Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Button Nursery Wall Art {the beginning of a Vintage inspired Nursery}

I am expecting a baby girl this Early September! And I am SO very excited to start on her nursery decor. Its one of those things that keeps me busy and not thinking about how uncomfortable I am at the moment! lol
But I have to say it has been a challenge having 2 other little ones run around me, so hopefully I will get everything done in the next 12 weeks! 
My oldest daughter's room was pinks, reds and greens {with Vintage Cicily Mary Barker Fairies}  so this time around I wanted something different. This time I want to try and make a Vintage Inspired Nursery, in Creams, whites, Champagne Pink and a touch of Red....with a touch of Danish Fairy Tales.
I am still on the hunt for the perfect fabric for the Champagne Pink {with no luck}, so I will keep searching until I do. 
Here is my first project completed for our Sweet baby {E}. I bought this frame at the $1 store. Than added some rustic linen type fabric to the back. {I removed the glass}. Than with my glue gun in hand and a million of white & cream buttons i started gluing away....... 
Here is the end result....

 I even found an old antique pearl earring that I have had for YEARS {and I mean when I was a little girl, this beauty used to sit in my jewelry box, all alone missing the other one}. I have always been a "collector" of things old;-)
 The cool thing about his is that I can always add new buttons to it, if I come across any i like. 
 This shelf was one that I had in the nursery already {I moved my little boy in with his big sister}...kept all of his nursery furniture for the next baby. 
 Twas origionally cherry....I painted and distressed it....I LOVE how it turned out!
Here is the BEFORE

Well stay tuned for my other nursery projects. I FINALLY can begin on them, now that I have both of my kiddies birthday parties out of the way:-)
Wish me good luck...this is my FIRST pregnancy that will last ALL SUMMER LONG! lol
I seriously give thanks in all of my prayers that I have AC! ;-)

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Tea Party Hats DIY

So I promised to show how I made these sweet little party hats for my girls party. They were super easy to make! I found the actual tutorial on this blog:
 than I switched it up a bit. 
Heres How I made it:
I first used JonesDesignCo's template...
on some scrapbooking paper. Stapled it together....
Than I 
I used crunched crepe paper.....for the bottoms...
 Hot glued it careful....its HOT! ouch {I burned my fingers a few times}

 Than for the last bit, I cut some bakers twine {red and white striped} and taped it on the inside of the hats....Easy Peasy!
The End;-)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Littlest Petshop Tea Party {my sweet daughter turns 5}

So when your daughter asks for a Littlest Petshop Teaparty, and there is NOTHING that you can buy premade for such an event, my creative wheels started turning and turning for months and months! lol. She is currently obsessed with these cute little figurines, so it was fun for me to try and find a way that I could incorporate them into a teaparty theme. We do not have a backyard, so we "borrowed" my Grandmothers for the special event. My inspiration for this party came from The Sweetest Occation blog; Simply fell in love with the Robin Eggs blue, pink and Red colors. Not to mention how sweet the Strawberries are!! I am sweet on Strawberries.....;-)
I pasted and edited using Photoshop to make all the Petshop details.   {I will try and see if I can make some downloads for those of you who might want to use them too.}
It was a challenge to not have swollen feet by the time we were all done celebrating {being 6 1/2 months pregnant and all}. But the birthday was a success, and our Red Headed Beauty loved every minute of it!! 
So here you go! 

The Invitation...

My Great Grandma V's Patio with added homemade Pom Poms for decor

The Tea Party
Jigglers, Cheese and Grapes, Blueberries and rasberries...YUM
{homemade Party Hats...tutorial to come}

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Her Littlest Petshop Cake
{Strawberry flavored cake}
{Pink Lemonade Cupcakes}

Two LPS's....she named them Lady- buggy and Cottencandy

Fondant strawberry flowers, leaves and Strawberries

We made Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches as well as PB & J's. 

And my Sweet Birthday girl....

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