Friday, October 28, 2011

Its been a while!!

And My kids are growing like crazy!! Here we are in our halloween get up!! The baby just turned 1 and Lu is 8 now ... hard to believe! Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tissue Paper Tree

Isn't it a beauty? I know I am bad with the camera ... If I could have just gotten a better shot, but you get the concept right? Good :) I got my inspiration from here such a great blog! One day I will come up with a great idea of my own, but for now I will copy others who come up with fantastic ones!

I followed her tutorial mostly, I did change a few things: I did not fold the tissue paper into squares, lets face it people I have an 8 week old who thinks cat naps are enough for her, so I had to do this fast, I'll admit it I just kinda crumbled the bottom of the tissue paper to make it look somewhat like her folded flowers, I tried the folding thing but It just took to long ... as a result of my "crumbling" it is NOT as fluffy as hers, and fluffy is cute!! But It s still great looking! I did use a paper cup and scrapbooking paper to make my "cone"

I think I should jazz it up with some "ornaments" maybe I will .. Hope you all are having a great week!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cupcake Ornaments

LOOK at these BEAUTIES!!! I just love them!
I helped "host" a baby shower last night, and the theme of the shower were cupcakes.
My job was to make decorations, favors, and help set up.
It took me forever to come up with a favor idea, I had a ton of ideas but nothing seemed quite right.
However when I saw this tutorial I was hooked!
Because the shower is in December and it's Christmas time and it was a cupcake theme what better than a cupcake ornament? PERFECT

On the table I set them all up and wrote a note to all the guest:
Take one and hang it on your tree, and everytime you glance at it, please pray for baby and me!

And of course I snuck about 5 or 6 ... maybe 7 ok you got me, for my tree :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Our Advent Calendar

I really like the advent we are doing this year! Its cute, kid friendly, and Lu loves it *thats what matters*
 I made "24" snowmen, completed with fabric scarves (PERFECT for those scraps you dont want to throw out and have on hand!), and a little black hat.

Underneath the hat is where the "activity" for the day is! Lu loves it, she has been going over there to see under the hat all day :) I wish I would have lifted a hat and took a pic but I forgot!

Our Calendar is simple this year mostly because we are still adjusting to out "bigger" family.
  • Some of the Activities are:
  • Decorate Tree
  • Movie night
  • Read a Christmas story
  • Sing a song together
  • Dance around the house
  • Go to Steak n Shake for a shake
  • make an ornament
  • do a craft
  • paint
  • playdate w/ a friend
  • bake
  • walk the neighborhood looking for Christmas lights
  • Drive around town to see the lights
ect ect ... you get my drift right? Simple yet fun! I love having an advent keeps you busy while waiting for Christmas, and it also keep me accountable to do things everyday with Lu no matter how busy I get! I think I should make one every month :)
Check out our advent from last year here

What does your Advent look like?
Many more Christmas projects coming this week, I've been crafting away during Tierney's naptime :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Matching Thanksgiving Dresses

This year for Thanksgiving I made the girls matching dresses!
Aren't they too adorable? I followed the tutorial for Tierney's here! Isn't she getting so BIG?! 7 weeks already!
Lu's tutorial was a mixture of a few different ones, there are so many t-shirt turned dress tutorials out there! And I think its looks so cute on her!
This is my neice Lissy with the pillowcase dress, following the tutorial here, originally this was meant for Lu but on Thanksgiving Eve I tried it on her and decided pillowcase dresses look cuter on younger kids, and I needed something more "grown up and sophisticated" for here ... thats when the t-shirt dress came about!

I love how all the dresses are different styles, yet they match and look too cute!
The love of COUSINS!

Hope you all had a joyous Thanksgiving, this year and every year I am blessed with wonderful family and friends!
Thank you all for continuing to read my blog even though its been very sparce lately! Hopefully I will have some Christmas projects to share soon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tierney's First Handmade Outfit!

Have you ever noticed there are no Halloween costumes that will fit a 2 week old? HA! Yes it's true. So then what do you do if your sewing skills are not quite good enough to make a costume and your local fabric store had run out of Halloween fabric? *Yes the very small Joann Fabric, only fabric store within a half hours drive is OUT of Halloween fabric* compromise of course, and you make a Florida Gator's outfit, and send her to the Halloween party as a "Gator Fan" and you are sure to have one HAPPY Daddy, because of course he ADORES the gators! *even though they are playing miserably this year*
You can find the skirt tutorial here, I love this blog! Have you ever visited it? Talented girl, that has my style of crafting!
Then of course the onesie, just cut a simple heart and sewed it right on, easy peasy!
The bow tie/hairbow was simple too! I sorta kinda followed this tutorial I basically halfed her measurments, because if I would have made it regular size then you wouldn't be able to see Tierney's head LOL!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Meet Tierney!

Isn't she precious!!!!
Born on Friday 10/08/10
at 9:06 am
weighing 7 lbs and 4 oz
with a lot of love from big sister!

More pictures to come! I haven't had time to upload many!
I forgot how busy I would be!!