Thursday, March 31, 2011

Signs of Spring

Love all of the blooms popping up
But really wishing the weather would make up it's mind
one day it's nice & sunny and nice the next it's cold & rainy and 30 degrees
I want to get outside and play, and clean up the yard.
I wimp out when it's cold out.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Owl Obsessed

Little pocket on back

I made baby boy a cutey owl pillow for his room.
I purchased the pattern from this Etsy shop.
So easy to make & the directions were very clear.
Was thinking of getting this one to do for a gift

Two prints from Etsy ready to hang
I'll have to find the links for the shops

Also on my Etsy want this is this print
once we decide on a name
And of course I would get it in orange & blue

And this outfit
You know for his first photo shoot.

We now have paint on the walls, Yay!
Ready to start decorating
Waiting on hubby to install blinds & curtains..

A gift for Baby Brother

This weekend we decided to take Miss Maddie to the Clay Bakers shop
here in Easton, and see if she wanted to paint something for baby brother.
She choose a little piggy bank, we picked the colors of the nursery.
And we sponge painted with some help from daddy.
She then chose a circle dot sponge and made polka dots on him.
He turned out pretty cute. I can't wait to see the finished project.
She was so proud!
I would love to go back again I saw the cutest
little owl nick nack guy there.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Retro Lunch time

Adorable lil lunchbox comes with thermos

Lassie Lunchbox So neat!

Finally added some new treasures to my Etsy shop!
Check em out adding more stuff all this week
On a mission

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fave Friday-Addicted


Short little post today,
 Had to share my new addiction with you.
I came across the lovely site of Pinterest
via Ashley Ann's blog. And I am hooked.
It's awesome for keeping all of your bookmarks in one place. I think I could spend all day on there.
Check out my boards here
To start your own request a invite on Pinterest here.
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Master Project

Thought I would share a few pictures of our bedroom, which is still a work in progress but it's getting there. We've added new blinds, new curtains, new mattress! Yay! (We've finally upgraded from a full size to a queen)
I still want to paint the room, the wall color and the dark furniture
make it seems like a dungeon. But now with the white curtains, blinds
and the bedding the room feels so much lighter.
My favorite is the curtains, I got plain white sailcloth curtains from
Target and added a trim in my favorite Heather Bailey fabric.
You might remember it from this attempt at a redo for my fabric shades.
That was a disaster, After I finally completed one the cats chewed the
cords off...ugh  So much for that. These turned much better. 
Next up is changing up the pictures on the wall some, and rearranging nick nacky stuff.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Goodnight moon

My shot of the this weekend's Super Moon
Supposively the brightest Moon in 20 some years...
(thanks for the heads up Dorothy)

I braved the scary noises outside of my house to get this
Something was howling... so not funny.
I took this with my new lens, tried to get the settings
 right to get a clear shot.
Hard to concentrate with all of the crazy howling & leave crunching noises going on..


Love the CSI pinball machine

Playing wack a shark with daddy

Trying to bowl... that was quite interesting

Guess who's favorite machine this was...
I think Daddy spendt $20 and we left with 7 dinos

Look at that face... telling daddy which one she wanted...

So big!!

Tellin mommy look beach, right there

Shark tail coming out of the Ripley's museum

We made a short visit to the beach this past weekend.
We were disappointed to find the rides weren't open
so we checked out the arcade. Maddie was amazed by the load music & the lights from all of the machines.
Her favorite of course was the dino machine.
You had to pick up rubber dinos with the
dino skeleton's mouth. Daddy was very good with it.,
we came home with 7 dinos. Like we needed some more.
We then walked the boardwalk some and ate pizza at doughrollers.
Yum! Maddie did awesome and went to the potty no accidents.
She slept all the way home. Girlfriend was wore out.

Sunday we ran errands and got birthday supplies for
Maddie's 3rd birthday! coming up. Trying to prepare for everything ahead
of time. She loves playing with the cups and plates and even wanted
to sleep with  Of course it's a dino themed party!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's

Sporting the shirt I made her 

Playing outside after the parade

What a beautiful St. Patty's day!!
The weather was awesome. 
We hit the St. Paddy's Day Parade in Town after
I picked her up from school then headed home for a bike ride
and some puddle playing.
Tomorrow is suppose to be even nicer.
Wish I didn't have to work

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Babys Quilt

Testing out my new lens I decided to squeeze a photo shoot
of the babys quilt in the last few minutes of day light.
I love the days staying light later but am not liking getting up in the dark.
Love this bassinet especially since it has history. It'll be 56 yrs old!! this May.
It was my Dads when he was a baby. I did use it briefly with Maddie
but everytime her arm would hit the side she would wake up and cry.
She hated being swaddled and wrestled to get one arm out of the
blanket. Wonder what the new baby is going to be like.

The lovely quilt I custom ordered from Kacie's wonderful Etsy shop
Check it out here. I love the It's a hoot fabric from Moda.
She had done a quilt I liked and I asked if she could make a version
with out the pink in it. I think it turned out nicely.
I love the polka dot blue trim.
She has an all pink version right now in her shop that is adorable.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Special project

I made a couple shirts for a friends daughter
aren't they cute! She requested a knock off version of the adorable Boden
patchwork tees. I didn't want mine to be too close to the original
I hand drew the cat & dog and mixed up the colors and added buttons
and lots of small detail stitching. And she loved them especially since they
weren't the $30 a piece that Boden wants. 
She ended up finding a pink tutu skirt for daughter to wear with cat tee.
Maddie wanted the cat shirt, so I think I might make her one. 
Need to fit that in with the curtains & an owl pillow I am making.

Friday, March 11, 2011

FRIDAY FAVORITES (Nesting Version)

Thought I'd share a few things in my nesting folder I've bookmarked
A thousand thoughts running thru my head as I try
to prepare for baby boy.
I felt so prepared with Maddie this time I feel like a basket case.
Realized last night I need some little stuff like burp cloths, bibs, bottles
Everything I had saved of Maddie's is pink & girly.
We are still deciding on names
My top#1 is Jackson Perry
#2 is Dalton Perry
We'll see.. gotta make a decision soon

I am need of a new diaper bag
I came across this one from here, I like the idea of a long strap
I can where like a messenger bag.
Need a bag that will have storage for 2

Loving this wall cling from here
Thinking about it in orange

So cute! From here

Must get one of these for his first photo shoot.
ooh with a matching hat. From here.

Also thinking about one of these