Monday, August 27, 2012

Meet Olivia!

Olivia's got her eye on you!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY Vanilla Extract

A while back my friend Jenn shared how to make your own vanilla extract. So back in March we bought some vanilla beans and vodka and started a bottle.

Four months later and the extract was ready to use. We poured some into smaller 4 oz bottles and topped off the large bottle of vanilla with more vodka.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nesting Bags

I recently had an Etsy order for 30 small nesting bags, in pink.

I'm thinking these must be for a baby shower...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

DIY Padded Camera Bag

We recently upgraded our camera from a Canon Powershot to a Canon Rebel T3i.

Make It and Love It shared a tutorial for turning a purse into a padded camera bag, so I gave it a try.

Purse or tote bag
1/2" thick foam
About 1 yard of fabric

I found a purse with a shoulder strap at a thrift store for $7, and the velcro and foam cost another few dollars. Total cost for this project was around $15.

I went with a solid gray fabric since Zach and I will be sharing this bag, and I didn't want to make it too girly.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Seed Paper Flowers

I wanted to make something special for friends and family who visited us after the baby was born. I decided to make plantable seed paper cards, and came across a tutorial for seed paper flowers when looking for ideas.

I already had a couple packets of wildflower seeds and picked up another on a trip to Wildseed Farms. (We took a baby-moon to Fredericksburg for a weekend in May). To make 14 flowers I used two packets of seeds.

Along with each flower I included a card with a special message and planting instructions.

The front of each card reads "Our little girl has finally sprouted!" and on the back are the planting instructions. The flowers and seeds are glued together with a flour paste, but I used hot glue to attach the flower to the card. The hot glue peels off pretty easily so you can remove the flower and plant it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hand Puppet

Happy Birthday Mason!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

She's Here!

Meet Vera Elise.

Being a mom - you wonder how you'll ever do it, then you wonder why you didn't do it sooner. So in love with our little girl.