Thursday, January 28, 2010

Scarves, scarves, scarves...

I'm on a scarf thing lately. I thought it would be a good way to de-stash. Now I can't stop...

Periwinkle jersey knit is super long. So many options!

I'm not choking, just leaning back a little!

This brown is also a jersey knit that is super soft! It's actually more of a circle scarf or a cowl collar. I'm not crazy about all of the wrapping and unwrapping of a long scarf. This is much easier! I still use a couple of layers so it looks like a scarf but it actually just goes over your head.

Here's one in a cream knit. The ruffle is on both sides so that it shows when folded over.

I took some coral jersey knit that I bought in NYC last year and made it into a long scarf with braided ends.  I love this one...easy,,casual, burst of color.  Great with jeans and  a turtleneck.

This one was made from a Minky charm pack that I picked up in Waynesville. I made it for the girls but my sister wanted it for her God-daughter, so I appliqued a minky "H" on it for her. She was willing to pay, so ... sorry girls!
I know...cute, soft, comfy, what young girl wouldn't want one?  My girls had so much fun playing with these fabric squares!  I wish I would have bought more. 
Thanks for checking in!  (Ha Ha)  Hope you have lots of cute scarves to keep you warm!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Before we could start on Austin's room, I wanted to get Taylor and Bradlee finished. I don't have any pictures of the room with three beds, but it was cute! Now, it's even cuter! They each have their own space with a dresser and a desk. It's much easier to keep clean when everything has it's place.
Notice the gray "pillow" on Taylor's bed? That's Boomer.
This is Taylor's end of the room. The guitar fabric covers cork boards on the brown wall.

This is Bradlee's end. I'm not finished with that blue wall yet. I'm thinking some really big blown up pictures in bright frames might be good.

I did the lampshade to match the euro-shams that I made. I went back and forth with the table. I decoupaged it with fabric using JCaroline's technique.
Austin really thought I was giving her a box with miniature furniture for Christmas. I wrapped up some towels, some sheets, hangers, drawer liners, etc. She was so confused! Then she opened a box full of purple fabrics and I told her she could start picking things out for her actual new room! Talk about excited! It's going to be a challenge because the room was just painted green and we're going to have to work with that color. I'll post the progress as we go.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

No Pink!

When Bradlee started Kindergarten (about a year and a half ago), we told her that she could move out of Bo's room and in with the girls. We made the older girls room into the guest room and the guest room was to be the new "girls only" room. They all agreed they wanted a bright room that wasn't pink! So, I picked out these fabrics... and we chose this paint color... with one chocolate brown wall... The end result was really great and everyone has been happy with the arrangement. This Fall though, things started getting a little crowded. Three girls can accumulate a lot of stuff! We didn't really use the guest room as much as we thought we might have and the girls were on top of each other. As the oldest, Austin was always a temporary boarder in the room until we felt she was ready for her own room. I wanted them to learn to share and to respect each others things. I feel very strongly that sisters should share a room as children to help learn these lessons. I think that being in this room together for this time has been invaluable in developing their relationships with each other. But it was time for Austin to move in to her own room and let Taylor and Bradlee have their own space. So, this is what Austin got for Christmas... Her own room! More to come...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas crafts

I love that my kids are creative and old enough now to make their own crafts with me. We started doing Christmas crafts last year and I plan to make it a tradition, like decorating Christmas cookies! Last year we made "trees" from styrofoam and scraps from my workroom...anything green and red we could find was used. It was a great way to let their individual styles take shape! Also, a test of Mommy's patience and efforts to be "hands off" with crafts! I think they're cute and they were so excited to get them back out this year! This year for our Christmas craft, we made tulle wreaths. I had planned to make one with them, but ended up having to help each girl finish theirs. Next time, definitely use smaller wreaths! All in all, a good project for young girls. This is Austin's...Taylor mixed the red and green tulle...the pictures really don't do it justice. It's beautiful! We decided to keep Bradlee's simple and wrapped the wreath before we made little candy-like flowers. This was a time-consuming project but the end result was really worth it! I hope everyone had a great Holiday season! Happy 2010!