Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Super Seven

How on earth did this little one get so BIG!  It's very bitter sweet my *baby* turning seven.  I love watching her grow and learn, but I will miss having a little one around.

She is such a funny soul, always laughing and playing fun.  She LOVES dress-ups, and here she is in one of my old hats that now has a home in the dress-up box.  So cute.

 Check out that gummy smile :)

Livinia is the babe who completed our family, who makes us laugh each and everyday.  Who surprises us with her smart brain, who delights in life.

 We are so blessed to have her.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Some more makings.

Seems the "make stuff" bug has hit hard around here.  I am forever cutting fabric, sticking down papers, and looking for things to paint.  I really love when I am up to my eyeballs in projects,it just makes me happy.

I decided to start to re-vamp our lounge cushions.  One needed a little imaginative hiding of a big stain, and the other I just decided to start all over with.  I love both.  My fave is the hodge-podge of fabrics one, I plan to make many more. I loved just ripping fabric, sewing haphazardly and watching it all come together.

They look so pretty together.

Hope you are doing something creative today.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

A Project kinda girl

I really love projects.  You know something other than scrapbooking (shock!)  that will take most of the day to complete.  Something that ususally makes a huge mess.  Something other than housework.

So today I decided it was time to make a teepee :)  I had seen and admired one that Rachel Denbow made so printed out her instructions and away I went.  Rachel's blog is super cute and full of lots of crafty goodness, so pop over and have a lookie.

The only thing I had to purchase was the poles.  They came to around $30, we couldn't find what we needed in pine so just bought another type of timber, I am sure if you could find pine it would be cheaper.  Everything else I had at hand.  It was really nice to use up some of my vintage sheet stash.

The teepee was really easy to construct, but by the end there was lots and lots of fabric to hold while sewing.  The looks on the girls faces when it was finished was wonderful, they have played in it all evening (as has Mr Freddie Bear our doggie) and it won't be put away anytime soon.



 Now I want one for my bedroom, with fairy lights in it.  Which of course won't happen, because our room is tiny ..... but I can certainly dream :)

Love Lisa xx