I can still say, "Happy New Year" right? There are still 3 hours left of January! Well, have you missed me over these past 4 (four!) months? A LOT has been going on around here. The biggest thing is that we bought a house & moved at the beginning of November. It was, of course, crazy moving with 3 kids, but I think we are feeling pretty settled in now. We also really enjoyed spending the holidays with our family & friends. Every year the holidays just seem to come & go even faster. And then we began 2013 with a round of a nasty stomach bug followed 2 weeks later by all of us passing around a yucky head cold. Ugh! But most of us are feeling better now & hopefully we can leave the illness behind in January & enjoy a much healthier February! Anyway, I was scrolling around my photo library trying to see if I've done anything crafty over the last few months that I could share with you. I did find a few things.
First, look how big my babies are getting:
Whew! They are keeping me busy, busy lately! But I love them so much!
So earlier in 2012 I had decided that I wanted to make my girls poodle skirts for Halloween. In August I bought the felt & poodles & I even made Kaylee's skirt. Then we found this house, put an offer on it, opened escrow, started packing, etc. But since I had already started making the skirts I wanted to finish them in time for Halloween. Luckily these skirts are so easy to make! Honestly, a circle skirt is probably the easiest & best skirt to start with if you are a beginner to sewing. I loved how the skirts turned out! And my girls loved twirling around in them!
Even though we had just moved, we hosted Christmas dinner at our house this year. I had gotten the free download for my Silhouette machine for the holiday photo props & thought it would be really fun to have out on Christmas. They were super easy to put together (Thank you Silhouette!) & they turned out very cute! Everyone had a blast using the photo props & taking some pictures.
Mommy kissing Santa Claus:
My oldest girlies:
I also made some sugar cookie place cards for Christmas dinner. I love making sugar cookies. Growing up we made them quite often & I love making them with my girls now too. I kept it simple for the place cards & just used a scallop circle cookie cutter & then wrote everyone's names on them. Then we put them in a little treat bag, tied them up with some twine & set them on every plate. They turned out pretty cute:
I cannot believe that our youngest baby just turned 1! This past year just went by way too fast! I made her a teeny tiny cake for her first birthday party. It turned out pretty cute for my first time hand piping on a cake. Luckily it was a tiny cake! I thought I had a picture of it on my phone, but I guess I don't & I didn't feel like uploading the gazillion photos from my camera right now. But you can sort of see it there.
This girl did not waste any time smashing up her little cake:
I also made a big cake for everyone else to eat & I tried that scallop technique I've seen a dozen times on Pinterest. I love how it turned out! I love that it looks great & it was super fast & easy to frost like this.
Pretty & pink of course:
I also made a couple of tooth fairy pillows for my hubby's partner at work. They have a little boy & a little girl so they wanted 2 different ones. Having 3 girls over here I actually had a hard time picking some fabric out of my stash that was boy-ish & a decent print for this small pillow. But I really love how it turned out. I definitely dig the teal & green together.
Here's the boy pillow:
And the girl version:
Well, hopefully we can stay healthy over here & I can actually do a little crafting soon!