Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ChRiStMaS: Another "K" Joins the Bunch

Here's to the beginning of all posts related to Christmas...
We decorated for Christmas last weekend and figured it just wasn't right to not have a stocking for Kate. So another "K" joins the bunch; Madelin was quite concerned that there was already another "K" stocking and suggested we do "E" for Emiline. :)
Remember these from last year? I swear it seems like I just made those yesterday!! Here is Kate's! The mantel is now complete. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Purple Stars

An outfit full of purple stars for Miss Kate...
On a recent shopping trip to Old Navy I found this cute skirt/leggings combo for $5.99. I wanted to find a onesie or shirt to match, but no such luck. As I was shopping, I remembered the above white onesie that a friend had found at a garage sale for FREE. I didn't have any fabric that matched the purple on the skirt but I did have some craft paint that matched. I drew a star on freezer paper, cut it out, ironed it onto the onesie, painted three coats of purple on and then finished it off with a white floss border.
Here is my little chunky girl sporting her new "purple stars" outfit, all for about 6 bucks! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Art

A carved pumpkin, painted pumpkins, a pumpkin family and a pumpkin gift for Madelin's teacher...
Chris (he doesn't usually dress-up for carving pumpkins, it was a Sunday :)) and the kids getting ready to carve "the big one."
The kids (no, that's not Kate, that's the neighbor girl) painting their pumpkins. Thanks to the neighbor girl Kate's was painted, too! :)
Mad's work of art.
back row: Super-Madelin, Chris (the jack-o-lantern)
front row: Kate, Anders, Madelin and yes, I am the warty one!!! This is the gift for Mad's teacher. I found it here and had to make it. Minus the candy, everything was already in my house...wire, craft paint and a cleaned out salsa jar. Score!