I mentioned that I got my crafting mojo back the other day and I wanted to show you what I've been working on.
First off....I have had BIG plans to make our apartment more appealing. You may be wondering why I'd want to do this....when we should be moving out of our temporary arrangement in August. We've decided not to move...for now.
There are a couple reasons for this.....one of them being that we still can't afford to move yet and we'd like to put some money in the bank and possibly buy a house instead of renting one. This is not the best apartment we could be renting but it's nice and it's big enough and we really hate the thought of moving again.
We are happy here (mostly).
Anyway, I had big plans to paint my entertainment center. I even asked iKeith instead of just doing it and he said yes, and then he said no. I was really bummed about it. Instead...I'm working on de cluttering and accessorizing.
I found a really awesome pillow at Target but when I told iKeith how much it was he said NO. Are you seeing a theme here?
I went to Cost Plus and JoAnn's over the weekend and inspiration struck when I found some napkins that were the exact colors that I wanted to decorate my living room!
I bought two napkins ($6) and a pillow form ($9) and sewed them together! This is my favorite chair where I read, journal and watch TV. I love it!
My other project was a tutu for Mallory's birthday. I was feeling badly that I hadn't really done anything for her big day...like I did last year and this little project filled that void and she loved it!
I followed the directions from Wildflowers and Whimsy and I just loved making this! I worked on it over two nights after the kids had gone to bed, while watching GLEE. It make me soooo happy!
Mallory was very specific about what she wanted for her birthday cake so I called in a professional. Gemma from Bella Stella Bakery. The requirements were: Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Filling, White Frosting and Pink Flowers.
It was beautiful, delicious and exactly what the Princess ordered! I have to tell you....Mallory was a little bit reluctant to let us eat it. She just wanted to sit and look at it. Thank you Gemma for helping make a little girl's wish come true!
Speaking of wishes coming true. This little girls only wish for her birthday was to go to Chuck E Cheese (i call it Chunky Cheese). She had so much fun, ate more pizza than I've seen her eat in her life and she met the
guy in the costume BIG mouse!
Her favorite gifts were an apron, a whisk and dollhouse accessories that Alex gave her.