Monday, January 10, 2011

Family Calendar - framed!

I searched high and low for a frame with 12 equal matte openings and after going to 2 custom framing places (only to find out it would cost nearly $300 even w/ a 65% off coupon), I found the perfect frame at Walmart for $20 bucks - BLESSING! It's pretty large - about 24 x 36 inches and looks much cuter in person! Here is our family birthday calendar with fun stickers to embellish the printed out names and dates.

Broken clock to cool, personalized clock!

I bought this Pottery Barn clock at a garage sale for $2. I thought it would make a cool and unique little frame since the clock was broken. When I got it all apart I decided to just see if I could fix the clock and I did it! Next I printed out a picture from one of our Oregon coast trips this last year. Alex is at 9 o'clock, Porter at 6 o'clock and Colton at 3 o'clock! Cool huh! I keep it in the dining room (which Nate has allowed to temporarily become my sewing room until we build in a window seat with some storage for my sewing stuff)!

Christmas Pjs - a true redo...

Duplicat post to our family blog but I need something to put here - I've been slacking! These were a work of love - especially considering my serge stitch was too loose and I had to take all of them home and resew them, mend them, shorten them, and tighten them! A TRUE REDO GURU type of action! Now that it's all said and done though aren't they cute! I'm hoping they'll last long enough to pass them down and we can just make the big kids the new ones for a while - or maybe just get them at Costco or Target next year and call it good!!!