Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Day

This year I am so excited to do Valentine's for Noah's class at school. I have been looking over several blogs finding my favorites. Here are a few...

 perfect for Noah bc he loves, loves cars. Not so sure the girls would appreciate this one though!
 cute, cute!

a very simple one your child could help out on...

this one I might do for Adam, because I always take his socks and he never has clean ones. =)

Now to decide what to do for Noah's class!!

anyone else seen any super cute DIY valentines??

Friday, January 7, 2011

Crafty Thursday...

I know I'm a day late, but better late than never! I made this ornament wreath for my MIL a few weeks ago and finally downloaded the pictures to my computer. Last year I made for this same wreath for my front door and it was picked by Eddie Ross in his Wreath Challenge.

This wreath is so simple to make!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Crafty Moms

Oh. My. Word. Does it get any cuter?!?! I am ordering a pair of these but am having the hardest time deciding which ones!! I think these shoes were just made for my daughter. I could never imagine a more perfect pair of shoes for her. Ok, I'm done. They are cute, and I just can't get over it.
Go check out The Crafty Moms and see all of their super cute girly girl things.

Monday, January 3, 2011

my growing list of things to do...

Now that I am passed the sleep deprived newborn stage of life, I am on the mission to really start making and creating things that I have saved over the last year or so. Number 1 is organizing and decorating our very bland playroom. I am SO thankful to have a room that contains the ever growing toy collection we have. But man is it a mess! At the end of the day, I just don't feel like messing with it at all, so I just toss the toys in the baskets and close the door. This last week, we started to organize and clean it out. We bought shelves and storage bins with a Home Depot gift card we got for Christmas (great gift btw for new homeowners!) and I actually threw away a FEW things. :o) I hate getting rid of toys! I always think, one day he just might want to play with it again! ha

So, I have lots of ideas on decorating this room. My color scheme will be red and orange, trying to keep it gender nuetral and funky. Budget issues have not allowed me to do too much with it, but I am working on inexpensive ways to spruce it up a bit. I am going to hunt down the perfect fabric for curtains which I hope to make myself. I don't like that you can see right in the glass doors at night. I want a large rug because Noah keeps complaining that the tile is giving his knees boo-boos. :(

Here are a few fun DIY things that I plan on working on soon!

I love this wreath. Eva posted this on her blog a few months back and I saved it and have been dreaming thinking of it since then. I want to do it in bright colors, mostly red and orange I think. She uses hers as a Christmas wreath, but I think in the right colors it wont look very Christmasy at all.

I saved this a looong time ago, and unfortunately can't remember what blog it came from to give them credit, but I definitely want to do this with "N"'s for both the kiddos names.

Once the playroom is completed, I have several other things I hope to work on.

MUST make one of these soon! What a great idea! She turned a bunch of her son's old T-shirts into super cute hats! Lots of Npah's T's get stained and end up trashing them. I can't wait to try this.

Lastly, this playmat. Oh. My. Word. Eva also posted on her blog a while back and then today, I saw another one on Prudent Baby's site. I do think I will either need help from a more novice sewer or get some lessons before I attempt this! But it is definitely on the list this year for Noah. Maybe for his birthday.

Now onto things I have actually accomplished!! I have been working on baby shower gifts, mostly monogramed bibs and burpcloths and ribbon socks. Naomi has a nice stash of matching sets that I made for practice. I plan on trying to post these to Etsy or facebook soon to sell. Thank you for those of you who have already bought some from me! I made this set for my niece Norah.

 Lastly, I made this wreath for Naomi's room to hang above her crib. I really love it!

Ahhh, so much I want to do and some days, just no time to do them at all!