Sunday, April 15, 2012

Baby Shower Beginnings

So, yes, I am getting a head start on this baby shower, but I saw some items at a garage sale that I seriously needed to have for decorations, then I couldn't wait to start working on them, are the beginnings of my projects!  I've wanted to try these moss letters for awhile, I just love how they turned out!
I bought five of the birdhouses, this one is my favorite, I am trying to come up with some more unique finishes for the rest of them.  I tried some paint that was supposed to look like metal, you can kind of see it in the background.  It didn't really turn out like I wanted, so I'm going to and find something else cool.  Stay tuned!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Zach's Birdhouse

Nana and Papa got Zach a Melissa and Doug Birdhouse Kit, 
he had SO much fun doing this!
He meticulously painted the details, 
trying very hard to stay in the lines!
I was very proud of him and his hard work!
The finish product was pretty great!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Morning Pics

I began Easter morning with a wonderful 
early morning walk on the trail.  
I got up with the first light of the morning and walked for an hour.
I didn't remember to take an iPod with me, 
so I enjoyed the sound of the birds and the beautiful morning. 
It was really wonderful to reflect on the meaning of the day 
in the first light of it.
The kids were not in the mood to have pictures taken, 
but it had to be done, because, Momma's gotta have pictures!
Yes, I realize Faith is missing a foot, 
they were not being cooperative, 
after removing it, the others straightened right up! LOL!
 My tall, beautiful Grace.
Look, a smile!!!
Zach was not in a good mood.
I made him wear the stripe tie, 
he wanted the plaid one.
Soooo...not his normal cheesy self.
This pretty little princess is just too much!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bandana Dresses!

This is my new favorite thing to sew.  The easiest and most instant gratification project I've found yet.  They are SO CUTE, and Faith loves to wear them.  This first one is made from two bandanas of six that were in a bag of scraps that my mom gave my sis-in-law, Stacey and I to play with and some leftover white gross grain ribbon I had leftover from a different project.  It was $1 at the Dollar Tree for the roll. 

I am going to have to restrain myself from making too many!  But I'm thinking birthday and baby gifts for all the little girls in my life. 

After MOPS today I made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby and I was very excited to discover how many different bandanas they had.   

Plus I found coordinating hair accessories-SWEET!  Because I have learned (from Pinterest) how to make hair bows, I could now make matching bows for each of them with leftover ribbon from the ties, the possibilities are seriously endless now! 

Another great aspect of this super cute project is that I can transition all of them for fall with leggings and long sleeve shirts under them, which I just adore, because I'm a huge fan of versatility.

I have got to find my camera to take any future projects, my phone just didn't cut it here.  I didn't realize what poor quality these pictures were till I went to post these.  But hopefully you can tell how cute these are!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Sewing

I've been on a sewing rampage this week, here's some of what I've done!

This is a pillow case dress that I couldn't seem to get a very good picture of.  I caught her right after her nap.  This is a pillow case from a bedroom set that I used in Grace's room more than five years ago.  But it really did turn out super cute! 

This is Faith's Easter outfit.  I actually bought and used a pattern for this one!  I have not used patterns very often.

But, I admit that I could not leave it at that, I did tweak it a bit!  I lined it and added elastic at the bottom of the pants to make them like little bloomers.

She is pretty pleased with the outcome, and so am I.  Zach wants to know when I'm going to make his Easter outfit!

This is a fun project that was more complicated than I thought it would be.  But I really like how it came out.


It holds a regular spiral notebook and five pens.