Sunday, January 30, 2011


Today I listed a BUNCH on etsy. I am happy about it. I finished my love-bot army. And listed them. Today was definitely accomplished in my eyes. I still need to work on/finish my courderoy skirt. That is my next project. I didn't get very far on it at all last night because I was working on love-bots and then I took my boy out for dinner.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Working on a new skirt this weekend!! Should be done tomorrow. I just LOVE making things for myself!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Dark Tower

Is so close that I can smell the field of roses...

BTW, this is what I have been doing instead of all the things I am supposed to like cut out my new skirt and sew up my robots... I NEEEEEED to know what happens!! One more book then back to life...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sewing for Laurensmash!

Another handmade clothing item. I am love/hate with this one. It is a little too big, but I am kind in love with the sleeves and the pattern. We will see if it makes its way through its date with the washer and dryer.

So far it has been fun putting together newclothes and this particular item came together in a breeze because it is constructed like some things I have already made. It is also not finished as professionally as I like, but that is what this little project is for, experience.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Finally Home

And Exhausted!

My flight was cancelled Monday night, so I was stuck in Ohio for one last night. I was glad for the extra time with my family, but also ready to be home. I got home today and stayed home from work cause I was sooooo tired, I barely slept at all and am kind of a zombie even now.

I did get some Valentine's robots cut out! Hopefully this week they will get sewn and put up! I also bought supplies for my nephew LJ's quilt. It is going to be sooooo cute! I love my little babies. Meeting them was awesome and I can't wait to watch them grow up more! JJ's quilt is almost finished. I am also working on picking out fabric for a quilt for myself, with mypapercrane doughnut fabric from Spoonflower! I just need to order it!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


CARDS!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Playing Euchre with the family! I had a great day meeting nephew # 2!

Friday, January 14, 2011


YUM..., originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Ahhhhhh. Dino's....MMMMM....Handmade cavatellis, the only thing I dream about when I am in California.

he is a biter!!

downsize.jpg, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

More family time! Tomorrow I meet my second nephew and get to see my brother and sister in law!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


O-H-I-O!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

I'm in Ohio for a few days meeting my tiny nephews and visiting the fam! Its so cold!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two Things...

Number one...I am back in the game! It has been a LONG time since I sewed toys!

Number two... one of my goals for the year is to improve the way I dress. So, an addition to that goal that I decided on is that I am going to sew one item of clothing a week for myself to add to my sewing skills and my wardrobe! This week I finished this jumper! Today I wore it to work with my Christmas shoes from my brother and my new tights! I love it!

Friday, January 7, 2011


My parents got Ryan one of his favorite gifts this year, Golden State Warriors tickets! Tonight we ventured to Oakland to see the game. It was a lot of fun, they were playing the Cav's my hometown's team. I rooted for both teams. I think this annoyed everyone around me. Cleveland will always be my favorite team though, even if they are terrible right now.

Ryan and I had a lot of fun, we even got souvenirs! Ryan got that stupid finger. It is so funny. He had a lot of fun with it. I even filmed him with our Flip camera, that he got at Christmas. He makes me laugh because he is ridiculous. Mr #1 Fan...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bear Ears

So, I made my nephews Bear Ears for Christmas.

Then I was jealous. Cause they were so cute.

So I made myself some. Now I can't stop.

Monday, January 3, 2011


2011, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Happy New Year!! Back to the grindstone. In order to make this year my very best, I wrote some resolutions for myself, or guidelines for the year. This is what I came up with!