Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have been doing quite a few crafty projects lately and decided it would be fun to document them.

Before Christmas I made some nativity ornaments out of sculpey clay and never took pictures of them. I gave them to the ladies I visit teach though, and one of them had hers chewed up by her dog!! So I made a new one for her and remembered to take a picture! They are really fun and easy to make. (I copy the examples on the sculpey website!)

I just finished making Anna a growth chart so we can mark her growth and she can always have it (instead of making marks on a wall or door). It didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but it looks pretty good. I just have to put something on it to hang it up now. (I also need to iron it. Oops!) If anyone cares to know I just bought a sewing measuring tape and sewed in down the middle of a strip of fabric. So easy!

I've been making lots of hairbows for Anna lately as well. Her hair finally looks good in pigtails so I had to make a bunch of matching ones for those. I really enjoy making these because they are all so original! I get a lot of my ideas from bedrestbows.blogspot.com

On the hair note, I just found an awesome blog where a lady shows lots of fun hairstyles to do with little girls. Lots of the hairstyles work really well for girls that don't have a lot of hair too! The site is shortyrocksitshort.blogspot.com and she has great step by step instructions for some really fun hair! I just tried this one out on Anna this morning. So cute!

Well, since I have a baby coming in a few months I had to get some blankets made for him. So I made 5 flannel receiving blankets and one nice silky quilt/blanket. I made the same one for Anna in pink because she has been sleeping with my baby blanket that is 24 years old! It is made out of tricot fabric that is very soft and silky and she loves it, but tricot is hard to come by. My mom found a store in Provo called the Fabric Mill and they have tons of tricot! So I picked some up on our way home from Idaho for Christmas and Anna finally got her own tricot blanket. She loves it! Those two blankets were a challenge for me as I had never done baby quilts or sewn a binding on before. I had to do a lot of picking out on the first one, but I learned a lot from it and they turned out way better than I expected!

Oh, I forgot I also made Anna an apron/bib a couple of months ago that turned out really cute. I found the cutest pattern online (here is the PDF link if anyone cares! http://www.themayfly.com/weblog/smock_pattern.pdf) and fell in love with it. It is so nice to put on her for messy dinners like spaghetti because it wraps around the sides. She has a tendency to wipe her hands on her sides while she eats. (And yes, it is the same fabric as her growth chart...it was really nice fabric and on sale!)
Well, that's it for now. If any of you have fun projects you have been working on, tell me about them! I am always looking for new fun things to do.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Help Jason and Autumn adopt!!!!

Okay, so Jason and Autumn Perrenoud (our friends from our ward in Rexburg) are ready to try to adopt again, and they are asking for your help. Until now, they have not put a lot of effort into finding their child, but that is all about to change.

They have an idea, but they need your help to make it work.

They are going to use the immense power of

and the

to help them start their family.

If you are reading this, please do us this simple favor.
Here is a link for their adoption blog:

Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this post and put this link on your blog...
and PLEASE ask everyone following your blog to do the same.

If everyone does this, HOPEFULLY, this link will keep spreading until it makes its way to
their child.

Please help them find their miracle.

Thank you!

Instructions (for those of you who don't already know how):

1) Right click on the picture and Save the image to your computer.
2) Go to your blog Layout menu
3) Click Add a Gadget
4) Click Picture
5) Paste this: http://jason-and-autumn.blogspot.com/ into the link box
6) Click browse and find the image you saved.

***That's it! That's all you have to do to help them find their BABY!