Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I'm not going to apologize for the 15 photos of Ava. Because there is a crafting item in those photos! Look at this adorable Chewbacca softie from Pinterest! He was really easy to make...if you follow the directions. Which I didn't and he is actually Chewie #2. The first one is "the ugly twin". I won't bore you with the details but I will say that you should follow her instructions and make the back part with a seam and interface the whole thing (my instructions). Anyway, he's adorable and I love his teeth and ammunition sash the best. Which is made with black grosgrain ribbon and duct tape.
Here is Emily wearing the Princess Leia costume back in 2008 when Ava was but a wee babe of about 10 months. The R2D2 is actually a phone I've had for years and years that of course does not work over here. Oh and Ava calls Chewbacca "Bock Bock". I guess that's not an easy thing to say?
Monday, October 24, 2011
This years theme was Dinosaurs!! How cool is that?? And we went on my birthday and with good friends. The only thing that could have made it the perfect day was if Jon was there.
*for last year and all the years before, look here.
2005, 2006, 2007 can be seen here.
I think Ava looks just like my brother in the photo below.
I'll have to dig out a photo of him pouting at that age.
Who has the coolest shoes ever?
Crazy I tell you!
These are the other kids we went with. Nicolas, Annabel & Sienna.
If you can take your eyes off Ava's crack, take a look at that huge pumpkin!!
Thanks Heidi and Mary for some of the photos:)
Sunday, October 23, 2011
My sister sent me a picture of her Halloween name plaque in front of her house. It looks so good!
Yesterday was the Girl Scout Masquerade Ball. The girls made their own masks. They got them from the arts and crafts center here (I still have not gone in as I'm told it has a small selection of ugly fabric and notions) and I think they were done with a die cut machine and suede mat board. Speaking of die cut machines....I have saved up gift certificates (thanks family:) for a Silhouette Die Cutter. Anyone know much about it? Heard anything bad about it? Good?
Don't they look adorable?
I turned 40 a week ago!
I went to Stuttgart and to the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Patch for the big day ( I'll post pictures someday). How does it feel to be 40? The same as 39 and 38 and 37..except saying 40 makes me cringe. It really does sound (from a teenagers point of view) old. Of course now that I'm 40 it's not old to me at all.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I love them and I'll keep them forever and ever:) I was thinking smaller ones would be cute for Halloween cards.
*"Curated" digi page from kitschy digitals
Monday, October 17, 2011
Here's two more ideas I got off pinterest. The first is this fingerprint tree.
So then I saw this digi kit on Jessica Spragues "one buck Wednesday" (completely forgetting that this pin had a link to a free one) and thought the tree was perfect for this and it was $1!! So I printed it out to fill an 8.5x11 piece of paper and printed it on card stock. I had the girls choose which color stamp the wanted and told them they could only use that color so when looking at it you knew who's little prints were who's.
The 2nd project is this Halloween garland. I printed it in black ink (just the outline) on black cardstock. Because printers don't print in white:) But the black showed up enough for Emily to cut this out. She wanted it above my bed.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My 1st Farmers Wife Quilt blocks. Have I said already how much I love making these?? I'm addicted. I think it's because each block is different so I have to think up a new combo of fabrics each time. If you haven't already noticed, the two predominant colors are yellow and green. I may switch to another color combo soon. I only have so much green and yellow...
The yellow lady bug one is wrong. It was not supposed to have a border aroudn it but I somehow made it smaller than it was supposed to be and I was not going to remake it!
You're looking at a big girl now! Ava goes to "part time, part day, pre k". Say that 5 times fast! She goes to "school" 2 days a week for 3 hours each time. Luckily we only live 10 minutes away so I can come home and do stuff and not feel like I have to turn right around and go get her.And what's the stuff I do? What do I do with 3 hours of free time??? Clean out the basement. And go for long walks where I can walk fast and not have to hear one of my kids complain about me walking too fast or not have to push a stroller with 2 kids in it because that's the only way I can walk fast with them is if they are both in one stroller. I've been listening to Interview with a Vampire on my Ipod while walking.