Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A New Skirt

I made this new little skirt for baby {A}. She barely held still long enough for me to get a picture of it. I'm considering adding some yellow pom-pom trim, or mini pom-pom trim to it, either at the bottom or at the mid-length gather. (There is a bit of yellow in the print of the skirt). What do you think? Should I do it?
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Flying High

This is how my sister, Jen, and I spent our evening.
Thanks to David Beardslee for taking us, and being so professional and safe! Pin It

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Etsy finds

I saw some lovely things in the Etsy email from today. These are my favorites.

Creepy but so cool.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Ava Earns Her Stripes

And so we had a striped theme for her First Birthday party! It started with this striped invitation:

And every birthday girl needs a party hat. (Made with paper and mini-pom-pom trim).
And a birthday suit, with stripes, of course! (Made with grograin ribbons).

I made an 8-layer striped cake, served with rainbow sherbet and/or neopolitan ice cream.
And Ava dove right in, face first.
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Denim Chucks

I love these. I want them all. I love how each one is unique. And they have a link for you on their website for a tutorial, so you can make your own! via Craft:
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Recovery Project

I saw this photo on Decor8 and about died. I love them so much. So much.
And since I don't have a ticket to Amsterdam, what if I bought these chairs off KSL and did this to them? I could tightly wrap them in strips of fabric, and even coat them in a mod podge--or not. Maybe not. But I would somehow glue down the fabric so it stayed in place for practical use.

Only $45 for a set of 6! Link.
Or these blue ones(I would reupholster in black and just wrap the legs & arms in a plaid fabric). Just $95 for a set of 6!
Even these might work, if they could be successfully spray painted. Just $4 each! What a steal!
Oh, if only I had all the time in the world... I really want to take on a project like this (and I really want a new dining set), but I'm a little intimidated about the amount of time it would take. Not to mention my craft room is still in shambles after the move. Pin It

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Icecream Cone Balloons?! Adorable.

What a simple, fun idea! Great for a kids party.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to School

I've found another project to add to my list of Things I'd Like to Make But May Never Get To. This pencil holder and bowl from Pottery Barn Kids. Here's how I'd attempt it:
Get a bunch of No.2 pencils of varying lengths, tie them together around a glass jar (maybe jam, or salsa, mmmm). Then I would glue them all together, let it dry, (remove the string/rubberband that held them together) and take some spray paint to it. Lots of spray paint. Lay it on nice and thick. The paper clip bowl I would probably use some sort of baking clay and mold it around a glass bowl, then press paperclips into the clay. Bake if necessary (after removing the glass bowl), and coat in spray paint. I would make mine yellowy yellow. To match my desk legs. If you try this at home, send me an email and a photo! Pin It

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pinwheel Skirt

Check out this this tutorial on Ucreate for the lovely pinwheel skirt. I love this skirt!
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rainbow Inspiration

Jaime, over at I Suwannee, has some great rainbow inspirations--which are very much in line with what I'm planning for Ava's 1st birthday party. Click her link to see many more images (with link info).
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