Sunday, May 30, 2010

At Camp

Since Lucy is asleep when we play music for the campers, we wanted to take a photo of her to show them what she looks like. Here's what Dave shot yesterday.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tank Top Re-do

We have this great store in Phoenix called Last Chance that's FULL of great bargains. Awhile ago they were selling tank tops for $1 each... so I bought 10! The problem is that I didn't try them on, and when I got them home I realized that they were all really low-cut.

This post is the first in (hopefully) a series of tank top re-dos. I used pre-made ruffle trim that I bought at SAS fabric for 30 cents per yard. I think it's pretty cute :).

This photo shows what the tank top looks like...

... but this shot is cuter :)

And here's the back:
Ta Da!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Africa Pillow

I was commissioned to do another pillow! I have been SO crazy busy, that I surprised myself when I said that I'd do it. A lovely young woman named Kortney asked me to make her a pillow with the Dallas skyline a year or two ago, and she contacted me again to see if I'd make one about her trip to Mozambique. She wrote to me about how life-changing her experience was, and I just couldn't say no.

She told me about a little boy who made a big impact on her. It was hard for them to communicate because of the language barrier, but when Kortney asked him to sing her a song, she was surprised to hear him sing the word "butterfly" in English. So OF COURSE I had to include some winged beauties on the pillow.

So, here it is Kortney! I hope you like it :). I'll put it in the mail sometime soon.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Basically every time I blog I feel guilty because there are so many other things that I should be doing. And even though the photos of Lucy are super cute, I'm tired of seeing the same post every time I visit my blog. That said, let's move forward.

We decided to hire our friend Mike to install molding and taller baseboards to the office, Lucy's room, and the guest bedroom. I can't believe the difference it makes.
In process...


We decided to put a comfy chair by the windows, and I really love it. Our windows are bare at the moment, but we should be getting new shutters sometime very soon.

It's hard to post these photos, because nothing is actually completed, but I thought it would be fun to document our progress.

Here are a couple images of Lucy's room:

Before we had it painted, the dining room was a dark tan-ish orange with a light tan ceiling. You can't really tell how dark it is from the photo, but you can get a glimpse of how it used to be.

We had it painted white because it tends to be a dark room. We still want to get two pendant light fixtures, and put more colorful artwork up on the walls. It looks pretty stark right now, but I can see the potential.

Now back to real life.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

This is our tiny girl. She fit into the same outfit that she wore last year on Mother's Day. In case you wanted to know... it's size 3-6 months.