Saturday, December 10, 2011

Little Gentlemen Baby Shower

So today I threw my first baby shower, I had NO idea how much went into to doing something like this but I think it turned out great! I went with a "Little Gentlemen" theme that contained bow ties, top hats, and chess. I think it went well!  We had mini cinnamon rolls bacon wheels and cookies dough egg rolls with ice cream. I'm really bad with shower games so we had everyone write a not of love or advice to the mommy and then decorated bibs instead!


$3.00 dessert tray

I wanted a dessert tray for a baby shower I was throwing but look and paying for one was not what I wanted so I headed to the dollar store (I love dollar stores!)

I picked up a flower vase and 2 plates

I filled the vase with some beads and rhinestones I had around the house. Hot glued it upside down to the large plate. Then glued the small plate on top!
 Really simple and took no time at all. I loved how it turned out.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Party

A few weeks ago my sister-in-law got engaged! I am so excited! And they are such a cute couple. Well some how I convinced her to let me make her bouquet, again I am way excited. Then I was also asked to do the flowers for the wedding party and a hair clip for the brides hair! So on black Friday I headed out armed with coupons to brave the crowds at the craft stores. I picked up everything I liked knowing that what didn't work and what I didn't use could go back. So lets just say I ended up bringing home A LOT of stuff.

And believe me a lot of it went back too. 12 hours later I had 1 bouquet 8 mens flowers 5 womens flowers and 1 hair clip what a day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Oompa Loompas and Munchkins

I have been watching a lot of Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lately because Nazarie Is obsessed with them, Well it got to the point after about 10 watchings that I was looking more at the costumes than watching the movie. It inspired me to make my first full on crochet hat pattern! Inspired by (duh) Oompa Loompas and Munchkins! And When Nazarie saw that Lex was getting his picture taken she had to have hers taken too!

Monday, November 14, 2011

lots of update and change!

I know that it has been a REALLY long time but hey I got pregnant had a baby and moved across the country life has sure been crazy. I have discontinued using Etsy because I was just not having any success I think there are just to many sellers on there and you get lost in the shuffle of things. but trust me that doesn't mean I haven't stayed busy crafting! I have done all sorts of things. I dont know if anyone even checks up on this blog anymore but Im going to post anyway! First im going to just post what I have been up to and hopefully keep it up after that. so here we go!

This was one of my favorite projects this chest was actually made by my GREAT-Grandpa And was is pretty poor condition when I inherited it after my grandparents passed away but I loved it just the same. I redid it when I first got married a couple of the legs had to be replaced and we sanded and painted it but I never liked how it turned out. So when we moved I broke out the paint! I really wanted it to be a statement piece. which is what I think it is!

This I also redid with the move. I just wanted something a little nicer and fun to store my kids diapers and wipes in sorry i dont have any before pictures :(

another move project I got 2 of these bar stools at a used furniture place in town for only $10! and boy did they have ugly seats but I took care of that with a really simple reupholster job. I just love the fabric!

This is what I did for my daughters room simple tissue paper and then added the jewel drops it looks like its raining!

The End of September I had had a little boy we named Alexander we call him Lex and with my daughter i HATED the bedding we got. it was expensive and didnt even fit! so this time around i decided to make it myself! and I must say that I love it!

Hats for my cute kids! I can post patterns if any one is interested!

We Blessed Lex at Church right away so that my parents could be there and I wanted to make his blessing cloths it was quite the undertaking I had never made a pair of pants before and I dont believe in using store patterns I make them up my self so it was quite the project. I also made the vest his bow tie and his button up dress shirt all with out patterns. And I couldn't leave out my little girl she needed a special dress for the occasion too! So there it is!

This project here was pretty last min. Saturday night i realized that Nazarie had grown out of all her dresses and the dress I made for blessing day I want to stay nice it is white after all so I got to work using scraps of a bed sheet I had lying around, I love to see little kids in black. I think its because they really dont sell things for kids that are black to often, But I cant resist adding rhinestones to little girl things! And I have to say her hair was quite a project as well I let her play with my make-up to keep her happy during it..... It was everywhere!

ok Last one promise. I have to admit that I like taking my kids to church looking good, I feel like if my kids look good, I look good! So this was my Saturday project this week, I found this navy and blue houndstooth fabric at the store and it just spoke to me! I was quickly obsessed with it. It was perfect for both boy and girl and I cant resist coordinating my family!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lots of New Stuff!

I just wanted to share a few of the new things i have been working on. This is just a sample so keep an eye on my etsy. For all the Rexburg Locals these will be on sale first at our monthly mini boutique held on Saturday March 19th from noon to 4:00 P.M. at 438 West Main in the Main Street Station Club House! Everything not sold will go on sale on etsy that evening!