Archive for March, 2009

Thru My Eyes - Playing Guitar

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I thought I’d play a little music today and found my brother’s guitar.

Actually, I thought these neat little knobs on the side were far more interesting

That seemed to upset my brother.

 

What is his problem?  He’s the one who left the guitar on the couch.

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, March 29th, 2009
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be terrified.
Do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

I always try to watch the 700 Club during the week.  I like the more Christian view of the news, and the stories about people are very educational for my comparitively ‘pampered’ children.

Watercolor Fabric

Friday, March 27th, 2009

What can you do with a little bit of fabric paint and alot of water?

Make a huge mess.  Yes.  But besides that.

Make these really fun t-shirts (or sweatshirts, or aprons or anything fabric).

There’s full directions for Watercolor Fabric and a video up at kidoozy.

Have fun.

More Things to Make

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
This looks like a yummy quick meal at Cooking with Anne that I’ll be making this week. 
 
I love these fabric Easter eggs at Retro Mamma. 
But to be totally honest with myself, I’ll probably never get around to making them. 
 
We have a lot of old shells in the basement that the kids refuse to part with.  This seashell picture frame at  Living with Lindsay will be the perfect way to use some of them. 
 
I just adore this play kitchen at Design Dazzle.  Some people are so darn creative! 

Painting Kids Rooms - Fish

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

This was to be Alexandra’s room in our old house.

I had to take pictures the other day because it was getting painted over before selling the house, as was our special twins room murals.

What was so special was that it was designed and much of it painted by the twins for their baby sister.

I was so disappointed we didn’t get to finish it before deciding to move.

One wall was this underwater scene and then above it was to be a distant mountain range that would tail off to another wall where there would be a scene with palm trees and elephants and tigers.

We all liked it so much that we are painting a fish scene in the kids bathroom this spring.

There’s a bunch of light blue tile and a big, big mirror, so there’s not as much room for fish, but that will make it more manageable.

I’ll post pictures when it’s done.

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
 Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give,
not reluctantly or under cumpulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that in all things at all times, having all that you need,
you will abound in every good work.
2Corinthians 9:6-8

Make a princess sweatshirt

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Princesses.

I don’t remember being that ‘into them’ when I was little but my 7 year old can’t get enough of them.

If she sees princess fabric she has to have it. 

This latest princess fabric she wanted to make into a quilt with princesses.

Of course, after a month I’m already tired of having her bug for the quilt, (which I promise I will start soon).  So I appeased her with a princess sweatshirt of her own design.

We cut out her favorite princess and made an iron on and then did a sewed a zig zag stitch around it because it is sure to get plenty of wear and tear.

Then she went crazy (and a bit messy) with the fabric paints.

Now she’s happy, and I get a reprieve from being bugged about the quilt.

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do they will, for thou art my God.  Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path.

Thru My Eyes - Cheesy Smile

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I may only be 21 months old.

 But I’ve found that a cheesy smile will get me anything I want.

Pair that with a giggle or two and I’m unstoppable.

Grown Ups are just so easy.

Making a Quilt

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

 I ‘m making a quilt.

OK, I haven’t really started making it yet, but I picked the fabric.

I was so inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts. 

Her quilts are beautiful and she makes dozens of them a year Even her pictures of her fabric look so pretty and mine look like, well, they look like my kids got into them. 

Alex had troubled accepting the fact that mommy was focusing on a pile of fabric instead of on her so she sat on, and subsequently destroyed the pile.    This does not bode well for my quilting endeavor.

I’m hoping that by posting about my quilt it will keep my focused so that Makenna will have her quilt in time for the summer. 

When of course, she won’t need it anyway.