Thursday, February 28, 2013

Woodlands Themed Baby Shower

A few months back, our church hosted a baby shower for a dear friend!  As seems to be my tendency, I've taken forever to get these pics up.  But here they are!  Lara made the cake and cupcakes, and another friend did the decorating!  Isn't it incredible?  (I personally think she should start a blog of her own, she is so creative!:)  Anyhow, please enjoy the woodsy-goodness!

As with any baby shower, there had to be a game, and this was the choice.

All the yummy treats and some pretty cute  decorations!  Wanna know the best part about that leafy banner?  The momma is now using it in her nursery!
Close-ups of the hedge hog cupcakes!  Aren't they adorable?!  Lara loves hedge hogs, so she really enjoyed making these:)

Some little baby birds with coconut nests:)
Hard to resist making a wide-eyed owl!

The general food set-up.

A lovely burlap congratulations banner.

Another woodsy garland that will be used in the baby nursery:)

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things: Chevron

Hello!  I'm back again with another Pinterest Round-Up Post this week!  I didn't post last week because of the extended weekend.  I hope you enjoyed yourself with an extra day off!  But I'm back today with one of my current loves: chevron!  I'm seriously loving this craze right now.  Wanna know a secret?  Chevron is not entirely new!  One of my favorite bloggers from Sewing In No Man's Land posted a picture on Instagram of a beautiful church (I think) in Paris whose lovely steeple was (can you guess?) CHEVRON!!!!  So maybe this isn't just a fad, and will stand the test of time!;)  Anyways, I hope you enjoy the inspiration!:)

Leather Bracelet in White with Grey and Pink Chevron Pattern, "The Pecos Handpainted"
Pleated Chevrons Title
 Pinned Image
diy - chevron stamped scarf

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DIY Fireman-Shirt

We have some dear friends who have 4 little boys. The oldest has always been enthralled with firefighters- like so many other boys before him! Kelsey designed a T-shirt to look like the real firefighter's outift that he got to try on at one point. The metalic silver and glow-in-the-dark-yellow help to add to the novelty of this design. A simple project that is bound to bring a smile to any boy's face!
Supplies needed:
- Tshirt in a tan color [Kelsey ended up dyeing hers using Rit dye. Follow the instructions on the box of dye!]
- Fabric paint: bright yellow, metallic silver, and glow in the dark
- Masking tape
-A ruler
-A paintbrush
- Cardboard Tshirt form or newspaper

Start by measuring off the areas on the t-shirt that will be yellow- 2 three-inch strips that are 5inches apart. Line those areas with masking tape to help contain the paint. This is a fast way to create straight lines without handpainting the edges. These stripes go around the entire shirt.
 Put the t-shirt form or newspaper inside of the T-shirt to keep the paint from bleeding into the other side. Paint yellow inbetween the masking tape. Let dry and then turn over and paint the other side.
 After the yellow has dried, repeat this process using the glow in the dark paint over the yellow. The picture above shows the glow in the dark paint, which you then smear evenly onto the yellow. Remove the masking tape. Once it is entirely dry, use the same masking-tape procedure to mark off a 3/4inch strip in the middle of each yellow stripe. Paint a metallic silver line in the middle and let dry.

 Gift this to your favorite 5 year old- or gift it to ten of them! And watch the room light up. Then turn off the light, and watch it light up even more in the dark!

We just had to add on this $3 brand-new find at Goodwill!
Uh oh, now the 1-year old needs a T-shirt....

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Few of my Favorite Things: A Pinterest Round-Up: Buttons

Hello!  I know this is a day late, happens!  So anyways......
Today's inspiration is buttons!  So go raid your button stash and get to work!;)

Buttons and paperclips make cute bookmarks
Beautiful button bracelet * now say it fast! *
Have a happy Monday {ahem, now Tuesday}!


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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Guest Post: Hello Kitty Coffee Cozy Pattern

Hello all! Today I have another adorable crochet pattern from one of our guest bloggers! For all you Hello Kitty fans out there, this is the perfect accent to your coffee cup. Now you can keep your hands from being burned on your hot drink, and do it in style!

G hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used red heart super saver)
Black felt

Chain 37. Join with a slip stitch.
Sc around (36)
Sc around for 11 rounds
Sc a few stitches, 6 Dc in next stitch, sc 11 more stitches, 6 Dc in next stitch, sc remaining stitches. Break yarn. Weave in ends

Bow: chain 6
Sc for 11 rows
Break yarn
Weave in ends
Cut a LONG piece of yarn and wrap it around the middle of the red strip so it looks like a bow. Leave enough yarn to sew with. Thread the needle and run the needle under the yarn you just wrapped around and sew to the cozy. Bring the needle back out and repeat a couple times till secure.

Cut felt eyes and hot glue onto cozy. Either embroider or cut a piece of felt for the nose. Embroider on whiskers. GO BUY SOME COFFEE!:D
Please let us know if you have any problems with the pattern.  And, please, PLEASE! send us pictures if you crochet this cozy:)

Please do not in any way sell this pattern or the coffee cozy.  "Hello Kitty" is copyright of Sanrio.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things: Pinterest Round-Up: Washi Tape

Hello there!  today's inspiration is washi tape!  I hope you've jumped on this band wagon already!  Today I'm not going to give a description for each picture, because there are so many!!!  Hope you enjoy the inspiration:)

Black and White Dotted Tape
Holiday Washi Tape Ideas
This DIY phone case is made with a clear case and washi tape, under $5!

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