Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday and Oh, How Pinteresting!

It's Wednesday again!

Why does the world keep spinning faster and faster and I get older?!? When I was young I thought Christmas would never get here and now, each year, I can't believe it is just around the corner.

I am linking up with What I'm Loving Wednesday and Oh, How Pinteresting today.

Play along {here} and {here}.

I'm loving that in just a few weeks Russ and I will be turning 30 (EEK!) and we are going to be celebrating our 8th (seriously!?!?) anniversary. I love my hubby and the life we have built together!

I'm loving that this weekend we will be celebrating my grandparents' 60th anniversary! What an amazing accomplishment. I am so thankful for their example in my life. Here are a few of the fun decorations I made for the party.

I'm loving all of the crafting I have recently been able to do. Chloe Jo is great about hanging out with me in the craft room or wherever I am crafting. She usually has stickers and paper or sometimes she will have some of my scraps to play with. I keep thinking about opening my Etsy shop back up.

I'm loving that I have been getting some Christmas shopping out of the way. I always start early so that we don't go completely broke in December. I try to buy 1 or 2 things a week until I mark off all 26 people off of my list. It would also help if my family would stop having babies (just kidding...sorta...).

I made this for Russ' niece. Alli has always had a special place in my heart. She was born just after Russ and I started dating and then she ended up living with Russ and his mom and Dad. Even though she has had drama in her life pretty much since day 1, she is a sweet, beautiful young lady. Oh, and Chloe Jo looks just like Alli did when she was her age!

Alli's birthday is in November. I made this yesterday and I think I'm going to give it to her as her birthday present.

I'm loving that Halloween is also just around the corner (much more so than Christmas). Halloween is my favorite holiday, especially since having Chloe Jo. Chloe Jo really wanted to be Annie, but after searching the internet for an Annie costume that wasn't $50, I came up with nothing. I finally had to tell her that we just couldn't do Annie this year. If I can get a good deal on an Annie costume after Halloween, maybe she can do that next year. Anyway, so she finally decided on being a princess (ugh, so cliche). I found some very clearanced velour and am making a cloak (because it might be chilly) to go over her dress. Then I ran out of ribbon when I only had about 12 inches to go. I hate it when that happens.

This is the fabric she chose for the actual dress. I may be biting off more than I can chew. I've never sewn on satin and I know it likes to crawl. We'll see what happens!

Since I pinned some Halloween things, I am going to show you my Halloween board from my Pinterest!

Are you excited???

I am!

This is what I wanted Chloe Jo to be for Halloween. A matryoshka is something that you don't see every day and I just thought it was very clever. I would have made it out of felt and stuffed the sides so it would hang right. Alas, my idea was vetoed by Russ. I don't think he understands my matryoshka obsession. :(

And then Chloe Jo saw a picture of Snow White.

And it was all over from there.

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

This one is my favorite, but her actual dress is not going to look anything like it.

CJ's dress is going to have a tulle overlay like this on the bottom. It probably won't be as full, though.

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

It will also have some princess-y embellishments on the bodice like this dress.

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

Love this for a front door.

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

And how cute is this? I've never used deco mesh, but I'm seriously thinking about trying this!

And that is it for today!

Have a great rest of the week, Peeps!


Angie said...

You should totally open an Etsy Store. You are so creative!!!

Chelley N said...

I vote YES to opening your Etsy shop back up. Love the Matryoshka doll costume - that would seriously be so cute! The wreath is great, you should try it!