Monday, December 21, 2009

Doll Houses

My cousin is having a contest on her blog. A Show and Tell of something that you have made for the holidays. Check it out here if you are interested! The winner gets a gift certificate for some fabric...I am always looking for ways to increase my fabric stash:)

(My personal family blog is private, so I am posting these here!)

A while back a friend of mine sent me a link to a tutorial for these cute little doll houses. Luckily for me I happen to know two little girls who are going love these! I'm pretty sure that I had as much fun making these as they are going to have playing with them. I will definitely be making more of these in the future - with a little wonder - under and some creativity the possibilities are endless!

Here is the link to the tutorial so that you can give it a know you want to!

Everything at our house has to be pretty similar so that it doesn't cause too much contention ;) But these are going to be gifts for my two little yahoos for Christmas.
I found the cutest little Strawberry Shortcake Doll sets to go with them. They come with a tiny little dolly that will be the perfect size for the house, and a little closet for the clothes she comes with. So CUTE!
I think that they are going to be a hit!

Nativity Advent Calendar

I saw the pattern for this advent calendar a few years ago. I had searched all over for a pattern for a nativity advent...there aren't a lot out there. Growing up we had an advent calendar that we would race each morning to be the one that was able to put the new piece up for the day. Now that my girls are old enough to really get into it I wanted to have one at our house. The pattern that I used for all of the pieces is from Art To Heart.
Then I wanted to change up the manger and background a little bit so we made up this pattern. I love the way that it turned out. It was A LOT of work and time, but it will be a fun addition to Christmas at our house every year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Little Family...

My photographer friend Dana was so kind to meet up with us on a FREEZING cold day last week to do some quick family pictures. Hopefully she didn't end up with frost bite on her fingers :) I hurried and edited some of them so I could send out our Christmas card...yes, I am a procrastinator. Anyway, here are a few of my favorites.
I think Dana did a great can check out her blog here:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Twins!

Since it has been so cold I haven't really been doing much photography lately. I don't really have the equipment or the room to do pictures inside. But I was able to do a few Christmas pictures of these two little kiddos at their house where there was a little more room to move around :)

They had grown so much since the last time I took their pictures. They are now 6 months old!
Melinda had them all decked out and stylin' in their Christmas outfits...
Look how he has his little arm around her, so cute!
He looks like such a serious little man, just taking care of his sister.
Melinda also had this Santa was the perfect size for the two of them.

This just screams Christmas Card photo!
Just a little sneak peek, I'll have the rest for you soon!