Monday, March 8, 2010

A Green Wedding

Henry (2) and Sam (6) are modeling 'kellybowbelly' bowties. These boys were in their aunts wedding that had a "green" theme. Isn't that cool? Look at the pillow Sam is looks mossy. Thanks, Kelli, for sending this pic of your cute boys!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fun Toothbrush Holders

My kids are constantly losing toothbrushes, or breaking the toothbrush holder, or dumping out the toothbrushes and using the holder to dig holes in my back yard. So, I came up with a cute way to hold the tooth brushes.

Here is what you'll need:
  • hot glue
  • grosgrain ribbon
  • buttons
  • large push pins or thick magnets
Here is what you do:
  1. Line a simple clothespin with ribbon. Just the outside. If you put ribbon on the inside, it won't close as tightly.
  2. Glue on a button or a fun "finding" on the side that opens or the middle of the clothespin.
  3. Glue a large pushpin or a thick magnet on the back of the clothespin.

The large pushpin or the magnet create enough space between the wall and the clothespin in order for little hands to get a good grip. The pushpin may swivel a bit when you take the toothbrush out. A magnet works well if you decide to put the holder on the mirror. They work better with small toothbrushes than regular sized ones. I get mine at the DOLLAR TREE.

If you make one-please let me know how it works! If you find a better way to fasten them to the wall-let me know! Send pictures!

Monday, January 25, 2010

A How To: wrap ties

My friend, Lauren Willis is having her first baby on February 14Th! It's a boy! So some fine ladies from church set up a shower for her and I got to work on getting some ties for her. Presentation is so much fun-don't you think? It is hard to find a way to present those ties though-in a cute way. They are so small it feels like your giving nothing!

Well, I bought this cute button up
years ago
from Wal-mart. It was on clearance after Easter, and probably cost me
a dollar.
I paired it up with a blue, newborn, necktie (made by yours truly).

I followed these steps:

  • Tuck the necktie under the shirt collar.
  • Place tissue paper into a small shirt box, pattern side down.
  • Fold arms behind the shirt to match the width of the box. Place
  • shirt in the box with the bottom out.
  • Tuck the bottom of the shirt underneath the rest of the shirt, and tuck in any remaining length of the tie.
  • Place a binky clip in the shirt pocket.
  • Fold one side of tissue paper over the shirt.
  • Place another tie on top of the tissue paper.
  • Fold remaining bits of tissue paper nicely into the box.
  • Use a strait pin to keep a bow tie in place.
  • Place lid on box.

I picked out some
great wrapping paper-%90 off at CVS after Christmas. .29 for the whole roll! I don't think it looks too you?
I had this puppy print ribbon and thought it is perfect for a baby boy! I tied it up in a bow and used a strait pin to pin on another bow tie. PERFECT!

Lauren and George saw their gift-POP-there is one gift.
They opened it and - POP-another gift, turn the tissue paper-POP-gift number 3, one more turn and BOOOOM, WEEEE, there is the grand finally-a shirt and matching tie. It should fit baby Tristan perfectly right at Easter time!

Congrats Willis Family!