Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monkey Jammies

I bought these cute monkey flannel prints a while back thinking I would make jammies for the kids out of them. They always seem to need more jammies. It took me a while, but I finally got to it. I made the pj pants and then bought white shirts and embellished them to go with the pants.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Goal Accomplished

I've been working on this for a long time, a year actually. I made 52 baby blankets in 52 weeks, half boy and half girl. I made this goal last year as a long term service project for myself. In our stake the last couple of years (since we've lived here), each year they have done a baby bundles project where they make and collect baby items to bundle and give to local hospitals to give to moms that don't have anything for their new babies. I really love that project and that is what inspired this project. I haven't confirmed either way whether our stake is doing that particular project again, but it doesn't particularly matter to me how the blankets get to the babies that need them as long as they get there. Fortunately there are many organizations that help get blankets to babies that need them, so if we don't do that project this year I will just find another way to donate them. In any case I've really enjoyed doing these and it makes me happy to see them finished and ready to go to those little babies that need them.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tie Rack

After I moved a lot of things on the walls from the baby room into Lena's new room, there wasn't much left on the walls. So, now I need to prepare the room for Baby Thayne. One thing that I did for Landon a couple years ago was make a tie rack (linked here), so I did the same thing again, for Thayne.

I'm sorta loving the green and brown. :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Butterfly Room Then and Now

This is what it looked like at the beginning of January:

This is what it looks like now:

Friday, February 18, 2011

More Butterflies

Landon has a couple throw pillows on his bed that he really likes, so I wanted a couple for Lena's bed too. I bought the pillow forms and then made covers for them out of butterfly flannel. I used some baby rick rack and ribbon for embellishment.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cherries for my kitchen

My kitchen is decorated with cherries and these have been on my to-do list forever. I made three hot pads and put a ruffle on a hand towel. I think they turned out pretty cute. I love the look of cherries!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Butterflies and such

I've been working on some things for Lena's new room. I am trying to get it ready so that I can move her a little before the baby comes. I don't want her to think the baby is stealing her room, so I want to give her about a month in her new room before Thayne comes. But the room is not quite ready and I am not quite ready for my little BabyNa to be in a big girl room. Anyway, here are a few of the things I've been doing. I will show pictures of the whole room when I get it done (or done enough).

Painted a hand-me-down bookcase pink and painted butterflies on the side of it

Box for on the bookcase (you can see it in the pic of the bookcase too)

Hairbow hangers (Lena is getting quite the collection of hair clips)

Painted butterflies on one wall

Butterfly mobile