Monday, February 28, 2011


So....I have only one excuse... WORK! I have been sewing up a storm. Be proud. Here are the fruits of my labor. Ok, well two excuses. I have been without a camera. Ryan dropped it on the ground and it was kaput. That is ok, it was time for a new one, that one was almost 3 years old anyways. We ended up with a Kodak M590 which so far is lovely, but I am so afraid I am going to break it. Unfortunately too, I have only been able to use it at night so far. I can't wait to see what it is going to look like with pics during the day. I can't wait to drive down the coast and take awesome pictures! It is 14 megapixels which sounds good but I am not a camera girly so I am not altogether sure what that means. I like what I see so far!

I also was glancing in Kidrobot on my walk home today and happened to notice that the Heidi Kenney mypapercraneawesomeness that is the key caps are in! I was so excited! I thought they weren't going to be for sale until the third of March, but my store has all the awesomeness in now!

I got a doughnut! I can't wait to put a key in it. It is so cute and matches the doughnut quilt I am working on quite nicely. haha.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Today is rainy and cold and awful outside. See, even Baby needed to sit in front of the heater to dry out after our walk.

So I decided it was the BEST kind of day to watch reruns of That 70's Show, lay out my quilt and then start sewing!! This quilt is making me hungry for sweets! I might even whip up a coffee cake if I can drag myself out of this warm cozy room!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Epic Project Fail

Ugh. It is so discouraging when you go to sew a project and it doesn't turn out. Especially something that you reeeeallly want to work out. Cause you love the fabric and the design. Grr. You have to make yourself feel better after something like that. So I did:

Now that I am sugared up and done pouting I can start on something new. I already have a new pattern cut out and should be working on it soon!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines day!!

xoxo! This is the card I made for Ryan! But YOU drive me batty too... :) In a good way! Dinner at home, crafting, and watching Bob's Burgers is in store for us! (and some Proseco Yum!)

Sunday, February 13, 2011


We are sooo in the Valentine's spirit around here, we are making everything pink! We bought some hot pink spray paint and made our table pretty!

Well, really we are beginning to develop a way we want our living room to look. It is turning out pinks and browns, thanks to my Heidi Kenney donut pillow, it has kind of been the inspiration for our room. It has great colors in it! I recently found Three men and a lady and she has been an absolute inspiration for me. Her rooms go from drab to amazing and I want that in my life. We are thinking in the near future of painting and fixing up our bedroom. We are in some desparate need of fabulousness in our home!

Today I am working on my new courderoy skirt and enjoying time working with my boyfriend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Boyfriend Art

My boyfriend is an artist. He makes things too! Here is the link to his awesome flickr that I love

He is better than me, he works on art more than once in awhile... I swear, this weekend will include working on projects!

Monday, February 7, 2011

More craftyness on my plate

I think I am not really a crafter. Just someone who likes to think about making things. Well that is not entirely so, but I do so love to think about making tons of different projects. And then buying materials for them. I still haven't finished my skirt! All in due time, all in due time. I think I will work on that in the next few days. Ryan and I had a good talk last night about setting time every night aside to work on art/crafts. That way we have more focus and watch less t.v. We just got the record player working too, and golden oldies records at our local record store are on the cheap(The ones I like I keep finding for $5!) so I think this is definitely feasible for us! I just got Buddy Holly! I love it.

This weekend, I found some awesome fabric to coordinate with my donut fabric. Simple pink with polka dots and simple brown with tiny polka dots. I can't wait to snuggle under this!

Also, in my interest to provide myself with a closet full of new, awesome, handmade goodness, I picked up another new pattern and fabric to go with it! I think this one is right up my alley!

So, I think it is safe to say that I have enough to keep me busy for awhile!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Flea Market time!

Yay! Finally, we got to go the Alameda Flea Market. It has been a few months since we have gone because the weather has been crappy. Today was BEAUTIFUL! 70 degrees, sunny, just perfect!

I saw a lot of awesome stuff, the best being the lady with bras. Vintage underwear sometimes is just the coolest looking thing!

I also got to buy a few things. I got some skeleton keys, like I usually do. No big surprise there. But, I also got a super creepy tiny baby doll(which is in Ryan's pocket). I named him Mordred, like the Dark Tower baby, and promptly broke him. Ryan is going to fix him and that makes me happy. I like to think about his youth and how he used to have another family and how they must have loved him. That makes me happy too! Here he is at home after I broke him.

I also got these lovely hectagon pieces! They are beautiful and there are 10 of them. A good start to a quilt I think!

This one is my favorite, I think. I COULD put it on a skirt. That would be pretty!

And lastly, I got this lovely pattern for $1! I am totally making that shirt out of some awesome loud fabric.

All in all I had an AMAZING time, I spent $15, I got to hang out in beautiful weather with the love of my life and I got some pretty cool stuff. Yay! I can't wait for next month!

Friday, February 4, 2011


GiantDwarfLOVE!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Happy Friday! Its been a great couple of mail days for me! I am sure you will never tire of seeing the side of my face! Well, sorry I wanted to share with you my AWESOME GiantDwarf heart hair pin! It is the cutest thing I have received in the mail since, well since yesterday when I got my fabric! xoxo

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Supercute MyPaperCrane/Spoonflower fabric!

I got my Spoonflower fabric! This weekend I am going to be picking out coordinating fabrics so I can get a new quilt started for our living room couch. I am seriously impressed and excited! This fabric is beautiful and adorable. HURRAY!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Braid Headband

Braid Headband, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Pay no attention to my messy desk... I made a braid headband today! I love doing my hair! One of the funniest questions/comments that I always get, is "Lauren are you wearing a bump-it?" And I just put on my hurt face and say "NOOOO!!!" Cause I am most certainly not, its just hairspray, a comb and some good luck. I AM, however, seriously considering hair school, because it has been and continues to be my favorite thing to do! I would love the creative outlet of it too! We shall see!