Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our Family sign.....it's fixed!

So we had this cute sign that my sister, Hannah (from Lily and Thistle), made for us for Christmas a few years back.  We've haven't been able to put it up because right after she painted it she realized that she had painted it upside down.  On the back there is a keyhole to hang it up with and that keyhole was on the bottom.  So it had been sitting and waiting for us to get our act together and put another keyhole at the top.  Since my husband has the tools already to do it, we really have no excuse but we just put it off until now.  So finally we now have a super cute sign hanging up in our dining area right above our dinner table.  That's fitting seeing as how that's where we do most of our visiting, laughing, loving, etc.  
Thanks for coming over to see what I've been up to.  Tune in tomorrow when I will do a tutorial on Pinwheel hair clippy's.  They're easy-peasy and super fun too!  See ya tomorrow!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Getting things done.......finally

In my last post I told you about the list of projects that I am working on.  Well, I'm happy to report that I not only got one thing checked off the list, but 4, yes, 4 things finished.  The first one is Abby's outfit for school....except she didn't wear on the first day of school, she wore it to church.  That's o.k. though.  I made a jumper.  It was inspired by this one from Chasing Fireflies.  I love their stuff, but it is a little too pricey for me.  I love to get their catalogs, however, because their clothes look so cute and easy to make.   I'm glad I took pictures of her in the jumper before church, because the bow came off during church.  That's o.k. though because I think I'm going to make the bow a little bigger. 

Stay tuned for my next finished project which I will show you in tomorrow's post.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

New side bar

I have a new side bar item.  If you will direct your attention to the right of the screen, you'll see a list of the projects I'm working on now and I will be updating it as I get some of those things checked off.  Then I will post the final projects right here with tutorials for some of them.  As you can see I already marked off Elsa's 1st day of school outfit.  Yeah!  It always feels good to cross things off our list doesn't it?!  I will post pictures of her outfit later, when she wears it.  I told her she has to wait until Monday, the 1st day of school. She can hardly wait to put it on.  I'm so glad she loves it!  Well, I hope everyone is enjoying their last week of summer, unless they started school already where you live.  I know we are at times and at other times I can't wait for them to be in school and have a quiet house for a few hours.  I love my kids! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Girls summer hairstyles

As summer is winding to a close, I have been pretty busy with getting the kids ready for the school year, keeping them busy so that they're not "bored" (as they would say), and just trying to pass the the time until they're back in school and the house is quiet for at least 4 to 6 hours a day again.  Does that sound bad?  I love my kids, but sometimes I need a break.  You know? 
Well, as these days of summer are going, I have been sleeping in a bit, my kids too.  They are at that wonderful stage of sleeping in too or if they DO wake up earlier than the rest of us they know not to wake anyone.  (Love it and enjoying it until school starts).  Anyway, I've been able to do my girls hair about every other day.  Since they don't have to be anywhere I don't think about their hair unless, of course, we do have to go somewhere.  (Which hasn't happened very often this summer).  Here are a couple of hair styles I thought of as I was doing my girls hair, because that's how I do it.  I have no idea most of time what I'm to do with their hair until I just start to do it.  (Sometimes they have their own opinions, though)
This is my daughter, Elsa right before bedtime with her hair taken out.  This is also what her hair has been lookin' like just about everyday that we don't have to go anywhere.  I know, I'm bad.  I can't wait 'til school starts and I get to be creative everyday with her hair and her sisters.  (Now her sister's hair is long enough for quite a few styles, Yea!)  
 This hairstyle was fun to create.  I started out just twisting her hair on top and I was going leave the rest down.  (Which would have been pretty), but since we were going somewhere (outside), I thought she would be cooler if I got her hair up and off of her neck.  So I did a fish tail and ended it with a firework.  (I just pulled the hair half way through the elastic on the last turn.) 

 This is my other daughter, Abby.  She wanted two pony tails and this was how I achieved it with her hair still being too short for full-on, straight pony tails.  I braided the front parts to keep the short pieces back in the pony tails.  She was so pleased!

 This was another attempt to put her hair on one pony tail.  (Which she wanted)  So I did a hair headband, then put the rest of the hair back. 


 This is one happy customer!


This hairstyle is one I got from cutegirlshairstlyes.com.  Well, the double twisted ponytail part is.  I french twisted her hair, did the double twist with the ponytail, then ended it with a firework.  Then adorned it with the cute little pinwheel clippy I made. 
What do you think? 
Have you done any fun hairstyles lately?  And how have all of your summer's gone so far lately?  Hope everyone is great! 
Stay tuned for some projects I've been working on.  A couple of them are outfits for my girls first day of school.  Hope I get them done on time.  I'm even making the patterns.