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Sunday, September 22, 2013

I like big crafts, I cannot lie

It's been a while since I updated the blog with my summer crafts, so I thought I would share a few things I accomplished over the summer. Whenever I get the itch to craft, I usually hit up pinterest first, to get some ideas for my project. The first few crafts I do every season is redecorate my mantel and doors. I pinned lots of ideas to my summer pinterest board, then added my own flare. What do you think of my mantel?



I ended up adding another thick vase filled with shells, that sits in front of the blue candles. I was happy with the blue and white/nautical theme paired with the shells.

For the wreaths, I wanted to try out yarn wrapping this time. I have seen some really cute yarn wreaths lately. I combined that, with the tiny banner flags, and stuck with my nautical theme for the inside wreath. For the front door, I went a little more whimsical with the colors. I was happy with how they both turned out!



For the last one, I just cut various flower shapes out of felt, layered them on top of one another, and used pink headed sewing pins to attach them to the wreath. I bought my green foam wreath for $1 at the Dollar Tree.

Another summer project my daughter actually asked me for, was a new bulletin board. In the past, she's used a few small boards with ribbon that you slide the photos under. She informed me that she wanted a BIG GIRL board.... ha. I let her pick out some fabric, and I grabbed a cheap $5 bulletin board from Walmart, and used the staple gun to attach the fabric to the back. To add a little flare, I cut a letter "A" for Abigail from scrap fabric, and I pinned it in the corner of the board using sewing pins with a pink head. I used the rest of the pins to outline the board, which is purely an aesthetic choice and not needed to hold the fabric in place.



And of course.....a crafty blog post wouldn't be complete without some cute dresses!!! This summer I made my daughter and niece a beach themed tie-knot dress to wear on vacation. My good friend over at Merry Made Collections did the monogramming for me.I was really happy with how they turned out! Cuter than I thought they would (; You can always check out my "Sew Cool" board on pinterest for tips on sewing dresses like this, and more.


Annnnnd finally, with football season approaching, I had a hard time finding cute girls clothes for the Denver Broncos - our second favorite team in this house - so I decided to make Abigail her own dress! I wasn't super thrilled with the officially licensed Brocnos fabric I saw online, so I grabbed generic football fabric, and Broncos team colors to make her dress. I LOVE the applique my friend did for me! What do you think?



That's all for now!! Check back soon... I have some cute fall and Halloween things I've been working on.. and I can't WAIT to show off what my new serger can do! (;

Back to school!

It was a big back to school year for the Copple household - Abigail started Kindergarten and Brody started Pre-K! To get Abigail excited for Kinder - like she needed any help - I made a kindergarten countdown board for her. She was excited to rip off a ring every day and countdown to the first day of school!
Kindergarten countdown!

One more day!
We also let Abigail have an end of the summer party with her 5 girlfriends she started preschool with in 2010! It's been really fun to watch these girls grow up together over the last three years. I loved having them all together before school started. All six girls went to different schools this year!
Playing together

Rapunzel girls (;

Emma, Tessa, Ella, Mallory, Ava & Abigail

First days of school went well for both kiddos. Abigail started back on Monday, August 26th. Here is Abigail on her first day of preschool in 2010, and the first day of Kinder in 2013:

Abigail:

I weigh 42 pounds.
My best friend's name is: Lily and Olivia and Emma and Ella
My favorite thing to play is: With my friends and hide&seek
My favorite color: Yellow
My favorite book: Pinkilicious
My favorite t.v. show: Wild Kratz
My favorite food: Water
When I grow up, I want to: Be a veterinarian
Something I really like: My friends
Something I really don't like: Getting sick
My favorite thing about myself: That I'm nice to other people
Something I want to do this year: Go to a football game - one with the Cowboys in it.


Brody started Pre-K on Tuesday, September 3rd, and speech therapy on Wednesday, Sept 4th. 

Brody: 

I weigh 40 pounds.
My best friend's name is: Abigail
My favorite thing to play is
: Rescue Bots
My favorite color: Blue
My favorite book: The Rainbow Book
My favorite t.v. show: Dora & Diego
My favorite food: Corn Dogs
When I grow up, I want to: Teach my kids when I grow up to be a teacher
Something I really like: Ride my bike and ride my scooter
Something I really don't like: Hitting and pushing
My favorite thing about myself: I like my hair because it's brown
Something I want to do this year: I want to ride my bike.