September 07, 2012

Oh Hello!!

So, it's been a while. What have you been up to? 

Nothing? Oh you moved out of your mom's basement? 

Well that's cool ! So.... big gulps huh?

Now that we've gotten the awkward post absence greeting over with, I can blow the dust off this blog and perhaps get back to doing some blogging here and there! 

To explain my absence here is what I've been up to: 

Aren't they scrumptious little babies??? Many of you know that I dabbled in newborn photography for a while, but what I really loved was all the beautiful props and images that resulted. I then decided to use my love of sewing and start to make those props for the images. And it has been a crazy ride! You can find more of what it is here. I have been absolutely blessed to be able to work at home and do something I just love in addition to raising our darling little. (Who is now 19 months! So crazy!)

BUT, we just bought a new home! We'll be renting out our current property, so we'll get to make the transition pretty smoothly. And I get to decorate, and paint, etc, etc all over again! Yay? Yay! 

So I will be posted a lot of before and after as we make our new home into my french country cottage I always wanted. :) 

And to leave you for today with an updated image of my little:

She's giant! hahahah. And little miss sassy pants, but so good and darling as well. We are blessed. Till later! Have a wonderful weekend! 

January 27, 2012

point of view {love}!!

 Wahoo! A craft post! I know it's been forever. :) And what better way to begin again than with POV? This month is LOVE! Perfect timing for February. 

Go and check out these awesome projects: 

Darling burlap heart bunting from Jonie at Just Between Friends
Cute ruffled heart pillow from Amy at Ameroonie Designs
Perfect heart embellishment from Meg and Steph from DIY Divas
DIY Photo Pillow Heart Prop from Camilla at Rosy Red Buttons (Here!)
Chic heart decor  from Michelle at A Little Tipsy
Love this darling quilt art at Gwenny Penny

And now for mine.

DIY Photo Pillow Heart Prop! 
 It's really really easy. Like easier than I could handle, so I got distracted and played with the little. A lot. She's getting huge! We celebrated her 1st birthday last week. I still can't believe it. And there I go again, all distracted.
 The first thing you will do is lay out some fabric and then fold it back on itself so that there are four layers of fabric, with the main fold at the bottom, and the fold you made at the side. 
 Then you are going to go back to elementary school and cut a heart. Just like they showed you. Remember? 
 So when you unfold it, you have a perfectly symmetrical heart, and two layers at that. 
 Pin right sides together and then sew along the edges. Leave a small opening. 
 Stuff! I used about a large bag of Poly fill, the heart I made is nearly three feet across. 
 Fill it so it looks nice, and then hand sew the little opening. Pretty simple. 
And voila, a nice heart pillow. Really this part is super easy, now you get to do the fun part. 

Take pictures of your littles on it! For those who are more into photography, you will have seen things similar to these in a lot of newborn photos this year, so now you can make your own! And if you're not so much, how cute will this HUGE heart pillow be on a little girls bed? Just saying....

And! Have you seen the homemade valentine cards going around? Like this? 
Ok, they aren't JUST like this, but its all the rage to do something in a scrapbooking program or photoshop and use those as their valentine to pass around. Obviously my little is well, too little. So I made them for you. :) (Files are formatted to 4x6)

To download the horizontal file (it is a png, so can layer over any photo in pretty much any editing program) click HERE

To download the vertical file, click HERE

Hope you enjoy!

Alright, have your own 'love' themed project to share? Come link them up over at Gwenny Penny!
Thanks for stopping by, go share your projects! Can't wait to see them. :) 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

January 19, 2012

photo session giveaway!!

CioCo Photography is doing a 1,000 fan giveaway! Giving away a full family session, plus other really awesome prizes! Go check out the giveaway here
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