Monday, April 18, 2011


Yesterday we celebrated Bug's 2nd year of life :) I can't believe how much she's grown in the past year! We decided to have a frog theme for her party, because she has such a cute ribbit :D Here are some of the highlights of the decorations and things I made. I adore this little skirt. It's a simple circle skirt with ruffled tulle around the bottom edge. This fabric is fabulous- Girly Frogs!! A little clippie I shamelessly copied from a little hairbow shop. Hers is better, I couldn't quite figure out how she made his body.

Our little cake table, I highly recommend Touche Touchet if you're in the Maryland area. The bakery is in Columbia, and she has done my bridal shower, wedding cake and cupcakes, and this lily pad cake is PERFECT! My mom added the frog faces to the cupcakes with marshmellows and candy buttons.

This is one of those moments where I thought "to the CLOUD!" because in every single picture all 3 of us were looking different directions! It's sad that this one was the best!

We got some dress ups for my girl, she likes her Tinkerbell wings the best, she left a trail of glitter (and sticky handprints) as she fluttered dreamily through the house :)

Just a few pictures of the decorations. I see a photography class in my future this summer, so pardon the terrible photos until I learn what I'm doing.

There were two of these little guys hanging in the doorway, they were a definite hit!

Please pardon the deflated balloons, I didn't realize that I never snapped a picture of the scene in it's full glory!

I feel like I can finally breathe again! Hopefully I can get to some fun Easter activities with Bug this week!

Monday, April 11, 2011

sock monkey

I've been wanting to make a sock monkey for a while now- and when I saw some red heel socks at my new favorite store I just couldn't resist! It's probably a good thing that the nearest Hobby Lobby is still an hour away....

Here he is, with his little fez :) It makes me smile just to see him. Bug has hardly put him down since I finished him, she said "I lika my monkeeey" all day yesterday.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

This was a baby shower gift for one of my friends, if it wasn't pink, I don't think I would have been able to let it go! I definitly need to do a green one for Bug :) I followed Dana's fabulous Faux Chenille Blanket Tutorial. I love this shabby chic fabric with the ribbons, it matches my friend's style perfectly.

This dress was fun as well, I scaled up the Itty Bitty Baby Dress to a 3-6 month size and added a twirl skirt to the bottom- this baby is going to look ADORABLE this summer!

I think these shoes might be my favorite part! I used this Pleated Ballerina Slipper pattern.

I have some leftover fabric from the Jelly Roll I have of that collection featuring more blue and green- I'm still deciding what I might do with that