Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Bucket List and my Favorite Fonts

Every Year we make a Family Bucket List.

At the beginning of Summer we are so excited about the possibility of all the Fun things there are to do....and by the end of Summer we are usually disappointed that we didn't do any of them. 

Although there is something to be said for just chilling out, relaxing and doing nothing.
(Note:  need to put more of that on our Bucket List)



Plus - I'm a List Maker - so this project is perfect for me.  It's a big pretty List that is displayed out for the entire family to view.

I used a 8 X 10 white picture frame and added some paper flower embellishments (hot glued) to the corner.


Pink - Orange - Turquoise - Lime Green - they make me Summer Happy!


Our list of Summer activities includes simple every day things we can do without much planning.  Each one is listed in a different happy Summer Color and typed using some of my Favorite Go To Fun FONTS:


Have you seen the great colors that Dry Erase markers come in now?  
Don't forget - they work on Glass too (not just white boards). 


Go ahead and mark up your Summer Fun List.  Check off things once you have done them, Add notes about when you want to do them, Draw pictures, Doodle...


It can all be easily wiped away.  Just be sure to keep the Dry Erase markers separate from the Sharpies (lesson learned the hard way - OOPS). 


First thing on our Summer Fun Agenda....make Fruit Popsicles.  

DONE!  Strawberry Lychee and Pineapple Coconut.  Y-U-M

What's on YOUR Summer Bucket List for this year?  


Monday, April 21, 2014

Felt Pinwheel Hair Clips

 Happy Spring! 

I think Pinwheels are one of the easiest and cutest ways to add a little Spring embellishment.  

I have used them on Cards, as Outdoor decoration and as Cupcake Toppers.

Pinwheel Cupcakes
(read more about this Birthday Celebration here)

Instead of making them out of Paper, this time I made these sweet little Pinwheels from Felt.

Each one is uses two layers of felt cut into 2" squares.


I chose the Felt Color to coordinate with some pretty spring ribbons.


Once the felt pieces are cut into squares - use sharp scissors to cut half way into the center from each corner.


Be careful not to cut too close to the center, just enough to allow the corners to be folded in to make the pinwheel.


Fold in each corner of the pinwheel points and stitch them in place at the center.


This is an easy sewing job.  You could also use glue hold them in place, but because the points are so tiny, it's actually easier to sew them together (the glue added too much bulk).


Next I covered metal alligator clips with the colorful ribbons using hot glue.  They look pretty cute just as they are....but will be even cuter with the addition of the pinwheels.


 The center of each pinwheel got a coordinating button (hot glued in place).
 

The extra dab of glue holding the button in place, also keeps the sewn points secure.  Sometimes the felt can shred if sewn too close to the point.  The glue ensures everything stays put. 
 

Once the pinwheels are glued to the ribbon covered clips - you almost don't see the ribbon, but it makes a nice finishing touch to have the ribbon pattern peeking out from behind.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Ten on Ten: April 2014

I'm enjoying finding the beauty and happiness around our every day life.  

You can read more about this project here.


Cutting and Sewing Today


Morning Squeeze


Bowl of Scrabble Tiles {we leave notes to eachother}


My Mama is a Quilt Making Machine - and I now have a place to display them


A Bit of Family History 
{vintage phone used by my parents at their small business} 


The Lilac Lounge


View from Upstairs


Peeps are In The House


Homework Time


I didn't get the final pic of the day = Dinner - but it was a delicious meal of Asian pork and tofu with cabbage and bamboo sprouts (trust me - it looked fantastic and tasted the same)

Can't wait to see what you all have been up to today.  




Thursday, April 3, 2014

Project Life: Week 8

Another Week documented using Becky Higgins Project Life.
 

All the cards and most of the embellishments are from the Studio Calico Monthly Project Life subscription kit.  

  
Title Card.  

I'm loving all the enamel dots that have been in the kits lately.  They are replacing my former addiction to buttons.  

Have you seen how people are making their own dots now?  Time to break out the Pony Beads and Perler Beads and give it a try.  More on that later. 


Left Side Page.  

Incorporating pictures from my iPhone, DSLR and Little K's iPad this week. 


Right Side Page - using Design G.  

It's smaller than the rest of the 12 X 12 pages - and would probably work better as an insert - but it was the perfect ratio of Horizontal to Vertical slots for my needs. 


There is a Pull Out Tab under the Glow Bowling Picture.


With a copy of our Bowling Scores.  I remember once - a long time ago - that I used to be a Good Bowler.  Not so much anymore - but we had a lot of fun.  I blame it on the Lights.