Easter Pics- Better Late Than Never?

I finally got my camera back! I am so excited. Funny story, when my camera broke I went to pull out my old point and shoot but I couldn’t find it. The day I got my lens back from repairs I found my other camera. Ha! Guess we were destined to record the last several months in cell phone pics… What did we do before smart phones? Good news is the repairs were totally covered under the warranty and I got lots of practice using my super zoom lens. At Easter I was joking with everyone that they had to stand far away if they wanted their pictures!

Here are a few of the shots I got of my awesome family at Easter. We spent the day at my (step)dads with his fiance Julie and her mom as well as my siblings. It was so fun. I’ll have to add an album onto facebook because there are way too many good pics to share.

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Happy Easter

Pretty Eggs

So I stayed up until 3 am last night working on the hats I’m making for the kids to wear on Easter. So far I’m done with….one. Yikes! I have a feeling tonight will be another late one. So far, so good though! It went pretty smoothly with only a couple minor setbacks. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow because right now, I’m too lazy to go get my camera.

The kids and I followed a tutorial from The Artful Parent to decorate our eggs this year. It was so simple and fun too. About ten seconds in I had a tie dyed kitchen floor and shoes (white canvas ones) but we didn’t let it phase us.

Don’t forget about this post with many fabulous egg decorating ideas!

Tie Is Done!

I have a crazy busy weekend, but just wanted to show you that I finished Axel’s tie. Axel loves it and so do I!  I’m sure I will be making more.

Happy Weekend!

Miracle’s Easter Dress

I finished Miracle’s dress yesterday, and it turned out pretty good too. It is a little different style than Evangeline’s, and I messed up on it a little more (I’m just not going to tell how/where.). She absolutely loves it though. When she tried it on for the first time I asked her if she liked it and she jumped on me, grabbed my neck and yelled, “I love it!” I have decided that for the  next few clothing items I do I will buy patterns. It maybe wasn’t such a great idea to try and come up with my own on my first try!

And thank you so much for the great response I received through here and on Facebook from yesterday’s post about my new notepad/journal holder. I received two more custom orders and am so excited!

Busy, Busy, Busy!! ❤

Look What I Did

Thanks for letting me take a few days off. I know you missed me, even if you won’t admit it…. Hello? Mom? Anyone?

I have been super busy, and actually I still am super busy but even if you didn’t miss me, I missed you! I have to show you some of what I’ve been so busy doing!

So without further ado, here is a sneak peak at Evangeline’s Easter dress. This is the first article of clothing I have sewn, and I did it without a pattern or tutorial. I just went with it. I’m sure I probably could have bought something cuter or even cheaper, but it would not have been mommy made! I love it. Evangeline on the other hand is not a fan. I really don’t know why. She cries every time I try and put it on her and she tries to pull the buttons off. She got over it quickly though.

Two things I wish were a little different are the straps (a little too wide) and the bottom trim (not wide enough). There is the possibility of adding some flowers or something to the bottom left corner just to break up the green a little add more pink. I will spend some time searching for ideas over at  Fabric Bows and More. (warning: do not click that link if you have an addiction to headbands, bows or flowers)

So I still have another dress, a tie and three hats to make before Easter. ummm…. YIKES!

Also today I did this quick ruching shirt refashion project. (Literallly, five minutes.) I got the idea over at A Little Tipsy and it is a perfectly fantastic way to give shirts that are too baggy or too long a little make over. I found a tshirt on clearance at Old Navy over the weekend for $3 but it hung a little funny so I gave this a shot. The bunches now nicely hide some of my ‘problem areas’ and it was so easy! I told Andrew I might go a little overboard on my tshirt drawer. He said he has no doubt that I will. He also said it might be a little weird if all my shirts looked like this. What does he know though right?

Oh, and I have kinda good news! My camera repairs will most likely be covered by the warranty (great news!) but unfortunately it has to be sent to Japan. That means we have to deal with cell phone pics for another 6-8 weeks and possibly longer because of the tsunami.

Well, that’s enough of a break for me. I’m off to finish the million projects I have going on right now.

Easter Egg Dying and Decorating

We haven’t colored Easter eggs around here for a couple of years, and I think maybe this year we should do something fun! Here are some excellent ideas and tips for some traditional and not so traditional Easter eggs:

DIY Egg Decorating (several ideas) from Threadbanger

7 Cool Ways to Decorate Eggs from Crafts By Amanda

Hallowed Easter Egg Tutorial from Crafty Daisies

Decorated Wooden Eggs from Forever Decorating

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas from kojo designs

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