Ruby Lou dolls

On one of those rare days, where I was feeling energetic, I saw the Ruby Lou Doll pattern at the fabric store.  So I bought it, and made these dolls for the girls.  They picked out all of their fabric, and were very particular about certain details!  Yeah.  Now I can say I have made a doll...2 dolls.  They love them, that is the fun part!
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A fresh flower wreath

The other day, my mom came over with all of the supplies to make her favorite wreath.  She taught my sister and I how to make one, so hopefully I can share it with you so you can make your own.

You will need:
a wire wreath form
potting soil
8-10 flowers
green flower wire

Ok..first you start with wet moss, and you lay it pretty side down on the counter
Lay your wreath form (the wire kind) over it
Now add potting soil over your wreath form, and pour water all over it.

Next lay your flowers this way and that so that they alternate sticking out on each side

once they are all there, one at a time, wrap the moss from the back around the base of the flowers,
securing at the top and bottom of each flower,with green flower wire
once you have them all in place, use that flower wire and secure all over the place
just wrap around and twist
once you have all the wire secured...use a pencil to curl the wire so it blends in
use multiple strands of the wire to make a hanging loop

and Voila...there you have it, your very own living wreath (that you need to remember to water, but it is so pretty you will want to water it!)
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Painting Upholstery

Just trying something new...I bought these lovely chairs on craigslist, and then painted the upholstery!  The texture definitely changes...kind of like outdoor furniture, but looks pretty darn good!
I used this tutorial, however...I skipped the acrylic paint step. 
(I need to put the final picture with the cushion up...I will soon!)

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Play Pants

I actually had to buy a pattern for these...I can never figure out the backs of pants!  Anyway, they were really fun and easy to make...now I want to make 10 more pair!

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St. Patricks Day Breakfast

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