Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Brother Shirts

Back before Bryson was born, and we did not yet know if he was a boy or a girl, I made some shirts. I of course made Brady a big brother shirt, but I also made a little sister shirt, and little brother shirt.
Before I could finish the little brother shirt, Bryson was born. I saved the little sister shirt to re-gift to a friend I have in mind, and I never did finish the little brother shirt.
Finding a simple shirt in kids sizes can be hard. I think the best thing to do is to find a plain white shirt and dye it in the color you like. For the big brother shirt, I did the normal heat and bond to fuse the fabric, and then I sewed around each letter with the sewing machine. I also used a light interfacing for the back to hold all those stitches in.
For the little brother and little sister shirt, I used heat and bond for the letters, and was going to hand stitch around each letter. I knew that with the sewing machine the letters would be too small to look right. I loved the hand embroidered look on the shirts. Because I ran out of time to stitch the letters on the little brother shirt, Ijust stuck with the heat and bond fabric fuse. Surprisingly it held up pretty well.
It has been washed quite a few times, and no letters came off, but they are starting to peal up around the edges.

The boys got a few wears out of them. Bryson has grown out of his, but Brady still is proud to be a big brother and you can tell by how it is atarting to fade. I never got a picture of them in the shirts together. Every time they both wore it, someone had some sort of bodily malfunction! I love shirts like this for gifts. Every older sibling needs a little something special, and they can be proud to wear their new shirt announcing their very important role.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jamberry Nails!

I am super excited to announce my new adventure as a Jamberry Nails Consultant! If you haven't heard of Jamberry Nails they are the new awesome alternative to nail polish. The nail shields come in a ton of different colors and designs fit for everyone's style. Jamberry Nail Shields are the newest way to accessorize your fingers or toes. Get your own unique professional nail design and say goodbye to nail polish. You can get 2-3 wears from each sheet and they last for about 2 weeks on your fingers and about 6 weeks on your toes.

Jamberry Nail Shields are a solid film covering that can be applied directly to the nail to achieve a look not found anywhere else. This special material is both pressure and heat activated to create a water tight bond to your nail. The film is finished with a high gloss protective layer that prevents your nail shield from chipping or scuffing.

The great thing about being a consultant is that I can do Jamberry nail parties to sell this fun product, and get the hostess free stuff!

You can also buy Jamberry nail Shields directly from my website. http://proverbs31life.jamberrynails.net/
And right now if you buy 3 sets you get 1 free! Just add all 4 to your cart, and 1 will be taken off your order.

In the near future look for great giveaways from the blog to win a set. Make sure you are a follower on the blog, subscribe via email, or like the Proverbs 31 life facebook page to keep up with the latest. In the mean time check them out and let me know how much you love them!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

5 minute hair clip

Last weekend while getting ready to go out to dinner with some friends. I thought my hair needed a little something extra. I decided to quickly make a little flower clip. It took me about 5 minutes, with taking pictures, and both boys were awake! 
First you will need a few supplies. I had all of these on hand so it cost me nothing! 
I always save all of my bobby pins each time I get an updo, so I never need to buy those. The satin fabric was from the lining of a dress that I shortened for a friend. And everything else was in my stash. 

First you cut your satin to the size circles you like, I think the less perfect the better. Cut concentric circles, so that you will be able to see the layers, I cut 6. 

Then you gently burn the edges. I like to use a candle, because it seems safer, and I never have been good at working lighters. If your circle catches on fire, that's okay just quickly burn them out. 

Now you can start hot gluing the layers down. Just a small amount in the middle will do. Start with your biggest circle and go smaller. On top of your last circle, glue a little jewel or you could also hand sew some seed beads. That would be very cute, but might take more than 5 minutes, and when you are already running late...

After your flower is done, simply glue it to a bobby pin or even a clip. Mine was sloppy, but who will see?
Put it in your hair and you are ready to go! 
Speaking of hair, I love doing my hair this way. I have been looking for cute ways to put up my hair, since it is always up anyway. I saw this hairstyle on I am Momma here me roar, and tried it. It looks great, keeps me cool, takes 5 minutes, and I can do it right out of the shower.

(Pre make up)

Saturday night after we got home, I did this heatless curls trick to my hair for church the next morning. And it looked great too. Love how blogs provide me with such great ideas!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Photo Challenge

I am having fun with my new camera, but I still have so much to learn! So, I am entering a picture of Bryson into a photo challenge. I am hoping everyone will think my sweet boy is as adorable as I think he is! Oh, and also, I just want to have tips and tricks for taking some great photos!
The Paper Mama
The challenge is to have a picture of your child, in black and white.

He melts my heart. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More baby gifts

Last week, our friends back in Texas had their second baby. We are so excited for them, and really miss them. Especially since we are kinda on the same life plan, and we have so much fun with them, when we can get together. They also kept the baby a surprise, and it is a girl! We can not wait to meet her!

I made her a little pillowcase dress and a matching headband. It was very simple, and I wish I had time to make her more things, but time just is not on my side right now.
 Confession time. I totally tried this on Bryson to see if it would fit. It did! Not his proudest moment, but he will never know. I thought he would look like a girl, but he just looked like a boy in a dress.
Since Bryson was born, I have seen how important it is to also give the older siblings a little something when you give a gift. Just the thought can go a long way to curb jealousy issues. So I made big brother a shirt to announce his new gig.

I love this version, and I copied the idea, here.
Paired with a few extra non handmade things, and I think we sent the perfect gift!
By the way, how are my pictures looking? Little better? Guess who got a new camera? I am in Love!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Baby Girl Gifts - 2

Life is slooowly getting back to normal and on a schedule. Last night Bryson slept from around 8 to 5, and Brady slept from 8:30 to 7! It was so awesome! It is still very hard to get things accomplished, but I am starting to. I know that it will be so soon before both boys are grown up and want nothing to do with me, and I will have nothing but time!
 One of my friends had a baby girl a long while back. I am just finally getting around to posting what I made for her. Though I love making boy stuff, I really like making girly things because I do not get to do them very often. In fact another dear friend, who did not know the sex of her baby, had a girl yesterday, so I am hoping to be able to make some more cute girl things very soon.
For my friend's baby girl, I had a pink dyed onesie that I did a simple appliqued heart on.
 I included some ruffled baby legs to match.
And also a minky and cotton appliqued blanket to match. They all turned out really cute, and made a nice little gift. Who doesn't love giving sweet baby gifts?
I have a few more things to share, so I hope that it does not take me a month for my next post! Hope you are enjoying your summer!
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