Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Mermaid Party !!

Happy Birthday  Courtney, you always work hard, you are beautiful on the inside and out, and I love being your mother.

For Birthday's, we write 10 things we love about the Birthday person and post it on a big poster board. The kids really love it and it makes them feel so special.  They also love to hear the story of their birth....that is a blog post all by itself.

The best line this year was from my 2 year old that read: "I love my Courtney and I kiss you in the eye ";)

My oldest baby turned 7.  7 !!!  that is just so old and really really far from being my baby but aren't they always your little ones.  The Days are long but the Years are fast ! Together, we planned this party and it was really a lot of work fun.  Enjoy the pictures.

I will find a picture with food, a little bare here.

Each girl got a tail as a party favor.


For the tails, I bought 3 yards of towel material at Joanne's using a 50% off coupon ;)  Wrapped in bias tape and used a zip-zag pattern to sew it together, I'd post a tutorial but it would include flying bobbin's, growling, some swear words, and miss spellings ;)

Here is a link to someone with a perfect tail and pattern, I free handed the tails probably leading to some of the above mentioned.  Mermaid Tail Link

Cake:  I made myself using regular white cake, poured batter into six bowls, mixed dye of different colors in each bowl, I poured each color on top of each other (slowly) and baked a usual.

Shark Watermelon : Via

Monday, September 5, 2011

A happy front door

I've had this wreath sitting in my living room for months waiting to be put together.

As always, I'm motivated by The Nester, who is having a Link party for Wreaths, so much amazing stuff over there. 

Here is my wreath:

I'm holding out with summer decor...It's still 100 degrees here !

I hot glued it all down.

Painted my welcome sign from Hobby Lobby with Glidden paint samples from Walmart.

Go check out the rest of the awesome wreaths on her page and you will be inspired too.

I'm linking to her page :The Nester's Wreath Party

I'm busy slip covering and you can see them here

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Slipcovers, Slipcovers, oh my !!

I've really been busy I promise ;)

  Here are some photos of my progress :

I recovered Kate's chair, I mistreated a pre-made slipcover from Ballard Designs, I almost cried when I cut the fabric.  I knew based on measurements I only needed to do a little bit of sewing and it would be perfect. 

The stool is not done but this is almost there.

I painted this on her wall, still needs love ;)

I used a white duvet from Target, their Fieldcrest line to slipcover this chair, it had buttons on the bottom and piping included.  This would be a lazier guide to slip covering.

I used Miss Mustard Seed Video, about slipcovering

I painted the black trunk...I'm still working on a perfect color, the coffee filter wreath was a gift to me and I LOVE it.
While the sewing machine was out, I also whipped up some pillows, thank you Pottery Barn cloth napkins.

Even the entry got attention

I've been busy with food planning and have B<L<D planned for the month and I promise to one day enter into the computer to share.

Oh yeah, I have to hang out with them too !

You get the idea, I'm a little busy. I plan to finish before next weekend when I'm having a birthday party for my 7 year old.

I hope you are having a relaxing weekend, enough for the both of us.

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