Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Silhouette Design Store Artist

My designs can now be found in the Silhouette Design Store! I am beyond excited and can't wait to add more artwork to share with all of you. You can find my profile here

Here are a few new designs you can find in the store.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Black Apple Dolls

I first became familiar with Black Apple Dolls almost 5 years ago when my sister in law made some for her daughter, Lola. Then I started noticing them all over around that time but forgot about them a little later. It wasn't til I found out I was pregnant with twin girls that I remembered them. I am putting a little shelf in the twins room and I wanted some kind of doll or stuffed animal to put on it. I remembered the Black Apple Dolls and decided to make a couple.

I think they first appeared on Martha Stewart, here the link for the pattern and instructions. Here is the website of the girl who created the doll. I had seen some really cute ones on Pinterest and knew I wanted to add a little extra detail to these.

Since they are twins, the only thing I changed was the direction of the hair. I was going to do opposite clothes but I ended up loving the floral for the top and the polka dots on the legs so much that I kept them both the same. I added a little lace to the front with some cute little heart buttons.

Since I have brown hair and my husband has blonde hair I went for a color of felt that was kinda in between. It's a pretty goldish color and I love it.

I decided to stitch their eyes in the "closed" position. I thought it would be less creepy than having a doll up on a shelf staring at you!

I saw some dolls on Pinterest that had little Mary Janes on, I kinda winged it but I think they turned out pretty cute! Who doesn't love red shoes?!

I've also been obsessed with felt bows the last little while so I made a couple for the dolls.

One more item checked off the list for the twins room...still a long way to go!

Friday, October 11, 2013

autumn smart phone wallpapers

Enjoy some fun new fall smart phone wallpapers. Check all out the wallpapers I've designed here

Happy Fall!


To use these backgrounds: simply click on the number above that you want, save it to your phone and set as your wallpaper. You can also save it to your computer and send it to your phone if you don't use your phone to browse the internet.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Project Life

I am so excited to start Project Life! Are you familiar with it? If not, check out this website to get the full scoop. It's a simplified way of scrapbooking and really anyone can do it!

I want to document my babies lives through pictures and books rather than through blogs and social media. There are too many scary people out there on the web and I plan to post very minimal photos of my babies on the internet. Plus, there is a ton of cute Project Life products!

I started out by buying some sheet protectors and a pkg of journaling cards. You can get journaling cards from many companies, not just from Becky Higgins.

I found these adorable chalkboard journaling cards by We R Memory Keepers here

And I chose these page protectors as my first set. They come in all different varieties though.

So I am planning on taking lots of pictures and just printing them, then having them mailed to my house. I won't even have to leave the house when my twins arrive! 

I am planning on working on the first page tonight that will feature their ultrasound pics and a picture of my husband and I revealing the gender of the babies.