Sunday, September 28, 2008

Making Cards

My sister Melissa and I were busy "creating" during her visit to Kentucky. With babies on the way we thought we would plan ahead and work on some "thank you" cards (missing you Ramona!). This is what we came up with.

Melissa is having a girl so her cards are pink and "girly". Instead of a brad she added a little flower.

I love to sew on paper, it adds a fun texture to the card.

These were so easy to make and I think they turned out cute.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

so easy tutus

My sis made these at a recent Super Saturday, all I can say is soooo easy and sooo cute!

All you need is 1-2inch width elastic band cut and sewn to fit your little ballerina's waist (or you can use a ribbon and just cut it long enough to tie around the waist with a bow) and 3 yards of tulle fabric. We split that up and did 2 different shades of pink.
Cut the tulle into 4 inch strips and just start looping the tulle around the elastic strip by strip. It's kinda hard to explain how to loop it around (but very easy to do, Hallie and Megan did alot of it)
so I added a drawing to illustrate.
If you want you can glue on some rhinestones, flowers, or bows etc. to embellish it.
That's it!! Could it be more simple?
My sister made a tiny one for her baby (due in November) to do some fun pictures.
Can't wait to see those pictures!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Things that make me happy today

I love my RED bathroom. It's the first room I painted when we moved into this house.
I don't know what it is about RED... it just makes me smile.

This stool is another little thing in my house that makes me happy. I painted the edges RED then painted green over it (I painted it messy to show some red through and

avoided the edges completely) and sanded it.

The girls made this "welcome" sign and hung it in their playroom.

I love it, I think we will keep it for awhile. :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Christmas ideas

I've got to plan ahead this year. With a new baby coming in November, I hope to have all of my Christmas gifts ready beforehand (let's be honest... it will take a miracle).

I LOVE these monograms made out of crayons for teacher gifts!

I saw this clipboard on another blog and thought it would also be a fun teacher gift. I'm going to do them in the teacher's favorite color and have my kids write them a note or draw a picture and mod podge that on the clipboard. I'll either give this for Christmas or teacher appreciation week.