Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy "Halloweens Over" Day! I don't know about you but I am glad to have yesterday behind us and focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas (yep, I said Christmas!)

Today I have an easy sewing project for a cute baby gift - a diaper bib! This was a gift for Braden's teacher whose daughter had a baby a few weeks ago. He was LARGE - like TEN lbs large - quite shocking to someone who had two babies that didn't weight that much combined! I said that to say that everyone around here is worried it won't fit him!

Here is a bit of the process (not quite officially a tutorial). I used some leftover fabric from another project and a thick cloth diaper. Diaper was the front side and the fabric and neck tie were the polka dot.

After cutting out the two pieces I pinned them together and just straight stiched the edges.

Almost done...

Then I pinned the tie on and used a zigzag stitch to sew it into place - I think that gives it a bit more of an appliqued feel.


I love it - do you? Imagine some for the Christmas holiday or think pink for the girls. Want one? Just let me know!

Happy Tuesday - we're off to have school spirit night at Chick-fil-a of all places - what could be better? Dinner "out" and money for the school! Yes sir, quite a deal.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Fall (again!)

So here is a quick post of a project I did this am. I love it! It's rustic but still not so much so that it looks like a two year old did it:)

I had some pillows whose pillow covers were sad to say the least - I too was sad because they were a RARE Pottery Barn purchase and their time was clearly gone. So I pulled out the pillow be measured and began a new life for the first one (the next one might not be done until the Christmas season)

I am in love with the burlap trend but do not want to over do it so one side of the pillow cover was good. The other side allows for my obsession with orange. The ruffles just tie it in from my post a few back with the fall table runner. A girl with a "theme" is never a bad thing - right Lisa?!?

So I cut the two squares first. Then I attached my ruffles to one corner (not too many ruffles). Here are the ruffles...

I wanted the cover to fight well so I had to resize and trim some off because it was too "floppy" to start with.

I just LOVE it... I loved it even better when the kids came in and saw it and said "cool pillow, where'd that come from?" What do ya think? Want one? Let me know!

Happy weekending! We are off to the big metropolis of Daphne, Alabama for a soccer tournament - weather should be AMAZING!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Will Break for Princesses!

So recently, these Princesses -
Along with the grown-up Princesses....

Took a little girl break to see some more famous princesses! After lunch at the Red Elephant we made our way to the Civic Center to see The Three Princesses:0) So much fun. First up was Snow White:

She was a bit scarey - not her actually - but the evil queen. I loved their faces! I hate that Taylor was scared but I wasn't too offended that she wanted to sit in my lap for the rest of the show. Loved it! Check out how the head is down but the eyes are looking up - shows a little indecision as to whether this is part she wants to watch or not.

As Taylors said "I knew Cinderella would be next!" and of course she was, in all her glory.

And finally was Belle. I loved Lumiare (sp?) and "Be our Guest" I could just "dance" to that all day.

And a grand final dance with all three princesses. And don't forget Mickey and Minnie with Donald and Goofy! No Disney show is complete without those guys.

We came home and played our hearts out until it was time for church (that could or could not be why these little girls fell fast asleep immediately after the music began) I hope it will be as great of memories for the little princesses as it was for this grown up version.

Happy Tuesday! Promise a cute craft for tomorrows post ( hopefully - ha!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Ideas for the Home

First, I would like to say how proud I am that it hasn't been a month since my last post - I would love even better if it had only been a few days but one turns into two turns into eight! Would say I don't know how it happens - but that would be a lie - so I'll just hope to do better real soon.

I wanted to share my most recent camera strap for a friend - fall colors! She thinks she might want one for each season and I am totally cool with that:) If you should want one just comment below or email me. We can surely make it happen!
Next up is a table runner I made for my dining room table. The cool thing about my table is it's basically big enough for all the "grown-ups" who might grace the table for Holidays, etc. The bad part is that it is hard to find table runners long enough to extend beyond the table and that is wht I wanted.

I had been looking for something to use burlap for and this just fit perfectly. I basically cut the burlap to the width I wanted and then cut strips of "coordinating" fabrics - kinda proud of my ability to let go of perfect matches and be a bit eclectic - there is orange in every pattern so that matches - right? Anywho, I cut the fabric a bit longer in an effort to have ruffles. Didn't ruffle quite like I would've liked but every new project is a learning experience - right?!?

Here is a shot of the table scape with the runner in place. I liked how it turned out:) This too could be purchased if your heart so chooses. If you want different material/patterns, totally cool with me.

Thanks so much for taking time to look! I hope your fall is coming along just great and that soon we will be feeling the cooler temps - as opposed to 85 degress in the middle of October!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This is NOT....

MY to-do list! Ha - this is Braden's to do list. What I love about this is that it shows how simply he sees life. Notice there is no laundry, no dishes, etc. He is full of bike, swim, run, etc. He did include homework which made his mama proud. Why am I sharing this with you? Because it reminded me to slow down, to add some fun to my "to-do" list. It also reminded me of how much our children take after us. His list includes wake-up (apparently he must be reminded to do that), brush teeth (Lord knows he has to be reminded to do that!) and I am struck by how they follow our lead.

I am a constant list maker! They see that I like a schedule and a routine and they have followed suit. Just a sweet reminer today to take a look around, see how your children are seeing their lives, and how they are following you. Is it what you want? If not, it's not too late to work on that. If it is, KUDOS to you! I would love to hear what you saw when you looked around your living space.

Happy Tuesday