Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stocking SOS

I am in need of some serious help! ok so its not that serious...but i simply cannot decide and it is driving me CRAZY!! I finished my stockings phew! that means i am done ALL my sewing projects for Christmas...woot woot! I would show you pictures, but they are all presents for people that would see my blog so you will just have to be patient and wait until after Christmas. I know you are heart will get over it. I promise!

So here they are! They are made out of sweaters that i got from the thrift store, they cost me about $30, which i thought was a bit steep for the thrift store, but they were the most sturdy fabric, probably cause they were mostly brand name. I LOVE how they turned out. I bought another sweater to make the baby one, but I couldn't quite get a back and a front out of it, so the baby will have to wait until next year!

So my dilemma Is how to put our names on. Regan pretty much threw a fit when i told him i was just going to leave them plain...apparently it is crucial to have your name on them so you know which is yours on Christmas morning.

So i Loved this idea from Life in the fun lane's blog. But i haven't been able to find anything that cute around here. Stupid Pottery barn for being so far away.
But i DID find these cute little silver letters at Michaels for like $2 now i just have to decide how I want to put them on.....this is where you come in! Regan insists on the whole name, but personally I like just the initial.

I don't mind the names across the top either, but then you can't see the cute detail on the middle one.

Regan likes the names across the front like this...i think it takes away from the cuteness of the stocking, but i am sure i could live with it.

So what do you think??? I need to know ASAP!! so i can hang them back up and make my house finally ready for Christmas!! PLEASE leave your suggestion, I am the worst at making decisions, so please make this one for me! k? great thanks.

Oh and wouldn't you all love some loves from chloe?? Lincoln sure gets his fair share!! I am pretty sure she is going to smother her baby brother/sister with hugs every minute of every day....I can't wait!

Friday, December 11, 2009

flowers and bows

Most of you probably know i make bows and flowers for little girls. I mostly just do it as a hobby, but I do sell quite a few, and it is fun!  Although i do have a facebook group that never gets updated, I do make new bows all the time,  I am just horrible at advertising them!  So anyway my supply at the store was looking very bleak. So I have been slaving away all week making a huge shwack (is that a word?) of pretty little bows/flowers for all your little ones!  Here are a few of the new ones I have made, for some reason I only took pictures of the white ones?? You can see some more of my bows at JRaeBows facebook group. 
 These first ones come in multiple colors - brown, black, purple, Ivory, red, and any other color you want as long as I can find the fabric! I made some for a friends wedding this weekend, I can't wait to see how cute the bridesmaids look!!   Sorry the pics are horrible, it was at night with my old point and shoot. 
These ones i currently only have in white, but they also can be made in any color that I can find!..aren't they darling?? I think they would be adorable in anyone's hair, or pinned on a scarf,a sweater,  or boot....the options are endless!!

These little ones are so sweet!  I wore one the other day and got a ton of compliments!!

So all you ladies in the Raymond Area (the three who read my blog) run over to the local Hardware store and pick up your stocking stuffers, or bows for your christmas dresses!!  I made ALOT of Christmas colored ones that are adorable!!  I know they should have been done earlier....I did my best!!  
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Advent Calendar.

I have really been wanting to make an advent calendar and i promised myself i would make one this year....didn't happen. My goal is to make stockings this year. We will have to try for the advent calendar next year.  I am planning to make mine out of felt, but if anyone wants to check out an awesome one that i would NEVER attempt....check it out HERE.  Its crazy!! 

I am so excited for Christmas this year. I have always loved Christmas and growing up was the one to get out the decorations and put up the tree. It just makes me happy!  I can't wait to see chloe on Christmas morning, she was so much fun with her presents on her birthday, I know she is going to have so much fun!  

This is kind of a lame post i know. mostly i just saw the advent calendar and wanted to share. that is all. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Fun to share.

I now know what it would be like if i had twin one year olds.  Well sort of.  I have started babysitting for one of my friends while she has to go back to work.  Sad i know...I am so lucky to be able to stay home and play with my baby all day! And now i get to play with TWO of the cutest babes around!!  Meet Lincoln, he is adorable!  Chloe absolutely ADORES him, its pretty darn cute!!  She gets SO excited when he comes in the morning and when he gets up from his nap.  They are going to be BEST soon as Lincoln stops crying every time she touches him!  

she is 3 months older than him so she feels the need to take care of him, by patting his head when he cries, giving him toys by throwing them in his general direction, or taking them all away so he can't reach them. But by far the cutest was yesterday when she was sharing her snacks with him!

Here she is showing him that he needs to open his mouth when she gives it to him! ha ha 

Here ya go Lincoln...SMOOSH! I can't believe he was letting her do this!! so funny!

But he seemed to be enjoying himself!! 

Its pretty fun having this cutie pie around! So far it has been pretty easy having two, he is so good, he makes it easy. And chloe LOVES having him around...which is good for me i seem to have more time to get things done while they entertain each other.  I thought it would be the other way for sure!!