Wednesday, March 23, 2011

C is for Cella and E is for Edie: Growth Charts for my girls

I just finished these babies up a few days ago and thought I'd share before heading out of town for the weekend.

E is for Edie and Elephant
close-up view

in her room

C is for Cella and Cat
close-up view

in her room...(sorry for the dark photo, this was taken at bedtime tonight)
I'm not leaving until Friday, but I want to give myself time to make something special for my little sister's bachelorette weekend. We are going to the beach and I can't wait to sink my toes in the sand and not get up for anything! 
Ciao until next week!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just a few things...

I'm working on so many projects right now, my hands can't keep up with the ideas in my head!! (add 1 toddler and an 8 month old and it is really hard to finish anything at one time) So here are a few things I'm working on, and I'll post photos as I finish each project.

First: Growth charts for my is a sneak peek. 

When I was growing up, my mom use the molding around a cased opening in our kitchen as our growth chart. She marked all of our heights as we grew even into young adults. I was so sad when we moved out of our house and had to leave behind this treasure from our family history. I love that my mom used the molding in our house and wanted something similar. But I wanted them to be portable so the girls can keep them forever. I'm using 1 x 6's and sawtooth picture hangers so we never have to leave them behind!

Second: A little mermaid costume for Cella's 3rd birthday

*inpired by this gorgeous skirt from Burdastyle.
Third: 2 Flower girl dresses for my sister's wedding
*inspired by these precious dresses from katiedid. (she doesn't blog anymore, but you can still see her old stuff - she is so talented!)
This list will keep me busy for the next few weeks, but I still plan on updating the blog with other past projects. So stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Sundress for Page

For the past few weeks I've been working on a sundress and pants for my niece, Page. She hasn't been able to try it on since they live in Arkansas, but this morning I got Cella to model for a few minutes..... messy face and all.

 The strap and pants fabric is Amy Butler's Lotus Wall Flower and the dress fabric is Micheal Miller's Tweet Tweet in white. I added some lace and a flower from my scraps stash just to give it a little extra umph! I'm loving this dress and so is Cella. I might have to make another one so the cousins can have matching dresses this summer!

Here are few more photos.....of Cella saying this photo shoot is over, mama!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Treasure Hunt: pink bamboo nesting stools

This weekend we decided to go for a little treasure hunt at some of our local consignments shops. I do love looking through "treasures" at antique and thrift stores - it is one of my favorite things to do!!

We have a long long list of furniture that we would like for our house - a media  cabinet, dining table, kitchen table, kitchen chairs, etc. etc., and I really prefer to buy used pieces since it is more environmentally friendly and less expensive. We didn't find anything on our list, but we did find these awesome bamboo nesting stools!

 They are so fun and I think they are a real score - only $34 for all three! They kind of have a funky 70's sunroom vibe and I'm in love with them!
And they remind me of a little of these baskets from Serena and Lily that are on my wishlist.

Serena and Lily storage baskets

If I ever decide not to use them as a table, it would be cute to turn them upside down and use them as toy storage.

Now, the girls are asleep and I have a precious dress to finish up for my niece......hopefully I can post pics of it tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Better than a Treehouse?

Okay, I am a BIG fan of treehouses. Almost everyday I think about them, check out my backyard, try to figure out if there is any way possible to make one in my backyard. (We don't really have space for one, but believe me I'm trying to come up with a plan.) 

And then today while googling pictures of treehouses, I stumbled across the Human Nest.  O MY GOSH!  Seriously, a HUMAN NEST?!!? Y'all this is awesome...........check out these pictures. 

Treebones Resort
Treebones Resort

The photos above are from the TreeBones Resort in Big Sur, California. Look at the view, isn't it gorgeous? This nest was created by an artist named Jason Fann of Spirit Garden. They also describe how they build each nest, which is pretty fascinating.

Here are a few more photos of human nests....I'm thinking a combo nest/treehouse might bring the best of both worlds to a backyard. 
Dedon Human Nest

And this book by another "nest" artist Patrick Dougherty probably has lots of inspirational photos and could really get the creative juices flowing!

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