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Friday, July 23, 2010

These Ties aren't just for the Boardroom Anymore!

As a busy mommy of two, the majority of my inspiration to create comes from my kids. Hanging out with them keeps me sane. Well, sometimes it drives me to the crazy house, but then again that is our house. One of the new items I have created for my shop are shirts and onesies with great little ties on them. Perfect for any day. Marty has a few and get very excited to wear them. He tends to wear them around the house and out for errands. When I first made them for him he wore it to bed a few nights in a row.

This is not so odd an occurrence at the Arthur Place as he has in the past worn his Patriots Jersey for a week. Refusing to take it off to bathe unless it was in the same room. Funny, when and where he tries to exert control over his world. 
Most recently when he wore his tie shirt, I remembered the camera. He is just so expressive and busy that I felt we must document the adventures in his tie shirt. So as everyone knows a tie goes with anything. Shorts, Froggie Goggles, a Construction Helmet, Flip Flops and Safety Glasses. And once your properly dressed you must carry the appropriate tools like your weed whacker. Your head lamp must also be on!


I love the faces he makes and had fun mowing the backyard (with the bubble mower of course) while he weed whacked.
Michaela is doing great as well! She will be 3 months old in just a few days, which I can't believe. I will be posting pictures of her soon.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Getting Crafty

Now that Michaela is here I get so excited to get her dressed everyday. I love having a little man running around but no one can deny the clothes for little girls are just too much. As a result of all the awesomely adorable outfits she has, I am driven to create for her. This was also true after Marty but instead of crafting for him, I felt compelled to share my crafts with other moms. As I am again nursing I continue to so.

I am now creating some pretty darling items for Michaela to wear and hope to soon share them with others. Here is just a taste of what has been coming out of our back room...

Yellow Fleece Flower with Beaded Center

Neon Fleece Butterfly

Bubble Boy Tie
(Not for Michaela, looking for Baby Boy to give it a go!)

I took the bottom of an old pair of Levis (thank you 2 kids for hips) and turned it into this adorable skirt.

Modeling I kept a bunch of Marty's clothes, but these shorts were just too manly for our little miss so...

The skirts were super simple to make and the onesies have stood the washing test. Michaela will be modeling them soon! It has been great to get the creative juices flowing again.

Our home has been benefiting as well, I finally did the curtain for our french door in the Master and am currently working out some faux Roman Shades for our Kitchen and Living Room.