Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
My toes froze. And my feet hurt for days afterward. I ended up limping around the city. When I went to the Chicago Institute of Art I gave up and wore my running shoes. I am classy like that.
This year I was on the look out for a new pair of shoes for my Chicago trip. Criteria: Warm (since Chicago is FREEZING) and comfortable. I found these little beauties. They look like normal shoes:
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I used these tops as inspiration:
All of our tees were found on clearance at Old Navy ($1.25, $3, $1.25 respectively - The one I am wearing is from the girl's department - same shirt as A's but several sizes larger. They are pretty boxy. H's is a women's size, it is more fitted.)
The white ribbon is a chiffon material cut in strips (on the bias.) For the girl's shirts, I stitched the word "love" and used a light-weight stablizer underneath the t-shirt. A's was free hand. When I made H's, I found a font I liked and then cut out the word "love" and used a disappearing-ink fabric pen so I had something to follow.
For mine: I used the chiffon strips and sewed them into circles (flowers) starting in the center and working outward. I was able to do this easily on my sewing machine.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
How cute as a hair clip:
My friend gave me the idea of swing them onto a pin. This way you could clip them onto cardigans, tees, anything.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Cute story: we found one rug at our Target (on clearance) and called around to find a second. Every Target in the city was sold out. I was resigned to not own the rug but had not yet returned it. My husband had business in another city 2 hours south, he scoured the Targets in that area and found me my second rug. He's so thoughtful.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I have decided to do things a little differently. I have decided to keep two blogs. (1 Ne. 19) I love having a private blog so I feel free to post whatever I want about my family. But I also like the idea of having a public blog to share my ideas, projects, thoughts with the entire universe.
This blog http://www.announcingcarie.blogspot.com/ will be the blog where I post about all my projects, home decor stuff, shopping exploits/wish-lists. Kind of like Oh Happy Day but not nearly as hip or polished. You can add announcingcarie to your googlereader or bloglines account so I will continue to also use it to announce posts for carie-list.
my other blog http://www.carie-list.blogspot.com/ will be continue my family journal. All my weekly updates, fun family happenings, and things of the such. Pretty much only (some) family and friends will have any interest in this blog.
Feel free to read both. If you want an invite to my private blog, post a comment asking for an invite.
This was my favorite creation of the season: a red frame with the word kiss and then a picture of my husband and I happily demonstrating.
I made these pillows about 5 years ago and still love them.
This year I made these "vases" from cans and then covered them with scrapbook paper. They go nicely with this red and white vase I already own. It still looks a bit empty. I think I'll make a few more.