Monday, September 26, 2016

This One's for You, Aunt Judy

There's a local florist here called Bachman's and a few times a year they decorate a house on their property for the different seasons. 
These are some highlights from this year's Idea House, as requested by my Auntie.
The craft room was my favorite. Very bright and so organized! I could see doing some of these things in my own crafting space. 

I especially loved how they used this collection of random cabinets and bookshelves to make a wall of storage. Look at the one leg they used to prop up the brown cabinet on the right, so inventive!
 Those valences are aprons, so sweet.
 Outside in the back yard shed they built a bar, complete with a beer bottle wreath.
 The brick is wallpaper, it really gave a pub-like feel to the place.

 A red and white bedroom (which didn't do much for me, honestly)

 Since Halloween will soon be upon us, there are silly little surprises like this one scattered about.
 A neutral cooler toned bedroom. I loved that tree painting.

The wallpaper in the office was charming.

 This desk was a huge shadowbox, with different books and things under the glass.

Outside in the garage they had a bunch of cute Halloween stuff, though I didn't get many photos of that for some reason.
 Here's my adorable mom in her adorable sweater, which she knit.
 And here we are trying and failing to take a selfie.

Oh well, here you go Aunty Judy, I know how you love updates from the Idea House!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Keep Calm and Craft On: Back to school edition.

I have three kids, as you may know, and I have made a tradition of sewing them a first day of school backpack.
I use the same pattern each time, Butterick 5054.
It's a little smaller than your average backpack and just a little bigger than a teensy person needs, but they can grow into it.
The Elder's is here.
The Younger's are here and here

She was in quite a rush to get to the bus this morning!

The first day dress was a pattern that I made for The Elder for Kindergarten: The Birthday Dress from Oliver + S.
(I know, same photo twice in two posts, but how cute is she?)
I may have gone a little overboard, and coordinated her first day dress with her backpack.
In my defense, she loves purple...

The First Ever First Day of School

The Youngest started school today. 
She is quite excited to meet her new classmates, and learn math, and dance, and work on letters, and oh, everything.
The world-weary 5th grader with his favorite little sister.
She's so ready!!