Sisters with Flair

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Applique- It's the new Bling

You know how most people veg all night after trick-or-treating? Maybe pop some popcorn and watch a movie, then fall asleep. Well, who can sleep with all this sugar and chocolate?!!! I can't stop dreaming of shirts to bedazzle with fabric, my little fingers can't cut fast enough! My little baby is having his first b-day party and I just had to make shirts for his little girl-friend and his buddy. I embroidered shirts for all the guests at the girls first b-days and just had to do something for my 3rd. (Because he TOTALLY cares. yeah, right.) Thank you mom for teaching me to applique! I'm pretty awful at the sewing part, but that's what LOUD fabric is for, right? I better go and finish the lime colored playdough! I'm feeling a sugar low coming on, gonna have to dig into the bowl for another snickers. The top of the fridge is not high enough to keep me away from you- my sugary goodness! I think I'm about to have myself another delicious moment.

Friday, October 30, 2009

A very Griswald Halloween

This is our 4th Halloween in good ol Texas and in never stops to amaze me the fortune people spend on this (holiday). I use the word holiday loosly. We have trunk or treats, costume parades, Booing neighbors, picking out pumpkins, carving pumpkins, making treats for all you neighbors, spending $50 on candy to give away, and then there's the lawn decor. You have never seen so many lawn ornaments in all your life! The pretend cemetaries, skulls hanging from tree branches, witches stuck in the ground, orange flashing lights hung from the roof, and don't even get me started on the blowup headless horsemen! It's unbelievable! I'm all for celebrating eating chocolate, but really people- do I have to see grown men in tights and wigs? Its just disturbing! I can't let my children be the ONLY kids in school show up without a Halloween shirt, so this was my last minute improvise. I took these shirts and spookedified them. (real word I'm sure) I cut up an old orange t-shirt and used dmc floss to stitch it onto the t-shirt. And what girl can go to school without a matching hair clip. Mine sure can't! (They also can't come home with them either! Morgan lost hers in first 20 minutes of school and had to borrow Taylor's for the picture) So here is my version of a cheap halloween shirt. It cost $4.50 at walmart and only 90min of time each. You better love them girls!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Seriously, it's been a year?

My baby is ONE! I decided on his birthday to do a little photoshoot. Because, let's be honest, what kind of mother would I be if I didn't wake my kid up from a peaceful nap, wrestle him to wear clothes, then make him look like he always sits in a field with cute props? Motherhood is all about documenting your child's smile and showing them these pictures when they are punk teenagers to basically prove to them "see dangit, you were happy, and I did crap for you!" Happy BIRTHDAY K!