Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finally My Holiday Projects

So I have some projects I have yet to share with you and I am so excited!

First, the wreath I made for our front door, I made one for fall and now our door looks empty without one, what will we hang there now?
I didn't have enough green fabric so I did ivory and red with ivory lace. This could be super cute for Valentines Day, just add a little pink and you would be all set!

I used this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

My second little project, I made reusable coffee sleeves for the girls at work. Used a Starbucks coffee sleeve to trace, some cute fabric, fusible felt (for insulation) and hemming tape. 

Cut out all your pieces two pieces of cute fabric (front and back), and one piece of fusible felt (doesn't have to be fusible, can be just regular felt). Pin all your pieces together and pin hemming tape to cover the raw edges. Repeat for top and bottom. Sew it together so it is a circle (I'm sorry I don't know how to describe that part). And then you are done!

And then wrap in pretty wrapping! Perfect little thank you or 
thinking of you gift.

And finally, I made a succulent wreath for my mom using the tutorial on Prudent Baby.

This is hers. I just love it!

This is the one I made, I gave my mom a candle also just in case she didn't like it. 

Hopefully all the little pieces will grow in and blossom!

Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday, what are your plans for New Years Eve?
Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rainy Day

Happy Wednesday! It is a rainy day here in San Diego, I love them so much! Here are a few pictures I have been meaning to post for forever, pretty much every year for Christmas I am lucky enough to go to the Newport Bay and Beach Clubs Boat Parade. My best friend Ingrid's Dad is the head chef there so we get to go and eat yummy foods and watch boats that they have decorated in Christmas lights, it is one of my very favorite things about Christmas time!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 things I love...

Happy Tuesday! Back to the grind, hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed mine with family. I promise I will be better, I want to be writing, the day just magically disappears. So here are 10 things I am loving this week!

1. Forage Bow Ties

2. Half Marathon in March at the San Diego Zoo!
It will help me meet my goal of running another half marathon.

3. Every new subway station in Munich is to be decorated by an artist and Moosach is the newest opening. Awesome!

4. This pillow. My goal is to make it over break!

5. I know I have shown this picture before, but it is perfection.

"Brief is life, but love is long."

6. This cute little wall.
"Enjoy life, everyday."

7. This precious little room.

8. The most perfect workstation in the whole wide world. Can I have it now please? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

9. This print. Look at all the little characters, dream!

10. This table setting, at my wedding? Yes please!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Forever in Our Thoughts...

"Celebrate the chance to be alive and breathing."
Robbie you will forever be in our hearts, your smile forever in our thoughts. I know you are watching and have seen all the love that has been shared because of you. Watch over us Robbie, rest peacefully and we will see you up there.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tis the Season!

Goodness gracious! Where did November go? Where is December going?! Slow down please, I'm not ready for Christmas, too much to do! I need to finish decorating our little house, the front door still needs a wreath, christmas cookies need to be baked, presents need to be bought/made, sing-a-longs need to be had, eeek! Good news, school is done as of today, so I have made a winter break goal list:

1. Sew as much as possible.
- Start/finish Christmas presents
- Fun crafts
- Baybeestep shoes (Baybeesteps has been taking very small baby steps lately, no time!)

2. Read lots and lots.
- Want to read the newspaper everyday.
- Read at least 3 books (I just got Keith Richards new book Life, I can't wait to read it!)
- Take a whole day just to read.

3. Take a day trip, any ideas?

4. Go to a show.

5. Smile... I know this will happen, but I like having something on my list I know I will accomplish, heck let's add laugh :)