Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rapunzel bow holder

I think I have an addiction. I am addicted to little girl hair bows. They are just so darn cute! But then you need a place to put them. Lena has so many that her three other bow holders and three hooks she has weren't holding them all. Seriously, what's a girl to do? Yesterday I came up with this idea for a new bow holder for her. I printed off a picture of everyone's favorite new princess - Rapunzel, the girl with the fantastic hair (perfect for a bow holder). I mounted it on some heavy duty poster board (illustration board). Then I took some golden rick rack and hot glued it onto her hair and let it hang off a few feet. Then I mounted it to the wall. Super easy, super cheap (actually free for me since I already had everything), and super cute. I hung it in Lena's room while she was sleeping last night and the first thing she said this morning was how pretty it was. I'm glad she likes it, and I'm glad we have somewhere to put all her bows.

Thayne's shirt

Aaron and I recently saw a shirt that said, "I'm not fat. I'm just easy to see." We both thought it was hilarious. And that is where the idea for this shirt came from. But I changed it to be more appropriate for my big little guy.

I used my silhouette SD, freezer paper and fabric paint. For more about the method I used click here.

picture wall

I recently rearranged some of the pictures in our house and did a picture wall in our living/play room. It is totally eclectic, but I like it. And it was all from things we already had (easy on the budget).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nativity cross-stitch

I started this back in November and worked on it for a couple days and then didn't get back to it until today. It isn't quite what I was hoping for, but I'd say that for designing it myself it isn't too bad. It is Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus cross-stitched onto a kitchen hand towel (in case you couldn't tell). It may have missed Christmas this year, but Christmas will come again next year and I can get it out then.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Memory Jar

A few days ago I decorated this jar to be our 2012 memories jar. The idea is to write down things that happen and things the kids do and say during the year and put them in the jar. Then next year on New Year's Eve take them out and read them together. Sometimes I think "I will never forget that" but then I do, so I wanted somewhere to write them down. I plan on keeping the jar and its memories and doing a new one each year, if it works well.

Happy New Year!