Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Delayed Reaction . . .

I'm behind on posting some projects . . .that's just the name of the game around here. Well, this is what I spend the majority of my time doing. Often I feel, as my dear friend Rachel put it, like a jungle gym! This picture was taken on a particularly nice and easy evening after supper. Brent and I walked down to the school to let the kids play at the playground. It was a great evening, like 75 in the middle of July, a light breeze; it really could not have been more perfect!
Finally, I got a picture of the dress I made Vivian for her birthday, and in true "me" fashion, it wasn't finished on time. However, it was finished in time for her to wear it to church the following Sunday. She looks so sweet in it, I wish that I had a picture of her in it. Add that to the "to do" list. I had a good time making this; all of the fabric was thrifted, and the straps were free! The bottom is from a tablecloth I bought for $.50, the apron is half of a silk scarf I paid $.25, and the top you might recognize as being the same fabric I used on mom's mother's day purse, which I bought for $1. The best part? I have enough left over to make Sophie a matching dress!I picked up "Last Minute Patchwork Gifts" a couple of months ago and finally got around to making this little guy for my cousin. She had a new baby just a few weeks ago and hopefully they'll get in some good cuddle time!Oh, and my first jewelry-making attempt. I adore bracelets, and I like big ones, so that's what I made. There's a matching necklace as well, but I'm not much of a necklace person, so I'm giving it to mom, just have to make a few adjustments first. This was really fun to make and I have to thank my mother-in-law. She's introduced me to making jewelry, and now I think I'm hooked. Oh, and don't be too jealous, but the beads were picked up at a garage sale for $1!!!!AND, I finally got rid of that mop on my head and got a real haircut. I love having short hair, but now I need some color change. I'm toying with the idea of bleaching the whole thing and being platinum again. Ideas anyone??? Lastly, don't forget to enter the giveaway in my post below!!!

6 comments:

staceyk said...

that elipant is cute how long did that take u to mkae? Iv noticed things like that are pretty big on ETSY I think they lookhard to make!

Aim Aug said...

I like you with darker hair! And I love your new cut. Cute dress. Miss you guys.

Margaret said...

how do you get the elephant's ear to lay down? mine stick up or lay back. I love to scrap look. Also, his nose is way flatter than mine. You must know tricks that i don't.

Mandy said...

your kids are so cute. don't you love being a jungle gym???

Jenny said...

I absolutely love the picture of you and the kids!! Years from now that will be a family treasure that everyone will fight over. (Thank goodness for digital pictures...)

MM CUSTOM CREATIONS said...

That elephant is absolutely adorable!