Friday, June 24, 2011

A moment to cherish

Well about four months ago, we moved to another house.  So that means I get to redecorate.  Well, I decided that since we're are renting that I would use my Silhouette and I would put up vinyl through out my home.  Well, I started with my living room because, naturally, that is the room that get the MOST attention.  I wanted to do something special in that room and I came up with the idea of creating a themed wall to "Cherish the moment".  I love to look back at my kids scrapbooks when they were babies...now that they're twelve through five.  (I can't believe how fast time flies!)  So I thought it would be nice to put some of my favorite pic's upon the wall.  The pictures I chose were ones that I took of them back in 2007 when they were ages 8 to 10 months.  My friend and I decided we were going to have fun with our kids and dress them up "old timey" style and take vintage pictures.  We got a LOT of cute ones, so it was hard to pick my favorite ones.  These were the ones I chose.  Then I cut the phrase, "A moment to cherish", which I got from the Silhouette shop, and stuck it to the wall and added a little shelf and some other things and VOILA, the wall was finished!  Now I have a wall to look at a remember how cute my kids were.   Ha Ha!  They still are of course!










What do you think?....About my wall....not my kids.  I'm going to be decorating the rest of my house so I'll post those rooms when I'm finished.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

I finally finished

Well I finally finished both my girls summer night gowns.   I had some fabric left over and thought that I would make a little night gown for each of their dolls.  I finished Elsa's dolls, but Abby's doll will have to wait because my sewing machine is acting very strange.  I'm going to take it to my Mom's when we go to our reunion and see if she can figure it out.  (I'm at a loss....She's a whiz when it comes to stuff like that.)  Aren't Mom's great!?!  Anyway, so here it is on Elsa and her doll.  I also got  pictures of both them wearing their nightgowns and holding their pillows.
Yeah, I know.  I could've combed her dolls bangs down.  
But I just love this one.
  









































Come back tomorrow to see what I did to my living room wall!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fathers day

A few weeks ago, we went to Reno to visit my family.  While we were there I thought I would get a head start and make my Dad and the kids Grandpa (aka Papa) a gift for Fathers day.  I thought to do this just a couple days before we left to go, so it had to be a quick and easy project.  I thought it might be fun to have the kids help me design a t-shirt for him.  He is such a good sport and wears just about anything he gets.  So a shirt designed by his grand kids should be fun for him, right?  I thought so.  Well this is what we came up with and since Dallin, our oldest, is staying there until we go in July for a reunion, he gets to give it to Papa and represent us.
We chose a picture of our youngest, Abby rockin' out, since "Papa rocks"!
  This is how we did it.  1.  We found the perfect picture.
                                    2.  Took it to picnik.com fixed it just the way we wanted it.
                                    3.  Printed it onto iron-on transfer paper (for dark colors)
                                    4.  Then ironed it onto the shirt. 
See?  Simple, right?!  I think the hardest part was getting four kids to agree on one design.  HeHeHe!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mini me pillows

As many of you know, my sister Hannah, creates these amazing paper dolls.  Well, of course my girls have these dolls and play with them a LOT!   Hannah and I are working on something to go along with the paper dolls, but for now see what I created for my girls room.
Now they have their very own, personalized, pillow....and they love it!