Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Days!

Today is Earth Day and Girl Scout Leaders Day. Julia went off with a friend for the afternoon, and Adam is busy with all-things-Lego, so Sara and I took off to the local garden store to find supplies to build a mini Terrarium. We wanted to create our own little ecosystem in a jar.

We followed this wonderful tutorial. Easy Peasy!
Here she is with the finished product...she felt it needed a decoration. We looked around for a fairy or mushroom, and came home with a frog. It was cute, but too big to fit. She found this white bengal tiger and we knew it was the perfect finishing touch.

Happy Earth Day!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oh what a night...

The Father-Daughter dance was last night. What a fun time for the girls! Here are Julia and Sara, all ready to go. They loved their dresses!

It was raining out, so I was worried about indoor pictures, but I love how these came out.
Here are the girls with Mark. He has lost 50 pounds- he's looking good!

We had some of their friends over to take some pictures- the dads all looking so handsome in their shirts and ties that coordinated with the girls dresses.

Here they are being so silly! This might be my favorite picture!

I would have loved to see the school gym full of pretty girls, but moms get to stay home with the boys. My son had his friend over and they ruled the WII for the night!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Seuss-ish Steal

Call me strange, but I had a dream about Cat in the Hat bows last night. Seuss/Cat bows have always been a great seller for me- it seems I make them quite often. This morning I made up this pair to list on Etsy. Want them? They are offered at great discount from what I typically charge on the website. Just for fun!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pretty Plum...

I love the rich hues of these two felt colors- they look so nice together. This is a bigger rose that sits up on top of the headband like it is blooming. It's a one-of-a-kind, listed on Etsy.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Do it up!

I got such a kick out of this picture that someone took after her daughter and friend each received a Ladybug Bowtique bow bouquet for Easter. May as well go all out, right?

Thanks, Patty! I'm glad you had such a fun Easter!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Oh, so sweet!

I sent some felt flower clips off to Melissa of Contemporary Captures and couldn't be more pleased with the pictures I got in return! Little miss Gracie is so beautiful--watch out for those golden eyes- they are mesmerizing! I loved all of the pictures but here are some of my favorites. Thank you, Melissa!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Little Mermaids...

It's Father-Daughter Dance time again! The dance is next Friday night. Julia and Sara scored some beautiful "mermaid" dresses, as they call them. The dresses have a sheer overlay, and the fabrics are beautiful blues and greens. Last year they got all dolled up...has it really been a whole year?

So of course I am charged with the hair accessories. I took the dresses with me to the fabric store and picked up shiny satin fabric that was a fairly decent match. With a few stitches, some felt, and some beads, they came together quite nicely!

Sara's dress on the left is aqua and lime green. She wants just one flower pulled to the side of a head full of curls.

Julia's dress is an emerald green and turquoise. It is lovely on her. She has longer hair, so she wants her 'usual' do- tossed up with some whispies coming down on each side, with the flowers tucked in at the top. She decided she needed two flowers for this look.

Of course I'll be sharing pictures next weekend. We still need shoes, so I'll be on the hunt for those. I'm all for practical shoes- the girls know they have to choose shoes that they can wear all summer. Adam decided we should go to the Olive Garden that night. So I have a date with a very handsome boy while Mark and the girls are off to the dance. Luckiness all around.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

DillyDally is going on a trip... the Sunshine State! Welcome to Florida! Search DillyDally on eBay this week and next to find a variety of outfits and accessories for her trip to Florida. And check out our DillyDally Dollars giveaway below!