I can't wait to make my next one.... now just to find the time.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I am so happy that I completed my first ever quilt last week!!! I completely love how it turned out! It's not perfect but its good enough for a first quilt! My sister and I took a "class" from her awesome Aunt-In-Law who has been quilting for years. We followed the beautiful pattern from Quilting is more fun than Housework. It was a great quilt to learn on and as you can see my son loves it!
Monday, July 22, 2013
One of the baby projects I made in preparation for my daughter's birth in February was to sew some girly burp cloths! Since these were so fun to make (and SO fast!!) I have since given several out as gifts! There are so many blogs with directions on how to sew these, so I won't reinvent the wheel, but these seriously take less than ten minutes to sew! Fast sewing projects are my ABSOLUTE favorite!
These are made with fleece, so they are extra soft! I was even lazier on this project by not measuring any of my fabric, I just eyeballed it and trimmed at the end if needed. None of the pre-folded diapers were really the same size anyway, so you can't tell. (Plus they are cloths meant to wipe up baby spit up.....)
After making a few cloths, I had a lot of scrap fabric left over, so I got fancy and monogrammed a burp cloth for my daughter (and it would work for my niece too!) I simply cut out an A and traced it onto the fleece and cut it out. I then sewed my design on before attaching to the pre-folded diaper. Still very easy! And now no one will try and steal her burp cloth.... except maybe her baby cousin who also is an "A" baby!
Monday, July 15, 2013
My sister recently had a baby and right before the baby was born she was craving Smores, which she never got since the baby decided to make a slightly early arrival. So me being a nice sister, I wanted to figure out a way I could take her a Smore in the hospital.
These were so easy to make and they are SO SO good!!!
I started out by filling a mini muffin tin 2/3 of the way full with sugar cookie dough. Any kind of sugar cookie would work here, store bought dough or homemade, you decide! I baked those for 7 minutes until they were fully cooked.
While the sugar cookies were baking, I cut large marshmallows in half and un-wrapped Hersey Kisses.
Once the sugar cookies were done, I added the halved marshmallows and put the muffin tin under the broiler for about a minute and a half. Watch them closely until they are to your liking!! Then I gently pushed a Hershey Kiss into the Marshmallow. Gently remove them from the pan and enjoy immediately or they even taste awesome later!
How good would these be with a different cookie on the bottom, or a Peanut Butter Hersey Kiss!! I think I might need to make some more now :)
Friday, July 5, 2013
This past week we celebrated a very special birthday of a very special birthday girl. My mom (or Nana as she is called by my little man!) turned 60! And in honor of her turning 60 we came up with 60 Things We Love About You. Between my three sisters, our dad and little man, we came up with 60 things we love about her (though we could have easily come up with more!!!)
We decorated our stripes of paper with some Washi tape and put them in a cute glass container decorated with scrabble pieces. Easily creating a heartfelt birthday gift for our fabulous mom! (Who doesn't look a day over 40!!)
Little man was in charge of coming up with some as well. His were pretty funny! I especially like the part about Nana taking him to Costco to buy pop tarts and her house having lots of windows!
Happy Birthday Mom / Nana! We love you!!!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I loved the bedding and colors I used for Little Man's nursery 3 years back and (to much surprise to MANY people) I decided to use the same bedding and color scheme for our little girl. So baby girl's room doesn't look all that different from her big brother's nursery, but I just added in the right amount of pink accents! I LOVE pink, but didn't want an overwhelmingly pink room for our little girl.
So here is our not so pink little girl's room!
Since I bought this bedding set in 2010, it came with a bumper. I only used the bumpers for the pictures and not while she sleeps in the crib.
I created some bird artwork for her room using my silhouette.
I modified the mobile I made by painting it pink and replacing the blue ribbon with pink ribbon.
Here is a close up of the animals hanging on the mobile. This is still one of my favorite parts of this room.
little man's nursery look! It's really not all that different, but I do think it has the perfect amount of pink!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Last weekend I hosted a baby shower for my sister. I am so excited as she is expecting a little girl in about a month, so our little girls will be about 5 months apart! And hopefully very soon they will be best friends!
My sister is putting together a purple and gray nursery for her little girl, so we used that as a starting point for the baby shower.
And NO baby shower is complete without a diaper cake. My mom and I put together this cute purple and gray owl diaper cake. It was REALLY easy, especially since we have a huge supply of diapers in my house right now!
Three years back, when my sister's made me a diaper cake for my son's baby shower, they tediously wrapped each diaper with a rubber band..... well as a mom of two, I don't have that sort of time!!! We folded each diaper in half loosely following these directions on how to make a diaper cake. It maybe took us 30 minutes to assemble the general structure of the cake, it was SO fast and SO much easier!!!
I easily decorated the cake with purple and gray ribbon and a cute little owl I made! I decorated the top of the cake with fabric flowers headbands that her little girl can wear!!!! These directions are all over Pinterest, but here are the headbands I made for my little girl.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Wow I have not blogged a lot this year! But I have been pretty busy and not had a lot of chances to be crafty or creative! My very good reason is in February I had my second child, a sweet little girl name Ava! She is such a great little baby and her big brother loves her dearly. He is already so protective of her and she loves watching her big brother!!!
I am finally getting used to being a mommy of two, and have some free time during the day, that I can find time to be creative!!! So I thought I would introduce my little girl to the blog and I will hopefully start blogging again!!!