Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spring Wreath

I know to the rest of you it is summertime, but it was snowing here two weeks ago, so to me its only springtime. And in honor of spring, I wanted a new wreath for my front door. One with lots of colors.  So I made this a few weeks ago.
My fabric flowers are suppose to be little purple pansies, because I love purple pansies.  And then I threw in a daisy for good measure, because my daughter always wants to grow daisies.  Can you believe I can't find daisy seeds a the store? I do love daises too.  Just like Meg Ryan says in You've Got Mail.  Don't know what she says?  You should watch it, its an hysterical movie, I got it from my library a few months ago, and my husband also laugh through most of it.
Its a pretty cheery wreath, but in a way it feels like something is missing without bunting or an H.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Baby #4's Quilt

Did I ever show you the finished quilt I made for baby #4.  Baby #3, wanted to be my model.  I'm sure these pictures would have looked better if I would have cropped.

The front:
Three green stripes for three boys.

The back:  There are four stripes because he is the fourth kid.  And three green circles because he is the third boy.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Birthday Crown

I've made a few birthday crowns over the years, although I can't find pictures of all of them at this time.
Here are a few of them: Birthday Boy, CupcakePinkalicious- that I've since picked out and written Princess Natalie, Tulle,  Buttons
 A few months ago a friend's daughter had a birthday.  I made her this for my daughter to give her.  A few years ago we gave the older sister a crown. I wanted this to look different than the last which had tulle. I picked the fabric because I thought it was so pretty.  She likes purple, but also it was a Frozen party, so I figured blue was fitting. Unfortunately I couldn't come up with a way for her name to be that visible through the pattern. :(
My daughter wouldn't pose for me, so I used my 20 month old son.  What a mean mom I am. In my defense my oldest son has a crown, just not a girl crown.
 Look how cute he is, with his brown eyes, his ears folded over and tongue sticking out.
I wanted the crown to be just as pretty as a tulle crown, so I used REAL pearls on it.  I'm not sure if I achieved what I was aiming for.

 Does it channel any Frozen? Its at least the right color scheme.

Daddy Crafts

Back in January Daddy, made a craft with the kids.  It was quite humorous for a few weeks while everyone took turns being silly.

Pinterest Fail

My little toddler has super sensitive skin, but being a toddler loves bubble in his bath. I'm not sure he's ever experienced bubble bath, because I'm worried about his skin. So I found on pinterest how to make homemade bubble bath. Its super easy, plus I can control the brands.
Homemade Bubble Bath1/2 cup shampoo3/4 cup water1/4 teaspoon saltIn a bowl, mix the shampoo and water until well combined.  Add salt and stir until it thickens slightly.  Use a funnel to pour it into a bottle.
Sadly though, I picked up conditioner in the store not shampoo. Didn't quite work, but I had to try because I had already committed myself to my 5 year old. See those chunks? Yeah that's conditioner.  The blue is from crayola bath dyes
Although in pinterest's defense I didn't follow the recipe.  I'm going to have to try this again with the right products.
They ended up super slippery! Even after rinsing them off, I decided to see what would happened if I skipped lotion, considering how slippery they where.