Monday, August 30, 2010

more guitars for the guitar room

I've had a 4-picture frame that I bought at Kirkland's hanging on the wall for MONTHS now. I am very sad to say that I left the fake people pictures in the frame and even sadder to say that the way it was hung, those people were sideways. :I
My plan was to take a picture of each of us with David's guitar and put those 4 pictures in the frame. To let you know how long it's been hanging on the wall, "each of us" meant Saige, David, Aubie, and Matthan. :) When I knew number three was coming along, I also knew I had to put up with the sideways people for a little longer. But here's what ended up going in the frame:
This is back before we were married--I think we might have been engaged. But I like that it was an already existing picture even though all we have is a copy made on a copier. And this is actually a picture of that copy. (I mean, I'm sure the negative is somewhere, but who knows where, and the little 2x3 picture is somewhere too but I'm not sure of it's location either.)But with it being one from before our marriage, itt's kinda saying, "Here's where it all began".

My sweet girl.
I love it when he's serious like this (a rarity!).
I "Paint"-shopped this picture to get rid of the grass that was showing because I didn't spread the blanket out far enough. :I Thankfully, you can't really see the weirdness from up on the wall. :)
The finished product. (You can see my yellow kitchen through the doorway.)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

this day

On August 28th, 1999, I married this handsome man. :) Eleven years and three kids later, I definitely love him more than I did then.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I plan on making him a mobile...

but until then,

he's thrilled with this one from 1971 (5 years older than me!).

Monday, August 16, 2010

i never thought i'd make curtains

So, a WHILE back, I promised I'd write a post entitled "I Never Thought I'd Make Curtains", but you never saw it. And then a shorter while back, I promised to show you the children's artwork, but never did that either. Well, here are both those posts rolled into one.
I don't guess you can call a simple valance a curtain, but I made it, and I think it was the first "curtain" I ever made. The shade is a flour sack towel that Mom had given me. When she gave it, I knew it had to be used in my yellow and black kitchen somewhere, but I wasn't sure how. Then I remembered having seen a tutorial on adding fabric to shades. So that's what I did. It's a little wonky since it was my first try and, once it's on, it's on. But I like it--it's fun. Now if it just wouldn't fall down every time I try to pull it up... I'm gonna have to have David work on the hardware part for me. :)

You're probably thinking that the shelf just looks like a board laid across two cabinets. Well, guess what? You're right. It is just a board laying across two cabinets! That's a future project...
I really cannot remember where I got the scale. Maybe the Rescue Mission thrift store, maybe David got it from "that old lady" (another post another time), maybe it was Aunt Mae's (my great, great aunt who was the previous owner of this house). All I know is I had it way before I decided on a yellow and black kitchen and I love it. And as you can see, on either side of it is the artwork. Aubie's kind of looks a little Van Gogh-y. Matthan's is definitely very impressionist--as in, the impression of his foot is seen many times throughout the piece.
This curtain is sort of a valance too, I guess--it had to be short so that when I open the glass slats, I can still see the kids through the screen when they're playing outside. Yep, it's one of those weird 50's? doors. I just loved this print on the dress that I got in a stuff-a-bag for $10 at a thrift store. I had to take out some darts, but this curtain came pre-hemmed! I LOVE re-fashioning for that very reason. :) The top is the same fabric as the other valance, and the trim is some awesome Asian-themed ribbon that I got at Malone's fabric (one of the junkiest, most amazing places I've ever been) for a dollar a yard.
That almost concludes the tour of my kitchen. I can't wait till I can one day post the truly finished version. No more plastic tile, no more ugly floor. But until then, I'm trying to make it as "me" as possible.

Cows 3: The Herd Returns

My cute cow girl. :)

Another Cow Appreciation Day has come and gone. It's funny how when I worked at Chick-fil-A, about the 3rd year in of "Eat Mor Chikin" I hated the cows. I thought it was a major marketing mistake. But here I am, dressing like a cow for the 3rd year in a row, so I must be over it. :)

Here is the proof that we walked up to our Chick-fil-A to avoid taking a one week old baby around a bunch of folks (I had a lot of grandmothers worried as to what I would do).

David's photo shoot with our sad camera...

You can see what he has to work with...

But here I am telling him how to take pictures, and messing up our only chance for a good one.

And here is my sad attempt to do better. :I

These didn't turn out too bad, though. :)
A friend made this onesie for a baby gift. I'm so glad she did! Though I had the best of intentions, I know it wouldn't have turned out this cute even if I had found time to do it. It says, "NUBORNZ NEED MILK. MOMZ NEED CHICKIN". So cute!

Well, this concludes my first post after a long, long absence (AGAIN!). But I've already uploaded some photos for future posts, so there should be a new one next week (or as soon as I know that my 5 faithful readers have had a chance to read this one :) ).