Monday, March 23, 2009

{ a little bit of scrapbooking... }

I finished this scrap/guest book for my brother-in-law, Rob and soon to be sister-in-law, Kali. They'll be getting married on April 18th and I've been helping out with the wedding. My gift to them was to make a scrap/guest book for their reception just like I did for my brother Brad and his wife Krystal.

Once I started, it only took me 3 days to finish. I worked on it in the evening and during Angie's nap and I finished quicker than I had anticipated! Rob and Kali's colors are teal, aqua and red which made it fun to try out some new color combinations! Hopefully you'll be able to see the colors in the pictures, sometimes pictures don't do them justice!

The first picture is the scrapbook we found at Michael's which was the perfect color and had a cute embroidered flower on the front! I ended up with 11 pages and then made two extras just in case they ran out. They're having 2 receptions, so hopefully it'll be enough room for all the quests to sign. Anyway, please tell me what you think of the finished product!

Friday, March 20, 2009

{ sewing classes }

I've started taking sewing classes from one of my Mom's dear friends, Chris Benavides. She is an amazing seamstress and is teaching us how to make some really fun projects! The classes started this month and meet every Thursday, so it's fun to have this fun class to look forward to every week.

The first class taught us how to make "taggie" blankets and toys. We had the option of making a triangle toy and a circle toy, but I loved the triangle so much that I made two of those instead! They turned out so cute and weren't hard to make either! The great thing about the classes Chris teaches is that she provides all the supplies except for your sewing machine, scissors and thread. You then come home with your finished product, the instructions and patterns too! It's an amazing deal for just $25.00 a class! If anyone is interested in the classes, contact me and I'll get you the info!

I'm so very excited about this, as I'm sure you can tell! I just love to create and more importantly to finish a project! Sometimes I get carried away trying to make things perfect that I don't finish it as quickly as I should, so it's good to come home with a complete product! Here are my finished creations...

{ new flower clips }

My friend Brandee came over the other day to learn how to make hair clips! I was in a flower mood and had found some new flowers made out of felt, so I had fun creating clips with fun color combinations! Here are my creations...