Tuesday, November 29, 2011

::Where have you been??::

I have been MIA! I got pregnant in April and was really sick until about 22 weeks, and haven't had the energy or the drive to do ANYTHING!!!

It has taken me longer to do projects, but I have finally got some stuff done!

Since I am having a baby in about 3 1/2 weeks, I decided I wanted to make a cute car seat tent.

I found  the perfect tutorial of one I wanted to make over at Sumo's Sweet Stuff. If you are wanting to try this car seat tent, please make sure to read through the entire tutorial and make sure you understand it before you start. I didn't, and made a lot of the same mistakes that Summer made when making hers. ;) It turned out beautiful and I love it. I added some rick rack around my edges, and put bows on my handles instead of having them tie like Summer did. What do you think?

I seriously love how it turned out! I got the fabric from Hobby Lobby. The pleats were really hard for me, I'd never done that before, but I was so proud of myself, I didn't have to call my Mom (the master sewer) once for help! Go me!

I have also been working on recovering some sweet lamps I got from my parents. They belonged to my Grandma, and I saw them at my parents house and fell in LOVE with them. I had this great plan to cover the lamp shade in burlap in that cute squiggly design that is all over blog land. Well, I didn't really think it through very well, cause it took a lot longer than I thought and it is still not done! I have before pics of the lamp, but not after yet, I don't know if it will ever get done!

I spray painted the base just a creamy white and they look fabulous, but that darn massive lamp shade is giving me so much grief, and my laziness and pregnant swollen feet kept getting in the way, so we'll see what the finished product looks like, maybe after the new year!

One more thing that we've been doing around the house, art projects. My little 4 year old has quite an imagination, she loves to draw pics and color! My oldest sister decided she wanted all the grandkids to do "art trading cards" for our parents for Christmas, so I got out the cards, all my art supplies that I never let my little girl play with, and let her go to town. She had so much fun gluing, glittering, buttoning, flowering, coloring and making her cards beautiful for grandma and grandpa! Here is the fun art day we had:

I love that I let her have free reign on this project because it really let her creativity come out and allowed her to see what she can do. She did want a little help with drawing a turkey body, a Christmas tree, and to do a glue flower so she could sprinkle some glitter on it, but other than that the rest is all her. I love that she wrote my name on one of her cards, she is really into writing names right now, hers, mine, and Daddy's! 

Well that is most of what I have been up too aside from working and then coming home to put my feet up! I have a few more projects for baby girl that i'm working on now and hope to have finsihed before she comes so i'll post those as soon as I have them done! Thanks for stopping by!