July 3, 2011

Making progress . . . . .

I've been sooooo unmotivated lately.  I finally decided that I needed to make a list and start checking my "to-do's" off.  Today was actually productive.  My first project was to finish my daughters new dress for a Cardinal Baseball game we're going to next Sunday.  A good friend bought her last cardinal outfit and she's worn it for the past three years.  I finally decided that she needed a new one.  I had a really hard time finding anything for her.  She insisted it needed to be pink but finally gave in and said red would be fine when we could only find pink things in infant sizes.  All I could find that didn't cost a fortune was a t-shirt that was too long.  To fix it I added two ruffles around the bottom using a circle skirt pattern. To add a little contrast I serged the edges with red.  I also made a matching hairbow. . . . . . . thanks to Jillian who gave me the Cardinal bottle cap!  Kylee was thrilled with the result and completely forgot about the pink requirement. . . . . . . whew! 
Next, I worked on a couple of "birth announcements" that I want to frame and add to my "family photo wall" of the stats from my kids births.  You can see the post for my family photo wall here.  I created these in word and then printed and framed them.  Nothing fancy but I like the results.  Sorry for the bad picture.  I had to turn my overhead lights on due to a rainy day and there's a glare on the glass . . . . but you can get the idea.
And for my final . . . .  and favorite . . . .  project I added vinyl names to my kids beach toys.  We're planning to visit Myrtle Beach this summer so I picked up 5-6 sand toys at Michael's and then used my Cricut to add their names so they don't fight over each piece.  I ordered the permanent vinyl from "Pick Your Plum" a few weeks ago and got it in the mail last week.  In case you don't know, Pick Your Plum is a website you can join and then they e-mail you once a day with a steeply discounted craft item of limited quantity.  You have to order quickly or you may miss out (some things sell out in an hour or less).  Go here to find more info about them.  I love this project and can't wait to work with more vinyl soon!!
Off to work on more projects . . .  . 

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(¸.·´   Denise

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