Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We only have nutty?

Boy #4 is already hungry at 930 am.  He decides to make a pb & j.  He can't find the creamy peanut butter

Boy #4:  Do we only have nutty?

I love it!
And it keeps getting better...

I ask him to hand me a dish rag to clean up the counter.... he says...

I'm more of a thrower, not a hander.

Note to self and anyone else who's listening:
Enjoy your kids...they grow up way too fast.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm gonna win me one of these...

If you don't know what this're missing out.

The Silhouette SD.  An awesome digital cutter and so much more.

You can:

     Cut paper, fabric, vinyl, and more. Check out this wall art.
     Cut templates to decorate fabric, glass, plastic, and even etch on glass.
     Design and make your own rhinestone embellishments.

This is just a sampling.  Check out this linky party with nearly 300 projects linked up that are done using the awesome Silhouette.  Plus you can sign up to win your very own Silhouette SD...hence this post.

I'm so going to win.  Neener, neener.

{Okay, so maybe I won't, but here's hoping...}
Winner annouced Sunday, April 23rd, so get hopping!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Decor Update

Tell me I'm not the only one who loves a decoration enough to keep it for ten years...!!!  Yep.  I made this at a Relief Society Super Saturday years ago. It's a bit hard to tell what it says in the heart.  "Think Spring!"  When I got it out this year I resolved to do something about the fact that it is hard to read and this turned into a comeplete redo.  Pretty much everything changed.

 The tea dyed skirt, fabric squares and buttons...gone.  Checkers on heart...obsolete.
 Boring carrot is no more.  Again...buttons, so last decade in this application.
Let's give a warm Spring Welcome to our new "Think Spring!" door hanging.  More vibrant colors, saying definitely easier to read, and the up-to-date flowers on Ms. Bunny, heck, spring might just come calling! 
In particuar, I {heart} the new heart. 

First, I painted the heart white, followed by a pink and brown chevron pattern.  After that, I sanded to let some of the white come thru.  And last, adhered a vinyl saying. (The first one was drawn on with a sharpie.  We didn't have silhouette and cricut machines back in the day.) 

[Here's where I would insert a longing sigh....wish it was cut from my own Silhouette SD...still not totally sure if it's worth the money.  But would LOVE, Love, LOVE, to try one out.  FYI, I used masking tape to tape off the chevron, not perfect, but it worked.  Another reason for aforementioned new mommy toy.]
Mr. Bunny is sporting new spring green shortalls, and a much improved carrot in its own tulle bag.  The ribbon in his bow tie matches the ribbon on Ms. Bunny's heart.
Ms. Bunny's skirt fabric served as my inspiration for the entire redo. 

Needless to say, I was super excited to find a small scrap piece of this favorite fabric left in my stash.  Notice that she also is wearing fashionble ric-rac leggings with her new twisted fabric flowers in her hair, on her skirt, and on her heart-shaped bag.
I love it and that's about all that matters. The best part might be the total project cost... just 30 cents!  I had all the fabric scraps on hand, just had to purchase the vinyl. 

{My friend with a vinyl cutter is pretty cheap and fast...another reason I'm having trouble justifing the cost of my own machine. Someone, please tell me it's Sssooooo worth it???!!!!!}

Hope you are inspired to remake something of your own. 
More remakes, coming your way...
Until then...