Sunday, May 23, 2010

I heart faces~ Yellow!

This challenge was actually harder than I thought  it would be. I have alot more pictures containing yellow than I thought I did.  I will share all the other "yellow" pictures in another post because yellow makes me feel happy!! I chose this one because I love the concentration on his face and his little chubby fingers!

Go here to see more fun yellow inspired photos:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gifts Galore!!

I've been working hard on being such a slacker. I decided to sit down and  get done some of the projects I've been wanting to complete. I have lots of Birthdays coming up, and one I already missed. I really enjoy giving gifts, but sometimes (especially lately) I totally blow it off. So I decided to get my but in gear and just do it!
                                                                                      The outfit I made my niece
                                                     The hubs was not too excited about our little guy being my model

But just look at all the ruffly ruffles! I Love them, and want a pair for myself:) I think that may be my next project

Clutches using Noodleheads Gathered Clutch Tutorial. I fell in love with these when I first saw them. all of hers were so darned cute!!! And her tutorial was super easy to follow.
I just changed a few things. I learned after the first that you really need to make your front cut longer so it gathers more,and there is no need to buy (3) 1/4 yards of fabric. I did just fine with scraps I had laying around. And of course I can never leave anything as-is, so I added embellishments and a strap to one to make it a wristlet.
I think I will be making more soon.

This is my favorite one. Too bad they're all gifts:(

My second Fave, I love the little flowery band

And my least fave, I actually don't really like anything about this one.Other than the back.

This part is cute.

Happy Thursday! It's almost Friday.. YAY! That means only 2 weeks till we leave for my sisters wedding:)
What are your plans for the weekend?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I heart faces~ Flowers and Faces

This week for i heart faces photo challenge is flowers and faces. There are alot of beautiful photos to look at this week! I LOVE this picture of my sister and I. It brings back girlie childhood memories. I know it doesn't have a ton of flowers in it but her dress was stunning and I love my necklace, so it works!!!

For some serious awesome photos go to I heart faces and check em out!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

i heart faces Fix-it-Friday

My photo is being featured on I heart faces today. Head over there to see how cool all the edits are!!! I am way excited about this!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Shirring is not my strong suit

Here's the story about my first experience with shirring. My daughter was going to her BFF's birthday party. And In my madness of preparing for my trip to Delaware I completely forgot about a gift for her to take to her friend. My first thought was how can I be so forget full, and leave on a vacation and leave my daughter empty handed {terrible mom moment}
and what can I whip up quickly? My girlfriend had an idea about making a shirred summer top, she said they come together easily and take no time at all. I ran to the fabric store, picked out fabric and came home. With my friend at my side, we started sewing. But half into it I kept asking why isn't it doing anything? She said sometimes you have to wait till your done and go over it with a steam iron, then it will pucker up. But no it didn't. After a while we got frustrated, and ended up just pulling every single thread and sewing in elastic.

I'm not sure what went wrong, we think it's my machine. I read just about every tutorial out there about shirring and did everything right. If anyone has had similar problems or knows the solution, please share!!! Never the less it tuned out adorable and you can't tell my frustration in the end result.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Delaware Part 3: A DIY Wedding

I keep thinking that My sister and I should be wedding planners. We have done so much work for her wedding, and she has spent alot of hours and labor into making a ton of stuff. Mostly I help with the ideas and also alot of computer related stuff like making labels for her favors and signs for the reception sight. There really is so much that goes into planning a wedding. The really funny thing is, I'm really enjoying it! So once its over we wont be able to talk about ideas or stay on the phone till 1 a.m. discussing music and colors. I bet if I went back and looked at my phone bill over the last few months there would be an insane amount of long distant calls to Wilmington. So with that said... That's why we need to be wedding planners.

While I was over visiting, it was so awesome to be there hands on and help with some of the stuff we've been planning. She kept seeing all the "barn wood signs" on the DIY wedding websites, and wanted to make one, so on one afternoon while we were driving around, we went to antique stores to try and find old wood but came up empty handed. We did find some cool posts that were from an deck or something, and that's what we used as the pole. We happened to come across and old abandoned house that had piles of wood thrown out from it. We stopped, and my sister being the paranoid, some-what goody goody, kept saying I know, maybe we should go. She ended up spotting THEE perfect piece of wood. White, sturdy and distressed. We threw it in the back of the car and drove away like the rebels we are:)

It was fun cause we all got involved:
 My Brother-in-Law helping too!

 Painting the signs{Carmen did this cause my penmanship is TERRIBLE}

Had to do another of him because I love me a hard working man!;)

All done!!!! It turned out fabulous!

And remember this post about tissue paper poms? We ended up making 12 of them!
So easy and fun!

I will be back tomorrow to share some things I've been making!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Delaware Part 2: Seeing the First State

 My trip to Delaware this time was so different than the fisrt I went over 5 years ago. I really dont remember it being so beautiful. Maybe because the last time my sister lived in an apartment, we visited New York, and the ocean, went out every night and we didn't really spend any time driving around and just seeing the sites of this lovely small state.

We drove along winding roads, stopping at places along the roadside just to walk around and hike up hills to see what was at the top. Went to antique stores that are nothing like what we have here, and learning history about our first state.

The Branywine River

My sisters Kids.......

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend in Review: Mother's Day festivities

This weekend we went to the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. WOW!!!  It was an all day event and the best part? It was all free!! There was so much to do, not to mention that if you couldn't find enough stuff to do until night(which was the best part!!) you could always go and walk around Walla Walla.  I heart this town, I feel like a broken record, but this place is so cool!!! If there are Washingtonians who read this and have never been, please do! It really is a fun little town! By the time we made it home we were SO tired, it was a LONG day. But so worth it! We will definitely be going next year.

On this list of things we did on Saturday include:

 walking and looking around at booths of homemade goodies

                                                                                               Going to a car show

Going on fair rides

Climbing inside a Jungle Gym

Watching horse racing

Hoping the pink horse would win!

Enjoying a concert

Marveling at how many people were there

Watching balloons being blown up

Then lit in the dark

And to end the night right, FIREWORKS!!!!!

 Did you guys do anything fun and exciting? Or did you get to relax and enjoy your day?


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