Monday, June 30, 2008

Summertime fun

I hope y'all are having a good summer so far! It's been busy around our house this summer. My son loves CO but we are missing him so much! He got a job and he is making $14 per hour so he is on Cloud 9 (not bad pay for a 17 year old :-) and he is also enjoying the great outdoors with my brother and his wife. I am still unpacking boxes and taking care of orders but I thought I would share a few photos of projects that I have been working on.

I decorated this gift sack for a fabulous birthday gift that my daughter gave to a friend about a month ago. I loved the bag so much I didn't want to give it away! Ooh la la...Tres Chic!
My daughter had to give gifts to her drill team "big sisters" so I embellished these journals and note cards and we also included a few goodies from Victoria's Secret in the gift bags. The gift tags were made by moi, of course.



The drill team mothers always make a huge scrapbook of the years' events. I made 2 sets of scrapbook pages this year. I'm pleased with the way they turned out.


My daughter has been keeping busy this summer. She decorated a few pairs of flip flops (I think she has an obsession!). We made another trip to Michaels and Hobby Lobby last Thursday for more craft projects. If I hear the phrase, "Mom, I'm bored!" one more time this summer I'm gonna go crazy, lol!

First Communion gift tags that were a custom order at Shabbyfufu. I am currently working on matching goody bags.

Family Room, Kitchen and Dining Room fabric. I have been carrying this fabric around for several years (yes, years). This is the fourth house that I have attemped to use this fabric in and I'm gonna do it this time. I put my last three homes up for sale before I made the curtains for those houses so this time I am gonna get those curtains made if it kills me, lol! I really love this fabric!

My buffet is finally out of storage, yahoo! I really love those candelabras and that silver teapot needs to be polished..yikes!

My husband hung this tapestry in the Entryway last night. He was tired but he did it anyways, I love that man :-)

I hung up a few things in the Laundry Room yesterday. I am doing a black/ivory toile Paris theme in there. I am going to cover a French memo board with toile fabric to hang on one of the walls.
I will share more later. We are decorating my daughters Paris themed bathroom. Wait until you see the shower curtain...too fab :-)
Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~

11 comments:

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

Julie... I am so happy for you! Your house looks beautiful and I am super impressed you are blogging in the midst of all of your busyness! Looking forward to more photos (adore the flip flops!).
hugs,
Amy

Sherry said...

Wooeee you have been busy!! With unpacking, organizing the new house, making and creating -- when do you sleep?!?! Glad to hear your son is enjoying his time in CO!!

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Looks like you are making good progress on unpacking Julie. Before long you will be further ahead than me and I have over a year head start on you girl :~) All of your creations are wonderful!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

Your house looks so Gorgeous!!! I'm in LOVE with that fabric ~ it's Stunning!! Is it a Ralph Lauren print/design?

Hope you have a Fabulous week!!

Bunny Blessings ~

Jayne

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

That fabric is made by P. Kaufmann Fabrics but I know Ralph Lauren makes/made a similar design!

fated follies studio said...

your house is looking great! i like the styles you are choosing. your daughter's "big sisters" are lucky girl! i have a little something for you on my blog just because i like your blog so much. take care!

jenny

Angela said...

Thank you for sharing with us. Even though you are busy. :) I can see that you are way busy. :) Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful photo's with us!
*HUGS*
Angela

rochambeau said...

Soon I will be moving too!
You go girl!
Constance
Happy for your son!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Julie!
Your tags are great! And I love that fabric. I can't wait to see the curtains made...

Angie(quillysilly) said...

What lucky drill team sisters!!! I'd be in heaven if I got one of those from you.... I love that red fabric...I mean seriously love it!

I so don't enjoy moving, so I am glad to hear that you are almost settled in...

Angie

Amy said...

Julie,
What a lovely blog you have. I love all the "goodies" you made. I think the recipients of all the gifts are going to be sooooooo happy! Thanks for visiting me at my blog the other day. I am starting a decorating series, so please feel free to stop by again sometime and check it out. Amy :)