Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fun With Premo

So I saw this GORGEOUS necklace on Ucreate as a giveaway. Well, I never win anything, so I didn't even bother entering. When I showed the picture to my sis-in-law, Whitney, we decided we MUST figure out how to recreate it.
We went to Quality Art, where we were discoursed on the benefits of drinking Olive Oil while hiking as we picked out the color we wanted. Unfortunately, after arguing with the clerk over the fact that pizza and doughnuts are in fact more tasty than hummus, we didn't have time for Whit to finish a rose before she had to head home. I did, however, finish my rose, and a necklace to put it on too. I'm SUPER excited with how it turned out!
(The bottom chain does hang straight down- I didn't notice it was all tweaked when I was taking the picture)
Here's a close up of the rose- you can see my fingerprints, so I'm still trying to figure out how to avoid that. I tried wearing latex gloves, but apparently the brand I have on hand (no pun intended) has fingerprints ETCHED into the tips.... yes.... Really people? Why?!?! But it's not noticeable to those who will be admiring it from an appropriate "personal space" distance.
PS- This is the top of the lace shirt I made- I think it looks PERFECT with the necklace! Score!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Top For Me

All this wedding sewing has been fun, but made me extremely aware of my lack of cute clothes. (Could have something to do with my lack of funds...) So I raided my fabric stash and found some material that I could make a top out of, since that's what I'm lacking right now. Here's what I came up with:

Here's a close up of the top- I saw a pic of it awhile ago on some blog and thought it was pretty cute. I like how it turned out! I made it to go under a cardigan, but forgot to put it on for the pics- I'm glad I added sleeves though- I think it could be worn just as a shirt- well, maybe by the end of my BFL challenge :).

p.s. the material is knit, it's not shiny- I just had to take my own photo with a timer in our gym, so... yeah. I'm not a photographer. Judge me.

Oh, I also made a lace top, like One Pearl Button. It was SUPER easy, fun, and I like it. Maybe I'll post a pic if I can get Ben to take the picture... :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sewin' and Sellin'

We'll start with the Sewing: Pardon the immodesty, I haven't finished the girls' cardigans yet, but here are their dresses for Sam & Jenna's wedding in April. I still have to make her niece's dress, my mother in law's dress, and all three cardigans, but I'm loving it! So much fun and I'm really happy with how it's all turning out!
This was my first experience with creating my own pattern from a picture and I'm really happy that it turned out!
Also, I'm making the bridesmaids' necklaces for the wedding. The top one is the one we're going with. They've been really fun to make as well. I got the idea from Little Miss Momma. It's super easy and really fun! I recommend it!

Okay, so on to the Selling part....
We've officially got our house on the market! So check out our house blog and let anyone you know looking for a great house in the Boise area to look us up!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Little Sickies

Poor girls- both have upper respiratory infections. Ellie has an ear and sinus infection to boot. But they are trying their best to still be angels... they aren't always succeeding. But it's the thought that counts, right??
Here's Brook planning a picnic for us- she's so thoughtful!
Poor little thing- she is really struggling, but she still tries to smile
This is a new one
Love my girls!

Love Birds

My soon-to-be sister-in-law recently sent me this picture and asked how hard it would be to recreate:
I'm not sure where the picture is from, so I can't give credit
I believe the idea originated from Ann Wood's birds
My exact thoughts were "So easy, I can totally do that." Well, I was right and I was wrong. I did it, but it was NOT easy! It was really fun though (except for handsewing the 4 prototypes to try to get the bodies right). I like trying new projects that make me use skills I don't normally choose to use.
So without further ado, here is my take on the birds:
Meet Mr. & Mrs. Sam Douglass
The bride is absolutely my favorite... LOVE her veil!
Close ups of the groom
Not as cute as the real couple, but close :)
Thanks for letting me help with this Jenna- I hope you like them!