Monday, May 6, 2013

Recent Sewing Projects

I made this apron for soon to be sister-in-law, McKenna. She is so perfect for my brother. :) 

 I made this blanket for my sweet nephew, Julien. It was super easy and Julien loves it. :) I love him. :)

The tag says, "Made with Love."

Baby Room Before and After

I have been working on the baby room lately. Made a duvet cover, curtains, and covered some pillows with fabric. Here's the before and after photos!


(I made the duvet cover from a two queen sheets. Used fabric from Hobby Lobby to cover the pillow.) 



Made the pom-poms from Pinterest. Gotta love Pinterest! Ignore the printer on the dresser again! 

I made the valance by scratch. I wanted to make full curtains but wanted to keep it cheap.

Our application to the state should be submitted next week! We should be licensed in 2-4 weeks, depends on how fast the state approves us.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baby Room

I have been working on the baby room here and there. It's coming together! I still want to make a crib bed skirt, new curtains, new pillows, and some other decor. I thought I would post some of my progress. I got a lot of the pictures from Ikea. The heart light is also from Ikea.

 This was our guest room, but now it will be baby room and then when people visit, they can still have a bed to sleep in.

 Since we don't know if we are getting a boy or girl, I got some unisex onesies at a consignment shop. I also put some of my girls clothes up too.

 I been buying baby supplies slowly each paycheck.

 Ignore the printer. :)

It's coming together.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday

My sweet Annabelle is 3! I can't believe it! It was such a good day. We all had such a good time. Bare with me guys, I had to take pictures with my iphone because I could not find my camera. 

I made chocolate covered strawberries! Yummmm!

This gluten free cake was so good! The strawberries got a little runny because I put the cake in the fridge for awhile before the party. It was the first two layer cake I ever made. I got the recipe from a really awesome blog. Here is the link: Inspire RD I didn't use the frosting recipe because the double broiler thing was a little too advanced for me. :) I used a basic buttercream frosting. 

Tiffany, Cami, and Aurora

 Annabelle talking to our dear friend, Lori. Her and her husband, Aaron, are in foster care training with us. They are such amazing people!

Coloring away!

I love this little girl. Amie always calls me "Dess!"

Kyle wanted to wear Annabelle's crown.

Lex and Byron (above)

Mark, Aaron, and Lori (above)

Singing Happy Birthday to Annabelle. Annabelle sang along! 

Present time!

So many awesome presents!

A sweet friend got Annabelle a "I'm a Big Sister" book for when God decides we can adopt a child out of the foster system. A little note was written in the book that said, "You will be a big sister to many foster babies," and yup, I cried. 

Annabelle, Gianna, Olivia, and Byron

Ellie and Jailee

Jailee, Amie, and Annabelle

Amie, Jailee, Hailey, Hailee, Ellie, Annabelle, and Aiden

God has truly blessed us with wonderful friends. Happy Birthday, sweet Annabelle. I know there was a time mommy and daddy (and doctors too) were very worried about your health and we are so thankful you are healthy and thriving! God is so faithful.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Tutu

I'm so excited for Annabelle's 3rd birthday party this Sunday. I had to make both the girls tutus. I'm not going to do a tutorial because I copied pinterest. It was super easy and super cheap. I think I spent $6 on tulle and $1 on elastic. I used ribbon I had in my craft drawer.

I got these shirts at the thrift store and they match perfectly. My girls pretty much wear the same size and there actually was two of the same shirts at the thrift store! They were $2 a piece.

Pictures of the party to come!