Wednesday, December 29, 2010

how cute are these

i know christmas is past...but i REALLY wish i'd found these cute blocks from miller goodman before christmas. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

macbook sleeve

this crocheted macbook sleeve was a custom order. i thought it was a fun idea.

Monday, December 27, 2010

homemade christmas

  here are a few of the things i made for christmas gifts this year.

flower earrings

 set of 2 kitchen towels

 this lil' froggie was actually a belated birthday gift

 wooden fridge magnets for penelope and her cousins. inspired by ashlee

crocheted kitchen scrubbers
a bronze stamped necklace


Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas details

i hope everyone has an amazing Christmas full of love and joy. 
i am excited to have a little bit of peace, spend time with family and focus on the true reason for this holiday, the savior!


do you recognise the wreath i did for the fourth of july? i just put some berries on top of it and BAM it's a christmas wreath. 

stockings on our homemade stocking stand. 


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

christmas cards are out!

here are our Christmas cards for 2010. we did a faux photobooth pic printed at costco. we used the leftover envelopes from our wedding announcements. we have had those envelopes for way too long and  needed to use them for something. i designed the cards and had them printed at staples.

i used some cute little reindeer cutouts from mommy holly bought at the queen bee market to add a bit of garnish. i am happy with the outcome. they were frugal and i think they are fun!

if you didn't get a card, consider this your card :)! merry christmas from us to you.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

fashion show

here are some pictures sent to me by customers and blog followers. i LOVE to see pictures of customers wearing my goodies and pictures of projects made inspired my my blog. thank you all for your support, i cannot tell you how much it means to me. i have the best followers and the best customers!
my cute cousin makele and her niece mila

 Kristen Waltz made this sweet dress using my belt tutorial and my simple dress tutorial. so cute
 Karisse sporting her earwarmer in purple.

thank you all for sharing with me!


Monday, December 20, 2010

children's museum

we went downtown to the children's museum last week. we haven't ever been and i think the place is fantastic. they had a lot of little projects for the kids to do. penelope made her own kalidescope! she wore it around her neck for 3 days straight. i am seriously thinking about getting a family membership this next year...

we ate breakfast/lunch at cafe222. it was good, but it wasn't as exciting as i had hoped. i ordered the peanut butter and banana stuffed french toast, it was on bobby flay's best thing i ever ate. it was good...but, like i said, not as exciting as i had hoped

it was good to get out amidst all our christmas craziness that i was inflicting on penelope and myself. it was also good to celebrate tira's birthday a bit.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

sad news

i've loved this building my whole life and i am sad to think of what i will see when we get in to provo. my heart is heavy and i seriously cried.

news story here.


Friday, December 17, 2010

it's a girl...they think

we went in for our 20 week checkup yesterday. i was so blissed out, because i was sure i would leave knowing the sex of the baby...

1hr later we walked away with an "i think it's a girl baby..." for our answer. the baby was not giving anything up willingly and we didn't even get a good profile picture. we did get a picture of her (?) foot. the great news is that the baby is very healthy and measuring right for a may 8th due date. i gained much more weight this gain=10 lb yikes.

i am starting to get excited about having another girl (?). i was kind of hoping it would be a boy, just so that i could have one of each. growing up i ALWAYS wanted a big sister though (i had 4 brothers and i was the only girl for 14 years.) SO, i am glad that she (?) will have a good big sister (penelope) to look up to and play with. i also really love making baby girl things.

 bryan ordered me these cookies as a is more like 75 % sure it's a girl silly boy!
bryan is insistent that i not make or buy anything for a girl until we are more sure. bummed. but i am a lucky girl and have a super SWEET uncle who is willing to do another ultrasound for us this sunday! yay! i will update you on that later. all those who guessed girl here or on facebook will get a free hair clip! i will wait, however, to do this until after the follow-up ultrasound.

 and here i am 3 days shy of 20 weeks


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

let the bidding begin

bidding begins today on the bloggers give back project that i am participating in. go check it out. the pioneer woman and stephanie nielson are both involved--sweet!   i have a few items i would like to bid on like this cute bowling set by wee waldorf. too cute.


Monday, December 13, 2010

19 weeks and taking a holiday

what a week! i have been really busy this week with the shop and what not. we went to bryan's work party on friday night. it was fun to get out with bry, eat yummy food and do a little dancing...yes, we did do a little dancing.

we have made it to week 19. tells me that the baby is now 8 1/2 oz. and 6 in. long from the top of the head to the rump. this past week the baby has been having all sorts of sensory development and will continue to grow faster and faster...yikes.

i have another busy week ahead, but this one is more exciting. i am putting finishing touches on all of our christmas presents, getting ready to go on vacation, hitting up the children's museum AND...drum roll please... on thursday we find out if this baby is a he or a she. i am so excited! Byran and p are pretty sure it is a girl, so i'm guessing boy. i would really like to have you all take a guess as to what it will be. who knows... maybe i will send a free hair clip to all the people who guess it right...who knows :). keep your eyes open for a post on thursday or friday with the big news and i tummy shot.

in other news i am taking a break from my shop for a week or 3... starting today.  if you were wanting to make an order, run over and do it now. i will probably close up mid-afternoonish. i can't tell you how grateful i have been to all my wonderful customers. i have been so blessed. thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

bloggers give back project

i am participating in the bloggers give back project & i am really excited about the event. it will be an online auction for donated items. i am looking forward to bidding on some items and i am donating one of my mini-scarves to be bid on. i would encourage you to go check out the site and donate or bid on an item. the money raised will be going to a family who lost their home to a fire. now is the time of year to realize how very blessed we are and to share some of our blessings with others who have been less fortunate.


Monday, December 6, 2010

birds of a feather

i have been trying to make an ornament each year for each member of our family. this year's ornaments have not been completed, but we are planning on doing it for family night tonight. we are doing origami cranes...bryan is going to be our teacher. here are the ornaments i made for the last 2 years.

 owls of 2008
 birds of 2009
sewing pattern found here
also, don't you love the ruffled garland i made for the tree? it was super easy. i just sewed strips of white fabric together, gathered and then sewed down the middle to keep the gathers in place. it ties in nicely with my tree skirt.