Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Socks aka stockings

With a new addition to the family, I had to make a new stocking this year to add to our other ones. Sometimes its still hard to believe we are a family of five! I had bought plenty of extra felt last time so I didn't even need to buy anything for this project, and used one of the previously made stockings for a pattern.

One of Ellie's nicknames is "daisy" so this is her personalized stocking, or sock, as my boys call them. These are so easy to make because they are felt, and felt is so fabulous because it doesn't fray!

I also have a kindergartener who felt that the cursive J looked like a "b" and asked politely if he could have a "Jaden" instead of a "Baden" for a name. It's so exciting to see how well he is picking up on his reading! Smart guy.

It was also pointed out that we have an extra hook on our holder and that he needs another baby. A boy this time please, he asked. Ha!

Sorry for the blurry pictures. I am on medication right now that makes me really shakey and I was too lazy to get the tripod out. 

Thanks for looking! :)
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Monday, November 29, 2010

What are you doing for Christmas cards this year?

When I was growing up, I loved getting the mail and seeing all the Christmas cards that would come in for my family. Each year, I would see my mom sit down and write out Christmas cards with pictures or letters of what was going on in our family.

Now that I have a family of my own, I love sending out and receiving Christmas cards. I used to sit down and make each card. I love the personal touches that making your own bring. Unfortunately, the costs and time would add up fast. As my family as grown, I have had to adapt to that, and for awhile would just go buy a quick box of store bought cards and sign them and send them with a picture.

In the past couple of years, I have really enjoyed all the fun photo cards that have come about. I enjoy sitting down with a family picture or two and personalizing a photo card that is printed out and shipped! I cant find a copy of my card last year, but this is the picture we used:

One of my favorite places to order photo cards is Shutterfly. And why not? The pictures printed there are always of great quality and there are so many other products you can get with your pictures as well! I am even looking into making a calendar this year!

Shutterfly has great offers, especially this week. Make sure to check it out here! Pin It

Sunday, November 28, 2010

T Party Dress Link

If you are looking for a fun and easy (and versatile!) pattern, make sure you check out the T Party Dress by Lil Blue Boo.

(and I might be a proud mama to have Ellie modeling her version on there as well ;))

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Lil Blue Boo Giveaway!

I had the opportunity to be a pattern tester for Lil Blue Boo for the "T" patchwork dress. 

I love sewing with Lil Blue Boo patterns because of the variety of sizes, the thoughtful and thoroughness of her patterns and directions as well as the other options you can do to make the pattern different over and over again! Underneath, I added a pair of the leggings that has paid for itself over and over since buying the pattern. These leggings were made from sleeves of a long sleeved shirt, and the body of the shirt can still be made into a skirt!

It's almost impossible these days to get some good shots of Ellie, but I did what I could. Here she is modelling our version of the T patchwork dress! I used an old onesie from Jackson for the top:

Love that fun optional flower!

Right now, Lil Blue Boo is doing a giveaway to 4 lucky winners! Hop on over for a chance to win!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gorgeous FREE online magazine!

I really enjoyed looking through this FREE online magaine, Gifted, tonight, and can't wait to really dive in more. So many fun links and ideas. Brain overload!

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