Thursday, May 24, 2012

DIY Bangle Bracelet

 Well, this is a random craft for me but it was fun and very easy and very cheap!  I was inspired by some of the bracelets out there right now, fabric wrapped and embroidery wrapped here, check out these bangles from Ann Taylor Loft here... I also thought these were so cute from Akka design.  Anyways this project cost me almost nothing, the bangle I got from Jo-Ann Fabrics for 97 cents!  I already had the tulle and beads. I buy my tulle at Hobby Lobby, I love this size you can use it for many things and it comes in so many fun colors.
I cut about 2 yards of tulle (wasn't sure how much I would need) so I could easily wrap the tulle around the bracelet.
 Tie a simple knot on the inside of the bangle and cut the access tulle from the knot then start wrapping!  Wrap so the tulle lays nice and flat and pull tightly, you don't want it to be too loose.
 Once you are done wrapping the whole bangle and you return to where your knot is wrap over that so it lays smooth on the inside, I then just pulled my end of tulle underneath another layer and then carefully glued it down (tulle is obviously very fine material be careful not to glue too much or it will melt.)  
 Here it is!  You can either leave it simple or you can add whatever you want!  I tried sewing some beads on it and it turned out cute. You can also add other colors of tulle, ribbon, or wrap layers of embroidery thread.  I love how the tulle makes it look shimmery!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Curious George

Well Porter has a new nick name thanks to his big sister.  Annie-Mae likes to call him baby George for some reason.  The past few days I have really found that it really fits him quite well.  He is scooting all over the place and getting into everything!  He is very determined and wants to touch and eat anything he sees.  Annie-Mae watches Curious George in the mornings sometimes and I wonder if she sees a resemblance...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DIY HEADBOARD if you can't afford the one you want!

So we have been married eight years almost and we have never really had much bedroom furniture, I guess it's just never been on our priority list and you know how it is things always come having babies and stuff like that.  Anyways I was tired of looking at such an empty space above my bed that I did something about it today.  I think it looks cute but maybe it's because I was just so proud of hanging them myself and they didn't look crooked!  Anyway, here it is.  

Most everything is stuff I have picked up from antique/thrift stores over the years and so really if I had to put a total on this it wouldn't be very much.  Even the pillows are made from a table cloth from the 50's.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sister POWER!!!

My youngest sister Jessica designed my new blog.  Check out her blog  She is a stay at home mom to a beautiful baby girl and is helping her husband get through his last year at BYU.  She is so creative and this is just a small fraction of what she does amazingly!  If you need help with anything (business cards, wedding invitations, baby announcements, blogs) message her!!! 

starting from scratch

Where do you start when you haven't been blogging consistently for 2 years and your last post was somewhere before you got pregnant with your youngest?  Well...I guess I will just pick up where we are now!!   We just moved to Montgomery, Alabama and so far it is great!  We didn't know what to expect and so far I guess it has exceeded those expectations.   We are living in a two bedroom apartment right now because when they transferred us here they said it would probably only be for a year or less.  I love our apartment it overlooks a pond and Annie-Mae loves to run around and chase the ducks.  We planted some plants on our balcony and they have been growing amazingly well....I love how  there are no weeds and not much upkeep I just have to water!!  Anyways kids are growing up fast, Porter is already 6 and half months and Annie is on her way to three in September.  I love Porter's huge grin in the mornings and Annie-Mae is just a sweet little girl...(she has her moments) but don't they all?