I wish you could see how CUTE they are! We have had 29 in the past year.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

A doll dress

I made this American girl doll dress for my little sister (all of us girls have several Amer. girl dolls). I totally changed the pattern to make this dress and was very happy with the finished product.

The style of this dress (I would say) is around the late 1800's and is a walking or riding style dress (because of the shorter length).

I also had some fun making a small bustle to go in the back ;-).


Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Renaissance dress!!!

I finished this dress yesterday. (my little sister did the wonderful photography :-)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Easter dress (and my new sewing form!!!)

I know, I know, "Easter?" yes Easter. I told you I would post pictures and I did. Better late than never?
I made this dress out of a sheet!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our road trip in alphabetical order

FYI, I have been out of state on a long road trip for the past month (I DO have an excuse :-)
I wrote this the other day to give you a small idea of what our road trip looked like...

Our road trip in alphabetical order

A is for our aunts we saw namely, Lorainne, Ruth, Mary, Geri, and Sharon

B is for Boise Idaho, the first place we stopped

C is for Cody, Wyoming, the “Rodeo capital of the world” (and yes we did go to a rodeo while we were there)

D is for driving the whole way (more than 5,000 miles!)

E is for eating, usually at a picnic table, at a rest stop

F is for the (MANY) fields we passed, full of cows and corn

G is for gratefulness, thank you to all those who helped in any way

H is for heights, at Milner Pass we were at an elevation of 10,759 feet

I is for Inns, in which we stayed over night

J is for joy, which was seen often

K is for Kansas, we spent 4 days there with my aunt and her family

L is for loneliness, which did not exist on our trip :-D

M is for Minnesota, the main point of our trip, my mom grew up there and so we stayed with her sister for a week

N is for names, they are so hard to remember, especially when you haven’t seen that person in 10 years!

O is for “Oh, look!!!”, which preceded almost everything we said while driving down the road

P is for pools, most of the hotels had them so we went swimming a few times

Q is for questions, for many were asked on the trip

R is for Mt. Rushmore, we stayed overnight in a place that you could see 2 of the heads from the window

S is for sightseeing, like the Badlands, Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park, Mt. Rushmore, etc.

T is for tales to tell; funny, exciting, and sad

U is for Utah, one of the many places we stayed

V is for van; believe it or not, we only brought one 7 passenger van for 6 people and their stuff on a 24 day driving trip!

W is for Wall drug, they have signs from 365 miles away!!!

X is for x (believe it or not), one of the easiest letters to find when playing the letter race game in the van, just look for an exit sign!

Y is for Yellowstone National Park, we saw 3 bears, more than 150 buffalo, more than 50 elk, and a mountain goat!

Z is for Zack’s birthday, which happened while we were in Cody

Written by Ashley

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yes, I’m a Home-schooler, can you relate?

Sorry it took me SO long to post!
I haven't had much to post except my Easter dress, but I couldn't get anyone to take a picture for the short time I was wearing it. But next time I put it on I'll have SOMEONE take a picture.

But now to the point of this post, this is something I wrote yesterday,

Yes, I'm a Home-schooler, can you relate?
NOTE: This does NOT apply to all Home-schoolers

If people ask me who/what my favorite star is, I'm tempted to say Betelgeuse (pronounced beetle juice), and if they ask who that is I'd say, "It's only 1,000x bigger than our sun!!!"

My family and I randomly burst into song

I learned how to PROPERLY hold a pencil when I was 6

My favorite movies are old ones or musicals

My sister and I often quote lines off of old movies

I know that our hair and nails are made of the same substance

When I grow up I want to be a member of the NRA

If you ask a public-schooler what they like to do, most will say, (usually very dully) "Play video games." But don't ask me, it might take me an hour to explain my interests

While most teens could tell you what's new with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, I could tell you what's new in politics and all about the swine flu

While most teens haven't even changed a diaper, I probably know more about babies than our pregnant neighbor

While others shop at Nordstrom's, I think any shirt over $5 is expensive

While others fall asleep in a warm bath, I wait in line for a cold shower

While other teens may shy away from a conversation with an adult, I can look an adult in the eyes and talk with them for hours

While other young people are thinking about going to college to get a degree and then try to get a job, I'm planning to grow up and get a full time job NO amount of training can prepare you for; being a wife and a mother.


Written: 5/19/09

Please do not copy this without my permission, Thank you.

P.S. Please feel free to comment and correct any bad grammar.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Guns (and yes, you read that right)


Some guns are weapons, some are toys
Some bring fear, some bring joys

Some people only regard guns with fears
Because in their life guns have only brought tears

But what some people don’t realize is that
Guns aren’t always bad no matter what shape or size

Guns come in many different types
Taser, air soft, rifle, and snipes

Some shoot paint or plastic or don’t shoot at all
But some, like a cannon, shoot things the size of a bowling ball

In the right hands guns help small and great
And protect from horrible fate

Guns provide a way to self protect the things you hold dear
And if someone tried to hurt you you’d be safer with your own gun near

But the point of this poem is I want you to know
Guns keep you safer where ever you go

And now that I’ve said what I want to say
Mom, may I become a member of the NRA?


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sash's dress and pinafore

Here's my sister Sasha's dress that I promised I'd post...

If you click on it then you might be able to see the tucks on the front of the pinafore.
P.S. I also made the cap.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Hi, my name's Ashley! Remember me? I'm the person that used to post on this blog ;-) !!! Well after a LONG break I'm back at it! Ready to hear what I've been up to?

Well..... A lot, but not much of extreme importance,

in other words I've been helping out around the house, watching our CUTE foster babies, sewing Sasha a dress and pinafore (I'll add pictures later), trying to figure out Algebla (spelling intended), and over all, just being busy!

Not to mention watching the Stealers at the Super Bowl barely win by making a home run in the last minute yesterday, didn't know I watched that stuff did you!? (I was knitting while watching it, multi tasking. :-)

If your still trying to figure out the "home run" part, I sit here chuckling

If you didn't even notice that part you either know me very well, or are clueless, if the latter, I am cracking up!