Monday, September 10, 2007

New projects and milestones.....

Hello....I have been inspired. I have found boutique clothing for little ones in recent blogs that I have found. This does not fit into my budget of raising three little ones, but some of these outfits are just gorgeous!! So when one of the designers offered a kit, I decided to take the plunge! :O When I received the kit, I thought I bit off more than I could chew. Well my awesome mother in law helped out and I am so pleased. These little jeans are just darling, what do you think? I am not a sewer, but I have learned this technique and will try again, I have two little girls and the are both wanting one pair each.....so I am off to do a second pair!!

I especially love jeans with crocs..you can find Angie's jeans and other great outfits at http://www.thatfunkyboutique.com/ She is so nice and talented. Thanks, Angie for the inspiration. I love unique things for my girls...I guess thats the artist in me~

Next I have a personal issue....I have begun running again. It so hard to stick to a routine, but I am determined. I feel more empowered when I go for a run and it releases the stresses of the day. I am struggling as a mom to break away and run for just an hour.....my husband is encouraging, but it is my own battle. So far its going well, but I am still struggling to find mom time. So far I am my running shoes have tallied over 10 miles.....I feel good and no injuries yet, but its only the first week. Wish me luck and and any advice would be great~ Our new puppy Finn lays by my shoes after I get home.....he feels my struggles LOL :) I love my new lime green shoes though....it's my new favorite color!!

Take care and be inspired!! Smiles~Jackie

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Pumpkin Keeper and Fairies are coming.......

Fall is in the air...maybe not too crisp tonight, but I am yearning for the colder evenings and colors changing. I love when the leaves start to dance. I am working on fall goodies, but I recently did a piece that is close to my heart. This piece above is called "Pumpkin Keeper". I used doll parts that were made by my Aunt, an old cardboard spice container and a small little bird cage with copper leaves attached. She was so fun to put together and instead of doll parts just sitting in a box, I am truly grateful and inspired by doll makers. The expressions on their little faces are so intriguing to me......this one reminds me so much of my little girl. Here's a close up.....

On another note.....fairies are coming. Recently I purchased a fairy door and my husband lovingly installed it for our two little girls. Not really, but after all the drywall was cleaned up by me, he did admit it was cool...love you honey :)
After much discussion, we decided to put it in this nook by the stairs. I painted the wall a blue for fun and think I will add flowers for some whimsy.....so far every visitor that comes over just laughs and actually gets down and checks it out... heres a close up, its actually a six panel door. Its been so fun and the girls are drawing pictures and playing fairy princess' almost every day. It has sparked such imagination....so fun!! I got the door at a great online store and her blog is fun to read too...check it out. Catherine's blog is called Red Shoes . She has great handpainted furniture and accessories!

Well I hope you enjoyed my whimsy for this evening , I must scoot back to work.....

Take care and hope all is well. Blessings~