Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Slowly Getting Things Done...

So I've been putting our house together lately: hanging pictures, putting up shelves, etc.. It seems I had a lot more ambition when we first moved in but as my pregnancy gets further along I am slowing down (Nap when the toddler naps right?). So anyways this is where I decided to hang the embroidery piece from this post. In between a recent family photo and one from last summer(our favorite pic of the three of us). I decided to hang it in my daughters "toy corner" of the main living room. She enjoys pointing out mommy, daddy, and 'dee' (herself) so I thought it was a perfect spot!

Hopefully I get to more crafting this week, the days are getting away on me! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Three Little Monkey's

I did this trio of monkey canvas' in preparation for the new baby. If it is a boy these will be hung in the baby's room (I also have fabric picked out for this color scheme), if it is a girl these will make there way down to the play room. Hence why they are not actually hanging on a wall yet!

These were done in Acrylic paint on 11x14 canvas'. I saw the idea for these monkey paintings somewhere on etsy and of course I can't find the shop again so I am unable to give credit to a specific person, but do know that this was not my original idea!

linking up to:
I heart Naptime

P.S. I have realized that I need to upgrade my camera, saving up for that now but it may be awhile until my pictures improve, sorry!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Vintage Squirrels

I found these cute little vintage squirrels at a garage sale recently. They were a steal of a deal, 50 cents for the pair! I had just bought this bright green flower tin (another deal, $2 at Liquidation World) and had got this beautiful Pink Gerber Daisy to go in it. I knew that these squirrels were meant to be a part of this bright centerpiece!

It's pouring rain here so today I made a fort with my little girl ( the kind made out of kitchen chairs and a sheet) and we read stories and played with her babies....not to mention we both had an afternoon nap. That's what rainy days are for, right? Hope you're having a happy Monday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Family Portrait of Sorts

When I saw this fabulous idea I knew I had to do it! A bird family portrait painting. With a little birdie representing each member of our family (..of course our family is still three but in a month it will be four so I just went ahead and painted a bird for baby too). I also left branch room for any other 'hatchlings' that show up in the future.

Below is a shot of the background pre-branch and bird:

I absolutely love how it turned out! It was such a quick and easy project that I feel like doing more of them.

You should check out the original, HERE! What a great idea, thanks Laura!

I'm linking this up to:
- Sugar and Dots
- Tatertots and Jello
- I Heart Naptimes

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cards for Six Grand Moms!

These are the two cards I made multiples of for Mothers Day - sent to all the special women that have made our existence possible!
Above is the card that I made for both my mom and my husbands mom, below is the one I made for our four grandma's(being 'great grand-moms' to our girlie!). Each card made complete by including a recent picture of our daughter and a special note to each wonderful lady!

Supplies used:
- random patterned paper from my scrap box (it might be MyMindsEye but not absolutely sure)
- Bohemian Alphabet and Tiny Typewriter Alphabet Stampsets - CTMH
- Juniper and Hollyhock Ink -CTMH
- Green Sparkles

I liked how they turned out, I think the paper ruffle and the bling really add to the simple layout, don't you?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Celebration Robot and Fox

Recently I needed to replenish my stock of birthday cards that I have on hand (I hate when those birthdays just sneak up and you have no time to whip up something). I needed to make cards that were for both genders and for any age. So I started with the two adorable stamps, the robot and the fox, and used the left over paper from THIS layout, added a sentiment and some bling...tada 15 cards later I am sitting pretty for when a birthday strikes!

Aren't they so fun! I've had the fox stamp for awhile but I just bought the robot and I love him! I was so excited to use him on a project, you may be seeing more of him in the future!

The stampsets used:
- Live Loud Collection Robot Rockin~ Imaginisce (robot)
- Twitterpated Collection Foxy~ Imaginisce (fox)
- Something Splendid~ CTMH (sentiment)
- A Little Everything~ CTMH (sentiment)
- Unity~CTMH (sentiment)
- Celebrate the Occasion~ CTMH (sentiment)
Other supplies: Cocoa Ink and Smoothie marker~ both CTMH

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mothers Day Goodness

I embroidered this tea towel for my mom for mothers day (something small that I could send in the mail). It was harder than I thought because the material was more like cheesecloth rather than normal fabric so I had to watch the stitching pretty carefully.
This is another pattern (which I sort of altered) from Doe-C-Doe blog.

These are the lovely flowers that my husband got for me for mothers day,he also made a fabulous breakfast Sunday morning. On Saturday we were able to go garage sale-ing as a family (I LOVE garage sales!!) so that made the weekend even better(although I didn't have much luck at the sales, it was still a lot of fun). I am so blessed to have such a great husband and daughter!

I also made cards for my mom, mom-in-law, and all the grandmas which will be posted later on in the week because I know some of them haven't recieved them in the mail yet!
I have been busy working on four paintings and a photo display wall so hopefully I can share those with you soon! Happy craftin'

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Big Girl Room

So like I said a few posts ago, we just moved into our new house the week before Easter. My favorite part thus far has been setting up Sadie's room. It was so much fun!! I was getting totally psyched to do it when I finished her quilt (posted HERE) and when the room was painted. After finding a used toddler bed for $15 I was set to go. It is not totally finished but I couldn't help but share with you.

The curtains I made to match the quilt:

Close up of her bed. Complete with the name cushion which I have a tutorial for HERE.

The empty spot on the wall between the shelf and the dresser still needs a painting to be hung.

First time seeing her big girl room all set-up(grandma had taken her for a sleepover so I was able to get it done in one night). She was so excited, I knew she loved it!

What I opened the door to after her first nap.....

To date she has only fallen out of the bed twice, fallen asleep on the floor twice, and luckily she has only moved that shelf just the one time. Not too bad for our first couple of weeks in a big girl room!

* Update* See Part 2 - Big Girl Room: Additions and Details

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Sugar and Dots
I heart Naptimes