November 22, 2016

Tryouts! Family Vlog

Another week has flown by and I'm hanging on for dear life . . . 

volleyball tryouts, shopping and a few small projects....

Just follow the link below to see what the family and I have been up to for the past week.




Have a great week!

Robin

November 16, 2016

I'm Coming Back - - Really I Am!

Ummmm,

So it turns out that one month summer break I decided to take way back in July has somehow turned into three months!

I miss it so much!

I miss you all so much!

I want to jump back in but crazy things are going on around here and I need to use all my energy just to keep up.

My plan at the moment is to ride this month out and then come December showcase a few holiday decorated rooms throughout the month.

Come January, I'd like to be ready to start back to blogging full time!  

Yippee!


In the meantime, 

if you didn't know I started a youtube channel a while back.

On it I have tutorials on projects I've made but also I post weekly vlogs about the daily happenings in our home.  

If your interested, it's a good way to see what I have been up to and some sneak peaks into what maybe showing up on the blog soon.

If you'd like, click on the link below to see my latest vlog!


And while your there, click on the little "subscribe" button so you won't miss anything!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and I will talk with you all again next month!


Bye!

Robin

July 6, 2016

Taking a Summer Break

I can hardly believe it's already the first full week of July.


Isn't summer suppose to be all about relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather??

With camping trips, reunions, lacrosse games/practices, and working full time as a taxi driver for all the of the various summertime activities we have the kiddo's signed up for my life has not been very relaxing at all.

With all that is going on, I have been a horrible blogger as of late and with no end of summer activities in sight til the middle of August I have decided to take a blogging break for the remainder of the month of July.

I hate to do it, really I do, but I know that I will thank myself later for not adding more stress to my life.

I won't be completely out of the loop,

Instagram post will most likely still happen . . . 

(you can follow me at www.instagram.com/thesuperwife/ if you'd like)

- OR -

You can keep up with our family activities via the weekly family vlog that I post over on my YouTube Channel.

In case your not aware, over on YouTube I post all of my How-To Video Tutorial in addition to a weekly family vlog.

So if you'd like to know what we've been doing or if you'd just like to get to know the family just a little better stop on by and check out a video or two.

Here is my channel link:  



And just for giggles below is a link to our latest Vlog, 




Well that's it of me for now,

See you all again in August!

Bye Now!

Robin

June 20, 2016

Summer Quilt

Good Morning!

I have been having the sewing bug big time lately and today I thought I would show off my newest project.




A quick and easy summer quilt made from two vintage flat sheets.

I wanted something new for my bedroom to add a splash of color to my all white bedding so I searched through my stash of vintage sheets and picked out two blue and white floral patterns that I thought went together nicely.




I swear this is the quickest quilt I have ever sewn.  
All I needed was a top fabric, a bottom fabric, batting and a binding that I made from leftover fabric.

Simply layered the three pieces of fabric together, pinned it up, sewed it together . . . then added the binding with my sewing machine and finished it off with hand-sewing the binding onto the back.

Quick - Easy - and Oh So Pretty!!

I am so glad I decided to use two pretty fabrics since it makes it seem like I have two different quilts.  I'll use one side for a few days then switch it up and use the other side for a whole new look - it's awesome!




Just in case your interested in knowing all the details on how to make a similar quilt for yourself,  I have a video tutorial just for you!

  Check it out below.



I adore this new quilt so much, there is just something so special about the feel of vintage sheets.  They have this weight and softness that is hard to duplicate.  Crafting them into a beautiful quilt just seems like the prefect use for them.

Of course vintage sheets are not a must for this project, I've done the same thing with newly purchased sheets - - they are a crowd favorite with the family too.

Vintage sheets however have a special place in my heart so projects like this quilt almost always become a favorite of mine!




Have a great day and I'll talk with you soon,

Robin


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June 2, 2016

Shelby Girl

Good Morning!

Sorry I have been out to the picture as of late.

It seems the craziness of summer has come early to our house and I am scrambling to keep up.


Last week the family and I took a trip to Los Angles for a family wedding and had an amazing time.


This week I am trying to regroup and prepare for our next family adventure  - - our annual after school camping trip which begins in less than nine days - - Yikes!
Mommy's got a lot to do but the kids are looking forward to the end of the school year and I'm looking forward to our first camping trip of the season.

Since I don't have time to get started on projects I thought I would share instead a few photos of my favorite furry, friend Ms. Shelby Girl that I find so adorable.




Since the weather has been so wonderful lately and the windows have been thrown open wide for the gorgeous fresh air to flow through the house, Shelby Girl has found a new favorite spot to hang out.

She's found that the end of my bed is the perfect place to lay in wait for unsuspecting dog walkers.



Just outside the window there is a walking trail into the park behind our home.  From her perch on the bed Shelby is able to keep an eye on things and upon spying a dog on the trail will bark frantically as if we are under attack.

Apparently it's a great time!

For me, my patience with the whole situation is growing thin.



May 23, 2016

Modern Wall Hanging Made from Vintage Sheets

Good Morning!

I have rather a unusual project to share with you today that sort of reminds me of my childhood.

If you were a kid back during the late 70's or early 80's chances are somewhere in your house you had a least one Macrame item.  Most likely a plant hanger of some sort or another.

They were all the rage!

My home was no exception.  In fact my mother loved Macrame so much it was her go-to craft.  I vividly remember her making stuff and sometimes even helping.

You may have noticed lately that Macrame is once again becoming very popular!
And it makes me happy, but on the other hand I sort of cringe.
Not fully sure if I want to jump in head first if you know what I mean.

Recently while decorating my bedroom for summer I needed something to hang over the headboard and everything I tried just didn't seem to work.

An idea popped into my head that I couldn't shake for two whole days.

Finally I decided to give it a whirl just so that I could get it out of my system and move on.



This is what I came up with. . . 




A "Me" version of modern macrame.

Instead of using rope or wood beads as in traditional macrame I used scraps of vintage sheets!




I have to say, I'm sort of in love.

I love the pop of color . . . 

I love that I found a new way to used up my scraps of vintage sheets . . . 

I love how pretty it looks hanging on my white wall . . . 

I love how quick and easy the project was . . . 

IN LOVE I TELL YOU!




Super simple to make,  all I needed was a wooden dowel, some yarn, fabric scraps, thread and a sewing machine.

Cut, fold, sew . . . 




. . .and slip your fabric strips onto a dowel and your good to go.

To finish the look I trimmed the strips into a simple banner shape to give it  extra interest.

The final thing I did was take some basic yarn and wrapped it around the ends of the dowel to form a hanger for my wall hanging.




And that my friends is it!

Now I have a new love in my life . . . 

it reminds me of my mother . . . 

but scream "me" instead!




In case your interested in a short, step by step tutorial I've put together this video tutorial below for your viewing... enjoy!




Hope you all have a wonderful day,

Talk to you soon,

Robin


May 17, 2016

Decorative Hook Rack

Good Morning Everyone!

Hope your day is going well.

I am so excited to show off my latest project today.

It's one of those projects that has been on my mind for ages and it feels so good to finally have it completed.




I made this decorative hook rack to hang in our bedroom for my husband to hang is clothes on.
We have used a much smaller, four hook rack for the past couple of years and it has worked very well for us.




I added a small shelf to the top of the rack for a place for me to add a few decorative items and hubby could still have the easy of the hooks below.




I may or may not have gone just a wee bit overboard in regards to the hooks but I'm of the mindset that one can never have too many hooks.




I really like the small shelf on top.

It's takes an otherwise typical hook rack and transforms it into a space to add a little more character to the room.




The whole thing turned out pretty good I think considering I started with just a few basic supplies.





If you'd like detailed instructions on how I built this hook rack just watch the video below and I will walk you through the steps.




Have a fabulous day now,