Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The fabric was on clearance at the fabric store and the lining was made from a dust ruffle that I got from Goodwill (told you it was a dangerous place) It’s not perfect yet, I have to adjust the sides, but I just love the ruffles!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
We all brought our camera’s over and wouldn’t you know every one was different. Ha! So she gave us some great tips that are universal for picture taking such as: (these are just how I remembered her tips, not her words)
1. It’s fine to chop off the top of someone’s head *Gasp* Who knew?
2. It’s not fine to chop feet or hands off however
3. Don’t use a flash
4. Green looks crappy when black and white
5. Make a person/face off center to add interest
So there was a lot of trial and error. I fiddled with my camera and got some good shots and lots of horrendous ones. But all in all I learned a ton and I’m not so afraid of my settings now!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
The boys didn’t have school today. (I have no idea why) It was 68 degrees out! In November! In Michigan!!! Crazy! Needless to say, we were outside most of the day… Trying to rake leaves but mostly succeeding only in scattering them about. Oh well…
This little headband is in honor of Team Jacob. That’s right, I’d rather be imprinted than bitten. I think it’s so cool that Taylor Lautner is from right here in Michigan! Makes me want to take a trip to Grand Rapids. I think it is totally uncool, however, that he’s closer in age to my son than me. Bummer. He’s such a cutie pie!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I went over to a friend’s house and we made a flock of these adorable owls. This ones name is Gimpy because one of her wings doesn’t work. My sister taught me how to knit last Monday and I made these awesome arm warmers! How cool!!! I'm not gonna lie it took me a while and I had to unravel a few things but all in all I think they turned out great. After being insanely proud of myself for this accomplishment I hopped online and started looking at all the how-to video’s to learn other knitting patterns, I was overwhelmed. I had to take a deep breath and tell myself baby steps, just take baby steps.
Oh, and I made that awesome headband that looks like wood grain. “Why?” You ask. “Why not?” I shrug. It’s cute, that’s why.
These babies are my Arc de Triumph. I’ve wanted leg warmers since I found this picture but couldn’t find any that I loved. I found this place. Some of you may already be aware of it and it’s a dangerous place. Like craft store dangerous, only it’s not a craft store… it’s Goodwill. We just got one in our tiny little town and I now have a new addiction. I went there looking for a sweater to cut the sleeves off and make leg warmers with (and found one) and left with a cart full of stuff! A cart full! And it was only $20. Everything I looked at I wanted to alter in some way. After the cart was overflowing I told myself that I had to leave NOW. Phew… But seriously, aren’t these leg warmers adorable?