Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pleated Beach Bag/Tote

I was browsing pinterest (which seems to be my source of inspiration these days) last week and found the best tutorial for this bag on thimble. I just love the floral vintage fabric I used (given to me by my mom) for the bottom of the bag and I paired it with a red polka dot fabric for the top and handle. I also used the polka dot fabric to make 2 pockets for the inside of the bag too.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Colored Pencil roll

I have been wanting to make one of these rolls for a while now. I dug through my fabric stash and found the two contrasting fabrics I wanted to use. It took me about 2 hours to make (I borrowed a friend of mines one to use as the pattern). It actually holds 2 colored pencils or one sharpee in each total it is holding about 80 pens/pencils. I have tons of binding that was given to me, so I added some on the inside in the teal, and used some bright pink for the tie. I also used teal and lime green threads to contrast against the muslin fabric. I dont know why i didn't make one sooner cause i love it. It stores right in my art convenient!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

My Girl

beautiful smile

Charlotte found this tutu in her closet and she immediately put it on...she loves anything girly and pink!
I think Charlotte will have the same love affair with hats her mommy has.
xoxo my sweet girl.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tampa Childrens Museum

Riley and Zach at the water feature.
Brody and Charlotte racing their boats.
Brody and Charlotte hard at work.
Brody, Riley and Charlotte.
Brody chillin...

Owen hanging out in the balls.
Charlotte having fun crawling through the tunnels.
Charlotte playing in the balls.
The kids playing virtual soccer.
Brody on the suspended climbing was very cool.   

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Boys will be boys

Riley and Brody having so much fun playing in the rain. Then they found the hose and used it to make an even bigger mud puddle to play in at Nanna and PopPop's house. They were pretending to make discoveries in the mud... One of the sweetest things was a conversation I overheard. Riley was explaining to Brody "the rules" of friendship/brotherhood and it was really great to see them talk out how they wanted their relationship to work. It's times like these that you have to smile and know that all the things you are trying to instill in them are actually being heard...and applied.

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The simple things...

Can you seen the deer and her fawn laying in the grass in front of the lake? The kids and I saw them after we left our swimming lesson in Laurel Oak. So sweet.

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Bowling with Kayla

Kayla helping Charlotte bowl.
Sean in action.
Riley in action.
Brody using "the force" on the ball.

I can not believe Kayla (my cousins 13 year old daughter) was here for a whole week and I didn't take out my camera till the last day. She came to Florida to spend time with my family. She loves, no let me take that back... LOVES kids. She wanted to spend time with Charlotte and the boys, which was a HUGE help to me. She is welcome back ANYTIME! Love you Kayla.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Gray Accents

I love gray. I wanted to change up the bedroom a I added 3, 26" square pillows across the back of the bed, a smaller rectangle for the front and a gray throw (all from Ikea). I love the way the pink and gray look together.

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