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I am fortunate enough to have my dream job of staying at home with my two beautiful daughters. I've been happily married for 6 years and counting! I am a lover of all things french, all things pink, and anything that sparkles. Serioulsy, my husband calls me a crow. I love baking, crafting and throwing big parties, especially if they have a theme. Right now, I'm in love Pinterest. My Hero is Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and my mom.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Glee Premier, Hoarding & the Unfamous Blanket

Hi All! 
Well, it's Glee season!! Woohooo! And for the season 2 premier, my friend Stacey had a few of of us over. And I literally mean a few, Glee fans in this small town seem to be few and  far between, there were four of us in total.
Stacey and her sister, Kelsey, made amazing thin crust pizza with all the trimmings, all fresh ingredients, including Camembert cheese and artichoke hearts, YUM!!
My other friend, Care, made strawberry Slurpee cupcakes with Nib straws, SO cute! 
So when I asked what I could contribute to our little gathering, she asked if I could bring a bottle of wine. Ummmm Yeah I can! So in true Glee fashion, I made a wine Slurpee.
One bottle of Rose', 1/2 bottle of sparkling wine, and about three or four cups of pomegranate juice. Pop that puppy in the freezer over night, stirring a couple of times the next day. 
When it was Glee time, I scooped a few spoonfuls into each glass and topped it with some sparkling pomegranate juice.
Glee napkins were a must as well as the famous 'hand carrying a threatening slurpee' shot.

Speaking of favorite TV shows of mine, there are some that I am too embarrassed to tell most anyone, but one that I'm not too ashamed to admit that I like, is Hoarders. 
Don't ask me what the fascination with it is, maybe its seeing someones house that's messier than mine.
Since I've started watching it though, I have these moments, when I'm sure I'm a hoarder. Mostly when I'm going through my daughters closets and sorting out clothes that they've out grown and searching through 6 gigantic Rubbermaid's for Venice's old clothes for some that might fit Giselle.  
I'm pretty sure that my hoarding all began when I started scrap booking. (I'm guessing that's when 90% of all hoarders started hoarding.)
I look in my basement craft room, PS worst place ever for a craft room, and I see all these little projects that never came to fruition. There are tons of them! Half done baby books, trip journals, homemade cards and the list goes on and on. 
I think my hoarding has gotten worse since I found this Handmade Home book. They talk about making projects from reclaimed or vintage fabric. Now I have a growing stack of old fabric that's on my dining room table (always a bad sign). I think the dining room is the first to go.
So friends, if you see me near a dollar store or Michael's or especially a Sally-Ann, please call A&E for me, I have a problem.

And now, the blanket that I've been talking about. I bought a wool blanket, seam cut the trim off and started sewing on felt flowers that I drew and cut out. I stitched on the flowers and sewed buttons in the center of the flowers. I'm in the process of stitching vines all over, connecting the flowers and leaves, but it's taking me forever! I'm more of a one sitting type crafter, so this is progress in my patience level.

After the stitching is all done, I have this super cute, stripey, fleece-backed, sweater material that will make the blanket cozy. Apparently wool isn't really that cozy, who knew?

And these pictures have nothing really to do with all the previous subjects, but they were just too darn cute to not post! 


The Alexanders said...

once again well worth the wait! The blanket looks adorable, I can't wait to see the finished product :)

Heath said...

too funny! Glee premiere party look amazing...well what else are you going to get with talented friends!!
I'm pretty sure the hoarding isn't quite at an A & E level, and the closets got finished, so don't be too hard on yourself!
The grandma of those beautiful little girls must be sooooo proud ;)

Christie said...

Too Cute Ali! My mouth is watering for that slurpee wine! YUMOOO!!!! I cant get enough of themed crap!! Love it! I better start watching!