March 14, 2013

'Smile' Wall Art

I found this quote a few days ago on Pinterest and loved it.  Although I'm not great with lettering, I went ahead and tried it anyway, and actually really love how it turned out!  I hung it in my living room, next to my sewing desk.

March 12, 2013

Kid-Made Birthday Gift

Yep, it happens.  We get to the day of a birthday party and my energy to make another pencil case or crown is just GONE.  Well this time, Miss A came up with a great idea of making the present herself!  She knew the birthday girl likes jewelry, and she had the most fabulous time making this necklace and bracelet.  I just hope that the recipient knows how hard Little A worked to make sure that this gift was a special one!

I found some pretty 'Handmade with Love' printables here.

March 10, 2013

Marbled Easter Eggs

Have you seen these fun dyed marbled Easter eggs yet?  They looked like fun, and like they'd be pretty easy, so we gave them a go.

I'm not sure if the lady who made them peeled her eggs right away or not, but our eggs didn't end up quite so white around the 'cracks'.  And our eggs were pretty soggy/mushy.  Now, we make hard boiled eggs weekly 'round here, so I'm pretty sure that had something to do with the dying process and then letting the eggs sit for a day or two before peeling.  I'll try it again sometime but will plan to use them right away...