December 19, 2012
Since my plywood Christmas tree project earlier this month, I’ve been on a bit of wood kick. Here is my latest contribution for Project Wedding; hanging modern pendants filled with fresh boxwood and a few sprigs of cheerful flowers. A grouping of these in varying sizes over a table setting would look cool, mixing minimalism with botanica.
November 28, 2012
Thanksgiving week was a doozy in that I came down with the vilest, most tenacious flu of my life. As if running a 102° temperature for days wasn’t enough to contend with, my husband was gone — GONE! — for work. So it was just me, my little cocoon of feverish misery, and three kids to take care of. It was awful with a capital, bolded, underlined A, especially since poor Mara also had the flu and needed to be held and cuddled for most of her waking hours. Fortunately, her case was mild and she bounced back after a matter of days. +1 for nursing! I, however, am STILL recovering and have been on bedrest for much of the week. I think I’ve been operating on too little sleep and too much stress for so long, my body just threw in the towel at the slightest whiff of illness and said “Done! Quitting temporarily!”
With that said, I came on just to quickly share my latest project I worked on for Dotcoms for Moms (which I had finished before I came down with the plague of 2012). Click over to download printable gift tags and for super easy instructions on adding wooden star charms to your gift wrap. And lastly, forgive me for getting all stranger-bossypants on you, but avoid needless suffering and get your flu shot!
October 9, 2012
This cardboard bed I made for Dax has got to be one of my most favorite projects ever! All pieces interlock without tape or glue. I usually dislike sewing since I’m so slow and clumsy at it (being self-taught and using an aging beast of a machine has a lot to do with that) but the project that was supposed to be just a quilt ended up including a pillow. Then a cloud pillow. Then another pillow! Watch out, I may start making clothes for my kids…I wish!
Plans to make your own cardboard bed and more photos can be found at my post for Hellobee.
Pillow fabrics are IKEA and the quilt is made from a pouch that packaged Mara’s Virginia Johnson baby blanket.
October 1, 2012
Happy October 1st to you! It’s probably my most favorite month with both boys’ birthdays in a few weeks, followed by Halloween, then Mara’s birthday in mid-November when she turns one — wut?!
We’re juuuust on the cusp of fall weather here in NC. Still a few more hot days of 80+ degree weather projected this week, but I got into a fall sort of mood by creating the above leaf printables for Dotcoms for Moms.
September 28, 2012
Some cute wall hooks I made for M’s room. Main ingredients: a wooden dowel and shrink film!
Full instructions are at my post for Dotcoms for Moms.