Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Look what Tony's first project was on our house! He was so sweet and transformed our mudroom into a much more usable space! It's the best Christmas present ever!!! Now we have the perfect place to hang our coats right when we walk in the door.
Here's a few pictures of the progress.
I love the bead-board and the cute hooks!
He even redid the cute bench to make it match :)
It makes me happy every time I see it!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I can't believe how long it's been since I have blogged! We've had a lot of exciting new changes since then. The biggest news is that we sold our cute little old house in Syracuse!!! YAY!!! The whole process of selling it and buying a new house was quite a miracle and the Lord truly blessed us with so many tender mercies along the way! I am so grateful for his guided hand :)
We did do a few final projects before we left our Syracuse home. This was definitely the biggest! We added a second bathroom in our laundry room!
It was pretty crazy (and scary) seeing Tony take a jack hammer to the floor :) We didn't think we were going to be able to add this bathroom without using a sump pump. Luckily we found the sewer connection when we started digging! YAY!!! We were never so happy to see a 4 inch pipe! It was like striking gold! Some how we finished this bathroom in a week and moved soon after :)
It's was so fun to see each new step on the house but we really loved when it was finished :)
We are so thankful to be here and have lots of space to learn and grow together as a family. We truly have been so blessed!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I've had a few people wanting to know a little more detail about my White Ruffle Dress.
So here it is again! :) I am also planning on making another dress like this with different material, so I will do a tutorial soon.
Last Sunday I tried it out with a blue cardigan and a blue and white striped belt (which I found from a thrift store for $0.50--YAY!!!).
Here's a better close up of the ruffles--just 2 simple ruffles that extend almost up to the shoulders.
Just above the end of the ruffle is where I added the Velcro. And the first part of the snap is just behind the collar.
So it velcros across the top of the shoulder and then the snap prevents the gap between the back and the front of the collar.
Here's the dress without the cardigan. It could easily be made into a cap sleeve, but I knew I would be wearing a cardigan with it so I just made it a wider tank top. You might notice it is very see-through:) I loved this material, but it is thin! I didn't want to buy tons of it and I only do projects if they are simple and fast, so I actually just wear a cap-sleeve white under shirt (from Down East) and a white skirt underneath it.
Can you tell? It's much less time consuming and works great for me:)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I had my second boy (sweet little baby Braden) back in December and my awesome sister Amy (Happy Scraps Blog) made me this CUTE car seat cover!!! I have loved it and used it everyday since. I am now a big fan of car seat covers:)
I LOVE the fabric she chose!
So a few weeks ago I decided to make one for my friend who was about to have a baby girl.
I'm so happy for her!!!
I used a cute red polka dot fabric on one side and this yellow, brown, and red flowery print for the other side. I knew my friend liked the ric-rac around mine so I did the same thing for hers.
Somehow I forgot to take a picture of the handles on it:) but I added ric-rac to those as well. I also made them Velcro so it would be easy to take on and off. Then I made it reversible (adding handles to each side) in case she wanted to change it sometimes.
I'm glad I have friends that have baby girls, so I can make fun girl things once in a while!