Monday, March 21, 2011

Baptism bracelet

My 11, almost 12 year old niece Tori, has made an important decision. She has decided to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. And we couldn't be more proud. I wanted to make her something special to remember this day. Something she could wear on the day and after. This is what I came up with.

It's the same design as the YW bracelets I made for my mil's yw. But instead of value colors...I did all white with silver spacers. I hope she likes it. I think it turned out sweet.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Argyle onsie

My cute sil is in town from California this week. So we had a baby shower. And I made her an argyle onsie with matching burp cloth. I also made a hooded towel...but no picture.

Congrats on the little boy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My best friend's wedding

I just had to title it that. ;) I have moved around so much that I feel like I have many friends with the title "best". Representing a different time in my life. This friend, Chelsea I grew up with in California and later became roommates in college. Her at BYU and myself at UVSC. Well she has found the one, and we are doing a wedding. The bulk of her family still live in California, so I'm helping out as much as I can. And being a bride's maid it is my duty, right? So so far this is what I have finished...

5 BIG alligator clips

6 hard headbands, with the same arrangement.

Boutonnieres for adults, kids and small kids..:) 15 total.

1 soft headband, and 1 garter. Identical in design.

2 small alligator clips..

And the bride's and groom's.

And two cute pens for the guest book.

Her wedding is going to be GORGEOUS, with the peacock theme and colors. Already it is so rich and beautiful. I'm excited to see how it all pulls together! More wedding posts to come.

Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick Day Party

I thought it would be fun this year to host a green party in honor of St. Patrick's day, so I sent out some invitations.. nice and simple, but cute.

Printed of some decorations...
And set it all up. We even had green packets to mix in our water bottles.
Theses pillow boxes were filled with treasures..yum

And I wanted to make these mint oreo pops as a favor. Then I remembered I had already made favors...but you can never have to many. :)

This table was set up right when you walk in the door.
There were some fun prizes...candy, tags, printables
And one framed printable..
Shamrock pins for the guys..
and headbands for the girls..
The food was very delicious, and very green. I only had the neon dye so the rolls and potatoes look more yellow...but they were green...

We played three games (all St. Patrick themed of course)
Word search
Word scramble
and Trivia

Then we voted on who had the best green you can see 6 of the 7 voters picked me :) since I couldn't win we gave it to the only other voted...:)
It was great fun.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day shirts

Some holidays I LOVE the shirts available and some, not so much. This usually determines if I make or buy them themed clothes. This year I wasn't impressed with any St. Patrick Day shirts that we're ready made. So I made a pair for my little munchkins. It was SUPER easy and SUPER fast! I bought an iron on embellishment from Hobby Lobby in the shape of a shamrock, ironed it on :) and added "Lucky" using my cricut and the freezer paper method. It took all of about 40 mins. for both shirts and cost $4.00 each.

I had to, of course, make matching shamrock clips for the back of their pony's...together they'll make a stinkin' cute pair.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yw theme bracelets

Another thing my cute mil wanted to do for her girls. Bracelets with the yw value colors to give to them on their birthdays. She found this design and loved it. She ordered the beads with instructions and asked if I would assemble them for her. It was easy, and I love it so much I may be doing something with them in the future...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"A Believing Heart"

The theme for YW this year is: We Believe. My mil is the yw president in her ward and she asked me to help out with some decorations for new beginnings. They wanted to center it around "A Believing Heart."

She wanted the colors to be black, silver and white. Very classy and neat. With splashes of red for the heart. I wanted to incorporate scallops in everything. So this is what we came up with:

The invitation. Made with my cricut and cuttlebug.
The program, also made with my cricut and cuttlebug.
Favors, a simple silver chain with round pendant that says "believe" on a cardstock cut out using my cricut and cuttlebug. Michelle always wraps it up cute.
She had these plants around the room, with hanging hearts from the center. I wish I got a picture of it set up in the room because it looked so much. A banner that says "a believing heart"

We also made 15 11'' hearts that had all the values and quotes on them, and 60 little hearts that the yw put on each person as they came into the room, and a big vinyl cut out for the wall in the yw room. (none of this pictured)

And right now I'm working on making one of these for each of the yw to put on their walls in their room.