Thursday, May 24, 2012

birthday presents

i love to make gifts so audrey and i made gifts for my mom for her birthday.
i found both these ideas on pinterest.

summer days are here

we played outside on wednesday, the weather was beautiful.

new dress for audrey

finally finished this dress for audrey. i have had that inspiration picture (pinned to the dress) in my sewing cabinet forever.
i love how the dress turned out, even the raw edges looked cute.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

getting more mileage out of my closet

ive been trying to get more mileage out of my closet by mixing and matching things that i have never thought of before. its kind of fun. so here is an example, here are the many ways i can wear my green dress.

2 shirts

i altered two shirts for myself recently. the first is from a pin from pinterest, making a polo into a tie-neck (im still trying to figure out if i like it).
the second is lace from a back of a shirt that i sewed to the front of a plain black t. i think it turned out awesome.

dress - finally finished

on mothers day i was able to have some major, uninterrupted sewing time and i finally finished this dress. it has been hanging in my "to finish" pile for the last 5, maybe 6 years. i think it turned out great and im glad that i still like it.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

making mothers day

audrey and i went to joanns for their mothers day make and take. audrey made me a cupcake magnet with model magic. i think she did a great job.
then audrey and i made some flowers pictures. we used the bottom of the celery as a sort of "rose" stamp. audrey LOVED doing it so it looks like we will be doing it again, so i need to get some more paint.

my miles doing awesome stuff

i am sooooooo pleased by the things that miles is doing these days. he is walking at least 50% of the time now and he shoots baskets in his new basketball hoop all the time. and he started singing into audrey's microphone. he's so cute.

Friday, May 11, 2012

my hair

i tried something new with my hair today. it will be nice for the summer and it actually stood up to tumbling around with the kids pretty well.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

yummy zucchini bread

audrey and i made zucchini bread today. we got the recipe from the teacher in the 3 year olds room. and it is awesome. audrey is saying "YUMMY" in the picture.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

headphone covers

our headphones were really starting to wear so i decided to extend their life by making covers. now they dont leave black plastic residue all over your face. yeah!

making deodorant

so because we live in a warm climate and summer is quickly approaching i decided to make some homemade deodorant. audrey wanted to help me because this is partly for her (and really why i wanted to make a healthy, safe choice).
we used cornstarch, baking soda, coconut oil, tea tree and peppermint essential oils.
i have to say i am pleased with the stuff. i tried it too and it worked decently. the only down-side is that you have to leave it in the fridge because it will liquefy.