Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What you can do with a 4$ Wal-Mart Blanket

At the beginning of this week I told myself to start making more Christmas gifts. Well, I did a few, and also made some of the cute stuff I've been inspired by on blogs that I read.I did not mean to start with stuff that I was going to give now and not save for gifts, but when you have no life and Wal-Mart is your second home, you find stuff you really didn't need to buy. Although when you pick up a 4$ fleece blanket that's really big, you can't complain.I knew I could do something with it. And something I did, It was actually enough to make a few goodies and still have some left over.

A cute capelet inspired by Disney,(not Walt)And this girl rocks at craftiness and making THEE most adorable stuff for her little P.
I think I love this. And her brother kept calling her Red Riding Hood. Which she liked cause she loves that show Super Why.

From the same blanket, a super hero cape for P#3 (1of the Christmas gifts)I think he will love this since he always wants towels wraped aroud him.
And another cute big flower hat.

Now this has a story, P#2 asked me one day to make her a cup holder. I asked "What do you mean, what kind?" Her response was "You know, a cup holder" Well no, I had no idea what she was talking about, but for weeks she kept bugging me to make her a cup holder. When I asked her to describe what it looked like she would just get frustrated and hmph at me like I was a child.So the other day on my way out of the Starbucks drive through, She yells "MOM, THAT'S IT, THAT'S THE CUP HOLDER!!!!" So here she goes. I actually made 3 cause I thought they were cute:) And why does a 5 yr old need a "cup holder" you ask?I don't know.
This dress was made used a Simplicity pattern, that was not so simple for something that did not need to be that complicated.
And P#1's "Book Bag". I am going to go buy him the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series to put in it, as well as a reading light and some book marks for the pockets

This has been a productive week so far, and since today there is no school, I cant finish some of the presents I wanted to, so back at it again tomorrow, a SAHM can take a day off right?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Inquiring minds..

I have alot of people asking about my sisters upcoming wedding. And even though its more than likely only 6 months away,and all the way across the country,we still don't know much. There are 2 venues she's looking at, The Bayard House and Chesapeake Inn.Both are beautiful. We will hopefully be knowing alot more soon.

In the mean time,I DO know that I can pick my own dress. The wedding is going to be, in Carmen's words "illuminating shabby floral elegance". So here are some yummy dresses I'm drooling over:

This beauty from Jcrew is my fave,but way out of the price range, but I'm stalking the site for it to go on sale. Another scrumptious one.This one is from Modcloth( Their clothes are fabulous!) But sold out
:( I'm stalking this one too, Its cheap as well (BONUS!!)

These next 2 are from Modcloth as well

And these 2 are from Davids Bridal..EGH. I don't REALLY like them,but I can try them on as with the others just order and hope they fit.Another bonus about DB is all the bridesmaids can coordinate, which is easier since there is one in Hawaii, 2 in Washington , and 2 in Delaware.

And lets not forget shoes... I LOVE these.♥LOVE♥LOVE♥LOVE♥

I will try and keep everyone updated as Carmen gets to know more. I'm going to make her start blogging about wedding stuff, so she can share her news!!:) Her blog is Puppy Love.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My extended Family

When we went back home on Halloween weekend, we visited my Aunt, Uncle, and 2 cousins.The kids had so much fun running around and playing. P#2 especially loved all the Maple leaves.P#3 loved shooting hoops with my older cousin, and P#1 just loved having cool older boys to play with.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Little Tutu's

My first attempt at making tutu's. I'm happy with the way they tuned out. P#2 actually made the pink and brown one, so they are pretty easy. We are going to 2 birhday parties next weekend and thought these would be perfect gifts.

P#2 making hers. finished, she did a great job! It's for her Bff who turns 7.
And mine, For a sweet little 1 yr.old

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween(late post)

Our Halloween was so much fun! I'm posting this late cause my internet has been down, but thought I would post to share how the costumes turned out.


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