Ella’s Seventh

My sweet niece Ella turned seven last week. This girl has a special place in my heart. She was born just a few months before Axel and they grew up like siblings. They fight like siblings, but they also love like siblings. They take care of each other and watch out for each other.

When Ella was 2 she used to call me “Auntie Mommy.” How sweet is that? I wanted to make Ella a dress for her birthday but with VBS and the planning and prep that went into it, I just didn’t have time. Axel thought she would like make up which got me thinking jewelry and so we gave her a scrabble tile pendant from Maybe Kinda Crafty. As luck would have it, the scrabble tile actually had the letter E (for Ella) on the back so it worked out perfectly.

I know you can’t see the actual pendant, but it is bright and colorful, just like Ella.

Happy Number Seven Elle Belle!!

 

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Mother’s Day/ Teacher Appreciation Gifts

For Mother’s Day and Teacher’s Appreciation Day I whipped up a few of these wheat hot/cold therapy sacks. They were pretty simple to make and fun too. I added some┬áchamomile┬áscented oil to make them smell oh so nice and relaxing. I love that you can use them hot or cold. I really needed an ice pack shortly after I made them and I may have borrowed my mother in law’s gift before I gave it to her. It is so great because you can mold the sack to fit around the area where you need it!

Everyone loved them, and the comment I heard the most was “I’ve always wanted one of these!” It seems to be something people would love to have but don’t normally get for themselves. The perfect gift!

I made the bags and found the attached poem/directions on a tutorial over at Brassy Apple.

Dresses and Ties and Hats – Oh My!

I did it! I finished all of the kids things for their Easter outfits. It came really close though. The last flower pin for the last hat was finished in the van on the way to church! It was all worth it though. The kids loved their things (Axel is extremely hard to please) and everyone else loved them too.

Miracle's Dress and Newsboy Cap

Evangeline actually wore her hat all day, until picture time that is!

Axel loves that his hat is reversible. He kept changing it all day.

There are more pictures on my facebook page if you would like to see them! (and some pricing info too if you want to order one for your cuties.)