Thursday, January 15, 2015

Baby Eve

I'm happy to announce (even after non-regular posts) that a new baby girl joined our family at Christmas time! It was a very different, but very special Christmas. We felt so blessed to have such a sweet angel at such a wonderful time of year!

Little baby Eve Elizabeth

We love her and are so excited she's finally here!

I can't believe I have four kids--big family, right? Weird. I have no idea what I'm doing, but each child has been such a wonderful blessing to our family. Their unique personalities teach us so much.

P.S. Don't you love the stories these photographs capture? My friend, very talented Heather Palmer took these photos. She is so good at storytelling!

stars and moon baby mobile

I've loved working with wool felt lately. It feel so soft and warm. It holds up so well and is so pretty! I've been wanting to make a baby mobile with wool felt and used the fun occasion of my college best friend having a baby to give it a try.

Here's how it turned out!

I used dark pink, warm pink, mustard, buttery yellow, cream and white felt and graduated the colors. I used a large embroidery hoop for the structure and wrapped it in a soft twine. The moon was stabilized with interfacing sandwiched between two felt pieces.

I learned recently that I could sew through the cent of felt or paper shapes to make garlands and applied that to the making of this mobile.

It was fun to make and pretty simple in concept. My kids were pretty much in love with it, so I see more coming in the future. :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pink Cinderella Dress Pattern

Hey all!

So guess what?! Remember the dress I made a year ago? Well the pattern for it is finished--the Pink Cinderella Dress Pattern!  It's full of detailed instructions, tips, photos and illustrations to help you make the dress and is a good start off for making lots of dresses in the future! This dress pattern comes in child sizes 3T-6X. Available in digital format at my Etsy shop!

If you make it, I'd love to see how it turns out! Email me a picture!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Monarch Caterpillar Preschool Activity

Hey y'all!

We're in Tennessee this summer! We've begun to do a series of themed weeks to help us when we're escaping the heat that we are SOOO not used to. :)

This week, we learned about monarch butterflies and the life cycle of butterflies.

To start off, after a lesson in the letter "C" and monarch caterpillars (youtube helps us learn:)) we made some monarch caterpillar bracelets. We're all about easy and using what we have on hand, so here are the simple instructions:

 -yellow, white and black colored paper
 -glue stick
 -elastic (the thinner the better--mine is too thick to make this as easy as it should be)

1) Roll up one sheet of yellow, white and black colored paper. Glue closed to make a tube.
2) Cut the paper into 3/8" beads.
3) String onto elastic and tie or sew shut

4) Take a picture, then promptly let your 5 year old tear his apart :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

gender neutral kids room

I recently had the opportunity to work for a magazine. I have not been able to post any projects about it, so I have not posted photos of the kid's room. Now I can, so here we go!

I went with a very colorful theme. I love color!

quilt made by me (just stripes, so I could handle it :))

quilt made by grandma :)

paper mache hot air balloon

Jackson Pollock inspired art

silhouette inspired art

adorable baby :)



For a short update, we are selling our home a little sooner than we had originally planned. Rob has one year left in school and we will be in Tennessee this summer. As excited as we are for the future, I am quite sad to leave our home that I love. I know that wherever we are will be home, but I'm still sad. :( Once we had our house listed, it never looked so great! (I'm sure this is how lots of people feel.) I took a few pictures of my favorite spaces.

I should be packing and such, but I wanted to post these photos before we move just in case I get super sad after we've gone and I want to post them.

First off-- living room


Kid's Room

More to come on the gender neutral kids room!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Alphabet Banner

Hello! Haven't been around here for a while. That is because I'm a busy wife with a husband in school, and a mom of three silly, cute, crazy children! Also, I have been working on launching my Etsy Shop!

I just finished this project, and I'm a little bit excited about it! It brightens a dreary winter.

I love hanging the alphabet on the wall so that I can refer to it to my preschool-age kids. I don't have to pull anything out to show them. It's just there. I'm reminded to talk about it more and it's easy to reference. I'd love to hear your quick and easy ways to teach your children!

Hope your winter is going well/quickly/both. :)

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