Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Cards

I love a good handmade Christmas card, but this year I’m going to do something different. I am going to break from tradition and send out photo cards. What can I say, you know all the relatives really just want to see a picture of Coraline’s cute face wishing them Christmas cheer.

I’m going to use Shutterfly because they have so many fantastic, fun, traditional, nontraditional, elegant and whimsy cards to choose from (click here to see them all) and because I used them for Coraline’s birth announcement and the cards turned out FABULOUS!  I love how easy it is to search for the perfect card (you can easily narrow your options) and the finished product is a high quality card.

There are so many amazing Christmas cards, but I love a good damask like this one or I may decide to be whimsy and go with this one.

There are so many things to choose from and although it is a little early to start thinking about first birthday invitations perhaps this one should be in the running? or this one?  Only time will tell my friends!

Check them out. You won’t be disappointed!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My little girl

I decided to bust out the nice camera and get some pictures of her this past week.  She is growing so fast and I want to make sure that I have some good pictures of her to remember this fun age (5 almost 6 months).

She's a very serious girl.  She's not quick to smile at strangers (or the camera), but will give them out once she gets to know you.

She's not a huge fan of tummy time.  She can roll over (both ways) and can sit up now.

She absolutely LOVES the cats and blowing raspberries.  She grabs those kitties' ears and won't let go.  The cats are absolute angels- they totally let her grab and yank on them.  Sadie especially likes her. 

I just can't get enough of her! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Upcyle- Baby Skirt

I'm having too much fun- can you tell?  I love the idea of taking old clothes and remaking them into something else (preferably one my daughter can wear)!  I went to the goodwill to stock up on some womens' corduroys and other pants to transform into skirts for Coraline to use during the winter.

I did not take a picture of the pants, but it was a women's velvety gray pair of pants.  I was inspired by this pattern.  I needed more material than the pattern called for, so I thought a ruffle in the middle of the skirt would be cute.  I had some Moda fabric left over from a quilt and it had that perfect touch of gray in it.  I took a 2 1/4 inch strip (twice as long as the skirt) and created a double ruffle (my own term)- basically I just put a baste stitch on the top and bottom of the material and pulled the string to create a ruffle. 

I have decided that I love the way this waist is done- creating a space for the elastic so that it ruffles at the top.  It looks so much more "finished" to me then without it.  It will look much cuter with onesies too!

Here's a close up of the ruffle.

I would never pair the shirt with this skirt, but I wanted to get a picture of her in it for the blog.  I do like it with the leggings though!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's a Hoot Baby Quilt

I love the new line by MoMo for Moda called It's a Hoot.  The colors are so lovely and bright.  I wanted to make a simple patchwork quilt to really showcase the charms.

I quilted using the free hand meandering style. 

I just love the bright colors!

This quilt is on sale at my Etsy shop.

I'm linking up to Tea Rose Home- check it out!

Hot Fudge Sundae . . . with Sprinkles

And here she is in her ensemble.   A hot fudge sundae (with sprinkles) indeed.

Miss C and her cousins decided to make the rounds in our neighborhood.  The kids racked up- I spotted a full size snickers bar and chips.

I love this picture of Cousin E giving Coraline a fist bump.  She looks very intent on doing it right.  Also, this is a good view of her skirt and leggings.

All in all, we had a great night with the family.  My dad and I made baklava so the adults were sufficiently sugared up as well as the kids!  Hope you all had a happy halloween!