Monday, November 23, 2009

Make your own shiny paint!

Peighton and I had a BLAST making this paint and then of course painting with it!

It has such a different texture than "regular" paint! 
I won't tell you just how many pictures we made....

Shiny Paint

corn syrup
food coloring

Pour some corn syrup (I think I did like 3-4 tablespoons of each color) into a bowl, add a few drops of food coloring and mix!
That's it-you're ready to paint!


We had so much fun-I highly recommend trying this one!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

thanksgiving tablecloth!

LOVE this tablecloth!
The 3 center strips are where the plates will sit, kind of like built-in placemats!

And some random lamp projects from today!

This one was just a plain white lamp shade that was SOOOO boring! 
Had some scraps of black and white toile (my favorite!) left from curtains and look what I did! 

This one I bought at Target today and it was a boring old white lampshade again!  But now it's

So fun!
I think I'll add some funky beads to the bottom or something but for now, they are pretty darn cute!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cinnamon Ornaments

Peighton and I had a great time making these yummy smelling ornaments yesterday!

I'll get some pictures when we hang them on the tree!

Cinnamon Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon

1 cup applesauce

1/2 t. nutmeg

1/2 t. ground cloves

1/2 t. allspice

Mix them all together until it's kind of like playdoh. I had to add a bit of flour to make it a bit less sticky.

Roll out with a bit of flour and cut with cookie cutters.

Poke a hole for hanging with a straw.

Let dry for a couple days.

Tie a few inches of ribbon through the hole and hang on the tree or tie on packages!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Some "fun" stuff I've been doing!

We are already thinking Christmas around this house!
Yesterday, we made some fabulous stockings!
I hand sewed pearls onto all the points of the triangles....should have taken a new picture because they are even cuter!!!!

And some uber-fabulous bags with matching little pouches and keychains-which are sadly MIA in this picture!
Wouldn't you love to have this under YOUR tree!!!!!
Some lucky people in my life will have it under theirs!

I also just finished a fabulous skirt for myself.....but it definately needs a modeling shot-laying on my floor does it NO justice!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A bit of a birthday preview!

We are CRAZY about cupcakes around here lately!
Peighton's third birthday is coming up in a few weeks and the preparations have begun.
Our giant cupcakes will sit on the cake stands....snack mix in our teacups with adorable pinwheels sticking out and that fun pennant hanging in an archway!
Super cute for a super special little girl!

Peighton is loving her cupcake seat!
She'll have her own special spot for blowing out the candles!

And one more cupcake thing! 

Our hardwoods are getting quite cold as the weather gets we decided to whip up some cupcake slippers!!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

up to 99 sales....

So, I'm up to 99 sales on my etsy shop! Super excited about that.

Who wants to be 100?  There may be something good in it for you!

And a quick picture of my sweet girl ready for school this morning! She loved her apple skirt!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So many cute bags so little time...

I just love bags. If I could have a new one each week I'd be in heaven....Ok sometimes that happens.  =)
Check out these cuties that are going to Indiana with me!

And here is a fab-u-lous new skirt in lovely corduroy!  Love those apples for fall!
Peighton will be wearing this to school I'm sure!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A peasant dress with Anna Maria Horner

I just love Anna Maria Horner's fabrics....especially in a sweet peasant top with buttons and bows!
So cute!  Look for this one soon!

Photos courtesy of Rachel Ralstin Photography

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kool-aid Play doh!

have you ever made this stuff?  It is just so fun!  It smells good and it's great to play with on a cold winter day.
So, here's the recipe:

Kool-aid playdoh

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 1/2 T oil
1/2 T alum
1 package kool-aid
1 cup HOT water

Mix it all together and enjoy!
I usually have to add more flour to it as I am mixing it up, just until it is easy to work with.

We like to make lots of different scents at one time and enjoy all the unique smells!!!!

Have fun!
I need to get some pictures of us playing with it....Peighton is such a fun play-doh player!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kati cupcake giveaway!

Check out this great giveaway from Kati Cupcake!

who wouldn't love that!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New pattern! Fully reversible skirt!

Just got done listing "Caliope!"

Super cute and REVERSIBLE!!!! Now what mommy wouldn't love that!  And her little girl too!

Go check it out! 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

And the winner is.......

Drum roll please.......

I don't have your email so I hope you check back!

I like that I "kind of" know you....through Mary that is!
Let me know what size of "something" you want, or it could be something for you too!

She's still happy about doing a giveaway....we'll have to do another one soon!
She actually told me she wanted to pick herself when I told her to pick a winner!

Party dress!

I just love this Joel Dewberry dress! 
I think it would make a fabulous party dress for a little girl who likes to twirl!

This little girl recently got fired from wardrobe selection....but she's still cute!
and I have no idea how she got her head into that baby hat!!!!! =)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a preview of Caliope

Working on a new pattern around here!

It's a fully reversible skirt-now who doesn't love that!

Check out that pose!  She's getting good at this modeling thing!

 Some pockets for all those important things.

And some fringy things....Peighton is trying to keep this one...

And one of my favorite little friends modeling one her mommy made!
Check out that gorgeous lace on the bottom!

Stay tuned....I've got another one brewing too!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another giveaway from Lila Tueller!

She's giving away a jelly roll of fabric from her new line!
how fun!

Friday, October 9, 2009

I got to test a pattern!

Super fun! I got to test a new pants pattern for Whimsy Couture Boutique!
LOVE her stuff and this one does not disappoint!
Simple little flared pants with a comfy elastic waist.
Wonder if they come in my size.....

a pumpkin craft...approved by Peighton

This one is kinda silly but still loved by my almost-three-year-old!

I love that we were able to use things we had around the house too!


Lids of juice cans
Elmer's school glue
food coloring (red and yellow)
construction paper
Glue gun

Mix about 1/2 cup glue with the food coloring to  make orange. (I looked on the back of my box to see how many drops of each it took to make orange.)
Peighton LOVED the mixing the glue part and watching it change colors!

Next, pour it onto the juice lid.  Be careful not to put in too much-we did and had one overflow!

Let it dry for a few days.

Peel off the dried glue.
Cut shapes for the face of the pumpkin and the stem.
Glue on.

I used the glue gun to attach the magnets to the back, I thought it might stick a little better.

Here are our finished pumpkins....and my happy little pumpkin too!
She sent some off to her grandmas-they are going to love it!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Spy Photo Book

I love great tutorials and ideas I find on other blogs so I thought it was time I start sharing some of what Peighton and I do on a daily basis around here....usually something crafty!

Here is what we made this morning.....

"I Spy Photo Book"


Small photo album

pictures of "Collections"

glue gun

large scrap of fabric

scraps of ribbon (optional)

I went around the house and took pictures of collections of "things." Little people, play food, the silverware drawer, the junk drawer, shoes, tools in the garage, etc.

I printed them out and stuck them in her book.

I left a double page spread for each picture. The picture is on the left and a list of what she has to find will be on  the right.

Then I cut a rectangle of fabric about an inch bigger than my photo album on each side.

I cut small openings for the spine of the book and wrapped the rest like a present using lots of glue!

I still need to print out the "what to find" pages, but a little helper seems to have stolen my book before I could get it done!  Guess she can't read yet anyway, so I think I have time to get that done!

Here's my cover. I added a little rick rack and a bow....because we like things like that! 

She was browsing her book immediately! I think this will be great in the car!
Look at her concentration! Ha!

Enjoy!  I think we'll be making more of these!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time for a GIVEAWAY!!!!

She's super happy about a giveaway!

I love seeing giveaways on other sites and I think it's time I did one of my own!

Post a link to my blog and website on your blog, website, facebook page, etc and come back here and leave the link in a comment to me.

Super easy!

I'll put your name in the hat for something choose the size, I'll choose the item-it'll be a surprise all around!
I heart surprises!
And if you only have little boys, it might be something for you! How fun!

Now let's see those links! Deadline will be Oct. 15th-Don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a little birdie...

I heart birds. just can't get enough of them!

While at the fabric store Peighton took a liking to these so I didn't argue!
Super cute little pinafore...I think we'll put it with some grey velour pants for school tomorrow and love it!


Loving this style for fall and what great colors!!!!!

I adore the addition of buttons on the front of this peasant top and such great twirl with that full skirt!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

a little anna maria horner love

I just love the bright colors and the polka dots in this one!
I'm thinking it would look great with some ballet flats or some funky boots.
Now it just needs to cute photos to go along with it.....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

the classic "twirly skirt" but longer...and in need of pink cowgirl boots!

I love hair accessories....especially when I make them myself! Not sure how these will stay in her hair....maybe the'll become mine!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New pattern!

Just listed a new pattern! I named her "Daphne" and she is super sweet and even better super easy to make!
Step by step directions, lots of pictures and even a tutorial on shirring.
I included an optional apron too!
Such a cute little top, or dress! Make one today!

Miss Peighton's new room...

I wish I had a "before" picture of this vanity!
So pretty now that Dustin refinished it!
I did the chair though!

Super cute curtains!

And her adorable bed! I love all the fabrics in here and the different colors all mixed together.
The bed and dresser are coming next week and then I think it's complete!

a great mail day!

oh my! I LOVE it when I go to the mailbox.....and this is what I find.....loads and loads of fabric!

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