Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let me introduce you to my new sewing machine.I got her a few weeks ago as an early B'day present from my wonderful Mother-in-law. I wouldn't say that my sewing machine and I are best friends yet, but we are definitely getting to know one another. We started off my making some curtains for the baby's room.

I have NEVER made curtains before. I really have never sewn much of anything before. I remember taking Home Ec in middle school and we made some kind of pillow, but for that I had someone there showing me step by step what needed to be done. I also made a quilt for a good friend of mine, but for that project I had another friend showing me the ropes. These curtains were a solo mission and I'm not gonna lie...I was intimidated! I didn't have a pattern and it was up to me how I wanted them to look. SO....I picked out pink fabric and I layered white behind it so they wouldn't be thin. Then for the top and bottom I added some white fabric that had pink polka dots on it. I am really proud of myself for starting and completing this project. There are some definite flaws but overall I am happy with how they turned out. Here are a few pictures of the completed project.
Kevin just laughs and says "This is definitely a little girls room." It is pretty funny how it all started with the bedding and snowballed from there. I also go this cute mobile for the baby's crib.
Now all of the major decorating is done. Maybe just a little something here or there. I will show pictures of the full finished project soon :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Those who can't paint


So I was looking in to different ways to make baby Shaw's room look like it was suited for a little girl, without having to paint. I don't know why but I decided to look up wall decals and I found some really cute stuff. I would really recommend it to anyone who wants to add some fun to a nursery (or really any room), but may be renting and not able to paint. I found several different websites like this one and this one, but I decided to get one from this one :).

They make it really easy for you to put together. They labeled each limb with a letter and labeled the places along the trunk where you need to put that limb.
As for the birds and blossoms....well it is really up to you how you want to decorate it. We decided to make our tree look like it was in Autumn so we have some blossoms at the bottom of the trunk as well.
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Now on to curtains!

Hello Autumn!


Summer is great, but my favorite season has always been Autumn. Here is why:

*I can turn off the A/C, open the windows and enjoy the breezy fresh air

*I don't work up a sweat by simply walking out to my car and back

*I love the change of colors in the trees and plants (this was especially beautiful in Alabama)

*Short sleeves during the day, but at night I get to wear those cute cardigans, jackets and possibly scarves I have hanging out in my closet

*The seasonal food-pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pancakes etc... YUM!